The sweet life: find passion, embrace fear, and create success on your own terms

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Since posting her first makeup tutorial in 2008, Dulce Candy has become one of the top beauty stars on YouTube, boasting more than 2 million subscribers and garnering hundreds of millions of views of her bright and energetic videos. But before she became a style icon and a role model to millions of young women, Dulce struggled to make her way in the world. Having emigrated with her family from Mexico to the United States when she was six years old, Dulce battled depression and low self-esteem as a teenager and eventually enlisted in the army in an attempt to turn her life around. It was here, on the battlefields of Iraq, that she finally uncovered and embraced her true passion-fashion and beauty-and gained the confidence to move on from her past, follow her dream, and launch what would become her wildly successful brand. The Sweet Life chronicles Dulce Candy's inspiring story, showing that anyone can be successful no matter their background and sharing the hard-won lessons that helped transform her from a shy, self-doubting teenager into a confident business woman and beauty expert. According to Dulce, you can't live the sweet life until you accept who you are-flaws and all-and take chances-knowing that failure is just a part of learning and fear is a sign that you're trying something new and exciting. Drawing on anecdotes from her own life and career, Dulce offers advice on building a personal brand ('Know what makes you different'), building confidence ('Fake it till you make it') and balancing the personal and the professional ('Don't settle when you settle down'). She also emphasizes the importance of both inner and outer beauty, encouraging women to love themselves, ignore the critics, and flaunt their own original style. Part memoir, part manifesto, The Sweet Life is a fun, inspirational guide for any woman who wants to find success and happiness without compromising who she is. Advance Praise for The Sweet Life 'Dulce Candy's incredible success is that much sweeter because of her truly inspiring journey to get to the top. The beauty world may know Dulce the vlogger, but this memoir reveals Dulce, the fighter. She proves any dream is valid when it's your own.' Kelli Acciardo, site director, Latina magazine 'Dulce Ruiz uses her own incredible life story as a rally cry to women and girls everywhere to go after their dreams. At once uplifting and down to earth, the impossible-not-to-love Dulce not only shares her successes, failures and hard-earned tips in the trusted voice of an experienced best friend, but she constantly reminds you of the most important thing of all- to be exactly and unapologetically who you are. By the end of the book, you're so glad that this fun, inspiring and powerful woman took her own advice.' Jen Sincero, bestselling author of You Are a Badass- How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life 'Dulce Candy embodies the American Dream. Her story proves that, with a little courage and a lot of passion, any woman can live her best life. Written with honesty and empathy, The Sweet Life provides the perfect inspiration for young women to be themselves, chase their dreams, and define their own version of success.' Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, founders of Juicy Couture and Pam and Gela,and authors of The Glitter Plan 'Dulce has captured the hearts and minds of millions of women across the globe with her inspirational story and videos. The Sweet Life , her first book, will definitely do the same.' Stephanie Horbaczewski, president and CEO of StyleHaul
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display_description "One of YouTube's top beauty and fashion influencers offers her motivational manual on finding your passion, building confidence, and creating your own success story. After emigrating from Mexico at six years old with her family, Dulce Candy Ruiz spent her formative years in a trailer park, watching her parents work in strawberry fields. After high school, Dulce joined the military as a mechanic and was soon deployed to Iraq, fixing generators in an environment that forced this bubbly girlie-girl to blend in. Tired of wearing fatigues and no makeup for weeks on end, Dulce started filming makeup tutorials and posting them to YouTube to reclaim her femininity--and have a little fun. In just a few years, Dulce has skyrocketed into superstardom with the creation of her YouTube channel, Dulce Candy--which now has more than two million subscribers--becoming one of the site's top beauty and fashion influencers, transforming Dulce from a shy, self-doubting army specialist into a risk-taking businesswoman, confident role model, and beauty expert. THE SWEET LIFE chronicles Dulce Candy's inspiring story, sharing her hard-won wisdom about finding your passion, answering opportunity when it knocks on your door, and overcoming failure. She emphasizes the importance of inner and outer beauty and being true to yourself, embracing the things that make you unique and using them to live your dreams, including practical advice on building your career ("keep your role models close but your mentors closer"), staying focusedwhen the going gets tough ("progress, not perfection"), and balancing the personal and professional ("don't settle, settle down")"--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facet Autobiography, Beauty, Personal, Celebrities -- Miscellanea, Fashion, Makeup artists -- United States -- Biography, Ruiz, Dulce Candy, -- 1987-, Self-help, Success
title_display The sweet life : find passion, embrace fear, and create success on your own terms
title_full The sweet life : find passion, embrace fear, and create success on your own terms / Dulce Candy Ruiz, The sweet life : find passion, embrace fear, and create success on your own terms [electronic resource] / Dulce Candy Ruiz
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