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Formula Botanica Review

I have been so fortunate to find an amazing online Organic Cosmetic Science School called Formula Botanica. When I was doing my research for enrolling in the best school I came across this one by chance and found it so easy to understand and navigate!!!The founder of the school is Lorannie Dallmeier and she is a an excellent blogger and teacher. Lorannie did a video series about How to Build your Beauty Brand and after watching that series I realized that she had extensive knowledge and was so easy to learn from and this was the school for me. Please go check out her website at and her blog at  www. herbhedgerow   This school is wonderful for anyone considering delving deeper into creating an organic skin care line or learning about the chemistry behind making Organic Skin Care products.Thank you Lorraine for creating such a wonderful online school where people all over the world can learn from your years of experience! I love the school and the best

Venice in June

Urth Cafe Venice California Varga us being silly! Hot Pink Dahlia Beach house in Venice Our mini adventure in Venice California 2015#LALIFE My cousin Sheidh is here visiting from out of town. I really enjoy creating new memories with her and  showing her the best parts of LA. We went to Main St. in Venice and explored all the artisan shops and had tea at Urth Cafe( my favorite place to take first timers). The marine layer had set in pretty well so we didn't get to use our bathing suits to bask in the suns rays,but we did have our own mini photo shot. If you haven't checked out this shop in Venice named Varga please look at their online store they have the most amazing stuff. Here are a few pics from our adventure today. Thank you cousin Shedih for visiting! Please come back again soon!~

Perfume Oil Review

I have been a lover of body perfume oils every since I was introduced to The Body Shop oils in high school. They used to have a perfume bar when you entered their stores where you could experience all their oils in glass jars. Those were the good old days of The Body Shop. Ever since L'Oreal purchased the company they did away with small bottled perfume oils :(  Now that we have entered the 21st Century and the beauty industry is overflowing with small companies that make organic or wild crafted oils you can find them on many different websites. This site is an encyclopedia of fragrances from all over the world if you are looking for fragrance bible this is it. I have never really found something to substitute my strawberry and coconut oil from The Body Shop,however I have tried Caudalie Divine oil which I loved and also their are companies where you can buy a few different oils and try them out such as Nectarine, The Fragrance Shop and From Nature with L

Talking with Founder/Creative Director Jen Gotch of

Hello Friends , Today I was so fortunate to meet and speak with Jen Gotch Founder & Creative Director of  I had a fifteen minute session with her and was able to ask her anything. Jen is so kind,creative and savvy , did I forget to  mention she has a rocking office with hot pink chairs!!! :) Love those chairs!  The minute I arrived the whole office space is lit up with creative things everywhere( pictures listed above). The one thing that she said that really stuck with me was " Stay True to Your Vision"! For me because I want to start my own business this piece of advice will really stay in my heart !  Thank you Jen and Thank you staff for the awesome Pink Day! 

Love something , anything

Love is an interesting feeling.  It can melt away anger , fear, anxiety, frustration and the list goes on and on. I don't think that love is something that does not come with responsibility though. However love can make you see things from a different angle.  In life you have many people whom you Love, and if you don't have anyone that you love then try it , you will be amazed at how beautiful of a feeling it isπŸ‘„πŸ’‹πŸ’”πŸ’“πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸŒπŸͺπŸ«πŸ―πŸ†πŸ₯πŸ’›πŸ€πŸ£πŸ’πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ’šπŸπŸπŸ¬πŸΉπŸ‹πŸ’™πŸŸπŸ³πŸ†πŸ‡πŸ†πŸ’œπŸ’œ

Hold on to your dreams

Following your dreams is more then just theory. If you really always cherish something in your heart one day it will come to fruition if you just take some sort of action. I am here to tell you that I always dreamed of having my own skin care line and now I am doing something toward that dream.  Taking action for me doesn't usually happen when I am comfortable at my day job and living well or have a good cushion of financial security in the bank. What happened for me was I had a push from the universe and that is what inspired me to change my lifestyle and start taking action toward my dream. Hold on to it whatever it is in your heart and remember dreams + action = your reality!

The importance of Victory! !!

It's important to feel victorious each day. By the time you rest your head on your pillow you should ask yourself" do I feel like I won today? ".If you feel like you didn't , just make a determination that you will win tomorrow!  Good nite!

Have fun while your on your journey

Today I realized that you can do it all !! Why limit ourselves to only half the joy that we can experienceπŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’— πŸ’œ I think that it is important to fully enjoy all life has to offer , but not at the expense of another's happiness! So go out and have fun ,the universe has unlimited  amounts of possibilities! Enjoy life with others πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—✌✌✌πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„

Opening up a path

The world is full of opportunities all we have to do is decide to blaze a path forward. It only takes one person to make a change in the world. Blaze a path where none existed before and open up new horizons for the generations behind us!  Oprah said it best in her commencement speech to Harvard graduates " what the world needs is people who are alive , and are willing to max out their capacity."Today is a new day so make it count! !!!!!!! Blaze open a path!

