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Author: Courtney

1 Jan

The Art Of Promoting Your Personal Brand

Promoting Your Personal Brand
Promoting Your Personal Brand + Sharing Your Brilliance. You know that your brand is how other's perceive you and those perceptions will directly influence how those people will interact with you. You understand better than most the unique set of capabilities,  persona, and core values that shape your identify and influence the majority of things in your life. But did you know that your personal brand is one of the biggest factors affecting your level of personal and career success? It is, so with a clear understanding of who you are, the services you're offering to the people you serve (your target market), and the confidence to go out into the world and achieve your dreams - start promoting your personal brand to as many...
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16 Dec

My December Street Style

December Street Style
My December Street Style Is All About Cut-Outs. 'You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life,' so said Coco Chanel. A line of poetry every women who marvels at her life, and the possibilities inherent to her gushes at. I'm always seeking authenticity in everything I do, and my December street style was no different. I love dressing for my mood, and usually opt for simplicity, interwoven with touch a of my personality.  So although the season offers many fabulous cuts, colors, and fabrics for a girl to choose from, my more reflective spirit, and busy schedule swayed me towards softer fabrics, with earth tone accents. As habit would have it, I found myself sucked...
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13 Dec

Achieving Healthy Hair

Achieving Healthy Hair
Tips For Achieving Healthy Hair. Achieving healthy hair requires patience, knowledge, and consistency.  If you are starting a natural or healthy hair journey, start with your regimen. There are seven basic steps to a proper hair care regimen. The products and the order of the regimen will vary from head to head according to your hair type, moisture and protein balance, porosity  and maintenance needs. Incorporate the below steps to provide a solid foundation towards your healthy hair journey.   Achieving Healthy Hair Should Be Fun.   Shampoo – Make sure your shampoo does not contain harsh ingredients like sulfates (SLS), parabens, or mineral oil. If you are not aware of the ideal time you should go between shampooing, wash your hair once a week. Use...
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7 Dec

Directing Your Online Reputation For Success

Directing Your Online Reputation
Directing Your Online Reputation Strengthens Your Brand. Directing your online reputation is more important than ever to your personal success. Today 'Googling' someone or something has become a part of our everyday existence.  Although the weight of your online reputation varies from industry to industry, its beneficial to everyone who cares about their own brand to direct the messages being sent about them online . As you already know, every tweet, post, picture, blog post or comment you make on your social networking platforms can very well be seen by your future clients, recruiters, or hiring managers.  I'm a big supporter of in person networking. Yet, I understand the value in leveraging the opportunity to maximize your personal brand's reputation online. I've enjoyed a few informal...
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1 Dec

Simple Hair Looks

Simple Hair Looks
Simple Hair Looks Scream Confidence. Don't you love wearing simple hair looks that require little to no-fuss on cold winter mornings? I certainly do!  There is nothing better than waking up on a cold morning and making a style decision based on the weather and your mood for the day. While it's always best to have a fresh-cut or trim, experimenting with the season's simple hair looks will offer you great, simple style versatility. While there are no limits of hassle free styles brandistas are currently rocking, here are my top 3 fuss free hair looks.  Wash & Go- I'm a wash and go girl. Once my locks are clean, I follow-up with a moisturizing slip conditioner and finger comb my detangles.  Next,  I rotate between a...
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21 Nov

Landing Your Dream Job

Landing Your Dream Job
Landing Your Dream Job Shouldn't Feel Like A Dream. Landing your dream job, or having a dream career should be a top priority. We spend the vast majority of our days working and building a career for ourselves. Shouldn't we love what we do? I say so, and if you're like me, when you enjoy your work, it doesn't seem like work at all. Once you decide you deserve and want to do something you love doing, what's next? Tackling a job market that appears over saturated with candidates could at times seem too exhausting. But I suggest, until you land an opportunity that you love, approach the process like it's your full-time job. Face each opportunity with your best effort and 110%...
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20 Nov

Natural DIY Face Wash

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My New Favorite Natural DIY Face Wash. A natural DIY face wash is my favorite skin care indulgence. Journeying  into a minimalist skin care regime, I’ve tried to eliminate the amount of unnecessary and toxic products I'd been using in the past.  I got to a place where I felt it was necessary to eliminate the soaps and face washes I'd previously enjoyed testing that didn't leave my skin with the healthy feel and dewy look I was after. Through experiment, my favorite natural DIY face wash has become the “Honey Cleansing” method.  I discovered honey is a natural, non harsh way to remove dirt and impurities from your skin without stripping the skin of its natural oils like a lot of other facial cleansers. Honey...
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15 Nov

Celebrity Style Icon: Ciara

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Celebrity style icon Ciara has all eyes on her! Celebrity style icon Ciara, is no newbie to setting style trends and rocking ensembles from her favorite brands that keep our heads turning. From her singing the national anthem at this year's college football championship game, to red carpets,  to the front row of some of Paris' and New York's hottest Fashion Week shows; Ciara  gives us personal style glam.  I've enjoyed watching her personal style evolve through the years and she is one of my favorite celebrity style icons from 2016.   We love this celebrity style icon's style, vibe and fashion sense.   Ciara's personal style often flaunts a hint of Givenchy, other times, she rocks the  brand from head to  toe and I love...
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5 Nov

Beauty Tips: Benefits of Oil Pulling

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Oil Pulling Offers Fabulous Beauty Tips To Start Using Now! Brandistas you’ve probably heard about the ancient Ayurvedic practice called “oil pulling.”  I first saw oil pulling covered on one of the daytime talk shows,  then I saw a story on the  local news in Chicago, and now it's all over  social media. So,  oil pulling is the method of swishing a natural oil in your mouth for 3-20 minutes in aims of  releasing mucous, bacteria, and toxins from your body through your saliva. Oil pulling comes from the ancient Indian medical system of Ayurveda,  meaning the knowledge of life. The Ayurveda practice is dedicated to healing the body with raw and natural ingredients from nature. In my research, I've uncovered an interesting  list...
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22 Oct

Use Social Media To Build Your Brand, Business or Blog

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Are you using social media to build your brand, business or blog? Take your social media beyond the likes, shares and comments to convert your audience into customers to build your brand, business or blog.  I had an interesting conversation with a blogger friend who shared her frustration of not being able to convert her audience into customers. Now, not every blogger blogs for revenue. But, if you are you a blogger, business owner or influencer that would love to build your online audience, and increase sales using your social media consider these tips.  First, it's important to get to know and understand your target audience so you can draw them in as opposed to chasing them.  A great rule of thumb is...
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