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My safer skincare routine for anti-aging and acne-prone skin

Safer Skincare for Anti-Aging and Acne-Prone Skin | Diane Sanfilippo

I promised I’d tell you which safer skincare for anti-aging and acne-prone skin products I’m using, so here you go! Let me preface this by saying that I change up my products fairly often as I like to see what benefits I can get from new items while also not causing breakouts! If you have acne-prone skin at all, it can …

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Stop holding yourself back (a little tough love)

Stop holding yourself back. #DIANEDIRECT | Diane Sanfilippo

I’ve heard from many of you recently that you’re stopped in your tracks, afraid to share something you feel passionate about with the world. Or unsure of how to start. Or simply worried what people will say… Don’t wait to serve the world with your gifts until you (or your work) appear in a way that some people deem acceptable. …

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Massive Accountability

MASSIVE ACCOUNTABILITY #dianedirect

“People Are Hard to Hate Close Up. Move In.” -Brene Brown (From her newest book, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone, whose wisdom and insights and research are life-changing. And whose voice is quite soothing, if you’re an Audible-type like I am!) THIS. I don’t know if this is true abroad, but …

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The Magic of Saying No

The magic of saying no | Diane Sanfilippo

Who else is saying *NO* more?   What happens when we say “no” to people, activities, and even to ourselves? It’s usually the most honest answer you can give, yet somehow, it’s the absolute hardest. Allow me to release you from the turmoil that comes from this in-between state you may be in right now… saying no to something, someone, or …

How to join me on Facebook LIVE!

How to join me LIVE on Facebook | Diane Sanfilippo

This is exciting news! Facebook LIVE video has improved dramatically over the past several months. I’m going live at least once a week to chat with you all about important topics and answer questions. I’ll settle into regular times soon, but for now, I’ll send you a notification to tune in about an hour before I broadcast. How to get the Facebook LIVE …

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Beautycounter: safer skincare & cosmetics

Beautycounter skincare & cosmetics

When my friend and Balanced Bites Podcast partner Liz Wolfe tells me to try something, I try it. Liz is an expert when it comes to natural, safe skincare. She has helped me (and thousands of others) with tons of skin questions over the years. She’s all about ditching ingredients that have a high toxicity factor or high potential for …

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5 Tips for Better iPhone Food Photography

5 Tips for Better iPhone Food Photography | Diane Sanfilippo

These tips, while written with shooting from your iPhone or other smart phone as the primary inspiration, will also apply to shooting food photos with a DSLR. In that case, your adjustments will happen in a program like LightRoom, CaptureOne, or Photoshop. iPhone food photos can be amazing, and, in many cases, you can take food photos with your iPhone that …