Self-care has been one of the most blatant topics of conversation in our society lately. It’s all about making sure your mental health is given serious attention, indulging in the things that make you happy, and appreciating who you are…especially in the state of this crazy country of ours.
Inevitably, when one considers self-care, self-love isn’t too far off. Because why take care of yourself if you don’t love yourself? Why work out, take bubble baths, or have that one cheat meal if you don’t love yourself?
That is the one simple message I’ve been compelled to share with you all today. I know it’s difficult and the strain may pain you but do not get discouraged! Your patience, resilience, perseverance will be rewarded.
My favorite part of my makeup routine is tending to my eyes. I play on my almond shape with black eyeliner to create the perfect cat eye (when God permits haha). I add neutrals and golds shadow to pronounce my dark brown hue. And I take my time to accentuate my lashes with mascara because that’s my favorite part! Even on days I barely have anything on, mascara remains my go-to in order to come alive.
The same way you dress your body in stylish layers of comfortable clothing every winter is the same way you should be cleansing, lathering and dousing your skin with care every winter! There are layers to this skincare thang. As WOC, it’s imperative we take care of our skin, especially in the dry, brittle season.
I, for one, am particularly happy 2017 is here. 2016 went by rather fast but it was the most difficult time of my life. I experienced so much pain this year…in a way that I didn’t even know was possible.
As a Haitian-American, I have a special (and warm) place in my heart for the Caribbean. The cold weather here in Jersey has yet to hit it’s lowest temperature and I’m already over it. Sun, come to meeeee!
2016 has been surreal from biting revelations to even harsher winds and I can’t imagine a better remedy than going on vacation. Not just any vacation, but Caribbean luxury vacations. (This is where you say “oooooooh” with hearts in your eyes.)
I find inspiration everywhere, especially when it comes to clothes. You know me, I like connecting the smallest things to real life situations. But when I looked at my outfit after I shot these looks, I had no idea what I was going to talk to you guys about.
Until I saw that pretty much everything I was wearing was fast fashion. It was quite a discovery haha. There’s nothing wrong with that, trust me. I love my luxury and fast retailers just the same. However, I just found it interesting how the “fast fashion” notion came to mind. It was right on time.
Vibes — It’s the era we are living in. Want what is good and cut off all of the bad. Sounds like a good philosophy to me — we need supportive people around us.
Unfortunately, it’s quite possible that the star you thought you saw was actually an airplane. You see this aura and believe it’s filled with good and end up being misled. Sometimes, the people that shine so bright blind us from even considering the thought that they may be artificial.