By Jennifer Florendo

You, yes you, are a badass

Occassionally we can use a swift little kick in the bottom to remind us how amazing we are and how self-limiting we can be to ourselves. Enter “You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life” by success coach Jen Sincero. This entertaining guide to recognizing limiting behaviors, telling fears to take a hike and encouraging big risks is easy to consume and hard to put down. By the end of this book, you will be ready to tackle the world and kick some serious butt. Read more about Sincero at and buy the book online or wherever books are sold.

The fuss over the new style of brush

What’s the fuss about the new, oval-shaped makeup brushes that can be seen on retail sites and the Instagram accounts of beauty bloggers everywhere? The ergonomic design of these brushes provides for a flawless application of your foundation, blush, shadows and loose powder.

Our pick? The Artis Palm Brush, which is designed to fit in the palm of your hand, applies and blends all of the products above and can be used for applying moisturizer to your body. These brushes are made with CosmeFibre, a man-made fibre with a microscopically tapered end and no animal products.

The Artis Palm Brush retails for $65. Find more about this fabulous brush at

The Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery

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Described as “a refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings and to bring harmony to a chaotic world. After 2016 ended, is there a more apropos color to represent this year? We doubt it. This tangy-yellow green invokes connection with nature and one another while rejuvenating, revitalizing, and uniting us all.

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Expect this color to show up everywhere from fashion to home furnishings to food choices. Think of enjoying more matcha smoothies and avocado salads while sitting in a Greenery accent chair at your favorite lunch spot with a fresh, spring manicure.

There’s an app for that …

And just when you decide to go screen free for a little while, a new time-wasting game comes along. Thanks, Twisty Arrow. The goal of this game is to shoot arrows at the spinning target without touching any other arrows. The target spins, twists and rotates in different directions with each level. A little strategy can go a long way here as your try to improve your accuracy with each increasing level. Available in the iTunes App Store for free, but offers in-app purchases.