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Ghoulishly Gorgeous

Halloween is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for all things spooky and sparkly! Your makeup can really take your Halloween attire to the next level. Here are a few ideas that will help you add a little “BOO!” to your beauty on the 31st.
 
The Sultry Cat
You can make this Halloween standard all yours this year! Start with CC Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 20 and the Contour Palette to even things out and define your features. A strong cheekbone contour can help give you a cat-like structure. Use Kajal Eyeliner for intense color around your eyes and lightly line your lips in black Eye Pencil to add some feline features to your face. Add whiskers and a nose with whichever one gives you more control over your creativity and use Cream Eyeliner to keep things in place (it’s waterproof!) Create a smokey eye with the darkest shade in the Adorisse Night Eyeshadow Palette and add a pop of color with Moisture Rich Lipstick in Red Satin, or cover just your top lip in black liner and connect it to the bottom of your drawn on nose as an alternative to a red pout. Put on a few coats of Lash Stretching Mascara and remember, there’s never been a better time to grab that Felt Tip Eyeliner for a dramatic cat eye.
 
The Mystical Unicorn
This is a fun one, because it’s all about your imagination! Start by brightening your eyes and defining your features with White Soufflé Highlighter and the Contour Palette. Then, use the Girl Squad All Eyes On Us Eyeshadow Palette and the All Night Long Felt Tip Eyeliner in the bright bold shade we call Feather to feel truly magical. The Girl Squad collection has the perfect high-pigment shades to make this look happen. Blend the colors as your see fit from your eyes to your cheeks, even down your neck. Finish it off with some Powder Blush in Sunset, a few swipes of Lash Stretching Mascara and a sweet Liquid Matte lip in the shade First Kiss. Add gems and sparkles for a fantasy feel. Your hair, ears and horn could be a fun DIY project!

The Mermaid Queen
Once you even things out with the Contour Palette and brighten things up with White Soufflé Highlighter, the Girl Squad Eyeshadow Pallet is all you really need to really get this look going. Pair it with the Girl Squad All Night Long Felt Tip Eyeliner in Feather and create lighter shades of teal and purple with the lightest shade of the Powder Eyeshadow Trio in Drama. Set this look out to sea with a little Lash Stretching MascaraMoisture Rich Lipstick in Rich Cabernet, a Clear Gloss Lip Tint and an aquatic-colored wig.

Tip: Use a pair of fishnets to give an amphibious texture to the color you apply to your face.
 
The Royal Goddess
Yaaas, queen! No, seriously. Get this regal look by defining your cheekbones with the Contour Palette. Use Inkwell Eyeliner to heavily line your eyes all the way around and Cream Eyeliner to solidfy your ultra-dramatic cat eye. Add golden accents to your face in the same places you would apply a highlighter for a regal Cleopatra-inspired look. Use the Powder Eyeshadow Trio in Amazonian for your eyes and give yourself a glow with Powder Blush in Havana Spice. Lightly layer Royal Jelly Luxe Shine Lip Gloss in Regal Peach over Royal Jelly Luxury Lipstick in Gilded Bronze for a glistening lip fit for a queen.
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The Dos and Don’ts of Zit Care

If you’re like most women, you thought your breakouts would end after adolescence, only to be proven wrong in your twenties. The truth is, blemishes come in all shapes and sizes and impact faces of all ages. The good news is, on those days your face is a few spots shy of flawless, you don’t have to suffer – at least not for long. Click here to see the dos and don’ts of dealing with blemishes as quickly and painlessly as possible.
 
Do: Practice Patience
Odds are good you’ll want to pop that pimple. Don’t! If there’s any way for you to stop yourself, your face will thank you long after your bothersome blemish is gone. Popping pimples, especially if you don’t have the skill of a facialist, irritates your skin, breaks capillaries and can even lead to scarring, and nobody wants that. Instead, take a breath, grab the right products and get to work.
 
Do: Spot Treat
Feel or see a pimple on the horizon? Don’t fret – spot treat it, ASAP. A penetrating clay mask will draw out impurities and may even prevent a pimple from forming. Likewise, Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid will dry a zit out, relinquishing its power to progress!
 
Don’t: Pick
Even if you’ve managed not to pop a zit, you may find yourself touching, poking or prodding it. Stop! The rule of thumb when it comes to blemish care is no contact. So keep your hands to yourself – and off your face. The oils and dirt on your fingertips are likely to exacerbate things and irritate the skin around your pimple, making things look even worse than they are.
 
Don’t: Primp Your Pimple
If you’ve managed to keep your hands off, you may avoid broken skin. However, if you’ve popped your zit – or it’s popped on its own, the last thing you want to do is risk bacterial infection by covering it up. Instead, steam your face, use toner and apply an anti-bacterial cream to hasten the healing. It may mean showing imperfection in public for a day or two, but it’ll save you from scarring in the long run. 
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Bouncing Back

Whether you’ve had a bad day, a bad week, or a run of struggles, there are lots of methods to explore for picking yourself back up and rebooting to have a better day. Self-care is having a much needed moment and people everywhere are paying extra attention to their overall wellbeing. Putting yourself first rather than last allows you to be your best for your family, friends and career. Here are some things you can do to lift yourself up when you feel down.
 
