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My elevator pitch. Like to hear it? Here it goes… I’m Lysandra Joy Leary, owner and Esthetician at House of Vine, my home-based Skin and Beauty Bungalow where I always say, “Beauty is Boss!” My studio is a separate unique space for a personalized beauty affair, starring YOU! I offer classic lash extensions, brow waxing…

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My Interview with SD Voyager

In case you missed it! Last month I was featured in the SD Voyager speaking about my life transition, the passion and fight for doing what you love and my beauty biz. The interview speaks for itself, so not a lot to write about. Check it out HERE!   XO, Lysandra Joy

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My Body: Positivity Put to the Test!

You need a little bit of insanity to do great things. – Henry Rollins I was a swimsuit model! Yes this actually happened?! I was called to put my own body positivity to the test when Dean Hall, San Diego based fashion stylist reached out to me to be in AND wear a swimsuit for…

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Wander + Lost = Found

”It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti   I took a picture of this picture while at an Airbnb I was staying at while in LA for the Create & Cultivate Conference in February.  I wasn’t sure what I’d use it for or if…

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Does Fate Favor The Fearless?

Does fate favor the fearless? I can only hope so. My first post of 2018! Time to stop coming up with and overthinking topics and be the topic! I came up with this last night after not really being able to sleep. It came from my soul, I planned to make it an Instagram post,…

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Throw Back! My Interview With The Pulse SD

Back in April of this year I had an exciting time being interviewed by Cindy Matalucci, host of The Pulse SD and her crew at The Pulse studio filming live for her website show. It was awesome, nerve wrecking and incredible all in one. I’m so glad I did it and was honored to have…

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New Year, Same Dreams

“Believe in yourself and be prepared to work hard.” Stella McCartney Well hello there and Happy New Year!!! It’s here! How are you feeling and what are you doing about it? Well as for me, I’m just working on my goals and positively feeling my way into the new year without the occasional ‘feeling-sorry-for-self’ sabotage…

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Beauty, The Body, and Life, Oh My!

Turning pro is a mindset. If we are struggling with fear, self-sabotage, procrastination, self-doubt, etc., the problem is, we’re thinking like amateurs. Amateurs don’t show up. Amateurs crap out.  Amateurs let adversity defeat them. The pro thinks differently. He shows up, he does his work, he keeps on truckin’, no matter what. -Steven Pressfield My…

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MLK Day

He had a dream and was passionate enough of his vision to encourage others to fight for their freedom whether or not they would see in their lifetime, if ever. They voluntarily and unvoluntarily sacrificed so that I could live in peace and follow my dreams in my lifetime. I continue to ask myself, “How…

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Mission Not Impossible: Finding The One

  I think she got it right! FINALLY! Permission not to give a shit and get on with it… In my new venture of not having a conventional 9 to 5 job, I have found myself recently being okay with watching The View. I am not sure if it was a re-run considering it was the…

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