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How to Determine Your Skin Type

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How to Determine Your Skin Type

  What skin type do I have? As a licensed Esthetician, one of the most common questions I get is “how do I know what type of skin I have?” Adding to the confusion is, our skin changes – daily – literally! Depending on what we eat, drink, how much sleep we get, environmental factors like central air, heat, outside humidity or lack thereof, and many more. When I do a skin consultation with a client, we go over many factors, including diet, lifestyle, etc, but for the purpose of this post, I’ll give you two of the most telling...

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Why Now is the Right Time to Start Meditating

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Why Now is the Right Time to Start Meditating

    Zen friend: Have you ever tried meditation? You: Yeah...I downloaded an app, did it for a while. I got out of practice though... Or – I couldn’t find one I liked  – I haven’t found the time  – How am I supposed to meditate when I’m stuck at home with my kids?! There are a million reasons NOT to meditate right now. The world is in chaos, and the plans to arrange and handle it seem to change by the minute. Many of us are stuck at home, out of our routines and out of our minds. The...

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Yoga Accessories: Versatile Blanket

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Yoga Accessories: Versatile Blanket

You've mastered your pranayama breathing. You've even managed to successfully get into Crow position without a pulled groin muscle. Now it's time to add to your yoga tool kit. Yoga blankets come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They are one of the most useful tools at a yogi's disposal. Roll it up into a mini bolster or feel the warmth during savasana. Use it as a thick strap for leg stretches or as a pillow during meditation. To Purchase Click Here The Embrace Throw Blanket $38 Product Details: White and blue/grey blended cotton are woven into a beautiful herringbone pattern...

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La Revue: US Music and Art Festivals

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La Revue: US Music and Art Festivals

Whether you're 16 or 61 Music and Arts Festivals have something for everyone. And the majority of them seem to be amping up their game from tastier food options to swag to free hydration stations. For me, these type of events are essential to my well-being; they rejuvenate my mind, body and spirit.  In this article, I roundup my 5 Favorite Music and Arts Festivals that are worth the time and money.  #5 Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Various Cities Around the World **I've been to EDC Puerto Rico, which seems to be the one and only time they'll host. For...

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2019 Hair Accessory Trends: The Scarf

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2019 Hair Accessory Trends: The Scarf

I had a visceral reaction when the hair scrunchie resurfaced. There are some trends need not repeating. However, connect a scarf to a scrunchie = fashion innovation at its finest. 2019 is taking hair scarfing (it’s a word. maybe.), to the next level from bows, to bunny ears to bands. Shop Scarves Now A Brief History of ScarvesThe modern scarf has its origins all the way in Ancient Egypt, where the first recorded scarf was used by Queen Nefertiti.  Originally used for the function of staying clean (a la the handkerchief), it wasn’t until the 19th century that scarves became...

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