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5 Ways to Become a Boss Babe

Boss Babe, Girl Boss or even Beauty Boss are terms that have recently been all over the internet.  I love that we have the ability nowadays to choose a career path based off of our passions, at least in most cases.  I’ve always had a passion for beauty above all else and chased a dream that has now become Hello Gorgeous.

How to become a boss babe Avon Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to become a boss babe Avon Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to become a boss babe Avon Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to become a boss babe Avon Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to become a boss babe Avon Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to become a boss babe Avon Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

As a female entrepreneur, I love working with brands that support female empowerment.  I’ve been a fan of AVON since I was a little girl.  My mom introduced me to AVON’s Skin So Soft as a child, which is one of my earliest beauty memories.  Now AVON has so many incredible products to choose from, such as their ANEW Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Creme.  I like to use this creme on my face, neck and decollate before applying makeup.  Another awesome Avon product is their True Color Nourishing Lipstick.

One girlfriend that I’ve known forever is my former high school volleyball coach, Katy McDivitt Dietz.  She has been an AVON Representative for 14 years and here’s what she has to say about her own personal history with this amazing company:

I have been selling Avon for 14 years!  I initially came to Avon because my mom, Barbara, also sells Avon…  We are a dynamite duo!  She brought me in under her wing.  I have a team of women under me from all over the United States.  I have stayed with Avon over the years because of my love for not only the great products from eyeliner to a trendy new handbag but because you form relationships with your customers and become part of the their lives.  We are not just neighborhood Avon ladies though, I service customers from all over through my personal website.  Avon is a quality cosmetic at a consumer friendly price.

Personally, I love being aligned with a brand that has such a strong support system in place for women. Avon has been in the business for 130 years, creating opportunities for women to be able to become entrepreneurs and enabling them to go into business for themselves.  Essentially, AVON helped women become Beauty Bosses decades before that term was ever even created.

You know me, I like to look at the definition of a word I’m talking about, and sometimes even formulate my own definition.  So here’s what I found about the word, “Boss.”

Boss:  Excellent; outstanding.  A person who is a leader.

I think it’s fair to deduce that a boss babe would then be someone who inspires other with their work ethic, and outstanding work that they produce.  A boss babe is a leader.  Here are several other ways you can become a Boss Babe:

5 Ways to Become a Boss Babe:

  1. Be comfortable in your own skin.  If you’re uncomfortable with yourself, how do you expect others to also be comfortable with you?
  2. Be confident.  When you know what you are saying or doing is right, then be confident in it.  A strong leader is a confident leader.
  3. Learn time management.  Punctuality is something so important in the business world and so is effective management of your day.  You only have 24 hours in one day, just like everyone else.  Yet true Boss Babes know how to get more done in 8 hours than some of us can accomplish in a week.  Effective time management consists of proper scheduling as well as delegation.
  4. Learn the art of sincere praise.  Positive feedback will earn more respect than almost anything, but only if it’s sincere.  Learning to praise others for things you sincerely admire will not only have a positive effect on the other party, but it will open the gates of communication.
  5. Dress the part.  If you want to be taken seriously, you need to appear put together.  Putting forth effort in your appearance will only benefit you.

Are you your own boss babe?  I believe you can be a boss and not own your own company.  In my opinion, being a boss is a mindset, or maybe even a lifestyle.  It’s how you choose to present yourself both professionally and personally.  It’s how you treat others.  It’s who you are as a person.

Leave a comment below with your aspirations on becoming a Boss Babe.  And if you’ve already achieved that goal, leave some tips you’d like to share with your fellow Gorgeous Girls.

Photos by Kara Coleen Photography.

Thank you to Avon for partnering with me to create this post.

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Valentine’s Day

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’ve been sorta MIA lately.  That’s because things have been completely crazy lately (can you relate?).  Just to catch you up, here’s a quick recap/update of our craziness:  Matt wrapped season 1 of Timeless last Tuesday (one week ago today), so I spent the 4 days prior packing up our Vancouver townhouse.  Wednesday, we moved back home to LA.  Thursday we got the keys to our new home in LA.  Friday Matt started production on his new project, Pitch Perfect 3.  Saturday was moving day and every day since has been spent unpacking.

Whew!  We’ve made some major progress unpacking, but I just gotta say that moving without your spouse is no walk in the park.  We’re currently on different coasts and it’s been sad saying goodbye to our first home and hello to our new home without Matt by my side.

