First Podcast! Introducing Phaneufington Heights

Hey everyone!

I know I haven’t been on here in awhile, but I just wanted to let you know that my husband Dave and I have made our first podcast! We had so much fun making it, and we are looking forward to making many more with your input and support as motivation.

Just as a heads up, as a couple we have a very dark sense of humor. The podcast is NSFW and we don’t hold back on the swearing. That being said I laughed so hard when listening back as we are two pretty up front folks.

Feel free to come like Phaneufington Heights on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. In the future we will be reaching out to our listener base for participation and those will be the social media venues we will be using.

Enjoy and please feel free to provide feedback in the comments!

Domestic Violence

“On average, every six days a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner.”
That statistic probably shocks you, and it’s easy to explain why. Domestic violence is not a very vocal issue. Victims feel shame, embarrassment, guilt, and even tend to justify their partners actions. Less than 10% of violent actions in these circumstances are ever reported to the police. The fear and horror of women in these living situations is very very real, and often deadly. One day it may be a simple slap across the face. and the next can be an attempted or completed murder.
Be vigilant. If you are a victim, or the loved one of a victim do NOT be afraid to speak up.
Cross those comfort lines, and stand up for what is right. If something seems “off” and you have suspicions, it is your moral responsibility to intervene.
Teach your daughters and sons acceptable ways to manage their anger, and address and behavioral issues immediately.
Set good examples, because your children look up to you and domestic violence can be cyclical.
Watch for the signs. Physical abuse begins as psychological, mental, or emotional almost every single time, and it is very often that family members notice this first.
Open your home to a victim in need. If you have a loved one afraid of having nowhere to go, BE that person. Offer a comforting place to be safe.

Here are some resources if you are in need:

FAMILY SERVICE REGINA – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT – (306) 757-6675
Regina Transition House 306-569-2292
Mobile Crisis Services 306-757-0127

Last but not least, here is the GoFundMe page collecting funds to help support the remaining family of Latasha Gosling and her children.
http://www.gofundme.com/sn6x2te6g

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Complimentary My Dear Watson.

If you asked me what my most useful tool as a makeup artist is, what do you think my answer would be? My brushes? My palettes? My train case? Well all of these answers would be wrong.  The most useful tool is my arsenal has got to be my color wheel. Understanding the ins and outs of color theory is hugely important, and absolutely essential to be able to apply makeup correctly.

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This week I decided to play with color contrast to illustrate how you can work it into your makeup routine. Let me know in the comments below how you work with contrasting/ complimentary colors!

 

Using green on the eye as liner, and purple on the lips I created a surprisingly wearable look which I named appropriately "Donatello". Cowabunga dude.

Using green on the eye as liner, and purple on the lips I created a surprisingly wearable look which I named appropriately “Donatello”. Cowabunga dude.

The key to making a bright blue or teal instantly wearable is to pair it with a very warm brown. Here I took a brown with orange undertones, and mixed it with a deep coral eyeshadow in the crease to properly offset the intense aquamarine on the mobile lid.

The key to making a bright blue or teal instantly wearable is to pair it with a very warm brown. Here I took a brown with orange undertones, and mixed it with a deep coral eye shadow in the crease to properly offset the intense aquamarine on the mobile lid.

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Fall 2014 Makeup Trends

Sometimes it can be hard to decipher what exactly is going on catwalks. Let’s be honest, a model could walk out wearing a spaghetti bra and shoes made of clumped cat litter and fashion experts would find a way to call it “art”. So, in the interest of cutting through the crap I have researched the top 3 makeup trends spotted on the runway for fall 2014 and have recreated them in a way that makes them wearable for real life.

Mettalic eyes- Eyeshadow trends on the runway this year is all about that 70's shadow. Starting at the lashline, and taken all the way to the eyebrow gunmetal and grey bronze shadows glistened as far as the eye can see. Want to make it more wearable? Stop the metallic at the browbone, blend with bronzer, and keep your brows natural. Make sure you don't overload the highlighter on the cheekbones, and avoid shine or gloss on the lips.

Metallic eyes- Eye shadow trends on the runway this year are all about that 70’s shadow. Starting at the lash line and taken all the way to the eyebrow, gunmetal and grey bronze shadows glistened as far as the eye can see. Want to make it more wearable? Stop the metallic at the browbone, blend with bronzer, and keep your brows natural. Make sure you don’t overload the highlighter on the cheekbones, and avoid shine or gloss on the lips.

Brown, glittery lips were all over the place this season. Sure it looks cool on the catwalk, but in real life you might just end up looking like a crazy person if you wore them out. My suggestion instead is to go for a brown/red toned, heavily frosted lipstick. Who wants chunks of glitter on their mouth anyway?

Brown, glittery lips were all over the place this season. Sure it looks cool on the catwalk, but in real life you might just end up looking cuckoo for cocoa puffs. My suggestion instead is to go for a brown/red toned, heavily frosted lipstick. Who wants chunks of glitter on their mouth anyway?

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Colorful cat eyes- I’m going to be honest, I think this is wearable as all hell. So instead I am going to teach you how to achieve this look without breaking the bank and investing in multiple jewel toned liners. Take a vibrant colored shadow and mix it with eye drops. Apply with a flick with an eyeliner brush and voila! Want that line to be waterproof and smudge proof? Try mixing that shadow with a powder sealant instead like the Makeup Forever “Aqua Seal”.

 

How are you going to wear this season’s makeup trends? Let me know in the comments below!

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