Sometimes you gotta breakdown to breakthrough

Have you ever had a breakdown so bad that you thought you may never recover, move forward or stay in stuck in that dark place for the rest of your life? 

If you are a human being and are totally honest with yourself, my guess is you answered yes to all of the above. 

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The reality is that life has set us up for this. Life is against us from the moment we are born. We freely choose to decide if life happens to us or for us. When we live in the later mindset, we know that our lives give us the opportunity to learn, grow and up-level to a higher consciousness.  It is through the gift of our breakdowns that we get to the upside in our lives.

For me, this summer has been filled with so many breakdowns and breakthroughs. I have traveled for much of the summer which put me in places out of my comfort zone, it helped be break limiting beliefs about women and travel and I was also able to cross a few things off my bucket list. #killingtwobirds. I also had to deal with very serious health situation that pushed me into several breakdowns and breakthroughs. 

Experiencing new cultures, having DEEP and meaningful conversations with my girlfriends that challenge my very being and the bullshit stories I have been telling myself my whole life, lying in MRI tubes and sitting in doctors offices, allowed for some pretty big breakdowns and breakthroughs. #blessed. 

While this work is hard and emotionally challenging, it has pushed me to move higher on the Pyramid of Mastery towards Contribution and Spirituality. Breakthroughs help us to shift our mindset, change our language patterns, understand what part of us is in change, and, most importantly, they revel how to shift to make the situation better. 

Do you know what is so amazing about breakdowns? When you are stuck with a limiting belief, and you have a breakdown and you are feeling alone, helpless, filled with depression or anxiety, the best thing to do is to stay with your thoughts and beliefs and ask, "is this true?" 99% of the time it is not true. When you answer honestly you will uncover the truth that some "part" of you is protecting you from something. Do not miss the importance of dealing with this part of you rather than numb the pain of it though, food, exercise, alcohol, binge watching Netflix, drugs or whatever your numbing method of choice is. 

Stay with it and keep questioning it. Be curious. If you can do this, you will be blessed with the answer you are seeking. When we can get quiet, clear and question what is true, the answer revels itself. It is really that easy. It was all inside of us already.

You see when we are stressed, scared, angry, depressed or have anxiety, we fall back into our old patterns, we allow a part of us to run the show and that part keeps us stuck in our limiting beliefs. 

Within us we have many parts. The warrior who gets shit done, the little girl who is playful and fun, the pragmatic one who is always putting the kibosh on fun and is serious and methodical, or the soft empathetic one who has a heart so big they want to save the world. They all exist within us and no you are not Sybil! To have breakthroughs you have to understand that this is part of our human makeup. 

So this week begin to just be aware of your emotions and ask yourself is this true and who is running the show right now? Then take some deep breaths and sit with it. If you can call upon the right part of you to deal with the situation at hand and maybe send some other parts of you on a permanent vacation, you will be having  breakthrough after breakthrough! 

XOXO
Heidi

 

Letting go of your BS

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For many of us who live in suffering and are trying to make our lives better, our dreams come true, or just make it through to the next day, often have a hard time believing that there is a power or force outside of our control that could catapult us to what we are desiring. 

I am here to tell you that as a recovering control addict, there is NOTHING you can control but you. It only took me 50 years to realize this but now that I am in  what I call, "control recovery" I have found my life to be much lighter in many ways. 

You see before this year, my highest value in life was control. If I could control everything then I would not get hurt, I could have everything my way, I could make all of the decisions and always be right. Once I realized this ,BS ( Belief System) was not only hurting me but making me miserable in my life, it opened up a world of possibility that I never imagined. 

Women tend to want a lot of control in their lives. I believe this is because we live in fear and anxiety and one of our highest values is security and safety so, having control makes sense. We are under the illusion that by controlling everything and everyone, life will be OK or safe. There are even women who say that control is not important to them, but they covertly control in a very passive way. Trust me I have seen it all... I am an expert and a recovering control addict. And we wonder why we live in suffering? 

