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You can keep your blush, bronzer, and eye shadow. My makeup drug of choice is mascara. Mascara gives me that extra something I can’t get from other makeup products. I feel more girly, sophisticated, mysterious, and glam. I want lashes that hit things far before I reach them, like kitty whiskers. I want to bat my lashes and knock people into the next room or at least create a windstorm of sorts. Yes, I’m talking Mr. Snuffleupagus lashes. These are my true feelings. 

Right now, every woman’s hand is curved around a pumpkin spice latte. It’s this season’s hot accessory, so it’s no surprise the pumpkin services offered at the Salon & Spa at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel will be well received. 

If someone documented your closet with a time-lapse camera, over time you might see quite the evolution: One day you’re charmed by anything floral print or Bohemian—only to outgrow it for the security of stripes and their clean lines and orderliness. Trends come and go, so it’s important to find style that suits your personality. Call it intuitive style, if you will, but every age deserves a fashion rebrand.

Bella Donna is an Italian phrase that translates to beautiful woman. It certainly makes a fitting boutique name, too. Head to Zeeland and you’ll find Bella Donna Boutique, filled with clothing and accessories to make you feel beautiful, all collected and curated by owner Elizabeth Fetkenhour.

Shoe sales come and go—but when you throw in the word “mega” and “multiple tents,” you’ve got our attention. On September 25, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Wolverine Worldwide holds the Mega Sample Sale at their Rockford headquarters to benefit the Heart of West Michigan United Way. What this means is footwear and selected apparel from $10 to $35, with savings up to eighty percent off suggested retail pricing. The sample shoes “sometimes are never used,” says Kelly Ballou, marketing director for Caterpillar. “They might never even come out of the box, or might be put on a table or quickly tried on or used for trade shows.” Traditional sample sizes include a 7.0 for women and a 9.0 for men, but the sale will include a range of sizing.

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