Thursday, August 22, 2019

How to Practice Gratitude

Gratitude―for some reason this word can be quite alien to many people because they might think, Well, what in the world do I have to be grateful for? I live in a crappy apartment, I don’t have money to buy some new clothes and blah, blah, blah… Stop right there because there is always something to be grateful for.

For instance, you may live in an apartment that you are not happy with and believe me I’ve been there too but you have two choices. You can either pout about how you’re not happy with your current home or you can be grateful that you have a rough over your head because that’s a major blessing.

It’s okay to want more and to plan on getting something better because you can achieve a better life but it doesn't mean you can’t be grateful for what you have right now. Count your blessings and be very grateful now.
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Now let’s practice…

Grab a pen and paper to write down everything you are truly grateful for and why. When you share why you are grateful for it, it makes it more honest and you’ll understand your real reason for it.

People who are grateful live very happy lives because they count their blessings every single day and they know more amazing things will come their way. Here is a list of examples of how to practice gratitude. Enjoy.

I am so grateful to be alive because there is so much in life to experience.
I am so grateful to be in good health because I can live a nice long life.
I am so grateful to have a home because it’s nice to be able to go in a safe shelter.
I am so grateful for my mother because she has always been there for me.
I am so grateful for my eyesight because there is so much in life to see.
I am so grateful to live on Earth because there are so many beautiful things on this planet.
I am so grateful to be able to eat every day because food is fuel for humans, just like gas is for cars.
I am so grateful for drinking water every day because water keeps me hydrated which means I can live longer and healthier.
I am so grateful for…

...and there you go. It’s simple and quite easy because you honestly can find anything to be grateful for. Be grateful for your heart, brain, food, animals, the zoo, friends, family, etc. You can be grateful for anything by simply looking for the beauty in the world. Now answer this question, what are you grateful for and why?

Love always,
Princess Hiyah
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

How to Share Memories on Instagram | Entrepreneur

It’s amazing to see all the amazing pictures on Instagram of people sharing their favorite moments in life, such as going to the park, sharing that they just had a latte at Starbucks, sharing how much fun they are having with friends, etc. It’s always nice when they post a favorite quote which can relate to how they are feeling: empowered, inspired or beautiful. Instagram can be used for personal and/or business.

I’m no expert when it comes to Instagram but I do use it for business. If you are just starting off with your Avon boutique, I would suggest that you create a business account ASAP. Instagram can be used as a blog to share all your favorite beauty products, fashion, and Espira products that you’ve tried from Avon and it’ll attract potential customers that might sign up for emails. It’s a great way to earn some extra money for those new pair of shoes you’ve been wanting.

Make a professional profile and skip out on posting something that’s inappropriate that might make others feel uncomfortable. Instagram is a great way to show that you are your own boss and people love confidence. Although you can easily share all your favorite products from your boutique, don’t be a robot. Show them that you are also human by sharing your favorite quote or that you went out to eat at your favorite restaurant. It’s a great way for people to get to know you and they can relate to you in some way.

You can also study how successful YouTubers and bloggers use Instagram to have a few examples of how you might want to promote your business. Don’t feel discouraged if you see how advanced they are because everyone has to start from somewhere. Just start posting pictures, be authentic and you’ll grow over time.

I will suggest that you shouldn’t take photography from your Avon boutique to share on Instagram because it’s far more authentic for you to buy the product, take a picture of it (with your phone or other) and share it on Instagram because this shows that you actually use the products yourself and you’re not just trying to make money from it. You will receive customers who will trust that you actually adore the products.


Love always,
Princess Hiyah
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Monday, August 19, 2019

How to Be Successful in 3 Words: Don't Give Up.

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“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
Vince Lombardi

There is an illustration meme of a man walking away after giving up on digging for riches but little did he know, he was only inches away from receiving diamonds. How many people out there actually quite on network marketing before they even see progress? If only they knew how close they were to success.

Some people sign up for an online business and placed their boutique’s link all over their social media accounts and just assume that they will receive customers within seconds. When they notice no one signed up for their email list and they haven’t seen any money coming into their bank accounts, they just give up.

