How To Turn Your Personal Limitations Into A Money Making Business

Starting a business is like stepping on a tightrope, while at the same time you’re just hoping you wouldn’t collapse. This might sound nerve racking, but if you don’t know what to expect, how will create a strategy to crossing the tightrope safely? This is the goal folks! For the past four years, small businesses have kept our economy afloat. Least we forget that some of the household designer names we love so much were once small businesses too. On my blog, I usually talk about health tips, food, fashion suggestions, and other subjects; however, I like to think we all have different sides to us, so let’s combine everything that makes us retweet, snapchat, and share to develop strategies to grow our own brands.

 

Honestly, most of the products I feature were created from small businesses, who offer priceless keepsake items that you can wear year round. Every girl has their favorite boutique, but my favorite place to expand my jewelry collection and stay on a budget is Etsy!!!! I have seen so many skin care products and wore some of the cuties jewelry pieces that you wouldn’t find in your typical department store right from Etsy. Other than the glitz and glamour, I learned the true secret of “How To Turn Your Personal Limitations Into A Money Making Business.” The secret ingredient to a successful e-commerce business is drive and having a passion to fulfill a need.

 

If you look at the history of businesses, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerburg were all entrepreneurs. They started from the bottom, and I’m pretty sure they had to use every criticism, and negative fan fair to fuel their passion to making the lives of many people easier and bringing families together through the World Wide Web. You never know who will be the next major entrepreneur, so if you see potential in someone, nurture them and encourage their ideas. The gift of a friend is everlasting, so search and search until you find that diamond in the rough.

 

Fire Polish Sparkle Rosary: (Curlee Birdees)

 

 

Stay tuned for a SURPRISE Giveaway!!

 

 

Here is my presentation for Curlee Birdees:

 

 

The Magic Behind Curlee Birdees:

“I learned to make rosaries in high school for a play we were putting on and continued to make them while I was in the military. Now I make them to help relax and deal with my PTSD and seizures related to my time in service. It’s a coping skill I’ve developed over time, and if making rosaries can help me in my daily life, I thought someone may want one to help in their own lives. Feel free to message me any questions!

As the years have gone by since opening my little shop, I’ve learned new skills and crafts I now use as coping mechanisms. As I learn and create new things, they will start showing up in the shop. The latest updates include my rosaries, vinyl designs, and crochet. I’ll also offer some craft supplies that I haven’t used as well.”-Casey Curlee

 

This is her story and the story of many individuals suffering from PTSD. Casey didn’t let her personal limitations get in the way of her, instead, she creates jewelry pieces to bring joy to many consumers, including myself.

 

To Purchase more her jewelry designs:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CurleeBirdees

Spread your wings like a Butterfly, and flutter through the sky.

 

XoXo,

Danna

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Everyday is Mothers Day Gift Ideas: Gemsicles & Pearls

The tour still continues and now that we’ve gotten the beauty preparations out of the way, it’s time to move down the fashion lane. What if you were to combine your birthstone with crystals? Or, what if you had an old family heirloom that you wanted to rock on your wedding day? The two ladies that I know can make anything into your most memorable gift, is located in the great blue seas of gemsicles. The creators of Gemsicles Kim and Abby incorporate flowers, nature, crystals, gemstones and all things sparkly and pretty in our pieces.

 

Here is a glimpse of my White Opal Earrings:

Swarovski® Crystal Rhinestones: 8mm White Opal chaton crystals
Size: 1-1/8 inch long

Plating: Gold

The earrings is light weight and dainty for the most sophisticated moments and when you the inner boss in you has to shine. Gemsicles prides themselves in making memorable and timeless pieces that will not only make the coronations in your life magical, but will leave your heart full of everlasting joy.

The perfect hair accessory a freshwater pearl inside a limpet shell, holds any hair in place without taking away from your natural beauty.

 

Here is a video showing off my exciting spring day, while I rock my Gemsicles earrings and hair accessory:

To purchase more of these products from their “Crystal Statement Pieces” using the coupon code GEM10 to save 10%! visit:https://www.etsy.com/shop/Gemsicles to see and purchase beauty staple pieces for the spring and summer.

 

XoXo,

Danna

The Weekly True Vivant Fashion Catelog!

Welcome back to our weekly fashion catalog! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, but dust off the sleepy spell and let’s get online shopping. As always, I like to bring you high-end products that is exclusive and on trend with this seasons color patterns. The clothing that’s featured is designed  by Majorelle. Here we go!!!!!

 

 

First on our list, the….

MAJORELLE MAXI DRESS IN IVORY

 
Available Colors: Ivory
Available Sizes: US 4 ,US 6
DETAILSMaxi dress by Majorelle, Semi-sheer embroidered lace, Mini-length lining, Plunge neckline, Side zip fastening, Button-keyhole back detail, Maxi length, Regular fit – true to size, Hand wash, 60% Cotton, 40% Nylon, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS and is 174cm/5’8.5 tall. ABOUT MAJORELLE It’s not just its name that Majorelle takes from Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Yves Saint Laurent and his muses, who spent time there during the 1970s, are also major sources of inspiration. Expect boho jumpsuits, blouses and maxi dresses in the ‘ Majorelle ‘ Pantone, which is inspired by the gardens and the signature color of the brand.

