Dysport vs Botox, & All Your Questions About Dysport Answered!

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of Dysport!! I started getting it a year ago to help prevent wrinkles on my forehead and in between my eyebrows and I LOVE the results. I get a lot of questions about why I get Dysport (instead of Botox) and so I thought I’d do a post discussing the difference. I also answered some other frequently asked questions like how much it costs and how many units I get down below. If you’d like to read my first…

2018 Biz Recap: Income Plus Highs, Lows, & More!

Hi friends!! Happy 2019! 2018 was the first full year I was a freelancer full-time. There were lots of ups and downs, moments of panic when I thought my hair would fall out and the world was ending, and of course the highest of high moments when I felt like Steve Jobs. I asked you guys back in October (around my 1-year business anniversary) what questions you guys had regarding starting a full-time freelance career and that is what this post will center around. I also…

Freelance Income & Traffic Report: November 2018

Hi guys!! Nothing too exciting this month – except I put a lot of money back into the business in November. I’ve got some pretty exciting (translation: expensive) projects coming up and I started working on them in November, so my spending was definitely up this month lol. Other than that, my social media services ran per usual, but I got some great brand collaborations with brands like Winc, Pita Jungle, and Drybar. I really want to try to grow my blog as I head into…

My name is Becca Booker - I live in sunny Phoenix, Arizona and I own According To Bbooks a lifestyle blog focusing on life running my business, Homemade Social, skincare, tips, book recommendations, and more! I love my dog Jojo, brunch, podcasts, and a good glass of Zinfandel.

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  • got the chance to check out the new @someburros Uptown location yesterday off 7th and Camelback! I had never been to one of their restaurants before (they have 9 total in AZ!) and it’s basically the perfect combination of classic family-style Mexican food and fast-causal dining. Plus they have white claws which made me lol. I got the taco salad, chips & guac, strawberry marg, and a churro to finish 😛
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if you go there today ONLY (8/16), whisper “Becca sent me” and you’ll get get a “buy one burro, get one free” special at their brand new Uptown restaurant 🤗 I don’t think there’s ever been a better BOGO tbh #Someburros #BringTheFamilia #ShareYourSomeburros
  • looking to make some more sustainable purchases this year? the new Clean Oceans Edition shampoo & conditioner from @lovebeautyandplanet is packaged in bottles made from 100% ocean-bound plastic! not only do they balance and restore hair health, but they’re infused with Sea Salt and an ethically-sourced bergamot scent for easy-breezy fresh hair. so you’re doing both your hair and the planet a favor 🤗🌎#lbppartner #lovebeautyandplanet #smallactsoflove
  • I’M A PROUD (and tan!!) MOM!!! 🤩 #puppyschoolgraduate #goobgirl #gebnius #valedogtorian
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  • quite literally GLOWING ✨ with these new self tanner drops!!! i’ve been trying @theisleofparadise products out this week and have been SO impressed. I love that they don’t “smell” like most self tanners and the company as a really cool body-positive mission. I listened to the founder’s interview on the @breakingbeautypodcast and he recently created #GetBodyPosi, a downloadable guide to self-acceptance and self-love. The motto is “to GLOW on the outside, you must GLOW on the inside” ☺️#preach.

Here are some of my tips for using the product:
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-exfoliate 24 hours before with a dry brush (body only)
-for your face: wash & exfoliate your face, tone, apply serums, then add 3 drops of the oil to your lotion and blend all over your face, neck, and chest (be careful to avoid your eyelids bc it’ll look like eyeshadow lol)
-for legs, I added 4-6 drops of tan oil to my lotion per leg
-for arms, I added 3 drops to my lotion for both arms total -medium seems like the perfect shade for everyday use, but I might dabble with dark for vacations and such
-and I’ve basically been doing this each morning! the tan is one of the most natural results I’ve gotten from self tanners and i love that I can just add the drops to lotion so it’s not another step in my routine
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👉🏼 download the Get Body Posi: The Ultimate Guide to Body Confident & Inner Happiness e-book via my swipe-up link in my stories!! #ownyourglow  #partnerofIOP #liketkit @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2DQ4S
  • do I look like an AZ local yet?! 🌵mondays like today call for $5 classic margs at @blancotacostequila! it's my go-to spot for queso dip (do yourself a favor and add the ground beef), a mexican salad, and a classic marg! just pop in to any location before 6pm to get the $5 special!🍹🌮 #myphx #frcpartner
  • kicking off my morning with a new healthy habit! I’ve been a fan of @lovewellness for a few years now (#1 fan of @lobosworth on @thehills 🙋🏻‍♀️) and I’m so happy that it’s now sold at @ultabeauty - it makes it so easy to swing by a store keep your health & wellness in check! I’ve used a few of their products in the past (The Killer, anyone?! 😂) and they’ve really reinvented personal care for women by making issue-specific products that are female-first, natural, organic, and they actually work (& come in the cutest packaging). you can visit ulta.com for the full list of stores that carry it! #LoveWellnessPartner #sponsored
  • had such a good (& quick) trip home! I think next summer I need to come home for a bit longer because coming back to this az heat was rough 😅 but jojo had the best time at my parents and has basically been sleeping ever since we got back haha. love youuu @francinemajcherek thanks for showing me the one trendy bar santa rosa has to offer 💘

