Upgrading your dreams… Beautiful and Bright Women

This week I’m part of an Instagram Challenge with Kelsey Abbott from  Find Your Awesome.

Kelsey is challenging her followers to do one thing a day that scares them… in order to step WAY outside of their comfort zone. Why? Because that’s where the good stuff happens… the really good stuff.

As part of this challenge Kelsey is giving away some awesome prizes…including a distance Reiki session with me! I am part of a women’s Facebook group that Kelsey leads and each week I offer two distance sessions that members can scoop up. It’s been a really fun ride to offer these sessions and be able to add in Kelsey’s life coaching.

Now what does this have to do with Beauty??? Well….what’s more Beautiful and Bright than a confident woman who’s making her dreams come true?!?! Know what I mean!?

You can follow Kelsey on Instagram to join the challenge (be sure to ask her how to sign up for it!) : Kelsey Abbott and of course you can come follow me as well: BethanyLeigh44

If you’ve been feeling the call to make some moves…. come join us on IG!

A goal sometimes seems so far off, and

 

 A lifetime is comprised of days strung

Now think of a single day as a building (1)

 

 

 

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Lookin Good Girl Summer Playlist…..

You know we LOVE music over here at Lookin Good Girl so I thought it would be fun to put a Summer Playlist together! There’s a mix of new stuff and some old school stuff and each week a new song will be added! If you’re out at the beach or by the pool or standing at your lemonade stand… there will be a song to add to your iPod shuffle.

Check back to this post or come like Lookin Good Girl on our Facebook Page for the new additions throughout the summer.

Let's just Dance

Let’s just Dance

 

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Bobby Brown

 

the smiths

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June 11…. Join Apriori Beauty for Free…….

If you’ve been considering joining Apriori Beauty as a new consultant… today would definitely be the day!

All day June 11th….. Apriori is offering free registration for all new consultants.

As an Apriori Beauty consultant you can build your own business to create extra or part time income sharing products you already love.

To learn more check out: Apriori Beauty Business

http://www.useloveshare.com/IC/EastCoast/become_a_consultant

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3 Quick Skincare Tips for those Swimmers…..

Most Sunday evenings during the Fall and Winter…I’m at the pool on Sunday nights. Its one of my favorite places to be!

However, often times after the swim session my skin can feel pretty dry.  This is not uncommon because the Chlorine in the water can strip away important oils and messes with a layer of our skin called the Acid Mantle . (Check out that quick read on why the Acid Mantle is so important)

I thought I would share 3 quick skincare tips for all those swimmers out there!

1) Don’t skip that pre-swim rinse!

By taking that quick shower before you jump in the pool…you are helping to re-hydrate the top layer of your skin. Which means it’s less likely to drink up that chlorinated water.

2) Wash your pretty Face with lukewarm water right after you get out! 

This is super importante! Why? Because if you jump right into a HOT shower…. you are opening up your pores and any chlorine left on your face… gets to seep right in!! Which is Not where we want it to go. If you can’t stand a cool or lukewarm shower; wash your face before you get in and wash up. And make sure you use a gentle cleanser. I recommend Apriori’s Creme Cleanse because it actually protects the Acid Mantle portion of your skin. Save your exfoliating face washes for another time.

3) Apply that moisturizer real quick.

Once you’ve washed your face in lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser, make sure you put your moisturizer on. You might need an extra amount or may have to reapply later on as your skin soaks it up. If you skin tolerates it… coconut oil is another great option to use as well!

 

Chlorine can do quite the number on your skin but by consistently using these quick tips… you can do your skin a huge favor in taking good care of it.

 

Swimmers

 

 

Image from the Google

 

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Make mine a Serum and Tonic….

For all of February Apriori Beauty is offering a special on one of my favorite skincare products sets.

This is a quick post on what it  includes; the Firming Complex Serum and the Activating Tonic. Two products that I personally use everyday.

The Firming Complex is a lightweight, yet super powerful serum that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The Activating Tonic is this amazing skincare product that contains a mushroom extract that helps the skin retain moisture and improves the absorption of the Firming Complex. It also has anti-inflammatory and skin conditioning properties. You can check a short post I did here: Activating Tonic

As a quick guide to using this skincare set: 

1) First cleanse your face.

2) Apply a small amount of Activating Tonic while your skin is still slightly wet (this actually allows that little mushroom extract to do its job).

3) Apply 1-2 small pumps of the Firming Complex to your face and bring any leftover product down to your neck.

For more information on each products and their amazing skincare benefits you can check them out on the Apriori Website: Firming Complex and Activating Tonic 

To access the special; register as a client (which is free!) and order the special set here: Activate +Firm Set #260

Firming Complex Set

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Yo! Happy Valentine’s Day…….

