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    #Olay28Day Challenge

    #Olay28Day Skin care challenge routine for women of color beauty maintenance reduce dark spots and uneven skin tone brightening mask

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.

    Hey y’all! I hope everyone has had a lovely week. I am so excited to finally have finished #Olay28Day Challenge! With the seasons changing, I was in need of a new skincare routine, and this challenge was perfect for me. Something that I tend to struggle with having combination skin is that some moisturizing products are too greasy and some matte solutions are too dry. See my problem here? But, before I indulge all the challenge results, let me tell you what I was looking for before starting.

    1. Clearer complexion – glowing skin
    2. Less dry spots/dry skin on my face – hydrated skin
    3. Lightening of dark mark/scars – radiant skin

    Pretty simple, right?! All of these above “wants” are common amongst women of color, that’s what I am so excited that Olay has skin care items specifically for women of color and the special needs of their skin. I honestly was looking to gain a fresh face, how did I get started? Here’s the breakdown:

    1. Morning and night cleanse with the Olay Luminous Micellar water
    2. Morning and night, apply a thin layer of Olay Luminous Miracle Boost Concentrate
    3. Morning, apply a thin layer of Olay Luminous Hydrating Lotion 
    4. Night, apply a thick layer of Olay Luminous Overnight Mask

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    So, what’s my verdict? L O V E, love it. The main results I saw from the #Olay28Day Challenge was lightening of dark spots and scars. Also, my skin was much smoother, particularly from using the Overnight Mask. If you have oily skin, I suggest using a thin layer of the Overnight Mask to avoid making your skin more greasy. I also suggest using 3-4 drops of the Miracle Boost Concentrate because that product in particular is for fading dark spots and uneven skin tones. Below, is a midpoint and an ending.

    Odom Farm Inc #Olay28Day Skin care challenge routine for women of color beauty maintenance reduce dark spots and uneven skin tone brightening mask

    Overall, I found the #Olay28Day challenge to be beneficial and sensitive to my skin needs. In case you skipped straight to the bottom, here’s a brief overview.

    • Perfect for cleansing and getting rid of excess oil
    • Fades dark spots and scars
    • HYDRATES skin
    • Light day lotion to freshen skin

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    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.

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    Energize Your Busy Pup #RecipesWithPurpose

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RecipesWithPurpose #CollectiveBias

    Nature's Recipe Dog Food Treats

    Hey y’all! Happy Thursday 🙂 I am so excited to share a fun snack tutorial on how I Fuel The Wag for my pup with Nature’s Recipe! With my busy schedule, my (almost) 3-year old pup stays just as busy and it is so important to me to keep his energy up during the day, so he can get good sleep at night.

    For this tutorial you’ll need:

    • Nature’s Recipe Dry Dog Food from Food Lion. You can find Nature’s Recipe in the dry dog food aisle.
    • Apple sauce
    • Pumpkin puree
    • Muffin pan
    • Oil spray
    • 15 minutes of prep time, 45 minutes to freeze and 5 minutes to plate then serve

    So, let’s get started!

    1. Start with 2-cups of Nature’s Recipe Dry Dog Food from Food Lion
    2. Add 1 cup of apple sauce
    3. Add a half can of pumpkin puree
    4. Mix all ingredients together so that the dry dog food is coated with apple sauce and pumpkin puree
    5. Use a coating spray to coat your muffin pan
    6. Fill the muffin pan with your mixture about 3/4 of the way
    7. Top off each with a thick layer of pumpkin puree so that the top of each muffin pan is smooth
    8. Pop in the freezer for 45 minutes
    9. Take you pup on a long walk or playtime with the neighbor’s pup
    10. Take the muffin pan out of the freezer and plate the treats to display

    Pretty simple, right? Here are some other tips

    • To store, add treats to a freezer safe sandwich bag and store in the freezer
    • If you want the entire treat to look smooth all around, coat your muffin pan with pumpkin puree on the bottom and sides

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    My pup is OBSESSED with these treats and I love how they keep him energized all throughout the date. Nature’s Recipe, that can be purchased from Food Lion, is a great choice to Fuel the Wag of your pup. Their dog food includes high quality ingredients, Natural Recipes with added vitamins and minerals, no corn or wheat and you can buy Grain-Free options. I am so happy that Nature’s Recipe Dry Dog Food is now being sold in mass grocery stores, such as Food Lion, since it was previously only sold in specialty stores. This change makes it easy for me to grad a bag at my local Food Lion at any time.

    Are you interested in trying out Nature’s Recipe? Use this Checkout51 offer to get $3 back when you purchase any one Nature’s Recipe product: Here. Want to learn about Nature’s Recipe? Click HERE for more information. Let me know in the comments how you Fuel the Wag of your dog <3 – xo, Azanique

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    Life Update: Quitting Jobs

    Odom Farm Inc

    Happy Monday, y’all! Well, I’ve been hinting at this for a few days but ICYMI: I quit my job. In my perfect world, I would love to say that I quit to pursue blogging full-time, but that’s not the case. However, I am actually excited to share a little bit about this that I have been keeping on the low for some time plus, some tips I would have gotten during college.

    So, a little back story: I recently graduated with a dual-bachelor’s degree, concentrations in two subjects and a crap ton of student organizations, volunteer commitments and other things that made my first resume insanely long (It was amazing to cut off a ton of extra lines of information for a sleek one-page resume for job hunting this time around). It was such a great relief to finally be done + have a job waiting for me as soon as I graduated. I was thrilled at the thought because unlike many of my friends, I was so blessed to not have a hard time hunting for jobs and securing interviews. Looking back, I realize that I was on a “high” sort of and missed many things that were a reflection of what my experiences would soon be. So the first think I wish I heard is to trust your gut. You know when you’re about to make a decision that your parents would not be proud of and you feel it in the pit of your stomach because you know it is dangerous or harmful or just not your best judgement? Trust that. For me, looking back, I know that I felt that I hadn’t made a full, honest and complete decision but I had entirely too much pride to say that I made a mistake.

    My second bit would be to fully read and understand your job description. This sounds S O simple, but honestly, I feel like a lot of people miss it. No matter if you currently looking or will be soon, I strongly advise you to ask as many questions as you can about the day-to-day job responsibilities or job title or anything else that is causing you confusion. My favorite thing during an interview to inquire about is the “other duties as assigned” bit. This phrase is ALWAYS a net for tons of other duties that could either be exciting or challenging or new or boring or difficult, but you will never know until you ask. I  ask how much time would be spent in each sub category of the job. Example: Lets say your main three job descriptions include handling digital + print communications; event planning and supervision of volunteers. If you know deep down that event planning is something you struggle with or need more help/training on, it may be helpful to ask how much of time will be dedicated to that so you know in advance and can seek out the proper resources or help when needed. Learning that your job will be 40% of doing something you don’t think is a talent of yours will either pull you closer to the opportunity of turn you away completely. Both are okay.

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