We have been traumatized by our past life events, believing that these things have happened to us not FOR us and if we take the control, these things will never happen again. What if you were to begin today to look at these life events as gifts?  Love what is happening for you. Try and find the lesson in each situation. How can you grow from this? What will you do different next time? Could you have taken a different path that would have led a different outcome? Be curious about it. When you are curious that's when the juicy learning in your life begins to happen.

So, what happens when you let go of the illusion that you are in control and believe that there is a higher power - the Universe, God, Source Power, whatever you believe in, working 24/7 to assist you in getting all that you desire? We are afraid to trust the very source of creation to guide us to our life's purpose. Instead we are mistrusting and fearful and then we get in our head thinking we are in control.  Why might you ask? Because in this complicated, technology driven, fake world we live in today, we have lost our faith. Faith that the most powerful force is your wingman and is always there to assist you in getting that new job, having a baby, moving across the county for the love of your life, getting the body you want, taking your family on vacation to Hawaii, or what ever it is you want. 

Let go of your limiting BS and know in your heart that the once you create your new BS, you will accomplish all that you desire in 2018. 

XOXO
Heidi

My New Year Freak Out List

Hello beautiful ladies!  I am super busy preparing for the VISION 2018 event that will be held next Saturday. We have a few seats left if you are interested. I can promise you this will change your life. Book your spot here but hurry as there is some pre-work you have to do to maximize your results. 

Let's face it, last year was a bit challenging in many ways. I am just praying and sending out good vibes for 2018 to be the best year yet for all of us!

 Lets make 2018 the best year ever!!

Lets make 2018 the best year ever!!

So as we enter a new year, I wanted to share with you some of my new favorite things that are making my life more beautiful everyday! Remember that beauty comes from within but sometimes a girl needs a little assistance! 

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The Hobo Handbag
I have been traveling a lot and wanted the perfect lightweight bag to take to NYC. I have never owned a hobo style handbag and I found this little puppy and fell in love! It is the perfect size, it has extra room for a hat and gloves (which I NEEDED in NYC) and my favorite part, you can actually see inside!! If you have not tried a hobo style bag give one a spin. This paticular one is on sale for 1/2 off right now at Hobo.com

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Kevin Murphy Hair Products
I have many challenges with my hair but I have found a product line I love. These products are not cheap but they net results. I am currently using the Angle wash and rinse for colored hair, Doo Over, Bedroom Hair, Shimmer Me Blonde and Hair Resort. The cool thing is the website has a product matchmaker for your hair type. Check it out at Kevin.Murphy.com

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CLARINS Double Serum
You know when the cosmetic lady grabs you at Bloomingdales and sits your butt in a chair for a makeover you have some issues! Seriously the CLARINS lady grabbed me as I was walking by and said "Darling your skin is so dry." Um ya it is -15 outside with blowing wind! So I was a sucker for buying this product but so glad I did. It truly is amazing. It is one of the top rated serums on the market. You only need one pump per application. This goes a long way.... 

The Game of Life AND How to Play It
This book was written in 1925 by Florence Shinn. This book has many gems in it and for those personal development junkies, this is a must have in your library. She hits on all the major points of how to attract what you want into your life! Thanks my friend Julie Preas for giving it to me! You can listen to it on YouTube here

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A Personal Trainer
This year at Tony Robbins Date with Destiny I committed to health and vitality as my top value in my life. So when I came home I immediately hired a personal trainer. Best decision ever! Just in a few weeks, I feel stronger, leaner and more powerful. Not to mention, I have lost inches, not so much weight as my goal is to build muscle now that I am a "woman of a certain age." Anyway, if you can afford it do it! Or get an online program and an accountability partner. No more excuses ladies, get out there and move your body! Nothing will make you feel more sexy than working out!

 

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Reputation by Taylor Swift
Currently digging on the new Tay Tay album. My new favorite is End Game. But also loving This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things. "Feeling so Gatsby for that whole year."  Taylor is at the top of her game... stay tuned for more!

