Now What? Tips to Manage Your Money During the Pandemic

Thought this would be really helpful and wanted to do this video as part of my At Home Covid Series. Stay safe, informed, and well! Timestamps on questions asked below.

Sat down with Aquiles Larrea, founder and CEO of Larrea Wealth. He is an expert on wealth management and gave valuable insight on the road ahead. With our economy hit by the pandemic, Larrea advises us on what to do with our money right now.

1:28 – How do you stay focused right now?
2:10 – Advice for business owners and independent contractors moving forward?
4:02 – How do you pivot or find ways to re-strategize?
6:01 – What 3 countries should we be watching?
8:52 – What sectors should we focus on and avoid?
11:11 – Can you explain current stock market rises and falls?
13:48 – Thoughts on bitcoin?
16:34 – How do you find accurate info on bitcoin?
17:33 – What companies are you recommending to your clients right now?
21:16 – Where can we get in contact with you?
21:49 – Predictions for the rest of 2020?

This was filmed on 6/16/20, interested to look back on this video in a couple months and see where we’re at. Like & subscribe to my channel ❤️ it’s brand new & needs love!!!

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Life Rhythms – Finding Your Path ft. Julia Lee

Life Rhythms Ryan Skyy Julia Lee

Your heart has the biggest influence on what you do. Follow it. ❤️

Have you ever felt caught between a rock and a hard place? A time when you weren’t quite sure what to do, but knew the decision you made would be life changing? So many times people told me to trust my gut when I was going through it, but I didn’t quite understand what that truly meant. Learning how to have this feeling was something I recently talked to @ryanskyy & @scottlouiswaldman about on Life Rhythms.

Life Rhythms Ryan Skyy Julia Lee

Listen to our convo where I opened up about the modeling industry and my journey of extreme highs and lows. All worth the rush. And if you know how to trust your gut, then you’re doing something right.

In every episode, Ryan Skyy talks about personal growth. Ryan has been a good friend of mine and we always end up getting very deep into convo about life, so I was super excited when he asked me to be part of his show. He is so good at breaking situations down and looking at the bigger picture, probably why he is such a talented DJ and composer!

Ryan also picks a song that sings to the theme of his show and special guest. My life rhythm is Do My Thing by @estelledarlings ft. @janellemonae “If you are expecting me to give you an apology, for being nothing that you used to, well go on right ahead and wait” 🎶

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Summer Makeup Trends 2020

Regardless of what our summer is going to look like this 2020, it’s always fun to check out what makeup trends are popping up for the new season. This year it’s all about working with what you’ve got (trust me), creating natural dewy skin, and a soft blush. Eyebrows are still in, and the bigger the better. Take a look at mega makeup artist Patrick Ta’s IG account and you’ll notice a lot of HD and feathered brows. Here are some of the hottest summer make up trends that you’ll want to give a try.

Neutral Basics for Zoom Chats

If you’ve been filling your virtual weekends with cocktail hours and Zoom hangouts, then a neutral makeup combo is hands down your look of choice. You can recreate this look in minutes with a lightweight brow gel and soft natural blush. Check out this list of best brow gels. I currently use #4, the Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel. Create that fresh dewy looking skin using a light skin tint or tinted moisturizer. Apply a little mascara and you’ll be refreshed and ready to go.

Julia Lee Dewy Skin

Ethical Choices and Sustainability

One of the biggest trends this year is sustainability. As we become more aware of where our beauty products are coming from, it affects our purchasing decisions. There has been a wave of new eco-friendly makeup brands that market their products as ethically sourced and not tested on animals. Vegan and cruelly free products are two things to look for when it comes to eco-friendly. Check out this cruelty free lipstick for instance. You can look great every day while being sustainable.

Pastel Palettes 

Pastel lavender, pink and yellow are trending for eyeshadow right now, so keep a palette of these handy. Don’t know where to start? Here is a list of pastel palettes reviewed by beauty bloggers, including both matte and shimmering shades.

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Beauty Editorial for Elléments Magazine

Pucker up With Pink

For lips, it’s all about hot pink and bright watermelon colors. And if you’re not feeling the gloss, go for a smudge-free pout using setting powder or spray. These are also must-have essentials in hot weather to touch up mid-day. Pink is definitely a mood this summer, so enhance your look with a complimenting blush and pastel eye shadow. Check out Harper’s Bazaar new pink lip products for 2020

Feathered Eyebrows

Feathered eyebrows are a perfect low maintenance look for the summer. Instead of pencils or powders, opt for a light brow gel to boost your natural brow hairs. And while the salons are still closed, you could try and create HD brows at home. There are SO many tutorials online if you want to know more. 

