If you chuckled at this meme going around (thanks to Erin at Evolutionare for sharing it with me), you definitely understand the stress owning a business takes on you. “When we’re under ongoing stress, it creates that fight-or-flight reaction in an unrelenting way, and as a result, stress chemicals are released into the body. What we know so far is that the release of those stress chemicals creates biological changes,” Dr. Vivian Diller, PhD, tells the Huffington Post. “It’s very possible that if you have a life filled with that constant stress, little by little the body is breaking down.” The effects of the breakdown Diller mentions? Pre-mature aging. One study found that a harmful effect on critical DNA in cells can be caused by work-related exhaustion while another study, according to Scope (which is published by Stanford Medicine) supported even the anticipation of stress can accelerate cellular aging. Elissa Epel, PhD, a research
When it comes to developing a skincare regimen to achieve your desired results, it’s incredibly important to not only determine which products work best for your skin, but also the order and manner in which to use them. But with so many incredible options out there, finding the quintessential routine can feel quite challenging?—?even for skincare product enthusiasts! InstaNatural has curated the Ultimate Skincare Regimen Guide to simplify, and customize your skincare needs by providing a highly effective routine that can restore your skin to a younger, healthier and nourished look and feel! They were kind enough to send me a generous amount of product samples so that I could try their complete routine and share it with you! Here are my favorite products: [masterslider id=”7″] InstaNatural was started as a small local business in Florida with a vision to provide safe, effective, and affordable skin care products – without sacrificing quality. The
No matter how old you are, it’s essential that you’re nourishing, protecting, and cleansing your skin properly. That being said, you’re never too young to start thinking about adding an anti-aging regimen into your skincare routine! In this lifetime, you’re only given one body and one skin, so it really pays to keep yours well preserved. In order to do that effectively, you need the very best skin care products money can buy (without breaking the bank of course). This is the core value behind new indie skin care brand, SOBO Skin care, a collection of premium skin care products aimed at helping health-conscience women nourish and revitalize their skin, naturally. Made from the very best stuff on earth, SOBO Skin Care products are always made using only the purest, most wholesome ingredients under the sun. These ingredients also happen to be some of the most effective components available in skin care
Fashion fads may come and go, but self-expression is forever. From home décor to skincare, we feel that it’s every girl’s right to express herself. That’s why we’ve compiled some of our favorite brands that offer fun and personalized options to make you shine. 1. Ladies, your skincare routine shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all! With fully customized skincare options, we’re swooning over the personalized products from Vain Pursuits! Give your skin what it needs: a fully customized skincare regimen. 2. Unlock soft and smooth skin with Secrets of the Islands! This ultra-chic brand brings you tons of scents and products for you to scrub away with. We love their Message in a Bottle option where you can create your own message to send to friends, loved ones or even yourself. 3. California girls rejoice! Sinfulicious Body Care gives us fully customized options for all our body and bath needs! With hundreds of scent combinations to choose from, you
That’s right just 6 products. Maybe I’m jumping the gun here a little bit. Who cares? I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for summer. With yesterday’s 80 degree weather (what a tease) in Pittsburgh, beaches and flip flops are about all I can think about. So, with summer on the brain, I’m sharing my favorite beauty buys to achieve that glowing, barely there makeup look that we all know and love for when warm weather (finally) rolls around. Even though it’s technically still spring, it was like the longest winter ever, so the least we can do is be ready when summer gets here! Plus, by the time you order these goodies online and get them in the mail sweet summertime won’t be too far off! <3 Cleanse + Exfoliate: In order to get away with that minimal makeup summer look, you MUST start with a clean face!
Being a model/blogger/publicist/business owner, my time is very valuable and very limited. Unfortunately, makeup is not something I have the ability to spend a lot of time on, so I praise anything that helps cut steps in my beauty routine. Meet Studio Gear Cosmetics, a high-quality cosmetics line that prides itself on maintaining an affordable price tag. The past few days, I have been absolutely loving their new hydrating CC Cream. The product literally transforms and enhances your skin complexion upon impact leaving you with an all-day-long flawless face.