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Monday, November 27, 2023

Careers for People Who Love Beauty



According to a recent study, almost 60% of employees in the US are planning to switch careers in 2024, with many intending to start their own business when doing so. After all, this will not only provide them with financial freedom and a better work-life balance but also the chance to pursue a career they are truly passionate about. 


Beauty lovers will be pleased to hear that there are many different career avenues to explore within the sector, all of which are surprisingly fun and profitable. After all, the “global beauty industry is a $532 billion business.



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With that in mind, here are four career options for beauty lovers.


NAIL TECHNICIAN. 


Working as a nail technician can be a lot of fun, especially when you get to experiment with different forms of nail art. Furthermore, as there’s always a demand for this kind of service, it's easy to build up a loyal customer base who will stop by each time they need a new manicure or pedicure. 


However, you’ll need to complete some training ahead of time, such as a gel nail training course. This will further refine your skills and add to the list of services you can offer to your clients. It also ensures that you appear more professional. 


DERMATOLOGIST. 


If you’re a skincare lover, and your friends are always asking for tips on how to achieve your youthful glow, you may want to consider working as a dermatologist. While this is an incredibly rewarding career and one that can help you become more financially stable, it also requires a significant investment of your time and energy. This is because it requires you to study medicine and earn the relevant qualifications, which typically takes around four years (and a lot of studying).



BLOGGER.


If you’re a lover of beauty who wants to share makeup, skincare, and style tips with others without needing to take on any further qualifications, consider starting your own blog. This way, you can build your own platform designed around your interests and focus on topics that you are really passionate about.


However, this is not a career choice through which you’ll see an immediate return on investment. While you can earn money for blogging, this is only once you’ve established your readership and gained a suitable amount of online traction. 


MAKE-UP ARTIST. 


Working as a make-up artist is another excellent career choice for beauty lovers. Again, you’ll need to complete some training ahead of time to ensure you are fully qualified and prepared for the industry, but once you’ve obtained these qualifications, there are many different avenues to pursue. For example, you may want to focus on a specialty, such as bridal or special occasion make-up, or even pursue work in the film and TV industry by working with special effects make-up.


Either way, this is the perfect opportunity to turn your love of beauty and the hours you’ve spent in front of the mirror perfecting your smokey eye into a profitable and fulfilling career! 





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Buying Used Cars


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When it comes to looking for a car, there are so many different options. Every single person is different and we all have different situations. You have to make sure you stick to a budget and do things that align with your goals. Buying a car through Edmunds or elsewhere is a big responsibility and you have to make sure you pick the right thing. There have been many instances in the past in which people have immediately regretted the purchase due to the lack of oversight. Fortunately, picking the right car doesn’t have to be too difficult and it’s just a case of taking a few fundamental things into account. 


In this post, we are going to be talking about used cars and how they can be extremely beneficial for somebody looking for a new ride. When you initially think of a used car, typically think of something that isn’t exactly the most fancy thing in the world. This couldn’t be further from the truth, however, because used cars can be just as valuable. For now, here are a few benefits of going through with this kind of idea: 


Depreciation Awareness And Cost-Efficiency 


It sounds like a very boring topic and something that you probably don’t want to deal with in the present, but you do have to think about the resale value. A car may depreciate in terms of its value and its functionality very quickly if you’re not careful. Getting a used car is something that can help you with this. Of course, it may drop off sooner than some new cars, but you’ll know exactly what you’ll be getting for it and how reliable it has been in the past. 


More Extensive Model And A Larger Array 


If you only look at new cars, you will only be able to see so much. There are more used cars around and this gives you more of an array of options. The kind of car you are looking for may not be available if you are exclusively looking for newer models. A used car will obviously have been around for a lot longer, but it might be the one you were looking for. You shouldn’t ever close off the idea of getting a used car. You can head to sites like edmunds and get all kinds of amazing deals on pre-owned vehicles. This kind of thing is a very good idea as there is a wide range of options for you. 


