The Chasing Grace Project a six-episode documentary series that seeks to help recruit and retain female talent for the tech industry.

Wicked Flicks Productions announced an early, exclusive showing of The Chasing Grace Project photo exhibit titled, “Persistence.” The Chasing Grace Project is a six-episode documentary series that seeks to help recruit and retain female talent for the tech industry and advance a constructive narrative on inclusiveness.

The exhibit featured portraits of women from the six-part documentary series about women in tech. It debuted at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, on December 5, 2017, at the CloudNOW Women in Cloud Awards event, while The Chasing Grace Project trailer was also screened.

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"CloudNOW is thrilled to feature this important documentary and exhibit, which shine a light on the collective experiences and resiliency of women in our industry," said Jocelyn DeGance Graham, founder of CloudNOW.org. 

"We hope the images invite people to learn more about these women and their powerful stories, which we believe can provide blueprints for other women pursuing careers in tech," said Jennifer Cloer, Executive Producer of The Chasing Grace Project and co-founder of Wicked Flicks.

The artist and photographer who produced the images were in attendance at the event. Edina Clagett, the founder of Beyoutiful Portraits, specializes in female portraiture and held the studio shoot in mid-November. With a twenty year career in photography, Clagett focused on one mission in the last six years: to empower everyday women to reconnect with their own beauty and discover a newfound self-love and acceptance wherever they are in their life.

 

 

#GIRLVERIFIED: Fullips Liquid Matte Lipstick

Fullips, known for their red lip enhancers, has an impressive lipstick line to help paint the perfect pout. And today, we are girlverifying their Liquid Matte Lipstick in Pink Suede. This matte lipstick creates soft pillowy lips while also giving it a subtle lift. It creates a long lasting color that suits all skin tones. Plus it doesn't shift, although the lipstick is very moisturizing, so you won't have to worry about finding traces of it all over your clothes after a long day. 

 

A ROUND UP OF THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT Danielle Moss, Co-Founder of The Everygirl.

Danielle Moss, Co-Founder of, The Everygirl. The Ultimate life map, for the career-driven woman.  Four months after it launched, Forbes named it a top 100 website for females.  On top of that, Danielle is a photographer, graphic designer, interior stylist and web designer. 
#GOAHEADGIRL

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Danielle worked from home since 2007, so being productive wasn't an issue, but finding that elusive work-life balance has been a struggle.

I love working out and follow a pretty healthy diet. I put a lot into my friendships and surround myself with people I care about and know they care about me as well. We launched theeverygirl.com to inspire young women, and that has been the driving force behind what we do. I think it comes down to putting your best self into everything, but also making sure you take the time to relax, laugh, and not take yourself too seriously.
— Danielle Moss

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She decorated her homes, so they feel like pretty, calm, and cozy places to work and relax. Danielle is also sort of a health nut.

Packing up and leaving home.

Danielle went from LA to Chicago.

Leading up to the move, I honestly felt a little numb....
— Danielle Moss

It helped to do a 1-month sublet just to make sure I could handle it. People always tell me how brave I was for moving, but truthfully, I was terrified, even after testing the waters. Not being hard on myself and giving myself some time to process this big, upcoming change helped a lot. It made a move possible. Once I arrived, it came down to putting myself out there in a way I never had before. I grew up with a smaller group of friends which meant never making much of an effort to make new ones. Working from home had I not made a concerted effort to make friends, this could have been a very lonely experience.

Here I am, years later, in a city that now feels like home, with some of the best friends, a girl could ask for.

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On The Everygirl, they regularly share wonderful advice for 'women.' Here are Danielle's three tips to a great life.

  • If you do not have your dream job and aren't sure of what you want to do, take up a hobby or two–find something that you love to do after work or on the weekends. I started blogging and never would have imagined it would have led me here. Even if it does not lead to a new job, you may make a new friend or just find a great new hobby. 
  • I would say to end a relationship that you know isn't what you want. Wait for one that's worth it. Moreover, put a lot into your friendships. Surround yourself with strong, amazing, selfless women. 
  • Don't wait.  Live your life. Save money, travel, and do things that make you happy.
  • Don't look for other people to find happiness and end that relationship because it is not going anywhere. Also, everything is going to be ok.

If Danielle could do anything else what would it be?

Well, I was a graphic designer (and part-time photographer) before launching The Everygirl, and never imagined launching a website, so I have no idea. I have wanted to be almost everything. Maybe interior design? Who knows?