Shop now https://api.shopstyle.com

 

 

MAJORELLE ATLAS BLISS DRESS

 
Available Colors: Multicolor
Available Sizes: XS ,S
DETAILSDark floral printed dress featuring billowy sleeves and ruffled plunging neckline perfect for the holidays.

Get Now! https://api.shopstyle.com

 

MAJORELLE RUM RUNNER TOP IN BLUE STRIPE

 Maybe for Coachella?
Available Colors: Blue stripe
Available Sizes: US 8 ,US 4 ,US 10 ,US 12 ,US 6
DETAILSTop by Majorelle, Soft-touch woven fabric, Plunge neckline, Tie front, Wide-cut long sleeves, Shirred stretch back, Regular fit – true to size, Machine wash, 100% Cotton, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS. ABOUT MAJORELLE It’s not just its name that Majorelle takes from Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Yves Saint Laurent and his muses, who spent time there during the 1970s, are also major sources of inspiration. Expect boho jumpsuits, blouses and maxi dresses in the ‘ Majorelle ‘ Pantone, which is inspired by the gardens and the signature color of the brand.

Get Now: https://api.shopstyle.com

 

MAJORELLE OPULENCE MAXI DRESS

 
Available Colors: Rose floral
Available Sizes: US 10
DETAILSMaxi dress by Majorelle, Soft-touch chiffon, Silky-feel lining, Plunge neckline, Floral print, Zip back fastening with lace-up detail, Regular fit – true to size, Hand wash, 100% Polyester, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS and is 174cm/5’8.5 tall. ABOUT MAJORELLE It’s not just its name that Majorelle takes from Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Yves Saint Laurent and his muses, who spent time there during the 1970s, are also major sources of inspiration. Expect boho jumpsuits, blouses and maxi dresses in the ‘ Majorelle ‘ Pantone, which is inspired by the gardens and the signature color of the brand.

Shop Now: https://api.shopstyle.com

MAJORELLE GALLUP DRESS IN RED

Available Colors: Red
Available Sizes: US 6 ,US 4 ,US 10 ,US 12 ,US 8
DETAILSDress by Majorelle, Soft woven fabric, Chiffon lining, Plunge neckline, Side zip fastening, Open back with lace-up detail, Regular fit – true to size, Hand wash, 100% Rayon, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS and is 174cm/5’8.5 tall. ABOUT MAJORELLE It’s not just its name that Majorelle takes from Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Yves Saint Laurent and his muses, who spent time there during the 1970s, are also major sources of inspiration. Expect boho jumpsuits, blouses and maxi dresses in the ‘ Majorelle ‘ Pantone, which is inspired by the gardens and the signature color of the brand.

Shop Now: https://api.shopstyle.com

 

 

MAJORELLE HOUT BAY BLOUSE

 
Available Colors: Rose floral
Available Sizes: US 6 ,US 4
DETAILSBlouse by Majorelle, Soft touch, semi-sheer chiffon, V neckline, Button placket, Ruffle trim, Blouson sleeves, Regular fit – true to size, Hand wash, 100% Polyester, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS, Bra is not included. ABOUT MAJORELLE It’s not just its name that Majorelle takes from Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Yves Saint Laurent and his muses, who spent time there during the 1970s, are also major sources of inspiration. Expect boho jumpsuits, blouses and maxi dresses in the ‘ Majorelle ‘ Pantone, which is inspired by the gardens and the signature color of the brand.

 

Get Now:https://api.shopstyle.com

 

 

Simple and Clean!

 

MAJORELLE DAISY DRESS IN IVORY

 
Available Colors: Ivory
Available Sizes: US 12
DETAILSDress by Majorelle, Super-soft-touch knit, Fluffy finish, Round neck, Short sleeves, Regular fit – true to size, Machine wash, 75% Acrylic, 25% Nylon, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS and is 174cm/5’8.5 tall. ABOUT MAJORELLE It’s not just its name that Majorelle takes from Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Yves Saint Laurent and his muses, who spent time there during the 1970s, are also major sources of inspiration. Expect boho jumpsuits, blouses and maxi dresses in the ‘ Majorelle ‘ Pantone, which is inspired by the gardens and the signature color of the brand.

Shop Now: https://api.shopstyle.com

 

 

MAJORELLE EMBROIDERED LACE GROVE DRESS

 
Available Colors: Ivory
Available Sizes: US 12 ,US 8 ,US 10 ,US 6 ,US 4
DETAILSDress by Majorelle, Lined semi-sheer lace, Woven inserts, Square neck, Embroidered panel to front, Flared sleeves, Regular fit – true to size, Hand wash, 100% Silk, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS and is 178cm/5’10 tall. ABOUT MAJORELLE It’s not just its name that Majorelle takes from Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Yves Saint Laurent and his muses, who spent time there during the 1970s, are also major sources of inspiration. Expect boho jumpsuits, blouses and maxi dresses in the ‘ Majorelle ‘ Pantone, which is inspired by the gardens and the signature color of the brand.

