Our first speaker today was Joan Brown, owner of JB Decorating and the Design Coach in Denver, Colorado. Joan spoke today about decorating don’ts and how to create the perfect space for your home. Joan’s first tip – Don’t put all your furniture against the wall – by moving your furniture into a U shape you will create a conversation setting. If you have a large area you can create a variety of conversation spaces allowing a great entertaining space. Tip number two – Don’t short change your space – when planning out your space create a floor plan and measure. When you measure don’t just measure the space measure your furniture, doorways and stairwells, this will allow you to learn what pieces will fit into the space as well as getting the furniture into the space. Tip number three – Don’t jump the (Paint) gun – with this tip keep in mind that you want to have picked out your furniture and accessories before choosing a paint color that will complement the other elements in the room. Tip number four – Don’t omit the shiny stuff – this is a little thing that can make a big difference. By introducing mirrors or metal accessories to a space you will bounce light throughout the space. Also remember to place mirrors where they reflect something pleasant – not just another wall. Joan’s tip number five – Don’t make impulse purchases – just because an item is on sale or strikes your fancy doesn’t make it a good buy. Have a plan and stick to it! Tip number six – Don’t be satisfied with an on/off switch – creating a lighting plan you can set any mood. Layer your lighting, by using shades and dimmer switches you can change the mood at a moment’s notice. Tip number seven – Don’t play the match game – if you use the same tone or accent pieces throughout the space it will lack a focal point and appear flat. By mixing colors, patterns and textures you will create a space that has visual interest. When you follow these tips you can create a space that is all yours and visually interesting. If you have no idea where to start give Joan Brown at JB Decorating a call, she can help you create a space that works with your life.

Joan Brown * JB Decorating and the Design Coach * 303.399.6208 * joancbrown@q.com

The second speaker today was Ruthie Williams of Mary Kay Cosmetics in Golden, Colorado. Ruthie talked to us today about the new products that Mary Kay is introducing in their spring catalog. The first item that Ruthie showed us was the limited edition Lemon Parfait Pedicure Collection this set includes Lemon Parfait Foot Gel, Pumice Stone, Emery Board, Toe Separators and Lemon Parfait Foot Fizzies in a Gift Bag for $28. This is the perfect set for a fresh and fun pedicure! For Ruthie’s next product she wanted to help us a little with our spring fever with Mary Kay’s NEW Limited-Edition Hello, Sunshine! Collection.  Moving into summer Mary Kay is following this season’s trend of the wondrous exploration of carefree summer days and reinventing the timeless beauty of 1960s Americana. They have product that make waves with bold, expressive eyes and soft, feminine lips. These products will allow you to recreate the classic winged cat eye with contrasting strokes of black and white gel eyeliners and you can accent your look with a mono-wash of sunny color on eyelids. The lip colors are semi-matte in shades of dreamy coral and rustic rose, or can dress you up with the glossy red glamour. To add that extra element with ease the Mary Kay Gel Liner in Jet Black is pencil precise, liquid intense, gel smooth and dries quickly. The Mary Kay @ Play line has added new colors for summer so you can let your artistic imagination run wild! Crank up the color wattage with the new colors called Teal Me More and Over the Taupe for eye crayons or Electric Spring and Sunset Beach in the baked eye trios sets. The last item Ruthie wanted to discuss with us is the new Mary Kay CC Cream that offers eight benefits in one step. This new product is a correct/color crème that will correct, brighten, protect, conceal, hydrate and reduce redness and visible signs of aging on your face. This light weight formula is suitable for all skin types and tones, and is perfect for those days when you want a quick and clean look. If you are looking for a person to work with you on your skin care program give Ruthie Williams and she will help you find a simple program right for you and your schedule!

Ruthie Williams * Mary Kay Cosmetics * 303.278.3520 * RuthieWilliams@marykay.com