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Betty Galvan

Fabulous Female – Betty Galvan

This month’s Fabulous Female is Betty Galvan. Betty is a business owner, and Work at Home Mom to three very active boys. Yes, THREE! I’ve known Betty for a few years, and she’s been a constant source of motivation and inspiration for me.

Betty hails from Chicago, but has lived in Asia and NYC. For the last 8 years she’s been a NJ resident. Betty has led an exciting life, starting with moving to Tokyo, where she had her first son Diego. While she holds a degree in teaching, and taught at an International School, after having Diego, she felt it was best for her to stay at home.

While in Tokyo, Betty started blogging so she could keep her friends and family updated on her family’s progress. Little did she know that would eventually formulate in her own lifestyle blog “My Friend Betty Says”. Betty’s blog primarily focused on educational tips for how to raise bilingual children, as well as lifestyle and fashion ideas.

While blogging she was fortunate enough to connect, and freelance, with Ana Flores. Ana is the founder, and CEO, of the former Latina Bloggers Connect now WeAllGrow Latina Network. Ana was so impressed, that she hired Betty to work for her.

Betty was fortunate to connect with likeminded women, and #solopreneurs, while working at LBC. From Boston to LA, the women collaborated, motivated, inspired each other and exchanged ideas. It was a true sisterhood. When LBC took a turn focusing more on bringing women all over the US together, with annual conferences and summits, Betty knew she had to step back. She didn’t want to be away from her family so much. Betty also realized, while on her journey with LBC, that there were local business owners that needed help with their digital marketing strategies, social media managements and content creation.

Always forward thinking, Betty decided to keep the name of her blog @MyFriendBettySays and add Digital Marketing Studio to her resume, in the summer of 2017. Since making that decision, Betty has been helping others to increase and grow their business. She currently has two employees and will continue to expand.


When I asked Betty to tell me her secret for being so fabulous, she was humble as usual. She did tell me that she takes one hour of the day for herself. Whether it’s getting her nails done or going to the gym, that time is for her. Working from home has its advantages, so she’s able to tailor her schedule to that of her active children. She also has a very supportive husband and a cleaning lady!

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We’re in Love with these #HipList February Picks!

The Hip List’s Maria Falzo is here to show you the latest products she has fallen in love with, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Kiss Your Cravings Goodbye is the first all-natural lip moisturizer designed to reduce cravings. Designed by the world’s top chemist, this natural treatment is based on a proprietary blend of essential oils, rare plant extracts, and hydra-infused lip conditioning agents from around the world. Within the first few applications, cravings are diminished for up to 3 hours. It will make anyone who applies it thirstier, hence making them crave water as opposed to junk food. This, along with many of Kiss Your Craving Goodbye’s products, are perfect for those willing to live a healthier lifestyle while also looking glamorous.

You can check out their other cut craving products on KissYourCravingsGoodbye.com. Use promo code FREEKISSES from now until February 27th to receive 20% discount off your entire purchase! Retail Value: $24.95 

Life Clothing Co, based out of Los Angeles, is an online womenswear shop tailored for wanderlusters and trendsetters. They incorporate California’s laidback and fashionable culture into every one of their garments. The apparel is extremely soft and comfortable, and is perfect for staying stylish during daily activity and travel, or just relaxing at home. Life Clothing Co’s Power of Love tee is perfect a chill Valentine’s Day with your significant other! You can shop for graphic tees, dresses, rompers, kimonos and bottoms at LifeClothingCo.com.

Maria is wearing the Power of Love Beverly Sweater, which is a vintage-inspired, slightly cropped pullover. It has a relaxed, slightly oversized fit and features a wide scoop neck and raw finish in their super soft fleece. Trust in love and magical things will come! Power of Love Beverly Sweater Retail Value: $52.00

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Kim Cassar on Beetology


 

Not a fan of beets? Think again!

Kim Cassar, Vice President of Bayonne‘s Beetology joined Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio. Beetology is the first line of functional craft beet beverages. 

While developing the line, Kim Cassar traveled the world to find beets of the highest quality. She even worked with locals in Turkey and Spain, where she formulated the juicy blend.

All juices are made from only 3 ingredients! The five featured flavors include Beet & Berry Juice, Beet & Cherry Juice, Beet & Lemon & Ginger Juice, Beet & Tropical Juice, Beet & Veggie.

You can find Beetology in ShopRite, Foodtown, C-Town, and your local natural product stores. 

For more on info, click here.