The Beauty of Eating Well

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Eating healthy is one of the most important parts of self-care. It’s been important to me for as long as I can remember. My family has a pretty serious history of health challenges, so I’ve been very focused on trying to stay fit and active since I was very young (although I haven’t always been successful). As I’ve gotten older I’ve gotten even more serious about finding ways to improve my eating habits and cut down on some of the things that I used to consume that were potentially harmful. Like everyone else I’ve had bad habits, but I find that despite missing those things that we all crave, I feel a lot better, have a lot more energy, and can focus through long hours of toiling work. Most recently, I’ve been trying to practice self-care and self-love by trying new healthy foods from the grocery store, trying new restaurants, and exploring healthy alternatives without sacrificing good taste.

In Atlanta, there are tons of great restaurants to choose from. I’ve tried halal, Mexican, and many other kinds of food, but the vegan restaurants are serving up some tasty options that have left me quite pleased. One of the restaurants that I’ve taken a liking to is Maepole. They serve traditional type meals with quinoa, sprouts, sweet potatoes, green beans, and protein. Eating at this spot really inspired me to put a new spin on some of my recipes and to add a few crunchies (tasty, crunchy toppings) on the top.

One of the things that I continue to work on is my sugar cravings. I use sugar substitutes instead of regular sugar on a daily basis, but I am often hit with major cravings that leave me searching for ice cream, cake, and cookies. I decided, recently, to search for healthy options and I found a few that I might suggest.

Trail Mix with M&M – Publix

Lemon Luna Bar – Kroger

White Chocolate Cliff Bar – Whole Foods

Friendly’s Ice Cream Cup – Walmart

Chocolate Covered Pretzels – Publix

In the past, I could not escape the desire to fill my bowl with some ice cream and cake or cookies (which I still do occasionally), but these healthy options have helped me to satisfy my cravings without getting me too far off of my diet.

It’s great to look back and see how far I’ve come with following and maintaining healthy habits. I’m excited about discovering all of the new foods and ingredients that I’ve never even thought about before. Maybe one day I’ll even learn how to make some authentic, healthy dishes at home that my future dinner guests will praise.

#cheers

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ColourPop’s Newest Collection

ColourPop recently launched a new collection made just for the artistic makeup connoisseur, collector, and beauty influencer. This collection features an array of colorful hues in the Lippie Kit and Colour Kit, as well as a lovely set of pressed powder blushes.

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Spring Makeup Tips

It’s just in time for the spring with bright greens, blues, reds, and oranges. The lippies are available in new dual retractable pencils that make it easy to define your lips and build color. The colour sticks are super vibrant and offered in a wide variety of appealing colors. You can also enhance your look with the Meow, Kitsch, and Retro hues of blush.

ColourPop Beauty Reviews

I found a few reviews on YouTube by Makeupbytreenz and Makeup.Just.For.Fun that spoke highly of ColourPop’s packaging, which kinda reminds you of corner store candies and bubble gum. They also raved about the minimalist-inspired nudes. I personally like the blush colors and the mirrored palette. The full set is available online for $110.

With names like Juice pop, Seltzer pop, Fizzy pop, Lolli pop, and Sizzle pop, this launch is sure to spark inspiration in the beauty community.

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Beauty Influencer Success

If you are into artistically inspired makeup you might also like The Crayon Case Cosmetics by female entrepreneur Reynell Steward. The African American female founder, also known as Supa Cent, launched this brand in 2017. The Big Box that literally looks like a box of Crayola crayons contains 64 vibrant shades of eyeshadow. The line is school-themed with a host of coveted products like Loose Leaf makeup wipes and The Matte Book. Use the hashtag #crayoncutie and #futurecrayoncutie on Instagram to find instant makeup inspiration.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s day is just a few days away and there are plenty of places to order your gift and still get it delivered on time. Whether you’re thinking about pampering yourself or getting something special for your Galentine, here are a few trending Valentine’s day gifts making everyone’s heart glow.

Green Canyon’s Spa Gift Basket 12 Piece

Who wouldn’t want a spa in a basket? Get your loved one the perfect spa gift basket for Valentine’s Day from Amazon. Grand Canyon’s Spa Gift Basket is packaged and priced just right and includes an assortment of beauty and bath products that are perfect for relaxing in the bathtub for some refreshing moments of self-care. It includes a Shower Gel Reed Diffuser, Bubble Bath, Bath Salt, Body Butter, Hand Lotion, a Bath Bomb, and a Pouf. Your Valentine will love the fresh lavender scent and it’s made with all-natural ingredients.

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Ralph Lauren Romance

Although there are many wonderful fragrances in the world of perfume, the classic Ralph Lauren Romance is still one of my favorites. If I were my own Valentine, I would definitely buy this for myself. It’s available as a 3.4 Fl Ounce on Amazon and is said to be the perfect fragrance for evening wear. Your Valentine can set off the perfect date night doused in the smell of romance.  It’s the perfect blend of ginger, rose, marigold, violet, musk, and oakmoss.

Romance by Ralph Lauren for Women – 3.4 Ounce EDP Spray

ESNA Luxury Scented Candles

Share a quiet, romantic evening together at home on Valentine’s Day and set the ambiance with ESNA’s luxury scented candles. These candles are uniquely made with premium soy and essential oils. They can burn for up to 60 hours, leaving a crisp, clean scent in your home. Create a Zenlike ambiance with fragrances like Geisha Girl, Zen Garden, Mount Fuji, and Tokyo Dreams. This gift set comes in a set of 4 Japan-inspired, re-usable votives with signature engraved gold-coated metal lid. They’re also eco-friendly, vegan, and cruelty-free.

ESNA HOME Luxury Scented Candle, Aromatherapy Candles for Home Scented, 100% Natural Vegan Soy Wax, Self Care Valentine Gifts for Women, Home Decor Gifts for Women, 8.8oz Long Lasting Slow Burn

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ATTENTION: Marketing Professionals – Free online marketing conferences this week!

It’s kinda last minute, but I had to share this information. There are three great marketing events happening tomorrow! The only problem is that they’re all happening around the same time. Fortunately, we can catch the replays and feast on some great marketing insights over the weekend. Why not start 2022 with tons of inspiring and informative marketing sessions from some of the most knowledgeable marketing professionals in the industry?

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American Marketing Association

Virtual Conference: The Year Ahead in Marketing

January 25 – 27, 2022

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January 26 – 27, 2022

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