Believe it or not – we have a few days left in 2016. In case you discovered us less than a year ago, you probably haven’t read ALL of the awesome content we have.
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Below is the list of our top ten #MOSTEPIC blog posts of 2016 – enjoy!
What NOBODY Wants You to Know About Running an Online Store
The REAL Story Behind BYOB
Fierce Fashion: Get to Know the Dashiki
Minimize Pores, Brighten Complexion and Moisturize with Matcha
Semi-Permanent Brow Sculpting? YES PLEASE!!
Microblading: After the “After” Photos
Kiss Your Dry Skin Goodbye: Double Butter Whipped Creme Recipe
The Best Oil Mix for Natural Hair Health (Moisturizing Blend)
My Porosity Changed, Now What?
Now that you’re all caught up, what would you like to see here for 2017?
Let us know in the comments!
Here’s to Beauty, Balance and Taking Care of Business in 2017,
by Cassandra Tucker
They don’t call it the most wonderful time of the year for nothing – the holiday season is filled with family, friends, good food, and decadent wine. It’s no surprise we tend to overindulge around this time of year – temptation is literally everywhere.
How is it possible to stay on track and allow yourself to indulge in the festivities? It’s all about moderation and easing back to your routine once the party is over.
I’m usually all over the place between Thanksgiving and New Years – so it is crucial for me to stay somewhat grounded in my everyday wellness routine even when I am away.
Long hours of travel can take a toll on your overall wellbeing, so it is important to stay hydrated to keep yourself going and your skin glowing. Travel with a reusable water bottle filled and ready wherever you go. Lack of sleep draining you? Avoid reaching for that travel stop energy drink and bag of candy. Go with some premade tea instead. You don’t want to feel groggy by engaging in poor eating habits before you even arrive at your destination.
Family get-togethers and holiday parties are filled with fancy cocktails and hearty meals – and it is important to enjoy yourself. What would Christmas be without cookies, candy, and hot chocolate? Balance your sweet treats with water and try to squeeze in a few fruits and veggies.
Your skin is your largest organ, be kind to it! Replenish with a daily mask or scrub to unclog your pores and brighten your tone after late nights on the road and a few too many cocktails.
Start slow when getting back to your exercise routine. You might have overindulged, but doesn’t have to be your demise while you’re traveling. Don’t be discouraged if you go a little overboard (YOLO!). Ease your body back into motion with low-impact exercises like yoga.
Side note: Don’t beat yourself up when you have that second piece of cheesecake – it would be a crime if you didn’t.
Remember to keep yourself hydrated, be kind to your skin, and ease back into an active, exercise routine to get back on track. Try to catch up on sleep as well – your body needs it!
Happy Healthy Travels!
by Cassandra Tucker
The changing of the seasons is a beautiful, picturesque time. Nothing is prettier than when the leaves change color and the air becomes crisp – and I just adore putting my fall boot collection to use. It’s time to take some inspiration from the changing scenery and make an inner change! Now is the time to start a yoga practice and ignite personal change as the world transitions around you.
As the plants prepare to enter the cycle of being reborn when spring arrives, beginning a yoga practice can renew and replenish your mind, body, and spirit. You can purchase a yoga mat for around ten bucks at your local department store, and all you need is a little bit of space to lay it out within your home.
The best place to start with a yoga routine is YouTube – it is filled with yoga routines for every occasion such as waking up, a better night’s sleep, flexibility, weight loss, as well as beginner tutorials. You don’t need a huge chunk of time to dedicate to yoga, a five minute practice will suffice – whatever works for you. As long as each during each pose and breath you feel your tension fading and your mind clearing you are doing it right! Let your practice invigorate your body and ease your mind.
During this time of year you’ve packed up your summer clothes to prepare for colder temperatures, so why not transform your mental, physical, and spiritual wellness with your wardrobe?
You don’t have to be a spiritual guru to practice yoga – all you need is a bit of time, space, and desire for inner peace. As the leaves change to hues of yellow, orange, and red, immerse yourself in a session of vinyasa, coordinating your breath to the changing poses. No matter what type of yoga you find the most enjoyable, make sure you let your practice change your mental outlook on life and bring you to a place of tranquility. As the summer transitions into the fall, let a yoga practice spark a personal change in you.
As you add layers to your outfits be sure to peel away layers of your self-doubt and become a new and confident you!