3 Items To Make Your Life Easier

We are busy and distracted by social media. Having smartphones doesn’t help either. However, I believe our smartphones allow us to stay connected. As a busy mom, I try to keep it simple. We found 3 items to make your life easier.

3 Items To Make Your Life Easier
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I am always looking for ways to improve our lives. I’m a single mom. I do miss having someone to help make important decisions with. I am doing the best I can. 

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The New Changes In Material Sourcing And Management

As we head into 2020, business leaders across the globe must make conscious efforts to drop the status quo. In every part of business, a new wave of thinking must envelop all concepts, productions and sales initiatives. Let’s look into the new changes in material sourcing and management!

The New Changes In Material Sourcing And Management

A big indicator of the changes to come in China. Once a developing economy, it was the source of cheap labour and cheap materials. However, experts acknowledge the fact that China will have to depart from this era in its nation and start to develop high-quality products if it wants to compete with the world’s economies.

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2 Handy Items Homeowners Could Use

I love being a homeowner. I never thought I would be a single mom and be a homeowner. I’ve always wanted to have a home and set roots down. My son and I have been in our home for over a year and we love it! We found 2 handy items homeowners could use!

2 Handy Items Homeowners Could Use
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I love our little home. I remember the first time I saw it in person, it wasn’t until after the seller accepted my offer! By then, he had already moved out! I saw my home for the first time during our inspection!

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What Show Should You See In NYC?

When it comes to travel, we love to see the sights and explore. Have you visited New York City? I hope to visit one day. Let’s talk about What Show Should You See in NYC!

What Show Should You See In NYC?

We love to travel! My son and I have been to Walt Disney World a handful of times. He loves the rides and excitement. We make it a learning experience for him. He loves exploring and absorbing everything. When it comes to travel, we like to travel simply! I also like to pack and be organized with our clothes and luggage.

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Crunch These Numbers: You Can Become An Accounting And Finance Blogger

I love being a blogger. I feel like I stumbled into it on accident. I originally started blogging as a way to share and record my life. I recently launched a second blog, it’s more of a personal blog and sharing our life. I’m a single mom, homeowner, and college student.

Crunch These Numbers: You Can Become An Accounting And Finance Blogger

Yep, that’s right if you are looking to break into the world of blogging, and an excellent niche to try is accounting and finance. Of course, to succeed in such a field, you will need to make sure you do some specific things. Find out what they are in the post below. 

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How To Relocate Offices Without The Stress: 5 Tips You Can Use

Moving offices can be very stressful. So it’s important to know how you can lower your stress levels so that the move runs more smoothly. Let’s discuss how to relocate offices without the stress! We also share 5 tips you can use!

How To Relocate Offices Without The Stress: 5 Tips You Can Use

It’s a big change to make – so you want to know that you’re prepared in advance. From redirecting mail so that it goes to the new location, to ensuring that your clients are aware of your new premises, you need to make sure that you’re organized far ahead of moving day.

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5 Tips For Filling Your Life With More Positive Memories

When all is said and done, everyone wants to live the kind of life which leaves them with all sorts of happy, upbeat, and uplifting memories to look back on – both in the near future, and decades down the line. Let’s explore 5 Tips For Filling Your Life With More Positive Memories.

5 Tips For Filling Your Life With More Positive Memories

You can’t always “plan” your life out just to collect a certain number of positive memories every day, week, or month. A lot of the situations that end up being the most memorable and meaningful occur pretty much spontaneously, and often totally unexpectedly, as well.

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Help The Men in Your Life Find Their Style

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Every single morning, my sons and my husband roll out of bed, do their morning routine, and head out the door. Time and time again, I notice the one thing that they can care less to bother with is their hair. It’s almost as if none of the men in my life even bother to comb it!

Why is that? Is it only my boys? Can ANYONE else relate?

Maybe bedhead is in. (I really hope not)

I have purchased ‘gels’ and ‘styling creams’ but there is always a complaint about how sticky the products feel or ‘crusty’ their hair becomes. One of my sons came home from school upset one day because his hair turned white! Needless to say when this mommy asks him to style his hair, he is not having it. In regards to my husband, his answer is simply a ‘hat’.

:::sigh:::

Let’s set the record straight, the men in my life have great hair, especially my sons. Their mane is so thick and luscious, and to be honest, I am a bit jealous of their locks. I wanted to focus on my sons to help them find their own sense of style. They express themselves through their clothing, so why not their hair?

The Cut

First thing is first. The haircut. We were on a hunt for a barber that can style their hair based on face shape to give them a look they will love. The same buzz cut was getting old and to be honest my sons were not too thrilled with their haircut style.

We found the perfect barber who knew exactly what she’s doing. That’s right I said ‘SHE’. A rarity, but #LadyBarbers are starting to break that mold and leave their imprint on the barber scene. Natasha new exactly how to cut and style a young mans hair exactly suited to their face shape, wants & needs. Her credentials are astonishing, so she is a must visit if you are ever in the Waterbury, CT area.