Mindset Shift
Chaos and calamity can plague you long after the initial drama is over. To lighten your mood and keep residual negative thoughts from getting out of hand, focus on personal growth and life lessons instead. You can find peace through nurturing practices like meditation, prayer, talk therapy, writing or even reaching out to trusted friends or family to listen. Try to steer clear of negative people, news, or conversations to avoid additional stress while you are still vulnerable from the experience.
 
Guilty Pleasures
Simple indulgences can promote absolute bliss. Whatever makes you swoon with happiness, be it shoe shopping, a long hot bath with a glass of champagne (while the kids play outside), or splurging at a trendy spa, do it! A little “you time” can help create the harmony you need in your life at the moment.
 
Get Creative
Artistic endeavors, like working in a garden, knitting, dancing, playing an instrument or painting, can be great outlets for relieving stress and have the power to put you in a happy place. The key is to throw yourself into whatever you love to do and get lost in it; even if it’s just for an afternoon. The things that seem to make time fly can leave you with a wonderful sense of productivity and creativity.
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Adulting 101

Staying organized seems to be a top priority for a lot of us, especially if you are working inside and outside of the home. Whether you are new to adulting or just adding something new to your routine, organizing your life can seem overwhelming, but there are solutions to staying on top of all of your tasks. Here are some tips to help you manage your life both at work and at home with ease.
 
Make Lists
Creating to-do or checklists are vital to staying organized and can make you feel a sense of accomplishment as each task is completed. At home, you can create your own to-do list each day and check things off accordingly; anything not finished should go to the top of the list the next day. Review and create your list the night before so you feel prepared for the day to come and not stressed. Use the same principal at work by writing down your top priorities each night before you leave the office. You can also designate a time period to accomplish each action item. For example, you might read and quickly answer emails and browse social media for the first 30 minutes of your day, so it does not become a distraction to your during the work day. (It helps to set a timer.)
 
Keep Everything In Its Place
At work and at home, it is important to file away documents, so that they are easier to find later, whether it’s an expense report for a coworker or your passport. Instead of piling papers on your desk, file them away before you leave the office daily. Make this a good habit to get into so you don’t feel overwhelmed at the sight of disorganization. At home, having a simple accordion folder with labeled tabs can keep important bills, forms and documents in order and ready to access.
 
Get Digital
In this digital world, scanning documents helps reduce clutter and the amount of paper you have to keep around. Scan documents when possible and save your files in a way that you can easily access them from anywhere, in case you need to work from home one day. It will eliminate the stress of accidentally leaving something at the office. At home, scanning documents will help you stay organized as well. You can also scan all of the masterpieces that your children bring home from school, so you can hold onto the memories without sacrificing too much space. It’s nearly impossible to keep everything, so scanning their art work will help preserve them forever. You can even use the scanned images to create a photobook of their amazing talents.
 
Teamwork
At work, trying to do everything yourself can run you into the ground. It’s important to delegate tasks to employees and co-workers as needed. The same goes for your home. It takes the entire family to chip-in and keep the home organized. Even a 2-year-old can pick up their toys and put them away, and older children can sort laundry, set the table, take out the garbage and other small chores that make a big difference. Post a list of chores for each family member to accomplish and ask them to check it off daily or weekly, so everyone knows what has been taken care of. Rewards for completing household tasks can be motivating for the whole family. 
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October Staff Picks: Ivonne’s Must Haves

Ivonne is a Marketing Planner here at JAFRA who also happens to be a makeup artist! She has been using the Girl Squad products for weeks now (LUCKY!) and got to work her magic with them at the Girl Squad launch party, so we asked her what she thought of the collection as a beauty insider.
 
1. What makes Girl Squad stand out from the other JAFRA makeup collections?

What I love most about this collection is the creative freedom that it brings to me as an artist. The colors are well paired for every skin tone and it gives a fun pop of color to any occasion.

2. Fill in the blank: The Girl Squad Fragrance makes me think of ______________.
A fun night with my girls doing whatever we want!

3. Let’s talk gloss. They’re made to share with your squad, but which shade could you never part with?
Guapas is definitely mine. ;)
 
4. What’s your favorite Girl Squad eye color combination so far?
Sam's. The combo of purple and teal is my fave! :)

5. Quick! Which eyeliner shade is your favorite and why?
Feather, I love teal, so when I saw this liner I knew it would become my favorite. The shade is super bright and fun!

6. If you could only take ONE item from the Girl Squad collection with you on your next Girls’ Night Out, which one would it be?
Feather Eyeliner, all the way :)
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