Sunday, December 31, 2017

#ProductReview - NextRelief Cooling Pain Relief

I received this product for free, in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed in his post are 100% my own! 

With a little time off from school, I got into some things that I've neglected, including doing Zumba and my version of yoga. Long story short, I wasn't ready for that life and experienced some muscle aches that left me questioning life. Now, usually I take a hot bath/shower, throw some topical pain cream on and take a few ibuprofen then call it a night. However, I just received NextRelief's Cooling Pain relief topical pain cream via Intellifluence (cool site that links you brands for sponsorship and partnerships) and decided to give it a go.

According to their site, NextRelief, "harnesses the power of arnica, aloe, tea tree oil, and more to soothe and relax your muscles and joints". I can appreciate that it's made in the USA and contains natural ingredients. A quick search, shows it contains similar ingredients that other topical pain relief products contain, so I decided to give it a go.

I had some knee pain and spread a little of the menthol scented light green cream on my knee.

  • It absorbed well and as with most pain relief creams the scent lasted for about half an hour before it was noticeable. 
  • The scent isn't overpowering.
  • It wasn't a greasy/oily mess. 
  • It didn't sting or provide that immediate cooling sensation, it was more of a gradual cooling. 
  • It provided some pain relief but I still needed to take an ibuprofen. 
  • On a pain relief scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being no relief and 5 being full relief - I would give it a 3
While I appreciate the natural ingredients, the subtle scent and absorbent texture, it doesn't provide the level of pain relief I am looking for. 

If you're interested, you can find NextRelief pain relief cream on Amazon.


Thursday, December 28, 2017

"Read Because......." - Inspiration from the Web

Reposting @rotatellc: - via @Crowdfire Read Because.... . . .

#rotatellc #socialmediamarketing #success #business #content #entrepreneur #blog #ceo #marketer #companies #incorporation #smallbusiness #consulting #marketing #irvine #goals #investment #facebook #instagram #inspiration #growth #personaldevelopment #consultants #lifehacks #advice #businessowners #hacks #newyearsresolution #newyearnewme
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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017

Pay it forward this Holiday w/Kiva's #KivaCard

Thinking about #payingitforward this holiday?

Consider a different kinda #charity where you lend money via a #kivacard to entrepreneurs like the Hekima group & others around the world, promoting #socialgood

You can find out more info ⇨here

#socialentrepreneurship  #hbtsp  #hbtkiva #holiday #donation #microlending

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Climbing that Career Mountain - 4 sites to check out!

As a Ratchet Professional, I am frequently looking for ways to improve my professional and interpersonal skills, expand my knowledge base, and basically learn new things that will make me an awesome individual. Part of that, involves networking and exploring sites that offer great advice on professional development, personal growth, and building a career (and lifestyle) you love. I appreciate the advice and suggestions of those who walked a similar path; who overcame significant obstacles; or those who were trailblazers in their fields. There’s real value in advice based on a foundation of experience.

The following sites offer a community filled with those coming up, those who are trucking right along  in phase 2 or 3 or 4 of their journey, and those who have reached the peak and want to lend a helping hand to those coming up the mountain:

Bossed Up is a community of professional and entrepreneurial women, founded by Emilie Aries. Emilie's goal was to create a place where women "can write their own come-up story with a squad of boss women supporting them every step of the way". That sounds BOMB! I've been a member for over six months and the information, resources, emails from Bossed Up has helped to improve my confidence. Each month there's a calendar of tasks and activities to help build professional and personal skills as well as inspire creativity. There's also boot camps held around the country where like minded women get together to support and empower each other while attending professional & personal development trainings. The monthly calendar of activities have been useful in helping me focus on areas where I can improve.

LEVO is a professional development community, that considers itself the "Network for Millennials in the workplace" and provides articles and "arms you with the tools to develop your talent, build connections, and stay inspired day in and day out as you grow and develop. It has a feel similar to LinkedIn and allows you to connect with like minded or similarly situated professionals. The articles have helped build my confidence especially when having to ask for a raise, some flexibility in my work, or even asking for more responsibility.

GirlBoss is a "community of strong, curious, and ambitious women redefining success on our own terms. Founded by serial entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso, GirlBoss hope to inform, entertain, and inspire action through the content and experiences we create." The newsletter offers great advice and tip weekly and there are various events the occur around the country.

TheSkimm is "a membership company that makes it easier to live a smarter life by integrating in the routines of female millennials by breaking down key topics, bringing interviews with the people you need to know, and making you smarter throughout your day on everything from tax policies to how to fold a fitted sheet". I love the daily newsletter that's delivered to my email daily, that keeps me abreast of what's happening in the world from a perspective I can appreciate (a little bit cheeky, yet honest & relate-able). It instantly gives me something to talk about during those awkward small talk sessions.

Check out the sites and tell me what you think. Know a site that offers great advice, send us an email & we'll check 'em out.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Keep Being You! - Inspiration from the Web! via @Crowdfire

Reposting @cvsfitness: - via @Crowdfire

I just wanna say that you guys got this! There’s not much time left in 2017 but that doesn’t mean it’s time to slack off! Keep pushing. Keep killing those goals. Keep being you! . . . .

#fitnessmotivation #grind #workout #workoutmotivation #fitgirl #trainhard #girlswithmuscle #fitlife #active #activewear #fitness #fitspo #fitfam #gymshark #strength #instafit #weightlossjourney #gym #weightlifting #cleaneating #cardio #squats #gymrat #mealprep #gains #fitfluential #fitnessmodel #training #eatclean #girlswholift

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Thursday, December 14, 2017


I decided it was time to #bang it out since its getting #BRICK out in these streets. Pic 1 #mac lip in cyber @maccosmetics
Pic 2 #urbandecay in rock steady
Pic 3 #urbandecay in Amulet

#AmazonInfluencer #beautifulness #theratchetprofessional #winning #lips #melanin #blogger #harlem #bossing #whoistrp #brooklyn

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Influencer Tips!

I used @CreatorCollabs and reached 2.68K new people. Join here and let's regram together. Use my link ( or the link in the bio (@CreatorCollabs).

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Gift Ideas - Apparel & Accessories

Looking for some gift ideas this holiday? Check out our curated holiday lists, updated weekly until Christmas.

This week, we present "Apparel & Accessories"

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Holiday Gift Ideas - Home Decor

Looking for some gift ideas this holiday? Check out our curated holiday lists, updated weekly until Christmas.

We planned to present Apparel & Accessories, but received a request for Home Decor (S/O Alyssa J.)

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Next week's topic: Apparel & Accessories! - FRRFR!

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