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Thursday, April 28, 2022

4 Steps To Help You Get Ready For Summer

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Who isn’t excited about the summer? Especially the summer that seems like the first real one in forever. You can start planning parties and thinking about spending time with friends that have been out of your life for too long, and as long as the weather holds up, there’s plenty to look forward to. But before all of this, you need to get yourself and your home ready for summer, so here are four steps to take.

Put On A Happy Face

You should naturally feel more positive by getting that much-needed vitamin D flooding through you, but you can even take this a step further. If you want to make sure you’re the happiest person this summer, the likes of Apa Aesthetic can give you the gleaming smile you’ve always wanted just in.

Your smile will generate a positive attitude that’s bound to be contagious. It will flush away the negativity and inspire those around you, making sure this is a summer that no one will forget, and it will all be for the right reasons.

Reflect The Weather In Your Wardrobe

Summer gives you the chance to show off your personality and express yourself through your wardrobe. You don’t need to wrap up warm as you did during the winter, so unpack those breezy clothes and let the soft, warm air flow all around you. It is also very important to avoid synthetic materials and tight-fitting clothes during summer to allow your skin to breathe. Opting for bamboo underwear or searching for adults 100% cotton socks can be practical as they offer breathability and prevent any potential discomfort or irritation to your skin.

Those who adore fashion find summer to be the best time of the year because there's so much to do and so many outfits to combine each day. The sunshine gives you an excuse to be as bright and as bold as possible, and there’s no excuse not to embrace this opportunity.

Get Outside As Early As Possible

How many summers have you had in the past where you didn’t make the most of every second? You should get outside the very first time the sun creeps from behind the clouds and set up a relaxation spot in your yard.

But, you don’t want to spend all summer at home. You need to make plans to see people and do things. There are tourist attractions and events, festivals, or days out that are begging for you to attend, so give yourself and the kids a chance to make the most of what your city has to offer.

Clean Out The Garden

Speaking of the garden, you may have neglected it slightly over the past few months. Before you start sending out invites for your yearly barbecue, you need to carry out some essential garden maintenance to make sure it’s presentable.

This includes giving the grill a robust clean and cutting back overgrown bushes. You can also dig the lawn games out from the shed so the kids have something to keep them entertained. If you’ve got a pool, it may need some deep cleaning to ensure a summer full of splishing splashing fun.

Lovin’ Summer

For many, summer is the best time of the year. It’s hot, it’s fun, and it seems like everyone is in a better mood. Once you finish these steps, feel free to invite friends and family over for a drink in the sunshine, because you all deserve it.


8 Tips To Ensure Project Management Success

When it comes to project management, can create some major challenges. If it all goes very badly, then you can expect the whole project gets completely derailed. Sure, there are plenty of common challenges that usually keep the whole project team on their toes from budgets, curveballs, and maybe some sudden (unexcepted) changes.

But, it’s very important to ensure the success of a project by knowing all the nitty-gritty and maybe even considering some type of helpful management system.  So, how exactly can you ensure that there will be a complete success for the management of the project? Not just for the manager who’s in charge, but for everyone? While it’s important to stay confident throughout the whole process, there’s a lot more that goes into it. So here are some helpful tips to ensure the success of the management of your project!

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Begin by understanding the project completely

This includes trying to understand the project inside out. So, by all means, make sure that you get begin with that. Understand exactly what you’re working with, what the point of the project is, what are the goals, and what is the expected turnout of the project itself. This is also going to include identifying the clients and the stakeholders and the entire understanding.

 This can include what the intent is for this project, what the interests are for this project, and what the expectations are regarding this project too. Once this step is complete, you’re going to want to create a solid project plan that includes what the responsibilities would be and who will do what for the project.

Appoint a project manager

Preferably, someone who is qualified can include something with proper training such as a certificate or diploma, or at least someone with the right amount of experience. Seriously, in order to have enough progress and to get this progress in the right direction, this is definitely going to be needed. So, what exactly is essential? Well, when it comes to a project manager, you’re going to want someone who is credible enough for the job.

Look around, who has the experience, who can handle this? Also, can this project manager nicely align with all the different personalities that will be working on this project? The right person for the job needs to be someone who knows how to let loose, knows how to have some fun, someone who can make the project enjoyable. But of course, this person also needs to be able to balance this out with productivity too.

