Five Rules for Life: Andrea Halpern

Publicist extraordinare Andrea Halpern keeps me in the know about all things Schick and is one of the few people I know who knows ALL the words to the Miami Is Nice (So I’ll Say It Thrice) song. She shared her Five Rules For Life, in her words, below. Check ’em out, in Andrea’s words.

1. Always put on your makeup
My grandma told my mom and my mom told me. No matter what you’re doing always put on a little make up and wear your lipstick (or gloss). This little task always makes you feel good whether you’re headed to the office, a night out on the town and especially when you aren’t feeling well. Take it from Silly Sylvia of Boca Raton and put on your makeup.

2. Take a chance
One of my favorite movies is “Coming to America.” There’s a scene at the end when Prince Akeem is on the subway confessing his love for Lisa McDowell. She doesn’t know what to say to him and a passenger on the subway, a classic Queens stereotype woman in a thick accent says, “Go on honey. Take a chance.” I love that line and any time I am struggling with what to do at work or in my love life I hear that woman tell me to “take a chance” and I go for it. Sometimes things have worked and other times they haven’t, but at the end of the day I know I gave it a shot and I have no regrets.

3. If the Choo Fits Wear It
I’m a shoe-aholic and my closet is proof of it. I’ve never met a pair I didn’t like or fall in love with. I think shoes really make the outfit and every woman should have a great shoe collection at her disposable at all times. The best part about shoes… they always fit.

4. Learn how to make a good cocktail. 
Everyone can open up a bottle of wine or make a vodka soda but if you can make a great cocktail then you’ve won points in my book. Next time you’re out at a bar, chat up the bartender and ask him how to make a martini. Pick up the ingredients and practice at-home. It may take a few tries but once you nailed it, you and your loved ones will be happy.

5. The Time is Now, The Place Is Here.
My mom gave me the book “The Way of The Peaceful Warrior” by Dan Millman when I was 20 after I had been in an accident. I didn’t fully get the book back then but I have reread it several times since and finally understand what “The time is now, the place is here” means. Live your life to the fullest exactly where you are right now. Yesterday is over, what happened two hours is over, and tomorrow who knows. But right now it’s your choice to be happy, sad, excited, frustrated, whatever emotion you want, it’s yours to choose. Just be sure to live it, accept it, be happy, choose love and most of all be present.

Thanks, Andrea! Stay tune for more Five Rules. Missed mine? Check ’em out here.

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