Stick to Soft Blush 

Ok this is the part about working with what your Mama gave you. Your skin and the natural flush that comes with it is going to be your best friend this summer. Dewy skin and a light warm pink blush are what it’s all about. Apply a light couple of swipes of blush only, and create a simple natural look that’s easy to build on. Glamour magazine just reviewed the best blush powders, creams, and wands for the summer. 

Remember to make the right choice for your skin tone. Here is a list of tips on tricks on how to know which blush to go for. Work with your natural features this summer for a flawless look. You got this! ✨🔥✨

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The Verdict on Wearing Glasses?

Julia Lee Glasses for Your Face Shape

Have you tried adding trendy glasses to your look? There’s a geek-chic kind of style that everybody loves, except when you are told that you need to add a corrective lens to those frames. Say what now? It’s all fun doing the trendy eyewear with neutral lenses and those thin wire shapes, but as soon as it becomes imperative, your look seems a lot less cute. 

Why do we feel silly when we put on corrective glasses? Is it because we have to commit to wearing them and can’t just quickly throw them on as a fun accessory? How about the fact that the term “corrective glasses” just sounds so blah. The reason is the actual lens. Depending on the correction you are being prescribed, your lenses could be thick or thin. Besides, they could also transform your eyes, maximizing them, or minimizing your features into tiny dots. 

But have you heard of high-index lenses? These lenses can keep even the highest correction lenses between 5 and 8 mm, which can make a huge difference when rocking your glasses. Here are some other tips to make it work and fall in love with your eyewear:

Julia Lee Glasses for Your Face Shape Oversized Tortoise Frames
Oversized Tortoise Frames

Eyewear Comes in Many Shapes

The first thing you need to know about eyewear is that not all shapes will suit your face. You might find a small round frame a la John Lennon – or Harry Potter if we are to pick an earlier reference – appealing, but this shape works best on faces with prominent square features. If you have a round-ish face, on the other hand, this could play against you. On round faces, cat-eye frames add softness and angular features. Check out these styles at www.eyeglasses.com. Definitely do your research and know what works for your face shape.

Another thing to keep in mind is the thinness of your frame. If your eyesight needs strong correction, your lenses may be too thick for the frames, even if you use those high-index materials. 

Your Hairstyle Changes the Shape of Your Face

How you wear your hair tells the story. The way it frames your face – or not – will help bring out your glasses. Someone with naturally thin hair is likely to feel overwhelmed by an oversized round or square frame. But does it mean you can’t wear such frames? Absolutely not! You can have a selection of two to three different frames to match your hairstyle. Take an oversized pair of glasses for instance. You may want to add some volume to your hair to create a homogeneous look. And if you opt for an elegant cat-eye frame, try it with some classy, glam waves.

Get Your Makeup on Point

Does makeup matter when you’re wearing glasses? Hell yes, girl! For a start, you’d showcase your eyes rather than your glasses. Take a look at this killer makeup guideline for babes who wear glasses on www.getthegloos.com for major inspo. Try adding definition to your features with an eyeliner crayon to make your eyes pop out. Don’t be afraid of using a concealer too, as glasses can make small lines appear harsher.

So what’s the verdict? Do you still think you’ll look silly with glasses? No, but you’ll look different, which doesn’t have to be a bad thing. You can experiment with different styles if you buy a couple of frames in various shapes or colors. More importantly, glasses can bring diversity to your look. And for days when you just can’t be bothered with extra eyewear, you can still pop in a pair of daily contact lenses! 

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Ask Dr. Daignault – Covid-19 Questions Answered

Got to sit down with Dr. Daignault, an ER doctor based in LA and medical news consultant for ABC7LA. He has also been featured on Inside Edition and gives us insight on navigating into Summer 2020 amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. Check the timestamps below for topics we discussed and his recommendations for Vitamin D dosage.

1:00 – What activities are safe for us?

2:21 – Who is more at risk when leaving home?

5:58 – What’s the deal with antibody testing?

8:53 – How often should I be washing my masks?

11:01 – What’s it like in the ER?

13:59 – If I’m sick, when do I go to the ER?

15:05 – Am I at risk suddenly going out after being home 2.5 months?

17:25 – Which supplements help boost my immunity?

22:43 – Why don’t we test everyone over 60?

24:22 – Thoughts on Covid-19 moving into summer 2020?

Dr. D recommends 1000-4000 IU of vitamin D per day depending on current vitamin D level.

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