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LESS MAKEUP MORE CONFIDENCE

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More makeup, less makeup, makeup free??? It isn’t about a style preference or even whether or not you chose to wear makeup; it’s about the deceptive notion that we need makeup to be complete. We establish a love for ourselves at a young age based upon an appearance that isn’t truly who we are. Makeup is suppose to enhance our own beauty not the other way around.

According to skincare experts, going completely make-up free for at least two days a week can result in younger, healthier looking skin in under a month, so here are 10 reasons why you should empower yourself and go makeup free at least 2 days a week.

  1. People will look at your face and see the real you, not a perfect unrealistic version of you (its ok to be imperfect).
  2. If we are trying to fight the body ideal, we should also try to fight the makeup ideal, women are expected to cover up pimples, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles. We should promote taking good care of our skin, not hiding our imperfections with makeup.
  3. Parabens from makeup accumulate throughout the day within the pores and the outermost layers of the skin. This accumulation can lead to the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin (the things that make our skin look youthful).
  4. Wearing makeup everyday blocks the formation of new cells, avoiding skin cells to regenerate, promoting the risk of fine lines forming on our face.
  5. Chemical makeup often clogs the oil glands and impacts your pores, making them appear larger.
  6.  With the accumulation of all the make-up in our pores, no matter how rigorously we clean the skin, there will always be some make-up left behind which always transforms into impurities for the skin. 
  7. We start wearing makeup before we even have a chance to know who we are without it, let alone love who we are without it.
  8. You will have more free time. Just think about the amount of time you will save and use for extra sleep for example.
  9. You will learn to love yourself for who you are. That will only help you manifest a more loving reality.
  10. This will boost your confidence and your confidence will boost the confidence of someone else.

When wearing makeup try using respectful brands that care for the planet and all living creatures including you. The closer your makeup mirrors what you really look like, the better. And never forget a girl who is confident in her own natural skin is more beautiful than any girl who wears all the makeup in the world. Empower your local girl gang and go make up free!

OVERCOMING YOUR EGO

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Many wonder how they can learn to still themselves and move into a state of peacefulness. Stilling the mind as a beginner can become very frustrating because it may seem as though your thoughts actually become busier the more you attempt to quiet them. That mind jabber is the ego’s attempt to stay in control of what you do or not do. Because it feels so normal for the ego to have the control, many people do not yet realize that there’s a higher, more peaceful aspect of mind that, when tapped into, will eventually tame the ego with its tutelage.

Why do we need the ego?

The Ego is an aspect of our personality, it is the best tool to help us transform our spirit into an endless gratitude of joy and happiness. Often, we don’t understand our true purpose on earth, we don’t question ourselves why am I here? And what is our purpose in this planet? Certainly not becoming rich or fulfilling material dreams. We are here to choose love above all, to experience infinite gratitude for just being. 

When a person feels their meaning and purpose are being attacked, they can feel very threatened and insecure. It’s time to aspire to a higher standard of being in the world; it begins with knowing yourself, not only as a human being, but also as a spiritual being. That means moving into the heart as much as possible and by having compassion for all human error with the understanding that we’re all on a journey that was designed to serve us in exactly the way that it’s manifesting.

Consider this analogy: Every problem in the world, from poverty to global warming, wars and people dying from hunger, have their roots in the egocentric and selfish point of view of humankind.

These problems are the symptoms not the true cause. Even if we are able to reduce greenhouse gas emission from Global warming, the negativity and egocentric behavior would create a new different problem. It is imperative to understand the true problem and work to overcoming it with love. The Ego in each one of us as a collective energy is the true cause of all problems.

What gives the ego so much power to sabotage?
 

Fear. Fear of everything and anything that threatens a person’s beliefs and perceptions. Once we get tired of being puppets of the ego, we begin to work deeply into what really matters, compassion. “Love is a weapon of light, and it has the power to eradicate all forms of darkness. That is the key. When we offer love even to our enemies, we create miracles and destroy the darkness and hatred.”

How can we get rid of pain? 

Very simple, by overcoming SELFISHNESS. Being Selfish is the number one aspect of the Ego. Egocentrism, low self-esteem, depression, anger, jealousy and fear are all different aspects of your selfish ego.

