It’s no secret that we all want that perfect, clear, and dewy skin. What does seem to be a secret is how to get it. Over the course of my teenage years and maybe even into my early 20’s, I can’t begin to tell you how many skincare products I’d tried that just did not seem to combat the bad acne I was suffering from. I mean, I tried Proactiv, Neutrogena, and several other brands, but they just didn’t work. After finally being introduced to my now holy grail facial cleanser by Desert Essence, I was finally able to stop the breakouts and start the clearing process. As I got older and became more knowledgeable about skincare, I realized that simply relying on facial cleanser for clear skin is not enough. There are other key factors that play a role in getting and maintaining great skin. Below are a few tips!
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Happy New Year!
Let me start off by saying I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season. Can you believe it’s officially 2020? With the busiest time of the year now behind us, it’s time to reshift our focus to developing a new set of goals for the next six to twelve months. As exciting as it is to think about the changes we want to make to better our lives or “level up”, we often forget that change also requires sacrifice. So, with every goal that we make, whether we realize it or not, it’s going to require us to make room for those things to blossom. We have a lot of glowing up to do and we cannot do that if we’re still hanging on to hindering habits. Here are a few things to let go of in 2020.
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I feel like I say this every year, but I can’t believe it’s officially the holiday season. Christmas is less than two weeks away and as always, I am number one on the late Christmas shoppers list. However, according to family, friends, and peers, I’m certainly not the only one, which makes me feel just a little less embarrassed about my lack of better planning. Since next weekend is the last weekend before Christmas, I thought it would be helpful to round up a list of last-minute gift ideas for both him and her — whether it’s for your mother, father, brother, sister, significant other, or best friend. This may also be a great time to take advantage of expedited shipping if you’re ordering online or pay a visit to your local retailer!
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Usually, I’m a perfectionist and always looking for the perfect segue into a topic, but today is one of those days where I’m just going to dive right into it. Yesterday, I discovered a new podcast. ‘I’m Here For The Food’ is hosted by Melyssa Ford of ‘Hollywood Unlocked’, along with her co-hosts Blue Telusma and Chantelle Anderson. The podcast is described as a place where the ladies expand on conversations and topics related to “today’s every woman.” They will share their thoughts, opinions, and experiences on womanhood and trending topics in a long-form discussion.
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With over 20 years in the industry as an erotic fiction novelist, more than three dozen books published, and millions of copies sold, it’s hard to believe that Kristina Roberts, better knowns under her creative alias Zane, had never read erotic fiction prior to becoming an author. She is best known for her New York Times best-selling novel, ‘Addicted‘, which was released in 1998.
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First and foremost, Happy Fall!
If you’ve read my previous posts on ‘How To Plan The Perfect Scary Movie Night’ and ‘5 Ingredients For The Perfect Christmas Movie Night In’, then you know that I’m all for a cozy and festive evening at home. I’m sure a lot of you are coming off of a summer full of fun outdoor activities such as vacations, poolside Sundays, cookouts, trips to the beach, and more. So, I figured now would be the perfect time to help you settle into the last of the year by giving you a few suggestions on creating the perfect fall evening routine, especially now that the temperatures are finally dropping!
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First and foremost, Happy New Year guys!
I hope everyone had an amazing holiday season and is now ready to kick off the New Year with a fresh mindset and a new set of goals. After offering up a few tips on things like ‘How To Set & Actually Achieve Your Goals For The New Year’ and ‘5 Benefits of Creating a Vision Board’, I wanted to continue the conversation of goal-setting and personal development by discussing some great practices for success.
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With the holiday season finally coming to a close, let me just start off by saying that I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas filled with love, joy, and plenty of food. Even though this is my favorite time of the year, the hardest thing is getting back on track after the holidays.
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With just fifteen days left until the new year, it’s time to start thinking of what your goals and aspirations are for the next twelve months. Sometimes I think we underestimate the power and importance of setting goals. It helps to not only keep us focused, but we wake up every day knowing we have a purpose and goals to meet.
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