Take a bath, relax: 5 Tips for your ultimate bath time experience

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Although we used to take baths almost every night when I was a child, I only recently started taking baths again. It is seriously one of best things I could have done for myself.

I live in an apartment and I’m a bit of a germaphobe, so getting in my bathtub used to be out of the question. But I gave it a try just before Christmas and was blown away at just how fantastic I felt.

I’ve been doing a lot of research since then on ways to make bath time an incredibly relaxing experience, and I wanted to write this article to share a few of my favourite tips.

  1. Add some bath salts, bubble bath, Epsom salts, or essential oils. My friend and fellow health coach, Samantha Boswell, can help you out with essential oils.
  2. Dim the lights and light some candles.
  3. Turn on some soothing music. I found this site the other day that just plays calming music for free. The site is calm.com. You can also use cbd balm for relaxation. Whatever you decide is fine.
  4. Pour yourself a glass of wine or a mug of hot tea. I personally started drinking Tulsi Holy Basil tea awhile ago and I absolutely love it. CBD gummies has a refreshing taste and is meant to reduce stress and anxiety, help with relaxation, and boosts the immune system.
  5. Read a good book. I’ve been reading personal development books lately and I have had amazing results in my self-confidence and direction of my life and business. Check out some of the personal development books, and other books.

I hope these tips have inspired you to take some time out for bath time!

And in case you need some more inspiration, here are some pictures of what my dream bathtub decor might look like…

New Finds: Health and Wellness Sites

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I thought I would share with you two awesome health & wellness websites that I discovered recently, since I know many of you love reading about this kind of stuff.

1. Naturalnews.com. I love how Natural News gives you the option of receiving a daily round-up of the top health and wellness stories delivered straight to your inbox. They are a great resource for the most up-to-date, controversial, newsworthy stories in the field of health and wellness.

2. Mindbodygreen.com. Their articles span a wide range of topics, including nutrition, exercise, self-care, sleep, natural remedies for all types of illnesses, and more. Any time I visit their site, I get a ton of awesome information that I can incorporate into my daily routine and recommend to my clients.

3. Mom Curls: MomCurls.com is the top source for hair care, skin care, natural remedies, DIY beauty products, and healthy recipes for moms and families.

Do you have any other websites to share with me? I love reading articles on health and wellness, as you know, and would be grateful for any great recommendations you can make! Post them below!

Everything You Need to Know about Dip Nails

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You just finish doing your fabulous looking nails! You on the way home and getting out of your car you, by accident, hit your nail on the car door. You look at your nails and you have a big chip knocked off that nail. Today’s gel nail polish is stronger, more resilient, and less subject to ugly chips, broke nails, and hideous looking nail tears.  The latest technology, dip powder – The biggest brand is sns nails is one of most durable nail polishes on the market.

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Image: momcurls.com

How the Dip Powder Process Works

The dip powder application process is simple and flawless. Once you have dipped your nails in the dipping powder, you just seal the color with a protective clear coat polish. To make it even more convenient, we have a dip powder starter kit.

Advantages of the Dipping Powder Process

Great option for do at-home manicures.

You will save time and money over salon acrylic or gel polish manicures.

No exposure to inhaling harmful dust contaminates as you are exposed to when an acrylic polish manicure is applied.

No exposure to UV light.

Unlike gel or acrylic polish manicures, the powder will not stick to your skin.

Dipping Powder Manicure lasts up to one month.

Dipping Powder dries instantly, unlike gel and acrylic polishes that require time under a UV or LED light to dry.

How Safe is the Dipping Powder Process?

How safe are dipping powders. The application of dipping powders system is considered safe. Unlike traditional gel polish manicures and acrylic polish manicures, dipping powders do not need to be exposed to UV light because they are made so they will air-dry on your hands.  Some customers with concerns with UV light exposure will appreciate this product. Dipping Powders are safe and use natural indigents. However, dipping powders do have share some of the same chemicals as traditional polishes.

Dipping Powder Tips

The longer the color stays on your nails, the longer your soak removal time will be.

Normally if you have worn your dipping powder color five to seven days, approximately 15 soaking time is required to completely remove the color off your nails.

Your dipping powder manicure color will last usually up to four weeks. However, your soaking removal time will be longer, usually at least thirty minutes.

LDS Dipping Powder manicures are great when you need stronger nails.

