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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Sunday Riley Flash Fix Good Genes + Ceramic Slip Review

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Not Sponsored: I purchased Sunday Riley's Flash Fix Good Genes + Ceramic Slip during ULTA's 21 Days of Beauty Sale. I've already tried Good Genes (review here)(SpaceNK, Bloomingdales, Revolve, Macys, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Free People, Olivela) and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! It truly resurfaces your skin, helps skincare products work better and helps your makeup lay better. But I've always been curious about the Ceramic Slip cleanser (SpaceNK, Net-A-Porter, Revolve, Macys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Olivela, ASOS, Harvey Nichols). Ceramic Slip is a foaming cleanser, that is described as containing "four gentle, plant-based soaps that lift up and wash away dirt and impurities without stripping the skin. French green clay pulls dirt, oil, pollution, and makeup out of the pores while rice oil esters protect the skin from dehydration. Impurities are pulled out, clean hydration is pulled in." Well as someone who has dry skin, I was curious to see how this cleanser would work for me. Ceramic Slip is milky white. When combined with water, it foams up on the skin. It feels really good on the skin. I found that not only did it cleanse really well, but it plowed through and removed make-up with ease. THE TEST (as always ... with any cleanser AND if you have dry skin) was how did my skin feel, once I washed the cleanser off my face? Although, not totally stripped! My dry skin immediately felt like I needed a really good moisturizer. I tried using this cleanser a second time, and it felt the same way. There's no way, I can use Ceramic Slip on a daily basis. It's too much for my dry skin to handle. Is it a bad cleanser? NO. I just feel it would work better for OILY, COMBINATION and maybe NORMAL SKIN TYPES. I would purchase Sunday Riley Flash Fix (Revolve, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, SpaceNK, Nordstrom, Anthropologie, Olivela, Selfridges) to test it out and see if it works for you (it's cheaper than buying full size products). For DRY TYPES, my suggestion is to remove your makeup with the ever-so-gentle, but powerful Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm (review here)(Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Selfridges); and then use my cleanser of choice for dry/sensitive skin REN Gentle Cleansing Milk (review here)(Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, SSense). 

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  Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser (Oily, Combination, Normal Skin Types) is Sweet
Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser (Dry Skin Types) is Bittersweet


Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Sally Hansen Limited Edition PEEPS Insta-Dri Nail Polish In Fruit Punch And Pink | Review And Swatches

Not Sponsored: Easter (2019 & 2020), Sally Hansen collaborated with Jelly Belly. This year, they've collaborated with marshmallow candy maker PEEPS! PEEPS is definitely on a roll this year, because they also collaborated with PEZ (which I reviewed a couple of days ago). The Sally Hansen Limited Edition Insta-Dri PEEPS Nail Polish comes in two duo packs Peeps & Love (yellow & lavender) and (white & sparkly wild berry); A 4-polish set called Chillin With My Peeps (eBay); Also individually in white (715), yellow (710, blue (712), pink (711), sparkly wild berry (714), lavender (714), fruit punch (716). I purchased fruit punch and pink. Fruit punch is an orange-y red. I love it. I was worried about the pink. I didn't care for it so much when I saw its color in the bottle. But after I tried it on, I thought it was fun. With short nails, it's not too much. I love the images of the peeps & chicks on the nail polish cap. It makes for a nice display in my makeup room. People have been purchasing these and Easter is only 19 days away! You may have to search. Look on Target, Sally Hansen, ULTA, Amazon, Walmart's websites and if not eBay should have what you're looking for. 

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  Sally Hansen Peeps Insta Dri Nail Polish is Sweet


Three Tips For Healthy And Glowing Skin

If you're like most people, you want to have healthy and glowing skin. It's not only attractive, but it also makes you feel good about yourself. Unfortunately, many people don't know how to achieve this goal. This blog post will discuss three tips for achieving healthy skin that looks great too!

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#1 Get Enough Sleep

Most people need around eight hours of sleep per night. If you don't get enough sleep, your skin will look tired and dull. Getting enough rest will help your skin look its best. Sleep is vital for many reasons, including giving your skin time to repair itself. When you don't get enough sleep, your skin cannot heal as well from the everyday wear and tear.

Lack of sleep also causes inflammation, which can lead to breakouts and other skin problems. So if you want healthy and glowing skin, make sure to get plenty of rest! There are a few things you can do to make sure you're getting enough shut-eye each night.

