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The Importance of Water For Beautiful Glowing Skin June 01 2017, 0 Comments
Water is referred to as the essence of life. Our body is mostly made of water and we cannot survive without water. Water plays a huge role in maintaining the health of our skin.
Water is vital for skin care in many ways as it:
- Helps to maintain body temperature
- Aids the transportation of oxygen and nutrients to all the cells of the body
- Helps with the elimination of bodily toxins and other waste products
- Nourishes and detoxifies the system
- Replenishes the skin cells moisture levels
The fact is that water plays a large part in maintaining a healthy and youthful looking complexion. With an adequate supply of water the moisture levels of the skin’s cells are replenished and this in turn give the skin a smooth, moist and fresh appearance.
Ideally you should aim for around 6 to 8 glasses of water taken slowly throughout the day although you may need more if you live in an area where the climate is very hot.
Water helps to replace any lost fluids and encourages the kidneys to flush out accumulated bodily wastes and toxins.
If you have a hard time drinking water, try fruit infusion recipes.
Day 1 Challenge: Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day!
Download and print a water tracker or order our Fashion and Beauty Planner which has a daily water tracker included.
5 Foods That Make Your Skin Glow January 11 2017, 0 Comments
This dark, leafy green is an excellent source of two of the keys to gorgeous skin: Vitamin A and sulfur. The chlorophyll in arugula is a potent detoxifier, too.
Try a raw arugula salad topped with the rest of the foods on this list for a delicious dish that will get your skin glowing.
Radishes contain a number of minerals and compounds that benefit the skin. They are high in sulfur, silicon, and Vitamin C, which work together to create glowing skin by boosting collagen, strengthening skin, and stimulating the circulatory system
Slice radishes into salads, or have as a snack on their own or with a dip.
This creamy fruit delivers a healthy dose of vitamins on its own. Even better: when you pair avocado with a carotenoid-rich food, such as tomatoes, carrots, or bell peppers, it can help you absorb up to five times more of the antioxidants lycopene and beta carotene.
5. Hemp Seeds
These tiny little seeds are composed of a massive amount of protein, including the sulfur-bearing amino acids: methionine, cysteine, and cystine, which are used to build strong hair, nails, muscle, and skin.
They also have the ideal ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids (1:3), and even include omega 9, which are all strong antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is the cause of many of our skin woes, including blemishes and wrinkles, so adding hemp seeds to your diet can help reduce or prevent those skin issues.
Enjoy them on their own, sprinkled in salads, or blended in smoothies.
For a mini tutorial on how to get the Perfect Posh Glow using our skin care products, Click Here.
The Cutest Little Collection made by #PoshBoss Dayna Lee December 19 2016, 0 Comments
A few months ago, we announced that we would start to carry products made by other girl bosses to create a one-stop shop for all of your girly gifting needs. Occasionally, we will highlight some of those other girl bosses in our #Poshboss newsletter series. We love to support the maker community, since we are makers ourselves. The first #poshboss we would like to highlight is DaynaLee.
Dayna Lee Collection was founded by Dayna Langlois in 2014. It offers a diverse selection of accessories and stationery featuring unique digitally hand-lettered quotes. Dayna's mission is to create designs that are both uplifting and inspiring as she places her focus on empowering women to follow their dreams — as she follows her own. Dana Lee is the epitome of a #poshboss and the Dayna Lee Collection is Oh So Posh!
You can shop the DaynaLee Collection here on soposhbeauty.com.
GET LIT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! November 18 2016, 0 Comments
Operation So Posh Beauty Pop-Up Parlour June 29 2016, 0 Comments
For as long as I can remember, it has always been a dream of mine to own a beauty counter or store. Being a marketer by trade, I understand that location is e-v-e-r-t-h-i-n-g! Unfortunately, the best locations are really expensive. It was during my participation in a street fair, while watching all of the participating food trucks, that my idea for a mobile beauty counter (or Parlour) was born. It wouldn't just be a traditional beauty counter though.... it would be THE beauty counter! A customizable mobile beauty smorgasbord. Customers will be able to sit down at the beauty counter, choose what product(s) they would like to customize from the menu, choose the quantity, ingredients, and scents. The customer will even be able to mix, name and label their own products and at the end check out with a completely customized product that is unique to their own personal taste. The So Posh Beauty Pop Up Parlour will be a fun and creative way to enhance how women shop for beauty products. In addition to being able to completely customize your own beauty products, you will also be able to purchase directly from our menu of signature products and shop our lifestyle sections. Below is a mock up of what our mobile pop up parlour will look like:
Example of how the So Posh Beauty Pop Up Parlor would work:
Customer walks over to the So Posh Beauty Pop Up Parlor
She takes a seat at the beauty counter
She is handed a menu or she can look at the menu board
The menu has a list of customizable products and ingredients
She chooses a product
She then picks the size of the jar and the additives
She is handed the jar, label and the weighed additives and she is able to mix her custom product herself. (If she doesn't want to get her hands dirty, we can mix and label her product. There is also the option to buy from our line of signature pre-made products).
She checks out, happy, with a completely custom product that is unique to her personal taste and skin or hair.
Through the use of our social media pages we will be able to inform current and prospective customers where we are popping up during the week and on certain weekends. On some weekends, the So Posh Beauty Parlour can be rented for bridal showers, girls nights, and tween parties. Imagine the possibilities!