The ego is very self-centered and motivated by things like: power, control, position. It provides a sense of false-pride. It’s forever judging. It believes its right and everything else is wrong and will try it’s best to convince you so. Notice when destructive or negative thoughts come in as if you were watching a movie. Notice how your perspective changes in observer mode? By reducing your personal attachment to these thoughts, you are able to see more clearly how ridiculous they usually are!

The moment you stop trying to control everything and worrying about what others might think, or striving to be that person you think you’re supposed to be the stress will melt away & you’ll start to experience amazing freedoms and pure joy. 

We spend so much of our lives concerned with defining ourselves by the outside world that we miss out on the pure authentic self within. We also spend too much time living in the past or worrying about the future. The past is dead & the future may never come. All we ever have is this moment. So, just let go and learn to be in the moment. Whatever happens is meant to be. Acceptance is extremely liberating.

Put the ego into perspective. Consider that the Earth is but a millionth of the size of the sun and just one of 10 trillion planetary systems in the infinite Universe. Wrap your brain around that for a second! We are all so minuscule in the vastness of the universe. So, what might seem really big and important in your head at any given moment might not really matter that much, after all. Let your ego experience the pain so your body and soul experience peace and eternal happiness.

Finally, remember these wise words by Yehuda Berg: “ If you look at the bad, you will find it. If you look for the good, you will find it. We always have a choice between two realities: the positive and the negative. The reality is the one in which we exist.”

SPIRITUAL MEANING BEHIND THE YEAR WE ARE LIVING IN

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The 1 year is the first year of a brand new nine-year cycle of your life. It urges you to create a more satisfying existence by recognizing the new potential that is developing. It is a time of change and new beginnings. Last year brought an entire nine-year era of your life to an end and was probably emotional and confusing. However, those experiences were necessary so that this year's new beginnings can occur. The past is over, but you will need to release the feelings and beliefs that are still anchoring you to it. Then, instead of being shocked or confused by this year's changes, you will more easily understand their purpose.

2017 resonates to a Universal ‘1’ Year in numerology (2+0+1+7=10 =1+0=1), The number ‘1’ is the number of creation, the spirit of life.  It is the number of consciousness and light.  It is the beginning, from which all the other numbers are created.  One can be divided into any number leaving it unaltered and so represents the Spirit which can enter all things without changing.  It is immovable because whether multiplied or divided by itself one remains the same.  This does not happen with any other number.  It is the number of aim, ambition and action.  A ‘1’ Year is a time to plant the seeds of intention for the forthcoming cycle for every area of our lives! 

The intentions & foundations we set in the first quarter of 2017 set the tone & flow of energy within our lives for the forthcoming 9 years!  So, it is worth spending some time reviewing the past cycle and understanding what has changed, how you have changed and what you really desire now going forward.  The best time to do this is now, just as April approaches, don’t panic if you haven’t started doing this yet as we have time as it takes a while to transition into the new energies. 

2017 also holds the vibration of the number 7, this is an extremely magical and spiritual number that carries a lot of significance. The number 7 resonates with the vibrations and energies of the ‘Collective Consciousness’, faith and spirituality, spiritual awakening and awareness.  2017 is going to give rise to many spiritual awakenings!!  Many of us will also step into the full power of our gifts in 2017, and there will be a growing number of people seeking out the spiritual side of life.

2017 is the Year of Light (& dark). There will of course be some challenges this year, but there is going to be so much light that the dark should not be able to overpower or darken it too much!  However, 2017 is when we start to see some BIG shifts as the dark tries to rise up.

Spending more time in Nature will be so important for us all in 2017, We will need to ground more than ever before due to the higher energy downloads we will all be receiving. 

now in this Universal 1 Year, you hold the seed in your hand and visualize what the tree will look like in 9 years time.  The seed is small, it doesn’t look like much… but you have a big vision, a passionate unwavering heart that believes there is a grand & magnificent tree hidden within this seed. No one else seems to be able to see this tree in your seed.  No one else believes that your seed could ever be a fabulously majestic and abundant apple tree…  and most likely many people will knock your vision and try to convince you it is just not possible. But none of that matters as it is your seed, your vision, your tree.  YOU believe it, you can literally smell/taste/touch/see the tree, YOU alone hold that grand vision… and that is all that matters.