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Happy Valentine's Day angela lanter hello Gorgeous

Happy Valentine's Day angela lanter hello Gorgeous

Happy Valentine's Day angela lanter hello Gorgeous

Happy Valentine's Day angela lanter hello Gorgeous

Thankfully, my hubby will be home later this week, so we’ll be able to officially enjoy our new (mostly furniture-less) digs together.  We’ll celebrate Valentine’s Day once he gets home. 🙂

Naturally I’m having a hard time keeping up with Hello Gorgeous during the move, but the end is finally in sight.  We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming in no time at all.

One quick question, would you like to see Girl Talk Tuesday’s continue with the “Love Series” or should we just go back to generalized topics each week?  Let me know what your preference is in the comments section below.

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What’s It Like to Date You? GTT

Stripe Turtleneck Sweater, Hudson High Waist Skinny Jeans, The North Face Coat, Beanie, Fringe Scarf, uggs. Angela Lanter from Hello Gorgeous, outfits.

Stripe Turtleneck Sweater, Hudson High Waist Skinny Jeans, The North Face Coat, Beanie, Fringe Scarf, uggs. Angela Lanter from Hello Gorgeous, outfits.

Stripe Turtleneck Sweater, Hudson High Waist Skinny Jeans, The North Face Coat, Beanie, Fringe Scarf, uggs. Angela Lanter from Hello Gorgeous, outfits.

Stripe Turtleneck Sweater, Hudson High Waist Skinny Jeans, The North Face Coat, Beanie, Fringe Scarf, uggs. Angela Lanter from Hello Gorgeous, outfits.

Welcome back to the third installment of Girl Talk Tuesday the “Love Series”.  We’ve tackled first dates, ways that you’re ruining your relationship/marriage and now we’re taking a good long look at ourselves.

Ladies, let’s kick this off with one question…  Would you date you?  Or, if you’re already married, what’s it like to be married to you?

No, really.  No one knows you better than you.  No one knows all the deep, dark secrets.  With that being said, knowing what you do, would you date you?

What's It Like to Date You? Girl Talk Tuesday Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

What's It Like to Date You? Girl Talk Tuesday Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

What's It Like to Date You? Girl Talk Tuesday Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

What's It Like to Date You? Girl Talk Tuesday Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

What's It Like to Date You? Girl Talk Tuesday Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

One of my most defining moments as a 20-something young woman was when I asked myself this question.  I had to really think about my answer.  Here are some of the things I discovered:

  1. I wanted to change the other person.  I constantly tried to “fix” my boyfriends.  It took me many years to finally understand that you can’t change anyone but yourself.  No amount of nagging, crying, yelling or anything will really change someone.  You have to either accept who that person is or you have to move on.
  2. I always looked to blame an outside.  If an argument or problem arose, my first response would be to find someone to blame.  Rarely are relationship problems 100% the fault of only one person.  Recognizing your role in argument is a sign of relational maturity.
  3. I never asked for forgiveness.  I believe that a true apology needs to include asking for forgiveness.  “Will you forgive me?”  Those four words will humble you and, in a lot of cases, soften the heart of the injured party.  A healthy marriage consists of two people who are great at asking for and giving forgiveness.
  4. I was uncomfortable with myself.  I was constantly in long, serious relationships throughout my teenage years and my 20’s.  The very thought of being single freaked me out.  When I had no choice but to be single in a certain season of my life, I learned more about myself than probably every other season combined.  I had become so used to being known as someone’s girlfriend that I lost who I really was.  I took that time to grow closer than ever to God.  I spent time really thinking about what I wanted in a future husband.  I read so many marriage books.  Really, I figured out what I wanted out of a relationship, but it took me being alone to do it.  When I was in a relationship, I was distracted by who was consuming my time, which kept me from realizing what I really wanted in a partner.
  5. I’m stubborn.  My Mawmaw used to say that I’d argue with a sign post.  I didn’t want to date an argumentative person, so why should that be okay for me to act that way?
  6. I was a bad listener.  I’d like to think that I’ve improved my listening skills through the years.  I spent so much time thinking about what I wanted to say during an argument that I’d miss just about everything the other person said.  I now try to practice active listening as much as possible.

Now that you know my dirty laundry, I’d like to challenge you.  What’s it like to date you or be married to you?  Write down at least three completely honest things about you that you know to be true…  No matter how ugly those things are.  I want these to be things you know that you need to work on.  Being that this is a safe place, feel free to share those things in the comments below.  Sometimes your truth can help another reader discover something about their own self.


What I’m Wearing:

Stripe Turtleneck Sweater (ON SALE!!!)  //  Hudson High Waist Skinny Jeans  //  The North Face Coat (similar)  //  Beanie (similar)  //  Fringe Scarf (my absolute favorite scarf I own!)  //  Over-the-Knee Socks (similar)  //  Ugg Boots

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