Who loves a good fashion find for less?
Clothes Mentor Hyde Park has some MAJOR gems, you just have to hunt them down. I love shopping here because all the items are brand new or barely used - in fact, you can probably find a lot of my stuff here - this is one of my go to’s when I want to sell some of my brand new or barely worn clothes, shoes or accessories. “This isn’t consignment, it’s resale – and it’s better than retail.”
Clothes Mentor Hyde Park has implemented some great safe shopping procedures in place as well - so I felt completely comfortable getting my shopping on! I found these amazing thigh high boots and Jessica Simpson jacket - perfect for the changing season!
Can you guess how much I paid for them? Also bonus reason to buy trendy clothes for less, I’ve lost nearly 40 pounds since March!!
Makeup that is great for your skin?
Sign me up! I was able to try out Physicians Formula Natural Defense line. This included the foundation, concealer, multicolor stick and finishing powder. What I loved most about this line is, it is great for your skin. Y'all know how I feel about skin care. I mean, this line was created by doctors so they must know a little something about skin and keeping it healthy!
Physicians Formula Natural Defense Foundation
WHAT IT IS:
A lightweight, sheer-to-light foundation that blurs, protects & perfects with their exclusive complex for a smooth, flawless complexion.
Very lightweight but good coverage. I love that it has sunscreen in it, a foundation that is great for your face and breathable.
Physicians Formula Natural Defense Triple Defense Multicolor Stick
WHAT IT IS:
An easy-to-use all-over color stick for the cheeks, eyes, and lips that blurs, protects, and perfects with our exclusive complex for smooth, on-the-go application.
This is a GREAT all in one stick. It's a cute size that fits in my makeup bag or purse when I need a quick touch up on the go! I love the subtle pink as well, great for all shades!
Physicians Formula Natural Defense Finishing Powder
WHAT IT IS:
A lightweight, breathable, translucent finishing powder that blurs, protects, and perfects with our exclusive complex for a smooth flawless complexion.
It is very lightweight and soft. It also smells really good! Goes on sheer but looks like its my skin and not makeup.
Physicians Formula Natural Defense Concealer
WHAT IT IS:
A lightweight, medium-to-full coverage concealer that blurs, protects, and perfects with our exclusive complex for a smooth, flawless complexion. Features a unique cushion tip for easy targeted application
I love me a great concealer. This is very smooth. I like that it's already ready to apply with the soft felt tip. Super easy and convenient!
Thank you Influenster for sending me this great box! Would you try this line?
Temperature dropping, but I’m still bringing the heat 🔥
OK! Fall is officially here, well in my head at least. This is when I show all the way out - I loooooove fall/winter fashion. Check out these cute camel over the knee boots I snagged for under $50 at Forever21 - you can probably get your size if you hurry.
I paired it with a bodysuit from H&M, this bodysuit is so soft and has a great stretch to it! I like that it's the kind of bodysuit you can step into and not have to fool with those snaps at the bottom.
I got my textured camel skirt also from Forever21 awhile ago, but I found a similar style here.
Fun fact: I love mixing high and low pieces. Trendy pieces I would not suggest investing a lot of monet into, unless you want to. Spend money on classic timeless pieces that will last your for years - that never go out of trend!
What fall fashion is your favorite?
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?
As an entrepreneur for 6 years, almost full time for 3, I often get asked, how can my business get more exposure? How can I take my business to the next level? How did you do it? Well, listen up close, save this post for later and apply what I am about to tell you.
1. Have your branding on point. Your brand must stand out and be unique with a clear mission.
2. Build up your “receipts”, what have you done and what impact you have made
3. Stay in your own lane: don’t mimic or copy anyone else’s business
4. Lead with passion and the opportunities will come and…
5. Stay hungry, never get complacent and continue to step your game up.
I hope this helped someone today. Should I start sharing more business tips?
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!
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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