Sunday, October 23, 2016

If You Like Sheet Masks, You're Gonna Love This.

Fall is in full force and I've already noticed the intensely drier air.   Unlike last year, I'm not waiting too long to start taking corrective action.  One of our greatest assets in the war against dry facial skin is the almighty sheet mask.  It infuses moisture into the skin like no other.

I have to admit, I don't use sheet masks as often as I should.  One reason for my hesitance is that sheet masks require me to lay still for the duration of the process.  The sheet masks I use are super-saturated with product so walking around and being productive with the mask on is pretty much out of the question. If I'm not laying down, the serum will inevitably start dripping down my face.

Friday, October 21, 2016


It's been a while since I've shared a round up of recent purchases.  I've tried to be intentional as much as possible and only buy items that I plan on incorporating directly into regular rotation.  This month, I've stumbled upon some real winners.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Say Goodbye to Dark Under Eye Circles Thanks to This Concealer Trick

In one of my most recent trips to Sephora, I learned that they offered various makeup application courses.  I promised myself that I would wake up early on Saturday morning and treat myself to a free class.

But when the time comes, I'm usually busy or I conveniently forget about the scheduled class. Luckily for me, Sephora has released some of their makeup application tips via their YouTube Channel.  This tutorial, in particular, has made a huge difference in the appearance of my under eye circles. By adding one quick step to my concealer routine, I get better and more natural coverage.

Monday, October 17, 2016

The Key Ingredient That Makes Achieving All of Your Goals Possible

While reflecting on the progress of my goals, I realized that I wasn't making progress in several areas. Then I thought back to a time where I seemed to easily achieve my intentions. I wondered what the difference between then and now.   After contemplating for a while, the answer became clear.

The differentiating factor between then and now was simple.  I easily achieved all of the goals that I developed an obsession with.
Sometimes I have an idea and I bounce it around for a little bit, then it fades into the darkness. Other times, the idea takes over and I can barely operate like a normal human being.  The right term to describe what happens is that I become utterly obsessed.  And when that happens, I don't rest until my intention becomes real.

    • : a state in which someone thinks about someone or something constantly or frequently
    • : someone or something that a person thinks about constantly or frequently
    • : an activity that someone is very interested in or spends a lot of time doing
Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Story of When I Conducted the "My Ideal Life" Experiment

Last week, I shared the details of a previous end of year experiment.  One of my favorite experiments of all time was living the life of a Polished Woman.  Shortly after the article was published. I received a comment inquiring about any other experiments I've conducted in the past.  One of my favorite (and most powerful) experiments of all time is the "Living My Ideal Life" experiment.

The Law of Attraction (LOA) states that in order to attract the things we want in our lives, we must utilize certain techniques to raise our vibration.  One of those techniques is visualization.  By creating a clear picture of what we desire, we encourage our unconscious minds to take part in the creation process.  The clearer the picture, the easier it is to believe that this outcome is possible.

Another powerful LOA technique is the pairing of emotion with your visualization/affirmations.  When strong feelings, positive feelings are involved, we increase the likelihood of taking action based on our faith versus fear.  Strong emotions can fuel us into action.  They add a new layer of dimension to our intentions.  The stronger the feelings, the more we attract what we want.  

I've always had the hardest time with visualization and generating strong feelings around my goals.  The only time I was able to visualize clearly was when I practiced it 2X a day.  But that isn't always practical so I had to come up with another way to paint a clear picture that felt incredibly real. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Protein-Digesting Enzyme Supplement that Makes Everything Sweeter

Recently, I've reintroduced chicken and some red meat to my diet after eating a pescatarian diet for over a decade.  I read that meat eaters have a different gut bacteria makeup than those who don't regularly consume meat. So my first thought was how to help my body in processing and digesting these new proteins.
After a brief search, I stumbled on bromelain supplements. Bromelain is the enzyme prevalent in the core and stem of pineapples.  Bromelain is essentially a protein-digesting enzyme. When our food is properly digested, our bodies are better able to absorb nutrients.  One of the reasons why I gave up meat years ago was due to concerns of animal protein remaining stagnant in the digestive system.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

[Try This] The Simple Tweak that Creates Your Smoothest Shave Ever

Typically, when cooler weather arrives, I tend to slack on typical womanly duties like maintaining smooth legs.  Wearing pants every day can really bring out the laziness in me when it comes to shaving.  But this year I'm determined to do things differently.

From this day forward, I vow to rock smooth legs all fall and winter.  The smoother, the better.  Just recently, I stumbled upon a simple shaving tip that I had the pleasure of trying this morning.  I'm happy to report that this tiny tweak made a huge difference in the closeness of my shave.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The All-Natural Plant Based Collagen Source Proven to Reduce Wrinkles in 90 Days

I'm sure you all are aware of this by now, but I have a slight obsession with what I call "beauty drinks."  These beverages provide even greater benefits than thirst quenching alone.  The mother of all beauty drinks is water because, as you may recall, water is considered nutrition to our cells.  

But there are so many more options available.  I'm a huge advocate of consuming liquids that can enhance our external beauty.  Among some of my favorites are bamboo tea for strong hair & nails, lemon water for internal detox, green smoothies as a nutritional powerhouse and collagen rich drinks.  
I fell in love with the idea of collagen drinks after watching an Oprah segment where they touted liquid collagen as all the rage in Asian countries.  Women of all ages drank this stuff non-stop in order to preserve their plump, youthful skin.  I was sold.  It didn't take me long before I ordered collagen supplements, powder and even experimented with bottled drinks.   I did notice a difference when I first introduced collagen supplements into my regimen and it's been a staple ever since.

But in the back of my mind, I've wondered if there was a way to get liquid collagen from a natural source.  Perhaps drinking collagen from an all natural source would allow our bodies to better absorb it.  This morning I learned about a new collagen source proven to significantly reduce wrinkles and I can't wait to share it with you.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Adriana Lima Reminds us to Sweat for Faster Hair Growth

As the end of the year approaches, one thing that always pops up in my mind is how I'm going to reach my end of year hair goals.  Unfortunately, the end of year also coincides with the annual slowing down of our hair growth rate.  This means that we've got to work harder if we wish to make huge progress between now and the end of the year.

Monday, October 10, 2016

3 Things You're Doing that's Slowing Down Your Success

This weekend I ran into a friend of a friend who's working on launching her mobile app.  The concept of her brand seemed pretty solid and I think it has the potential of becoming a successful brand in the future.

After chatting with her in detail, I realized that she has lots of work to do in order to turn her idea into a profitable business.  Her concept is great but I sense there was some hesitation on her part that could stand in the way of her success.

If you're on a mission to manifest your dreams, the best thing you can do is eliminate any obstacle that can keep it from happening.  Unfortunately, most of the road blocks are internal. And if you aren't aware of them, these hindrances will operate in the background, keeping your dreams at arms length.