personal brand, claire bahn

The Importance of Creating a Compelling Personal Brand

Some of you may not know this but my background is in marketing and branding.  I am the co-founder and CEO of Online Profile Pros, where we daily help people create their personal brands for their dating, career and social life.  I have been asked numerous times to go into greater detail about personal branding and why it's important for everyone.  I will also be introducing Personal Branding packages for a more in depth offering than the do-it-yourself offering at Online Profile Pros.  You can sign up for a FREE Personal Branding Audit.  I still love talking about style, beauty and travel and I will continue to create blogs and videos on those topics, because that is my personal brand.  When I can, I will to relate those posts to the importance of your personal brand and bettering yourself. A great personal brand is the foundation of a successful career. By creating a memorable personal brand, you establish yourself as an expert. You create a space for yourself that no one else can occupy. Some champions of personal branding include people like Beyoncé, Michael Jordan, and Ellen DeGeneres. These are household names in America and beyond. When you think of...Read More
Sephora

February Sephora Haul

I made a quick trip into Sephora this weekend and these are the 5 items I picked up.  The only product that is new to me is Lapis Balancing Facial Oil by Herbivore.  I was in love with the Botanical Facial Oil (Warm Season) by Tulura, but it is currently out of stock and I wanted to keep using a facial oil.  I will keep you updated on how it goes with this product via my stories on Instagram. [show_boutique_widget id="804258"]
date night outfits

Date Night Outfits That are Stylish and Sexy

I love going on dates with my husband and I enjoy planning out my date night outfits.  I've been married to my husband for almost 14 years now, even though my husband still likes me to refer to him as "my boyfriend".  ?  Wow, sometimes it's hard to believe it's been almost 14 years.  Time certainly flies when you're having fun. As I'm sure you can agree, we need to make time for the important things in our lives, like taking care of our selves and spending time with our significant other, family and friends.   Life can get really hectic and feel like it's moving forward on it's own, with work, kids (I have a step daughter) and a social life.  Therefore, you need to make time for things like dating your significant other.  My husband and I have a least one "date" a week and we like to make it special by dressing up and going somewhere nice.  By dressing up, I don't mean wearing a formal gown, but I do like to put some effort into my date night outfits and to feel sexy. I like to surprise my husband with my outfits.  Even if I didn't buy...Read More
Pumpkin Creme Brulee, serve this thanksgiving

Time Saving, Stress Reducing Tricks for Thanksgiving

So next week is Thanksgiving…..have you figured out what you’re going to do? Are you going out to eat or cooking in? If you’re cooking, are you making all the food or getting some help?  As a kid we always went out to eat for most holiday meals, so I love to cook at home now.  That said, making a whole meal can be a very daunting task.  Therefore, I like to get a little help when I can.  If you have family or friends that are coming over, ask them to bring a side dish or dessert.  If that isn't an option or you want to manage all the food, I like to get some items pre-made to help me out on the day-of. Here’s a round-up of my favorite time-saving and stress reducing tricks that help me look like I can do it all on Thanksgiving, I hope it helps you figure out what to serve this Thanksgiving too: I like to order some food items for Thanksgiving, and make the rest. I will usually order a pre-made turkey that I can just reheat day-of, sometimes I’ll also order veggie sides and potatoes. My go-tos are Whole Foods catering or...Read More
Lip Products

My Top 8 Favorite Lip Products

I'm sharing my favorite lip products from lip balms, lipsticks to lip treatments. These are my must have items that I buy over and over. After testing and experimenting with so many different products from ones that I buy to those given to me, I've narrowed my list down to the "Must Haves".  See what you think and make sure to let me know what you're favorite lip products are! I'm always in the market to find great lip balms, lipsticks or lip treatments! Here are my favorites... in no particular order: ROSEBUD PERFUME CO.Rosebud Salve- This is a super affordable, very moisturizing lip balm that I use everyday. I carry one in my purse and keep one on my desk. I can't get enough of it. Supergoop! AcaiFusion Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 30. If you’ve seen my other posts about using sunscreen you know that I am very serious about skin protection and anti-aging. This is the perfect non-pigmented lip sunscreen. Not only does it smell yummy but it does a great job. FRESH Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment-This is my secret anti-aging lip treatment that I use every night before I go to bed....Shhhhhh Don't tell anybody....Read More