Although some people can’t stand February 14th…. I LOVE  Valentine’s Day!!

In full disclosure… it’s one of my favorite holidays. I think I just love to celebrate Love in whatever form that may take. And for some reason I LOVE all the pink and red stuff that’s everywhere.

Anyway, there’s no reason not to have FUN today….go out with your best friend, or significant other. Go to one of those anti- Valentines party. Heck go to the shooting range and do target practice on a picture of cupid! Whatever will light you up … have fun with this day full of LOVE.

You don’t’ have to buy into the idea of needing chocolates and flowers and fancy dinners (although they can be very nice to receive!)… switch your perspective and see it as a day to celebrate all the LOVE that’s already in your Life. What if that was what Valentines Day turned into… a day to look for all the ways LOVE is already here for you! Or maybe it totally turned into a day of Self-Love.

Every week I do distance Reiki sessions for a women’s group  called “Beauty, Balance and Badassery” and last Sunday we came up with a huge list of ways you can show Self-Love…which was perfect for this week! The list included; taking an Epsom salt bath, doing some restorative yoga, going to get your nails done, or going to a get a massage. Which those are wonderfully straightforward. But then the amazing Ladies in the group came up with some ideas of Self-Love that were pretty creative; buy yourself the more expensive coffee or tea, take the time to listen to your favorite podcast, invest in some nice new makeup or skincare (which I LOVE that idea!),  up the amount on your monthly savings or investments, clean out your wallet or purse, sleep until you wake up on your own without an alarm clock or invest in some nice sheets or pillows. It was an awesome list of ideas to show your self some Love.

So whatever you plan on doing today….see if you can look for the ways Love is already here in your Life or take few of the ideas listed above and make this a day for you!

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day this year..however you’re going to celebrate it!

 

Cupid is my Homeboy

 

A few of my top “Love Songs”…  actually, I don’t know if they’re categorized as Love songs…but enjoy!

 

 


 

Hey! Are you still reading this post… wanna know more about what goes on in “Beauty, Balance and Badassery”…. it’s a Facebook group just for women! And it’s led by an amazing coach; Kelsey Abbott. You can find out more about what she offers through her website Find Your Awesome.

“Beauty, Balance and Badassery” is only opened up at certain times through out the year…but I would highly encourage you to find out more about what goes on in this amazing group by contacting Kelsey or myself!

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The Quick Guide to removing Halloween Make-up

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!! This is one of my favorite holidays and I hope everyone has a safe and fun time tonight trick or treating! If you’re planning on dressing up and putting on some Halloween Make-up check out these super quick tips for removing it later on after you get home.

1. This probably seems obvious…but I’m gonna say it anyway… YOU HAVE TO TAKE YOUR HALLOWEEN MAKE-UP OFF… do not go to bed with it on. Otherwise, let’s just plan next week on seeing the coming attraction called “Zit Pit City”….starring the girl who slept in her costume make-up. Your skin needs to be able to breathe and recover from your take on being a Walking Dead Zombie.

2. When it’s time to retire for the night… try taking off most of the make-up with a gentle cleanser and warm water. This will probably not get everything off…but you want to start here and then move on to an oil-based product.  Grab your coconut oil or another oil based cleanser and start applying a little bit at a time to get things moving. You might need a soft wash cloth or hand towel to remove everything.

3. Whatever you do… DO NOT scrub your face as if you need the process done in 20 seconds. It probably took a while to put the makeup on… so give it a while to come off. Be gentle with your skin.

4. If you have a Night Cream you love…make sure to apply it to help with the recovery process! If you don’t, make sure you do use some sort of moisturizer that will be nourishing to your skin.

5. Plan on giving your skin some extra TLC tomorrow and the next day. It might be a little dry or irritated and it would be the perfect time for a DIY Facial.

 

Quick Tips for Halloween Make-up

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My new Bobbi Brown Make-up….

So recently my mom and I went to the mall and stopped by the Bobbi Brown Counter to check out their lip glosses. On any given day I most likely have on Bobbi Brown Makeup….because I just love the way it looks, works and it’s quality stuff!

My mom gifted me with not only a new lip gloss but also a new creme eyeshadow and lipstick. Which I NEVER EVER wear lipstick but I love the way the make up artist did my lips and so it was added into the mix. It was cool because she started with the lipstick, then applied the gloss and right in the middle of both my lips she dabbed a bit of the creme eye shadow! The combination looks amazing and is based on the latest Surf and Sand Collection…..