What she would say to bullies?

I would tell anyone being bullied to hang in there and know that the person picking on them is so much more unhappy and insecure than they could imagine, and to get help if necessary. I have seen/heard about some nasty behavior on the internet and think it is ridiculous. I know people can be hurtful, but it just seems pathetic to me. If you do not like something, click that little "x," stop reading and move on.

 

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What a holiday brunch with friends should look like!

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Now, this is how you celebrate with friends. 

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Who would've thought that a brunch held in a Christmas tree farm could be so dreamy? In this styled photo shoot, fairy lights are draped around the evergreens while the table is decorated with pink roses and peonies that stand next to mouthwatering sugar dusted pancakes and glasses of pink champagne. A sweet and pink twist on rustic design that is sure to inspire our next brunch with friends! 

Photography by MI Film and Photography  

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Photographer:  Ml Film and Photography//Second Shooter: Ml Film and Photography//Event Designer: Bob & Ginger Co.//Design and Decor: S. Chapman Designs//Floral Designer: S. Chapman Designs//Location:Gilbert's Christmas Tree Farm

Typsy Tea Party 101

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If you don't know what a "Typsy Tea Party" is, then we are more than happy to show you the light. A typsy tea party is just like a normal tea party but this time it comes with a little something extra. Like mulled wine, spiked cider, hot chocolate with bailey's and loads of tea. Aren't you glad we told you? You can stay true to tea party 'tradition' by also bringing in macaroons, floral cupcakes, and fluffy croissants!

Photography by Jane Z Photography 


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Photographer:  Jane Z Photography//Floral Designer: Camelback Flowershop//Cake Designer:Ruze Cakehouse

From Coffee to Cosmetics: 7-Eleven Has It All

7-Eleven Simply Me Beauty Makeup

Simply Me Beauty, an affordable, fashion-forward line of makeup, is now available at 7-Eleven convenience stores. Simply Me Beauty is now accessible for all busy women on the go, with 40 items affordably priced between $3 and $5 and specifically designed to meet all female needs, these convenient beauty products are sure to be a hit.

The well-rounded collection of cosmetics and cosmetic accessories for the face, eyes, and lips includes offerings for day or night use, different complexion types and skin tones. 

Items in the special freestanding "Gorgeous on the Go" display include: eyeshadow palettes, blushers, highlighter, bronzer, BB foundation creams, hi-def concealers, volumizing mascara, eyebrow powder and wax, eyeliner, lip gloss and crayons, cream lipsticks, translucent powder compact, faux eyelashes, assorted makeup brushes, blender sponge, eye makeup remover, nail buffer and nail polish remover.

7-Eleven is supporting the launch of a social media program during the holiday shopping season.

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Goodmen: A conversation with Showtime hit show 'Shameless,' actor, Steve Howey.

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Talking to Steve was like talking to

a friend you haven’t seen in awhile. He was warm, personable, and had a deep, profound perspective on life. I could have picked his brain for hours! After our conversation, there were certain things he said that really stuck with me, and I instantly felt positive. Even though we had this conversation over the phone, I just know Steve exudes a certain contagious and magnetic energy.  I know all of you will be just as inspired as I was after you read this interview.

-Shruti Sadana, Style Verify Senior Editor. 

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Steve, we love the character you play on Shameless. You are funny, witty, and emotional with a hint of a ghetto (laughs). Tell me,  what are some similarities and differences between you and your role of Kevin?

Well, sure there are characteristics of me and qualities that are portrayed because I am the one doing it (laughs). You can not escape that. The similarities that stick out, and that is parallel to my own life, is that he is a father of twins. Kev and Veronica have two kids, and I have three. Kevin is a lot more naive and kinder than I am. He is harder and less complicated. We are very similar, but complete opposites at the same time. I have better style than he does and better taste. I am a lot more traveled than Kevin. Kev wears the same basic t-shirts, he likes his boots, Dickies shorts, gray, black and white t-shirts. In other words, he is simple. I am a lot more adventurous when it comes to style. I will try a floral pattern or a pastel hoodie.  

There are many scenes in Shameless that are pretty much, well, Shameful. (laugh) What would you consider the top scandalous moments on the show that resonates with you, was there a moment when you thought, " WOW did we just do this?! 

