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Samantha Wills launched her own business at just 21 years old. Starting with a few hundred dollars and a big leap of faith, she catapulted to international success and made a name for herself on the global stage. After 15 years (earlier this year), Samantha felt that her jewelry brand had done all that it was set out to do and decided to close her jewelry business to focus on her career as a speaker, writer and creative. While her jewelry business may no longer be operating, there is so much to be learned in her story and her immense success.. How she created success, stuck by it, believed that her path was continuing to evolve, trusting in herself and her intuition and once again reinventing herself.
At just 26 years old, Olivia Culpo has taken on the universe, literally. In 2012 alone, she went from representing Rhode Island in the Miss USA pageant to being crowned Miss Universe. From modeling to acting to opening her own restaurant back home, Olivia is constantly evolving. And what inspires us the most? She is continuously using her platform to motivate her fans to find and feel the most beautiful versions of themselves. She is grounded, she is candid, she remembers the importance of family and friends, and she’s one of our fave ladies
Broken heart. It’s such a sad term, but somehow it doesn’t seem to fully encapsulate the excruciating, gut-wrenching feeling that an actual broken heart entails. t’s a uniquely agonizing emotional pain, really, and despite living it, most of us have no idea how we made it out on the other side. That’s where psychologist Guy Winich comes in. His recent Ted talk about fixing a broken heart made us look real hard at the heartbreak we’ve experienced and how to resolve it without letting it—well—break us.
Remember growing up and thinking how badass Carmen Cortez was in the 2001 hit Spy Kids? Turns out, the real-life actress who played the role, Alexa PenaVega, has grown into an equally badass woman. Just like all of us, Alexa has had struggles when it comes to health, insecurity, motherhood and more, but one thing she isn’t struggling with today is keeping the conversation real. So, we asked her some rapid-fire questions about herself. Cue the inspiration.
it’s spring cleaning season, aka the season of saying you will spring clean and then never getting to it; but lucky for all of us, we are in the year of marie kondo. if you haven’t heard of marie kondo, she is the OG master of tidying up. earlier this year, netflix released a show based on her book, life-changing magic of tidying up, and it has mesmerized the tv-binge-watching world ever since. so, naturally, we *organized* a list of 9 facts about this cleaning queen and her art form of “tidying up”...
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards are almost here! And while we love a night filled with pushing-the-boundaries fashion and unforgettable music collabs, we’re hyped to the see the number of women nominated for a big award this year. Check out all the noms here!
At just 25 years old, Denée Benton not only found her calling as a Tony-nominated actress and singer, but figured out a way to be immensely successful in the arts when she had no roadmap to get her there. Growing up in southern Florida, it wasn't figuring out her passion that was difficult, but it was staying committed to her path that led to her success on Broadway.
We love a makeup look that makes a statement, but Lipslut takes it to a whole new level. Birthed in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, this forward-thinking makeup company was founded in LA by a group of college women who made it their mission to take action, make a difference, and “put their money where their mouth is,” literally.
Did you ever have a journal as a kid? Well, Katie Dalebout has made that into her adult career. Don’t believe us? Check out the book she authored, Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling, the ultimate guide to helping you keep that diary going and using it to better yourself.
Smolls in the City, a production company based in NYC, released a powerful music video emulating the hit song 'This Is Me' from The Greatest Showman—a track that has inspired listeners to embrace themselves, love their imperfections and show that nothing can stop you.