3 Life Lessons from Frida Kahlo
Jul10

3 Life Lessons from Frida Kahlo

For anyone from all walks of life that ever felt different or out of place, you may have found the art and life of Frida Kahlo fascinating and moving. We remember her strength, tenacity, and resilient spirit. Against all odds, and bumps in the road she persevered. Her style and outlook on life was incredibly ahead of her time.  For decades now, Frida lives on through her art and has influenced so many creative souls, including mine....

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3 Things No One Tells You When You’re Starting Your Own Business
Jul09

3 Things No One Tells You When You’re Starting Your Own Business

Recently I decided to open my own studio salon. I have been in the beauty industry for almost a decade and felt it was time. Despite having amazing support from many, I was not prepared for the people voicing their “concerns for my well-being and success.” Whether they had good intentions or not, it would cause a minor bout of anxiety and inner monologue “Am I doing the right thing? Is this too big a risk?” But...

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Skip the Gym: The Wanderer’s Guide to Fitness
Jun15

Skip the Gym: The Wanderer’s Guide to Fitness

Have you ever found yourself bored with your regular gym routine? When motivation is fleeting and you begin to feel confined, it’s time to get out and discover something new. Recently, I began to explore local nature preserves and public space trails. It has opened my eyes to a completely new way of staying active. Not only was I getting a good workout in, but I also felt a sense of peace being away from the buzz of a typical...

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How To Meditate: A 5-Step Guide
Jun09

How To Meditate: A 5-Step Guide

Photo Courtesy of MetteVango If silencing your mind for a moment seems like an eternity don’t give up yet! Five tips I had to learn in order to meditate properly: 1. Eliminate Distraction In order to make your first real attempt at meditation worthwhile, you really need a quiet and easily darkened space. Photo Courtesy of PowerGenerationInc. Cover all the windows and use an eye mask if you’re easily distracted. The darker the...

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Street Style with Stephanie Barba in SLO
Jun02

Street Style with Stephanie Barba in SLO

I’m sitting at my favorite coffee shop in San Luis Obispo, CA and in walks Stephanie Barba. She is a beacon of light amongst the monotony of indie chic, neutral color pallets which seem the “go-to” choice of most young fashionistas at the shop this afternoon. Stephanie sits next to me at a tall table and I inquire about the inspiration behind her style.    Photo Courtesy of Janet San Juan – Model,...

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Bridal Makeup
Apr27

Bridal Makeup

The finishing touch to your bridal look is your makeup. It is very important to do one or two trial runs of the look you want for your wedding day. We recommend that you chose a look that enhances your natural beauty, and mirrors your personality. You want your inner self to shine through. The very best makeup technique that will hold up all day and night is airbrushing. It is light weight and looks natural, while giving you full...

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