First, establish a regular bedtime and stick to it as much as possible. Second, create a relaxing bedtime routine that will help you wind down for the night. Finally, make sure your bedroom is dark and quiet so you can get the best sleep possible.

#2 Eat Healthy Foods

Your diet has a big impact on your skin. Eating lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains will give your skin the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. On the other hand, foods that are high in sugar and unhealthy fats can cause inflammation and breakouts. So if you want glowing skin, make sure to eat a nutritious diet!

There are a few specific foods that are especially good for your skin. Tomatoes, for example, contain lycopene, which is an antioxidant that can help protect your skin from damage. Salmon is another excellent option because it's full of omega-three fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties. If you're looking for more ideas, there are plenty of resources available online with lists of healthy foods for beautiful skin.

Eating a healthy diet is not only good for your skin, but it's also good for your overall health. So if you're looking to improve your complexion, be sure to include plenty of nutrient-rich foods in your diet!

#3 Use High-Quality Skincare Products

If you want healthy and glowing skin, it's important to use high-quality skincare products. This means using products that are free of harmful ingredients and that are designed to work well with your specific skin type. Who knows, you could even get your spouse to join in on the routine and buy him a Beast Bar so he can also enjoy healthy skin! Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of using products that are too harsh for their skin or that don't provide enough moisture. As a result, their skin becomes dry, irritated, and prone to breakouts.

When choosing skin care products, look for ones that contain natural ingredients. These are less likely to cause irritation and will be more gentle on your skin. You should also make sure to choose products that match your skin type.

In conclusion, if you want healthy and glowing skin, there are a few things you can do to make it happen. Get enough sleep, eat a nutritious diet, and use high-quality skincare products. By following these tips, you'll be on your way to achieving the beautiful skin you've always wanted!


Monday, March 28, 2022

Natural Ways To Deal With A Toothache

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Toothaches can be very hard to handle. If you are experiencing a toothache and you're unable to go to your dentist immediately there are some things you can do at home to help reduce the pain until you can see your dentist. Natural remedies for toothaches abound and some of the best ones are already in your home.

Use Salt Water

Saltwater rinses are one of the easiest and most effective ways to help reduce pain in your tooth. Saltwater has naturally antiseptic properties.

Washing your mouth with salt water will not only help to reduce the inflammation in your tooth but it can also help to remove any food particles that may be stuck in between your teeth causing the pain to become worse.

Make A Cold Compress

A cold compress is a great way to relieve dental pain. Applying a cold compress to the affected area will cause the blood vessels to tighten.

This will help to heal the pain. The cold compress can also help to reduce any swelling you may be experiencing.

You can make a cold compress by wrapping a towel over a bag of ice. Leave it on the affected area for a few minutes to get relief.

Try Clove Oil

Cloves are great for getting rid of the pain of a toothache. If you use clove oil on your tooth it can numb any pain you are feeling.

You can dilute the clove oil with a carrier oil. Carrier oils can be jojoba oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil. All of these are great for diluting clove oil.

Place the diluted clove oil on a cotton ball and place it on the tooth a few times throughout the day. Clove oil can also be used as a mouthwash. Simply place a few drops of clove oil in some water and then use it as a mouthwash.

Try Peppermint

When you think of peppermint you probably think of the perfect cup of tea. However, peppermint can also be used for easing a toothache. You can use a peppermint tea bag and apply it to the aching tooth.

The peppermint bag should be warmed slightly. You can do this by putting it in the microwave. Interestingly, using the peppermint tea bag slightly chill can also bring relief. This means you can put the teabag in the freezer for a few minutes and then use it on the affected area.

Toothaches may happen if you are wearing braces too, so talk to your Invisalign doctor if you experience any discomfort. This type of pain will subside with time.

Take Care Of Your Teeth

Taking care of your teeth is something that has to take a place as a priority in your life. It can be easy to forget this until you have a toothache.

A toothache is a sharp reminder that dental health is important. If you are experiencing a toothache you should try to get to your dentist as quickly as possible, in the meantime, you can try one or a combination of these remedies to get relief.