Dipping Powder are a great alternative to expensive fashion art glitter and rhinestone manicures.

Dipping powders are available from other manufacturers such as: OPI dipping power, kiarasky dipping powder… which already have the glitter and rhinestones elements made in the dipping powder.

The nail at-home manicure products today match and surpass your salon shop products, accessories, and materials. Doing your nails at home could not be any simpler. we have tutorials, blogs, and loads of useful information on how to apply the latest nail manicure products.  If you have a question, you can have an online chat with one of their informative nail salon experts! Check out our website today!

Self-care ideas for the busy entrepreneur woman

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Are you a busy entrepreneur woman who wishes you had more time for yourself, but just can’t seem to even find a minute to spare?

Are you constantly on-the-go, running from one committment to the next, and when you are finally ready to relax, it’s already way past your bedtime?

You wake up every day feeling exhausted because you didn’t get enough sleep.You have to make breakfast and prepare yourself for a real job that you have to get to while you build your business. You have kids to feed and prepare for school. You slave all day at a job you hate, but you know you can’t quit because your business isn’t successful enough yet. You get home after a long day of work, feed the kids, bathe them, do their homework, put them to bed, and work on your business until the wee hours of the morning. You do this day in and day out, with no end in sight and you have lost hope. And then you wonder why you’re feeling so stressed out and on edge all the time.

I get it. I have plenty of clients who, just like you, are in the beginning stages of entrepreneurship. My clients came to me in the same place that you are in now…feeling exhausted, stressed out, and ready to give up.

I decided it was time to share with you exactly what I do, and what I teach my clients to do, so that you can finally start feeling ENERGIZED, RELAXED, and like you’ve totally got this. Because you deserve it!

Morning routine

I’ve recently started a new routine where I start the day with meditation, yoga or stretching, and journaling. I found this amazing (and free) resource recently called Meditation Oasis and I listen to one of their meditations on their podcast channel every morning. My favourite is the chakra meditation because I can do it lying down. I just press play and lie in bed to do my meditation. This specific routine lasts under 20 minutes. I then do some yoga or stretching-usually about 5-10 minutes, depending on how I feel.

After my meditation and yoga, I get up, and I do one of two things: Either I get ready and go to the gym, or I put on a warm house coat and slippers, and put on some relaxing music on Songza from one of their Moods playlists.

If I’m coming back from the gym, I take my shower before I make a warming, comforting breakfast of coffee and oatmeal with berries and greek yogurt.

I sit with my journal and I write for about 10-15 minutes. I write whatever I feel like, but if you are needing some inspiration, try dream journaling. This entails writing down what your dream life looks like as if you are already living it. I believe that the more you visualize actually living the life you want, the more your dreams become a reality.

After journaling, I get ready for my day of work.

Daytime routine

I take a 5 to 10-minute break every hour or hour and a half. That way, I can clear my head, take a breather, and refocus.

I try to get outside at least once a day for a few minutes, even if it’s just to stick my head out the window.

I take time to prepare healthy meals during the day, with lots of fresh vegetables and protein.

I take time for personal development either during my lunch break or at the end of my day. I listen to audio trainings or podcasts, read a book, or watch webinars.

I work about 3 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the afternoon, with a one-hour (minimum) break for lunch.

Take a few minutes each day to care for your skin, and always care about your feet when it is locked in tight shoes all day, it can cause your feet to become infected with fungus.

If I didn’t go to the gym in the morning, I go in the afternoon.

Evening routine

In the evening, I do whatever I feel like doing that is going to help me to relax and feel good. Here are a few things I tend to do for relaxation:

I diffuse essential oils. My favourite combo for relaxation is Peace & Calming with Lavender.

I do light yoga or stretching.

I read a book or watch Netflix.

I take a hot bubble bath.

Other times, I see friends, family, or go on a date. I do whatever I feel like doing, and I always listen to what my body is saying. If I have plans and my body is saying it needs a night in, I will listen to my body. Having a strong connection with your body is a very important part of self-care.

Bedtime routine

About 45 minutes before I want to go to bed, I put on my pyjamas, get washed up, and get into bed.

I read a book for about 20 minutes.

I then put on my favourite sleep meditation, which is again from Meditation Oasis. I drift off to sleep easily with this meditation.