How to Create a Powerful Vision Board

Thank the Lord that it is January. The days are getting longer and spring is on its way! I usually feel a little bittersweet... however, this year I was happy to see move right on down the line. It was a very challenging year personally but there were some major wins as well. I digress on my topic...

The greatest thing about January is that it allows me think about what I am going to visualize for the next year.  What do I want to do? Where do I want to go? Who do I want to go with? What personal goals do I have? What are my health and fitness goals? How do I want to grow my business this year? So many options that it can be overwhelinming on how to begin. The good news is that there is a tried and true method to this madness, it's called a vision board.

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While I did not reach all of my goals this year, I am proud of how much work I did personally to overcome some major obstacles in my life. I attended several very powerful personal development seminars that helped me to further my work and understanding of why we live in suffering rather than happiness - more of this to come at VISION 2018. I am so grateful for the experiences I had, my time with friends old and new and all that I have learned.

I also achieved so many things on my vision board but here's the funny thing... many of them came in very unexpected ways. That is the beauty of the process. We want certainty and yet we crave variety. It is the biggest joke the universe plays on us! So as you build your vision board don't get super caught up in the specifics because the universe has a plan for you. You just have to tell it the general direction you want to go. 

As a lifestyle coach, I feel very passionate about assisting my clients in curating a beautiful life and creating a vision board is always part of this work. 

Making a vision board is a important part of my new year planning. It is fun, it is creative and it gets me focused on exactly what I am craving in my life.

Here are a few of my tips for making a vision board that really works. 

#1 Take inventory of what areas of your life you want to focus on.
Is is work, romance, health, food, style, your kids, learning a new talent?  If this was your last year on earth, what would you do? How would you spend your time?  Where would you go?  OK - now you're thinking!  What we put in our minds we curate so better make it what you want. Try and pick only 4-6 areas. And it doesn't have to be a goal but it could be a feeling that you are after. 

#2 Remember to focus on you. 
What are your cravings, desires, needs, feelings, mood and what makes you feel good and happy inside. Do not compare yourself to others as this is YOUR life not theirs. 

#3 Get a notebook out and write down your goal areas and then under each goal list the three things you are going to do in the next 6 months to accomplish this life goal.
This is a VERY important part of the Vision Board Process as writing down your goals and action steps sets your brain up for success.

#4 Get visual
When you are finished with your list, grab some magazines, scissors, a bottle of bubbly or a cup of tea and find images or sayings that help create a visual of your goals. I also like to pick a word for the year. Last year I chose SLAY. I am still working on my word for 2018. 

#5 Make your board
Once you have your images you can begin to put them on the board. I recommend not gluing anything down until you have laid it all out.  You use poster board, a cork board, or whatever will work best for you. Remember it should be beautiful as you need to see this every day and night to remind you of your goals for the year.  Once you are done, snap a photo of it so you have it with you at all times. Also share it with one or many of your girlfriends. This public declaration will again help set the intentions even deeper into your brain.

If you want to create your best year ever, I invite you to partake in VISION 2018 - Feel It Girl!
This 1/2 day workshop will provide you with all of the tools and support you need to seriously SLAY 2018!  Learn more HERE and I do hope in the sprit of self care, you will give yourself the gift of an amazing year filled with everything you desire. 

XOXO
Heidi

What are you seeking?

As I begin to talk openly to more and more women these days, through my work, coaching or sharing doTERRA essential oils, there seems to be one reoccurring theme that keeps coming up. No it is not sex, dieting, exercise, sleep, eating better or more time. These are the issues that "start" the conversation, but in the end, when we start to do a deep dive into what they are really feeling, most women admit to feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or all three. 

I recently attended a wonderful personal development seminar called Heart & Hustle by the amazing Tiffany Peterson. While it was a specific course for doTERRA Wellness Advocates, 80% of the content could be applied to your everyday life. Tiffany is a breast cancer survivor and worked for Franklin Covey the 7 Habits for Highly Effective People, Jack Canfield the author of the Success Principles and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and for Robert Kiyosaki the author of Rich Dad Pour Dad. She is a personal development Queen! During her course I learned several valuable nuggets to make my life more beautiful and I want to share some of them with you along with my own personal routine for self-care.  

