WHAT DOES THE ORGANIC LABEL REALLY MEAN?

Allyson Welch

05/Here’s the thing about marketing—it’s a discipline dedicated to getting products sold. People get paid good money to coin clever language that will compel you to buy something, even if what they’re coining is not quite the truth. Of late there’s been a clear shift in consumer consciousness and a growing public focus on wellness, as more research emerges confirming the ill health effects of certain chemical products. In this day and age, advertising something as natural or “organic” is a wise business decision—that’s why you’ll see a toaster pastry or a cookie labeled “natural,” even if the only natural...

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GET GLAMMED IN A QUICKIE

Allyson Welch

We are all busy… and tired….and sometimes we just don’t have time for the full wash, blow out, teasing, curling, full face of makeup, etc.  We need to condense the routine and FOCUS. No one likes to leave the house feeling unprepared or not ready.  And if you’re like me, I will not leave the house until I feel ready which sometimes can set me back from promptly arriving. You have to look your best to help you feel your best.  Here are some tips  to consider that will help save time on your morning routine without sacrificing your appearance....

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WHY YOU NEED MASSAGE THERAPY NOW

Allyson Welch

Massage therapy is commonly thought of as a luxury rather than a necessity.  According to the American Massage Therapy Association, approximately 23% think this while 51% are not entirely aware of the actual associated health benefits. This is understandable because let’s face it, when you think massage, you think $$$ (everyone does) and it may not seem like money well spent.  However, putting the expense aside for a moment; let me take you a bit deeper into what profound benefits regular treatments can deliver. MT should be considered by many of us (especially women) for its value in self-care. Read...

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TESSA SNYDER: A STORY OF TRIUMPH

Allyson Welch

When you hear Tessa Snyder talk about how beauty is what’s on the inside, your first instinct might be to think, well, easy for her to say. Tessa is stunning, with Pantene commercial hair and full lips and a tiny waist, and she has a perfect-looking family, as a lot of Instagram sensations like her do. You might feel compelled to respond the way someone else did on one of her Instagram posts about the struggle that creates beauty: “Didn’t hurt [that you grew up] to be smoking hot lol.” But if then you listen to her story, you begin...

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IS BRONZING YOUR CARDIO?

Allyson Welch

We all love a good [healthy] glow from the sun but, let’s be honest, this means you have to start somewhere…and that somewhere is likely white as a Beluga if you are wearing your sunscreen or staying out of the sun.  For most of us, who has time to just sit around and work on your tan.  Most of us have jobs and can’t dedicate an hour or two every day to building a gradual tan for beach season.   This is particularly annoying f you are going away on for a tropical vacay and you feel pasty and uncomfortable in...

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BLACKHEADS VS SEBACEOUS FILAMENTS: WHY WE NEED THE LATTER!

Allyson Welch

So many of us spend so much time hating things about the way we look that we fail to think about how amazing our bodies are, how when we feed them properly and treat them lovingly, they function optimally, as intricately and incredibly designed machines. An example of the body’s inherent functionality is the sebaceous filament. Your body produces its own moisturizer—sebum, the dermatologist’s word for oil—and it uses your hair follicles as avenues of transportation to the skin’s outer layer. For most people, sebaceous filaments remain invisible, but for people with oily skin or large pores they’re sometimes noticeable....

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