All my Skincare MVP

30 Something Podcast

EPISODE 1: What’s 30 Something All About, Anyway?

Here’s what you’re gonna get when you listen to  30 Something with Sonni.

(Hint: All sorts of useful tips, tricks, tales and talk about things that make this stage of life so fun, and so complicated.)

EPISODE 2: The Power of Listening to Your Heart, with Jessie May Wolfe of the HeartRise Movement

Why do we ignore our gut feelings? How can you harness the innate power of your heart and soul to open up your mind, succeed in your personal and professional life, and understand your own purpose more?

I talk with Jessie May Wolfe, a former fashion and marketing executive, who pioneered a method that is helping people everywhere to connect to success and happiness more mindfully, in their relationships and their jobs.

Find more on Jessie May here, and follow her on Instagram here.

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Episode 3: Facing Health Challenges, the Rise of Clean Beauty, and Finding Purpose & Passion in Life

“Life is to be lived vibrantly every day.” –Indie Lee

Ten years ago, Lisa started losing her peripheral vision in her left eye. A visit to the doctor confirmed her worst fears: She had a brain tumor. Her doctor’s advice? Spend as much time as you can with your young kids, and hope for the best. Lisa emerged from that surgery not only healed, but also with a new outlook on life. She was going to start taking better care of herself and those around her with cleaner, more natural products. She also changed her name from Lisa to “Indie Lee,” for “Independent Lisa.”

Since then, Indie Lee, the skincare brand, has been picked up in hundreds of retailers worldwide and has also become a destination online for those curious about clean beauty and living better.

Hear more about the brand, the products, her advice for entrepreneurs and the amazing woman behind it!

In this episode, I talk about my favorite picks from the Indie Lee line. Here they are!

Purifying Face Wash

Active Oil-Free Moisturizer

100% Squalene Facial Oil

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Episode 4: PR Expert Sara Brady Solves Everyone’s Problems (and Has Advice for How to Deal with Crises in Your Life, Too)

When tragedies strike or scandals occur, Sara Brady is right next to her clients, guiding and guarding them. And sometimes, she’s even protecting them from swarming media.

Having worked on some of the biggest news stories in the country over the past several years, she knows exactly what to do to help a client feel better, and put the best face to the public.

I talk with her about her high-profile cases, the state of politics and why some politicians get a pass and others don’t, and even get advice for anyone who might need a little damage control in their own life.

Find Sara online here, and check out her podcast called “Stop Talking” right here.

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Episode 5: Infertility, Natural Health, Prebiotics and Entrepreneurship: Kelly Graham of Aleavia Skin Care

As is the case with so many major life changes, Kelly Graham’s introduction to the world of natural and safer body care began with a health scare.

After battling infertility to finally have her two daughters, Kelly ended up with a host of medical issues that drove her to research what it was she was putting onto her body when it came to personal care products. A deep dive into the benefits of beneficial bacteria led her to develop and found Aleavia skincare, which is a prebiotic skin care product line.

In this episode we talk about:

+ INFERTILITY
+ WHAT WORKED FOR KELLY TO GET PREGNANT
+ DIFFICULT PREGNANCIES
+ ENTREPRENEURSHIP
+ NATURAL BEAUTY
+ PRE- VS. PRO-BIOTICS
+ BALANCING MOM LIFE AND WORK

I have been a fan of Kelly’s products for years, and I can’t wait for you to hear more about them, and the story of the wonderful woman behind them.

Check out my review and more info on Aleavia HERE

One of my favorite products from the line HERE

Follow Kelly on Instagram at @AleaviaSkincare and me at @SonniAbatta!

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Episode 6: Talking Journalism, Covering Sports, and Raising Young Kids as a Working Mom w/ Shannon Green

Shannon Green has had a long career in journalism spanning both sports and news.

Currently a Community Conversations host with the Orlando Sentinel, she’s now using her storytelling abilities to tackle issues like felon voting rights and the decline of organized religion with her video series The Bridge.

In this episode we talk about:

+ WHAT IT’S LIKE TO COVER SPORTS–FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO PRO

+ HOW JOURNALISM IS CHANGING

+ HER THOUGHTS ON THE PHRASE “FAKE NEWS”

+ COLIN KAEPERNICK AND THE INTERSECTION OF POLITICS AND SPORTS

+ WHY “THE WORK/LIFE BALANCE” IS A BIG, FAT LIE

We also talk about where journalism is headed, and why it’s important in this, and any, industry to keep evolving.

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Episode 7: Gettin’ Down, Kondo-Style: My Unprofessional (but Awesome!) Tips for Decluttering in the New Year

If you have an internet connection and a pulse, you have seen the name Marie Kondo pasted all over your TV and computer screens lately.

The Japanese professional organizer has been promoting her KonMari tidying method for years, but it’s gaining major traction these days since the start of her new show on Netflix.

In this episode we talk about:

+ HOW I DECLUTTERED MY OWN CLOSET

+ ACTIONABLE TIPS TO CUT THROUGH THE CLUTTER

+ BENEFITS OF MINIMIZING OUR BELONGINGS

+ HOW TO DEAL WITH THE KIDS’ TOY CLOSET MESS

+ MY MVP PRODUCT FOR ORGANIZING YOUR SHOES (SERIOUS MUST-HAVE)

Check it out and let me know if you’ve tried the KonMari Method. What do you think? Email me! Sonni@SonniAbatta.com.

Also, here is the LINK for those shoe space savers I talk about in the episode. SERIOUS game changer for storage and organization of shoes.

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Episode 8: Jenna Lee from SmartHer News (formerly of FOX News) Is Going to Change the Way You Get Informed

Jenna Lee has gone from network anchor star to entrepreneur and trailblazer.

Jenna was a reporter and TV news anchor for 15 years before she chose to walk away from FOX News, and immediately after that, she launched SmartHer News–a digital news service that brings you all the big headlines with no spin, to twist, just facts. (You also have to check out her daily Coffee Chats from her kitchen on IG Live–they’re SO informative and she’s adorable!)

In this episode we talk about:

+ STARTING A NEW VENTURE

+ BREAKING THE MOLD IN HOW NEWS IS DELIVERED

+ WHY WOMEN ARE UNDERSERVED IN CURRENT MEDIA

+ THE STATE OF AMERICAN POLITICS

+ HOW MOVING TO TEXAS CHANGED THE WAY SHE SAW NEWS

+ HOW SHE WANTS TO INFORM PEOPLE WITH HER NEW PLATFORM

Check out her website to get started with SmartHer news, and follow along on IG @SmartHerNews too! It’s like having all the news you actually need right in your hands.

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Episode 9: SOLO Episode–All My Skincare MVP’s

It’s no secret I’m a major beauty junkie and I’m constantly testing out new products; but there are some that I have on my vanity no matter what. This is the list of my Skincare MVP’s!

I also talk about a majorly personal story that explains why I became so obsessed with beauty products, but skin care products in particular. A little personal side to all the product recommendations.

In this episode we talk about my current MVP products in the following categories:

+ CLEANSERS

+ TONERS

+ MAKEUP REMOVER

+ SERUMS

+ MOISTURIZERS

+ SPF PRODUCTS

+ MASKS

+ FACE OIL

I’ve linked all of these products if you want to check them out right here –>