Because you reflected and integrated all the learning and wisdoms from the previous 9 year cycle, you plant your apple tree seed in this Universal 1 Year in the full knowledge that there maybe challenging times ahead. You don’t fear what may/may not happen… a drought may stunt your tree, a storm may uproot your tree or a dis-ease may mean that your fruiting is limited.  You have grown enough to know that anytime you plant a seed there are no guarantees.

But once again none of that matters, as the planting of your seed isn’t just about an end result – the creation of a fruiting tree.  You are wise enough to know, that when you plant your seed and pour your energy, love & nurturing into that seedling over the following 9 years – you will experience the beauty of LIFE itself.  You are opening your heart to love, to compassion, to kindness, to joy, to service… you are living a full and rich life as a Soul within a human body.  You also know that it never really was about the completion of a tree, it was always about the 9 year experience of being a rich part of the blossoming of the seed.

(Source: http://www.universallifetools.com)

GET THE PERFECT NATURAL TAN

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Spring is around the corner and everyone everywhere is ready to leave their winter coats and run into the sun.

A great time to get an optimal vitamin D supplement from the sun. Flowers blossom, tree leafs are growing again, is the season of celebration, but the sun can lead to some pretty damaging effects in your body. So before you slip into your bathing suit and put on your flip-flops, here are some things you should keep in mind that will help turn tanning into an art. Follow these tips and tricks to get your skin smooth and bronzed.

ALWAYS USE PROTECTION

Apply a generous coat of SunBum SPF 50 all over your body. This is to protect your skin and not to allow the sun to penetrate too deeply. We want to keep our skin healthy.

SUNTAN OIL

Most tanning lotions and sunscreens are loaded with toxic chemicals that damage both our health and our skin. This is why it’s important that you consider using natural oils for tanning. There are many oil blends out there that are great, but you can simply use our code BAISERTAN to get our Formula N°5. Designed with a natural combination of oils that moisturize and protect the skin, while giving you a gorgeous tan.

TANNING 101

As you know UV radiation is at the highest between 10 am and 2 pm, so take notice of these times. You should try to tan in increments in order to minimize sun damages. Just tan for one hour a day to get a safe tan. The best idea when it comes to tanning is to get a gradual tanning, not in one day. The best way for you to get a safe and healthy glow is to tan in some small doses for 30-60 minutes a day. It will let your body produce enough melanin to help your next tanning session.

EXFOLIATE

Tanning is your skin reacting to the sun. Make sure you exfoliate regularly to avoid build up or to prevent the dead skin from blocking the rays. Forgetting to exfoliate will result in an uneven tan, which you certainly do not want. Scrub lightly so you don’t get all the color out, if you are already darker. If you’re looking for a natural scrub you can make your own and there are plenty of options to choose from: granulated sugar mixed with honey, coffee and olive oil or ground oatmeal chimed with a little bit of salt. 

MOISTURIZE BEFORE AND AFTER

A softer skin looks better tanned. Get your body moisturized the night before you plan to sunbathe and make it as silky as possible. Concentrate on the more problematic areas, the ones that dry the quickest, for they can cause an uneven tan. You can get a moisturizing sun lotion to kill two birds with one stone. Also, make sure you drink plenty of liquids to keep your body and skin hydrated all the while you’re tanning. 

SUN REFLECTION IS YOUR BF

Going into the ocean to get a tanning can really help you boost your skin tone. Sea salt can attract the sunlight to your skin, so if you are in the sea, do tanning before drying off, This is due to the fact that sea water has essential minerals that can aid in enhancing your tan.

On the pool: As water reflects sunlight, one of the best tips on how to get a tan is to be in the water or to sit on a floatable device on water. In case you want to get a dark tan, dipping in the water will not be only cooling and relaxing, but effective.

FRUITS AND VEGGIES

Carrots: When they are eaten raw, carrots keep all their beneficial skin properties.

Mangos: A great source of vitamin A, perfect for a glowing tan.

H2O: Water hydrates your body, be sure to drink plenty of fresh water when you are outside, at least every 20 minutes if you are in the sun.

Apricots: Apricots are rich in carotenoids, which is a natural pigment that gives them their beautiful yellowish brown color.

Get a glow before you go, and enjoy tanning safely!