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How to turn small talk into smart conversation

I Captivate you:

A must-read for all you Socialites out there! Enjoy

Originally posted on ideas.ted.com:

Tips from a comedian and a journalist on the art of going from small talk to big ideas — all summer long.

Imagine almost any situation where two or more people are gathered—a wedding reception, a job interview, two off-duty cops hanging out in a Jacuzzi.

What do these situations have in common? Almost all of them involve people trying to talk with each other. But in these very moments where a conversation would enhance an encounter, we often fall short. We can’t think of a thing to say.

Or worse, we do a passable job at talking. We stagger through our romantic, professional and social worlds with the goal merely of not crashing, never considering that we might soar. We go home sweaty and puffy, and eat birthday cake in the shower.

We stagger through our romantic, professional and social worlds with the goal merely of not crashing, never considering…

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Makeup haul/Review On Sephora + Drugstore Products

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Hey Captivators!!! i know a lot of you will like seeing this…it is a MAKEUP & BEAUTY HAUL! I posted the video of me reviewing these products on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL. To watch this video, please click here!

One of my favorite products in this haul was the REVLON COLORBURST MATTE LIP BALM IN “MISCHIEVOUS”. it is an orange matte color, but its not a dark orange or those lip colors that look cheap. it is actually a pretty creamy lip balm that looks great every single day! The first time I wore it, I was in love so I used for three days(consecutive days, no joke!). Here is a picture of me wearing that lip color..picture on the left had one filter for Instagram and the one on the left has NO FILTER. and its also featured on my channel.

 

 

 

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I like it either way, but the first pic was a bit dark. Yay for Filters!!

 

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I REALLY love colorful things & metallic things, so when I first heard about color foil for our nails, i was like :o I had to get them so I bought two! One is a gold color, the other one is blue and man, i loved these too! They apply easily, unlike some polishes that just layer up so badly. This was smooth, thin and not easily removable, unless you use acetone.

 

 

 


 

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Here I used another Revlon Colorburst Matte Lip Balm. This one is “Complex”. Its pretty nude. I have to say, for a matte balm, it is very creamy. I like the way it looks when I extend it outside of  my lip outline. Not too much of course; i don’t want to look like I work for the circus. :P

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To see the rest of the products and the way they look, here is the video:

WordPress Meet and Greet #3 – All Bloggers Welcome

I Captivate you:

This is what the blogging community should always be like!!! Visit aopinionatedman’s blog

Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy:

Well this is the third post I have done like this so far and I have seen some great connections. I’ll keep doing these off and on and I think they provide a great way for “active bloggers” to network.

All bloggers are welcome to use this post as a “Self-Promotion” thread for their blog, projects, causes, writing, books, eBooks, food, fashion, or whatever you are into. You may post links, book covers, or whatever you like and feel free to revisit and leave a new comment as this thread will quickly fill up.

Hopefully some authors, photographers, painters, writers, and bloggers will take the opportunity to push their work. Please keep promotional comments on the posts dedicated for that purpose.

Feel free and re-blog or share this post. Thanks!

-OM

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Omg!!!! This past week was a crazy week! I had a blast with my love in many different places. Within this week, we watched “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and we actually loved the movie! Prior to this, we had watched ‘Guardians of the Galaxy” and the was also a really impressively funny movie. :D 

It really made us smile & laugh…which is something I am always trying to do.

We also went to an Italian restaurant called Bucca di Beppo…one word: OBSESSED! I ordered spaghetti and meatballs because i had been craving this dish for years! Well, I have cooked it for myself, but I wanted the Italian version of it and It was delicious! When I have time, I will write a YELP review. I know we went out to other places, but for some reason I can’t remember now. :/

My love and I had so much fun being together and in love. I could never EVER go back to living with my parents. Not when living with someone you truly love & appreciate feels this amazing!

Something bad that happened this past week: I had a court date! No…not for a traffic ticket, but for a child custody case. The animal that took advantage of me when I was 17 is not trying to get custody of my 5 year old son. Such nerve he has! Unfortunately, we did not get to proceed into the court room because there was a very serious child custody case going on. All doors had to be locked, however I did see that animal in the hallway. He was staring at my husband and I and I felt so creeped out by him. Seeing him made me feel angry and strong at the same time. the fact that I was standing there ready to protect my son made me feel very powerful. Even though it was a bad situation to be in, especially after seeing this person when he was already out of our lives for good. i don’t understand why some men are reckless and cold. I just really don’t understand. I hope the judge sees through him and lets my husband and I keep raising our son like we have so far…without him!