Sunday, March 27, 2022

PEZ Easter PEEPS Candy & Dispenser

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Not Sponsored: Easter is only 21 days away you guys! I was in Walgreens a couple of weeks ago, picking up some things. I walked in their candy aisle to get some jelly beans for my mom, when I saw the PEZ Candy Easter display. Their display always puts a SMILE on my face, because it brings back such wonderful childhood memories. I loved PEZ as a child and beyond. It was always fun looking at what characters the company would come up for the holidays and/or what brand they would collaborate with. I wish I would've kept some of my dispensers from the past, because they are truly collectors items. Some people's PEZ dispenser collections are absolutely amazing! I love that PEZ has collaborated with the popular Easter candy Peeps! Now, I must be honest and tell you I don't eat Peeps marshmallow candy, but I LOVE using them for decoration and looking at them. I love Peeps bunnies and chicks. So PEZ came out with PEZ Peeps Candy & Dispenser (purchase here and here). They come in pink, yellow, purple and blue. I still have to get the blue one, to complete my collection. I think they're so cute. My little PEZ collection is super small, but it seems HOLIDAYS are my theme! I have a snowman, gingerbread man, white rabbit, brown rabbit and now peeps! I collect things that truly mean something to me. It may invoke a memory, pleasure or treasure from the past or something I currently love. I'm so glad PEZ collaborated with them. The company truly is a treasure and brings joy to all ages.


Thursday, March 24, 2022

How To Keep Your Toddler At Their Healthiest And Happiest

As a parent, it is your responsibility to keep your toddler healthy and happy. This can be a difficult task, but with some planning and effort, it is definitely doable. This blog post will discuss some tips on how to keep your toddler healthy and happy. So keep reading for helpful advice on how to create a well-rounded and joyful life for your little one!

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#1 Exercise

One of the best ways to keep your toddler healthy and happy is to ensure that they are getting plenty of exercise. Exercise is vital for kids of all ages, but it is especially crucial for developing toddlers. A great way to get your toddler moving is to take them outside to play. Fresh air and sunshine are excellent for their physical and mental health. If the weather isn’t ideal, you can also head to a nearby park or playground. Just be sure to supervise your toddler at all times while they are playing.

Another way to incorporate exercise into your toddler’s life is through active indoor activities. This could include dancing around the living room together, playing catch, or even doing some simple yoga poses. The options are endless! Just be sure to get creative and have fun with it. Exercise is not only important for your toddler’s physical health but also for their mental wellbeing. A healthy body leads to a healthy mind, so be sure to encourage plenty of activity in your toddler’s life.

#2 A Healthy Diet

In order to keep your toddler healthy, it is important that they are consuming a nutritious diet. This means offering plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. It is also important to limit processed foods, sugary snacks, and excessive amounts of salt and fat. An excellent way to ensure that your toddler is getting the nutrients they need is by preparing meals at home using healthy ingredients.

Of course, it’s not always possible to cook every meal from scratch. However, when you are on the go or in a pinch, there are still plenty of healthy options available. Look for items such as grilled chicken sandwiches, salads, fruit cups, or veggie-packed wraps when you are out and about with your toddler. With a little planning and effort, you can easily ensure that your toddler is eating a well-balanced diet.

#3 Quality Time

In addition to exercise and a healthy diet, it is also important to spend quality time with your toddler. This means setting aside time each day to play together, read books, or just chat. It’s important to really engage with your toddler during this time and give them your full attention. This will help strengthen the bond between you and help your toddler feel loved and supported.

Try to avoid distractions such as phones, computers, or television while you are spending time with your toddler. Instead, focus on interacting with them and enjoying their company. Quality time is an essential part of keeping your toddler healthy and happy.

#4 A Good Night’s Sleep

Another important factor in keeping your toddler healthy and happy is making sure they are getting enough sleep. Toddlers need around 11-14 hours of sleep each day, so it is crucial to establish a bedtime routine and stick to it as much as possible. This could include taking a bath, reading stories, and singing lullabies before putting them down to sleep.

It’s also important to create a calm and relaxing environment in your toddler’s bedroom. This means keeping the room dark and quiet at a comfortable temperature. Avoiding screen time before bed will also help your toddler wind down and prepare for a good night’s sleep. A well-rested toddler is a happy toddler, so be sure to prioritize their sleep.

#5 Positive Discipline

It’s important to discipline your toddler in a positive and constructive way. This means using techniques such as redirecting their behavior, setting limits, and providing positive reinforcement. It’s also important to avoid using physical punishment or yelling, as this can be detrimental to your toddler’s development.

Disciplining your toddler can be challenging, but it is an important part of parenting. By using positive discipline techniques, you can help your toddler learn how to behave appropriately and cope with frustration. This will set them up for success in the future and help them develop into happy and well-adjusted adults.

In addition, it is also important to provide plenty of love and affection. This means hugging, kissing, and cuddling your toddler often. This physical contact will help your toddler feel loved and secure and will promote a healthy parent-child relationship.

