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V-Day Gifts for The Beauty Guru

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The Drunk Elephant has come up with the ultimate skincare line. The AHA Kit’s formulas are innovative, soothing, and effective for all skin types. I love this kit because it gives you the freedom to test out multiple products at once to find what works best with your skin. Valentine’s Day is all about the chemistry, right?HYDRATE MI DELUXE PAIRING {Pairing No°1} ($55)Source: MIYUMIYU is the new, promising kid on the block. How adorable is this tea and skincare set? MIYU truly focuses on your skin from the inside out and, let’s be…

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In the Land of Winter Coats

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It’s time to catapult that winter jacket into the main attraction. No matter how many beautiful layers you bundle into this winter season, it’s rare for anyone to really see any of it under that big coat. What’s the point of dressing up, anyway?I think it’s normal to invest in an extravagant winter coat. This isn’t just for fashion’s sake, either. You have to run about with your jacket on all day and, especially, on those cold nights. It’s not enough to just rely on a good sweater. Coats are essential in…

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2017 Goals & Looking Back at 2016

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2017 was long awaited in my book. Now that it’s hear it feels weird to think we depended on a year’s numeral change to make everything different. Well, it’s not really. Then again we’re only a few days in so I can exactly judge 2017 just yet.Looking back, there’s a lot that I loved about 2016, and a lot I sort of regret and wish I could have changed business wise. Toward the end of the year I became more desperate for work. Freelancers, you know how the feast and famine situation works!I…

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Need PR Help for Your Brand? I’m Open for Business!

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It’s December, and you’re probably going over your upcoming business goals for 2017. PR and marketing are essential for growth and awareness, but I totally understand limiting budgets–especially for start ups. I use the Daily Deskside to give you a dose of beauty, fashion, and of course some DIY PR tips along the way.However, we only have 24 hours in a day, and solopreneurs may not have the kind of time that needs to be dedicated to their PR and marketing needs. That’s where I come in! Maybe you don’t need a total PR…

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Gift Ideas for Your BFF or Sister

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It took me a very long time to get close to my sister. We didn’t really get along until we were in our early 20’s, and since our relationship has really grown. My best friends are like family to me as well. These important women in my life deserve the best, but lets face it I’m always on a tight budget. Here are some fun suggestions at every price point!Ready? SShop!Mint Velvet christmas pj$35Calvin Klein black thigh high boots$68UGG Yvett (Chestnut) Women’s Slippers$88Drawstring bag Karen Millen man…

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5 Steps to Handle Your Side (PR) Hustle During the Busiest Time of the Year

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The holidays are here, and there’s a good chance you are starting to feel overwhelmed. Your calendar is probably filled with parties, gatherings, and special dinner plans. You’re running around during lunch breaks trying to finish buying gifts for everyone on your list, and your phone is buzzing non-stop all day and night. With everything that’s going on right now, it’s easy to feel like your me-time has become obsolete.Imagine all that commotion…AND you’ve got a side hustle going on too? Oh man, let the insanity begin.First, let’s breathe…

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Fall Mindfulness: A Candle for Your Thoughts?

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Apparently, candles evoke the ability to inspire and feed our creativity. This is actually very true for me! I work from home, so sometimes it’s hard for me to break out of staying in bed and really get into my work mode, where I get SHIT DONE, and then some.I have to say, there’s something about sitting by a candle, typing, that gives me total ‘writer’ vibes. It makes me think, this is actually my job? I’m very lucky.The fall is my favorite time of the year! And the most basic thing about me is…

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Why NOW is the Time to Pitch for Gift Guides AND What to Do Now

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Yay it’s gift guide season! No, I’m not crazy, and yes I understand it’s 90+ degrees outside. What many new business owners and brands don’t know is that you’re favorite magazine gift guides are being edited for product inclusions RIGHT NOW!It’s no joke that your favorite top tier glossies work at least 3 months in advanced. That’s something to definitely keep in mind when you’re trying to market your products. Everyone seems to have a gift guide now–digital, online and print publications. However, it seems everyone is sending in their…

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