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As women our self-esteem and self-confidence are unquestionably connected to how we feel about our personal appearance.

This impacts every area of our lives from our confidence to the courage we have to go after things, what we attract into our lives including relationships, and even how we operate within those relationships.

This isn’t about vanity—it’s about self-care—and Be Iconic’s mission is to make this a reality for you by providing curated shopping by a world-class personal stylist with years of experience and a massively successful track record.

What’s the Rush? The Power of a Slow Morning

For many of us, the weekends feel like the only time we have for drawn out mornings over coffee and a good book, especially in today’s tech-driven, work-around-the-clock mentality. But there’s a new movement emerging, and it’s all about having slow-mornings, every morning. Whether it’s an hour of mediation or stretching and reading emails before the day begins, slow-morning practitioners will tell you that starting this small habit can make big changes in your daily life.

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Skincare with Nathalie

This month BIS Contributor Nathalie Gil discusses the important of having a “clean canvas” on which to work. That means skin that has been properly cleansed, exfoliated, and moisturized. You’ll love this month’s informative video!

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Chicken Soup: 4 Comfort-Food Versions from Around the World

Chicken soup is one of those foods that really feeds the soul.It reminds many of us of childhood and the nostalgia of being nurtured by a parent. Now that we’re grown ups, not much has changed about the timeless staple, and GOOP is here to share different interpretations of the recipe from around the world.

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Crank Up the Flavor: Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

How do we love rotisserie chicken leftovers? Let us count the ways. Buying a whole pre-cooked chicken from the store easily saves your dinner plans in a pinch. If you’re looking to go outside the box (uh-hmm, henhouse that is) then checkout these flavorful dishes from the recipe book of a Vietnamese native.

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Five Tips on Hiring an Attorney

Hiring an attorney can be a daunting task when you’re not sure what you should be looking for. BIS Contributor Kelly Kunst helps ease your mind with five easy tips to take into consideration when tackling the task at hand.

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6 Blush Tips You Need to Know

Have you ditched the “smile-as-you-apply” technique to your blush application yet? If not, please do! Blush can do wonders for your look… But how you apply it can either make or break it! The following article by paulaschoice.com will teach you all you need to know to achieve that perfect glow!

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Skin-Care Savant Caroline Hirons Says We’re Throwing Money Away If We Don’t Do This

If you haven’t jumped on the double-cleansing train yet, skin care expert Caroline Hirons is here to convince you why you should.In her interview with NEWBEAUTY, she shares her top picks for both parts of the process as well as some easy (and we mean easy – a slight turn of the temperature knob in your shower) changes you can make to your routine for maximum positive impact on the health of your skin.

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Deals & Steals – April

Oh how we love our deals & steals!!And why wouldn’t we? It is all about the discount and scrumptiously delicious finds that are a bargain! We shop our favorite discounters to find those yummy pieces at a steal…just for you! How much fun is that? See what we’ve found for April!

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Queen Elizabeth II, 92, Just Shared Her First Instagram Post

In 1976, Queen Elizabeth II was the first ever monarch to send an email, and now, she has broken the technology front once again. On a recent trip to the London Science museum, her majesty made her first-ever post to the Royal Family Instagram page. Needless to say, everyone is really excited, including the museum itself who printed out the post and framed it.

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Fitness Wear for Spring – April

We’re loving the warmth of spring…and the fact that we can take out workouts from the gym to the park. Have you updated for fitness wardrobe for the season? Take a look at what we’ve found for you this month!

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The Look – April

This month we took “The Look” to one of my favorite discounters… Saks Off 5th. We had the best time hunting for treasures that were incredible from both a style and price perspective. There was so much to be had that we had a difficult time deciding which of these stellar looks to share with you. Have tons of fun viewing these stunning combinations and happy shopping at these yummy prices!

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Shopping for Graduation

Seems hard to believe it’s that time of year again—graduation time that is! Need help shopping for something special to wear for all those graduation-related celebrations? As always we’ve shopped a variety of looks and price ranges to fit all tastes and budgets. Click, shop & enjoy!

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The Dollar Well Spent – April

One segment of Harper’s Bazaar that we love is “the well spent dollar.” We love it so much, in fact, that we have taken the concept and selected amazingly priced play items that Bobbi just loves!Here are our picks for April! Click. Shop. Enjoy!

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Quick One-Pan Dinners

We aren’t sure who decided low-maintenance dinner recipes should be trendy nowadays, but we are pretty dang thankful for them. Looking for your next one-pan dinner recipes that don’t skimp on nutritional value or the comfort-food-goodness? We’ve got you covered. Goop shares four of their favorite elevated, yet simple dishes that, in classic Gwyneth style, do not lack in exciting flavors or the flare factor. Happy cooking, friends!