I hope you have found this blog post helpful. If you need any more information about self-care or would like to set up a personalized self-care routine, please feel free to email me your questions to [email protected]

Lots of love,

Lianne

10 Nail Polish Mistakes We All Make

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Most of us are guilty of committing mistakes when having our nails done on our own. When you find yourself in the same situation, remember that everybody else had some time in their lives have failed in creating the perfect nails that they want to have. It can be totally embarrassing, but you can learn from them and just laugh everything off after a while. After all, no one is perfect. To fail is equivalent to be human.

Nail Polish

Here are the top 10 nail polish mistakes that many of us may have done or are still doing until now:

  1. Not preparing the nail surface well. Filing the edges of the nails and buffing the nail surface properly are also needed in preparing the surface of the nails. Doing these will allow the polish to set firmly on the nails and create a better finish.
  2. Starting on a greasy nail surface. Though it is necessary to rehydrate the nails after filing and buffing, it is best to wait for the nails to be completely done before applying cuticle oil on the nail surface. Starting off with an oily surface will make it difficult for the nail polish formula to cling on the nails.
  3. Using an sns nails old polish. Though it is not totally true, still having a fresh nail coat other than what you have used for the past few months will leave a better-looking finish. You can still use the old polish only if it is still thin enough and can be applied without forming bubbles on your nails. If you do not have any other option but to use an old bottle of your favorite polish, make sure to thin out the formula first before using it. You also need to make sure that the nail paint has not passed its expiration date as its texture, consistency, as well as its color, may change if it does.
  4. Not using a base coat. The base coat acts like a primer and lengthens the wearability of your nail polish, so if you think that you can use just the nail color that you want and skip the base coat, think again. The base coat serves as an anchor and increases the adhesive property of the nail color on your nails.
  5. Not using the top coat. Just as the base coat is important to have perfectly polished nails, it is also necessary that a top coat is applied on the nails. Doing so will make the nails looking shinier and will prevent the edges of the nails from chipping off or breaking.
  6. Avoiding the cuticle area. When painting the nails, you need to get as close as possible to the cuticle without actually painting over it. To do this, apply a light pressure near the cuticle and gently spread the brush out. You would not want to go on a single stroke either as it may not be enough to cover the whole surface and might leave you an unevenly painted nail. Instead, you need to swipe from the left to the right then down the center to the tip of the nail to cover the whole surface evenly.
  7. Applying a thick coat at once. This will make it longer, if not possible for the nail paint to dry out. Instead, apply a thin and even coat and wait a couple of minutes before applying a second then a third coat (depending on the depth of the color that you want to have on your nails). Applying a thick coat will also increase the chance of smudging the edges of the nails near the skin. For a cleaner and easier application, apply a thin coat first. Then, just add additional coats to provide a more solid covering for your nails.
  8. Using an acetone remover. Using a nail polish remover with a high acetone content can easily dry and weaken nails and the skin surrounding the nail. There are other natural polish removers you can use to remove an old lds nail polish like hot water, toothpaste, baking soda, even a fresh polish. If you need to have your nails done next time, you can opt for alternatives than your regular acetone-based nail polish remover.
  9. Taking a shower after having a manicure or a pedicure. Ask any technician and you won’t hear anyone who would not advise of allowing the polish to rest properly before having a shower. That means overnight.
  10. Going to bed after having a manicure. Just like having a shower or having your hands under running water, going to bed after having your nails done will also ruin your manicure or pedicure. Allow a few hours to the polish is completely dry before doing so.

All That You Need to Know About Acne

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All That You Need to Know About Acne

Remember those years when you were still a teenager and dealing with pimples problem? Well, some people moved on from that phase of their lives. Some people still deal with breakouts every once in a while. Have you ever wondered, what exactly causes acne? Have you ever questioned yourself how you can fix this thing?

Oh, the stress of dealing with acne problem can be overwhelming. Especially if you are someone who loves makeup, applying products can cause even more reactions. But you should never feel like acne is the thing that is holding you back. If you understand the causes and how to handle it, you will be good. In this article, we will share you some tips on how you can manage your acne problems. Keep reading to find out more.

The Common Causes of Acne

In the USA, acne is the most common skin problems. Even though the presence of acne is not fatal, it can be very painful and overwhelming. And, due to society’s point of view, those with severe acne problem tends to suffer emotional distress as well. For the majority of teenagers, this can impact their self-esteem. Often, severe acne problem will lead to permanent scars on the skin.

