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Diary of a Sista Soldier and Small Business Owner — Body Butter

Do Not Add Water To Your Products And Shake!! Seriously!! Stop It!!

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Do Not Add Water To Your Products And Shake!! Seriously!! Stop It!!

A client of mine sheepishly confessed that she adds water to the end of her products to extend the use. Though I was mildly horrified I didn't judge her too hard. It's a trick I learned as a kid. As a matter of fact it's a trick I used before I started to make my own products and realized the real danger of doing so. So allow me to share with you why this is a bad idea.  Mold And Bacteria. Like anything else, mold and bacteria grow and thrive in dark, wet, and warm places. This includes your body butter...

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Wedding Favors: How To Leave Your Guests Feeling Loved, Abundant and Overjoyed

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Wedding Favors: How To Leave Your Guests Feeling Loved, Abundant and Overjoyed

Alright future brides. I'm back with sound advice on how to make your wedding favors worth every penny. Most importantly your guests will leave your event feeling loved, abundant and overjoyed.  Put It In The Budget: Part of the problem of gifting favors is the failure to properly place them in your budget. Often times couples brush favors off until there isn't any money left, then scramble to find cheap and easy solutions. If you treat your favors like an afterthought, your guest will as well. Spend at least 8% of your wedding budget on favors. Your budget should include the...

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Good and Bad Party Favors and Why You Should Know The Difference

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Good and Bad Party Favors and Why You Should Know The Difference

Your wedding is a complete experience. Every detail is measured, planned and executed to ensure each guest is transformed to another location. The intention of this event is to be honored by your closest friends and family. You've spent in excess of $13,000 on food, venue, cake, dress, lighting and more in an effort to completely make your fantasy a reality. Naturally you want your guest to be in awe of every fine detail. You want them to talk about your big day for weeks, months, even years to come. So I ask this in love. Why on earth would you...

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6 Steps to Making Body Butter

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6 Steps to Making Body Butter

Visit Emma Jane at Cheatography for original cheat sheet. 80% Solid Oil (Butter) 20% Liquid Oil Mango Butter and Light Olive Oil Yields 10oz jar of Body Butter Tools Glass or Stainless Steel Bowl Medium Sized Sauce Pan 1/4 cup water Oven Mitts Hand Blender Ingredients 1 Cup Mango Butter (Solid Butter) 3/4 Cups Light Olive Oil Instructions 1. Measure all of your ingredients. 2. Place them in the bowl and set aside. But approximately 1/4 cup of water in the medium sauce pan. It should not be more than an inch of water in the pan. Place the bowl...

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Preparing Dry Skin for Spring

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Preparing Dry Skin for Spring

Spring is here! The cold weather has encouraged us to cover up and hide away from its brutal breezes, and the sight of warmer days is a long-awaited welcome. Before we can show off our fabulous legs, we need to dig our razors out of hibernation and ensure we’re properly prepping our skin for shaving. So how do we prepare? Use conditioner instead of shaving cream. Shaving cream is good and dandy, but hair conditioner is better for shaving. Hair conditioner not only softens the hair, it also conditions the skin. This helps to make shaving easier as well as reduce nicks from your...

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