Posts by Allyn Lewis

VLOG 1: Where I’m at Right Now

I used to be terrified of video content, but to be honest, I’ve kind of fallen in love with it once I realized I could be imperfect, a hot mess, and the real me (and show up with little to no make up on in workout clothes). I wanted to create this space so that I have something to look back on. Some place where I can be reminded of the small, weekly stories that bring me to wherever I’m going. I hope that by sharing the everyday moments, you’ll see that you’re not alone in the mess that is your life (because I totally don’t have my shit together). In this first vlog episode, I’m sharing a little bit about where I currently am in my journey, why I challenged myself to get rejected 20 times last week (along with how it went), and I’m also debuting my new

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Your Dreams Are Sourced from Your Own Potential

Your dreams are sourced from your own potential. So, if you weren’t capable of doing this, your intuition would’ve never let you start it. Just keep going. Somewhere inside of you there’s this little, quite voice that believes in you because you’re still here, showing up for your big ideas. Whether you’re setting off on a new adventure, or questioning whether the one you’re currently on is still worth pursuing, listen closer. Intuition is quite. While its calculation process recalls information from the past, there is no worrying about the past or future because the process never reaches your areas of higher thought to think about it. That voice won’t be jumping for excitement, but rather sounds pleasant and unforced, content almost. Just listen, don’t think.   Listen more to that whisper than you do to the screaming doubts going on inside your head. It knows you’re far more capable than what

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From Struggle to Shine: Seed Body Care

In this Post: Meet Rebecca of Seed Body Care who started the brand with her husband after struggling with infertility. Their story is one of so much strength. As you’ll see below, I’m a huge fan of the Satin Lip Glosses! Shop Seed’s all natural seed based formulas with the code SeedGem for 20% off! The other day, I can’t remember where I read it, but it was something about how we should have “launch showers” for when people in our lives start businesses – just like a baby shower, or wedding shower, or housewarming party, etc. I was like, “OH HELL YES”. I mean, you can have a launch party, but let’s face it, when you’re starting out, you’re just crossing your fingers tightly hoping you break even with what you have to dish out to hold an event like that. Starting a business is a big freaking deal. It’s a monumental

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Summer Skincare Essentials

As I’m putting together all my posts from my Florida vacation, I wanted to share with you a few of the products that I found exceptionally helpful for taking care of my skin in the hot southern weather! It’s safe to say these all helped me look a little bit less of a hot mess than usual! And of course, each brand has a pretty neat story as to how they all started. 🙂 1.) Handy Candy Wipes from Robin McGraw Revelation ($1.45) “Sometimes life is tough. Let’s make it easier and have some fun too!” is Robin McGraw’s motto for her delightful Me O’ My collection inspired by her grand kids! I’ll tell you a bit more about Robin’s inspiring story below (or you can read it towards the bottom of this post), but for now, can we just talk about how cute this packaging is?! I carried a pack

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Not Rhetorical: What Do You *Really* Want to Be Doing?

I have a big, important question for you that I do hope you’ll answer for me: What do you really want to be doing? Before your family said your idea was crazy. Before your significant other told you it would never work. Before all the “6-figure experts” on Facebook told you that you needed to put all your effort into creating a sales funnel. Before your dad told you that you needed to get a job that had to do with your degree. Before you started to tell yourself your dream wasn’t going to be possible. Before you started listening more to online courses than your own intuition. Before you started talking yourself away from it instead of towards it. If you took away all the filters laid on you by both yourself and others of what you can’t do, what you shouldn’t do, what won’t work, what’s not realistic,

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Getting Clear About You

In this post: You’ll find a note on leaning into things that make you feel the most like yourself (even when it’s not always easy), skin-clearing organic products that bring out your true self, and the story of a strong woman who turned the loss of her mother into a movement for women to take better care of themselves. What does being yourself even mean? To be honest, I’m not totally sure. I’m still trying to figure out who I am. But, I know it means staying away from anything that makes you feel like less and pulling yourself closer to things that make you feel like more. It also means standing firm in the things that make you feel more alive, more blissful, more clear, and more capable. For me, that means stuff like working out and taking care of my skin. It means doing those things even when

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5 Simple Yoga Poses to Boost Your Energy

The Look: Crystal tank from garbella (the tank isn’t listed anymore, but you can grab the t-shirt [$28.00] or pullover [$36.00]!) // Better Than Everything Legging in Navy ($92.00) from GRACEDBYGRIT // Gemstones Yoga Mat ($68.00) from Free Thirty Three Yoga Design Co. They (whoever “they” are) say that time is our most precious resource, but I’d like to make a case that it might be energy instead. I mean, we can schedule time. We can map it out and use it wisely. But energy? It’s a lot harder to plan our energy. It can be quite the guessing game to try to figure out when it’s going to show up. The other day, I had a 16 oz iced coffee and I waited FOREVERRRRR for it to kick in, only for my caffeine to stand me up (what a jerk!). And then we have naps… Naps are great. I love a mid afternoon

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3 Ways to Stop Comparing Yourself to Strangers on the Internet

The Look: similar skirt from boohoo ($40.00) // similar dress by Tadashi Shoji from Nordstrom ($268.00) // Carolee Necklace [n/a] – Similar one from BaubleBar ($68.00) // similar Shoes of Prey pumps from Nordstrom ($189.95) // similar Michael Kors crossbody from Macy’s ($148.00) The Lesson: It was a Saturday night in March. I was getting ready for my friend Christina’s birthday party (who, by the way, is hands down the best fashion/personal stylist I’ve ever met AND she took the pretty pictures for this post!). Like a tornado spewing debris across the landscape, my closet was ending up on the floor at an impressive speed. Nothing was fitting right. UGHHH! After an eternity, I determined I’d be wearing the skirt pictured (thanks Claire <3). And so, the storm began again as I tried to figure out what to wear up top. Unsatisfied with everything, I pulled out this black lace dress from the depths of my

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