#6 Regular Check-Ups

Finally, it is essential to take your toddler for regular check-ups with their pediatrician. This will help ensure that they are meeting all of their milestones and staying on track developmentally. It’s also an excellent opportunity to ask any questions or address any concerns you may have about your toddler’s health and wellbeing, even if it’s about something as small as possible causes of red cheeks in your toddler. There are about a million different things happening to your toddler while they’re developing, and it can sometimes be stressful to observe and not know what’s going on. Also, be sure to keep up with your toddler’s immunizations. This will help protect them from serious illnesses and help them stay healthy.

#7 Utilize Visual Stimulation

In addition to the previously mentioned tips, it is also important to utilize visual stimulation with your toddler. This means providing them with plenty of books, toys, and other materials that are colorful and interesting. This will help stimulate their minds and promote cognitive development. Also, be sure to limit screen time as much as possible. Too much time spent in front of a screen can be harmful to a toddler’s development.

Another important aspect of your toddler’s development is their sensory development. This means helping them to develop their sense of touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. You can do this by exposing them to a variety of different textures, tastes, smells, and sounds. Also, be sure to provide plenty of opportunities for them to explore their environment. This will help them learn about the world around them and promote healthy physical and cognitive development.

#8 Create A Routine

Routines are important for toddlers as they help provide a sense of security and predictability. This can be helpful in reducing tantrums and promoting good behavior. Try to establish a daily routine for your toddler that includes regular mealtimes, nap times, and playtime. Also, be sure to be consistent with your rules and expectations. This will help your toddler know what is expected of them and make it easier for them to behave appropriately.

In addition, routines can also help your toddler feel more independent. This is because they will know what to expect and how to do things on their own. As your toddler grows, you can gradually start to give them more responsibility for themselves. This will help them develop a sense of autonomy and self-confidence.

By following these tips, you can help your toddler stay healthy and happy. In addition, by providing love and attention, establishing a routine, and promoting positive discipline, you can set your toddler up for success in the future. Also, don’t forget to take advantage of opportunities to stimulate their senses and promote cognitive development. Finally, by providing a loving and nurturing environment, you can help your toddler thrive. Just remember to be patient, take things one day at a time, and enjoy this special time in your life. Parenting can be challenging, but it is also incredibly rewarding. So savor every moment with your little one and cherish this time together.


Wednesday, March 23, 2022

How To Take Cultural Insights And Apply Them To Your Wardrobe

How we dress communicates a great deal about who we are. It can also be used to express our cultural identity. This blog post will explore how to take cultural insights and apply them to your wardrobe. We will discuss the different elements of culture and how they can be reflected in our clothes.

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1. Think About How Certain Cultural Aspects Make You Feel

Culture is made up of many different elements, including art, food, music, religion, and language. Each of these elements can have a profound effect on how you feel. When you think about what to wear, consider how certain aspects of culture make you feel. Do you want to express your cultural identity? Or do you want to blend in with the crowd?

For example, if you are attending a traditional religious ceremony, you may want to dress in a way that respects the customs of that religion. On the other hand, if you are going to a rock concert, you may want to dress in a way that shows your personality.

2. Take Elements From Different Cultures

You can also take elements from different cultures and mix them to create your own unique style. This is a great way to express your individuality. You can start by choosing a few key pieces that represent different cultures. Then, you can mix and match these items to create a look that is entirely your own.

For example, you could wear a traditional Japanese kimono with a pair of jeans and sneakers. Or you could pair a Native American headdress with a modern dress. The possibilities are endless! The key is understanding how the elements of different cultures appeal to you. For example, if you appreciate Shen Yun, you might take inspiration from how their dancers dress.

3. Look For Diversity In Fashion

When looking for inspiration, it is essential to seek out diversity in fashion. There are many different cultures worldwide, each with its own unique style of dress. By exploring different cultures, you can discover new and interesting ways to express yourself through your wardrobe.

One great way to find diversity in fashion is to look for independent designers who create clothes that represent a variety of cultures. You can also look for clothing brands that support cultural causes or have a message of inclusion.

4. Small Accessories Can Make A Difference

Sometimes small elements like accessories can make a big difference in expressing your cultural identity. For example, wearing a headscarf can show that you are proud of your cultural heritage. Or, if you wear a bracelet with symbols from different cultures, it can show that you are open to new experiences. Incorporating elements from cultural insights doesn't have to dominate your wardrobe to be effective.

