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Why I Got Off of Social Media

November 22, 2022

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by Angela Propes

Like most everyone else, I’ve been on social media for a number of years. First it was MySpace (oh my!), then Twitter, then Facebook, along came Pinterest, and then Instagram. I stopped at Instagram, but the social media keeps on rolling with TikTok and I’m sure countless other platforms that I’ve never even heard of.

Each one starts out as new and fun; connecting with old friends, sharing interests, music, what we had for lunch . . .

But, it’s not long before these platforms start monetizing and for those of us who run businesses it becomes apparent that the only way to get engagement is to pay for it.

I had developed a dislike of social media quite a while back but for my business I felt like I had to keep playing the game. I would post what I hoped were interesting things and hope even more that people would actually see the posts (without having to pay for it). And before I realized it, generating content for these platforms had become a full-time job in itself.

It finally dawned on me; I’m working for these platforms instead of for myself! I’m an entrepreneur running my own business, so why am I spending so much time working to generate income for Facebook or Instagram???

So, I’ve decided to get off of the social media merry-go-round. I enjoy interacting with my customers on a more personal level and feel like my newsletter is the better way to do that. I also enjoy photography and so I’ve created a page here on my website where I can share fun and (hopefully!) interesting moments.

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As a side note, I won’t bore you with statistics but in my research about running a business without social media, I came across an interesting and informative article at Entrepreneur Magazine about the dangers social media can cause to mental and physical health: 5 Dangers of Social Media

I also found in my research that companies like Lush Cosmetics have also gotten off of the social media merry-go-round. Perhaps this is becoming a new movement? Either way, I look forward to putting my efforts towards more personal connections with my customers now that I’m free from social media ❤️.

 

The Skin Benefits of Castor Oil

November 15, 2022

castor oil has many skin benefits

by Cailey George

There are several oils that can be used in skincare, one of which is castor oil. Castor oil has many great benefits and knowing what these are might help you decide if this oil is the right choice for you.

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Castor oil is made from the castor plant, also known as Ricinus Communis. India is the biggest country in castor oil productions, but it can also be grown in parts of Africa. The seeds of this plant contain a poison, but the pressing and heating pr...
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The Benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil in Skincare

November 8, 2022

what are the benefits of lemongrass essential oil

by Mary Kate

As consumers become more conscious of the ingredients that are used in their skincare, many beauty aficionados have stumbled across the various benefits of incorporating essential oils into their daily skincare routine. Essential oils are naturally occurring oils that are harvested from a variety of plants through a distillation process and tout a multitude of health and skincare benefits. However, it is important to pay attention to what essential oils are safe and recomme...
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Creating a Simplified Makeup and Skincare Routine

November 1, 2022

simplifying your makeup routine is easy

by Mary Kate

The struggle to create the perfect skincare or makeup routine can seem like a daunting task to many. Consumers are bombarded with countless makeup and skincare products that boast the ability to slow signs of aging or eliminate dark spots and scarring. The complexity of the beauty industry can overwhelm even the most experienced individuals. However, the implementation of a streamlined skincare and makeup routine enables you to feel and look your best. Creating a routine ut...
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How to Dye Fabrics Using Natural Ingredients

October 18, 2022

how to use natural ingredients to dye fabric

by Angela Propes

Clothes, towels, and other fabric items tend to fade over time; or perhaps the color of that blouse you like just isn’t quite the right shade. Using commercial dyes is an option, but think about how using those dyes causes chemicals to be washed into our water systems, as well as those chemicals being on our clothes that are then worn on our skin.

There are healthy alternatives to commercial dyes and they’re right in your refrigerator and pantry.

Some of those a...
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