Let’s talk about nighttime skincare.
First of all, sleep is VERY important for great skin. Let’s make sure you are getting plenty of rest. That’s one thing about me. Even though I am an entrepreneur, I earn my sleep honey. I told you, I don’t play about my face/skin.
Have you ever tried a face milk serum? I know what you’re thinking, what's a face milk serum?
The face milks are a collection of creamy serum-like products that are applied to the face for an added boost. As each face milk has a different theme or key ingredient, the benefits of each milk are different.
This one I am using has a calming ingredient. This is great for nighttime as it lets your skin sleep while you do.
How do you incorporate it into your night routine? Simple: After cleansing and toning your skin, swipe the milk all over your face and gently pat dry with your fingertips. It leaves behind a cool, dewy feel to refresh your face. You can use the serum day or night, or whenever you need a surge of hydration or brightening powers!
So, Have you tried face milks?
Can I be your crush this Woman Crush Wednesday?
I’ll even bring the Vive Seltzer.
This is the perfect date night flavor, cherry 🍒- Vive Seltzer has no artificial sweeteners - I get really bad headaches from fake sugar. It’s full of natural fruit flavors with no icky after taste, ya’ll know what I mean. It’s also gluten free, with only 100 calories and 2 grams of carbs so it doesn’t mess up my waistline.
Would you try this flavor? You can find VIVE at Kroger and more locations, visit here to find out!
Summer's best kept secret, well a late Summer's best kept secret is right in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, Ziegler Pool.
Now, let me just start by saying that I LOVE to swim. My parents would drop off me and my older brothers to our local swim club growing up. I started swimming at the early age of 5 or 6 years old. My parents made sure we were all great swimmers - we all can swim well- except my Mom. She never learned to swim, but we are working on that :)
I decided that since my hair has gone back to being natural this would be the perfect time to start picking up swimming again. Yes, I am a Black girl who swims - who actually gets under the water and lets her hair get wet :) When I have children I am for sure going to make sure they know how to swim as well. There has been too many deaths due to children, especially minority kids not knowing how to swim.
I met up with Markus, the director of the pool - who knew me and my family from our old swim club days. It's truly a small world! Ziegler pool is making sure everyone who comes to the pool is safe and stays healthy during this crazy time! I felt completely safe after hearing and reading about all the safety precautions such as:
You can listen to more details in the video below with Markus. I encourage everyone to check out Ziegler pool this season while you still can!
This is what confidence looks like.
I’m so happy I gained my confidence back with Profile by Sanford! It has not been easy but the results have been so WORTH it. The non-scale victories have really done it for me. There have been many days where I want to give into temptation and just say, “If I have this, will it really hurt me?” But then I remember the reason why I wanted to start this journey in the first place. The food will be there, I’m not missing out on anything.
A year ago I would have not put on a swimsuit, let alone take pictures in one and look at me now! You can’t keep me out of one :) It’s not just what the scale says but how I feel - and I love that about this program.
You’ve watched my journey, now will you join me? For more details you’ll have to swipe up in my story or visit my Blog! As always, if you’re ready to join me on my journey, use my code MORGAN for a special discount.
After a LONG day, one of my favorite things to do to relax is to take a shower and do some skincare while burning an amazing candle. I want to introduce you to a black women owned company called 15th & Elm Co.
15th & Elm Co. was birthed from a legacy to create products that enhance or maintain a person's beauty. They offer the latest essentials for beauty and relaxation such as soy candles , sugar scrubs and body butters. Each product is made with all natural ingredients.
They have a very rich background and historical story as well for the business, please make sure you go read all about it.
The candle featured here is, Soothe - the scent reminds me of sitting on a beach in a tropical paradise - which does not sound bad to me right now. I could smell this candle before I even opened up the shipping box. Please make sure you go support this amazing business!
Rise and Shine, while you gettin’ fine...
Ladies! I know I haven’t been dropping some of my favorite skincare products lately, so I’m catching up. One of my beauty secrets is to use Jade face rollers on my face.
I like putting mine in the freezer and then applying to my face. So what does a face roller do? It keeps that face tight and right, honey! They are so many benefits of using one such as:
So how do you you use it?
How often do you use it?
These roller balls come at a range of prices but honestly, I don't see much difference between a $20+ one versus a $8 one I found at TJMaxx - just make sure you stay consistent! There of course are other stone rollers you can use with different benefits. Would you like hearing about those too?
