5 Beauty Tips For End Of Quarantine

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Beauty Tips For Celebrating The Ending Of Quarantine.

Spring is here, and it looks like the quarantine is soon to be over too. Yay!! 

I think it’s worth mentioning that when we come out of our “caves” – we still would want to look attractive, feminine, and maybe even a bit glamorous. Perhaps, even more dazzling than before to celebrate coming out of lockdowns. What do you think? I say – let’s go for it! 

Appropriately, today I’m sharing my favorite top five beauty tips that will make you feel instantly fabulous and ready to face the new world! 

Here are the five spring beauty tips you will love! 

Beauty Tip 1

Chanel Coco Noir

Frist on my list is a luxurious fragrance that I adore – Chanel Coco Noir. This scent is so amazingly rich that I sometimes put it on before I got to bed just so that I can feel special after a long day of work.

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Beauty Tip 2

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum

Next, proffering is my favorite Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum night serum that works magic overnight. I like to pay close attention to this vital step because, when I implement this nighttime routine, in the morning, my skin feels supple, fresh, and super hydrated. A tip for those of you who work from home: keep a bottle of a quality face mist on your desk to keep your skin hydrated and dewy, makes a huge difference. I like to use anything with rose or cucumber extract for this purpose.

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Beauty Tip 3

Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Voile Sheer Lipstick

Usually, when I have little time to do full makeup, or when I work from home, a touch of beautiful red lipstick transforms my simple no-makeup look into a bit of the avant-garde fashion. I love Gucci lipsticks, which are of exceptionally high quality. Don’t be afraid of red lips. I used to know a woman who had this quote in all of her email signatures: “Put on some lipstick, you’ll feel better.” Such a simple quote that does wonders. 

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Beauty Tip 4

Kérastase Initialiste Advanced Scalp & Hair Serum 

Furthermore, during the winter, our scalps get dry from the constant heat and arid indoor temperatures. As such, it’s worth mentioning that a good quality scalp serum usually does the trick and brings back the shine as well as helps the hair grow better while looking healthier and smoother. For this purpose, I chose Kérastase Initialiste Advanced Scalp & Hair Serum 

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Beauty Tip 5

Tarte Park Ave Princess Waterproof Face & Body Bronzer 

Lastly, because staying indoors prevents sun exposure – a touch of waterproof bronzer on the face and body will make any self-proclaimed diva feel like a million bucks this spring. Don’t forget to put some on your shoulders or even legs. You will feel as I like to call it “fancy.”  

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In conclusion, I hope you like my favorite and very simple beauty tips! Beauty regiments don’t have to be complicated. Just a few right quality products and you too can feel phenomenally renewed and beautiful. 

But, don’t forget the most crucial beauty tool of all: a genuine big smile and plenty of kindness. Concurrently with laughter and thoughtfulness, as well as, the products mentioned above – you will not only make an impact but also turn many heads! 

Let me know what you think about the products in the comments below. 

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” 

― Coco Chanel

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10 Reasons You Should Move To Charlotte NC

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In this video, I discuss ten reasons why you should move to Charlotte, NC.

If you don’t already know, I moved to North Carolina from New York City five years ago, and I have never looked back since. As much as New York City is part of me and will always stay that way – it was time for a change, and North Carolina seemed like the perfect place to make that change.

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After all, I wanted to live in a place that is semi metropolitan with easy access to the countrysides, farming, mountains, and nature. It seems that Charlotte fit the bill for all of the above.

One of the first reasons, if anyone is considering moving here, is that people in the south are super friendly. Everyone says hello to you wherever you go, and nobody thinks you’re crazy. That was not the case when I lived in NYC. In New York, people said hi to me when I went upstate or ventured into rural areas.

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If you are looking to move to a city with an attractive suburban area, Charlotte is the place to be. We have some of the nicest subdivisions around the state. Many of them have various amenities for their homeowners, such as golf club access, swimming pools, clubhouses, and tennis courts.

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Charlotte has so much to offer, but you have to discover the city for yourself as it is very spread out, and only a tiny portion of it is urban-like, the Uptown, also called the Downtown area.

Many events are happening throughout the year. And if you feel adventuresome, an abundance of day trips await you within an hour or two drive, including trips to Asheville, the Outerbanks, and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Pink And Pastel Trends Are Making A Comeback

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Ladies, pink and pastel trends are making a comeback! As such, the quest for beautiful fashion wardrobe for Spring and Summer has begun! What new, hot items are you planning to buy?

Today, Caramel Chic brings you fashion inspiration from Corfu Island, Greece, with a variety of pink and pastel feminine pieces, refreshing wardrobe ideas, and smart ensables that you can wear anytime this season. Not just on an island. 

As you can see, pink pastels dominate the look!

Enjoy the lookbook of pink and pastel trends and have fun shopping!

Remember, – stay feminine! Be happy! 
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Model: Tamara Bellis, Corfu Island, Greece

Photo credit: Tamara Bellis/Unsplash 

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The Art Of Drinking Tea

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The art of drinking tea spans hundreds of years in history. But for me, it goes back to my childhood. When I was little, I lived in Europe, where we drank a lot of tea. Back then, everywhere you went, people were serving hot tea, even in the summer. Often with a slice of fresh lemon and sugar. It is still like this now. Nonetheless, tea, in any form, is still a comforting beverage to me.

