Today is National Kindness Day

A lot people usually think of acts of kindness around the Holidays. I would like to think that we can do things for others at any time of the year. I have compiled a list of 25 things you can do as an act of kindness. Hopefully there are a few that you might not have thought of. Pick one or all, and spread the kindness all through the year.

Help a coworker with a big project-offer your time so they don’t have to work late.

Thank your mail carrier with a thank you note or drink (hot chocolate in winter; cold water in summer)

Donate used books to the library

Forward email coupons to a friend if you can’t use them

Give a ride to someone in need

Let someone go ahead of you in line

Do the survey on your receipts and compliment an employee

Become an organ donor

Shop Farmer’s Markets in your community

Share your garden produce with neighbors or a food bank

Make someone laugh

Give a hug

Leave a dollar on the vending machine for the next person

Offer to be the designated driver at a party

Leave that close parking spot for someone else and walk a little further

If you travel, bring a little souvenir to someone who wouldn’t expect it and brighten their day.

Go caroling or sing at a nursing home

Send a note of appreciation to anyone in your life that may need a pick me up

Bring a meal to the family of a friend that may be under the weather

Pay for someone behind you, whether at the store, coffee shop or drive-thru

Donate your hair to charity

Practice being nice on the road to other drivers

Adopt a soldier

Do a fundraiser or help out for your favorite charity

Be a parking meter angel- put coins in meters so they don’t expire


5 Old School Makeup Tips that Still Work Today

Some makeup tips have been around forever and you probably think there must be better ways today, right? Well, don’t be so quick to ignore Mom’s advice. Here are 8 tips that are still relevant today and work great!

To Frown or not to Frown

You probably were told not to frown or scowl, but Mom might have made an exception when giving you brow advice. When you need to fill in your eyebrows, the best position to be in is your head tilted downwards and with a little scowl on your face. Furrowing your brows gives you a better view, especially the top of your eyebrows. You want to do a good job filling in the top brow area to really give your eyes a wide-awake look.

Double the Fun- Half the Cost

You can look great, but still be frugal when it comes to makeup choices. If you use a powder blush, it can double as an eyeshadow in a pinch. Some kinds of lip glosses can also be used as a blush. This is great for a night out, since you can take that cute little clutch without stuffing it full of makeup.

Light, Please!

Harsh lighting is not the best environment for you to put on makeup. If you can, try to be near some natural light. Natural light will really give you the best view of what your makeup will look like when you go outside. Some makeup mirrors simulate natural light as well, and this could be a good alternative if you don’t have good access to natural light at home.

Don’t Forget Your Hands

Our hands tend to get neglected in our makeup routines, but they need a little effort. You probably make sure you are protected from the sun on your face and skin, but your hands would appreciate a little SPF love. You can use whatever sunscreen you are using and just dab a bit on the back of your hands. Also, if you ever apply self-tanners, don’t forget to apply just a little to the back of your hands as well.

One Way to Smooth

You want your makeup to look smooth and flawless. Stick to one type of makeup to achieve the smooth look you want. If you use a liquid foundation, use creamy shadows and blush. Likewise, if you are using a powder, stick to other makeup that is powder-based. Keeping to one type of makeup helps to blend and give you a cohesive and smooth look.