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A weekly lifestyle blog for busy moms, working women, single ladies and every beauty in between. Life's a unique journey filled with lessons, love, family and make-up. Let's do it together and have some fun along the way!

Moving forward during uncertain times!

January 4, 2021

There's no denying that 2020 was a whirl wind year and that's putting it lightly. I spent most of the year trying to keep my head above water and my family healthy. Now that we've crossed the threshold of a new year, I'm excited, but very unsure about the best path forward.

There's Blkberry, the fledgling lip care company my daughter and I started just last October. Starting a business is a BIG deal, but it pales in comparison to the transitional year ahead for my family. I have a 17-year old who will graduate high school this June, and a 13-year old (soon to be 14), that will start high school. I'm secretly freaking out about how to make this year less focused on what we can't do because of the pandemic and more focused on making memories that they'll cherish.

I sat down over the weekend and jotted down the following list as a self motivating exercise to help me focus on moving forward into 2021.

  1. Be in the Moment: With so many big moment ahead we can forget to just breath and take it all in. I can't wait to see my baby walk across the real stage, Zoom screen or whatever they do for graduation this year. No matter how it's done we'll enjoy the simple experience.

  2. Don't sweat the small stuff: The biggest lesson learned from last year is that time is not promised. I don't have time to waste on small inconveniences. Remember to let it go and keep moving forward.

  3. Love Harder and Spread it Around: Sometimes we get so involved with our routines that we forget to love on those we love the most. Make sure to let them know how much you love them, as often as you can!

What's in it?

December 1, 2020

Have you ever stopped to think about what's in the products you use? Did you know that food manufacturers were not always required to list ingredients on the foods they sell. That changed in 1990 with the U.S. nutrition facts label, though it's first appearance was in 1994. Similarly cosmetics didn't always have to list ingredients. In 1973 the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act made that a requirement. Just think under the guise of patented secret recipes, manufacturers could give you anything to put on or in your body; with little thought about what it could do to you, or if you may be allergic to it.

In 2020, its good that we have labels to help us be more conscious of what we are putting in and on our bodies. Take time to research the ingredients in your favorite brands! Look for products that use natural or organic ingredients.

What Does Your Lip Color Say About You?

November 23, 2020

Lip color is a way to show the world a small bit of your personality without saying a word. If you frequent red colors like crimson you might like excitement and love attention. If you frequent darker red tones and purple based hues such as raisin or plum you might be a bit reserved or mysterious in nature. Lip color is also a way to have fun with your style and change up your look. Pink lips can convey a romantic undertone, while warmer colors like bronze can express a more natural expression. No matter what lip color your wear, wear whatever makes you feel good about you!

Pink & Chill!

November 21, 2020

Color is a full mood that helps to transform how you feel. It also projects your energy out to the world without saying a word. Have you explored your color mood? One of our favorite colors at Blkberry is Pink. Pink is the color of softness. It's a calming color that can help to put you in a chill relaxed mood. We've paired our color mood with Pink Champagne Lip Balm to top off the look. Explore your color mood and go all in to show the world how you do color.

Pink Represents: Love, Sincerity, Love, Sensitivity, and Romance

How to Avoid Chapped Lips

November 20, 2020

With cold weather approaching its good to have a solid skin-care routine in place to ward off dry-cracked lips. Remember lips are skin too and are even more vulnerable to harsh elements because of less layers than the rest of your body's skin. Here are a few tips you want to keep handy.

  1. Stay hydrated: When the cold weather hits it may feel natural to gravitate to warm and fuzzy beverages. That's okay, as long as you're getting your daily supply of H20 in as well. Hydration is the best way to keep the skin on your lips from drying out.

  2. Gently Exfoliate: Skins cells dye, that's just what happens. You want to remove old dead skin gently to avoid cause damage to the new skin beneath. Try a gentle sugar scrub massaged across the lip, or even use the corner of a fresh wash cloth to get rid of old dead skin.

  3. Seal in Moisture: Use a lip balm that helps to seal in the moisture. Natural oils are a great aid with helping to seal in your lips natural moisture. The Blkberry Berry Basket tinted lip balm collection is the perfect blend to give your lips a soft and pretty look.