Tips & Tricks

5 Ways Women Can Reduce Stress

Women. We wear a lot of hats. At work, at home, with family and friends—in so many areas of our lives, we juggle A LOT to hold everything together. While some of us handle stress better than others, many women don’t have or don’t make time to de-stress.

In honor of Stress Awareness Month, we’re calling it like we see it: We can do better!
Today, we’re sharing some simple ways you can reduce the stress in your life. We can save the world and enjoy it, too!

So, take note, ladies, and DO NOT feel guilty about taking some time to do what you need to do to lower your stress. After all, you owe it to yourself!

1. DELEGATE THE DETAILS

As women, we often feel we have to do everything perfectly. For instance, your child’s birthday is coming up:

  • Do you bake her a unicorn cake yourself, spending precious painstaking hours trying to make it exactly like the picture on Pinterest?
  • Or do you go down to your local bakery and pay triple what it would cost you to make it, knowing it will turn out perfect and save you a lot of stress and time?

If you have the means, we say order the cake! And not only that—hire the cleaning service to get your house spotless, pick up take-out once (or twice) a week, and get lash extensions so you can save time in front of the mirror each morning. The bottom line is: It’s O.K. to take shortcuts where you can. If it helps to simplify your life and take a little stress off your shoulders, do it!

2. GET MOVING

This stress reliever is not a new one, but it’s one that is proven time and time again! Exercising and getting that heart pumping is a great way to get blood flowing and reduce stress in your body. Regular exercise also helps to improve sleep, gives you more energy and can reduce your blood pressure. All of these things combined will bring those stress levels down. Even if it’s just 20 30 minutes a day of walking, hitting the gym for a fitness class or doing something active, give this simple solution a try and see what a difference it makes!

3. SPEND SOME TIME WITH A PET

Did you know that pets can relieve stress? It’s true! A pet can relieve stress in a number of ways:
They can lower blood pressure.
They can inspire us to get active.
They make us laugh and bring us joy.
They reduce loneliness.
They increase cardiovascular health.
They make us feel love.

So, whether it’s your pet, your friend’s pet or you decide to adopt a pet, think twice about those four-legged friends. They can be a life-saver when it comes to stress…literally! Those super sweet snuggles aren’t bad either!

4. CHANGE UP YOUR ROUTINE

We all get in a rut from time to time. Maybe you take the same route to work every morning. What if you changed up your morning commute to something a little more scenic? Maybe you eat the same three things every day for lunch. Why not splurge and hop into your favorite burger joint for a change? Or maybe your look needs a refresh. Get a new hairstyle or get those brows microbladed at The Lash Lounge so they’re not looking “barely there.”

Whatever the rut you’re in, doing even the smallest things to change things up can brighten your day and relieve some of that stress. After all, change IS good sometimes!

5. MAKE SOME “ME TIME”

When you do something for YOU, stress will take a serious backseat. And listen, ladies, it doesn’t have to be something huge here, but it can be if that’s what you really need!

Do anything at all—whether it’s as simple as going on a walk, taking a long bubble bath or enjoying a full day of shopping. Then, of course, there’s our personal favorite: visiting The Lash Lounge for any lash or brow service your heart desires. You’ll enjoy a super relaxing experience in a luxurious atmosphere with comfy spa beds, plush blankets and an escape to wherever your headphones may take you!


Whatever it is we as women do, we must remember that we all give so much of ourselves and time to other people and other things. Once in a while, we don’t just need to think about making stress relief a priority; we MUST make it one. It will lead to a happier, more productive life…and we all could use that!

Tips & Tricks

4 Famous Mother-Daughter Duos and Their Beauty Tips

Mother’s Day is right around the corner which got us thinking about some famous Mother-Daughter duos. Check out these lovely ladies and a few beauty tips they swear by.

Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson

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Always smiling and exuding joy, Goldie and Kate are clearly best friends and share an amazing relationship. Kate has followed in her mother’s famous footsteps and off the big screen, she also shares her mother’s love for life, as well as her healthy, active lifestyle.

Goldie & Kate’s Beauty Tips: When it comes to beauty, it’s apparent that great genes run in the family, but in a joint interview with Allure in 2013, Kate was asked what beaut secrets she learned from her Mom, and said “I think it’s more the stuff we eat. Like green juice—mom’s been drinking green juice forever. And taking teaspoons of olive oil. We love products and we have fun with products, but in terms of the real stuff that I’ve learned from mom, it’s her lifestyle. She was always healthy and active and drinking something green.”


Tina & Beyonce Knowles

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Tina Knowles has always been known as a strong, confident woman – and clearly she passed that on to her daughter. Beyoncé and her mom have a strong bond and also share a love for beauty and cosmetics. Beyoncé grew up going to her mother’s salon in Houston, where she saw and learned a great deal. Fast forward to 2010, Tina collaborated with Beyoncé to open the Beyoncé Cosmetology Center at the Phoenix House in Brooklyn.

Tina’s Beauty Tip: Undergarments are the foundation to looking great. A good bra, Spanx, or some tummy-control panties to smooth out the lines are really important. (source: cosmopolitan.com)

Beyoncés Beauty Tip: “My best beauty advice came from my mother. She always says that outer beauty fades and inner beauty has a lasting effect. She also told me to wash my makeup off before going to bed. I don’t always, but I’m trying!” (Source: ogleschool.edu)


Michelle and Chynna Phillips

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This pair not only share beautiful features, but also beautiful voices and success in two well known music groups. Michelle was in the group The Mamas & The Papas in the 60’s and Chynna was (and still is) with the popular 90’s group, Wilson Phillips. Both women have taken great pride in taking care of themselves and Chynna has watched and learned from her mother over the years.

Michelle’s Beauty Tip: “Wash your face with soap every morning, with a mild cleanser and rinse it with the same soapy water 30 times.” She also shared, ” I always use moisturizer. And I always use L’Oreal. And here’s the big reason why I use it. I use it because I can buy it at my supermarket! A moisturizer with a sun block, and at night you use a moisturizer without sun block.” (source: knotslanding.net)

Chynna’s Beauty Tip: In an interview with Carol Au Courant, Chynna shared her top 4 natural beauty tips: “Get 10 hours of sleep each night. Use a mask – any mask – once per week on your face.  Never pop a zit.  And stay away from too much sugar, dairy, white flour, and anything processed.”


Tracee Ellis Ross and Diana Ross

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Where do we begin with this mother/daughter duo? While Diana is a tough act to follow, her daughter Tracee has paved her own way in the entertainment industry. This is another pair that clearly share amazing genes, however Tracee had a great teacher in her mother and learned how to care for herself.

Diana’s Beauty Tip: “My ‘quick makeups’ are jumbo eye pencils, really black black pencils, and mascara, maybe blusher and a light lip gloss, something nice for the day.” (source: vogue.com)

Tracee’s Beauty Tip: “I’m really big on hydration, you gotta drink the water so there’s hydration on the inside and the outside.” When it comes to moisturizing, Tracee has a unique method and recommends “spanking” your moisturizer into your face, by tapping lightly on your skin while the moisture sinks in. (source: thereal.com)


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