In conclusion, taking cultural insights and applying them to your wardrobe is a great way to express your individuality. There are many different elements of culture that you can use for inspiration. The key is finding the ones that appeal to you and mixing them up to create a look that is entirely your own.


The Things That Make Your Business Look Professional

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The first impression of your business matters. The first impression of a business is the most important factor for their success. It's not about what you say, it's about how you look. It is important for a business to have a polished brand and professional image in order to make a good first impression.

A professional image can make or break your company’s reputation and establish your professionalism to potential customers. The right colors and a smart design can make your business stand out from the competition and give you an edge over them in terms of customer experience. But that’s not all, there are other ways to give yourself a professional image too.

What Makes Your Business Look Unprofessional?

The first thing that makes a business look unprofessional is not having a professional website. A website is the most important marketing tool for any business. It's the first impression of your company and it's how you sell yourself to potential customers. But a website isn't enough to make your company look professional, and there are many other things you can do to ensure that your company maintains its credibility in the eyes of potential customers, such as building your brand image, being accredited and having a professional office space.

What Is A Brand Image And Why Does It Matter In Marketing?

A brand image is the way that consumers perceive your company. You can make a strong first impression with a well-developed brand image. It's important to have a professional logo and website, and to provide quality customer service. Businesses have been trying to create their own personal identity for years. They want to stand out from their competitors by having a unique identity that speaks for them, which is why we see so many brands today that look different from one another.

How To Establish A Professional Corporate Identity

A professional corporate identity is one of the most important aspects of a company. It is the first thing that people notice about your company and it reflects your business’s values and personality.

There are many ways to establish a professional corporate identity. The first step is to get some certification for your products or services, such as gips verification or the relative body for your industry. This will make people more likely to trust you and also will show them that you are committed to quality.

Another way to establish a professional corporate identity is by having a professional office space. This will give people the sense that you mean business and that you are ready for whatever challenges come your way.

The Best Ways To Act Like A Professional Business

The best way to act like a professional business is by having a professional-looking office space. Just because you work from home doesn't mean that you can't have an office. You can create one in your home by dividing your space with some simple partitions or with furniture.

You should also have an official corporate address, even if it's just a PO Box. This will help you establish credibility and make it easier for clients to find you as well as keep up with tax laws.


How You Can Prevent Acne Scars

Acne is one of the most common skin disorders in the world, causing blemishes and pimples, especially on the face, upper back, shoulders, and chest. Acne primarily affects teens, with most people suffering less as they age. However, many people still suffer from acne well into their adult lives, and if not treated properly, acne can lead to scarring.

The rate of acne breakouts varies per person; some might have mild, moderate, or severe. But regardless, they can lead to a severe negative impact on both the body image and self-esteem of a person, especially regarding social acceptance and behavior, where others expect physical standards.

Individuals affected by acne tend to think they are outcasts as their physical appearance doesn't match that of their friends. So it goes on and on, leading to peer pressure, where one wants to meet the physical appearance standards of society. 

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Impact of Acne on Self-Image

Acne negatively impacts the victims; people who suffer from it lack self-confidence, whereby they are ashamed of the pimples on their faces. They might consider themselves ugly and unattractive, which makes them desperately seek treatments or ways to hide the spots. Some people let their hair grow long so that they may cover their faces to prevent acne from being visible to others.

Acne affects both genders, and when it comes to teenage males, they might choose not to participate in activities like swimming - especially if they have bad breakouts on their shoulders, back, and chest. Swimming is a sport where you will change in public dressing rooms, so having spots can inhibit one from joining in and participating.

Girls are always sensitive to their physical appearance, with social media and peer pressure having a particularly negative effect. Having acne on their faces often makes girls apply excess makeup to hide the blemishes. Unfortunately, they use makeup without considering the possible impacts of excess cosmetic usage.

Tips for Acne Treatment and Scar Prevention

Whenever you have a bad breakout, you can consult your doctor, who will take you through the advantages and disadvantages of treatment options. Unfortunately, it is very hard to get rid of acne scars, but with the following tips, you will be able to reduce the chance of developing acne scars in the first place.

Don’t squeeze

Avoid squeezing your pimples as it will just make the condition more complicated than before. By squeezing, you might push bacteria and pus deeper into your skin. This makes the inflammation even worse, making the blemish take a long time before it completely heals itself. In addition, squeezing can cause scabs to form and might lead to permanent scars. If you squeeze, make sure you apply the right disinfectant on the wounds to prevent any further infection.