Dress for Spring: https://api.shopstyle.com

 

 

MAJORELLE HAVANA ROMPER

 
Available Colors: Mint
Available Sizes: US 6
DETAILSRomper by Majorelle, Lined chiffon, Plunge neckline, Wrap front, Tie waist, Broderie anglaise design, Regular fit – true to size, Hand wash, 100% Polyester, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS and is 174cm/5’8.5 tall. ABOUT MAJORELLE It’s not just its name that Majorelle takes from Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Yves Saint Laurent and his muses, who spent time there during the 1970s, are also major sources of inspiration. Expect boho jumpsuits, blouses and maxi dresses in the ‘ Majorelle ‘ Pantone, which is inspired by the gardens and the signature color of the brand.

Get Now: https://api.shopstyle.com

 

 

The Phoenix moment:

MAJORELLE ZUNI DRESS IN AZTEC PRINT

 
Available Colors: Aztec Print
Available Sizes: S
DETAILSAztec Print

Shop Now: https://api.shopstyle.com

 

 

The Good old Days

 

MADEWELL SKINNY OVERALLS

 
Available Colors: Ricky Wash
Available Sizes: XS ,L
DETAILSUndone cuffs add a deconstructed touch to these skinny Madewell overalls. Exposed side zip. Slant hip pockets and patch back pockets. Adjustable shoulder straps.

  • Fabric: Stretch denim.
  • 92% cotton/6% polyester/2% elastane.
  • Wash cold.
  • Imported, China.
  • Measurements
  • Inseam: 26.75in / 68cm
  • Leg opening: 12.5in / 32cm
  • Measurements from size S

Get Now:https://api.shopstyle.com

 

Across the pond:

 

ELEVENPARIS BASIC DRESS

 
Available Colors: White/Navy
Available Sizes: XS ,S ,M ,L
DETAILSSlim stripes detail a soft jersey ElevenParis dress, styled in a casual, curve-hugging silhouette. A gathered elastic side panel throws flattering ruching across the waist. 3/4 sleeves. Unlined.

  • Fabric: Jersey.
  • 92% viscose/8% spandex.
  • Wash cold.
  • Imported, China.
  • MEASUREMENTS
  • Length: 39in / 99cm, from shoulder

Shop Now:https://api.shopstyle.com

 

I hope you enjoyed this weeks fashion catalog? If you have any fashion recommendations, please let me know and your wish will be fulfilled.

 

Make this week pop!

 

 

XoXo,

Danna

Have a Wonderful Week!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend here at True Vivant? Before you step into a new week full of uncertainty, I would like you to take these words with you.

“The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.”- Frederick Douglass

Love always your friend at True Vivant and God bless.

XoXo,

Danna!

Jewelry for any Occasion & on a Budget!

Well, it looks like winter isn’t over. No matter how much I wish upon the brightest star in the sky, you just control the weather. Thankfully, we have other plans to keep the cabin fever away. Here at True Vivant we like to travel, since this is not  always feasible  let’s just travel virtually. How does that sound? Ok, let’s start the engine and get this plane off the ground.

As we waltz into a new week, I find that proper reflection is in order. For the passed few weeks, I have been talking about fashion and home decor products on a budget.  I know that sometime budgeting may seem like your settling for less, but this misconception stops here! You shouldn’t have to settle and thanks to the many esty merchandise owners, we can get the products we all love. P.S. all of the items are one of a kind, so that  makes you exclusive.

 

The first product in our series comes all the way from Jerusalem. No you can’t eat this product, but you can wear it. Thanks to Zahara Mandala you are getting an exclusive look at the perfect necklace that you can wear year round. Of course, during the spring and summer time we tend to switch costume jewelry like drinking water, but not this time. The Magen David and Blue Swarovski Crystal Necklace is symbolic and offers clarity.

 

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In the Jewish culture, the Star of David means Shield of David” with the hexagram shape dates to the 17th century. The term “Shield of David” is also used in the Siddur (Jewish prayer book) as a title of the God of Israel. Wearing jewelry is more meaningful than we think, in fact, the colors we wear reflects ours emotions. Different colors have meaning and the story behind them is important  to know. In the center of the necklace has a blue crystal, which  symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.  The mystery lies within and only know the secret.

 

 

The Material of the Necklace:

* Made of: Silver plated chain, Tibetan silver Magen David charm beaten design square, combined with a bell & blue Swarovski crystal.
* Size of pendant: 1`.5″ (4 cm) by 1″ (2.5 cm). Max thickness 6 mm.
Chain size: 20″ (51 cm) long, thickness 2 mm.

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Here is my video review talking about the necklace and to give a closer look:

 
To purchase more of these products visit : https://www.etsy.com/shop/ZaharaMandala Don’t just celebrate the Holy season once a year, everyday is Easter because we’re alive and well.

 

XoXo,

Danna