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Beauty, Natural Skin Care, Sleep & Stress, Well Being

Top Ways to Use Face Oils For Maximum Results

Scents and fragrances are incredibly powerful, and one of the best ways to bring an element of calm and serenity into your day. They evoke feelings and sensations that have the power to soothe your tired body and relax your racing mind. One of the simplest ways to incorporate scents and fragrances into your day is by the use of face oils in your skincare routine. I love using face oils as part of my skincare routine, but as much as that is a true statement now, there was once a time when you couldn’t get within a mile of […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Luxe (and Affordable) Home Decor Under $35

When you need your house to look like a Pinterest board, but your budget (after taking gifts into consideration) doesn’t have room for extravagant trimmings, here’s our top affordable home decor under $35.   Voluspa A gorgeous candle always makes the room feel and smell luxe. Voluspa candles are a cult favorite for this very reason. High quality, amazing burn time, never overpowering, and full of elegance. Illama salt pepper This quirky, adorable, porcelain salt and pepper shaker set to spice up your dinner table without breaking the bank. Something about the gold framed glasses on these llamas makes us […]

Big Picture, Productivity & Planning

5 Easiest Productivity Hacks for the Holidays

I’m obsessed with getting as much done as humanly possible. Every single day. Is anyone else as obsessed with productivity as I am? Sometimes I trick myself into thinking I’m a robot, and then I get tired or near burned out, and I remember that I’m a mere mortal human. And during certain times of the year, where the season is especially busy (like summer and holidays), getting as much done as I want becomes a real struggle. During the month of December, we are going on half-horsepower for #TeamTeri behind the scenes here, in anticipation for feeling extra tired […]

Gift Guide

Gift Guide: Green Beauty

For the green beauty enthusiast (or loved ones you’d like to help transition to a cleaner routine), amazing natural and cruelty-free gift sets at amazing values is always a winning gift choice. Here’s a round-up what we consider, the best of Green Beauty gifts. Odacite Clair de Lune What’s more luxurious than showering your face with a refreshing mist and then treating your skin to a decadent oil? Odacite Clair de Lune indulges your senses and your skin for the ultimate self-care night. Holidays can be fun and exciting, but stressful and overwhelming. Treat yourself (or your #1) to this […]

Big Picture, Productivity & Planning

Top Productivity Hacks for Moms

It’s funny and humbling when your Chief Visionary Officer (aka Teri) asks every few weeks about productivity while being a mom. The conversation usually goes something like this: “How are you actually getting anything done with two kids and a dog, don’t you have to always feed them, clean your house, do your laundry, and wait, you ran today? 11 miles??? Do you even sleep?” I’ll be honest with you, I need sleep. I am one crabby piece of toast if I don’t get sleep. I’d love the usual 7-9 hours that all doctors recommend for that bright, shiny complexion, […]

Blogging, Business

#1 Fastest Way to Becoming a Full-Time Blogger

Oh, the mythical and elusive term “full-time blogger.” Let’s make it clear: blogging or “content creation” (in the form of written articles, YouTube videos, photography, or combination) is considered hard work, just like how people go to work at a 9-to-5 job, Monday through Friday. Therefore, we’re dispelling the notion that bloggers should not make an income. If bloggers shouldn’t make an income, then 9-to-5 employees shouldn’t make an income either, right? Same logic. “Blogging” has been around for centuries. From the revolutionary rhetoric of history’s past to newspapers, journalists on TV, even big news websites of today (like the […]

Beauty

Clean Celeb Inspiration: Shay Mitchell

Before I get started, let’s talk about the perfection that is Shay Mitchell. She is one stunning woman! Her hair, her bone structure, her brows- everything! I love how Shay’s makeup artists do her makeup. It’s easy to recreate, which this non-makeup artist appreciates. I love fall makeup because we can get a little bit smoky, sultry, and celebrate darker berry lips again. The dark eyes mixed with the pop of color on the lips is so pretty and Fall-appropriate. Normally, you’re not “supposed” to wear dark eye makeup with a dark lip, but I wore white after Labor Day. […]

Big Picture, Mindset

Death, Trauma and Coping: Does Time Really Heal Wounds?

True or False: Does time really heal wounds? October never meant more than Halloween and an exorbitant of candy that I would stealthily steal from my siblings. Then, as I got older, it turned into a day where you could dress up like a crazy person or mimic a street walker and no one would ever judge you. Then, as I became a mom, it turned into a day of hiding candy that my children collected and slowly eat them myself, in secret. But, as life started happening, October turned into a month of both joy and sorrow. The joyful […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Clean Recreation: Mermaid Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Halloween is creeping upon us, so start brainstorming now before you wind up without a costume like I have so many times before. I remember when we were kids, it was more about the candy. But, as we grow up, it becomes all about the most creative and fun costume. This year, I am planning early and decided to go with an intense green mermaid costume, a look inspired by the gorgeous YouTuber Melissa Alatorre. Here’s the look I recreated: Face Mixing together the Jane Iredale Glowtime BB Cream with Teri Miyahira Dew Drops in Calm highlighter helps give the […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Beyond Yogurt: Benefits of Natural Probiotics

Probiotics seem to only be talked about in yogurt and similar dairy products. But for those of you who don’t particularly care for yogurt, it’s still important to include probiotics in your overall healthy diet. Probiotics are live microorganisms, most often bacteria or sometimes yeasts, that when ingested provide some type of health benefit. The Probiotic Market has grown since Dannon released their Activia yogurt stateside in 2003. Probiotics are now available in pill, powder, and even gummy form, and claim to solve and prevent a wide variety of ailments. Most research has shown improvements in treating mostly inflammatory diseases, […]