Forget Microneedling. Micro-Channeling might be the Next Big Thing in Flawless Skin.

Lately, when I come across beauty secret reveals on IG, I'll sometimes see tools and procedures that were little known now becoming mainstream.  I love it when beauty innovations become commonplace.  This helps bring the prices down as more companies strive to get a piece of a booming market.  We saw this happen with LED masks. When LED first entered the beauty market, a mask costs thousands of dollars and only a few celebrities had access to their very own anti-aging mask.  Now, these masks are very accessible and even drug store brands like Neutrogena have thrown their hat in the game.

Another skin-changing beauty invention that I'm a huge fan of is microneedling.  After developing a skin routine that controlled my acne, my focus immediately turned to the obvious acne scars that were permanently engraved in my cheeks.  After a series of microneedling sessions, my skin began to look normal again.  My goal of going foundation free was quickly becoming a reality.

Now, a new procedure has appeared on the horizon. Some believe that this procedure might be an even better version of microneedling.   It's called micro-channeling and I can't wait to tell you why it's so awesome.

The Absolute Easiest Way to Stay Lean.

I wanna share something with you.  It's probably something you've heard before but I'm sure someone needs to hear this again.  We're coming up on fall and winter.  I dunno about you but cold-weather season always means that I'll be slowly packing on a few pounds.  This year I want things to be a little different.  I'm tired of trying to shed extra weight when summer rolls around.   Instead, I want to discover the secret to staying lean and implement that habit into my life.

What's the secret to staying lean, you ask?  Well, I'm happy to share it with you.  And, best of all, this secret is much easier than you can imagine.

Find Your Fuel! Use These Motivation Triggers to Fuel Massive Action.

I had two conversations this weekend, different people, that were very similar in nature.  Both women hold professional positions and both felt as if they were underappreciated financially. They also felt that their supervisors weren't listening to their valid work-related concerns.

Basically, they were both unhappy with their current work situation.  As I listened to their grievances, I connected to the emotion and passion each of them held about wanting to change their current situation.  The reason I could relate is because I was once in their position.  I too was unhappy with undesirable work conditions.  But the worse things got, the less I complained. Instead, I opted to take a different approach.  After realizing that the passion I felt was valuable fuel,  I redirected my anger to create something amazing.

Try This // The Abundance Attraction Technique that No One Talks About.

When we talk about attracting abundance into our lives, we're often told to do things like visualizing ideal outcomes, repeat affirmations, etc.  Today I'll bring you another technique that has worked for me time and time again.

Yesterday, morning at 9:00 am sharp a car pulled into my driveway.  Parked outside was a woman ready to perform maid service.  Typically, my maid appointments occur later in the day but yesterday was different.  Because of her early arrival time, she was done before noon.  As soon as she left, I felt ready to get to work.  Within minutes I received an idea that, if executed properly could generate tens of thousands of dollars in revenue.  Not taking my inspiration for granted, I drafted some emails hoping my idea will actually come to fruition.

As soon as the email was sent, I did a little bit of self-reflection.  Where did this burst of motivation come from?  Why did I suddenly have this genius idea that could produce greater abundance?  What happened?

The Best Anti-Aging Advice You'll Ever Receive.

From time to time I like to touch on the topic of anti-aging.  Most often, I tend to highlight beauty or nutritional products that help slow down the hands of time. But today, I'd like to share one anti-aging tip that might be the most powerful of them all.

I developed this anti-aging theory after watching a sports documentary.   The program featured interviews from several ex-athletes 25 or more years after their glory days.  Some of the guys looked like they never played sports a day in their life.   A few of them looked, and seemed, amazingly young and fit for their age.  

Once the program ended, I racked my brain to identify what could be the reason for the difference in the two groups.  I've bounced by theory around with a few friends but wasn't sure if I had any valid points.  But a recent viral video further supported my hypothesis so I'm ready to share it with everyone!

How to Make the Next Decade The Best One Yet!

 I can't believe summer is almost over.  Since we're now in the back half of the year, I thought it would be a great time to do some reflection.  What makes this year interesting is that it marks the end of a decade.  A new decade is like the start of a new era.  I don't know about you but I want the next 10 years to be even better than the last.

So how do we make that happen?

The Ordinary's Salicylic Acid Clay Mask is Coming for Your Acne Breakouts

I love clay masks. But, instead of using them regularly, I find myself reaching for masks only when their service is needed.  Typically that means that my skin is ultra congested or I have a few breakouts that need to be addressed immediately. 

The clay masks I own are pretty good.  But they aren't at the level they need to be.  What I truly want is a clay mask that contains active ingredients that address multiple skin concerns at once.  Thankfully, the folks at The Ordinary have the ability to read minds.  'Cause they just launched an affordable mask that has the power to transform your skin.

This is How to Still Enjoy Carbs on Your Weight Loss Journey.