There was a scene where Veronica played a slave, and I was Benjamin Franklin or some famous American from the Declaration of Independence. We played this S&M thing….that was pretty weird and awkward. I think the most “shameful” sexual deed was when Shenola sat on my face so Veronica could get my character erect to have intercourse with her mother. So I had Calloway straddling me and Shenola sitting on my face, and all I remember was how awkward it was to have two women sitting on me in front of a camera crew. It is softcore porn with great dialogue. 

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What can we catch you doing when you are not working on set? Who is Steve outside of Shameless?

I am a dad, so I am raising my son and my twins. I am also an avid workout fiend. I am training for my first marathon, and I am on the way to run right now. My first marathon is on January 1st, 2018, New Year’s Day, so I have been continuously training for that.

I am working on a project now. I have done two jobs since Shameless ended. I did an episode of Law & Order SVU (NBC), and I did three episodes of Seal Team (CBS). I have a couple of movies coming out. One is called Making Babies with Eliza Coupe (Futureman), which will be out next year. The other one is called Game Over Man, with Workaholics (Comedy Central). I started a production company, and I wrote this project that I am going to be starring in, producing and directing. Hopefully, it is going to happen at the beginning of the year before we start shooting season Season 9 of Shameless. 

Wow...you keep busy! Balancing family and work life must be challenging. You seem like you have everything under control. 

It is not easy. I would rather do nothing. (laughs) I realize that when you do nothing, it is dull. The busier I am, the more I like it. The more things you have to do to accomplish, the more active you are, the more stuff you get done. There’s that saying “if you want something done give it to someone busy.” If I have one thing to do that day, I will get nothing done. However, if I have ten things to do, I get twenty things done.   It is a weird phenomenon, yet it is so true. 
 
If you were not an actor what do you think you would be doing right now? Did you know acting was “it” for you from the beginning?
 
No, I did not. I played basketball, and I got a basketball scholarship to a junior college in hopes of going to a more prominent school after that. Even though I would consider myself a pretty good athlete, it was so hard. That was not in the cards for me just because physically you have to be gifted. Maybe I would be a coach or teacher. I would love to be a basketball coach. I always enjoy working with kids, and I have continually had a knack for dealing with youth. I still remember people who spoke to me like I was not a kid. So when I talk to kids, I do not talk down to them, I talk to them like they are adults that don’t have the experience yet. You have to be aware of how you are talking to them. It is like talking to somebody who is an adult that you know just had hard times, but you do not want to be condescending. You want to encourage them because you know they are going to get back on their feet. That is how you talk to kids. I think I could do well in that field.  

Who knows maybe you will play a role like that. (laughs)

That would be an enjoyable role to play. I think I would be the guy that would be getting in trouble with the kids as much as trying to teach them to do right (laughs). 

If you could have cocktails with anyone who would it be, what would you drink and what would be your first topic of conversation?

I have this fascination with Jackie Gleason. Jackie Gleason is an old-time actor who was in the sitcom called The Honeymooners. He was a brilliant actor. I would probably sit down and have a thirty-year-old scotch. We would talk about show business and about making The Hustler with Paul Newman and about making The Honeymooners.  We would also discuss the differences and similarities between acting in television and film. 
 
If a young person were to come to you right now and say, Steve, please share some tips on how I can turn my dreams into reality within this industry, what is one piece of advice you would give them? 

My advice would be to start out small and to work your way up to it. To try not be influenced by outside voices whether it is your parents, siblings, family members, friends or the community. If you want to be a makeup artist, start doing makeup for yourself and then ask your friend. If you are going to be a sports figure, start small. Start shooting the ball and practicing and then work your way up to getting to practice against better competition. If you want to be an actor, director, producer, writer, start small. Record yourself on your phone and play it back and watch it and think about what you would do differently. Take a scene from a TV show like Shameless, or a movie, and reenact the same scene with the same dialogue and see if you like it and then go on from there. 

There are many opportunities for people to make their content. That content is seen by the same amount of people, if not more, than the same people that are watching movies and television. You can see Instagram and YouTube stars as examples, as they continue to make their content. They do not have writers, directors, and producers, they have themselves, and they are just coming up with bits and ideas. Whether it is silly or not, it builds content and people are still watching it. I think that is the best advice I can give, is to start small and start having success and win the little things until you can keep building upon them. Before you know it, you have a pretty good foundation to launch yourself. 

I am sure you had a vision for your life and your career. You followed your intuition, and that is why you are where you are.  Along the way, you must have encountered people who discouraged you or where you faced rejection. How did you overcome this? What advice would you give to others based on your own experience?

