How To Be A Total Summer Babe

Now that summer’s almost here, everyone’s freaking out.
Gals and guys alike, if you want to be a total summer babe, look no further. While fitting into last year’s bikini bottoms or swimming trunks might be your ultimate goal, there are other ways to make yourself magical in the sunshine.

Follow these simple steps, and you’ll absolutely kill it this summer:
1. Apply the correct makeup.
Ladies (and gents), make sure you go light on the make up during summer. With temperatures rising, more physical outdoor events, and plenty of water activities to enjoy, you don’t want your face to look like it’s melting. Invest in water proof mascara, a light moisturizer as the base for your make up (preferably with SPF in it), and a fun summer shade of eyeshadow to compliment your eyes when they pop in the sunlight!
2. Take care of your hair!
Sunlight, humidity, pool chemicals, and heat can all have an adverse effect on your hair. The last thing you want is your hair to look dull and filled with split ends. Make sure you keep your style natural and when you want to style it, make it a point to use all-natural products like a sea-salt spray. Don’r forget to keep it clean and conditioned!
3. Get some color.
While porcelain skin is beautiful, when the sun the comes out you literally look like a ghost. Head down to the beach, a pool, or pull out a chair for your back garden and soak up some rays. Everyone looks healthier with a little color, but make sure you slap on some sunscreen first to avoid becoming beet-red with a burn. If you’re someone who is super prone to burning, no matter the SPF, use a moisturizer with natural glow compounds in it.
4. Get in shape.
This is the part that’ll help you fit in those bikini’s and shorts from last year. If you want to tone up, you’ve gotta put in some work. That means pumping some iron at the gym, going for long runs through the park, and making sure you eat right – at least 4-5 times a week. Try to find a friend to exercise with too, as that’ll help you stay motivated. Come here, abs!
5. Give your wardrobe a refresh! 
It’s time to put those coats and sweat pants in the attic, and pull out your tank tops and shorts from last year! If your size and style has change, then get yourself to the nearest set of shops and find some new funky and fresh clothes for your closet!

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Local Jewelry Store Has a Lot to be Thankful for

Local Jewelry Store Has a Lot to be Thankful for

Local Jewelry Store Has a Lot to be Thankful for

Nelson Estate Jewelers is nestled right in the heart of Dobson Ranch in Mesa, Arizona. They specialize in unique custom designs, true vintage and antique pieces, and they have a wonderful jeweler on site for expert jewelry repair services. They also buy from the public, meaning you can bring your old unworn jewelry pieces or inherited coin sets and sell them for quick cash or use them in trade toward new treasures!

The Journey

Owners David Nelson and his wife Aubrey sold all their assets (including 2 rental properties and a personal stash of gold and silver bullion) to give Nelson Estate Jewelers a running start back in 2017. David Nelson has been in the jewelry industry since he was just 15 years old and has worked for many of the big-name jewelers such as Ganem, Zales, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, and E.D. Marshall Jewelers. David and Aubrey identified the need for an expert jeweler in their local community and recognized that the old way of doing things is antiquated. They set out to create a comfortable and friendly atmosphere with realistic and transparent pricing that respects every client looking to either treat themselves to fine jewelry or express their love to someone special with a one-of-a-kind engagement ring.

Many people in the community stood behind David & Aubrey, some even got their hands dirty and assisted with the actual buildout of the shop to support what Nelson Estate Jewelers was striving to become. Local artists Daron Rogers and Angel Rogers Photography proudly display their art pieces in the showroom. Nelson Estate Jewelers loves to display local art pieces as a small way to give back to the community. They also only charge $5 for watch batteries and donate the proceeds to United Food Bank!

Jewelry Experts

Currently, Nelson Estate Jewelers sells an average of 15 engagement rings per month, whether it be a stunning find in the case, a true period piece from the 1920’s, or a creative custom design built from scratch. David & Aubrey are so thankful to be a part of the special moments in their clients’ lives; engagements, weddings, anniversaries, and even birthdays and graduations. Since jewelry is all about self-expression and no two people are exactly alike, Nelson Estate Jewelers offers incredibly unique pieces as well as the ability to custom design any jewelry piece specific to the person wearing it.

Love for the Community

Nelson Estate Jewelers values its clients above all else; each client is seen, heard, and treated with respect. Rather than hard sales pitches, David & Aubrey focus on listening to needs. They work within specific budgets without sacrificing quality because they believe you shouldn’t have to break the bank to show someone how you feel. Building trust and friendships in their local community is far more important to them than playing insulting price games that you often find at big chain retail stores. The bottom line is that none of what Nelson Estate Jewelers has become would have been possible without the friends, family, and clients who stood behind them then and who continue to support them today.

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11 Lesbians In History You Don’t Know But Should

11 Lesbians In History You Don’t Know But Should

11 Lesbians In History You Don’t Know But Should

A few years ago, Huffington Post put together an amazing list of 11 Lesbians In History You Don’t Know But Should. In honor of International Women Day, we highlight those amazing women and give them thanks for their courage and contributions to our community.

When we think of our lesbian pioneers, women like Ellen DeGeneres and Billie Jean King presumably come to mind. But we at The Huffington Post wanted to teach you a little somethin’ somethin’ about your history in honor of October’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history month. Below, feast your eyes on a group of undaunted ladies who helped paved the way for women and their women-loving ways, and check out the video above for HuffPost Live’s full conversation on lesbian history from the ancient times to now.

Read the full story here!