First and foremost, I want to say I MADE IT… I SURVIVED!!! I successfully completed Blogmas 2019. I’ve enjoyed this journey and I’m super proud of myself.
My last Shea Moisture box came right in time for Christmas and as well as a random box of goodies. I think this is my last box of 2019 from Shea Moisture. I’ve really enjoyed this journey of being a Sheabassador and I hope I can continue to work with the brand in the future.
I ran cross this meme last month about putting together care packages for homeless women. I thought it was a great idea. So I asked my family to bring toiletries and female hygiene items to dinner on thanksgiving. We packaged these purses and cosmetics bags full with products for females.
I’m happy to say we put together over 25 packages and put them in our cars to hand out when we see someone in need.
A few days ago I put up and Q&A box on my IG story. So I’m going to answer those questions in today’s blog.
What hosting site do you use for your blog?
I use WordPress.
What are your limits on what you are willing and not willing to share on your blog?
I’m willing to post anything about natural hair, beauty and skincare, and DIY projects I try. I have decided to start sharing some lifestyle content.
How do you handle your work life balance?
What work life balance 😂😩 I’m learning how to disconnect from work at a certain time but it’s super hard.
Do your friends support your business and blog?
Yes! My friends support my event planning business and my blog. They are not my ideal clients so I don’t expect them to engage as if I’m marketing to them. But they show up to events, repost my stuff and share my stuff with others and I’m humbly grateful.
How do you remain so positive about everything?
I glad you think I’m always positive. But, honestly I have my daily battles with trying to stay positive. I have a few motivational podcasts or YouTube clips I can listen to much I need a mini pick me up.
What are some things you want to improve on in 2020?
I want to work on unplugging from work and blogging and taking more time to actually enjoy the moment.
How did you get your start with blogging?
I made up my mind that I wanted to blog in 2014 . So I started doing some research about how to start. Then in 2015 I launched my online baby. It took my a while to find a routine. But, almost 4 years later here we are!!!
What is the most rewarding part of owning your own business?
I make all the decisions. I’m the BOSS !!!!
What is the most frustrating thing about blogging and entrepreneurship?
The most frustrating thing for me is time management. Deciding how much time to spend on my blog vs. my business gets so complicated.
What is your absolute favorite product?
This is a really hard question. I don’t have just one favorite product. My favorites change monthly, honestly. Right now I’m loving the Olay Vitamin Serum Stick.
How you keep your teeth so white?
Good ol’ Crest and floss 😁
How do I create a link tree?
I think you just go to the link tree website and connect it to your social media. Then you can add all your links on the website and put the link tree link in your bio.
How do you stay on top of the different blogging events? Like Essence and such?
I’m really bad at doing this so there a lot of event that I want to cover but end up not doing them. But for the last few you’ve seen on my page I’ve done the day of or after the event.
I was creating a top 50 playlist on my own. Then Apple Music graced me with a replay 2019 playlist. When I first listened to it I was like wtf do I be listening to. But I noticed those are the song on my shuffle repeatedly.
I love blogging but I feel like you guys don’t really get to know the REAL me. Don;t get me wrong I’m not trying to share everything with y’all. But sometimes I wish y’all knew a little bit more about me as a blogger and influencer, just as I want to know more about my readers. So today I decided to share 19 facts about myself and few old photos I found to bring y’all a bit more into my world. Hope you enjoy !
I prefer tea over coffee.
I played the trumpet for 3 years in middle school.
The Best Man and Best Man Holiday are my favorite movies.
My favorite colors are Black, Pink, and Gold.
I prefer pearl studs over hoop earrings.
November through February is my favorite time of year.
I will try to make most things before purchasing it.
My favorite snack is red wine and kettle popcorn.
I am Leo (Birthday July 31st)
I have traveled to 5 countries
I prefer museums over amusement parks
I would rather go to a chill lounge/ bar than a night club
I have 2 degrees (B.A in Marketing, M.B.A – concentration in Prject Management)
I am from Athens, GA
I did pageants as a kid
I lived in New York for a few years
I used to sew my own clothes
I am a night owl ( & not a morning person what so ever, lol)
I started my first business in college (undergrad)
I was recently selected by Influenster to receive a Vox Box from the Biossance Clean Academy to kick start a new routine with these clean and sustainable goodies. Now that I have developed my clean routine I’m ready to share it with you.
Biossance developed a patented technology that allows them to create a accessible cure for malaria. This innovative biotechnology makes it possible for them to impact the world with clean beauty options. Using the rich history of science and sustainability, Biossance is able to create skincare that is effective and safe without harming the environment or animals. The company strives to make clean beauty the new standard.
I am a huge supporter of plant based consumer goods with non toxic or harmful chemicals and added ingredients. I’m elated to be able to share with you my new clean beauty skincare routine that has kept my skin feeling and looking well polished and hydrated.
Watch how I used each product here.
Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Mask
This gel to cream mask really transform your skin from look dull to radiant glow in 5 minutes. I like to use this mask in the morning time to start my day with a fresh clean face. 3 to 4 times a week I will apply the mask before getting in the shower then wash it away after my shower and follow up with the rose oil. The best fresh face you can curate at home.
Squalene + Peptide Eye Gel
I’m not a big fan of eye gels and never really used them before. But I’ve learned that you should take preventative measure to control puffy eyes and sagging before it actually starts. So I use this eye gel twice a week for my under eye area. Lord knows I don’t want all of my late nights and early mornings to catch up with me in the form of permanent sagging eye bags in the future.
Squalane +Omega Repair Cream
This whipped moisturizer really soothes the skin and leaves your face looking all dewy and fresh. It’s hard to accomplish a dewy look with a fresh face and no make up. So I love using this product before bed after I’ve cleaned and toned my face but also throughout the day as needed.
Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
I love a good oil product for my face and body. This rose oil is meant to brighten and hydrate the skin for that natural glowing look. Not only does it hydrate the skin but it protects the skin from moisture loss. And a little bit goes a long way. I used this product at night before bed and in the morning before starting my day. It truly lasts all day and night. It give you that picture perfect rose glow.
Rose Vegan Lip Balm
This vegan lip balm packed with ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Y’all know I am big fan of anything with hyaluronic acid in it. That means that the product is water based and works to give your skin the overload of hydration it needs. I apply the lip balm before bed so I don’t wake up with crusty lips, but I also use it throughout the day when I’m not wearing lipstick.
Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary in exchange for my honest review.
Tell me, what clean beauty products are you using?