Treat acne upon the breakout

Early treatments enable you to control acne, but only if you treat it the required way. Whenever the infection persists, you should visit your primary doctor.

Early treatment keeps the acne under control, preventing any breakouts from worsening. Also, it prevents the development of pimples; when these are controlled, you will not experience any scars.

Avoid picking scabs

Scabs have a critical role on the skin, so you should avoid picking at any cost. On the skin, scabs act as a natural bandage, protecting the wound as it heals. So when you pick out the scabs, you will be interfering with the healing process and significantly increasing the risk of developing scars.

Use extra sunscreen

Sunscreen is very important, especially when you are in a place where you are exposed to the sun for long hours. It helps your skin from being oily and prevents drying; remember that dry skin is always prone to acne. Therefore, always use extra sunscreen every moment you carry out your activities under bright sunlight.


Choosing The Right Career Path To Tick All Of Your Boxes

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Since the outbreak of the coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic, many of our lives have changed in many ways. Government recommendations to stay at home and to stay out of contact with other people meant that we had to completely change the way that we live. A major area that was impacted for many of us was our careers. Many businesses were unable to operate under these new conditions and ended up collapsing. Many businesses ended up making huge numbers of staff redundant. This meant that many of us lost our jobs. Some of us were placed on periods of furlough and had a lot of time to think about our jobs and what we actually want from our careers, with many of us deciding that the positions we occupied simply weren’t for us. This resulted in many wanting to change careers too. If you’re in a position where you’re job hunting or considering a career switch now, you should take some time to think about what you really want. Here are some considerations to take into account when going through this process.

Consider What You Want To Do

Of course, a great starting place is to sit down and consider what you really want to do. Think of fields you’re interested in. Think of roles that you think could give you some satisfaction. Look at other inspirational figures like Belinda Stronach and consider whether a career path like theirs could be something you’re interested in. Take some time and create a list of options.

What Type Of Hours Do You Want?

How many hours do you want each week? Do they need to be flexible? Having a clear idea of what type of hours you want to work can impact your job choice. Some jobs are able to offer flexible working hours or part time roles, whereas some are more demanding and you’ll struggle to find this type of working pattern in their field.

Do You Want Remote Work?

Remote work has become more popular throughout the course of the pandemic. Many businesses are now offering remote working options.

Are You Happy To Retrain?

You may find that if your new career choice is pretty different from your current or previous roles, you may need to take time retraining. This could involve heading back to higher education to get relevant qualification or undergoing training courses. Are you happy to take time doing this?

Could You Start From The Bottom?

If you’re already in an established career, you could find that starting something completely new means starting from the bottom again. This could mean a reduction in your salary and perhaps applying to lower grade jobs than you’re used to. Is this something that is feasible for you?

As you can see, there are a fair few things to think about when it comes to choosing the right job for you, and the considerations outlined above are just a few starting blocks. Hopefully, some of the advice will help you to land the right position to meet your needs perfectly!


Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Bell's Cookie Co. Review

Disclosure: I was sent eight (8) cookies from Bell's Cookie Co. (Seattle, WA) for review from TeamChicExecs PR. All opinions in this blog post are 100% my own and honest.

PR Sample: OH MY GOD!!! Those were the first words I exclaimed, when trying a cookie from Bell's Cookie Co. I have eaten MANY cookies (my first love was the cookie monster character from Sesame Street), but I have never tasted cookies so deliciously good! Bell's Cookie Co. is owned by Brooke and her husband Tomas. Their inspiration for starting Bell's Cookie Co. came through their catering company business, Table Catering Co. She always included fresh baked cookies as a sweet option for her clients. She noticed that customers were asking for more cookies in their next order. Paying attention to this detail, Brooke and her husband Tomas decided to start this wonderful cookie adventure. Let me tell you briefly about the inspiration behind the name of the company. They named it after their daughter, Isabella (a.k.a Bells). I thought that was so sweet! But that's not the only thing that is sweet about this company! Bell's Cookie Co. bakes cookies from scratch daily, only using the best quality ingredients. The company ships NATIONWIDE. You can shop via their website or Goldbelly. They even do large and/or corporate orders! The hardest thing for you will be choosing what flavors you want! They offer chocolate chunk, snickerdoodle, red velvet, colombian corn, chocolate monster, triple peanut butter chip and oat, the pantry, lemon blueberry & shortbread, confetti, vegan + gluten free double chocolate, the bells, and s'more. There wasn't one cookie, I didn't love out of the assortment I received. Let me talk about packaging! The box the cookies are shipped in is beautiful! I love its beautiful colors. The box puts a smile on your face before even eating a cookie. The box is sturdy and each cookie is individually wrapped and sealed for freshness. You receive a cute insert that shows a picture of the cookies, their names and corresponding description. Then the joy is eating those delicious freshly baked cookies. I love their slogan, "from our oven to your heart". If you're in the Seattle area, stop by their location. Bell's Cookie Co. can be found on Instagram and Facebook.