Picture taken from Bobbi Brown website

Picture taken from Bobbi Brown website

My New Make-Up

Lip Color- Sandwash Pink, Cream Shadow- 24K, Lip Gloss- Pink Gold

 

And I have to say… that Long Wear Eyeshadow…  works! It actually stayed on during a recent triathlon! Uh, yes… I did put on eye liner and eye shadow for my triathlon and it totally stayed put swimming, biking and running! So way to go Bobbi Brown… making women look beautiful while they sweat it out.

If you’re in the market for some new eye shadow I would definitely check out the Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick from Bobbi Brown. Or her lip glosses. And her lipstick too!

My mom and I at the Tri For A Cure. July 2014

My mom and I at the Tri For A Cure. July 2014

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July’s Amazing Offer to join Apriori Beauty!

For the month of July Apriori Beauty is offering a wonderful opportunity to join the company as a new consultant.

For each new consultant that registers and adds a Full Sized Celloxylin Set or an All-In-One Set to their first order; the $79 Starter Kit fee will be dropped to $49 AND you get free shipping. And the other awesome part of this is that the following week you’ll receive your Consultant Commission on the products you ordered and you actually end up getting back your $49 fee (plus a little extra). So this means… that when you register as a new consultant and place your order with one of the two sets…. all new consultants are pretty much getting to start their business for free this month! Which is amazing.

If you’re not sure if becoming a consultant is right for you consider some of the following perks:

  • There is convenient online ordering 24/7|365
  • There are always 20% savings on monthly specials and Autoship offers
  • Consultants receive 20-30% rebate on personal purchases and 20-30% commission on Client purchases — which are paid weekly
  • You receive your own Consultant website — free with registration. Which means you can have clients from all across the country place orders through your site.
  • You gain access to the Consultant Back Office — which includes training, tools, reports, resources, information, community and more to support your business-building efforts
  • There is no monthly minimum order requirement and you don’t have to take on any backstock (unless you choose too).
  • You remain an “Active Consultant” when you reach $150 in total sales once every 3 months (which is SUPER easy). Total sales includes what you order for yourself and what your clients order and it only needs to be $150 between everyone.
  • When you purchase one of the two sets mentioned above you are automatically considered active because you met the $150 sales total.  Each one of the sets is something that all Apriori Consultants can use for either their personal products or to use as business tools to sample their clients and showcase the product lines we offer.
  • Consultants also get to be part of the Apriori Beauty community and can feel 100% confident in the integrity of the business itself.

If you have more questions please feel free to email me at eastcoast.beauty at hotmail.com or message the Lookin Good Girl Facebook page

And definitely check out all of the information on Apriori’s website….  Become a Consultant

Apriori Beauty is an amazing company, lead by amazing women and this month is the perfect time to join!

Some of the amazing Ladies I've met by having my Apriori Beauty Business

Some of the amazing Ladies I’ve met by having my Apriori Beauty Business

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Lookin Good Girl …. 4 Step Facial

This week’s post is how to create an at home facial using your favorite Apriori products. While I am a big fan of going to your favorite Esthetician to get a treatment… in between sessions you can easily create a special treat for yourself. This 4 step system could easily be done Sunday night while you’re savoring the last bit of your weekend.

Step 1: Gently cleanse your face with the Creme Cleanse; applying a light pressure to your face with your fingertips. Take a dime sized amount, add water and apply to your face that has been splashed with warm water. With your fingers go up and around your eyes, under you cheekbones and make small circles on your forehead. Once it appears that you skin has been thoroughly cleansed, use warm water or a warm wash cloth to gently remove any remaining cleanser. 

Creme Cleanse Facial

 

Step 2: Next Exfoliate your beautiful face with Apriori’s Acid Peel. Using the highest active levels possible without a prescription, the Acid Peel uses Glycolic and Lactic Acids to provide a deep exfoliation for your beautiful face. It can be applied with your fingers and then removed with a gentle rolling action once it has set up a bit (or it can be gently removed with lukewarm water)

 

Acid Peel Facial

 

Step 3: Just like your favorite skincare specialist applies a treatment mask after she has exfoliated your skin, you can do the same with a light application of the Firming Complex. This nutrient rich serum is lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin; providing excellent collagen and elastin support. And because you’ve just exfoliated away old dead skin cells with the Acid Peel, the Firming Complex will be even more readily absorbed!

 

Firming Complex Facial

 

 Step 4: The last step for your Sunday night Self-Care Facial is a light application of the Night Repair 3-Deep Night Cream. This cream is formulated to help with the natural water loss we experience overnight; helping retain moisture in your skin so you wake up looking refreshed. A few pumps and you can gently massage the night cream over your entire face, neck and décolleté ( in this case… your upper chest, just below your neck)

 

Night Repair Facial

 

 And there you have a 4 Step Facial that can easily be incorporated into your Sunday Night routine that will have you lookin’ good for the upcoming week. 

4 Step Facial

 

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