Some of the most common causes of acne include having too much oil accumulated in your follicles. You might also have many dead skin cells and bacteria all building up in your pores. When they are too much of bad kinds of stuff in your skin, it will definitely cause acne. Other than that, certain types of food will also trigger acne. These include:

  • Bread
  • Bagels
  • Potato Chips
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Dairy Products
  • Ice Cream
  • Soda
  • Pizza

If you are constantly eating the majority of this food, the causes of your acne might be due to them. In order for you to be able to treat your acne, you have to control the intakes of these foods. Of course, we can’t really avoid the cravings. But if you fuel the cravings with more than what you should have consumed, that’s where the problem lies in.

Multiple Types of Acne Treatment

There are multiple types of acne treatment which you can try. Some of the common ones include you naturally dealing with them first. However, while treating your acne, it is very important for you not to trigger them by doing some of these:

  • Over cleansing your skin with harsh cleansers and chemicals
  • Picking your skin blemishes
  • Not giving your skin enough chance to adapt to new products
  • Letting your skin staying dehydrated
  • Not patient enough to treat your acne

These are just some of the most common mistakes that people tend to make. They say they want to treat their acne but still ended up making these mistakes. When it comes to treatments, they include:

  • Topical medications such as benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, salicylic acid, sulfur, and tretinoin
  • Systemic therapy that includes antibiotics and multiple medications
  • Light therapy devices for acne problem
  • Proper cleaning and exfoliating sessions
  • Eating the right food

If you do all of these, you can be sure that your acne will be healed quickly. You should also visit a dermatologist for a better understanding of your problem if you are struggling with severe acne.

Prevention of Acne Problem

All kinds of health-related problems should be prevented rather than cured. This is because preventing it from happening is a lot easier compared to treating it. This rings true with acne as well. If you want to have smooth skin and blemish-free, you should not be lazy in taking care of yourself.

Always Clean Your Makeup Brushes – 72% of women around the world never clean their makeup sponges or brushes. This is where the dirt and bacteria can be found the most. It is common to see a woman having breakouts just because of her dirty makeup brushes and sponges.

Eat Mixed Nuts – Some of the nuts that you should eat include walnuts and Brazil nuts. This is because they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and selenium. Both of these can improve the elasticity of the skin and lower the skin inflammation problem.

Use Face Serum – When compared to lotion or face cream, serums are much more concentrated. All you need is just a small amount of it daily and you will start seeing the results. It gives your skin that smooth and firm-looking appearance that you are looking. This is because it supports the structure of your skin. To get the best results, you should apply face serum right after you wash your face. Then, apply either moisturizer or sunscreen.

Hit The Sack Early – Oh, we can’t stress how important beauty sleep is! Everyone needs to understand that sleep deprivation leads to lower blood circulation. This is why you tend to look pale when you suffer from lack of sleep. Cut down the time you have on your smartphones when it comes to bedtime. Avoid interacting with any technology and focus on trying to sleep early at night.

Stay Out of Steamy Shower – Everyone loves warm water. But it’s actually not good for your skin. Not only will it creates a mild burn, it can also heat strip essential oils. As you age, it can take longer for your body to recover from a hot shower. Try not to take a steamy shower too often. When washing your face, rinse your face with cold water to close the pores. If you end it with warm water, you risk your skin being exposed to bacteria throughout the day.

Use Light Therapy For Acne – It is proven by studies that light therapy is actually very good for the skin. Not only will the right light therapy be able to enhance your mood, your mind and body will also benefit from it. There are many LED light therapy home devices which you can buy in the market these days.

All of these simple tips may seem unimportant but they are crucial if you want to fight against acne problems. If you make sure you do all of them as part of your life routine, you will be able to treat your acne.

Management Tips for Acne Problem

Your skin is the largest organ of the body. If you don’t treat it right, it will betray you. Even scientists admitted that they don’t truly understand acne. There is no formal cure for it but we can always avoid it. When it comes to skincare, preventing always the cure for every skin problem. Make sure your pores are not clogged up. Make sure you eat enough vegetables. Make sure you practice good workout sessions. All of these will contribute to a better skin appearance. And, even if none of these work well, you can always visit a dermatologist today and let professionals take good care of your skin for you.