As part of the course, we spent one hour talking about self-care. This seems to be the buzz word of the moment for women, much like the word "growth mindset" in school settings and certain circles of personal developemt. There is a reason the topic of self-care for women keeps coming up over and over again in blogs, seminars, and articles.

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The beautiful Tiffany Peterson and me in Salt Lake City

Today women have taken it all on -  we wanted it all and we got it, except for equal pay but I digress...We are bombarded with so much information, unrealistic images on social media, running kids here and there, woking all day then working all night at home, not enough time, too little sleep, to much sugar, alcohol, and unhealthy food, no time to exercise.  We have an overwhelming need to try to "control" everything. We lack the skills to set healthy boundaries, always saying yes when we want to say no AND we have a a failing health care system that feeds us drug after drug to numb our pain. We are George Jetson on the treadmill yelling loudly "Jane stop this crazy thing" yet no one is coming to our rescue. And I hate to break it to you, no one will but you. 

Don't get me wrong, life is full of ups and downs, highs and lows, pain and pleasure. But I challenge you all today to really ask yourself what are you seeking? The only way to answer that questions to take some time for yourself and do a few simple exercises. I want you to take one hour over this holiday season and sneak away to a quiet place, sit in front of the tree after everyone is in bed or get up before everyone does, go to a coffee shop, have lunch by yourself and do the following things.

1. Create a Joy List - Write dow 10 things that you do to bring you joy then make sure you do one of those things a week.
2. Curate a morning ritual - For me this is waking up 30 mins early to read my daily devotional book called Simple Abundance. My Aunt Susan gave it to me years ago but it is so relevant today. Google Daily Devotional books on Amazon and you will find one just for you. Before you do anything in the morning and I mean ANYTHING, get your coffee or tea and take 10 minutes to read your book by yourself with no distractions. This is your gift to you and it will ground you for what ever is in store for you in your day ahead. 
3. Develop a regular nighttime routine - Go to bed at the same time overnight if you can. Your body needs 7-8 hours of good sleep. You will be amazed what you can do the next day with a good nights sleep. I like to visualize and meditate right before I go to sleep.There are great free guided meditations from the Chopra Center.  Also if you are in need of answers, ask the Universe, God, the Spirit, Source Power or whatever works for you with assistance before you go to sleep. Trust me it will come to you the next morning. Luke 11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. This works but you have to ask!! It make not come right away but if you ask it will happen.
4. Let go of trying to control everything. Control is a sexy seductress in our lives. We think that if we can control everything in our lives we will have peace and joy and nothing bad will happen because we are managing it all. Things may go along smoothly for a while but this is just an illusion. You cannot control anything but yourself. We make think we can control others behaviors, thoughts, feelings and outcomes but we cannot. All this leads to is disappointment, and remember that whatever we try to have control over actually has control over us. So as Elisa from Frozen would say "Let it go, Let it go."
5. Create a Vision Board -  What do you want in your life? What are your desires, dreams and cravings? Cut out images of these things and create a vision board that you look at several times a day. Mine is in my bedroom. I look at it while I brush my teeth. It is crazy what I put on my board in January and throughout the year that actually has happened and in very unexpected ways. If you need to better understand the law of attraction, watch the movie The Secret. I watch it every New Year's Eve. 
6. Read the book You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero - This is one of the best personal development books for women and it is peppered with self-care tips and tricks. Also it is super funny and if you like audio books, it is even better because Jen is the one reading it herself so you get a better feel for her personality. You will laugh and you will cry but you will be a better person after reading it. Order it today!!
7. Learn Self-Love - This one is the hardest for all of us and you know it! Get in front of a mirror and tell yourself that you love the woman you see. We are always focused on our flaws. We live in a world of social media with perfect Instagram images flying our way all day. THAT IS NOT REAL LIFE! It is just a snapshot of a moment in time. And people want us to see their fake perfect life. Everybody and I mean everybody has their own shit so I ask that you start to focus on your strengths and not your shortcomings. Say it to yourself as you look in the mirror. "I love you for your beauty and strength and keeping the whole household together" and whatever else it is you rock at. Do it morning and night. Want some more assistance with this? Read The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. 

