Incredible looking woman

When I lived in Los Angeles, some of my friends had a bridal makeup artist Manchester who did their makeup for special occasions. After all, when many of your special occasions are attended by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, you want to look as much like them as you possibly can.

On one particular occasion, the woman one friend went to must have just finished making up Angelina Jolie as, when my friend arrived at her salon, she went to work with creams, powders and brushes and applied makeup just like Angelina herself wears it.

Oddly, my friend looks a little bit like Jolie. The same figure, a similar height, and similar dark hair and alabaster skin. That day, when she left the makeup salon, she looked like her as well. Big pouting, dramatic lips, large kohl-lined eyes, and the most amazingly high cheek bones I had ever seen.

Apparently, makeup can do incredible things for a woman. It can even make her look like Angelina Jolie. Well, until it wears off, of course.

Which left me thinking. I wonder if Angelina Jolie actually looks like Angelina Jolie when she is not wearing makeup? Somehow, I doubt it.

Shopping With A Two Year-Old

I love my two-year old son. He has brought a lot of joy and sunshine to my life. However, he does make life a little more challenging in some ways. Before I had my son, I could go shopping without any interruptions. I could also be in and out of the store in less than 10 minutes.

Now, a 10 minute trip to the store can take over 30 minutes. Last week, I went to the store to purchase some porous paving materials. I could have been in and out in just five minutes. However, my son decided to run around the store. He also wanted to grab on everything. I spent more time running after him than I spent purchasing the materials. It frustrating to say the least, but I would not change being a mommy for anything in the world.

That First Dinner

I met my fiancé on a dating website. Even before we met face-to-face, I knew his business was struggling. As I contemplated his suggestion that we meet in-person, I became anxious. I was eager to see if he was as fascinating in the flesh as he was during our online conversations, but I didn’t want to get roped into extending a business loan to someone I barely knew.

Since he had shared the name of his business with me already and I had yet to share a picture of myself, I visited his shop the day we’d agreed to meet for the first time unconcerned about being recognized. As I wandered the aisles, I quickly became confused by the shop’s lack of visitors.

Bypassing all introductory small talk when we met for our first dinner together hours later, I listened as my fiancé described the problems that were plaguing his fledgling enterprise. I told him about the obstacles my childhood friend had faced while getting her own business off the ground. I also described to him how she’d overcome them by using a Manchester SEO service and advised him to get in touch with one as soon as possible.

That fateful dinner was three years ago. My fiancé now has three stores and he employs more than 120 people, including me. While I’ve enjoyed each date I’ve had with my fiancé, that first dinner is the one that changed our personal and professional lives for the better…forever.