5-reasons-why-i-love-monday TGIM friends, I hope you had a fantastic weekend and a great start to the week. I’ve heard countless times how “Mondays” suck; and to be honest with you, I’m one of the few people that actually love Monday. I don’t personally think Mondays suck, however I do see why most people don’t care for it and if you’re one of them, keep reading. I’m sharing with you today my two cents on the matter.    monday-motivation-why-you-is-monday-prodcutive 1 – It’s just another day of the week See, this may sound cliché, but the truth is society makes a huge deal out of Monday being the day everybody fears to see. I’m not going to lie, and say Monday is my most favorite day of the week. Certainly not; but I see it as just another day.  Another day to  live, love, work and… play. I see how it can be daunting to see the day that precedes the fun and activity-filled days (weekend) as the “party pooper” if I can put it this way, because it’s a start of a work week; but for me, that’s just life and there’s always going to be a party pooper, and there’s always going to be a Monday. You must as well, accept this fact and make it work for you. Think positive!

2- It’s a fresh new start I love the chance of a new start. It gives me hope and strength to keep going and get things done or to get things right. Do you recall that feeling when it’s your birthday, when it’s the beginning of a new year, when the month is ending and we’re about to see another one? That feeling of a new start, new opportunities, new and more blessings…? That’s exactly how you should also feel when you think of Monday. The excitement to put another ounce of work toward your goals, the purpose-driven attitude and eagerness to make things happen, the hope to get it right this time. These should be good enough reasons why you should love Mondays. The past week hasn’t been so bright, or it was very overwhelming, because you had a lot on your plate, whether it’s at work, at home, or with your clients or whatever else your days are occupied with. You, maybe, get to rest, regroup and refresh though the weekend… and there comes Monday…again. Well, Hello Monday! Think of it as a fresh new start, my friends and make it count! 

3- It’s another day to be grateful for Think of it this way: You are well and alive and some people are battling or fighting for their life at this very moment. Some, on the other hand, didn’t make it through Sunday to see this day. There’s a lot going in the world that we can’t even wrap our head around. Be grateful and thank the higher power, or the universe for the simple fact that you’re seeing another beautiful day. You know what, life is even more fun and rewarding when we count our blessings!

4- It’s the most productive day of the week According to a study conducted by the staffing firm Accountemps, while some people will argue that Tuesday is the most productive day of the week, Monday would be considered the most productive day by a great percentage of human resources managers. Whether you’re working for yourself or for someone else, a productive day equal greater results and great feeling of accomplishment. Monday can be productive because most people tackle it with “The weekend is over, now back-to work” attitude! Many workers would spend their day trying to catch up on the previous week and plan the week ahead. I believe that when you hit your week with a great start, you will most likely not only have a productive day, but also a productive week.

5- “Do what you love to do and you will never work another day in your life” Now before you jump on my throat and try to argue with me on how misleading or false this statement is, let me tell you that I totally understand where you’re coming from. Yes, this sentiment is an all-time constant. We’ve heard or read it somewhere; we even repeated it to our younger folks or adults peers in times of motivation or encouragement. The truth is, it’s not the truth! You can do what you love and still put tremendous work in it. In fact you should, in order to see the amazing results you are looking for, put a lot of effort in on daily basis. Work isn’t play and no matter what you do as “work”, it’s just that: “work”! So what are you saying about that statement, you’d ask me. Now hear me out. The way I personally understand this statement isn’t necessary or exactly how you are reading through the lines, even if that’s what it is. We all have a different understanding on most things and that’s fine. The way I do perceive this, works for me and I’m going to ask you to see it that way as well. Who knows, you have nothing to loose, but mind you, you may gain a bit of something before you leave my blog today, or so I hope. 🙂  Do what you do and you will never work another day in your life, because when you enjoy what you do, you don’t consider it “work”. Even though it’s paying the bill or it’s going to pay for the much needed vaccation you’re planning, you don’t make it sound like a chore, if you love what you do. You don’t consider things you enjoy doing, work. You don’t complain about it. If you breathe it, you live it, you love it and are passionate about it, it becomes your way of life. It becomes fun, or even recreational as opposed to a duty or a “job”. Here, I’ll throw in the example of a bodybuilder… or in my very own personal case, a fashion stylist! 😉 Live what you love! Do you have a love or hate story with Mondays? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this!  Thanks for reading; and please share this insights with others. Someone needs to read this. 😉

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Hello everyone!