Look into the project requirements

After having an understanding of the project and appointing the right project manager, you’re going to then need to take a good look into the requirements for the project itself.  It’s essential to identify the requirements, what the resources will be, but also the key factors that will make this project a complete success. So, you’ll need to develop a strong team that will handle this project. Define the roles, what people will do, and of course, you’re going to need to properly allocate all the right tasks.

Look into some handy tools

The team is going to need some tools to help out with ensuring that the project stays a success. Nobody uses notebooks and emails to help out the whole team. Instead, collaborative software and apps for managing team tasks are what it’s all about. So, look into some good project management software, but don’t forget about tools that are going to help with collaboration. Remember, a lot of people are working remotely nowadays.

So you can’t expect everyone to just attend in-person meetings or pull all-nighters at the office. Instead, look for tools that all people to collaborate online from a distance. This helps make the project go so much better, and it also helps out with speeding up the process too.

Understand that every project will have its own risks

When it comes to projects, there has to be some risk management taken into account as well. This is 100% needed for the project's success! Risks are hands-down some of the potential threats, and these can certainly jeopardize everything! The whole progress of the project needs to be considered. Risk can be a threat, but keep in mind, that with proper risk management, everything can be just fine. So, first, take a look at some of the potential risks, these need to be identified. By doing so, you’ll (and the rest of the team) work towards corrective measures. Pay close attention to anything that could get in the way of this.

Consider the team’s strengths and weaknesses

Look, everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, and the success of a team is going to heavily depend on the skills that the team members have. While there should be some consideration on strengthening those weaknesses, it really shouldn’t constantly be pushed at for projects that may have a tight deadline.

Whether you’re the project manager, someone who is overseeing the project, or maybe a person who is in the team, you’ll have to try and make that the allocation of work is properly spread out. It’s indeed true that someone else’s strength will be someone else’s weakness. Use this, it’s going to make work so much more effective!

Stay considerate

Time and time again, tensions get built up during projects. Now, why is that? Well, one thing to blame would be the lack of consideration. Not just the project manager, but also everyone on the team too. It’s so important to communicate with loved ones about the scope of the work. This doesn’t mean giving out details but informing loved ones about how you may be bogged down for some time.

But, this should also include coworkers as well. Keep everyone informed of the schedule and the potential stress that the project could have. Be clear and be firm about all of this.

Don’t expect perfection

Last but not least, try to avoid perfection. It’s totally human nature to want to stay perfect, but so many unforeseen things could get in the way of this. So, for this very reason, don’t ever try to strive for perfection, just focus on meeting the project goals. Afterward, you can then begin to look into all of the tiny details.


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

5 Ways To Stay Confident When Starting A New Job (as a Woman)

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You have to meet new people, learn new ways of doing things, and you want to make a good impression in your new role. So stay confident when starting a new job with these tips.

Dress Appropriately And Comfortably

When you're in a professional environment, you need to look presentable. But it can knock your confidence when you don't know what to wear. First, always dress appropriately. It's unlikely you will make friends with mini skirts and cleavage tops exposing your underwear. Remember, the most comfortable bras are the best ones, and they're there to support you. Not show off the goods. If you are unsure about what to wear in a professional, ask a female colleague or look around at what other women wear. But don't be afraid to express yourself either.

Hit The Ground Running

When you get hired for a job, you are hired for a reason. You are hired because your employer believes you are the best out of possibly hundreds of people. That alone should give you a massive confidence boost. Especially if you plan a particularly challenging role. So, while you impress your boss in the interview, keep the momentum going when you start. To hit the ground running, approach your tasks with a positive attitude. And always meet deadlines. Finishing before a deadline is great, but make sure the work is done right and not rushed.

Stay Confident When Starting A New Job With A Relaxed Attitude

Starting a new job is stressful, and it can take up to 18 months to feel comfortable in a new role. You don't know anyone, you are expected to perform well, and you may not have developed some skills yet. But approaching your new job tense and awkward, colleagues will perceive you like this. Additionally, you are likely to make mistakes in your work if you cannot relax. As a result, your performance will plummet, and your confidence will be shaken to almost non-existence. The knock-on effects trouble with your boss and not coming to work.

