We all know that staying active is important to wellness. Some of us love cardio in different forms, but I’m curious if, as a mama, you are including weight or resistance training in your regimen. In this article I want to highlight why weight training is so beneficial - especially for women over 30.
So wandering about the interwebs it seems there is a population of women who <GASP!!> believe that Eye Cream is simply just regular moisturizer placed in a smaller container! A little marketing trick to upsell you on something that’s just face cream! WHAAAAAA?!?!
Ok, I’ll admit. I’ve wondered the same thing too. So I figured I’d do a little research to discover if, in fact, a dedicated eye cream is truly different; and if us women of the side part and skinny jean generation actually need it. Read on to find out what I learned.
If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you know I love ANY reason to celebrate! So whether you’re single, coupled up, or a in a seasoned marriage, I’ve got some great goodies you can shop for Valentine’s Day 2021! (Single ladies, this is for you too! No one said V-day wasn't all for us too)
This won’t be a text-heavy post. I’m shooting you fashion, beauty, and bedroom fun so don’t sleep on these affordable finds! Prices and links to shop so you get your goods in time! (Adult Only ideas at the end of the post)
I hired interior designer Demery Mezin at the end of 2020 to help me refresh my main living space. I want to start with sharing the simple changes we made to add a new look to my small kitchen and dining area. If you’re looking to update your kitchen area without major construction, check out 10 simple tips for an affordable kitchen makeover.
I want to share with you three things I have been trying and LOVING lately, and one thing I’m deciding to give up. All of these have proven health benefits, and you may find you’d like to start doing one of these too so read on.
First off, I want to say that three of these 4 shares come out of me doing a 10 Day Cleanse in January, which taught me A LOT! (That should be another article altogether) so three of these were actually pretty accidental. Don’t you just love when happy accidents happen?
Struggling with acne is no fun. No matter what age you are, whether a teen or a 40-something mom of 4, pimples are the pits. But before trying out harsh treatments, please try some of these healthy lifestyle changes or safer products first.
My journey with acne hasn't been severe, but I did encounter my share of blemishes growing up and still get an occasional zit, even as I enter age 40. I have had acne scarring a lot of my adult life, thus far, but I've learned there are healthier ways to address skincare and hope you're able to find a solution that can be simple and affordable for you.
How often have you written down a bunch of goals in January, only to fall off the Resolution Wagon by February? I know I have. It never feels great to fail at follow through. I’m sure intentions were so good and each resolution or goal was probably set up to increase the quality of your life.
But thinking about it is the easy part. If that’s where your goals setting ends...I’m sorry to break it to you, but you are most likely going to end the year in the same place you started.
For me, goal setting is imperative to a happy and fulfilled life. If you’re not setting your sights on gaining something, improving your circumstances, or being a blessing to others, what are you really doing?!
Here are 3 reasons why you’re probably quitting your new year goals (or not even setting them at all at this point)
It’s 2020 and I’ve seen nothing but beauty influencers and amateurs dab dab dabbing their faces to apply foundation and I have to say - I honestly can’t with it.
Well truth be told, I don’t necessarily think beauty sponges suck completely. I just think they are the most overrated beauty tool I’ve seen all year. My humble non professional MUA everyday simple makeup mamma self’s opinion. Check it out.
2020 has been a doozy no? Oh my gosh!!!!! To fill you in on how mine began, in January we had a violent death happen to a family member, in February we lost a beloved grandfather; I took in a small family to live with me, and then BAM - a global pandemic and toilet paper hysteria hit.
It’s been a roller coaster of a year and Lord knows, I’ve had to not only be on my toes, but I’ve had to be more flexible, creative, and adaptable than usual. For my stubborn Type A butt - that’s actually a real challenge.
Now, like most of you, I enjoy a warm cozy cup of coffee in the morning to start my day. It’s more just a self-care me time habit than a necessity. I try to avoid relying on a substance for any reason. But I gotta say...at my age...once 1pm hits, I start to go downhill. What to do? Grab another coffee? A red bull?
Unfortunately; 2020 hasn’t been the year of chill - especially if you have more on your plate than usual. Like kids home distance learning; trying to balance working from home and motherhood, and making sure you don’t run out of hand sanitizer at any given time!
Enter my favorite go to drink for a daily pick me up!
I was introduced to AXIO a while ago. For myself, and many others, it’s the superdrink that helps us with a boost of energy and focus when we need it. Morning or afternoon. Here are 5 reasons why I love this drink and why you should to.
So you've been hearing a lot about clean products these days and its becoming more apparent that grabbing any beauty products off the shelf doesn't guarantee that it doesn't contain toxic chemicals.
But where to even begin?
Well...you could google, pinterest, and research until your eyeballs are sore. Or you could go straight to the leaders in clean beauty, who have done the research, to not only BAN 1800 ingredients from their products for your safety...but also figure out how to make it work for you! Imagine Whole Foods meets Chanel, but accessible to all of us.
Yes I'm talking about Beautycounter. Skincare, Body, and Beauty products that are significantly SAFER for you. Because we are not down with any ingredient linked to cancer, autoimmune disease, reproductive toxicity, or hurting your health at all. Period!
You want to try high end performance, but without the price tag you say? I got you girl. Same same same. I'm bougie on a budget when I can be so I'm sharing with you 4 ways to get your hands on your Beautycounter Wishlist, but not pay full price. You ready?
Malia was born and raised in Kaneohe, Hawaii and graduated from Azusa Pacific University. She spent the majority of her career as an Early Childhood Education Teacher/Administrator.