Motivation Mondays

“Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.”

I like this quote because everyone has a different version of unstoppable and I truly believe that every single person is capable of achieving their “unstoppable”. Whether that be career wise, relationship wise, parent wise, friend wise, money wise.. etc. It is in each and every one of you. At the end of the day, you are the only one living your life. You are the only one that can create the vision of how you want your future to look like, and YOU are the only one that can actually put the actions in place to get yourself there. Once you start believing in yourself, hyping yourself up and continuously giving yourself that pep talk to push yourself past any limitations you may hold, you truly can make anything happen.

Motivation Mondays

Here’s to another Monday and another week to become the best version of ourselves that we can/ want to be. The thing that I love the most about life is that each day presents a clean slate to improve and better ourselves. So maybe there was an off moment, 24 hours or you just didn’t put yourself in a position to accomplish what you had planned to? That’s okay. Life isn’t always about being on point, but more so about making it a point to keep trying. So wherever you are on the path to your dreams; square one, somewhere in the middle, nearing the end, what will you do with these next 24 hours to push yourself further?

Motivation Mondays

So I started rereading this book, Attitude Is Everything by Keith Harrell, because it’s a good book to just circle back to, to have a little check in on your attitude every once in a while. One quote that I think is really important is to “Understand the power of attitude”. Oftentimes we allow little, insignificant events to dictate our attitudes for periods at a time and it’s actually quite unhealthy if you think about it. I’ve now formed the habit of asking myself, will this matter in a few days? And if not, move on! Our attitudes are the basis for our relationships, how we work, the first thing others notice about us and overall, just set a precedent for our lives. Only you can control and maintain your attitude, so I think that being more conscious of the power that your attitude holds, is extremely important.

Friday Favorites

Okay so I’m taking a step back from my usual skin care products to share with you an essential from my other passion, cooking. This meat chopper is literally one of my favorite quarantine purchases (and there have been many). I make a lot of recipes with ground chicken but I’ve found it also works well on mashing bananas for breads and muffins, fruits for cocktails and serves so many other amazing purposes…it is also teflon safe! It’s basically a must have people! You will not be disappointed.
Meat Chopper

What I Wore Wednesdays

I’m sure a lot of you are missing your daily routines, I know I definitely am! I miss the hustle and bustle of the city, chatting it up with my coffee guy at Simons Corner every morning, embracing the little sentimental moments of living in the Big Apple on my commute, as I bobbed in and out of morning traffic. Honestly, I’m just really missing a life outside of being quarantined. If you’re anything like me, then dressing the part puts you in full character. Today I chose a blazer to get myself in the full work/ grind mindset. It definitely helped! I paired it back to ruched biker shorts and a simple tank for comfort.
What are you guys missing about life outside of quarantine?
Linked is WIWW
BIKER SHORTS
BLAZER (mines old but here’s a similar one)
CAMI
SNEAKERS
SUNNIES

Motivation Mondays

I had the pleasure of spending some time with my 93 year old grandmother this past week. She’s the type of woman that makes friends and fans everywhere she goes, frequents activities like karaoke, water aerobics, bocci and belongs to a variety of clubs to maintain her social life. She left me with some advice that I wanted to share with you all and that was just to enjoy your life. Regardless of the moments that don’t go as expected, just have fun, every. single. day. Be nice to people, laugh a lot and don’t let things beyond your control get you down. Life is short, and it is only what you make of it. So to everyone reading this, take Rosella’s advice and go out and enjoy your life!

Friday Favorites

For all my followers with thin lashes or over plucked eyebrows, this ones for you! I definitely came late to the game on growth serums, but I recently discovered this Lavish Lash serum and it’s honestly amazing. Pronexa Hairgenics Lavish Lash uses natural botanically derived ingredients, like biotin and hyaluronic acid. It is also hypoallergenic, meaning it’s totally safe for those of you with sensitive skin. I’ve always had sparse eyebrows and from months of false lashes, mine were left thinning. I’ve been using this for about a month now and have noticed immediate hair growth! It’s really easy to apply, just draw a thin line above the base of your upper and lower lashes, like you are applying eyeliner and draw it in on your eyebrows, where you would like to activate the growth. If you still need further convincing, click the link below and see the thousands of raving reviews on this!
Lash serum

What I Wore Wednesdays

As the days of Quarantine continue, I am 1) still all about the comfort, but 2) very much so missing the days of getting dressed up, SO here’s a combo! Leather Harem trousers are that perfect in between of comfort and looking put together. I paired mine with a white corset top and platform sneakers but I would also suggest a cute t-shirt or tank for a more casual look. Harem trousers (pantaloons) were seen in the Middle East first, but officially introduced by Parisian designer, Paul Poiret back in 1910. In light of recent events, I wanted to highlight one of many fashion trends that have come from African American roots. At the time, the Harem pant was considered a controversial way of introducing trousers into a woman’s wardrobe.

Linked is WIWW

Corset top (My trousers were sold out but I linked a similar one) Leather Trousers Sneakers

Motivation Mondays

Now, more than ever does the world need more love. All I want to say to everyone right now is to just be kind. It doesn’t matter what color your skin is, what religion you practice, your sexuality.. etc. We are all human beings and we all deserve to live in a world full of love. The power of kindness is so strong. It could make all the world of a difference in someone’s life. Today I motivate you to make the active choice to just choose kindness.