Remember Why You Are There

It's all well and good making friends at work, but it's not who you are there. You are there to do a specific job. And this is expected of you. If you fail to meet the standards you were hired for, you will be terminated. So keep your confidence by remembering why you are there. Doing a good day's work is fantastic for your confidence, boosting serotonin. There's nothing like the feeling of knowing you did a great job at work. And when you perform well at work, you get noticed. And that means career advancement. That's the drive you need. Everything else is a bonus.

Don't Shy Away From Colleagues

Of course, working hard doesn't mean you should shy away from colleagues. In fact, it's better to do the opposite. Approach co-workers as if you have known them all your life. Positivity and confidence beget themselves. If you don't engage with those around you at work, you risk becoming someone no one ever talks to. Further, try to engage with shy colleagues and offer guidance and support. Everyone you work with is a potential friend. You can contribute to making your workplace better for everyone by lifting those around you.


Starting a new job is frightening for almost everyone. But you can keep your confidence up by dressing correctly, beginning with enthusiasm, and engaging with colleagues.


Monday, April 25, 2022

Fresh Beauty Milk Intensive Hand Cream Review

Not Sponsored: Hey Everybody! I've been reviewing the NEW Fresh Beauty Milk Bodycare Collection. Be sure to read my reviews on the Milk Body Cleanser and Milk Body Lotion. Today, I would like to review the Milk Intensive Hand Cream. We all get dry hands from time to time. Some more than others (like me ... cough cough ... super dry skin). So, it's important that you keep your favorite tube of hand cream in your desk drawer at work, favorite spot at home or in your purse. It may come in HANDy! I'm in a joking mood today. So, what ingredients are in this hand cream? Fresh Beauty's Milk Intensive Hand Cream contains Hyaluronic Acid (attracts and maintains moisture to enhance suppleness), Plant-Based Milks (centella, rice, and linseed help to soothe, comfort, and support the skin’s barrier function. Fresh uses a specific process to blend their plants with extra virgin olive oil to create three unique, gentle milk-like emulsions), Vitamin E (helps to protect, soothe, and soften the skin) and Biotin (helps support the skin barrier function and the overall look of healthy-looking skin. Also known as vitamin B7, it is well known to support strong nails). This hand cream is creamy white. It has a fresh and clean scent, just like the other products in this collection. Fresh states, that after using this hand cream you will have soft hands, cuticles and that it provides all day hydration. Let me share my experience. When you first apply it, I think your initial reaction will be ... this hand cream is too heavy for me. I know I did and I have SUPER DRY SKIN. It takes about ten minutes (yes, I timed it) to completely dry down. Once it does, your hands will feel SUPER SOFT. They feel really good! Now, HYDRATION! Does this hand cream truly provide long-lasting all-day hydration? Initially you may think so, but feel your hands after a couple of hours. Mine still felt soft, but not as hydrated. I feel this hand cream will work best for skin types OTHER than dry skin types. For dry skin types (like myself), I feel it isn't enough. It's not long lasting if you have dry skin. Only for several hours. That may be good enough for you. You may not mind reapplying. For everyone else, I feel this will work well for you. For dry skin types, let me recommend Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Body Milk Travel Lotion and/or The Cottage Greenhouse Cucumber & Honey and Carrot & Neroli Rich Shea Butter Hand-Cream (both reviewed here). I personally feel those are two better options for anyone with dry skin.

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  Fresh Beauty Milk Intensive Hand Cream is Sweet (Oily, Combination, Normal Skin Types)
Fresh Beauty Milk Intensive Hand Cream is Bittersweet (Dry Skin Types)