I am going to stop here for two reasons. One, I do not want to overwhelm you on your self-care journey and two, 7 is my lucky number! Please, please please remember that this is the season of joy and celebration. We all have had so much personal pain and tragedy in our lives, our country and the world this year. It is time for each and everyone of you to take the time and curate your personal ritual for a respite from your daily life. Do this and you will be greatly rewarded. 

XOXO
Heidi

7 Steps to Curate a More Luxurious Bathroom

Step #1 Clear your clutter

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The first step to curating a luxurious bathroom is to clear the clutter. I mean inside and out of every cabinet. Think 5 star hotel declutter. Check Pintrest for some great ideas on decluttering. My process is to take everything out, throw out what I do not use or want and then re-oragnize it. This is your first step to making your bathroom an actual space you want to spend time in! 

Step #2 Use a non traditional rug

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PHOTO: Thomas Loof

Using a non-traditntal bathroom rug, elevates your bathroom to living room status pronto! There are so many options out there in every price point. I have found mine at Target. 

Step #3 update lighting

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Change your lighting and change your bathroom. I love unique lighting in bathrooms. I always  try and have a lamp as well as ceiling lighting or sconces. I love the bling of a chandelier. If you cannot afford a new light buy a can of spray paint in gold, silver, black or whatever color suits your fancy and paint it!

#4 Change out hardware

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This actually is the fastest way to update your bathroom. I love the look of this cabinet and the gold gets me going. It is a huge trend right now.  Again, paint your existing hardware if you cannot afford all new handles. I just did it in my kitchen as I needed 53 handles.... that is a lot of $$ for new handles so I painted them all black. 

#5 Put up artwork

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Artwork can make your bathroom feel like you are at a 5 star hotel. Why should art be limited to the rest of the house? I love art in the bathroom. So many choices to buy or if you are a crafty one, make your own art. 

#6 Add Seating

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Chose a chaise lounge chair or a garden stool, adding seating can create a more intimate space as well as add a place for your significant other or kiddo to come in and chat with you at the end or beginning of your day.  Maybe you have a stool or old chair in your house. Before you send it to Goodwill, consider repurposing it for the bathroom! 

 

#7 Add a plant or two

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I love plants and I am pretty serious about the fact that all of the rooms in my house should have plants. It is good for the air quality and putting a living thing adds another texture to your rooms. If you have a bathroom without natural light, use a good quality imitation plant. You can find them everywhere. 

Happy re-decorating!!
XOXO
Heidi

Haters Gonna Hate and Why I Love Taylor Swift

"Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, I shake it off, I shake it off. "
Taylor Swift

This should be the anthem for all of us women these days. Why do we have such a hard time "shaking off" what other people think, say and feel about us?  I know intrinsically we all want to be liked or loved at a very deep level. But at the end of the day, not everyone is going to like everyone so we just need to accept this fact of life. 

In order for us ladies to get down and dirty with our life's purpose, we are going to have learn how to "shake it off" as we have so many more important things to do than to sit around and worry about what someone else is thinking about us, saying about us, or even worse, spreading nasty rumors about us. We cannot control that. Life is 10% of what happens to us and 90% of how we respond to it.

To be honest, I still still find myself in that self-talk and I am trying to be more conscience about it as I think it is one major thing that adds to my overall anxiety in my life. Just being vulnerable here with you all.

So back to Taylor... I saw Taylor Swift on her 1989 tour in Seattle and I have to say that lady can ROCK a stadium! I love Taylor Swift. I mean she's  beautiful, talented, has super models for besties, wears the perfect shade of red lipstick, dates anyone she wants and can take shit from Kanye West and still come out on top. 

