10 Motivational Quotes to Get You Through Your Day

Quotes are my absolute favorite. Seriously, obsessed is an understatement, I can’t make it through a day without reading them. From the cheesy and comedic ones that make me laugh harder than they probably should, to the wisdom of individuals who knew how to say the right thing at the right time… I soak up … Read more10 Motivational Quotes to Get You Through Your Day

Get Your Sh*t Together with this Anti-Self Help Book

Achieving New Year’s resolutions doesn’t have to be so daunting.  Sarah Knight’s novel, Get Your Sh*t Together, provides advice on how to achieve goals without overwhelming yourself. First of all, Get Your Sh*t Together is not your typical self-help book. Rather, Knight refers to her book as a “let-me-help-you-help-yourself-help book.” Knight is humorous and relatable, … Read moreGet Your Sh*t Together with this Anti-Self Help Book

Girl Boss(es) Profile: University of Iowa Women in Business

Women make up a little more than half of the student population at the University of Iowa and for them, the prospect of leaving college and entering the workforce can be frightening, due to the economic disparity that they likely will face. In Iowa, 70% of female-headed households struggle for economic security and 40% are … Read moreGirl Boss(es) Profile: University of Iowa Women in Business

An Ode to Kim Kardashian and the Women Who Dare to Show it All

Kim K—you either love her or you hate her. Either way, you can’t help but fascinate over the girl who turned a sex-tape into a $50+ million empire. If you hate her, you most likely don’t understand her. You might even think she’s a vulgar fame—whoring talentless piece of trash—shout out to an anonymous user … Read moreAn Ode to Kim Kardashian and the Women Who Dare to Show it All

What We All Can Learn from Demi Lovato’s Documentary: Simply Complicated

Celebrities are human just like us– and sadly, sometimes it takes watching them go through a traumatic experience for us to see it. I mean, we all go through shit: loss, abusive relationships, addictions, heartbreak, depression, mental illness, eating disorders. We just face it at different intervals in our lives and at different levels. For … Read moreWhat We All Can Learn from Demi Lovato’s Documentary: Simply Complicated

Editor’s Picks: 10 Natural Skincare Brands You Need to Try

During Verve’s week of natural beauty, we posted articles all about creating your own natural skincare products. Even though creating your own skincare is fun and you know exactly what ingredients go into the product, there is still that sense of pampering that comes along with using companies’ natural, cruelty free skincare and cosmetics. When we look beautiful on … Read moreEditor’s Picks: 10 Natural Skincare Brands You Need to Try

How to Make Your Own Skincare Products: Rose Water and Toner

These rose water and toner skincare recipes are the simplest and most meditative recipes we have given you so far! The scents of the skincare products will have you relaxed in no time. Seriously — it’s been proven! Rose water is refreshing and soothing to the skin, and the scent is known to calm stress. The … Read moreHow to Make Your Own Skincare Products: Rose Water and Toner

How to Make Your Own Skincare Products: Facial Scrubs

Exfoliation removes dead skin, leaving it feeling phenomenally smooth. But, the best ingredients for facial scrubs are natural ingredients. Here are 2 facial scrubs that will have you reaching for your kitchen cabinets. The recommended amount of exfoliation of the face is 2-3 times per week to avoid irritation to the skin. However, the honey & … Read moreHow to Make Your Own Skincare Products: Facial Scrubs

How to Make Your Own Skincare Products: Lip Scrub

That lipstick you wore last night may look good now, but if it’s still on your lips in the morning… things can get messy. To help you out, here are two natural lip scrub recipes that will remove any lipstick lingering by the end of the night while also removing dead skin, making your lips extraordinarily … Read moreHow to Make Your Own Skincare Products: Lip Scrub

How to Make Your Own Skincare Products: Facial Cleansers

The movement toward natural beauty has been empowering women to practice self care using natural beauty products for quite some time. Similar to many of these women, I became tired of plastic-based beauty products clogging my pores and being harsh on my skin. So, finally, I took the role of a cosmetic chemist—that is, if a cosmetic … Read moreHow to Make Your Own Skincare Products: Facial Cleansers