There's this girl I follow on social media.  She's a successful entrepreneur who's constantly growing her brand. Although I don't follow her very closely, I can say that she's had an amazing journey over the years.  But, there's one thing I notice....every so often she's discussing a new diet plan to help shed some of her excess weight. 

One time she consumed mainly vegetable juices.  Recently she decided to go keto.  But the last time I visited her page, it seemed as if simple carbs had entered back into her life in a big way.

I don't fault her. Carbs are a tough food group to eliminate.  They're filling, satisfying and taste so good.  It's nearly impossible to give up carbs long term. But losing a decent amount of weight requires some form of carb management.   Since the keto diet is so popular, many are opting for carb elimination.  Eliminating carbs works!  But is almost 100% temporary.

You will reintegrate carbs back into your life....and you will likely gain all the weight back once you do.  The true key to weight success, in my opinion, requires carb management, not carb elimination. 

Here's Why Body Balms Are Your Next Must Have Beauty Purchase.

Sometime last year I started to amass a small collection of balms.  Not lip balms, the kind that comes in little canisters meant to be used on the body.  I bought them 'cause I knew it was the right thing to do.  But, honestly, I had no clear purpose for them.  Because I didn't really think of how to put them to use, they pretty much just sat around.

Now I'm realizing that I'm allowing potentially great products to go to waste but I can't let that happen. So I did a little brainstorming today and came up with a bunch of specific ways to utilize body balms in my beauty routine.

The Best Selling Sheet Mask in the World is Finally Available in the US!

Even though  I talk about sheets masks incessantly on this blog, I don't really use them all that frequently.  My sheet masks are pretty much "out of sight, out of mind" until winter."  Heck, I didn't even bring any with me on a recent trip to California.  I figured that since we're in the middle of summer, my normal moisturizer would suffice.

Wrong.  I was completely wrong.

That extra-long flight combined with lowered humidity really dried out my skin.  Luckily, a friend randomly offered to share some sheet masks she picked up on a trip to Japan.  Thanks to her intervention, my skin was saved.  Once again I made a verbal commitment to never forsake my sheet masks again.  This was perfect timing as I just learned that the 1# selling sheet mask brand in all of Korea has finally launched in the US.

Rave! Meet My New Favorite Beauty Accessory.

When it comes to summer, one thing I really hate is how the hot, humid weather messes with my skin.  My skin gets really congested thanks to all of the oil production, dirt, and dead skin working together to ruin my life. 

One solution that I'm using this summer to address this problem is a nifty little beauty accessory that's been a total lifesaver.

Daily Muscle Activation // A Key Anti-Aging Strategy

Today I want to talk about a really important topic.  I've discussed this before but it's time to bring the conversation back once again.  As I prepare to celebrate another birthday, I've made a commitment to incorporate wellness habits that will serve me well as I age.

I mentioned in the article on lymph massage that I've been on a mini-weight loss journey.  As of this morning, I've lost 5lbs.  Pretty good right?  As the weight comes off, one thing becomes increasingly clear. My body is changing.  Yes, it's getting smaller....but something else is happening behind the scenes.

I'm losing muscle.  And I've been doing so for over a decade. Sure, I'm able to fit in the same pair of jeans that I wore years ago, but my body composition is now very different.  Although I'm considered a slim person, I'm fattier than I used to be.

I'm not fat per se,
I'm fatty.
Does that make sense?

Manifesting Everything You Desire in Your Spare Time

When I was younger, I noticed that television commercials would urge viewers to develop skills to launch a new career in their spare time.  They made it seem so easy to earn a degree simply by reallocating excess time.  The idea of taking on a huge undertaking in just a few minutes a day didn't seem realistic.  

But, this morning I read about a manifestation story that completely supports the theory of changing your entire your spare time. This guy was able to impact his life in a major way.  He did so by supplementing his day with activities that attract abundance.  Thanks to his efforts, he was able to manifest "a ton of money."  

Let's talk more about what he did and how we too can manifest in our spare time.

Mirroring Your Muse. The Process That Led to My Glo Up

One of the most popular articles I've written was that time I shared how I became pretty and it changed my life.  To this day, that has been one of the most effective experiments I've ever done.  Today I want to touch a bit more on the process I took to actually facilitate my glow up. 

There's an At-Home Device That Injects Hyaluronic Acid Directly into the Skin without Needles

Hyaluronic acid is great.  I've written several articles on how much  I adore this moisture-inducing powerhouse.  I've even amassed a small collection of wonderful hyaluronic acids products that do a wonderful job of moisturizing.   Applying hyaluronic acid topically is pretty awesome but there are a slew of folks out there who swear by HA injectibles to create the look of firmer skin and ward off wrinkles.

For most people, HA-based fillers are expensive and unattainable.  Others aren't comfortable with injecting fillers into their skin.  If you fall within one of these two categories, you may want to pay close attention to what I have to share.




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