Posts in Beauty
fashion TREND ALERT: Beauties at the Beach

At last! No more being in survival mode from Mr. Polar Vortex, but instead skipping into summer wearing the freshest of all colors: WHITE. Freshening up your wardrobe style with white creates a sense of lightness and goodness for a new beginning and change of direction in life.  The color white can also open your mind to all of the positive possibilities you can imagine.  How is that for celebrating summer by adding icing to the cake?

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fashion & beauty: July Must-Haves

Summer is finally here, the sun is out, the humidity is making our hair bigger and 4th of July is just around the corner. With the celebration of America’s Independence, comes BBQ’s, carnivals and fireworks. With all of this being said, I have put together 6 must-haves for the month perfect for any upcoming summer occasion.

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Fashion, Beauty Art : Summer 2019

Cool, collective, and extremely creative is what the summer of 2019 is looking like for The Volk. Find out what the vision for the summer 2019 issue is and what to expect this season!

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beauty & fashion: June Must-Haves

When the temperatures are starting to consistently stay in the 60’s & 70’s this can only mean one thing. Summer is just around corner! Since June is the month in which we welcome summer, I have put together 4 summer Must-Haves perfect for the new season and warm weather. Whether you are traveling or staying around town this summer, all four of these Minnesota products are certain to keep you cool and chic all summer long. As per usual, all four products are from women-owned Minnesota brands that are all making a difference throughout the Twin Cities. Now, slap on some sunscreen and get ready to kick off summer right with my choice of June Must-Haves!

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Mental Health: Every BODY is Beautiful

After having my baby, I became incredibly dissatisfied with my body, and my outward appearance. Most of it had to do with my own personal perspective of what being beautiful meant. But a lot of what I thought was exactly how society wants us to think. Thin = beautiful, which is extremely far from the truth. Join me and my journey of how I plan to #bethechange for the fashion industry and ALL of the body types who love to wear art!

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beauty & fashion: April Must-Haves

Oh Hello April! With the snow almost completely gone, now we can really start to welcome spring. Whether you’re spring cleaning out your home, in need of a new wardrobe or in looking to add something fresh, and colorful to your closet, I have you covered with my top five picks for the month of April. Again this month, everything is from small Minnesota businesses, owned by women.

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beauty & fashion: March Must-Haves

With these five must-have products for March, you are destined to bring spring into your life one way or another! What makes all of these essentials extra fun is the fact that all of these products are from women-owned businesses, helping us kick off the season of #WomenEmpowerment

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Memo from Meghanlee

In this issue you will notice a very strong “woman empowerment” theme. Whether it be an all-female team creating an editorial, or features of incredibly strong women, you are certain to see femininity as you flip through every page. With our dynamic mother-daughter duo on the cover (Angela and Grace Wethor) we can ensure that empowerment and inspiration are destined to find you.

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Beauty TREND ALERT: Messy Hair

If there is one beauty trend I am most excited about for the winter, it is definitely this one.  The ability to rock messy hair and not feel bad about it is just what I need as a working momprenuer. There are definitely days where it can be extremely difficult to keep my look polished and sleek. However, I will always put my best efforts forward to make sure I am presentable.

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An Ethical Gift Guide

If you read my previous article (see the fall issue of The Volk), then you know that I LOVE companies that are ethical, sustainably focused, or that participate in giveback programs. As a fair trade shopper, however, I know it can be hard to find companies that are reasonably priced. With the holidays coming up, I want to accomplish two things in this ethical section:

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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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