If you remember, Swift released Shake it Off as the fist song on her much anticipated 1989 album. She was taking A LOT of heat for changing her music genre from country to pop. She was being criticized for leaving her "roots."  I have to say it was one of the more successful cross-overs I have ever seen. I still am having a hard time with Hootie and the Blowfish's lead singer Darius Rucker as a country singer.  It just isn't working for me. Sorry, I digress.

The point is, this was a brilliant PR move on her part to lead off with this single from her album. It set a tone and posture that she was just going to move forward with her gift of music and do whatever the hell she wanted to do, period . She didn't care what anyone thought about it,  and she moved forward and trusted her gut.  It doesn't matter if you like Taylor Swift or not,  you got to give it up to her for her ability to tell everyone to go to hell in a very nice way (by having one of her most successful albums of all times) and going for it! If you really want to  to understand her mindset, read about her lawsuit she just won for $1 and watch her new video Look What You Made Me Do.Trust me, it does not end how you think it might if you have heard the song.

We need to learn to become more like T-Swizzle and let the comments, opinions of others, or negative thoughts and feelings flow quickly through our bodies and off our backs. We need to laugh at ourselves, find empathy for our shortcomings and be more vulnerable. We cannot let these feelings get stuck inside of us as it will lead to illness, low self esteem, depression and anxiety.  Ann't nobody got time for that!

I learned at the Tony Robbins event UPW, that the quickest way to change your state or your mindset is to physically move your body. So literally "shaking it off" can actually help move you through your negative feelings or thoughts. Anytime you are feeling this way, just change your physical state. Go for a walk, dance, jump up and down, do a couple yoga moves. By simply doing this you can change how you feel and frankly get onto the more important things in your life!

So with that said, play the video below and shake it off girl!

XOXO
Heidi
 

My Fall Beauty Edit

Part of every woman's self-care regimen should include a bevy of amazing beauty products. When we take the time to care for ourselves inside and outside, we feel more beautiful, pampered and cared for. We walk with a little more swagger, we smile, engage in life and have more joy when we feel and look our best.  I am not suggesting this in a vain way but just putting your best foot forward elevates your mood and how you approach challenges in your life. So with that said, here are my new favorite products to assist you in curating the perfect beauty routine.

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doTERRA Essential Skin Care Anti- Aging
This family of skin care products is designed to maximize the natural power of essential oils in helping to keep your skin feeling and looking young, healthy, and gorgeous. I have been using it for 2 weeks now and I have to say I think my skin looks and feels amazing! I also use Imortalle essential oil on my face morning and night.

e.l.f. Make Up Brush Cleaner Wipes
I don't know about you but I really do not like to wash my make-up brushes. I always washed them with hot soapy water and it took 2 days for them to dry. I picked up these little wipes 6 months ago and never used them. I found them while cleaning out my bathroom cabinet last week and I was like "hey my brushes need some cleaning so why not?" OMG so easy and quick! Love these wipes and will be using much more frequently to keep my make-up brushes clean! And for the price of $3.00 per box  you cannot beat it!

Lancôme CILS Booster XL
This innovative mascara primer gives your lashes an XL boost with just one sweep, gliding on in even coats to smooth your lashes and maximize the results of your favorite mascara. The magic behind this mascara base is the conditioning formula—featuring micro-fibers and Vitamin E—to add extra length and thickness to your lashes for added visible performance to your mascara. I love this stuff and cannot start my day without it!

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Too Faced Hangover RX Face Primer
I purchased this a week ago to try it as I curious about the coconut water and probiotics. I have to say of all the primers I have tried, this is the winner! 
When long days of work and late nights of play give you a beauty hangover, this is your instant cure. Hangover is a revolutionary makeup primer infused with coconut water, probiotics and skin revivers that work together to boost skin’s radiance, promote elasticity and help hydrate while locking down makeup for fresher, longer and more flawless wear.