Don’t give up. Those are the 3 keywords to success. If you could think of anyone in the world who is successful, it’s because they haven’t given up and they now can see money 24/7. That’s the goal, right?

You want to earn money online and have an opportunity to relax in the comfort of your home. You want to feel financially independent and you want to save some of your earnings for something special (like a dream vacation, a birthday celebration, etc.) Of course, I’m just sharing what I assume you would love to experience.

When you don’t give up, you will see the progress which is the Universe’s way of telling you that great things are coming to your direction. Be patient for its arrival and keep on digging.

Love always,
Princess Hiyah
> > > Be Your Own Boss < < <
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Saturday, August 17, 2019

A Letter to My Auntie Cora: A Beautiful Spirit

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“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” —Winnie the Pooh

When we pass away, I believe there is a place that we travel back to where there are others who have been waiting for us to return safe and sound. They’ve been waiting to hear about what we’ve experienced while we lived as humans on Earth and it feels as if we just came from watching a movie full of laughter, tears, and emotions that we can’t really explain in words but there is so much wisdom within each story.

I believe when we leave this plane of existence, we return back to our home with so much to share about our lives on Earth. I’m not necessarily sure what this place is that we return to but I know that it’s home. Some might even call it heaven but I think it’s far better than what we can imagine.

Recently, my Auntie Cora went back home to our spiritual family who has been waiting to hear all about her experience on Earth and I’m sure she has much to share. Of course, it was hard for her family on Earth, like me, to say goodbye but the thing about goodbyes is they don’t last forever. We are from the same spirit family and I’ll see her again but until then I'll miss her oh so dearly.

Crying is something that I don't like to do and I try to hold back and hide my tears most of the time but it’s not easy when it comes to her. There are so many loving memories of her that are forever in my heart, such as, her hugs, her voice, and elephants which she loved. Her home was full of elephants everywhere and I always admired how much she adored them. She comes to mind every single time I saw one, that’s why I had to pick an elephant photo for this post.

The spiritual meaning of the elephant is luck, power, dignity, happiness, and royalty which are all the beautiful qualities that my Auntie Cora has and if she didn’t know how special she truly was, I hope she does now.

One thing I am grateful for was the fact that my mother, my two older brothers and I was able to say goodbye to her on the phone not too long ago because she knew she was passing from cancer. I appreciate her with all my heart and wish her harmony forever because the spirit lives for eternity. I am truly grateful to have been able to call her my Auntie Cora and that I knew her in this lifetime.

Love always,
Princess Hiyah
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

21 Ancient Egyptian Beauty Secret Used By Queen Cleopatra

Cleopatra’s reign dates back to 51 BC but she still has her impact on many because of the fact that she had a demanding beauty that you couldn’t miss. Her beauty secrets have been the talk for centuries and we can use many of them today because they are ultimately beneficial in many ways.
Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Painter

