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Dear Friend,Recent events in our nation triggered by decades of racism and oppression have been weighing heavy in my heart.  As a person of color and a woman, I have experienced much discrimination and racial challenges throughout my life.  I've kept my head down, kept my mouth closed and swallowed the humiliation, sadness and pain brought on by racial and gender discrimination.  The fear of losing one's job when a family depends solely on you, when you have no where else to go, when you can't find another way, can paralyze you from taking action and speaking up..  The time for paralyzing fear must end and pursuit of racial equality and justice must continue until we see change. I recognize...
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New Products

Hola! So, I wanted to bring you some new, bold and additional staple skincare products for your current Becalia collection. For these new products, I was inspired by my mother's home town, Coyuca de Benitez, Guerrero, Mexico.  It's a very small town where everyone knows everyone. I remember traveling with my family when I was 15 and arriving at my Abuela's house at like 2 in the morning.  Well, by 7am, the entire town knew we had arrived and were stopping by to say hi. I'm pretty sure, that if visit there today, someone may not remember me by name but they'll say "oh, Oti's daughter, daughter of the late Mr. Juan, who had that store forever at the market,...
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Loving Your Skin from Within: How your outer beauty is dictated by your inner health

Have you ever heard the phrase “It’s what’s on the inside that counts?” What about, “You are what you eat?” Well, turns out that those couldn’t be truer. We can buy the most expensive treatments, skincare, and makeup that money can buy and still have chronic skin problems. It’s a frustrating problem for a lot of people, including myself! I can always tell when I haven’t been nourishing my body right because the effects can usually be seen on my skin within a few days. So, if you’re like me and you suffer from chronic skin problems, whether that is blackheads, dryness, acne, or even something as simple as dullness, and you can't figure out what the root cause is,...
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That Time I Won Free PR for 2020 - A $16,000 Value

The truth is that up until now, I have been so insecure about my business.  No, let me rephrase that.  I thought that I was insecure about my business when in fact, I was insecure about myself. 
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5 Tips to Feeling Energized in the Morning

Hey Chica! Not a morning person? I wasn't either. Mornings can be rough, especially when you have a busy week planned. That's why it's important to pay attention to what I'm about to tell you. These tips have really helped me turn my mornings around. So if you've ever wanted to be a morning person, nows your chance! 1. Establish a Routine - Starting your day off right starts with a routine. It may not seem important, but getting your body use to waking up at a certain time and performing certain tasks, can help to not only increasing your energy levels, but also maintaining them on a daily basis. 2. Get Enough Sleep - We live in a beautiful and...
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Prickly Pear Seed Oil

INSPIRATION HIGHLIGHT   Our Prickly Pear Oil was influenced by a memory of eating prickly pear fruit when I was young.  I was walking through our local farmers market when I came across prickly pear fruit and my heart sang.  You could not wipe the smile off my face and I'm pretty sure I made an embarrassingly high pitch, squeal of excitement. You don't understand.  Do you know how many people looked at me like I was crazy when I would tell them I miss eating cactus fruit?  "Here's Jaz again, talking about all the weird stuff she's eaten".  That's when I decided to create a product somehow tied to prickly pear so that I could introduce this really amazing...
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A Year In Review

I’m currently on a flight to Boston as I write this post, heading for a conference for the next couple of days.  Recently, I have been using any available free time to try to get ahead on my to-do list. Life has not been the same since I started my own business.  You hear that life is never the same after children but no one warned you about what life is truly like as an entrepreneur; much less if you have three million things on your plate. By the time you read this it will be November 19th, exactly one year since Becalia’s official online launch.  My stomach still feels in knots every time I think about everything leading to...
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