Sunday, April 24, 2022

Fresh Beauty Milk Body Lotion Review

Not Sponsored: Fresh Beauty just recently came out with a NEW Milk Bodycare Collection. I reviewed the Milk Body Cleanser yesterday, and today I would like to share my thoughts with you on the Milk Body Lotion. Again, Fresh Beauty gets an A for the exceptionally cute old-fashioned dairy milk bottle packaging. I find it absolutely adorable. The Milk Body Cleanser and Body Lotion have identical packaging. What differentiates them, is of course the product and the print on the Milk Body Lotion is black & brown/gold. The only reason why I don't give Fresh an A+ is because I haven't been able to twist off the cap completely (they probably did that to ensure the product stays secure when transported). Just realize the cap flips up, but it doesn't twist off (I wanted to repurpose it, but oh well). This Milk Body Lotion contains the same ingredients as the Milk Body Cleanser: Centella Milk (to soothe), Rice Milk (to comfort), Linseed Milk (to strengthen), Niacinamide (to help maintain a healthy look) and Vitamin E (to help soften skin). But the Milk Body Lotion ALSO CONTAINS Hyaluronic Acid (to attract and maintain moisture) and Squalene (to help smooth texture). This Milk Body Lotion promises 24hr deep hydration with a lightweight texture, to soothe & strengthen the skin’s barrier and leave behind a velvety soft feel & not cling to clothes. I found ALL of this to be true when I used this product. The formula is white and creamy. The lotion spreads beautifully on the skin. It absorbs well. It has a great clean & fresh scent. My dry skin felt moisturized and soft afterwards. In my opinion, this is a really good lotion. For anyone with dry skin, this will be great during the Summer months. However, you will probably need something more moisturizing during the Winter months. Other skin types should love this year round. Is this the best milk lotion I've ever tried. My answer is no. There are two that beat it. One is Archipelago Botanicals Oat Milk Body Lotion (not the soy - reviewed here). It's a dream for anyone with dry skin. Second is, Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Body Milk Lotion (decorative cruet, bottle, pump top, travel)(reviewed here). For me, Fresh Milk Body Lotion would come in third place. It's really good, but I would purchase the other two before this one. Look for a demo on my instagram post. I hope these reviews help you in your decision-making.

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  Fresh Beauty Milk Body Lotion is Sweet (BUT ... please read my review)


Saturday, April 23, 2022

Fresh Beauty Milk Body Cleanser Review

Not Sponsored: I Love Fresh Beauty! I've reviewed so many of their products. My favorites are their Advanced Therapy Lip Products, Kombucha Facial Treatment, Vitamin Nectar Products and Bath & Shower Gels. So I nearly jumped out of my bed, when I saw their NEW Milk Bodycare Collection on ULTA's website. I ordered the collection the same night it previewed. I love milk products. Well, I received my order. I've tried everything. Let me share my thoughts on each product (separate blog posts) in the collection. Today, lets start with the Fresh Milk Body Cleanser. Fresh hit a home-run with packaging. The product is in the cutest old-fashioned "dairy" milk bottle. I love its simplicity. It has the prettiest black & green print. There's even a sticker that says "body cleanser" that goes across the flip top cap. The bottle is squeezable (to dispense the product). I gently squeeze mine, but I didn't detect that the bottle would dent or anything. I was going to repurpose the bottle, but I couldn't get the flip top cap to unscrew (even with a nutcracker, so that was a little disappointing). The body cleanser easily pours (fluid) out the opening in the cap. So functionally, it all works. Now, the product. The body cleanser is white in color. I would describe the scent as "clean" and "fresh". The formula contains different types of MILK: Centella Milk (to soothe), Rice Milk (to comfort) and Linseed Milk (to strengthen). Fresh Beauty uses "a specific process to blend [their] plants with extra virgin olive oil to create three unique, gentle milk-like emulsions." This milk body cleanser also contains Vitamin E (helps to protect, soothe, and soften the skin) and Niacinamide (is an essential nutrient derived from vitamin B3 that helps to support the skin’s barrier function while maintaining a healthy look). This milk body cleanser is also pH balanced. Fresh Beauty states you should apply this daily to WET SKIN. Here's the thing you guys, it's LOW LATHERING! Get your body good & wet, apply this product (work it into a small lather) and then rinse. If you apply this directly to your washcloth, you're going to end up using a lot of product (and they only give you 8.7 fl oz). My skin felt lightly moisturized and VERY SOFT after using this product. It also gave my skin a nice CLEAN scent. I've been back & forth as to whether to give this a SWEET or BITTERSWEET rating. I'm just use to body washes that lather a bit more. This is where it struggles. I have to use FOUR to FIVE quarter size amounts for it to lather. That's a nice bit of product I'm using. I would use up this little bottle in two weeks quickly. I like how my skin feels after using it, but for me its not a pleasant experience in the shower. Yeah, I'm rubbing it on my skin. Trying to work up some kind of lather. I rinse it off. My skin feels great. But I was looking for some nice MILK BUBBLES and such. So, I'm a little disappointed in that part of the experience. I'll just stick with a SWEET rating, because your skin will feel super soft and lightly moisturized afterwards. But for the quantity and the price point, I can't see myself using this EVERYDAY, let alone TWICE A DAY because you'll use it all up in two weeks. I'll probably use it 1-2 times a week. It's an indulgence you guys. I think of it as more of a moisturizer ... that rinses off leaving your skin feeling great. It is also offered in a travel size. You may want to test it out and see how you feel about it. Another really good milk body wash (that lathers) is by Archipelago Botanicals. They offer their milk body wash in a couple of sizes (17 oz, 33 oz, travel size). It's really good, you get more product for your money and may be another option for you. Look for a demo on my instagram post.