Rosewater face toner. Adding rose water to your skincare routine can give your skin a boost of hydration and it has anti-aging properties. I could only imagine that Cleopatra had flawless youthful skin that her people admired.
Aloe vera gel skincare remedy. Aloe vera gel can soothe your acne and cleanses away dead skin while leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth.
Sugar wax. Many women use sugar wax as an alternative for regular wax because it’s healthier and will prevent ingrown hairs.
Shea butter lotion. You can easily make a homemade body butter using olive oil, shea butter, or other to give your skin the hydration it needs. Apply this on after a bubble bath and it’ll lock in the moisture.
Kohl as eyeliner. She may have been the Queen of the cat eye because Egyptian makeup took things to a whole new level in her time.
Grape and honey face mask. Crush grapes, add some honey and apply it onto your skin to create the best face mask. Grapes naturally revitalizes the skin and is used as an anti-aging remedy.
She adorned herself with fragrances. Who doesn’t love to smell lovely? Cleopatra’s favorite scents were roses and jasmine which means she smelled as beautiful as a garden.
Donkey milk and honey bath. You might have already heard of this ancient beauty secret because I feel like everyone is obsessed with talking about Cleopatra taking a milk and honey bath. Add three cups of milk, five tablespoons of olive oil and one half of honey into your bathwater. You can throw a few rose petals in there if you want to make it into a royal treatment.
Gold face mask. Well, you know… If you have so much gold in your royal kingdom, why not make it into a face mask? Or if you’re like me, you need something a little more affordable like my Anew Ultimate Gold Peel-Off Mask here.
Red lipstick. She used to crush beetles to create red lipstick... so I heard.
Mint and honey face mask. Can get rid of blackheads while leaving your skin feeling hydrated and youthful.
Sea salt body and face scrub. Cleopatra used this beauty treatment to unclog pores, cleanse away dead skin and to soften her skin.
Apple cider vinegar face rinse. She used this to prevent acne and for radiant skin.
She used ginger as a skincare treatment. You can use ginger to prevent acne and to fight any signs of aging.
Henna nail polish. I’ve read that she used henna to dye her nails, yellow, brown, red, and orange.
White clay mask. Give your pores a deep cleanse with white clay and watch how beautiful your skin becomes.
Raw eggs have many vitamins that can heal damaged hair.
Hot oil treatment can hydrate dry hair instantly. All you need to do is warm several of your favorite oils and massage it through your scalp and hair.
Beeswax can prevent dry skin without clogging up your pores.
Olive oil and honey facial can give your skin a boost of hydration while preventing blackheads.
Oatmeal face mask. Appling oats as a facial can remove dead skin, cleanse and hydrate your skin. Yes, that's a picture me which I took a few years ago wearing an oatmeal mask and I loved it.

Love always,
Princess Hiyah

Source:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsYcV-FPatY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI0qfXJJJGQ
https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/cleopatra-beauty-secrets/#gref
https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-ancient-Egyptian-beauty-secrets-of-Queen-Cleopatra
https://www.marieclaire.com/beauty/news/a14366/beauty-makeup-secrets-ancient-egypt/
https://www.powerofpositivity.com/10-ancient-beauty-rituals-used-by-cleopatra/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleopatra

Disclaimer: I am no beauty expert and I am no doctor, so I would like for you to get further research before you try these things to see if they work for you. All the information here is from research I’ve found online but I only shared beauty secrets that I thought seem safe.

I learned something from a source that I thought wasn’t safe for anyone to try, so I didn’t share it… Again, please do further research before trying these beauty treatments to see if it’s correct for you to use at home.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A French Style Inspired Yogurt for Breakfast: Oui By Yoplait

For breakfast, I sometimes enjoy a yummy and fruity parfait which is somewhat satisfying because it is also a natural dessert. Yogurt is never complete unless I top it off with some granola and believe me it always makes it taste 10x better.

Instead of buying a parfait, I brought Oui By Yoplait which a non-GMO product that was inspired by French-style yogurt. It’s made with natural ingredients such as real fruit, pure cane sugar and has natural colors. I might not be a nutritionist but this sounds pretty good to me.
It’s packaged in the most perfect keepsake glass bowl that I use to put my hair products in whenever I’m doing a hot oil treatment but there are so many things you can do with this gift. From the research I’ve found on their website, they are inspiring customers to use it as a container for a body scrub, plant vase, and candle holder. All are great ideas that I wouldn’t mind trying out for myself.

Have you tried these yummy treats yet? Let me know in the comments below and tell me which one is your favorite? I’m in love with vanilla but I’ve enjoyed all the flavors that I’ve tried so far.

Love always,
Princess Hiyah
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Monday, August 12, 2019

7 Great Royalty-Free Image Websites You'll Love

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When it comes to creating a blog post, nothing grabs a reader’s attention more than seeing an image attracted to it? A photograph can make the post come alive but the source of where your image comes from is more important than adding an image to your post.

I’m no expert when it comes to copyright laws but I do know that you must have permission from the owner to use them. You can use your own images but sometimes you don’t have the best camera to take your own pictures. Well, there is no need to worry anymore about using the right images for your blog post because there are a few royalty-free image websites that you might adore.