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How Melinda Gates Gets the Job Done

Co-running the largest private foundation, being a mother of three and opening a new venture that invests in women in the technology industry are just a few of the things that make us love Melinda Gates. She is equal parts fiercely driven and soft and compassionate, and we think you will be inspired to pursue greatness by entering into her world for even a moment.

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These Self Care Apps Will Help You Meet Your Goals

It’s officially March! (Cue birds chirping in the distance.) At three months into the New Year, we feel like it’s the perfect time to reflect on how we’ve been moving toward our goals, but even more importantly: how well we have been taking care of ourselves, physically and mentally. So skip the hours of researching the App Store, and checkout this comprehensive list of the best Self Care Apps in the game.

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Every Type of Mascara, Explained

When it comes to finding your perfect mascara, the number of options can be overwhelming. Skinny wands, curved wands and everything in between can leave you hopelessly wandering the aisles of Sephora and Target. But fortunately for us, ALLURE made a 15 minute video to answer every question we ever had.

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How Olivia Munn Learned to Invest Like a Boss

Let’s be honest. The concept of investing in the stock market is intimidating for most of us. How do we know where to invest our money? What is ROI? How does it all work anyway? Actress and model Olivia Munn used to feel the same way, but she started small and put her money toward products she knew and loved (hello, Uber) and now she’s encouraging you to do the same. Her interview with InStyle highlights the power of curiosity and always, always asking questions.

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Where Do You Stand with Your Jeans?

Jeans make up such a large part of our wardrobes. They are the go-to staple for both casual, what I call casual chic and the all-important Saturday night look. What we need to keep in mind here is…how flattering are your jeans?

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13 Packaged Snacks Registered Dietitians Swear By

Let’s be real. A girl’s gotta have her snacks!Open up our leather bucket bags and our favorite vintage satchels and you’ll be almost certain to find the works—dried fruit and veggies, peanut butter, protein bars, you name it. Something else that’s no secret? Not all packaged snacks are created equal! Next time you head to the grocery store, take this list of the top 13 snacks registered dietitians can’t leave their homes without.

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Failure 101: Colleges Teach Students How to Cope with Setbacks.

In a time that online image and perfectly-curated Instagram feeds can replace a more accurate understanding of the lives of those around us, it’s more important than ever for us to be reminded that failure is more than okay. In fact, it’s an expected part of our human experience! The Wall Street Journal found multiple top universities across the country that believe this so strongly they have implemented curriculum to drive the point home. So give this a read and then go out and do something new today! You got this.

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4 Mistakes You’re Making When Wearing Gel Nail Polish

What is it about getting a gel nail manicure that gives you wings? All the sudden you can type faster, take longer strides when you walk and grab your latte with a new found finesse that you didn’t have before. What could possibly go wrong, right? Not necessarily. SELF is here to warn us gel-or-die gals that we may just want to pump the brakes next time we head to the salon.

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5 Products Our Editors Have Been Using For 10+ Years

It’s true with most things in life that when determining quality, time is our best friend. And beauty products are no exception. With trends blowing through our social media feeds at light speed, it’s more important now than ever to invest in products that will keep your beauty routines anchored down. The editors at NEWBEAUTY have an arsenal of products that have been staples in their cabinets for over a decade.

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The 30 Best Royal Hairstyles of All Time

From Princess Diana’s blonde cut to Meghan Markle’s loose waves, the royals have been setting the trends in hairstyles long before high-tea became an Instagram-worthy outing. There are multiple lessons we can learn from reviewing the up and down-dos of princesses—how to be timelessly chic while occasionally playing with the trends of the day.

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16 Instant Pot Soups and Stews That Take 30 Minutes or Less

There’s something about a steaming pot of soup in the chillier months of the year. Throw in the promise that your recipe will be ready in 30 minutes or less? Count us in. SELF magazine found 13 Instantpot recipes that are actually ready almost instantly. From chicken noodle to butternut squash, we’ve got you covered.

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How to Stop Self Criticism Once and for All

Living in the era that we do, it’s nearly impossible not to judge ourselves against the unrealistic expectations we see before us in the media and in social media, every single day, and that can quickly become a slippery slope. While most of us are affected by self-criticism at some point or another, we can do better about protecting ourselves from it. The following article from theverygirl.com can help.

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Healthy Skin and Connective Tissue

Of course, you want healthy skin. Don’t all women want great looking skin? We are bombarded with all kinds of external products and methods to improve the appearance of our skin, but most women don’t really know what’s underneath our skin is driving how good it looks. You’re definitely going to want to read this illuminating article by BIS Contributor Dr. Mary Warren as she shares how critical self-care is to having healthy skin.