I hope other moms out there going through a similar situation can feel strong even when they are fighting against a man who took the life out of them. 

The other day I was watching and Oprah show and it was about rape. It wasn’t exactly like my case, but one of the victims said his rapist killed him. Just like that. I, immediately took a deep breath and started crying & sobbing because I feel exactly the same way. This animal killed me; he killed my dreams and he killed the person I could have been right now. 

But now, I have to live with this horrible memory forever and live with it. I am trying to find myself again and be the person I always was. I don’t want this to affect me anymore. I am not dead, I am here and I am a mother & a wife. Those are things he can not take away from me. 

I just hope when my son grows up, this animal is ready to face the wrath of the words my son will give to him one day. That will be his worst punishment. and unlucky for him, I have two sons now. These two boys my husband and I are raising will always love & protect us no matter what. I take full consolation in that fact.

 

Thank god for Family!

Smokey Makeup On Asian Eyes/ Hooded Eyes

Hello friends! 

 I just uploaded a video on Makeup for Hooded Eyes…I had a lot of fun doing this look on my model. I love her fair skin. So, You guys might really like this: the makeup used for this look is pretty inexpensive. :) 

Anyhow, this look here, TRY it, even if you don’t have hooded eyes. Because of the light tan color and the neutral colors, this will look great on ANY eye color. Try this look and please let me know what you guys think. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_JOLReXmeU

 

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And lets be Friends on FB 

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Here is the list of the products I used:

Aveeno Positivelyy Radiant Moisturizer

L’Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB cream in Fair

L’oreal True Match Lumi Foundation 

Maybelline Insta Age Rewind DK Circle Eraser Concealer

L’Oreal True Match Naturale Powder In Translucent

NYX Boheme Chic Nude Matte Collection Palette

ELF Palette “Texas”

Maybelline Master Glaze Blush in Enchanting Apricot

Mac Naked Lip Liner

Mybelline Lipstick In Crystal Mauve

All the brushes used are Real Techniques Brushes. 

If you don’t know where you can get some of these, go to amazon, target, maybe even CVS. 

Hope you guys like this look and everything else that is coming your way from I Captivate You.

Stay tuned for next week’s video…Idk what it will be yet, but guess its going to be a little surprise :)

Have an amazing day and I dare you to try something…

Try to say HI to at least one stranger today or tomorrow. And if they don’t say anything back, simply, smile! 

Take care

Love,

Kylee Kwon

Wanting a Better Life; My Diary

Dear me,

Today was a tough day! I had to take my baby to the hospital because he, apparently, has a hernia. :/

It makes me so so so sad when my little ones are hurting and I can not do anything about it. How I wish I could magically fix everything for them…but reality is a butt-biter…there is nothing I can do besides taking him to the doctor and try to be the most comforting mom in the world. 

Seeing the doctor today made me want to become a doctor; the fact that you get to help others every single day. It is amazing to be able to use your knowledge to make other people’s lives easier & better. One day, I hope to do just that. Sometimes, I don’t know HOW to fix the world. I keep hearing “one person at a time” or “one day at a time”, but I need more time! 

 

Honestly, though I think my desire to be an engineer weighs out the other options much more heavily. You see, I want to work with technology. I want to create things that can change our lives or make it better. I want to be part of the team of creators. For example, a new spaceship being built. I don’t really care to be the one who rides it first or at all; I want to be able to say “That spaceship that is launching right now, I made it.” what a dream come true! I know engineering is about more than just the pride of creating things, but I never said i disliked computers and math and physics. These things fascinate me! There is so much to learn out there about everything and i want to study it.  

Changing the subject, I have 28 subscribers now on my Youtube channel :D

I say this with immense joy because I didn’t think people would actually subscribe…I thought people would never find my channel or they would dislike it. I first started sharing my channel with my friends and family, but somehow strangers are finding it too. Which is amazing! I would love to reach out to a lot of people out there and share with them everything I can and hope I can change someone’s life or at least help them get through something tough. I definitely know what it feels like to be suffering in solitude. Nobody to talk to, nobody to cry to. Thats tough, man.

But apart from the rough life stuff, I also want to spread happiness and positive thinking. A lot of people struggle with that, I should know. But right now, I am feeling as motivated and inspired as ever! I want to become a better me and would love to have other people make the change with me. How awesome would THAT be? To be experiencing things, life changing moments,  with other girls and sharing each other’s stories (as a matter of fact, I love stories ) and just being there for each other. Maybe the dream is a little too big, but I am so ready to throw myself into my dreams.