This is where you have to find different things that give you confidence. Everyone does not obtain the same amount of confidence from the same outreaches. What I mean by that is, you have to look for things in your life that give you happiness and confidence. Either that is going to be a family member, friend, an outside source, teacher, an inspirational source, a book, a movie, or music. These are all things to help you achieve some awareness. I think the more people become aware of themselves about the amazing possibilities that someone can do; they are going to get confidence. That is what you need to keep moving and to overcome negativity, whether it is an outside negativity or the negativity that is in yourself. There are beliefs that you choose the parents that you are born too, and other people do not believe that. They think it is random, that you cannot pick your family.

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Whatever belief you have, you are going to go through lessons, hard lessons, and everybody has lessons to be learned. Now, you can take these experiences, and you can either make them as a cross to bear; horrible or negatives in your life and think that you will never overcome them or take them as obstacles to overcome. Now, if you try to overcome these challenges, you will realize that everybody has problems and everybody has issues to work out, every single one of us. From the rich and successful to the lowest common denominator of humanity. The lowest of the low, meaning where they come from like a third world country and poverty. Some people that have nothing have everything. Some people that have everything have nothing inside.

So everybody has something to work on, and if you can recognize that there are so many possibilities out there to get better and to become more aware, to become more conscious, you will receive more happiness in your life. You will accept more understanding of who you are and other people when you hear negativity or see negativity about yourself or other people; you can deal with it in a much more calm and peaceful way. You can dismiss it. You can say that the people who are saying negative things about me are saying negative things about themselves and that is too bad for them. The only people who say negative things are negative people because they do not like themselves for some reason. So I think about that, and when people criticize me about other things, it is too bad for them because that is their perception of reality. Our reality is how we perceive things.

If they perceive negativity, that means that they have negativity inside of them. The people who are positive and the people who are praising and look for the good that is their reality. They are coming from a positive and a great place. It is all practice. When thoughts come up, you have to push them away when they are negative. When you live in the past, you have to drive it away and be present. When you look in the future and become anxious, you have to push it away and be in the present moment. It is something to work on every day. That is what I do. I do not spend too much time on it because I am trying to work on myself to be better: a better citizen, a better parent, and a better friend.

If people think negatively it is apparently going to reflect on the outside. It is a reflection of our internal state. 

Everybody is working through something. Everybody has a bad day. Everybody has a problem. There’s that saying, “if you put everybody’s problems out in front of them you would take your problems back.” We are all on an obstacle course called life. We can look at that wall and say it is too fucking high to climb and I am just going to sit here and wallow, or we can say I must figure out a way how to go through this wall. Either I am going to climb it, go around it, or go through it, but either fucking way I am going to get through this wall. The ones who criticize other people or are mean or trying to bring others down, have something inside them that they cannot face themselves. Instead of destroying themselves they are going to destroy everything around them. That is what you have to remember when that happens to you. You have to say ‘it is not about you, it is about them.’ If you were at peace if you are looking to better yourself, if you are looking to become more aware, to become more conscious, and to become more aware in the present time you are on the right path, and they are not. Brush it aside like they are a bad thought, and the thing is you can. It is a habit. Everything is a habit for me. Thinking negative is a habit. Thinking is a habit for me, and it is overrated. Just being in the moment to moment, which you are supposed to do in acting. You are supposed to live moment to moment. Right now, is a new now. That concept is a practice. When you think about that past, and you say, “oh that happened because of that, and that is why I am this way.” It is all bullshit. The past does not exist anymore. It does not exist. The only thing that exists right now is you and I talking on the phone. Right now is now and that is it. The future has not happened yet.  You can only change right now. You can choose to be happy, feel good, become better and grow, become wiser, and more loving, more understanding or you can do the opposite which is going down. I think people prefer the first rather than the latter. 

You are right. All we have is now, and we do not know what’s going to happen five minutes from now. You have to appreciate each moment as it comes.

There’s a reason why actors are so charming and good at what they do. It is because they have allowed themselves to be open to the possibility of life. That might sound general, but when you are willing to be open to new things, to happiness, and experiencing things about life whether they are good and bad, you are automatically present. When you’re willing to accept what comes to you. You are automatically there. You cannot help but be like a kid in a candy store. You are just accepting everything. That is a beautiful thing.  It is very open, contagious; it is sexy and charming. With that openness so many things are possible. As an actor and artist, you have to be that way. My mentor used to say, ‘your attitude is the aperture of which your talent flows. So if you have a bad attitude, your aperture is closed off, and your talent cannot flow. If you have a great attitude, your talent is going to floodgate open and pour out.’ It is an absolute effort to think about this continuously and to exercise it. 