It cosmetics CC+ Cream
I was introduced to this amazing cream by my good friend Janet. I tried it once and was hooked! Developed with plastic surgeons, it truly gives you full, flawless, perfect coverage and protects your skin with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen. I use it daily with and add a small amount of doTERRA Immortelle Anti-Aging Blend Essential Oil. 

Clinically shown to give you 179% of skin hydration, smooth skin texture and enhance skin brightness, this breakthrough color-correcting cream never creases or cracks and instantly camouflages skin imperfections including dark spots. Plus, it’s infused with an advanced anti-aging serum made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins A, B, C and E that work in harmony to diffuse the look of wrinkles, minimize pores and give you a more radiant, supple and flawless-looking complexion.

Buxom Mascara
I originally bought this for my daughter Audrey a couple of years ago while high on the spinning world of cosmetics at Sephora. You know what I am talking about! She wasn't using it so I grabbed it and tried it on my barely there eyelashes. You know what they say, bigger is better. With this bestselling, volumizing mascara, you'll get big, outrageously full lashes with curves to spare. The vitamin-enriched, clump-resistant formula deepens, darkens and thickens lashes with rich black color while the hourglass-shaped brush evenly coats lashes from root to tip for perfect separation and definition.

Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer
Another find from Audrey's makeup drawer..... She got this as a mini version in a Ipsy make-up sample kit. I asked to borrow it one day and didn't want to give it back. I love the shimmer and the color I get from it. You can contour and layer to create any bronze look you want! This is tarte’s best-selling bronzing powder in the iconic park ave princess™ shade.

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If you have not discovered Kristin Ess' hair care line at Target, you should run out and get yo self some pronto. I have very difficult hair to work with and I have now been using three of her products the Working Serum, the Working Thickening Spray and the Working Texture Spray. LOVE them for their amazing smell, how they work and the cost. It is a win/win/win!

Kristin Ess Hair began with a simple idea: create an affordable collection of luxury haircare and styling products that would give everyone the chance to create modern, perfectly-imperfect hair. Who better to make all of our #hairgoals come true than Kristin Ess? With twenty-two years of expertise as a top hairstylist and colorist, along with her intimate insight into what products were truly needed to create the most beautiful hairstyles, Kristin developed the range of cleansers, conditioners, dry and wet stylers that we’ve all been waiting for. 

Bobbie Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder Antigua 2
I got this illuminating bronzing powder in March when I had not seen the sun in a while. You all remember last winter, right?  I was actually looking for a new lip color as a little pick me up. The lady at Nordstrom said that I really needed this bronzer to "not look dead." I was thankful for her honesty and quickly added this bronzer to my lipstick purchase. I use it every day even with my summer bronzer. It does make you look a little more alive! Formulated with a perfect blend of sheer powders and micro pearls, this bronzer helps give skin a seamless, naturally radiant glow. Sheer mica powder and flat pearls reflect light and give skin beautiful luminosity without ever looking muddy or chalky.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
I recently took a break from using this and had to go back. If you want your eye shadow to last all day long, this product is for you, It also creates a perfect foundation for your eye shadow to look flawless. The number-one primer* for indestructible, all-day eye shadow, this legendary Eyeshadow Primer Potion delivers everything you could possibly want in an eye primer: No creasing. More vibrant color. Smoother application. Eyeshadow Primer Potion features space-age polymer technology that fills in any imperfections on the skin’s surface, prepping your lids for ALL-day shadow. Of course, every shade is paraben-free.
 

H2O - SOMA Water Pitcher
Drink more water... We hear this all day but it is true!  I recently purchased this while on a trip to Seattle. I was tired of using so many bottles of water at work. The waste was killing me. I keep it filled with water in the fridge at work. I fill up every hour or when I take a potty break. I love the design and the filter is even better because it removes heavy metals like mercury, in addition to chlorine. It’s made from 60% plant based and renewable materials, which means a lower carbon footprint.

I hope you are having a beautiful start to fall!

XOXO
Heidi