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Usually, I drink my tea with coconut sugar, which is a healthier alternative to white sugar. As such, I buy loose Earl Grey tea, my favorite kind, at a specialty store. Then, I drink my tea strong and have it during the afternoon. It is my extraordinary moment that cannot be interrupted, a personal celebration.

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My second favorite tea is Thai iced tea. Whenever we visit our favorite Thai restaurant, I order it and drink it right after my meal. Because it’s so sweet, I treat it as a dessert. As usual, whenever I find something, I like to research on how to make it at home. So, I bought Thai tea, and once in a while, I brew it at home. I use organic cream and coconut sugar for a healthier version. But I only drink this treat once in a while because it’s so high in calories. 

For easy Thai tea, recipe read up Eating Thai Food blog where it’s perfectly explained how to prepare this delicious drink.

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Taking up a notch, last year, I purchased a kombucha culture, and now, we also have a large glass container of fermented black tea on our kitchen counter. My husband and I love to drink it all year long with lots of ice. Kombucha is easy to make; it is a natural probiotic and, it’s a refreshing beverage for any time of the day for adults or children.

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And, last but not least, sometimes I brew a batch of raspberry leaf tea with mint and nettle leaf. I buy the herbal bulk supplies online and brew them in a specially designated French press, which I keep for brewing tea only. If I have any of the tea left, I store it in the fridge and drink it with honey.

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There are other teas I drink less often, green tea, rooibos tea, lavender. As you can see, I am very much into the art of drinking tea. 

How about you, do you like tea? What is your favorite tea? 

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Hygge – The Art Of Slow Living

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Listen to our Podcast: Hygge – The Art Of Slow Living (Season I) 


Or follow some ideas below.

Hygge A Way Of Life.

We are often busy with this thing called life and our jobs and many other responsibilities. Undoubtedly, we all know that what’s happening around the globe right now is just painful to watch and experience. But I think it’s important to stay positive and focus on our blessings rather than our misfortunes. Hence, this is a rare moment to slow down a bit and get to know Hygge.

What is Hygge?

It’s a Scandinavian way of life that celebrates health and happiness and in other ways besides just home decor. 

Here are some ways that you can integrate Hygge into your lifestyle:

  • Be with friends and family more often. Spend time with your children. 
  • Enjoy the simple things in life as well as life’s simple pleasures: a warm bath, a massage, afternoon nap. 
  • Be in the now, be present, stay in the moment, and be thankful.
  • During the weekend, stay an extra hour in bed. 
  • Invite friends for a barbeque and grill something delicious. 
  • Live a sustainable life, reuse, donate, recycle—Declutter your home and garage. 
  • Grow and learn by taking up a new hobby, such as cooking, or photography, and even knitting.
  • Avoid stress as much as possible in all life situations. 
  • Appreciate nature, where you live, changing seasons, rain, snow, sun. 
  • Read a good book or write in a journal. Pray and meditate. 

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How To Create A Dream Board

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Dream boards have become quite popular in recent years. Just about any project, business, as well as personal, can benefit from creating a dream board. 

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As such, glance over Pinterest, and you’ll see how many dream boards, vision boards, and inspirational pins there are. I like to call them: visual tools. They help us organize our thoughts and have in front of our eyes all ideas compiled into one area. Sometimes our ideas escape somewhere, or we later forget them. But, a vision board is an excellent way to anchor those ideas and store them in an organized fashion.

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A dream board could be anything you want. It could be how you see your past, your present, and the future. A dream board is all about you and what elements of specific plans in your life you want to implement. It’s about your life, your business, your family, the possibilities are endless. 

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Moreover, dream boards are not for “daydreaming” without a purpose, or merely whishing or fantasizing. Dream boards are a fantastic tool that conceptualizes a project or an idea. Plus, you can place them on any wall in your home, your office, your kitchen, a hallway—any place—as an apt reminder of your plans and goals. 

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Dream boards are excellent at evoking emotions and helping us remember why we do certain things. Why do we keep going when things get hard? What makes us get through the slump days? How about recognizing our rewards and accomplishments? Do you sometimes forget about how hard you work? It happens to me all the time. That’s why it’s essential to tell ourselves about our successes. Visual boards also serve as a form of encouragement and teach us how far we’ve come. 

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To illustrate, I have a vision board in my office that I’ve created not long ago. I look at it every day, and I have a copy of it on my phone. Recently, I’ve received a small ribbon from a public speaking club. I was so proud of getting that ribbon that I put it next to my dream board as a reminder of this small yet significant achievement. 

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Also, my vision board serves as a clear reminder, an inspiration, and a vivid focus on where I’m going. And where I want to be in my business. However, if you look at my dream board, you will not understand it because it has a lot of symbolic elements that are personal to me. But that’s the whole point. You’re not supposed to get my dream board, and I’m not supposed to understand yours. Dream boards are unique for every individual. 

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To start your dream board, all you need is some visuals. You can tear them out of magazines or collect them from the internet. Try not to steal them from your doctor’s office. Look at the colors and images and see which picture grabbed your attention. Collect as many as possible, then select the essential pieces, next, pin them on a board or create a collage. The significant point about the visual boards is that you should be able to see them daily. Otherwise, they serve no purpose. Therefore printing anything digital is a smart move. 

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Interestingly, dream boards can evolve with time, and you can always create new ones or change the ones you already have. There are no rules to this thing. It’s up to your imagination. 

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” 

― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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MY DREAM BOARDS 

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💕 Share your dream boards with our group so that we can inspire other women. Go to The Happy Women Group on our Facebook page. We don’t bite! 🙂 

 


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