It is important for us to be consciously aware of ourselves.

There are so many people because of certain things that are practicing the opposite. They are not practicing being consciously aware. They are practicing being negative, down, anxious, upset or criticizing and finding fault. If you eliminated those things in your life that got you there whether it is friends, family, social media, or different influences in your life that bring you down you have to make that go away. You have to find who you are, what makes you happy, and then turn that on more. 

If your entire life was a movie, what title would be the best fit? 

Not Done Yet

Finish this sentence, never have I ever...

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  • Photographer : Rowan Daly
  • Grooming : Madison Blue
  • Clothes : Parke & Ronen

Edited by Hope Schaelchlin

New Cosmetics will be at select CVS. TIGI Cosmetics

TIGI Cosmetics will be launching in select CVS Pharmacy stores this October. Traditional makeup is in for a colorful shakeup, as TIGI Cosmetics has secured the highly coveted spot on the newly presented, “Trend Wall,” where CVS Pharmacy showcases impressive new launches showcased for shoppers to view. 

As a cult favorite among top professional makeup artists, TIGI Cosmetics will continue to be sold in salons and online, but it is now more accessible to the everyday shopper as it will be sold at 2,000 CVS Pharmacy stores nationwide. 

CVS Pharmacy's wide assortment of exciting on-trend TIGI Cosmetics products was developed and specially designed to help customers achieve a flawless complexion and experiment with color. The brand is thrilled to introduce a variety of show-stopping products such as:

- Diamond Lipsticks: Features a unique angled-shape for precise application and is infused with Vitamin E and Rose Hip Seed Oil to condition and soften lips all day long – SRP: $26

- Perfect Eyeliners: Offers a creamy formula that goes on smooth and includes a smudgy tip for a dramatic smoky eye – SRP: $21

- High Definition Setting Powder: Includes micro-pigments that help blur out fine lines and pores while mattifying skin for a smooth, soft-focus finish – SRP: $38

#GIRLVERIFIED: What is a Jade Facial Roller and why should you use it?

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Jade facial rollers have been around forever it seems. It is a simple stone that is believed to have healing properties for your skin. There is a simple technique when using it which is making it so prevalent in the beauty industry. The stone is oblong and made solely of jade about an inch long and attached to a sleek metal frame. It reminds you of a paint roller. 

Apparently, it has been used for centuries in ancient Chinese medicine. It is used to remove negative energy and create balance to your 'chi.'. It is pretty much a good energy, beautiful spirits remedy. 

Jade facial rollers are great for under the eyes and the smaller areas of the face. It has an excellent massaging feel, and you know how much we love a great massage. 
Some of the ways it helps your skin:

  • It helps with skin absorption
  • Massages your face and gives it a relaxed feel
  • Helps to get rid of under eye darkness and puffiness. 
  • also, Increases circulation

Have you tried the Jade facial roller? Share your thoughts. 
 

#GIRLVERIFIED: What to read? Devil in Ohio by Daria Polatin

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Award-winning playwright, producer and writer, Daria Polatin's debut novel, Devil in Ohio, is the gripping thriller novel of the year. Twist and turns abound as the reader journeys through the story of Jules's and Mae's complicated yet unnerving relationship. Jules returns home one day to discover that her psychiatrist mother has brought home one of her patients , Mae, to spend a few days with the family. But slowly, Mae begins to take over Jules's life and her stay seems indefinite. Things get scarier when Jules begins to piece together Mae's horrifying past and discovers that she is a survivor of a strange Cult - strange enough to carve a pentagram into someones back. What's scariest is that Mae's past will stop at nothing to return into her present. A serious page turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat for hours upon hours. 

Devil in Ohio
By Daria Polatin
 

The Magnolia Journal To Raise Rate Base To 1.2 Million In Spring 2018

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Meredith Corporation has launched The Magnolia Journal, “One of the most successful launches in the history of the magazine industry,” President Doug Olson of Meredith Magazine announced. "In just a year we've generated 1 million paid subscribers. On newsstands, The Magnolia Journal has averaged nearly a 70 percent sell-through rate, compared to the industry average of 25 percent.  And advertisers are clamoring to be in its pages. The Magnolia Journal is a home run in every sense of the word."  

