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15 Nov

Celebrity Style Icon: Ciara

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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6 Nov

Flexibility Survives All Change

Remain strong through the storms of life,  you'll always flow back to the top. It's been said “Flexible trees and people survive the storms of life”. Wow-so so true! Trees that are flexible enough to bend with the toughest forces of nature tend to not break.  Similarly, people who remain pliable during the ups and downs of life don't cave in or crumble. In every facet of our life, life  reminds us that change is the only constant. Seasons change, our roles and responsibilities of our lives change and people and circumstances around us change.  Our strengths and weaknesses are prone to change. Our prized possessions and positions of power  change. Our disappointments and dark times of despair will  change. Again, the reality is the only...
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5 Nov

Beauty Tips: Benefits of Oil Pulling

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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24 Oct

Put Your Best Ab’s Forward

So you want flat abs? I still laugh out loud when I see this quip of advice, “5 sets of stop eating so much crap!” Exclamation point added for personal emphasis of how intensely I’ve wanted to scream this to the top of my lungs! With a banner, a jig, and a few cartwheels. B-r-a-n-distas, like so many personal trainers, some of the most common and persistent questions I receive is “What do I do to just firm my abs?” “What do I do to just flatten my tummy?” “What do I do to just get rid of this flab in my midsection?” Although my answer is frequently frowned upon because it blasts completely past senseless shortcuts, made-up secrets, and risky magic pills—I...
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21 Oct

My October Street Style

Street Style October
My October Street Style. I'm head over heels for October's denim street style. There are a myriad of fabulous denim ideas this fall, and just not enough time and places to rock them all. Whether I'm dressing for a super casual day around the office, or 'swanking' it up for a night on the town, denim is my go to staple. This season, the biggest rave about denim comes from pieces that aren't traditionally made from the fabric. Personally, I'm loving the rompers, unstructured purses, and baseball caps. All things considered, my new favorites are edgier denim trends: they breathe life into my existence. No secret, I love reworked, ripped, and ragged denim. And, oh-lala, I've discover a new favorite pair. Not only am...
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20 Oct

Perfect Jumpsuit: Style Guide

The Perfect Jumpsuit
Paris And The Perfect Jumpsuit. I don't know if it's Paris itself, or my own obsession with the city and  shows featured at Paris Fashion Week, nonetheless, we're smack in the middle of it.  I've enjoyed watching my fair share of runway presentations.  My favorite part of the experience is cherry picking which niche-trend patterns featured, will eventually find their way into my wardrobe . Ta-da!  From there, I'll commit to a few staple pieces for the season. Season after season, that’s how it  pretty much works for me. A myriad of trends from Paris Fashion Week has my heart fluttering,  some standouts being military jackets, ruffles, more denim, jewel-toned velvet and one of my faves; the perfect jumpsuit! However, this season everything from the direction...
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3 Oct

The Best DIY For Kissable Lips

DIY For Kissable Lips
DIY For Kissable Lips Are The Best Ones. Every brandista craves nice full, kissable lips. People going under the knife to get full kissable lips but luckily we have options. It’s no need to go quite that far. There are natural beauty tricks for any and everything we desire, including a DIY for kissable lips. Here are 3 natural beauty tricks to boost your lip game this holiday season. Plump Pout – Not born with full lips or do you just want them bigger? Well it’s no need to see the plastic surgeon, just go in the kitchen and grab the cinnamon! Cinnamon is a natural lip plumper because it mildly irritates the skin on your lips, stimulating the blood supply, which...
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20 Sep

Wellness Tips: Juicing for Beauty

I Love Juicing & It's One Of My Favorite New Wellness Tips.   Brandistas I know you know the fabulous health and beauty benefits of juicing. I've been juicing for the last few years now and the benefits are simply refreshing. Juicing has become one of my favorite 'beauty past-times,'  I find it both relaxing and rewarding. The aroma of fresh fruit, veggies and herbs are so refreshing and relaxing. I get wrapped up in the smell and anticipating the benefits nourishing my body with clean vitamins and minerals. No secret, what we put into our body directly correlates to your overall health, energy level and outside appearance. If you’re a juicer , or down for trying its addictive. Great Juicing Recipes For Hair, Skin, and Nails. Grab your...
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16 Sep

Prepare For A Fabulous Fall: Natural Ways To Detox

Use natural ways to detox and step up your wellness game. Brandistas we know those tiny toxins are everywhere, from the foods we eat to the products we use and yes, even the air we breathe.  A build up of toxins can cause many irritating effects on your skin, think puffy eyes to dark circles, to unattractive skin breakouts and yucky- body odor. But don't fret we have a few great natural ways to detox that will have you feeling great in no time. Luckily, detoxification by the means of sweating and going to the bathroom are natural parts of our body’s daily functions.  Naturally our bodies  dump a small portion of toxins, so it’s important from time to time for brandistas...
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12 Sep

DIY Facial Moisturizer

My Fav Beauty Tips Is My DIY Facial Moisturizer For years, I have promoted my facial moisturizer and natural skin care regimes to women who have complimented me on my skin. I am always excited about sharing my favorite skin care products that are inexpensive, natural food products. Strangely, I felt like I was supposed to have some amazing hidden secret, when in reality, most of the products I swear by are basic. I grew up in a family that used natural beauty treatments for generations. From around age 12, to pamper my skin, I boiled water with a dash of olive oil and fresh flowers. I placed my face about a foot above the steam for 3-5 minutes with a towel over...
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