Posts in Beauty
The Volk's Gift Guide

The Holiday season is in full swing, and with this comes shopping for fantastic gifts that are perfect for your loved ones. What if I told you that you could do almost all of your shopping right here in Minnesota while supporting small business throughout your community?! I have spent some time putting together the ultimate gift guide making shopping feel almost effortless this season!

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Winter Launch 2018/19 Magazine

In this issue you will find more Minnesota brands, bringing our vision of community to life! From cozy oversized knits to vibrant pops of animal print and the color red, you are certain to find something you’ll love.

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Beauty: Time's Up Let's Make a Difference Today!

In the height of the TIME’S UP movement, representation matters and representation for women with developmental disabilities cannot be forgotten. People with intellectual disabilities are the victims of sexual assaults at rates more than seven times those for people without disabilities. It’s one of the highest rates of sexual assault of any group in America, and it’s hardly talked about at all.

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Beauty Trend Alert: Dramatic Eyeliner

The drama is full fledged this fall with exquisite eyeliner ranging from thick kat-eyes to bold colors and winged liner. I’ve partnered up with beauty vlogger and makeup guru, Valencia Koger to put together a step by step on how to make your eyes dramatic this fall. With a step by step written tutorial, as well as a video, you’re certain to nail down your own personalized version of the dramatic eyes.

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The Good, The Bad and Alexander

When you first glance at Alexander you will have one of two scenarios play in your head: one, you are put off by his large assortment of tattoos, or two, you see his body as a walking canvas and are instantly intrigued to know more.  The moment I saw him, I knew I had to get to know him.  Just as I assumed, his plethora of tattoos represent the story of his life; and man oh man, is it a story to tell!

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The Good, The Bad and Vanessa

Many may become anxious with her Resting Bitch Face, but believe me when I say that is merely all it is. Behind the non-expressive mask, Vanessa Lawson is a young woman working on self-love and building her own version of a success story. Her drive to succeed isn’t just for herself, but for her family as well. She wants to help provide for and inspire the people she loves most in the world. For those of you who don’t take the time to get to know Ms.Lawson, you are truly missing out on a fantastic addition to your life.

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The Beauty Way

In the current state of affairs, it is all too easy to wake up empty and frightened. To wake up this way is often also an experience of people experiencing mental illness. The past four years I have lived and breathed social work, learning in school about mental health and social justice. The knowledge has made me even more aware of the issues facing humanity, while creating a certain kind of rigid mind set needed to manage the academic work in order to attain a degree. I’ve also stayed up nights and woke up mornings reading one troubling news story after another.

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Activity- Gym Free Fitness

Summer is here and, yet again, you haven’t quite perfected your ideal summer bod. If you’re like me, working out can be quite a challenge. It can be difficult to motivate yourself to go to the gym. Although many use that time to think, relax or meditate, I cannot muster up the drive to simply “work out.”   Plus, gym memberships can become very expensive. With all of this in mind, I did some research and came up with five different ways to get active in Minnesota this summer without needing a gym membership.

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Activity: Girls Night In!

Remember back in the day when you and your high school besties would get together on a Friday night for a typical sleepover? This usually included junk food, dancing, and lip-syncing to whatever the latest hit was, watching some sappy chick flick, and spending the rest of the night gossiping about which boy is the cutest in your class. With adulthood being very time consuming and sometimes never-ending, it can be difficult to find time to relax, catch up with your friends, or even pamper yourself. This summer, I am challenging all of the ladies out there to take one evening (or night) off and host a fabulous Girls Night In event. Don’t worry, I have everything you will need to make this a night of relaxation, glamour and of course some girl-talk.

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TREND ALERT: Hair Decals

Let's hop into a time machine and travel back to the 1990’s where butterfly clips and hair décor were seen from elementary school kids to college students. At fashion week we had seen hair décor covering the runway from Dolce and Gabbana to Simone Rocha. This playful trend is perfect for any upcoming music festivals or even a barbecue with family and friends. Get ahead on the trends and have fun pinning some extra décor in your hair!

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