The Magnolia Journal – based on Chip and Joanna Gaines' popular Magnolia brand – debuted in Fall 2016 as a newsstand-only title with an initial run of 400,000 copies and a cover price of $7.99.  Within a week, major U.S. retailers started to request additional copies, citing sold-out pockets across the country, and another 200,000 were printed. The rate base was subsequently increased to 800,000 for the Fall and Winter 2017 issues, and Meredith is already selling more than a million copies of The Magnolia Journal.

The Magnolia Journal will continue to focus editorially around themes, and for 2018, those will include

  • Spring 2018 – Intentionality
  • Summer 2018 – Curiosity
  • Fall 2018 – Generosity
  • Winter 2018 – Contentment

In addition to its strong subscriber base, The Magnolia Journal continues to be available for purchase at major U.S. retailers, the popular Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas and magnoliamarket.com.

#GOAHEADGIRL: Sonia Guzmàn paves the way for positive change in America's business landscape.

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A recent National Women's Business Council survey revealed an 86 percent increase over the last decade in the number of Latina-owned businesses in America. On the forefront of this dramatic rise, strong Hispanic female leader Sonia Guzmàn paves the way for positive change in America's business landscape, while creating powerful products that serve the needs of previously overlooked communities. 

While the Hispanic population is one of the fastest growing in the U.S., numbering 50 million and projected to reach 130 million by 2050, American beauty and wellness companies largely neglect the needs of this growing consumer segment, marketing products that are tailored to the non-Hispanic population. It was after losing a close family member to cancer that Guzmàn recognized the lack of quality health and wellness products available to her community and decided to make a change.

In 2013, Guzmàn founded Carson Life and introduced over 50 products for hair, beauty, health, and sports nutrition uniquely customized for Hispanic men, women, and families. Driven by the excitement of bringing a bold idea to life, Guzmàn uses her 12-plus years of sales and marketing experience in fortune 500 companies to spearhead a new movement in beauty and nutrition. 

Now, as Founder and CEO of Carson Life, Guzmàn is taking Latina entrepreneurship to the next level and proving that she has what it takes to build a global empire. After only five months on the market, Carson Life products earned a premium position in every Walmart in Puerto Rico. In just 18 months, they were picked up by three of the world's largest retailers. Building a successful nationally recognized brand is easily one of Guzmàn's proudest accomplishments, but the journey is filled with challenges.  "As a startup, you always experience growing pains as the company evolves," she says, "every time we get into a new retail channel, it's like a new baby – we get to learn new things and watch it grow."

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In the midst of a constantly changing business landscape, Guzmàn relies on strong work ethic and a positive mindset to see her through. Described by her peers as a "go-getter," Guzmàn believes that passion and perseverance are the keys to success. "Nobody said the road is going to be easy," she says, "But never giving up is what sets you apart from the rest. When you build something with passion and determination, only good things can come of it." Based on the results of her efforts to grow Carson Life into a worldwide brand, Guzmàn is proving that to be true.

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Creme of Nature Expands Its Certified Natural Ingredients Hair Care Line With Styling Products Infused With Coconut Oil

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Trusted hair brand Creme of Nature is releasing seven new styling products with the Certified Natural Coconut Milk Collection, designed to moisturize and protect hair while achieving the latest hairstyles. These new curl-loving products are infused with coconut oil to provide nourishment from the roots to ends while aiding in detangling dry, lifeless curls and transforming them to look and feel healthy. 

"Catering to your curls with the finest natural ingredients just got even easier with the styling products from our Certified Natural Coconut Milk Collection," said Teneya Gholston, Creme of Nature's Director of Marketing. "Kinky, coily, wavy or curly, we've designed our newest styling products for every natural girl — from 3a to 4c — to look and feel beautiful with high-quality products at affordable prices." 

There's something for everyone with Creme of Nature's Certified Natural Ingredients new styling products with Coconut Milk. Whether you're looking for added moisture, damage control, definition or shine, Creme of Nature has you covered, additionally, the entire line is free of sulfates, mineral oil and petrolatum.

