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Working Girl Spa Night Essentials with Walgreens

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I was asked by Carousel to participate in the #LetsBeReal campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated all opinions are my own.Wow, so it's safe to say that I haven't been giving this blog the TLC it deserves. With summer heating up and my job getting busier than ever, I've found it challenging to keep up with writing.In fact, #letsbereal I've been skimping on many aspects of my life lately, including my skin routine. With a schedule that leaves little…

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Jen's Pirate Booty Review

Romantic Beachy Bohemian Style with Jen’s Pirate Booty

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If you don’t know by now, I love the beach and everything that goes with it. The salty air, the sand between my toes and the cool ocean breeze that makes my hair dance in all different directions. I’m drawn to fashion that reminds me of these summer moments. Designs that are free, feminine, full of texture, color and embody the playful sensations of summer. Jen’s Pirate Booty is one of my favorite apparel brands and truly captures the spirit…

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Pitaya Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Summer Pitaya Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Breakfast Dairy Free Gluten Free Nutrition Taste

As we transition from short, cool days to long, warm, summer nights, my heart starts to beat a little faster, my mind calms as I taste the ocean, and I start shopping for in-season, fresh, sweet fruit to make the most colorful, delicious, and nourishing smoothie bowls. See, for me, summer is synonymous with sizzling sunshine and cold, creamy, refreshing bowls filled with passion fruit, blueberries, coconut flakes, granola, and a drizzle of honey, or whatever I’m feeling that day!…

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Yoga Tips for Beginners

Ultimate Yoga Guide for Beginners

Living Wellness

I couldn’t image my life without my yoga practice. It’s a constant that I rely on for both physical and metal improvement. Thinking back to when I was a newbie, I wish I had known a few things before I stepped onto my mat at my first class. But first… Enter.  Sit.  Breathe.  Wait.  “Namaste” Let us begin… History of Yoga Many children who are growing up in India are taught by their parents to say, Namaste (“num-us-teh” as pronounced…

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Healthy Snack Ideas Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s Healthy Snack Haul

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When someone wishes me, “Sweet dreams!” visions of marshmallows,  chocolate, graham crackers, ice cream, whipped cream and hot fudge dance through my head before my crown even hits the pillow! Wow, what a mouthful! Yes, healthy snacking has always been a serious challenge for me! When I’m craving a treat, I want to run out and buy cookies, chips, or take a visit to Kilwin’s ice cream shop in the village (and it’s not to find out about buying a…

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How to Achieve the Perfect Winged Eye

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Sophia Loren, Cleopatra, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Diana Ross, Nefertiti, Angelina Jolie, Kate Moss, Julie Newmar…..what do they all have in common? They all rocked the perfect and timeless winged eye, AKA cat eye, with class, style, trend, strength, beauty, and confidence! But where did this undying makeup trend come from? Can we study history to unveil ancient culture and medicinal practices that have consistently influenced Hollywood, fashion, and everyday looks? Let’s take a second to travel back a few thousand…

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Taco Tuesday! Spicy Vegan Tacos and Homemade Plantain Tortillas (Gluten, Grain, Dairy and Refined Sugar Free)

Dairy Free Gluten Free Lunch | Dinner Taste

I’ve always loved tacos. When I was younger and my brother and I’d see the dinner table set with bowls of cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, peppers & onions, chipotles, lettuce & tomatoes, grilled chicken, steak and warm corn tortillas we’d rush to the table for the occasional colorful fiesta where we’d get to create our own delicious meal!  My mom considered this a simple meal to make on those busy school nights, but if you must know we…

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Gingham Style

Summer Gingham Style

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It seems like everywhere I go, I see my stylish associates rocking the Gingham trend. I can’t blame them, it’s cute, colorful, and there are just so many styles to choose from these days. Will Gingham Style be the viral sensation of Summer 2017?! You didn’t think I was talking about Gangnam style now, did you? I was watching this trend from the sidelines until I saw this super, cute, yellow, crop top at Zara the other day. I loved…

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How to Make Avocado Toast

Save Money by Eating Brunch at Home. Two Easy Brunch Recipes

Breakfast Dairy Free Gluten Free Living Taste

Brunch. Who doesn’t love it right?! I actually grew up eating brunch a lot on the weekends because my momma loved it. In the last five years millennials have created a Brunch cult culture, if you will. Going for brunch is a lifestyle. You wake up late and indulge in decadent offerings, sip your refreshing mimosa, and probably dish about the prior night’s happenings. (OMG, you did what?! Sound familiar?) No brunch today is complete for me if it isn’t…

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Treat Acne Naturally

Treat Acne Naturally with Supplements

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You all know by now that I’ve had quite the struggle with acne. You can read about the products I used to get rid of cystic acne here and how to heal acne scars here. One thing I haven’t talked to you all about is how vitamins and supplements also, majorly, helped to improve my skin. Healing your acne from the inside out really works and here’s why. Acne can really be broken down as inflammation of the skin. Knowing that allows…

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