One thing I really love to do in Spring or Summer is entertaining family and friends. Either you’re having an outdoor or indoor gathering, it’s always a good idea to welcome your guests in style; and there are numerous and time-effective ways to decorate for the occasion without turning your house into an event center or giving yourself too much headache. 

         1- Have a bar cart and make it look pretty!  You can also use your kitchen counter if you don’t have a bar cart. You will need your party essentials : Beverages, Glasses, Kitchen gadgets like bottle openers, napkins, coasters, etc… Add a few decorative paper straws if you have them. Put some fresh lemons in a cute bowl and place it on the cart; this can add an instant color pop to your little set up! You can organize these items on a tray or put them directly on the cart if you’re using one. Last yet not least, add a touch of personality by using a pretty vase with some fresh flowers, for example or  anything decorative accent that you could think of, place  it on the cart… and voila!

Images via Apartment therapy & 2015 Decor.

2-  Presentation is always key! Use pretty and stylish servewares for your food and try to incorporate foods that will add color and interest to your setting. Pretty, fun and… edible 🙂 in a few words be creative and have fun!

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Thank you lovelies for reading and cheers to a great weekend!

 

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Born fierce book reviewYes, I was born fierce; and I’m proud to say it out loud!
I have followed Taria Pritchett, Confidence for Women for a while and when she released this book, I just knew I had to get it. So I did and it was so worth it!

This book has made me realized how being FIERCE has really nothing to do with a woman look but rather her inner strength, her capacity to believe in herself and tap into her own potential. Each line of the book leads you through an empowering and coaching moment that leaves you wanting to read and learn more.

“I Was born Fierce” is full of raw moments where the author takes you back to  your past, the roots of any undying issues or situations you must have encountered that is most likely a strong barrier to your present or future self evolution.

 

There’s nothing more powerful than a woman knowing that she was born fierce or that she can unleash her inner fierce at any time of her life; and the author Taria Pritchet has all the tools and knowledge to teach how in her book “I Was born Fierce” currently available on www.amazon.com

 

This book was sent to me for my honest review, and all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Hypnoz Glam 

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Casual outings call for casual looks! Hanging out with hubby and the girls on a beautiful Spring day was a perfect leisurely occasion to slip on these Justfab denim flatform sneakers. They  are super comfy and super cute! The open back gives the typical ked sneaker a twist; and I think they’re the perfect on-trend look for any leisurely occasion. My daughter calls them “The Rihanna Shoes”; and when I asked why, she responded that Rihanna recently launched a shoe line and has slip om sneakers that look like these, so I guess, I’m on the Rihanna shoes trend wagon, huh!? 🙂 Sometimes, all a lady needs is to give her feet some break and ditch the oh-so fabulous heels to comfortable yet equally fabulous shoes. 

…And I have to sneak this one in 🙂 #Usfie

 

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Have a fabulous day lovelies!

Cheers, 

Edwige 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Monday, beauties!

… And happy Holly Week, if you celebrate Easter. Speaking of Easter, I always find the celebration to be one most families dress up pretty and cute for; either to attend mass or to enjoy a fun activity with family and friends. If you’re currently on the hunt for a fun, chic, and elegant dress, look further, because I gathered up a few fabulous ones here for your need and taste. Scroll down, check each one of them out and let me know if you see any that sparks your interest, whether its for Easter or any special occasion coming up… or if you just feel like rocking something cool! 😉

You can’t go wrong with floral in Spring; and this off-shoulder Bodycon style floral dress makes such a fun and chic dress. BUY HERE!

Love Ruffle and yellow! This is a perfect combination of chic and sassy. Perfect for all occasions! Grab yours HERE!

Maxi for Spring? Definitely yes! Look effortlessly chic wherever you go wearing this dress. BUY HERE!

This dress is very simple yet elegant. Make sure to add some chic and classic accessories and take tons of pics because you will love how you look! Get it in red HERE and in blue HERE!

 

 

 

If you’d like to take a different route and show up unexpectedly in a jumpsuit, this will be a great alternative! Very pretty and flattering! BUY HERE!

 

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Love unique prints and details? You will love this Aztec dress with V-back. Get it now HERE!

And last but not least, this bell sleeve, lace details dress! This isn’t your typical Little Black Dress; and if you feel like sticking with black, do so with a little bit of style! 😉 This dress is perfect for any occasion; and I love how both ladies style it here. How would you style it? With or without the belt? Love it?! Get it HERE!

 

Love, 

Edwige 

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