Source: picjumbo
2. Burst
Source: burst
Source: unsplash
4. canva
Photo by Lisa Fotios
5. pixabay
Source: pixabay
Source: kaboompics
7. pexels
Source: pexels
Love always,
Princess Hiyah
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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Be Your Own Boss: Why You Should Sign Up for Avon Today

Do you want to be a part-time or full-time Avon Representative?
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Becoming an Avon Representative can mean different things to different females; Some may sign up to buy their weekly groceries, some may want to go on a shopping spree, some may want to pay off some student loans, and the list goes on. Either way, everyone signs up for a reason and that’s to make some extra money.

You might wonder, “Why should I sign up for Avon and how would it benefit me?” There are so many reasons why Avon might work for you and here are a few reasons I believe you might want to join Team Prosperity today.

I’ve named us Team Prosperity because I want us to feel successful from the inside and out. Our happiness lies within our hands and it’s amazing that we can easily empower ourselves by becoming financially independent. I mean, isn’t that the goal in the first place? Or at least feel a little bit secure that we have some extra money in our savings whenever we might need it.

You can become your own boss. In other words, you don’t have to wait for your boss to tell you when you can take a break or when to come to work. You are your boss and you make the rules.
You can order products that are exclusive for Avon Representatives before customers can buy it. You can get the first pick from the What’s New catalog which is exclusive for Avon Representative’s only. It can advertise a fragrance that won’t be selling until the next campaign but you can already have it in your hands before your customers.
You can set your own hours. Or work around your 9 to 5 until you can fire your boss.
You can earn money by doing what you love. If you are in love with makeup, skincare, and body care products then say, YES to Avon.
You can accomplish your dreams one at a time. You have to be patient when it comes to network marketing but know that everything is going to be achieved by you when you are consistent. You can create a list of what you want to accomplish and tackle them one at a time.
You can share the opportunity. Tell a friend, tell a neighbor, tell anyone who wants to earn some extra money or who is done with the whole 9 to 5 thing.
You can take your work anywhere you like. So you're at home, working at your desk until you think, "I sure can use some coffee" but you still have some work to do. Take your laptop and go to your favorite cafe with some wifi and you don’t miss out on anything.
Build a team. You don’t achieve your goals by yourself, you need a team to help you. Your team can be your support and when they make money, you do too. Share your link to someone who is interested and watch the success come to you.
You can save the money you make with your Avon business. You can save the money that you make from Avon for anything you like. It’s always nice to have some money in the savings account too.
You can dream BIG or you can achieve some basic needs. It doesn’t matter what you want and there’s no limit but if you want to make money to pay for your basic needs (rent, groceries, etc.) then you can do that too.
You look good in that red lipstick. Maybe you get compliments each time you wear something from Avon and people ask, where did you get that? Imagine that you give them your business card and they have a chance to go to your Avon boutique and shop online. You are a walking advertisement for your boutique and everyone is a potential customer.
...and it's very affordable to sign up. It's a one time fee that you will receive through your online sells. Invest in your success and sign up today here.

Love always,
Princess Hiyah
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Friday, August 9, 2019

Dress the Way You Feel // OOTD

Sometimes what we wear can express how we feel about ourselves and this outfit definitely express my girly side…

I’ve been taking advantage of my membership in Shoedazzle and I am so obsessed with these shoes, that I wear them all the time. It’s hard to go to this website and skip a month of buying something new because I always see what I want and you have to buy it or else it's going to get sold out. I’ve been there and it’s not fun…

These jeans are from Old Navy and yes, I am obsessed with their fashion because they have so many amazing things that I must have. Dark skinny jeans are my favorite and I love how perfectly fitted these jeans are but they are also very comfortable to wear.

This pink sparkly top makes me feel so happy because that's the vibe it gives me. Pink is naturally a girly color and it makes me feel truly harmonious. It’s a nice top to wear during a sunny day out…

I’m loving the positive mood this outfit gives me, especially the pretty pink top and it’s perfect to wear whenever I want to feel absolutely confident. Do you have an outfit in your closet that makes you feel good?