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  • lunch to-go with my pupperoni 🍕🐶 unfortunately for jojo I didn’t give her actual pizza lol, but jojo & I love calling into @saucepizzawine for an easy to-go lunch! I even bookmark their menu on my desktop for easy access 🤫 swipe right for a video of us practicing her “leave it” command!! did you think jojo did a goob job? vote below thank u
  • lather me up!!! hoping the nude color of this swimsuit doesn’t throw any of you off 😂 i’ve been using the new Honey Body Care collection from @vspink and the honey + shea combo keeps my skin feeling fresh and soft! 🍯 it’s basically liquid gold for the skin and smells like Cinderella. happy to have #PINKBTY as a part of my daily beauty routine again! 💛 #ad #bestself

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Best Facials To Get In The Winter

Hi friends!!! I’m back in action on the skincare train (did I ever get off the train? no.) and I’m switching things up a bit because my skin always changes a bit when the weather changes and it forces me to change up my skincare. As many of your know, I have two memberships from Zona Med Spa (located in Scottsdale, AZ): Dysport Membership ($99/mo) that includes: Two areas of your choice for Dysport, every 4 months. 10% off all services and products throughout the year!…

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Freelance Income & Traffic Report: October 2018

You guys. October was EXCELLENT. I went to Hong Kong & Bali for two weeks to travel and (most importantly) TAKE A REAL VACATION!!! This was a trip I had looked forward to for months. I had it booked since February if that is any indication of my excitement lol. BUT I also kind of dreaded it…. I read a quote somewhere that was saying how if you can’t take an actual vacation without working, then you’re just self-employed, not a business owner. This just struck…

Now Hiring Social Media Internship: Spring 2019

It’s that time again! Internship app szn!  It has been such a pleasure working with my interns for the last 3 semesters and I’m ready to hit the ground running for the next group! Things to note: the internship is unpaid and must be based out of Scottsdale, AZ. More than likely, you’ll be required through your school to receive school credit for the internship, which will determine the number of hours you’ll need to work each week (approx. 8-15). However, some of the work will be able to…

Freelance Income & Traffic Report: September 2018

If you follow me on social media you know I just got back from a two-week vacation to Bali & Hong Kong with my sister! It was amazing and such a great escape from life & work (for the most part). I did check emails & reply to some basically every week day, but I was able to delegate most other tasks to my assistant Haley and my interns. They were such a big part of me being able to take this much needed break and…

How To Get Into NYFW (& How Much It Costs) As A Blogger With 14k Instagram Followers

It’s every blogger’s dream to go to fashion week, right?! Well, this year I had my first opportunity to attend and I seized it like no other. My friend Monica (she’s a publicist and I was on her podcast here) was going to NYFW and invited me to go toward the end of July or early August. I had enough Southwest points for a free flight (if you don’t have their credit card, it’s amazing), and we found a deal for a hotel in Midtown (The…

How To File For an LLC In Arizona & Get Your Business Properly Set Up

Hi friends! As I talk more about freelancing and connect with more fellow freelancers, I’ve realized a lot of my peers haven’t properly set up their LLC or haven’t applied for a business bank account! I honestly get why people avoid it – legalities and taxes are terrifying and confusing haha. But in the state of Arizona (and I’m sure in other states) it’s really quite simple to file for an LLC and a bank account. So, this blog post will cover 3 steps to set…

Recommended Tools & Resources For Marketers, Bloggers, & Small Biz Owners

Hey guys! So today I am sharing my favorite recommended tools & resources that I use in my business to keep myself sane. Ha. But seriously — some of them are more geared towards business/admin, some are towards social media management, Facebook Ads, and analytics, and some I’ve used to help grow my influence and coordinate brand partnerships as a blogger. I’ve also gotten TONS of questions about which online course I’ve taken, so I have listed those at the end. If there is anything you…