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  Fresh Beauty Milk Body Cleanser is Sweet (BUT ... please read my review)


How To Scale Your Business To Be The Best In Your Industry

There are many different ways to grow a business. But not all of them will work for every company. To scale your business and become the best in your industry, you need to find the right growth strategy and implement it effectively. The following blog will discuss several different strategies that you can use to grow your business. It will also provide tips on choosing the right growth strategy for your company. So if you're ready to take your business to the next level, keep reading!

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1. Expand Your Product Line 

One way to scale your business is to expand your product line. This involves adding new products or services that complement your existing offerings. For example, if you sell clothing, you could add a new line of accessories or home goods. Or, if you offer consulting services, you could add a new service that helps your clients with marketing or financial planning. By expanding your product line, you can reach new markets and customer segments. And as you grow your customer base, you'll be able to scale up your operations more efficiently.

Of course, expanding your product line isn't always easy. You need to ensure that the new products or services you're offering are actually required by your target market. And they should also be complementary to your existing offerings. Otherwise, you could end up confusing or frustrating your customers. So before you expand your product line, do your research and make sure that it's the right move for your business.

2. Use Technology To Your Advantage

Another way to scale your business is to use technology to your advantage. There are several different ways you can do this. Try a NetSuite Demo to improve your efficiency and free up your time to focus on other aspects of your business. You can also use online tools and platforms to reach new customers or markets. And you can use data analytics to track your performance and make better decisions about how to grow your business.

Of course, using technology comes with its own set of challenges. You need to make sure that you're using the right tools for your needs. And you also need to be aware of the potential risks associated with any new technology you're adopting. But if you're careful and you use technology wisely, it can be a powerful tool for scaling your business.

3. Focus On Customer Acquisition

Another way to scale your business is to focus on customer acquisition. This means finding new ways to attract and convert leads into customers. There are several different strategies you can use to do this, such as content marketing, search engine optimization, and social media marketing. By investing in customer acquisition, you can significantly grow your customer base. And as your customer base grows, so will your revenues.

Of course, acquiring new customers isn't always easy. It takes time, effort, and money to attract and convert leads into customers. But if you're willing to invest the resources necessary, it can be an effective way to scale your business.

In conclusion, there are several different ways to scale your business. But not all of them will work for every company. It's essential to find the right growth strategy for your business and implement it effectively. By using the strategies discussed above, you can take your business to the next level and become the best in your industry.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Tarte Maneater Waterproof Mascara Review

