Sol Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter Review

by Laura Kronen on June 16, 2017

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I am one of those people that are addicted to lip balm.  I can’t go without it.  Like ever.  So when the infamous Bum Bum Cream manufacturer, Sol Janeiro, came out with a lip balm called Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter I had to give it a try.  And right after I did, I went and bought a stockpile of them.  My lips were so soft and the hint of Brazilian carmel scent was incredibly intoxicating.

Powered by a blend of extraordinarily nourishing cupuaçu butter, antioxidant powerhouse açaí, and super-conditioning coconut oil, it leaves lips with a dewy sheen that intensifies your natural lip color. This is one exception where hoarding is encouraged.  $18 Sephora

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Happy Mother’s Day 2017

by Laura Kronen on May 13, 2017

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There is something about being a mother that you can’t quite put into words.  Before having my two boys, I thought that I loved intensely, but that was nothing compared to the love I now have for my children. This otherworldly love transcends all past experiences in my life. I feel the need to fiercely protect my children and constantly surround them with love, light and joy. They will always come first no matter how much work I have, how busy I am or how sick I feel.

I need a word greater than “love” to describe how I feel.  Somehow the word doesn’t have enough meaning when used in the context of my sweet boys.  I love chocolate chip cookies and tennis too. See?

Sometimes I hug my boys so tight that I am afraid I might break their ribs. Sometimes I stare at them for minutes at a time and prompt them to ask, “What’s wrong with you mommy?” Sometimes I look through old pictures and start crying, marveling at how beautiful they are and how they have grown over the years. Where does this energy come from?  I’d have to ask my mom for an answer to that because I have no idea.  I don’t think she would either.  Her children are all grown, married and with children of their own, but yet she will drop everything in a heart beat to help every one of us.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the phenomenal moms out there – the ones who constantly show their love and devotion to their children and are a never ending source of comfort, happiness and support.  You are shaping the future of the world.  Motherhood has the single greatest potential on human life.  That is an enormous responsibility.  I’m especially sending love, thanks and adoration to my beautiful mom, my shining example of what being a selfless, extraordinary mom is all about.

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A 3-D Approach to Skincare — Jan Marini Hyla3D HA Activating Complex Review

May 8, 2017

There was something different about my skin and I wasn’t the only one noticing. I actually think I am starting to age in reverse.  Is the fountain of youth in the coconut water I’ve been drinking so much of, or could it be Jan Marini’s Hyla 3D HA Activating Complex that I have been using […]

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Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy Boosting Face Mask Review

May 3, 2017

Don’t be jelly. Even though the Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy Boosting Face Mask by Fresh has the consistency of it.  And sort of smells like a sweet marmalade.  And after only just one use, my skin was positively g l o w i n g. No worries, this mask isn’t sticky like jam.  Instead this citrusy concoction goes on smooth […]

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An Eye Cream that Does Everything – Algenist Eye Renewal Balm

April 24, 2017

There are some eye creams for dehydration.  There are some for fine lines. There are some for puffiness. There are some for dark circles.  But why do I need four different eye treatments?  Why can’t I have it all?  I deserve it! Keep seeking and you shall eventually find. It’s my motto for life and for skincare. […]

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8 Things to Do to Get Fit Quick

April 20, 2017

Summer is almost here.  Do you want to be fit?  Look good in that new bathing suit?  Feel confident strutting in shorts?  Who doesn’t? The truth is, it’s not that hard. All it takes is commitment to yourself.  Just follow these eight super simple tips to get fit and fabulous. 1. Eat healthy.  You do not have […]

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75 Non-Resolution Resolutions You Can Make for 2017

December 31, 2016

Welcome to 2017. While 45 percent of Americans set New Year’s resolutions, only 8 percent are successful at sticking to them. What are you going to do to make this year your best yet? And no, we’re not talking about unrealistic (yet well-intentioned) promises to yourself such as going to the gym every single day, stopping cursing, […]

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New Year, Better You. Happy 2017!

December 27, 2016

Every new day is an opportunity to become a better you, but the start of a New Year, especially, brings life changing resolutions to many. While I’m not a big proponent of resolutions, I do love goals.  By setting more realistic goals for yourself and not limiting yourself to a once-a-year, do-or-die, all-out assault (i.e resolution) […]

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Happy Thanksgiving 2016! What are YOU grateful for?

November 22, 2016

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and […]

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Laura Kronen Featured on Cover of Health Monitor’s DIABETES Magazine

September 15, 2016

  The Fall 2016 issue of Health Monitor’s DIABETES Magazine features Be You Only Better’s founder and CEO Laura Kronen.  Not only is Laura Kronen a lifecoach, author, advocate for diabetes, and a Type 1 diabetic herself, but she is also this month’s cover girl. The featured story focuses on how a diabetes diagnosis led […]

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Look at my Bum Bum (Cream)

August 11, 2016

It firms.  It tightens.  It smells like heaven in a jar.  And it is now on my list of “can’t live without products” and you’ll never forget its name: Bum Bum Cream. Inspired by those Brazilian beach babes sexy looks and ability to bare it all on the beach, this cream contains the Brazilian secret to getting […]

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Do You Wish Your Life Was Easier?

July 25, 2016

Do you struggle all the time? Do you wish things were easier? Is life hard for you?  Well, guess what?  You are not the only one. Everyone feels that way at one point or another.  Even those people that you think “have it all.” Do you believe if you were just skinnier, richer, more popular, […]

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