Day 4: Life requires Dedication

I have been married for 3 years to the most amazing supportive husband in the galaxy! The one thing I have noticed is that anything in life that you are serious about requires dedication. There are many ups and downs in life and in order to see things through that you care about to the end you must be dedicated. This is not a forced feeling but rather something that is inherent in your life and heart! 

Day 5: Friendship

Me and Mitsuko in Irvine California in front of a Girls Day display Hello greetings from LA!! We are friends  My name is Callie Lions and this is my great friend Mitsuko Osso  Today's post is about the beauty of friendship and what makes a good friend! !!!! Now in my life I have all types of different friendships, but the ones I cherish deep in my heart are the friends who I can share my joys and sorrows and continue moving forward together on this amazing journey called LIFE(^_-)☆(^_-)☆(^_-)☆Mitsiko is one of those friends! ! There is an old saying " you are who you hang around with" and you know it's true! ! My hope is that each person has someone they can share everything in their heart with and then will lead them back to the correct path in life! Stay true to yourself and appreciate your friendships! From LA to you !! Hugs

Day 3 : Your inner makeover

Today I want to share from my heart about what I have learned recently regarding situations involving relationships with people that cause you to suffer and I am gonna keep it Real! I am sure if you ask yourself if there is someone in your environment that you absolutely can not stand right now ,the answer maybe yes and it maybe no. But if your answer was yes then the next question should be this: what can you do to turn that situation around. If you would have asked me this question about 15 years ago I would have loudly said" It is the other person that needs to transform their attitude not me!" But that never worked out for me . So when I started to practice Buddhism about 15 years ago one of the revolutionary concepts that grabbed my attention was I could transform any situation in my environment that was causing me to suffer by  taking full responsibility first and having a shift in my own inner state of life. REVOLUTIONARY!!!!! I am here to say it works. Taking full r

Day 2 : Want to start a blog !!!!!! Read this post for helpful tips

Day 2: Reaching out to people in the field that you want to be in and asking for their valuable experience and advise......... I recently reached out to my favorite blogger and asked her what she thinks was the reasons for her success and what advice could she offer me starting out. Her response was so warm, clear and to the point. This really has helped me in creating a vision and action plan for my blogging. Wanted to share this to anyone who maybe stuck with the idea and dream in their head to actually taking some sort of action because you are overwhelmed where to start. That's where I was !!!! Hope this helps shed some light:) This was her response: Hi Callie!   My advice is to not worry about the end result and just do/make/post/share what is most interesting to you. When I started the blog, I had no idea it would lead to a book- I was just having fun with it, and I think that sort of came across to people and made it more fun an approachable to follow. Focus on w

Day 1: Living true to myself

I am sure that you have all heard the saying that if you fall down and can push yourself up off the ground again then you are already half way to Victory!  The real battle is not what happens to you in life but your attitude when confronted with real challenges :) My life has done a 360 in the past 2 weeks in a way that I never expected . The universe is so compassionate that it gave me exactly what I needed in order to grow and transform the areas of my life that were keeping me from becoming absolutely happy !  I lost my job!!! And we were given our 60 day notice to move out of our place!!!!  OK Universe bring it on!!! We are going to show tremendous actual proof of victory !!!!Watch us!!!  My dream of making my own makeup skincare line has resurfaced since both of these things have happened.  I had convinced myself that there was no way I was going to do this, not working a job and volunteering my time and excuses, excuses, excuses.... No more excuses . Now is the righ

Road Trip to Vancouver Canada

Over the Thanksgiving holiday my husband and I took a road trip up the California and Oregon Coast to Vancouver Canada to see my dad's side of the family The coasts of Oregon and Cali are amazing. Every vista there is a new type of geography here is a photo of us in front of a waterfall on the way to Whistler in Canada. Hope you had an holiday with  wonderful golden memories with your loved ones:) The only way I can describe it was WOW AMAZING!!!

2015 arm candy

Welcome to 2015!! Hope that you have had a great entrance to this year. This year I'll being posting more photos of fashion and beauty as a combined message. These are my new favorite gift and fashion statements. I'll call them Arm Candy! !! My husband gave me the bracelets for Christmas and the tattoos I got for my self!!

***************First Video for 2015**************Comming soon *************

First Makeup Video Coming Soon ********************************** Me ( on left) and my friend Mitsuko in January 2015 in LA! Hi Everyone with the new year of 2015 here I have made a lot of new goals and dreams. One of my long terms goals is to have my own make up and skin care line made of natural healing organic ingredients. After working in the beauty industry for over 15 years I have worked for some of the top brands and leading beauty companies in the world such as AVEDA, THE BODY SHOP AND LANCOME to name a few. Working doing free lance makeup, weddings and photo shot assisting and more were the most enjoyable times exploring my creative side in makeup and skin care. Over the past few years with the boom of the internet and You Tube Personalities & Blogging this is the future of reaching out to the public with your creativity. This year I will start making videos about makeup tips and skin care secrets and more fun stuff! Please stay tuned for my first video ( that I