Not Sponsored: I had a flashback, when I saw Tarte's NEW Maneater Waterproof Mascara! I remember trying the regular formula back in 2017. I loved the formula back then, so I was happy to see a waterproof version (lately, a lot of brands have been coming out with waterproof mascaras). With the heat and humidity we experience here in New Orleans, we need waterproof EVERYTHING! HaHaHa If you love the look of false lashes without applying false lashes, keep reading! This mascara promises massive volume, infinite length and extreme curl. Well, BOY does it deliver! Just look at my lashes below! They went from non-existent to VA-VA-KABOOM!!! This mascara has a 500+ bristle brush that will coat and separate ALL of your lashes EASILY (top & bottom). The ingredients in this mascara are AMAZING: avocado oil (nourishing & reconstructing), camellia seed oil (nourishing & strengthening), biotin (improves foundation of keratin & improves appearance of lash thickness & elasticity), vegetal derived keratin (conditions lashes & enhances elasticity) and hair follicle complex (selected oils complex from acai, passion fruit and rice, promotes appearance of glow, revitalization & hydration). This mascara is formulated without parabens, mineral oil phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate and gluten. It's ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested. It's safe for contact wearers (like me). It promises 16 hour longwear! You can swim! You can cry! There's also a travel-size version of this mascara on Tarte's website (Tarte has travel-size versions of all their products). This is a thicker mascara than other mascaras in my collection, but it's SUPER good. It will make your lashes super black. It will make them stand out. Your eyes will make a statement. It's definitely great for evening. I've been currently trying a lot of mascaras lately. I will have to narrow them down. But this will definitely be staying in my makeup arsenal. I'll make my decision by the end of the year. I'll include a video of this on my instagram page. Pick you up a tube of THIS!

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  Josie Maran Argan Intensive Daily Repair Body Butter is Supersweet

Tarte Maneater Waterproof Mascara


The Secret To A Great Themed Party

Themed parties can be excellent for different occasions. You may choose to host a work event to celebrate your recent success, and picking a nice theme can add something to the party. Similarly, your wedding party might be themed to make it stand out and be different from what people are used to.
Unfortunately, you can easily host a terrible themed party if you’re not careful. There are certain things that you need to get right if you want the party to be a success. So, here’s the secret to putting on a fantastic themed party:
Pick a theme that actually works
The first step is choosing a theme that you can actually replicate. Not only that, but it must be easy for your guests to adhere to the theme. You want them to make an effort, but you don’t want it to be too complicated as many people might avoid going to the party altogether. 

For example, a casino theme works really well. Here, guests have to dress up as though they’re going to a fancy casino. It might require a bit of dress-up, but most people will have smart clothes to wear to capture the essence of the theme. You can also rent casino games for party purposes, making it easier to capture the theme at the location. It’s simple, yet really effective.

On the other hand, if you picked something like an animal theme for the party, you’re asking a lot of everyone. People have to find animal costumes - which cost money and they’re unlikely to use again - or they might have to paint their faces. Some people love this, but others find it too much effort and won’t bother coming. Stick to a theme that actually works and is easier for everyone to adhere to.

Send out themed invitations

Your party actually starts when you invite people to it. Invitations are super important as they help you create a guest list. However, for a themed party, the invitation takes on another role. In essence, it does the job of setting the scene for your guests before the event begins. People should see the invitation and instantly be intrigued. This doesn’t look like a normal party invite?

Upon opening it, they should be met with an invitation that follows your theme. Going back to the casino idea from above, your invitations should be super fancy. It should feel as though your guests are genuinely being invited to some exclusive casino for the rich and famous. This helps people understand the theme of your party, but it also gets them excited. They love the invites and can’t wait to see what else you’ve done to fit the theme.

Immerse your guests in the theme

Too many themed parties are not up to scratch. Without wanting to sound rude, they’re a bit lazy. People might wear costumes or themed outfits, and that’s about it. It doesn’t do a great job of setting the scene and making your party a proper party with a theme.

Instead, you need to immerse your guests in the theme. Find a location for the party and decorate it to feel like it fits your theme. Let’s say you’re hosting a Harry Potter party. It’s a popular option for children and adults, but would it make sense to just host this in a bar? No, you need a location that allows you to decorate the interior to look like it’s a scene from Harry Potter. People should walk in and feel as though they’ve stepped foot into a different universe that revolves around the theme.

Decorating the setting is one thing, there are still other elements to immerse your guests. Think about the food and drink you have for them. Try to make them match the theme! Halloween parties are great at doing this - you can have food but give it weird names to make it seem scary. Again, going back to the casino example, you should try to craft your refreshments to match those seen in casinos. So, fancy canapes and other little bits to eat - with glasses of champagne of course. For one night, your guests should feel as though they’ve been taken out of their world and dumped into a new setting that revolves around your theme.

