Author: Elizabeth Leon

Five Reasons to Thrift Store Shop

When it comes to thrift store shopping, there are two types of people: Those who absolutely love it, and those who cringe at the thought of having to step into one. As a personal stylist and avid thrift store shopper, I find myself constantly advocating for secondhand stores for a variety of reasons. Aside from saving you money, shopping at your local thrift stores helps support your community. Here are my top five reasons why you should consider making thrift stores your go-to retailers. 1.     Sustainability Did you know, according to EcoWatch,  the fashion industry is the second most...

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Carla Keaton – Telling Women’s Stories One Painting at a Time

The number of single mothers in the United States has increased dramatically in the last 50 years. Dealing with misconceptions like being unhappy, incapable, and incomplete are just some of the milestones that single mothers have had to learn to conquer. Fortunately, there are single mothers out there that have made the best of their circumstances, women like Carla Keaton, a single mother who despite of all the challenges she has had to overcome, has risen above it all. The youngest of three, Carla always felt like an only child. Her mother, a nurse, rarely had time off to...

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Non-Surgical Lip Enhancers – Why Lip Fillers and Implants are a Thing of the Past

Full and voluminous lips are one of the biggest trends this season. The desire for beautiful lips has escalated in the past decade thanks to celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Christina Hendricks, and most recently, the skyrocketing popularity of Kylie Jenner’s extra plumped pout. Thanks to advances in technology, it is no longer necessary to head straight to the surgical table. Like I mentioned before, I began my tattoo removal process over a month ago at IMAj Institute, one of the leading esthetics schools in the country. I met with Augustina Snowden, Master Sculptor Instructor at IMAj, to learn more...

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Why IMAj Institute is the Go-To Place for Tattoo Removal

I had my first tattoo at the age of 16. Yes, 16. Sounds crazy right? I was young, immature, and thought I was a lot cooler than I actually was. Only a couple of months after getting that tattoo I realized that I had made a mistake and wanted it off. I’m 22 now. Six years after that tattoo I still feel the need to get it removed. Tattoo removal has always been an option, but I never felt the security of having enough knowledge and resources to go through with the process. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to...

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Making New Year’s Resolutions and Keeping Them

We’ve all been there, the New Year comes along, and we get this amazing drive to create goals for the year to come. Whether it is losing weigh, saving money, or going back to school, New Year’s resolutions are usually made but not kept. If you haven’t experienced it yet, make an attempt to visit a gym in the beginning of the year during the month of January, you don’t have to sign up, just observe the amount of bodies that are in one gym. Then, go to that same gym during March. Notice a difference? More likely than...

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Last Minute Christmas Shopping- The How-To Guide for Procrastinators

With Christmas less than two weeks away, the pressure to get all of your Christmas shopping done escalates. It seems almost impossible to walk into any store without rubbing elbows with people next to you or tripping over toys in the isles. The roads are more crowded than usual; the parking lots have less vacant spaces, and the availability of gifts decline exponentially. One of the explanations for this madness is Christmas shopping procrastinators. A lot of people do it, so don’t beat yourself up about it. Here are some tips on how to make the best out of...

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