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Books for Motivation

Books to Motivate you
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
– Jim Rohn
How true is that? It’s one of my favourite quotes. Jim Rohn was a huge inspiration to one of my own mentors, Tony Robbins, who I haven’t personally met, but he’s touched my life in ways that I will forever be grateful.
Before reading Tony’s books I took his ‘Unleash the Power Within’ event a year ago. At the time I felt that my life wasn’t where it needed to be and I wanted more, but didn’t know where to start. I needed strategies and a mental break. After taking UPW I read his books and to this day I still continue to apply everything I’ve learned to achieve my goals. I am now where I want to be and more!
Today I wanted to share a couple of books that have helped me grow exponentially and inspired me to be better (and yes that includes one of Tony’s books).
Hopefully these can do the same for you. ♥
‘Awaken the Giant Within’ by Tony Robbins
‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill
‘The EveryGirl’s Guide to Life’ by Maria Menounos
What are some of your favorite books for inspiration? Leave me a comment below. xoxo
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Lash Extensions

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I finally tried my first set of natural, classic looking lash extensions courtesy of Linda at GTA Lash Dolls and am officially hooked! The procedure took about 2-3 hours and I honestly thought I wouldn’t last (I am very fidgety!), but I did! The outcome was so worth it! I walked out with beautiful, natural looking lashes. I swear I couldn’t see where my lashes ended and where the extensions began. Linda was that good.

My first concern before going in was the state of my natural eyelashes after getting the extensions. Would they be shorter after the extensions are removed? Linda was so sweet and assured me that she would provide me with a safe weight that my natural lashes could hold. For the procedure she applied the extensions directly onto each individual eyelash, not touching the eyelids, so they could still breathe and offered me a look that wouldn’t look too overbearing. I loved mine! I chose the classic look in C curl if you were looking to get something similar.

For any of you that have always wanted to try this, but aren’t sure about the procedure etc. I had some questions answered for you from Linda via GTA Lash Dolls below:

How did GTA Lash dolls start?

Linda: It all started because I was a lash addict myself. I’ve had them done for many years and loved the outcome and how it made me feel. Plus I’m a very lazy person when it comes to make-up so if I can cheat everyday and save time getting ready. I can high five myself.

What kind of lashes do you offer?

Linda: Lashes are Between 0.07 to .20mm widths. Lengths between 8mm-14mm. Anything more that that can be and most likely be to damaging to natural lashes.

How long do they last and what kind of lashes do you use?

Linda: Mink. Lashes can last 2-3 weeks depending on how well you take care of them!

Are there any side effects with getting eyelash extensions? 

Linda: I apply them in a way that your natural eyelash will still breathe. The only issue would be during the process of the client does not shut her eyes completely fumes will enter and can cause redness. Insert some Visine and the issue should be gone in no more than 2 days.

Types/ style of lashes you offer:

Linda: Classic Doll is 1:1 eyelash application. My Volume is a mixture of 2- 4D depending on the strength of each eyelash. All styling is custom, each client has an individual lash goal and we work together to determine what is best suitable.

There you have it! If you are looking to visit Linda at GTA Lash Dolls, mention ‘Sweet as Fiction’ and you will get 30% off your first visit and a free gift. 🙂

xoxo

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How to Have Clear Skin

Some of the best tips have been learned over years of personal experience and from the advice of aestheticians. The biggest one I’ve personally stuck to was buying organic skin care products. Products that aren’t organic sometimes contain alcohol which then dries out your skin and makes it sensitive in the long run. That jumpstarts the aging process. I don’t know about you, but I want to look youthful when I turn 40. I have a long way to 40, but I always like to think ahead! 🙂
I truly believe that what you put in your body gets reflected in your hair and skin. Cutting out diary and minimizing your sugar intake will help to minimize breakouts and help keep your skin clear. Adding more greens to your system is also another great tip! If you eat more veggies, I promise you you will see a difference in your skin. Other than what you use topically don’t forget the main thing; drink lots of water, exercise daily and sleep! But if you’re anything like me, you also want to use the right products for your face to help enhance your skin to make it look vibrant and clear.
Skin care
Here are the products I swear by:
Micellar Cleanser: This trend actually started in France years ago and was recently picked up by the cult beauty world. I researched it last year and switched over from soapy cleansers to micellar and haven’t looked back. It’s soothing for sensitive skin and removes makeup while leaving your face refreshened. My breakouts have lessened since the switchover.
Honey: Yes! You read that right! I used this to wash my face after I’ve removed my makeup with the micellar cleanser. I like to make sure my skin is super clean. 🙂 Make sure to buy honey closest to it’s purest form; the rawer the better. The one I use can be found here.
Toner: Also by Neostrada. I use the Level 1 toner when I feel a breakout coming or twice a week on my chin.
Serum: My favourite is this one. I use it every night and have seen amazing results! This serum is packed with fruit stem cells infused with Vitamin C to help enhance the skin’s tone and texture. I use this before my moisturizer.
Moisturizer: I love this one and this one. I rotate them and use it morning and night.
Exfoliating scrub: You can find my favourite one here. I use it once a week.
There you have it! I don’t have perfect skin, but with all of these tips, it’s helped maintain my skin to look clearer and refreshed. If you want to have clear skin, make your skin your priority. It’s your best accessory so take care of it as much as possible.
What are your favourite products or tips? Would love to hear! Comment below. xoxo
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