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  • Creme of Nature® Coconut Milk Curl Repair Leave-In Cream ($5.99; 11.5 oz.), perfect for every curl, this hydrating repair cream detangles and moisturizes dry, damaged hair, preventing damage and restoring body and shine.
  • Creme of Nature® Coconut Milk Hydrating Curling Cream ($5.99; 11.5 oz.), this curl-defining cream leaves you with long-lasting, moisture-rich curls. Ideal for twist-outs and wash-n-go's, this product provides elongation and curl definition, hold and shine.
  • Creme of Nature® Coconut Milk Moisture Curl Milk ($5.99; 8.3 oz.), this lightweight daily moisturizer works to improve manageability, prevent breakage and define curl while providing superior hydration.
  • Creme of Nature® Coconut Milk Curl Quench Foaming Mousse ($5.49; 7 oz.), a frizz-fighting and curl-defining mousse that provides medium hold, leaving curls soft, defined and full of body. This product is ideal for a flexi-rod or roller set for full, bouncy curls.   
  • Creme of Nature® Coconut Milk Essential 7 Treatment Oil ($5.99; 4 oz.), seven of your favorite oils including Coconut, Olive, Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Argan, Shea and Sunflower oils, this repairing oil smoothes your curls and provides shine while locking in moisture and protecting your hair from breakage.
  • Creme of Nature® Coconut Milk Shine & Hold Control Glue ($4.99; 5.1 oz.), an alcohol-free maximum-hold gel that sculpts hair and adds shine.
  • Creme of Nature® Coconut Milk 24 Hour Edge Tamer ($4.49; 2.25 oz.), smoothes, holds and controls edges for 24 hours, leaving behind no residue.

The new products will be available at beauty supply stores nationwide. The Creme of Nature Coconut Milk Curl Repair Leave-In Cream, Creme of Nature Coconut Milk Essential 7 Treatment Oil and Creme of Nature Coconut Milk Moisture Curl Milk will also be available at Walgreens.

#GOAHEADGIRL: Girltalk with Michaela Guzy founder of Oh The People You Meet (OTPYM)

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Michaela Guzy, a former publishing exec, left her career behind to begin a journey that has since changed her life and touched others. Michaela is the founder of OhThePeopleYouMeet (OTPYM), a video series and content site for travelers, foodies, and philanthropists seeking authentic local connections when traveling. Michaela shares and explains the purpose behind OTPYM, which in the end, is to “bring the destination to life.” She gushes about her time in Africa and teases a little about her web special featuring South Africa. Aside from OTPYM,

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Michaela has produced another video series titled Michela’s Map, which she is also Executive Producer, Director, Lead Writer and On-Air Talent, as well as for OTPYM. Additionally, Michaela is active in many travel associations and features on morning news shows as a travel expert, such as Good Morning Washington and Good Morning Connecticut.  Michaela is also proud to be the first advisor to Travel+Social Good, the Corporate Vice Chair of the Junior Committee for The New York Center for Children, serving on the Host Committee for together1heart.

A Royal Baby Shower for a Royal Addition

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To help welcome a little prince, this finely detailed baby shower delivered regality through the intricately designed castle arch and a powerful blue and gold color theme. Even the yummy treats, complete with crown shapes, helped make this special baby shower as royal as possible. 

Photography by Krystal Zaskey Photography

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Mowgli Rescue launched a millennial-driven social media campaign this week to promote their recent rescued dogs for adoption

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Mowgli Rescue has launched a millennial-driven social media campaign this week to promote their recent rescued dogs for adoption, which has ultimately led Instagram models to replace their typical bras for puppy bras.

Stephanie Kay Meyer, the founder of Mowgli Rescue, says the majority of her organization's supporters are young women in California and New York - mostly models, actors, photographers, artists, entrepreneurs, and social media celebrities. "I could not operate this non-profit without the help of these amazing young adults within my community. It has been really cool to watch how optimizing our social media platforms have carried the entire organization's efforts. About 80% of my fosters, adopters, supporting brands, and opportunities come through Gen-Y reaching out and wanting to be involved through Instagram. And that is what Mowgli Rescue is really about - promoting the importance of animal welfare and rescuing animals to the next generation of pet owners, policymakers, and leaders." Meyer has seen the influence social media holds first hand, that she has thought to use it for her 2017 campaign strategy by teaming up with other optimistic young women, including photographer Frankie Mark, who is published in Vogue Italia and C-Heads Magazine, and model Destiny DeLisio, co-founder of Models of Compassion, to produce a social media campaign that includes over 30 female influencers posing topless with rescued dogs who need homes – hence, the #puppybra.

