Category Archives for "Self & Wellness"

July 11, 2017

Stop Doing These 3 Things Today for Clearer Skin

Adult acne stinks.  “I’ll have clearer skin when I get older,” I thought as a teen.  And to a major extent, I do.  However, I struggled with significant acne well into my 20s.  It wasn’t until I stopped doing a few things (And got serious about a skincare regimen) that my skin cleared up.

Today, I’m sharing 3 things I stopped doing that led to clearer skin.

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Tieks: Your New Favorite Flats

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I received no compensation in exchange for this post.  This post does not contain affiliate links.  I chose to write about Tieks because I love them and I want to share them with you!

Flats.

They’re kind of the broccoli of the shoe world.  Functional, good for your health, and less exciting than the other options on the table.

But a cute pair of flats can completely make an outfit.  And a high-quality pair will be your wardrobe hero, time and again.

Where can I find these stylish, well-made flats, you ask?

Enter Tieks by Gavrieli.

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May 30, 2017

Eating Well: Impostor Fried Rice

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Fried rice.

It’s a staple on Chinese restaurant menus the world over, and for good reason.

There’s just something about that combination of salty soy sauce, starchy rice, and sweet vegetables that is undeniably delicious.

However, typical fried rice is also full of simple carbs and greasy oil… both of which will help you pack on pounds!

I’ve come up with a quick, easy, and healthy alternative that provides the taste and feel of fried rice – without the extra fat and carbs.

Let’s check it out!

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May 18, 2017

Dessert Swap – Blueberries and Zabaglione

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If you’ve never had zabaglione, let me describe it for you.  It’s a cool, sweet, silky custard, usually spiked with a little moscato.  It’s at its best in a champagne glass, under a layer of sumptuous fresh berries.  With blueberries especially, zabaglione is basically irresistible.

And it does your waistline zero favors.

I’ve made peace with my weakness for blueberries and zabaglione.  A simple swap was all it took to get a similar epicurean experience (Ok, a vaguely similar experience at least), with way fewer calories.

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Little Luxuries: Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster

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Waking up with a pale, pasty face is the worst!  You look and feel like someone zapped your energy (Or like you sleep in a coffin during the day…).  But I’m happy to say that my new favorite beauty find makes it alllll better.  And, I’m sharing it with you today!  Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster will save your face from the pallid side and get you glowing stat.

May 9, 2017

A Straightforward Strategy to Learn From Your Experiences

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Our experiences make us who we are.

Actually, no.

What we learn from our experiences makes us who we are.

In that case, you’ll want to make the most of every lesson life throws at you!  Otherwise, you’ll find yourself making the same mistakes over and over.

Over the last several years, I’ve found an approach that helps me get a useful takeaway out of just about any situation I go through.  Here’s my strategy for learning from my life experiences.

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May 4, 2017

Healthy Snacking: Avocados 3 Ways

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When I’m looking for a quick, filling, and healthy snack, I often reach for an avocado.  I love eating half an avocado right out of the skin, and I like to put a different spin on it each time.  Today, I’m going to share with you my 3 favorite (and healthy!) ways to munch on an avocado.

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April 25, 2017

3 Ways to Cope with a Job You Don’t Love

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“The key to happiness is to find a job doing what you love.”

Great in theory, but it doesn’t always pan out in practice.  The truth is, sometimes you end up locked in a job you don’t love because it’s economically beneficial.    That doesn’t mean you have to be miserable!  Today, I’m going to share 3 ways to cope with a job you don’t love, and even be happy in spite of it!

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March 26, 2017

Five easy steps to a beautiful and long-lasting spray tan

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Looking for a golden glow to show off at weddings, graduations, and other events packed into your warm-weather schedule? A salon spray tan is a great option!

Spray tanning can be intimidating – after all, no one wants to be the girl who looks like an oompa loompa, has a giant white streak up her otherwise-tanned leg, or whose face is 6 shades lighter than her body (Trust me – I speak from experience). With proper care before, during, and after your spray tan, you can get great, long-lasting color every time – let me show you how in 5 easy steps!

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