“If you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.” ~ Cinderella

Cinderella ~ A Role Model for the Ages

Cinderella [sin-duh-rel-uh]  1. A heroine of a fairy tale who is maltreated by a malevolent stepmother but achieves happiness and marries a prince through the benevolent intervention of a fairy godmother.
So let’s try again: 2. Role model for the ages.

   A single line in Glamour mag this month reminds us: Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress! This reminder changes everything we consciously remember about the story! We know Cinderella suffered great loss. We know she was mistreated but never complained; she felt gratitude. We also know Cinderella had some dreams of a better day, but she always stayed in the present and worked hard. She didn’t lay blame or get down for very long. Her heart made wishes when she fell into an exhausted sleep each night. And what Cinderella did get that fateful night was a fantastic dress & a less than perfect pair of shoes. After a bit of bippity, boppity boo, she took a risk on a pumpkin coach and some mice. Her risk taking allowed her a front row seat to destiny dusting its fairy dust. She stayed true to herself and had a magical evening. Always a rule follower, her shoes almost didn’t get her home on time. (who among us can really run in heels?!) So yes, Cinderella is a role model for me. She lived her life as best she could, dreamed her dreams, took risks and thus allowed the fairy dusts of serendipity and destiny to waft her way! Have no regrets. (if Cinderella had gone back for that shoe, her story would have a had a different ending!)
Cinderella 3. Beautiful, graceful, brave, hopeful, grateful, kind & strong.
   So remember it’s all about all those qualities then begin wishing, dreaming & asking for what you want. And she lived happily ever after! Thank you Cinderella for the reminder!

ULTA Beauty Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

   October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month with many organizations raising awareness and stores raising money. ULTA Beauty is one such store & since this blogger reviews & recommends products that can be purchased there, I thought this would be a great month to use that $3.50 off coupon & shop ULTA. They carry many lines with special products whose purchase carries a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). This Blogger's Mom is a survivor along with some great friends who have all kicked cancer's butt! So here are just some of the companies with BCA products: Philosophy, Donna Karan, EOS, Nicole OPI, Smashbox, CK One Color & Ahava.
    ULTA also has pretty & inspirational BCA charm bracelets for a $5 donation. There is also for a $10 donation, a rose gold clutch or a silver plated 'Love' box with 50% of the donations supporting the BCRF.
   The ULTA Salon cut-a-thon event is one day only, this Sunday October 12th from 11am-6pm on a first come basis. Donate a minimum of$10 and receive your choice of a FREE Shampoo & haircut, Free Microzone facial treatment or a Free pink hair extension. Donate a minimum of $5 and receive a FREE Pink Redken Color Rebel hair streak. 100% of the donations go to the BCRF!!!
    And last but not least, Donate With A Kiss is another was to support the BCRF. Donate $1 and a paper kiss will be displayed in the store window. You can even donate $1 to win a $598 Beauty Bag full of beauty products.
Get out to ULTA & support this great cause!