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The Mistakes You Make in a Meeting’s First Milliseconds

There’s an old saying, you don’t get second chances on changing a first impression…And one of the most important first impressions you will ever make is meeting a potential employer. The first milliseconds are crucial and this article written for The Wall Street Journal will teach you everything you need to know on how to perfect the first impression.

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The Abundance Factor

I was introduced to The Abundant Factor movie by my business coach for whom I have learned to have massive trust and respect. The movie is incredible and is guaranteed to change you in so many ways. It expands your view of abundance and you get to learn from most of the world’s foremost teachers on success. This movie will blow your mind…it did mine. Be sure to check this out!

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Multifunctional Makeup for Resort Travel

For so many of us, it’s time for Spring Break! And while we love to take off for some time in the sun, packing can be a real drag—especially when it comes to having to pack our toiletries and makeup. This month BIS Contributor Nathalie Gil shares her favorite makeup products that serve multiple purposes making packing for vacation that much easier!

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How to Fix Broken Makeup

We’ve all done it at one time or another…we’ve dropped our favorite blush and watch it shatter into a million pieces. Now what? Find out how you can repair your broken makeup. You’ll be amazed at how easily it can be fixed!

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What to Add to Your Water for Flawless Skin

We love our beauty products, but we’ve also found that sometimes simpler is better…especially when it comes to our skin! Find out how adding a few simple ingredients to your water will not only leave you refreshed and hydrated, but will also leave you with flawless skin to boot!

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Life as a Journey–with Bethany Williams

If life is a journey and yours is boring and mundane, why not change it? The simple strategies Bethany Williams shares for creating an exciting and fulfilling life, both personally and professionally, will blow your mind. So listen up and get ready for change!

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Quote for Inspiration – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou has gifted us with many life lessons in her 86 years on this earth… and this one in particular is one that we should all pay close attention to. Read it, ponder it, and then watch a short video in which she explains its importance to Oprah.

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Lifestyle Design from the Himalayas with Bethany Williams

Lifestyle design…It’s not something we learn in school, we don’t teach it to our children, and we don’t understand that we can design the lifestyle and the lives that we want to live. This month Bethany challenges you to go out and live the adventure of a lifetime and create the life and lifestyles you truly want to live. It’s about creating “happy” for you… whatever that looks like. Follow Bethany as she treks through Nepal and shares with you how rid yourself of the anchors that are keeping you back and from living the life you truly want to live.

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Dress for Success Tailored to Fit Your Budget – Final Sale

When it comes to gauging one’s success, the handbag that you carry is second only to the shoes that you wear in terms of letting others know where you fall in the spectrum. That being said, I will always urge you to invest in your bags. You will love shopping for the investment bags that you covet at a fraction of the price you would pay if you walked into any of the retailers who carry them… See what we’ve found at The RealReal that you’re going to love!

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Spring Accessories

This spring fashion season is just lots of fun in every direction and that includes accessories. The round shape of the aviator, stripes in all kinds of looks and some very fun hats all add to the adventure of this season. Take a look at what we have found here that will give you finish to your look!

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Celebrity Street Style–Sport Edition

Sport style chic is the new everyday and so we captured images of some of our favorite celebrities in their work out, hang out wear. We love to take inspiration from our favorite celebs. How will you up your game where sport chic is concerned?

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Cutting Sugar from Kids’ Diet

We all want healthy kids, but let’s face it, cutting sugar from their diet can be tricky, especially if they are beyond the 7 year-old threshold. Most experts agree that behavioral eating patterns are established in children by the age of 7, although that is not to say these patterns can’t be changed! BIS Contributor Danielle Girdano shares how we can introduce change into our kids’ diets for the better. Read on!

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Dressing with Ease – Sportwear

Bless us Americans and our endless need to be dressed casually. As so much about our world slides south our casual dressing has gone with it and we are now living in our workout clothes 24/7. Several years ago when this Sport Trend arrived it was met with such enthusiasm that it has moved from trend to staple. Take a look at some of what we’ve found that can take you to the gym and serve as the look you live in all day long.

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The Essential Third Piece

A very important finishing touch to every look you wear is the “third piece.” Therefore, it stands to reason, that this component is an essential part of your ultimate wardrobe. In any creative measure, things are always done in odd numbers. So, when you dress you have your top, your bottom and your third piece—which can be a cardigan, a sweater or a jacket. Simple and easy. See what fabulous third pieces we’ve found for your ultimate, essential wardrobe!

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Fitness Wear for Spring – March

It’s here… Spring is in the air! Are you ready to move your workout outside? Time to up your game and refresh your workout wardrobe! Take a look at what we’ve found this month.

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The Look – March

This month we shot The Look at one of my all time favorite places…. Free People! We had so much fun and the finds we made were beyond adorable not to mention useable, wearable, and easy. There were lots of neutrals, some sport and my favorite flare legs… And oh! Did we love the utility pants!

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