Friday, May 31, 2019

Not long ago, I talked about how celebrities were all flocking to experience a Brazilian lymphatic massage by a woman who's becoming very popular on IG.  These massages seemed to offer more than therapeutic benefits, they also made a drastic noticeable difference in just one treatment.  You can imagine my level of excitement to find out that someone nearby offered a similar service.

 No need to book a flight to LA!

Today I'm happy to announce that I had a chance to finally experience the infamous lymphatic massage first hand.  Here's a breakdown of what I liked about the massage and what I didn't.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

I would love to learn how to swim.  But one thing that's prevented me from taking the plunge is the harsh effects of chlorine on the hair.  And chlorine is just half the battle.  There's also the concern of having the hair strand over-expand from too much exposure to water. 

I don't wanna risk it.

But, on the other hand, I'd love to have a pool in my back yard so that's even more incentive to learn to swim.

What about my hair?

 I can only imagine the possible long term damage from spending extensive time in chlorinated water day after day. What can be done?  Is there any way to sidestep the potential damage?

Friday, May 24, 2019

Last year I experienced some roadblocks that prevented me from traveling.  I had a close family member suffer a medical emergency and much of the year was dedicated towards the recovery process.  Thankfully, things are finally back to normal.  Once my schedule began to free up my very first thought was to take a short getaway.

Traveling is awesome. I wish I could do it more often.  One day, traveling will be a more frequent part of my life. But, until then, I've developed a plan to infuse my everyday life with elements that mirror my travel experiences.  In doing so, my life will have a similar vibe to an exotic getaway. 

Here's how I'm transforming my life to incorporate elements from my most recent vacation.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Last month took the plunge and self-installed goddess locks as the first of many protective styles I plan to experiment with this summer.   I've been really hands-off with my hair lately.  So I decided that I need to officially put my hair away in hopes of giving it some much-needed rest. Hopefully, I'll be rewarded with some wonderful length retention.

A few weeks later, I removed the locs and did a quick mental assessment of how the experience turned out.  Overall, there were some pluses and minuses.  I'm ready to install a new set of goddess locs but this time, I'm doing things differently so I get the most out protective styling.

Friday, May 17, 2019

The other day I stumbled on a video from a woman sharing tips on how she lost a ton of weight.  I'm always curious about people who maintain long-term weight loss because it requires the successful implementation of new habits.  So I watched her video answering questions from her followers about her journey.  

The biggest lesson I got from the video was that, although her excess weight was long gone, she maintained the same habits that lead to her current results. One of her habits was to walk 6 miles a day.  Someone on the live asked how often she took her six-mile walks.  Most people would answer the question by saying 2-3 times a week or whatever.  But instead, she took a minute to think about it and responded by saying that she could only recall two days that she didn't take her 6-mile walk.  

Two days.

She lost nearly 100 pounds, kept it off, and still held on to the habits that created her amazing results.  Her story reminded me of a valuable life lesson.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Personal development/self-growth requires working on yourself both inside and out.  I've invested years into elevating my mindset around topics like conquering fears, crushing my goals, creating abundance, etc.

I love working on my inner self!

But, when it comes to elevating my physical self, I notice some internal resistance.  I don't place a high priority on looking my best at all times.  The other day I had a conversation with a friend may have changed my mind forever.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

I don't know about you guys but I've been enjoying my Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid products.  My skin absolutely looks it's best when well hydrated so I made a commitment to make moisture my first priority.

Hada Labo's products are good but I thought to myself, what would make them even better?

I'll tell you what....more hyaluronic acid!

But how is that even possible?

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The other day I just happened to catch an IG story featuring Justine Skye. There she was, laying on a massage bed enjoying a luxurious facial.  That's not too uncommon. It seems that every celebrity has a facialist they gush over.  But Justine was so complimentary about her treatment that I felt compelled to visit her esthetician's page.

It didn't take long to figure out what made this facial so special.  Justine wasn't experiencing any run of the mill skin treatment, she's was enjoying a lymphatic facial and massage from expert Flavia Lanini.  I've never heard of this woman before but it seems like a bunch of Hollywood it girls are huge fans.

So I ask myself, "why is everyone obsessed with Flavia's massages?" The answer to my question might be found in some of the striking before and after pictures on Flavia's feed.  It seems like Flavia has the ability to sculpt the bodies of these models and actresses in one session.  In some of the comparison photos, these ladies appear to look several pounds lighter after a single massage.

How is that even possible?

Monday, May 6, 2019

I view summer as a celebration of skin.  After months of layering warm coats and sweaters, we can finally give our skin a chance to shine.  In recent years, summer makeup consisted primarily of using various types of highlighting products.

Highlighters are cool but have you tried complimenting your skin with a product that enhances your soft, feminine features?

Friday, May 3, 2019

Early this morning, I received a notification that Tatiana Elizabeth launched a live video on Instagram.   I haven't been keeping up with her lately so I decided to jump.  She seemed to be on location on a modeling job.  Her makeup was stunning and was flawless.  After giving a few updates on how busy her schedule has been lately, she began answering the flood of questions.

As expected, her viewers noticed her ethereal glow and proceeded to ask her to spill the details.  Typically, Tatiana doesn't go into depth about her skin regimen.  She often responds to skin related questions with a plug for her skin butter line.  But, this morning, she was feeling slightly generous and let us know her current skin care favorite.
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