Take a look at our Bath & Body Products: http://soposhbeauty.com/collections/body
For All of My Posh Mommies! May 06 2016, 0 Comments
Did I ever tell you the story of why I named my business “So Posh”? I’ve never told it in a business setting because it may be taken wrong. It’s not super long and earth shattering, but was an aaha moment for me that would eventually create a brand that resonated with me as a person. Anyway, here it goes. The hubby and I (then boyfriend) were riding in the car apartment hunting. We had left our umpteenth place that was not right for us, and we were both getting frustrated. He suggested we look in an area that I just absolutely refused to live in. I quickly shut that down. Being tired of looking, and super frustrated, he looked at me with his face all balled up and said, “Why do you have to act So Posh!” Now, it wasn’t the life changing moment you would expect. I was actually super offended. He had no idea, my entire life I was called bougie or some form of it, and it just never really felt good or made sense. After getting into a quite heated debate and giving him the background on why I took it wrong, the aha moment hit me. Why should I feel bad about wanting more if I am willing to work my ass off to get it? Why should I feel bad for knowing my worth? Why should I feel bad for not settling? Truthfully I didn’t! I was just tired of being called bougie by people who had poor self-image and didn’t know their worth. I watched who and what these people settled for and I was just not interested. I wanted to shake these people for lashing out at me, but then hug them and tell them they were worth so much more. A Posh woman is not someone who looks down on others or treats others bad. A Posh woman is a woman who knows her worth and refuses to settle. I guess even in my youth I unconsciously knew this. So, sorry, not sorry… I’ve been Posh since birth.
Mother’s be good to yourself so that you can be good to your children. Watch your words. Build them up. Encourage them. Teach them to value themselves. Show them that they shouldn’t settle. Ever! Keep good people around them who will do the same. Happy Mother’s Day weekend!
Natural Hair Flair April 25 2016, 0 Comments
when the weather starts to get warmer, straight sleek styles become harder to maintain. I like to wear my natural texture in the summer, that way if it gets wet or I start to sweat, I don't have to worry about my hair. Besides, every now and then I like to give my hair a break from heat. To achieve this style, I braided my hair in eight braids using an oil and cream styler. I tied down my edges with a silk scarf and slept on it. In the morning I took the braids down and styled my hair. No fuss. No heat. Tons of flair!
What is your signature hair style when the weather starts to heat up? Let's discuss in the comments.
Health Is Wealth April 22 2016, 0 Comments
After going through a health scare with a really close relative who was really young at the time, it really made me reevaluate my life. I realized that it doesn't matter how ambitious you are, how motivated, or how much talent you have, you really have nothing without your health. One day I was watching an interview with Russell Simmons (who is Vegan) and he started to explain all of the things that are done to meat and it really made me sick to my stomach. I decided that day that I would give up meat. It was no easy feat, because I am a self proclaimed carnivore. Lol. It has now been 3 months since I have had meat, and I don't have any immediate plans to go back. It has not been easy, but slowly, it is getting easier. Anyway, when I am stuck on what to eat and can't think of anything else, salads have been my go to meal. I just change around the ingredients. The recipe that I am going to share below is called a Superfoods Salad because of the Blueberries which is at the top of most superfoods lists because they are rich in vitamins, soluble fiber, and phytochemical. Many of these same nutrients can be found in other berries such as strawberries. I used Spinach instead of lettuce because all across the board spinach has much more nutrients (look it up). Please find the recipe below:
4 Cups of Baby Spinach Leaves
2 Cups of fresh strawberries diced
1/2 Cup of fresh blueberries
1/4 Cup of Almond Slices
1/4 Cup of Dried Cranberries
Homemade Vinaigrette Dressing:
In a screw top jar combine vingar, mint, honey, olive oil, and salad. For extra flavor blend or juice raspberries, or blueberries and shake well.
Add all the salad ingredients to a bowl with a top, drizzle salad dressing on top, apply lid, and shake well. Sprinkle with a bit of pepper and voila!
This salad recipe is also good for diabetics since these fruits are low on the GI. Just be careful with the honey or remove the honey in the salad dressing.
Cheers to Health and Wealth!
Your Chief of Chic
WE'RE LIVE March 04 2016, 0 Comments
It has been such a fun experience revamping soposhbeauty.com and our line of products. We are so excited to finally be LIVE! Please stay tuned as we will be adding more products to our line over the course of this year.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR! February 12 2016, 0 Comments
Happy Valentines weekend! Do you have any plans for Valentines Day or are you Anti-Vday? Over here at the So Posh HQ love is in the air! We are all decked out in our pink /and/or red. Everyone knows that the best part of Valentines Day is getting all dressed up. Need some fashion inspiration? Below we have paired two different outfits for you, the first one is a casual chic outfit for the day time and the second outfit is a va va voom knock him dead night out outfit.
We hope you have a great Valentines weekend!
Until next time,
Spring Surprises! February 11 2016, 0 Comments
We know love is in the air, but over at the So Posh Beauty HQ, we are already in Spring! Why? you ask. Well, it's because we have some really fun things coming for Spring! We can't give anything away, because then it wouldn't be a surprise! Just know that it will be super cute (duh), super chic (double duh), and Oh So Posh!
But, since we are not selfish over here at the So Posh HQ, we will give you a sneak peek and a little hint: It has to do with our packaging(Boom!), Spring time (Boom Boom!), and Paris (Bam!)! Are you catching on yet? Oui Oui!
Sneak Peek Below:
Until next time,
New Year, New Shoes? New Shoes are always a Good Idea! January 26 2016, 0 CommentsI can't believe we are almost through the first month in the New Year! Where does the time go? Is it just me, or does It seem like the older I get the faster time goes?
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