There are milestone years many popularly celebrate. For example: 13, 16, 18, 21, 25, 50, etc.
I have been looking forward to turning 33 for quite some time so I consider this birthday one of my milestone years as well.
Jesus was 33 when He died on the cross for our sins, He was upgraded (literally lol) by being raised from the dead, ascended to heaven and is now seated on the throne right next to God.
So, here’s to prayerfully entering into my season of ascension and an upgraded partnership with the Father.
Hello #JesusYear 🎉 Happy Birthday to Me - Welcome, 33! 🙌🏾
While reflecting I have discovered that @vaselinebrand has been with me in one way or another throughout the entirety of my journey so I am honored to partner with a brand that has been an essential part of my family and our body care routines for generations by sharing my #MySkinSpeaks story.
Over the years I have created a simple hack that helps me achieve the perfect balance of hydration and sheen I love so much. I shared this hack over on my stories but before you go there, lets chat a little. Share your favorite skin/body care hacks!
I’m always interested in learning something new and who knows, I may even discover something to add to my routine!
…also, don’t forget to enter Vaseline's amazing #MySkinSpeaks Giveaway!
Details to enter are in my Instagram Stories.
@Curelus’s Makeup Cleansing oil just won the 2021 SELF Healthy Beauty Awards so while running travel errands the other day, I stopped by Ulta to pick it up and give it a try! #ad Curél’s Makeup Cleansing Oil: - Gently melts away makeup and mascara without heavy rubbing - Protects your skin for optimal moisture retention - Is fragrance free, colorant free and alcohol free As the #1 brand in Japan for sensitive skin, I must say, so far I have loved that it doesn’t irritate my eyes or make my skin feel dry and flaky after! Curél can be exclusively found at Ulta Stores and www.ultabeauty.com! What's on your errand list this week? P.S. Random, but did I mention that I love that we have the same "é" in our names! 😝
#DrySkinSolutions #CurelSkincare @ultabeauty
Oh how I missed the palm trees and ocean breeze! 🌴🌊
So excited about what God is going to do over the next few days at The Beautiful Mind Retreat!
The theme of the retreat is: Be Fruitful and Multiply and I can not wait to share what the Lord has placed on my heart as a Leader.🍇🍊🍎
What comes to mind for you when you hear “be fruitful and multiply”? Do share…
Retreat Host: @jessicashakirbeauty
🐆 Do you consider yourself a warrior woman?!? Well, this FREE 21-Day Online Summit IS FOR YOU!!
🐆 Receive God given advice about topics like overcoming shame, trauma and “How to embrace the growing pains and master transition” which is the topic I will be speaking about. There will 21 dynamic speakers like @jessicashakirbeauty @3130beloved @morgantracyj @karriescottgarcia
(and MANY more). You don’t want to miss it!!
🐆 Go to www.warriorwomansummit.com or swipe up in my stories now to register and you will receive NEW episodes in your inbox every weekday!
🐆 Thank you @bytiffanynicole for including me in this event! I’m humbled to partner with you as we help women tap into and “unleash the lioness within!” 🐆
Tag someone you admire and tell them why you see them as Warrior Woman! 🐆🐆🐆🐆🐆🐆🐆🐆
My modern day spin on Naomi and Ruth... 💞
Reflecting on my recent trip to Nashville, TN... Creative people + Transformative Information = Vibrant City!
Have you traveled by plane recently? If so, where did you go? If not, where is the first place you want to go?
P.S. I made an IG highlight of my trip if you missed me chronicling it on stories!
#AD In honor of my Grandfather regularly seeing me on my phone and other devices, one of his funny names for me is “thumbs”!
I realized that he really values me putting down my devices so I can be present and focused on him.
One of the ways we creatively spend time together is by doing a few of his favorite things; making and eating a charcuterie board to include stinky cheese. 😝
He also enjoys a good glass of wine all while sharing stories from the good ol’ days and cutting coupons!✂️
Whether I was in HS, College, LA, or DC, I could always depend on that consistent piece of mail that would have a sweet note from my Grandfather and a selection of coupons for places and products he thought me, my mom, or even my roommates could benefit from.
Whether it is savings on restaurants, groceries, or drugstore items, @savedotcom is a go-to resource for 67-million homes every year!
Save is delivered to your mailbox or in your newspaper, so keep an eye out for it! 📫
I love how Save has not only become a fun and nostalgic activity for me and my Grandfather, but it has introduced me to gems, and most importantly, Save has helped me get unbelievable bargains on things I love and need!
Whether I have known you for a short time, a season or most/all my life, I am sincerely grateful for the doors you have broken down and the strides you have made creatively, personally, spiritually, and/or professionally.
Happy International Women’s Day! 🎉
P.S. Many thanks to the women who have been and are currently part of my team: Gabriella, Prissilla, Niloufar, Kaela, Celine, Chloe, Narsha, Liana, Priscilla, Lydia and others (you know who you are) - I appreciate each of you so very much and I thank you many times over for believing in and supporting my endeavors. Blessings to you all!
Find other women I believe in in my stories!
#NoxzemaPartner As black women we carry such beauty and strength! Our ability to not only survive but thrive is unmatched so I’m so glad @Noxzema has observed the value of the black community and decided to stand with us by introducing black-owned businesses that specialize in self-care products (my fav!)!
If you ask me, black women are beyond “Magic” - we are talented, resilient, and simply, magnificent!
Check out my stories to get a closer look at what’s inside my box!
This Weekend’s Essentials:
1.In an effort to be present, I am going to capture memories with my Instax and take some pictures that won’t make it on the gram. It will be fun to document how we prepare for family night. We will be making mini charcuterie boards, cozying up in blankets and enjoying our 3+ hour movie marathon, etc.
2.Social media is a great reference for inspiration, but if you ask me, there is nothing like cracking open a book or magazine for fresh new ideas so I have my sticky notes ready and I am going to browse through some of my favorite coffee table books for style gems! I think it’s time to put on some “real” clothes again... 😝
3.Its been a super busy week so I am also looking forward to Self Care Sunday this weekend! Candles, masks, steaming my face - the works!
P.S. I have linked some of my favorite items in my stories!
#NoxzemaPartner @Noxzema has been used in my family for as long as I can remember. I vividly remember seeing that iconic blue jar sitting in my Nana’s bathroom cabinet. My Mother used Noxzema also, and when I started my own regimen, it was only right that I used Noxzema too!
Noxzema’s Deep Cleansing Cream removes dirt, makeup and oil from my pores and has recently been my go-to on days when I need to remove the make-up I applied for meetings and shoots.
The salicylic acid in Noxzema’s Anti Blemish pads helps clear pores and helps prevent breakouts. They've been a staple in my routine for years!
Swipe left to see my reaction to my Mom telling me a story about how she caught me in the bathroom slathering Noxzema on my face as a toddler and check out my stories to find out more about these amazing products!
What are your favorite Noxzema products?