Do you use a face roller? If not, would you start?
I lost more than weight.
Over the past three months, I’ve gone through some major changes. Some have been amazing; some have been not so amazing. Dedicating time to get back to a healthier me is definitely one of the amazing changes. Signing up and joining Profile By Sanford was just what I needed to not only refocus my health goals but readjust my confidence.
Like I said, I’ve lost so much more than weight, want to know what else I lost?
-I lost finding excuses on why I couldn’t stick to a healthier lifestyle
-I lost having self-doubt in myself
-I lost the feeling of being moody all the time
-I lost the struggle with not being able to sleep well
Profile by Sanford is much more than a health company, it helps the mind and soul just as much as the body. I encourage you to check it out and join this amazing journey with me! What do you think you’ll lose? As always, if you’re ready to join me on my journey, use my code MORGAN for a special discount.
I can still eat snacks while lookin’ like a snack!
How many of you all like to snack? How many of you all like chips as a snack option? Well I want to tell you about my favorite chips from Profile by Sanford. These are completely GUILT FREE (no really, I mean it).
I just popped in to tell you that I LOVE these barbecue chips from Profile by Sanford- they are so GOOD! Before I joined Profile by Sanford, I really wasn’t a snack person, but I’ve learned that snacks (healthy ones) are great options to keep your metabolism burning and give you fuel to power through your day.
These are also a great option for me to throw in my purse, office or car while I’m on the go, so I don’t make an unhealthy decision because I need something to hold me over until my next meal.
I am so happy that I found Profile by Sanford because they have an abundance of quick and easy snack options! It’s not bland and boring like you may think healthy chips would be! As always, if you’re ready to join me on my journey, use my code MORGAN for a special discount.
Thank you CreditRepair.com for sponsoring this post. CreditRepair.com’s team understands that a credit score is not just a number; it's a lifestyle.
Growing up, I never really listened to my parents about credit or even learned about it in school. How important credit is, how it can affect your life’s goals, wants and needs. At college, I ran my credit to the ground, stores were handing out store cards like candy and the next thing I knew I was over $20,000 in debt as a college graduate! There was no way I was going to dig myself out of that hole. I made a vow to pay off all this debt by my 27th birthday, and I did. This made me very self-aware and I promised to never put myself in a bad credit position again.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. When I became an entrepreneur, there were tough times when I had to lean on my credit cards to purchase products, pay bills, and really survive off credit. Statistically minority entrepreneurs don’t get the same access to loans and business funding, so my personal credit was affected. Now that the world is changing and uncertain, I seek out companies like CreditRepair.com to help me build and maintain my credit so I can be a thriving entrepreneur, who doesn’t have to worry about applying for a loan, and who can purchase a house in the future without fear of being denied due to my credit. I made the decision to do some self-reflecting and write down a transparent list of my credit goals.
The thing that attracted me to CreditRepair.com is the fact that it is a leading provider of credit repair services in the United States. I want someone who is going to handle my credit with care and compassion. Their whole mission is to empower individuals to achieve the credit scores they deserve to enjoy a lifestyle of greater opportunity. How dope is that!? As an entrepreneur I work so hard, spend countless hours to get everything I earn – I want my lifestyle to reflect that without worrying about not being able to have something or achieve something due to my credit.
Now, I know what you may be thinking, “Morgan, I am scared or ashamed of my credit and don’t really feel comfortable talking about it.” That is exactly why I wanted to tell you about my personal thoughts and experiences with my credit. I want to help break the stigma within minority communities that fixing your credit or working on your credit is something you should be ashamed about; everyone needs help from someone at some point in life.
CreditRepair.com are trusted leaders in the game. They have served over 500,000 clients, there is nothing to be ashamed about. I often say, what are your insecurities costing you? Well, what is bad credit costing you?
Bad credit was costing me being able to open up a credit card when I needed a little financial assistance for my business. Bad credit was costing me applying for a business loan that could have helped me reach my next goal. When I finally decided to get help, it was the best decision I could have made.
Your credit score is not written in stone, there is time to certainly turn it around. CreditRepair.com is here to help, your credit won’t fix itself. Reach out to them today for a free consultation and kickstart your credit repair journey! You’re worth it!
Morgan Angelique Owens is the author of "Finding My Sparkle" and Founder & CEO of the MAO Brand, Professional Pretty, and Curvy Cardio, LLC.
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