Check out the incredible Natasha the barberess and all her work on @natasharose_thebarberess

My sons came out of the Gents BarberShop looking so handsome. They both had a nice low fade and their hairlines were cleaned up (FINALLY!). A perfect hairstyle for the winter. The best part, their hair was manageable so they can style it on their own. We just needed to find the right products to match their needs.

The Hair Product Hunt

As a family, we have tried so many products. There was always some issue. Whether the hold wasn’t there, hair felt stiff or a white cast was left behind; my sons wanted nothing to do with these type of products. It was something that was always an ‘uncomfortable’ concept for them.

BluMaan full size 2.5 oz hair products available in 5 different formulas for $21.50 USD each

This is where BluMaan came into our lives. I was not sure what to think about the pomades, creams and oils, but I thought let’s give it a try. First, I introduced BluMaan Discovery Styling Kit to my sons. They were curious as to what each product did. The packaging really had them intrigued, as did the hair product themselves. It was something they had never seen or used in their hair before.

Blue Maan Discovery Kit
BluMaan Discovery Kit retails $21.50 USD
Each container has .5oz of product.

BluMaan had five different formulas that came in a palm sized tub. Each served a different purpose for different types of hair. This was perfect to test and try to see which ones would be a good fit. I already knew my sons wanted something with a lighter hold, and BluMaan had products just for those needs.

The Five BluMaan Basics

The Original

The Original Styling Meraki was really unique. It wasn’t exactly a right fit for my boys at this point, but this stuff was real cool. It is a heavy, thick, creamy wax, that has a very strong hold and is not too shiny. This is perfect for longer and/or thicker mens hair that requires a little blow drying to style. As soon as baseball season hits, my younger son wants a ‘faux hawk’. The Meraki would be perfect to achieve that look.

Clay

The Hybrid and the Cavalier are both clays. The Hybrid is a favorite that my sons found easy to use. It did not leave their hair stiff and it looked so natural and perfectly styled. They were able to run the product through their own hair without my help. There were no complaints about stiffness or crunchy bits, which is exactly what we were looking for.

The Cavalier was a bit heavier and harder for my sons to work with. I recommend using this one while your hair is damp, if it’s dry, it will definitely tug at it. It had a super strong hold, but still had a natural look to it. If you have thick and/or curly hair, this would be perfect for you.

Clays in general are great to give your hair a fuller look and maintains any frizz you may have.

Paste

The Monarch, which is a paste, was another favorite. This product was creamier and easier to handle. It had a perfect hold that is great for school picture day. The Monarch was also perfect for combing back the hair. It did not look stiff, and you were still able to run your fingers through it.

Pomade

The final one is the Fifth Sample, which is a pomade. This one did not make it into the everyday wear category, but we had a lot of fun with it. The Fifth Sample not only held your slick back or mohawk in place, it also had this great shine to it. An interesting ingredient that sets this pomade apart from others, is that it’s water based.

My husband has used oil-based pomades in the past and it was tough to wash out. The Fifth Sample peaked his interest because of how different the ingredients were. He loved that this was so much easier to wash out compared to oil-based. A huge and unexpected win for the husband.

Pump Up the Volume

BluMann Ascend Volume Cream retails $23.00 USD

We decided to have a little fun with BluMaan Ascend Volume Cream. It came in an easy to pump bottle and has a great creamy consistency. We used about a dime size on damp hair, massaged it down to the roots and blow dried.

It required a little more work, but this was by far my favorite to use on my boys. Their hair had this gorgeous volume to it and looked completely natural. Best part, you could run your fingers through it.

Hair Health

My sons found their personal style, and some great products from BluMaan to go along with it. The one little teeny thing that I am always concerned about is if they really wash their hair well. BluMaan created an amazing product called Cloud Control, a hair oil, which can be perfect for this concern that I had.

Hair oils have been around for centuries and have some great properties. There have been claims that they can really slow down hair loss and help promote hair growth. They have also been known to condition, soften, and strengthen your hair. Personally, I adore hair oils. I use them often and love the nourishing look and protection it provides.

BluMaan Cloud Control Hair Oil retails $24.50

Cloud Control was extremely easy to use, and more importantly my boys did not fuss that there was ‘an extra step’. As soon as they came out of the shower, I added 4 drops to their hair and rubbed it in. THAT’S IT! My son’s hair has never felt softer and looked healthier. Not to mention their hair smelled incredible!

Routine

We are happy to say, we found a routine that our sons could get on board with. My husband and I think our boys finally appreciate the hair they have. It was a bit of work, but was worth it. First, we helped them find their style with the right barber (Barberess for our sons, thank you Natasha!). Then moved onto to finding hair products that worked for their needs and comfort. (Thankfully BluMaan gave us so much to choose from) Finally, we introduced a little extra ‘hair care‘ in their hygiene regimen. With some time and effort, my sons are finally discovering their unique selves.

