Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Facial Gadget that Exfoliates, Deep Cleans Pores & Makes Your Products Work Even Better

After finding a local esthetician school that offered skin care services at a fraction of the price, I immediately scheduled a series of microcurrent facials. I'm one of those annoying clients that like to talk and ask questions throughout the entire ordeal.

Durning my second visit, I asked the nice young lady, with beautiful skin, what her favorite treatment was.  Her answer was a bit surprising.  Instead of microdermabrasion or deep exfoliating peels, she started telling me about a little machine that she claims "made a real difference in her skin."
Friday, August 26, 2016

How to prepare for an Amazing Weekend

Happy Friday! The thing about Fridays is that we're always excited when it arrives. And, by Sunday night, we're thinking "where did the weekend go?"  Saturday and Sunday seem to go by so fast.  I think part of the reason is because we unconsciously allow those short 48 hours to slip through our fingers.

One way to make each weekend better than the last is to create a mini ritual to set these two days apart from the rest of the week.  Friday's are the perfect time to kick it off.  Feel free to create your own personal ritual but here are a few suggestions to help jump start your weekend.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

[Mark Your Calendars] MAC to launch a Taraji P Henson Capsule Collection

I just got wind that MAC is launching another celebrity inspired makeup line and I couldn't be more excited.  Typically, I admire these mini collections from afar.  Probably because the colors aren't always as wearable as I'd like.  But they're finally releasing a line that I'm truly happy about.
This time, their muse of choice is Taraji P Henson.  But instead of using her infamous character Cookie Lyons as inspiration, they opted for hues that Taraji herself would wear.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

[Get with the Winning Team] The Exfoliating Ingredient that Outperforms Glycolic Acid

After learning of the power of acids to eliminate dead skin cells and diminish discoloration I immediately sought to implement it into my daily skin routine.  So far, I've picked up a glycolic acid based cleanser and a serum.

Although the products I chose are pretty mild in strength, I still enjoyed some benefits.  Recently, a facialist checked my skin up close under ultra bright lights and commented on how well the scars were fading.  That made me feel good but, in reality, it's still taking way too long for them to finally go away.

Today I stumbled on a study that detailed the effectiveness of acids on treating discoloration. Turns out that I could have experienced faster results if I had gone with a different type of acid.
Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday Motivation | Stop Being Petty about your Fears

One of the first things I sought out to do, after leaving my job, was to connect with entrepreneurs and those who were on their path to freedom.  One thing we all seem to have in common is this constant struggle between wanting to experience success and having to face our fears just outside our comfort zone.

All of us have the same thing in common. Our fears seem so big and so real. But are they or are we making them out to be something they are not?  Are you being petty regarding the things you fear?
[When someone takes a small subject and blows it out of proportion. ]
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sophia Roe Reveals Her Flawless Skin Care Secrets

You may recall our previous feature on the Plant Based Chef and Nutrition Curator, Sophia Roe.  She's committed to living a healthy lifestyle.  As we know, enjoying a largely plant based diet and drinking loads of pure water will have a positive effect on our appearance. Sophia has radiant skin. But, that's kinda expected, right?  But even with the help of eating really clean, she still has a very detailed routine that takes her skin to the next level.
Friday, August 19, 2016

[Love Her Look] Rihanna Perfects the Boyfriend Shirt

Rihanna is one of those people that can pretty much wear anything and get away with it.  But I think she shines the brightest when she keeps it simple.  One of my favorite looks of hers is this over-sized shirt paired with the distressed skinny jean.
What makes this outfit work is the perfect balance of both masculine and feminine.  The loose fitting button down resembles a man's dress shirt.  Rihanna  then softened the look by opting for a pair of ultra sexy slim heels.

And what's more feminine than the red lip?   I'm sure she's rocking her signature RiRi Woo which is a slight variation from the original cult classic.  Notice the loose curls which also add a feminine element to her otherwise masculine look.  Another thing to point out is how Rihanna sports minimal accessories.  In another snapshot of the same look she's carrying an oversized white clutch bag.  Instead of layering on jewelry, she opted for a few statement rings.
What great about her look is that we can easily recreate it.  All it takes is the perfect boyfriend shirt.  Rihanna is rocking the Will Striped Shirt by Isabel Etoile. After doing a little checking online, I found a wallet friendly alternative from H&M in a men's or women's version.  As fall approaches, I'm on the lookout for outfit ideas that transition easily into the new season.  This look is just perfect for that.  The open toe sandals are reminiscent of summer while the long sleeve top provides a little warmth during the cool autumn nights.

5 Money Mindsets You Need to Develop to Experience Financial Abundance

I'd like to thank those of you who've reached out with positive feedback about my financial related posts.  Money can be a touchy subject at times so I tend to want to tiptoe around the topic even though I'm very passionate about it.

Today, I want to summarize how I think money works.  Keep in mind, that this is based on my current mindset. Things may change. And if they do, I'll share any new insights with you.  Money is a funny thing. It tends to reveal our true nature and, most importantly, our mindset.  The way you view and relate to money will essentially determine how much of it you'll earn and keep.

Which is why I want to cover the five money mindsets that will bring abundance in your life.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Why I Secretly Love Wand Curls More Than Flexi Rods

I'm a huge fan of flexi rods. They're easy, convenient, and super versatile.  Pretty much any type of curl is duplicatable simply by switching up the technique used to set the hair.  And let's not forget how these bendable curlers are a healthier heat-free option.

There's nothing bad I can say about them.  Yet, deep down inside, I still have lots of love for the almighty wand curl.  I took the plunge and acquired a curling wand set a couple of years ago after watching video tutorial.

My first experience was darn near perfect.  As a leftie, I had to first get comfortable with holding the wand in a way that creates my desired outcome. Once I got that part down, it was smooth sailing from then on.

The curls came out beautifully, but it was what happened next that blew me away.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

3 Ways to Super Charge Hair Growth by Lengthening the Anagen Phase

The other day, I contemplated treating myself to a set of lash extensions.  It's  been quite a while since the last time I had extensions and I thought I'd try something different. Just as I was about to make schedule the appt and invest $150.00 into the experience, I came across a video of a woman with amazing lashes boasting about the results from diligently using lash serum.

I have met several women in real life who have incredible lashes thanks to the daily application of GrandeLash.  Some of these girls had barely any lashes when I first met them. This further solidifies that these lash serums do indeed work.

This week I had a revelation regarding how lash serums work and how we can apply the secrets of lash growth serums towards the length and retention goals we have for our hair.