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Iconic Beauty, Ink & more!

Look Iconic. Feel Iconic.

Hi everyone! Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a mom, a girlfriend, a small business owner, an artist and a creator. I love makeup, animals, true crime, nature, and I am addicted to bettering myself.

This is my place where we can talk about permanent makeup beauty needs, products, and things that make us feel our best! As Oprah say's she has the "disease to please". Well, so do I! I love serving others and forming authentic relationships. I love what I do! Doing permeant makeup, lash services, scar camouflaging, and tattoo removals is so gratifying. Helping others feel more confident sincerely touches my heart, since I have always struggled with confidence.

 

 

 

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My First Blog Post....Liquid Collagen to the Rescue



Here it goes. My first blog post. So, I guess I want to start where I am at currently.

Where is that you may ask? I am on a journey to bettering my health. I am 41 (which I still can not believe) and the older I get the more realize they were right! You know...they, those people...the adults that told us when we were kids just how important it would be to take care of our bodies. Yes, I ignored them too. I ignored them until I realized... that I am now one of those adults! So, I first got intrigued about collagen while looking into various ways that could help our bodies heal from the inside out. Most specifically with our joints. You see my dad, also known as my best friend, needed to have knee surgery during the Pandemic and I want my dad to be on this planet with me as long as possible! So, I started looking into the benefits of collagen. And then with a couple of clicks I ordered collagen online and as soon as it arrived, I started taking it. Like most of us who start taking collagen we start out with the powdered collagen peptides kind. I thought I was doing my body the justice it deserved. Little did I know that I was mostly consuming pig parts and only absorbing about 10-15% of the actual collagen. Needless to say this was not the best collagen available for me to take. How do I know you ask? Well, my friend Carrie saw a post I made on my Instagram account promoting the marine collagen I was taking, and she was like girl, "that stuff belongs in the trash". At first, because of my stubborn Scorpio nature, I was defending it and I was skeptical about the liquid collagen she was taking. After listening to her explain the differences, and the benefits to taking the liquid Biocell collagen, I decided to do my own research, And do you know what?! She was right! I was blown away (mostly because I am a nerd who loves to learn and have tons of information on just about anything that peeks my interest). The science behind this liquid gold collagen was incredible! So, at first it was the joint health that peeked my interest for wanting to take the collagen in the first place, but I have to selfishly admit.....after learning all about the amazing benefits of collagen I was sold! I mean I am in the beauty industry, I am getting older and let's keep it real....I am vein and care about my looks. When I look good, I feel good! And for me, feeling good is where I always want to be! I learned just how important it is for us to feel good from the inside out!




I had no idea....

I had no idea that collagen was a protein? Did you? It is actually the MOST abundant protein in our bodies!

With collagen deficiencies we start to loose our youthful glow and gain lovely wrinkles. Yay...said no on ever. And I had no idea that we start loosing collagen production in our early 20's. I also learned that it actually has a ton of benefits:

  • Promotes hair and nail growth

  • Makes skin more vibrant

  • Reduces cellulite

  • Aids in stronger bones and joints

  • Boosts metabolism

  • Aids in weight loss

  • Prevents and reverses arthritis

  • And so much more!

But most importantly how does it taste?

Yeah, I was worried about the taste because as I told Carrie....my powder collagen dissolved in my coffee and it had noooooo taste. Which I loved and was super duper important to me. Plus, I am the type of person that does not like to mess up my morning routine (since actually having a morning routine was already hard enough for me to accomplish). But she reassured me that I would like the taste. She was right yet again! I ordered the liquid Biocell collagen in LIFE (they have 4 different kinds based on your dietary needs) and I was eager to try it. I really wanted to see if I would hate it or not. But I didn't! I was fruity, but mild fruity. And so easy to take! I store it in the fridge and I take 1 teaspoon in the morning and 1 teaspoon at night...easy peasy. I have been taking this liquid biocell for several months now and I have to say....I am loving it! Everyone has been complimenting me on my skin, my hair has grown and feels fuller overall, and my energy and overall well being has definitely improved! Best of all....my dad has agreed to take it! I am excited to see how it helps him!



That is all for now

Well, although I am chatty...I am new to blogging so I am done rambling about my collagen journey, for now that is. In the mean time if you would like to talk more or if you have any questions please feel free to contact me. As I mentioned in my about me...I love building authentic relationships and helping others! Also, here is my link to the collagen in case you wanted to check them out. You will also receive $10 off with my referral code! Woop Woop! Who doesn't like to save money?!

http://www.modere.com/?referralCode=402872


Ciao for now!

XOXO

Jamie









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