Today’s first speaker was Joan Brown of JB Decorating and The Design Coach in Denver, CO. Joan took her time today to speak about how to choose interior colors for your home. Joan just attended a seminar on how the colors we chose effect how we live. Everyone has their favorite color and color combination that we surround ourselves with, Joan explains that some of these colors can affect how you live. Every color can create a mood – depending on the color of blue the mood of either sadness or calm and cooling can be created. Joan went on to explain with a combination colors you can give your room a dramatic punch and create an atmosphere that is comfortable. Some tips from Joan for different preferences. If you prefer white wall and neutral furnishings – opt for just a touch of color like a red or orange to create a warm, comforting atmosphere.  Another option is to go bold in a smaller space like a powder room or foyer, working with one of your favorite colors can create a feeling of home. This will give you the punch of color while the rest of your home has the light feel of the white or neutral color. For those of us that like splashes of color throughout our homes-Joan says create colorful vignettes displaying some of your favorite accessories in a grouping that reflects the colors you love. You can also try painting a piece of furniture like a chair in your office or a period piece that can be brought up to date with an unconventional hue. Color doesn’t have to be on the walls – by keeping the room neutral and then putting color on the ceiling or piece of furniture you can create a dramatic effect. Joan went on to explain how colors can change your mood such as yellow captures joy and happiness, red raises the energy level, light blue brings with it a calm, soothing feeling, dark blue brings with it sadness, green encourages relaxation and unwinding, lavender bring out creativity and orange creates excitement. If you need a designer to walk you through you the design process or just some one that can give you a new perspective on your space, give Joan Brown of JB Decorating and The Design Coach a call! For imaginations that have no limits and budgets that do.

Joan Brown * JB Decorating and The Design Coach * 303.399.6208 *


Our second speaker today was Ruthie Williams of Mary Kay Cosmetics in Golden, Colorado. Ruthie used her time today to go over the new catalog pointing out some of the new items and the new limited edition items. First of all this year Mary Kay is celebrating 50 years of skin innovation – whatever your skin type Mary Kay has a product to fit. Their 3 main lines are the Botanical Effects for easy beauty solutions, Time Wise Skin Care for those with early to moderate signs of aging and the Time Wise Repair Volu-Firm Set for advanced signs of aging. This year they have added the Clear Proof Acne Solutions to solve acne problems at any age. The next items Ruthie wanted to talk about is the new teen line Mary Kay at Play each of the items are only ten dollars each so they are affordable to any teen. Ruthie passed around the Mary Kay at Play Baked Eye Shadow the color are shimmery and bold with names like Ocean View and Tuxedo. Her next product that she passed around was the Mary Kay at Play Jelly Lip Gloss with colors named Hot Tamale and Crushed Plum they are perfect for a teen girl. The other products in this line are an Eye Crayon and a Lip Crayon in four colors. All of these items are limited edition so they are only available until they sell out. Ruthie went on to discuss a few other of the limited edition items that are available for fall first being Limited Edition Colored Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara for 15.00 and comes in two colors green and plum. The colors are very light but look very cool. They also have the Limited Edition Fairytales & Fantasy Collection which include the Limited Edition Mary Kay Kohl Eyeliner in Mulberry Forest and Gold Illusion for defining your eyes with smearproof color. The next is the Limited Edition Mary Kay Smoke & Shimmer Eye Wand, creamy color that blends easily for a smoky eye effect – comes in three colors Amethyst Smoke, Enchanted Mauve and Gold Illusion. The last of the limited edition items that Ruthie spoke about was the Limited Edition Mary Kay Gloss Lip Stain for lip luxury that lasts and ultra-glossy, coming in two colors Mulberry Forest and Enchanted Mauve. If you need to update your look or just want to freshen it up give Ruthie Williams with Mary Kay Cosmetics a call and let her work her magic on your skin!

Ruthie Williams * Mary Kay Cosmetics * 303-278-3520 *