You Should Not Compromise When It Comes To Your Career

When it comes to your career, the last thing that you should ever do is compromise. Compromise on a lot of things in life, your home, your relationships and anything else you want to, but never your career. The reason for this is that you spend a lot of time doing the job that you choose, and you do not want to be miserable doing it. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things that you should do to avoid compromising, so keep reading down below if you would like to find out more.

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Network Well

First, you need to make sure that you are networking well. Networking isn’t the hardest thing in the world if you know what you are doing, but if you’re unsure or you are shy then it can be difficult. You need to get over this because the more connections you can make higher up in the industry, the better off you are going to be. Having friends in high places is fantastic as you can show them how good you are at what you do and then they may be able to help you get into better positions.

Don’t Give Up On Your Goals

Another thing that you need to do is make sure that you are not giving up on your goals. This is one of the mistakes that a lot of people make when things get tough, but they regret it later down the line. For example, Brad Schaeffer of MedComp Sciences didn’t give up on his goals, and he is now well known in the industry for his research into cancer. You could be the next Schaeffer of your industry if you don’t give up on the things that you are dreaming of. There are no limits to what you can achieve as long as you are willing to put in the work, and do what it takes to be a winner.

Work Your Way Up

It might be true that you have to start at the bottom and work your way up, but so do the majority of people. If you skip straight to the top then you miss out on a whole wealth of experience that will be massively beneficial to you later. Shooting to the top and missing steps is actually compromising in your career more than if you were to work your way there. You miss so much and it can really put a damper on how much you could be achieving.

Hopefully, you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you should do when it comes to your career. The last thing that you should do is compromise when it comes to building a job and career for yourself, as this is somewhere that you are going to spend a lot of your time. If it’s not something that you love, then you’re going to end up miserable and we don’t want that for you.


The 5 Pieces Of Information You'll Need To Set Up Your Business Plan

When starting a business, one of the first things you will need to do is create a business plan. This document will outline your business goals, strategies, and how you plan on achieving them. It's essential to have all of the necessary information before you begin drafting your business plan. In this blog post, we will discuss the five pieces of information that you will need.

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1. Business Concept.

This is a brief description of your business, what it does, and who its target market is. If you don't have a clear concept of what your business is or who it's for, it won't be easy to create an effective business plan. Spend some time brainstorming and doing research to come up with a solid concept for your business. Once you have your idea, the next step is to determine your goals.

2. Goals.

What are your goals for your business? Do you want to achieve a certain level of sales? Become the market leader in your industry? Be profitable within a certain timeframe? Your goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART).

If your goals are not well-defined, it will be challenging to create a plan to achieve them. Take some time to think about what you want your business to accomplish, and then write down specific goals that you can work towards.

3. Industry Research.

Before you can start drafting your business plan, you need to understand the industry you're entering. What is the current state of the industry? Who are the major players? What trends are happening? This research will help you to develop a better understanding of your place in the market and how you can be successful.

To do this research, you can read trade publications, attend industry events, or speak with experts in your field. Once you have a good understanding of the industry, you can start working on your marketing strategy.

4. Marketing Strategy.

Your marketing strategy will outline how you plan on reaching your target market and generating sales. To develop an effective marketing strategy, you need to understand your target market's needs and desires. What are they looking for in a product or service? How can you reach them? What methods of marketing will be most effective?

Once you have answered these questions, you can start to create your marketing plan. This should include specific tactics, such as advertising, public relations, and social media initiatives that you will use to reach your target market.

5. Financials.

The final piece of information you'll need for your business plan is financial projections. This will require you to do some research and make some assumptions about your future sales, expenses, and profits. Financial projections can be difficult to create, but they are essential for showing investors or lenders how your business will perform in the future. If you need help with your financial planning, visit Kevin Canterbury for expert advice and service.

Creating a business plan can seem like a daunting task, but if you have all of the necessary information, it will be much easier. Use this blog post as a guide to ensure that you have everything you need before you start drafting your business plan. Then, with a well-thought-out plan, you'll be on your way to achieving your business goals.


