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Ahh ... the holidays are over and it's time to wrap up in a fuzzy blanket and go into hibernation mode until spring. Or, is it? At West Michigan Woman, we believe in the power of a romantic getaway to shoo away the winter grays. Whether it's to celebrate Valentine's Day or just because, we have the goods on where to go and what to do with your main squeeze. And, it's all right here in glorious Michigan!
A visual artist from Grand Rapids and Public Arts Coordinator at Lions and Rabbits Center for the Arts (LRCFA), Jasmine Bruce has made leaps and bounds within the artist community. In 2020, Bruce—who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from GVSU and works with mediums like acrylic, oil and digital painting—led hundreds of artists in the Windows GR project, which spoke on social injustice through art. In her role with LRCFA, Bruce has led various public art projects like After Dark, Women's Way and more.
If you've spent any time on the internet in the last year, you're already well aware that "no-makeup" makeup is trending. This fresh-faced take on a classic look is one that, while simple, might be intimidating to attempt if you're unsure where to begin. You're using makeup to make it look like you're not wearing hardly any makeup, after all.
Like most everyone will tell you, getting in the mood for some fun with your partner usually doesn't just happen. There are a series of elements that all play into having an enjoyable and intimate evening with your partner. If you're looking for some tips for turning up the heat, you've come to the right place.