Looking for the perfect gift for that special man in your life? Or need a gift for an aspiring barber or barberess? BluMaan has something for all mens styling needs and is perfect to keep in your barber kit.

Feel Good Products for 2020!

I want to use products that make me feel good and are good for me!  I look back over the last five years I wasted a lot of money, time, and space on products that weren’t worth it! I’ve been cleaning my home for the past month and feel good getting rid of just plain JUNK!  For 2020 I’m only going to use feel good products.

I felt like I needed to share with our readers on some products that are 2020 worthy!  

Inspirational Clothing-Feel good!

So there is this brand that I feel we all need to get behind in 2020. BRAVEHOODS- their mission is to give kids comfort and hope while they fight cancer. I love me some BraveHoods for many reasons, but the main one is for every item bought one is donated- so basically you are buying 2 for the price of 1.  

The hoodies are hecka comfy too! I’ve never been a pullover bulky hoodie girl, so I don’t own a lot of hoodies, BUT this brand I want them all.  Why…they are lightweight and super soft. I put mine on with jeans and boots then out the door I go. My daughter and I have matching ones, and OMG, we look cute.  When we wore them out one day, we had three people ask us where we got them. Of course, I shared who and why they need to get one too! 

People…in 2020, let’s try our hardest to GIVE BACK!  BraveHoods hoodies make a difference and are inspirational. By the way, they have donated 7,000 Bravehoods to kids all over the country. They are more than just a HOODIE! This is my go-to shirt any day! 

Feel Good and RELAX more in 2020!

2020 should be a chill year. There is so much chaos going on inside the home, and outside of our homes when I say chaos, I mean a lot going on! I have two teens, a grumpy hubby, and a spoiled pitbull.  

I know I need to relax more, so I choose the Social CBD Lavender CBD Hemp Extract All In One Vape Pen.  Now I’ve never tried a vape pen until now, and I love it. I take CBD oils on a regular to calm my anxiety, but this was a different experience that I enjoyed. 

It tasted like lavender- now don’t make that face- it tasted good. It was super easy to use- inhale, and the end lights up when you are using it. The vape pen holds up to 200 puffs – so this will last me a bit.  I take about two hits before bed, and my sleep has been amazing. Now there are more vape pens I think I need to look into like the- Focus (peppermint) and Revive (lemon or grapefruit)! 

Now let’s talk about my Harley- almost 3-year-old pit.  He is my cuddle buddy, but when we have company over, or I’m gone for hours, this guy gets super excited.  His anxiety level goes sky high sometimes, so even his VET suggested CBD drops, which has worked miracles with his jumping and barking. 

Harley LOVES bacon, so of course, I had to get the Pets Bacon Broad Spectrum CBD Drops for him. It is 100% hemp-derived Broad Spectrum CBD extract with fractionated coconut oil and all-natural herbs and spices. So no I’m not giving my dog anything that would harm him, it helps him- a couple drops in his food when I know I’ll be gone all day or when my kids’ friends are coming over- to ease the anxiety he feels- he is far more CHILLED with Social Pets. 

Bring In 2020 with a BANG!  Feel real GOOD!

Celebration of the New Year, we are cracking open a bottle of 9 Lives Wine! We had one bottle on Christmas Day, and oh my goodness, YUMMY! I’m not the biggest wine drinker, but on special occasions, I will take a sip or two. I prefer wines that cost under $20 because that’s just me, so 9 Lives fits in that price range- $9! 

  • 2017 9 Lives Reserve Sauvignon Blanc ($9.99)-This pale, straw yellow wine has a bouquet that boasts hints of grapefruit and peach. It is fresh and well balanced with attractive fruity notes.
  • 2017 9 Lives Reserve Malbec ($9.99)– Garnet red in color, with intense and fruity with subtle floral notes. Smooth tannins and a delicate, persistent finish.

In my area (Bay Area, Ca), I can get 9 Lives Wine at Total Wine & More, so do a search, and you will be able to pick up a bottle or two near you! 

So let’s bring in 2020 with brands that are amazing and inspire people! No more wasting your money on crappy products! The Beauty Brite team will suggest more feel good products in 2020!

Check out Healthy Snacks For Your Picky Eater plus comment below on what kind of products you want to see more of on BeautyBrite.com!

Baby Steps to a Healthier You

Health. Working out. A balanced diet. A bunch of words that sometimes is difficult to digest. Of course everyone wants to be healthy and in shape. We also want to eat fabulously tasting meals everyday. Overall that ‘Healthier YOU‘ lifestyle is what almost every human being strives for.

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Here’s the real ‘tea’. Life is chaotic and our minds keep pushing its own personal agenda of ‘you don’t have time’. This chubby girl is here to you ‘That’s an excuse.’ There is always time to be healthy.

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