Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Squad Life: Planner Review with Kayla Ross

I am a paper planner junkie, but I wasn't always that way. It took some time to figure out which was the best suited for my lifestyle. Over the past year I have figured out block scheduling is really the best route for me. I have identified that I am terrible at multi-tasking and needed something that would help me focus.

My guest Kayla Ross is a content creator and entrepreneur that manages several different brands. I have followed her YouTube channel for years. Since marrying she has helped her pipeline welder husband, Austin start his YouTube channel, and has launched their joint community and online store Industrial Tradition.

Kayla has some great tips on thinking about how to set up your day and week. We can't wait to hear which planners you love or decide to try out in the new year.


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Kayla's Recommendations:
Discounts: 15% off at Industrial Traditions
Inspiration: The Miracle Morning and Revival Podcast 
Squad: Amanda Russell and TheGrayWildFlower
Make Up: Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum and Fresh Lip Balms with SPF

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Squad Life: Growing a Boutique Empire with Jane Kasper of Rural Haze

Have you ever been in awe of a business? Have you ever wished you could peel back the curtain and find out how they have achieved success? That is exactly what I wanted to do in my interview with Jane Kasper of Rural Haze, a rapidly growing boot and clothing boutique based in Idaho.

Jane shares what seems to be a Cinderella story of how she went from selling bandanas on Etsy to opening her store front and becoming one of the major players in the online boot space. However, along the way there was family milestones missed, priorities needed to change, and an almost devastating hurdle. 

Jane is the kind of person you want in your corner. She is the example of what it means to be a cheerleader for other women in business. She is an open book and wants to make the road easier for those that are following similar paths. She is also going to have you laughing and ready to grab the bottle of wine.




Jane's Recommendations:
Podcast: How I Built This
Make Up: Red Aspen Lashes
Other References: Randa Carrabba's PowerHer Fit
Discount Code: SQUADLIFE10 for 10% off at Rural Haze, Glow Group: three campaigns for free with any full buildout package
Instagram: @ruralhaze

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Squad Life: Top 10 Make Up Recommendations of the Year

I am a self proclaimed make up junkie. I knew for this episode that I wanted to call on my friend and make up artist Melissa Chesnut. She started her journey into make up and skincare with MaryKay, jump she earned that pink car. Four years ago Melissa transitioned into launching her own business, Naturally You Make Up Artistry, which specializes in bridal make up. This year alone she has done nearly 70 events. So without further ado here are our favorite picks.


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1. Charolette Tilbury Palette // the all in one palette that looks good on everyone 
2. Becca Under Eye Brighting Corrector // I recommend this one all the time
3. MAC Brave // my most asked about lipstick 
4. Sonia Roselli SexAPeel // Melissa's secret to glowing skin
5. EVER Youthful Peptide Serum // the treatment step in my skin care
6. EVER Reveal Biomimetic Peel Pads // smoothing and re-texturizing the surface of your skin
7. Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Cream // Melissa's recommendation for dark circles
8. Dollup Beauty Highlight // My ride or die product in the shade Lavish
9. Mary Kay Creme Eyeliner // Lasts long like liquid but easier to apply 
10. Slanted Eyeliner Brush // Use this brush to make applying eyeliner a breeze
11. Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara // A Squad Life guest favorite 
12. EVER Whiplash // Amazing mascara in from the clean beauty category 

Hint: If you are interested in any of the EVER products wait until Black Friday through Cyber Monday. They will be 30% off! 

Melissa's Recommendations: 
Connect with Melissa: Instagram @naturallyyoumakeupartistry or Naturally You Make VIP Group
Squad Recommendation: @nikki_makeup
Podcast: NPR How I Built This

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Guide Guide for Boss Ladies

Do you have a friend or sister chasing after her dreams? Maybe she has a side hustle or she is climbing the corporate ranks? Perhaps you are the boss and you want to treat yourself. The gift guide is boss lady approved.

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1. Ring Light with Stand // When people come to my office this is hands down the number one thing I am asked about. Ring lights are the perfect way to light you up in videos, Instagram stories or on a conference call.
2. Boss Barrette // Enough said. It's on my Christmas wish list.
3. Boss Pen Set 
4. Echo Dot // I love this for music and it makes ordering printer paper real simple.
5. Blue Yeti Podcast Mic // This is what I use to record my podcasts.
6. Affirmation Cards // You need to check out this website. These cards are awesome.
7. Tile Sticker // I lose everything.
8. Laptop Bag // I personally carry this bag everywhere and it is amazing.
9. Customizable Necklace // Engrave a mantra or her business name. Also available in white.

If you really love that laptop bag and necklace come hang out here. I'll be sharing lots more goodies in the online Insider's group.

To see all the gift guides click here
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