Magic Confidence

The Blog by Michele Charles Gustafson

2018 EmpowHer Mentorship Scholarship Recipient

 

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The Top 2 Elements of A First Impression

Ninety-three percent of your first impression is built on your appearance. That means people are judging you and you haven’t even said a word.  It’s not fair but it’s true.

 
These are the two elements people notice first in your appearance:
 
:: YOUR FACE - Your features, the center of your face, your eyes and the gesture of your mouth (your smile). Then the...
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Makeup Hack: Save Your Face & Your Image

makeup tips Jul 26, 2018

You have to know from me by now that the #1 thing people notice about your image is YOUR FACE!

So...keeping it "well kept" by cleaning your makeup brushes (every 2 weeks if you can) is a must! Here's a fun hack for you. Use Dawn dish detergent for the "wash" cycle in your brush care.

It cuts the grease that is the oil from your skin and strips all that bacteria harboring 'goo' off your the...

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The Gift of Resiliancy

aboutmichele confidence Jul 05, 2018

Some call it Grit.  I call it Resiliency. It’s the ability to bounce back and I think one of the most valuable qualities anyone can own.  It comes from experience.  You can’t fake it.

My resiliency comes from 3 experiences in my life:

  • Moving 2500km from home at 18 to go to university. I knew no one and had no idea how I was going to get my 2 suitcases and 1 cargo...
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How To Avoid Wardrobe Mistakes & Wasted Money

fashion shopping style May 23, 2018

Listen, Gal. Not even I get it exactly right every time. But my wardrobe missteps are 1 in 20 garments I purchase. Not 20 out of 20.

Case in point: I bought this top. Loved the cut, the color was right, the flowers I thought were Dramatic enough for me, but when I got it, I took it on and off a few times - never actually wearing it out. (A tried and true symptom of a misaligned wardrobe...

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[Featured Podcast] Women+Style Episode With Alexandra Sampson of SheTime

fashion featured in style Apr 26, 2018
 

Thank you The SheFirst Project for having me on the SheTime Podcast to talk about the truth of Women & Style.

I was delighted to be featured in this episode where host Alexandra Sampson sits down with me to discuss:

  • Image vs. Style
  • The correlation between life transitions, redefining yourself, and what you project.
  • The things women must first tackle to develop image strategy and...
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Traveling Hue And Style

life+style travel Apr 21, 2018

I've got to get a week’s worth of work 'n' play wardrobe in this little baby as I get ready to travel to sunny south Florida to visit and celebrate with a few of my international clients. 

Not only do I get to have a Hue+Style Sisterhood meet-up with them but I am also honored to speak at my dear clients' women's empowerment event as she launches her brand new coaching business.
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[Featured Article] Your Image Is Your Silent Business Partner

featured in news+media Apr 02, 2018

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
I’m a featured contributor in Bloom Co. Magazine's Spring Issue, themed {Growth}! Alongside other amazing female entrepreneurs and experts, we shared what it really takes to GROW a business of your dreams! I talked about what I know best and why your Your Image Is Your Silent Business Partner and needs an investment just like any other aspect of your...

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Who's The Lady? : A Re-introduction

Sometimes we get down deep in what we do and who we do it for, that we forget many people may be "meeting" us for the first time on social media or on our website.  

Since I teach my clients how to create a total image with their personal brand, I know it's so important to every now and then re-introduce yourself to the new eyes who are seeing you in the wide world of the internet.

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Knowing What To Call Your Personal Style Isn't Enough

fashion style Feb 01, 2018

You know it. Great. The buzz words - “preppy,” “classic,” “trendy,” “sophisticated” - those kinds of buzz words that the style world is but on...

Now, what do you do with it? What does it really mean? Why does it matter?

What you don’t know is that while there are a roster of positive presence-building qualities that go with a personal style...

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