And there you have it; the secret to a great themed party. It all starts with your theme, and then you have to make it a real experience for every guest. If you don’t want to go to the effort of decorating a setting or making themed refreshments, don’t bother with a themed party! Choose a more traditional one instead, so you don’t leave anyone disappointed.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Josie Maran Argan Apothecary Intensive Daily Repair Eczema Relief Body Butter Review

Not Sponsored: If you have dry skin like me, you are probably always on the look-out for a lotion or body butter that will both moisturize and soothe your dry skin. This can be really tricky, because some body butters can be too greasy/oily and some don't provide enough moisture. It's a delicate balance. When you see the word body butter, you may think this stuff may be too heavy for my skin. Well, body butters have really come a long way! Many are more lightweight as mentioned in this post. Well this applies to the NEW Josie Maran Intensive Daily Repair Body Butter, from Josie Maran's NEW Argan Apothecary Collection (the very first product in this new collection). This body butter you guys is a little different. It's not only for DRY SKIN, but also ECZEMA RELIEF. This unscented body butter is smooth and creamy goodness! Its main ingredients are Colloidal Oatmeal (used for centuries as a natural treatment, it delivers soothing relief to dry, itchy, irritated skin), 100% Pure Argan Oil (nature’s richest source of essential fatty acids and vitamin E to deeply moisturize), Aloe Leaf Juice (delivers calming antioxidant hydration) and Shea Butter (full of vitamin E for softer skin). This is a plant-powered cream that instantly heals and relieves with a blend of medical grade ingredients, that I mentioned above. This body butter is formulated without steroids, allergens, or fragrance. I encourage you to click on the link above to view the BEFORE and AFTER pictures on the Josie Maran website. They are very impressive. I don't have eczema, but when I applied this body butter I immediately felt a difference. There was something different about it. A feeling. A soothing sensation. I will be honest. When I purchased this, I just saw the words BODY BUTTER  and wanted to try it. I didn't know it was for ECZEMA as well. This body butter is not heavy, greasy or sticky. It immediately goes into the skin. I use it at night, when the body naturally recovers and heals itself. But it can be used day, night and all year round. I will probably use it a couple of times a week in conjunction with my other favorite lotions and body butters. It's really good! Definitely give it a try!

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  Josie Maran Argan Intensive Daily Repair Body Butter is Supersweet


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

How To Throw A Successful Work Event

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There comes a time in one’s professional life where you must be the leader at a corporate event. With so many different cultures, personalities, and people coming together in one space, there are certain ways a person can cater to everyone and make the night special. Here is how to throw a successful work event.
Choose The Right DJ
Right off the bat, you are going to need to hire the right DJ for your party. When you start inquiring with different companies about the event, ask them to play music that everyone will love. This may require a lot of songs from back in the day that are old classics, and some new songs that will get people dancing.
Choose The Right Food
Have an array of food that everyone can eat. There are a lot of food allergies out there, so try and blend some of those needs together. Pick vegetarian dishes that can also double as vegan dishes and don’t require cheese or nuts. Have meat dishes for meat lovers, and overall, keep the fare light so that people won’t get sleepy and want to leave.
Hire a great corporate caterer that will not only make great food, but will bring a staff that is courteous, fast, and on top of everything.
 Choose The Right Decor

Finding the right decor for a corporate event can be difficult because you are going to want to set a great, yet professional tone for the evening. This is where a great decorating company like Just Artifacts comes in handy. They are experts at party decorations. Companies like this can guide you as to what to buy, what will work, and some companies may offer to do the decorating for you.

If you can work that into the budget it is worth the money.

Offer Food And Drink Immediately

A professional party is always successful when the staff has trays of drinks and food upon arrival. As guests arrive and filter into the space they can have a welcome cocktail or glass of champagne along with a snack or two.

A lot of people may come from a long day of working and they will be starving and ready to calm themselves with a drink.

Send Thank You Notes

Always thank people for coming. Even if you make a generic thank you card and send them out to everyone with the same message inside, it will look good for your company and it will look good for you. Thank you notes always make a person feel good about going to an event, and it is a nice way to cap off the experience.

A person will feel appreciative and will come to future events you host.


If you are able to hit on some of these points, your party will be a success. As time goes on, you will find that special touch that will draw people back time and again, and your parties will be highly sought after.
The main goal is to pick music that falls in the middle of the road that some will at least like a little bit and some absolutely love.