Meyer says, "Instagram models can sometimes receive negative feedback from the public for not being positive role models, so I thought this is the perfect opportunity to show how these young women can still be fun and flirty, while also promoting positivity at the same time."

Check out the behind the scenes video by director David J. Falossi II here <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJz9qy81jdw>! Produced by Capri Creative <http://www.thecapricreative.com/> and Freeborn Productions <http://www.freebornproductions.com/>

#GOODMEN: Colorist Michael Canalé

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Michael Canalé is pushing the standard in the hair industry after being titled the most sought-after colorist and co-creator of “The Rachel.” Best known for being Jennifer Aniston’s long-time colorist.(He, along with stylist Chris McMillan, created the coif that later became known simply as the "Rachel"), Canalé is frequently called upon by celebs, models, and industry elite for his innovative technique and a keen eye, including, Jennifer Aniston, Heidi Klum, Shakira, Penelope Cruz, and Carolyn Murphy. Since the beginning of his career, Canalé has been a real pioneer of his style, leaving clients with hair that is healthy as it is gorgeous. Highly regarded for his corrective color method, he focuses on the natural beauty of hair, making sure to protect and prevent damage.
 

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If that was not enough, Michael Canalé has created Canalé, a gentle but effective line of products using hypoallergenic formula. Four products that work together as a core system to cleanse, condition, nourish and thicken the hair. Including a dry "touch up" shampoo, which helps extend the time between water washes- creating a virtuous circle of less frequent and gentle washing that extends color life and improves the condition, starting at the follicular level.
 
On top of his line of hair products, Canalé has been voted "Best-of-the-Best" by Allure Magazine 14 years in a row and praised by Vogue as "not only really good; he is really fast." Canalé personally travels between locations in Rancho Santa Fe, San Francisco, Dallas, New York, Washington DC and Beverly Hills, making sure that each of his clients gets the hands-on attention they need to look and feel they are very best. With over 30 years' experience, his work has been recognized and published in Allure, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Women's Health, Elle, Marie Claire, Redbook, Glamour, and New Beauty, to name a few. Most can agree, Michael Canalé is a rare talent and definitely among the best in the industry.

What kind of Energy are you giving off?

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What kind of energy are we harvesting, harboring, harping on, or emitting into the universe, or onto each other? Is it our best, our worst, or somewhere in between? Do you even care? How are you doing, I mean, not superficially, but deep down inside? Do you feel spiritually clean, whatever that means for you, or how you define it? How is your energy? Also, please, don’t even think about lying to yourself. The thing is, we cannot hide from ourselves, but you already knew that.

Should we expect the best outcomes for ourselves, when our spirit and intentions differ? If we are carrying around negative energy and giving off that vibe, how can we expect some positivity to come to pass? Easy. We just do, but this makes no sense. I am convinced that we are more than words, actions, and physical things; we are energy—unseen but felt like souls, auras, and vibes. Our truth runs free in this form, and no matter how much we try to hide, lie, or push things deep down below skin, it will eventually penetrate and show up in our spirit.

So, might it serve us and others in our experience well to check in on our energy and all of those things that we cannot see, just as much as we are willing to improve all that’s visible on the surface? I say, YES! Yes to internal self-check. Recognize the powerful force that you are beyond words and flesh. 
 

Header Photo by Suresh Kumar on Unsplash

Ring in the year of the Glow-Up with Showpo

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2017 is wrapping up and it's almost time for New Years or what I'd like to call resolution season. A time where get together with our gal pals and share what we are going to accomplish in the upcoming year. Are you looking to make 2018 the year of the glow-up? That's where Showpo comes in. Instagram famous Australian fashion brand Showpo, is best known for their ultra trendy statement pieces but their expansive product line also has super cute athleisure gear that is sure to keep you motivated throughout the year. Showpo has a fashionable piece for every taste preference so we can all celebrate the year of the glow-up in our own stylish ways! 

For the Party Goers

Nothing screams party like a LBD, but this sheer remix takes our favorite classic to an all-new and cutesy level. 


For the Trendsetters  

Create a bold look for the upcoming new years party by layering these warm coats over a lace cami top with a fitted skirt and high heels that will let you dance the night away while making a fashion statement. 


For the Fitness Queens

These athleisure tops come in trendy cut-out and mesh paneled designs that are sure to make you look and feel amazing while you work to achieve those body goals!