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Have You Forgotten A Section In Your Business Plan?

A business plan is more than just a financial step by step - it’s where you lay out all your hopes and dreams for the business you’re putting together. Sure, you need to put it into a cohesive format, but at its core that’s all a business plan really is! It’s how you demonstrate your foresight and passion for the company you want to run, and it’s how investors form their opinions. As such, you may have missed a section or two during your first draft, but you’ll only know if you go back and check with the points below in mind!

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Check Your Mission Statement First

Mission statements can be tricky to craft. They introduce your business idea as a whole, and they set the tone for the entire plan to follow. However, people can make them long and hard to read, and they can miss out on some crucial details.

To begin with, make sure you’ve written about what your business does, how you plan to accomplish this, and who you’re looking to serve. Be specific, avoid generic buzzwords, and make sure your own personality can be seen in it.

Have You Included How You’ll Approach Marketing?

Marketing is a big part of running a business, and your ideas for the strategy need to be noted down on your plan as well. Start with the product you’re offering; what is it? What will it cost? And above that, how do you want to promote it?

To promote your product, you’ll need to clearly state its features. They’re going to be the only things capable of grabbing market attention, after all! And finally, always try to include the marketing channels you’re thinking of using. They’re a crucial part of how effective your marketing efforts will be.

How Will You Deal With Legal Trouble?

Dealing with any kind of legal trouble is another sub clause of how you’ll manage your company. You should already have a management section on your business plan, and within it note down who’s going to be involved with both the day to day and behind the scenes.

It’s best to get to know a lawyer’s office in your sector beforehand, such as Zarwin Baum; opening up a business of your own can be, well, just that - tricky business! And without a reliable lawyer’s service on hand to offset liability, deal with tax, and draw up contracts, you’ll be in for a real challenge.

What Are Your Overall Goals And Objectives?

Finally, a business plan needs a business goal. What do you want out of your plan? And how will you get there? Don’t repeat your mission statement a second time - this is where objectives come in! Objectives are your goal in detail, and they tell any would-be investor exactly how you plan to build up and eventually become a success.

Your business plan can easily miss a section or two. Read back through it to see if the above can be added.


5 Of The Best Health Care Tips

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking about the quality of your health and wellbeing. If you feel like you need to make some changes to improve your health or your life quality, you’ve come to the right place. These 5 tips are all you need to optimize your health and get on track.

Variety Diet

In order to maintain a healthy BMI, we need to consume 40 different nutrients. Since there is no superfood we can eat that contains all of these in one go, we need to balance our diets and consume the right foods at the right times. Find out more at healthcare capital management.

A variety diet contains the right balance of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Of course, every “body” is different and has unique requirements, but if you consume a balanced diet, your body will use what it needs and either store or remove the rest. But focus on variety.

Consider Fasting

If you want to slim down and improve your immune system function (along with many other benefits), consider fasting. It’s no surprise that fasting is popular in human communities through the ages because it reduces your BMI and allows your cells to re-energize, making you healthy.

There are various ways that you can fast, but first, a word of caution. Fasting can be dangerous if you have special dietary requirements or health issues, so always consult a medical professional before you try it out. After that, read up on intermittent fasting for best results.

Exercise Frequently

Human beings are built for exercising! We stand upright so we can cover long distances walking or jogging, and our eyes are front-facing so we can see dangers in the distance. Due to this evolution, our bodies respond to frequent exercise but not so much to lethargy and inactivity.

The good news is that you don’t need to be a regular gym enthusiast to benefit from the amazing effects of frequent exercise. In fact, all you need is a little light exercise a few times a week to increase your heart rate and remind your muscles and bones they’re there to be used.

Drink Green Tea

Green tea is packed full of anti-oxidants meaning that you can detox your system by going on a green tea diet every now and again. Although it’s a diet, you won’t feel hunger pangs quite so much; that’s because green tea is also an appetite suppressor, so it’s the best of both worlds.

Although green tea is probably the best for this kind of diet, it’s not the only way you can benefit from a tea diet. If you’re bored of drinking green tea, switch to a different flavor, such as licorice or peppermint. Milk tea is also suitable and helps to reduce your appetite further due to protein.

Reduce Stress

Stress is one of the leading causes of poor health, and it is very common. Stress can genuinely change the color of your hair; it can also cause headaches, high blood pressure, sleep issues, and anxiety. The best way to tackle it is to use mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques.

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