Planning The Perfect Wedding Party

Your wedding party is the closing chapter of your special day, and you definitely want your event to finish with a memorable bang! Thankfully, figuring out how to plan the perfect wedding party has never been so simple, as there are just a few easy steps that you can follow to put on the best celebration that you and your guests could ever imagine. So, if you want to start planning the most amazing wedding party yet, then read on to discover more! 

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Choosing The Right Venue 

The venue that you choose to host your wedding party in will have a huge impact on the success of your evening, as you need a space that sets the scene perfectly for your guests to dance the night away! If your party venue is jammed full of tables with no space to move, then your guests will be forced to stay seated separately rather than coming together. However, if you find a venue that boasts a large dance floor that’s big enough to accommodate each and every one of your friends and family, then they’ll be more than motivated to get up and party! The decor and design of your venue contributes towards the success of your night too, as a dull, drab interior could put a bit of a dampener on your party and leave your guests feeling underwhelmed. Try to locate a stylish venue that matches in with the theme of your main wedding reception, such as a ballroom for a princess style wedding or a converted barn for a more rustic, nature inspired shindig. Add your own unique decor additions in the form of buntin or personalized prints on the walls, as well as free standing decor like flower arrangements. You might also like to consider some kind of photo opportunity like a glitter wall or even a photo booth inside your wedding party venue, as this can be a great way to get your guests together and make some long lasting memories.

Mastering The Music & Lighting

Next, you need to turn your attention to mastering the music and lighting for your wedding party. Your music contributes massively toward the overall success of your evening, as you’re going to need some of the best tunes to encourage each and every one of your guests to get up and dance. There are several different options that you can choose to pursue for your wedding party music, including a live band, a DJ or even a singer or choir. The type of music that you prefer will have some influence over the person or people you hire for a party, but you need to make sure you can find a popular option with good reviews like dueling pianos wedding entertainment so you can have faith in your choice on the big day. Adding some kind of disco ball or mood lighting that sets the scene for fun in your wedding party venue should be your final priority! If you need help with your lighting, Blingle! in Driftwood, TX is the perfect solution to light up your big day.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Lancôme Oui La Vie Est Belle Perfume Review

Disclosure: I was sent a bottle of Lancôme Oui La Vie Est Belle Perfume for review from Lancôme PR. All opinions in this blog post are 100% my own and honest. This post contains affiliate links. I get commission for purchases or clicks made through links in this post.

PR Sample: Well, Oui [YES] ... Oui [YES] ... Indeed! Lancôme has come out with a NEW perfume. It's called Oui La Vie Est Belle. It's the newest addition to the La Vie Est Belle perfume family. I just received a bottle, and I am VERY EXCITED about this fragrance. It's sweet, romantic, alluring and sexy. I keep sniffing my arm (so that's a good sign). Let's talk notes! This fragrance has top notes of fruity bergamot, pink pepper and juicy raspberry accord; middle (heart) notes of rose centifolia, ylang ylang and jasmine; and bottom (base) notes of patchouli, gourmand accord and iris to intensify the addictive and sensual signature of La Vie Est Belle. It's a sensory experience you guys! Wait for it to dry down to the bottom gourmand notes. You will be sniffing your arm as well. I am not a floral perfume wearer (at all), so it says A LOT that I really love this perfume. The blend of ingredients smells so good! It's a really nice mix. Definitely give it a spritz. Let's look at the bottle! The bottle is festive, sparkly and pretty! Lancôme describes it as "a firework of gold sparkles, like a burst of happiness." By adding "OUI" to the iconic "La vie est belle", Lancôme writes a new chapter of saying YES to joy, celebrating the beauty of new opportunities and of living in the moment. Lancôme goes on to say, "This fragrance is for those who celebrate every moment of joy, and empowers those who wear it to embrace every opportunity." Well, I'm ALL FOR THAT! In my humble opinion, Lancôme has a WINNER FRAGRANCE on its hands. Buy it for yourself. Buy it for someone special. You are going to love it. They are going to love it. Oui! Oui!

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
Lancôme's Oui La Vie Est Belle Perfume is Supersweet

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