You’ll Get To See The History And Reliability


Of course, there may be a few details that you are being kept in the dark about, but you’ll get to see what the car has been through and what it can typically handle. This is because the car has quite literally been on the road and displayed what it is capable of. Somebody will have used it extensively in the past and viewed it as a reliable transportation source. This should tell you enough about how good it is and how well it will operate for you. 


Lower Insurance And More Sustainable Choices


A used car may not typically seem like a more sustainable choice, there are so many ways in which it is so. In terms of insurance, your premium will not be through the roof like it would with a new car. This has to be taken into account because insurance premiums can really sting you if you’re not careful. A lot of people pay them - thinking that they aren’t that much of a big deal -  when they could’ve done so much better themselves elsewhere. 



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Friday, November 10, 2023

Freelance Business

I have spent my whole career working for a non-profit. I will likely spend many more years there. It is a great job and a great company. I have never created a formal business, but I have from time to time done some freelance or private work to make a little extra money. 

Having a freelance career can be really rewarding and even exciting at times, and one of those times is when you are actually in the position of being able to grow it into a fully-fledged business. If you are indeed keen to grow your freelance business in this way, then there are a few things that you might need to know in order to make a success of it. As long as you are aware of these, you should find that it is a lot easier to make it work for you, so let’s take a look right





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Hiring Help


For one thing, you might find that you get to appoint where you actually need to have someone helping you. If you think that this might be the case, then you are going to need to learn how to hire people, and what to do to make this work for you and your business as well as possible. In particular, it is going to be important for you to know what you are looking for in an employee, so that you can start to really find the right people, and then you need to develop a recruitment process that is going to work.



Setting Up Online


You may well be thinking about getting set up online too, and if so then this is something that you are going to need to think about in order to ensure you can do it right. Setting up online means having a website that people can come to, and through which you can hopefully do the bulk of your business. You should look into using online payment processing services from this website and make sure that you are trying to get your site promoted as well. If you do all that, you should find it really helps.


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Having A Plan


It’s also really important that you have some kind of plan about where you intend to go and how you intend to get there. This is the kind of thing that can prove very important and which is going to help you to know how you are actually going to approach your business, so it’s vital that you do this as well as you can. As a necessary part of that plan, you should make sure that you have a particular vision of what you want to ultimately achieve, so certainly make sure that you are doing that too.



Take It Easy


That being said, it is very common for people to rush into this sort of thing, and the result of that is often that they end up disappointed or stressed out. You should instead try to remember the importance of keeping it slow and taking it fairly easy, because that is something that is going to help a lot with keeping on with it as best as you can. As long as you are doing that, you should find it helps a great deal.


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Monday, November 6, 2023

Recent Empties


I have been slowly working my way through my products. I haven’t been trying as many new things lately. I have mostly been trying to use up what I have and only buy more when I run out. A few of these are tried and true products and some are newer. 
With the recent lawsuit involving aerosol dry shampoo I am looking to eliminate some of my old favorite brands. The plan is to use up what I have and replace them with cleaner options. 
Kate Somerville cleanser-I got this in my FabFitFun box. I liked it fine but not enough to switch permanently. 
LancĂ´me cleanser-My face didn’t really love this cleanser. It is not harsh, but it felt a little harsh on my face. I didn’t care for the smell either. 
Kristin Ess dry shampoo-I have used this line quite a few times and liked it. I know there are some cleaner options so I will probably look into those. 
Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak dry shampoo-I didn’t really love this and will not buy it again. 
Equate dry shampoo-This was fine, but I am going to switch to cleaner brands. 
Batiste dry shampoo-I have used and liked this brand a lot. I don’t plan to buy it again right now. 
Bath and Body Works body spray-I like to keep a spray on hand for before or after the gym or on days when I am only going to the grocery store. 
Tarte lights camera lashes mascara-This is a favorite mascara and one I will buy again and again. 
Just Ingredients serum-I love this serum. I buy the vanilla mint scent and it smells so good. It feels great on my face, and I love how clean it is. 
Ouai scalp and body scrub-With all of the products I use, it is really nice to use a scalp scrub. I have also tried the clarifying shampoo. This has so much grit and texture. I will probably buy the shampoo again in the future. 

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