Love always,
Princess Hiyah
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

You Are as Precious as a Rare Amethyst Gem

Sometimes you want to leave an enchanted impression and many times it has to do with the fragrance you are wearing. You don’t need to try so hard, it can be very sutled… Just as sutle as Rare Amethyst Eau de Parfum which is made to leave your mark.

It has been my favorite potion for many years because of the aromas of sandalwood, violet, and plum shimmering in every spritz. Jean-Marc Chaillan, perfumer, created this to capture every last drop of the essence of amethyst so anyone who wears this fragrance will feel like a precious gem.

Do you have a favorite fragrance that makes you feel like a beautiful enchantress? Share in the comments below.

Love always,
Princess Hiyah
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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

7 Ways You Can Meditate

When I was fourteen years old, I began embracing spirituality and because of this, I started to meditate. It was a simple getaway for me because of the mind chatter I had going on in my head and it completely relaxed me. I even got to a point where I would meditate for one hour, twice a day. Later in life, I learned that meditating that long wasn’t necessary at all. Meditation could be very beneficial for you in so many ways.

Understand that, everyone is completely different, so what works for me, might not work for you and that’s okay. Do what makes you happy and meditate the way that you desire. Enjoy this little post of 7 Ways You Can Meditate and it doesn’t have to last longer than five minutes.
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7 Ways You Can Meditate

Go out for a walk. Feel the breeze touch your skin, admire the natural glow of the sun, listen to the birds singing, hear the wind blowing through the leaves and smell the natural fragrance of the flowers. There are so many things to see in this world and nature provides us with the most beautiful scenery. I believe nature is so calming, especially when you go out for a walk just to embrace it.

Sit near water. The sound of the waves at the beach, the sound of the waterfall and the sound of birds swimming on a pond can be very soothing for the soul. I remember when I lived in Waukesha, Wisconsin, there was a little area where some people went fishing and/or some people would just go on a nice walk. I liked to sit on the bench with my mother under some trees, enjoying nature while the sound of the water soothed my existence. It was truly peaceful.

Take a nice bubble bath. At night just before I go to sleep, I sometimes would enjoy a nice bubble bath. Not only is it beneficial for your skin, but it’s very relaxing. There’s just something about sitting in a warm bubble bath that can relax you just as much as a jacuzzi would. You can kick it up a notch by lighting a candle, playing meditation music, and wearing a facial with cucumbers on your eyes. It’s the ultimate at-home spa treatment.

Lay down on your back with your hands and arms right beside you, your feet and legs should be straight and your eyes should be closed. Be completely still for at least 5 to 15 minutes. You can let your mind completely roam through your brain. I never try to control my thoughts because that stresses me out. I personally just don’t believe that what it tells me.

When negative thoughts creep inside my head, I know that it’s not me that is thinking this. I know that sounds a bit weird but it works for me. I learned from somewhere that not all your thoughts are yours. For instance, if someone right beside you is thinking ill about themselves, it can creep into your mind. All the thoughts floating into your mind isn’t yours. A negative thought can’t control how I feel if I don’t attach it to myself.

Listen to music. You can listen to whatever you desire, just as long as it makes you feel good. I never listen to negative music while I’m meditating because it can affect my mood. I sometimes enjoy the sounds of meditation music without lyrics and I have let go of listening to guided meditations because it just wasn’t meant for me.

Get enough sleep at night. Even if you don’t meditate, it’s very important that get enough sleep. Getting a good nights sleep is beneficial for your health in so many ways and it will show in your daily performance. You can function during the day, it will promote mental health and physical health. Sleep better.

Meditate the good old fashion way. Go into a quiet room (or where no one will deserve you), sit down in a pretzel position, chin up, back straight, hands rested on your knees and close your eyes. Just like I mentioned before, let your thoughts roam into your mind. Sit as still as you can. It gets easier the more you practice this. And the more you practice this, the more relaxed you’ll feel.

Love always,
Princess Hiyah
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