WHAT I’VE BEEN UP TO LATELY: DEALING WITH DEPRESSION, BECOMING A PLANT MOM, AND MORE

I didn’t want to come back and announce my obvious hiatus, but here we are. In the past eight months (I honestly didn’t realize it had been that long) since I’ve posted, a lot has happened, and I honestly didn’t feel good enough about myself to post anything and I just wasn’t motivated or inspired enough to think of content ideas. It wasn’t until recently when one of my favorite rappers, Nipsey Hussle died, that I realized how short life is, and how his music always spoke to focusing on your passion, putting in the work and going after what you want. He’s inspired me greatly through words since 2010, and in his passing he inspired me to get off my ass and get to it.

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I STARTED JADE ROLLING AND IT’S CHANGED MY LIFE

Editor’s Note: My Jade roller looks frosty because I freeze it before use.

OK… so I finally bought a Jade roller, and it has not only changed my skin but has really helped with my anxiety as well.

I believe it was last year or even 2017 when there was major hype around Jade rolling. I mean everyone and their mom had bought a Jade roller and was raving about how it improved their skin, but I just couldn’t buy into the hype. I mean how could using this little rolling thing really clear your skin or even out your skin tone? It just didn’t make sense because all those AHAs and oils, and serums are supposed to do that, right?

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MY MOST RECENT SKINCARE BUYS – FT. THE ORDINARY

If you’re looking for inexpensive skin care products that actually have the power to transform your skin, then The Ordinary is the girl you’re looking for.

I can’t remember when or how I was introduced to these products but I remember the first ones I bought were the 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil and the Hyaluronic Acid 5% + B5. I have always dealt with some form of acne and hyper-pigmentation due to acne scarring, so after a lot of research, I settled on these two to help battle the issues I was having at the time.

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I GOT RID OF 90% OF MY BEAUTY PRODUCTS, AND HERE’S WHY

I wish I would have taken a before and after picture.

Last week I got the urge to purge. Maybe the start of Spring put me in the mood to start Spring cleaning – if you know me well, you know cleaning really makes me happy – but last week I was ready to get rid of almost everything. My skin care drawer was a mess, I was looking through all of my makeup thinking, why do I have so much stuff. I try to be mindful when it comes to excess. There are certain things I really love, like shoes and skincare products and will always buy, but if it’s something I haven’t used or worn in a while, I try to give it away or toss it.

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4th of July

Can we have an honest discussion about how the fourth of July should never fall on a Wednesday! I mean really, who wants to go back to work the day after a “holiday”? Needless to say I woke up this morning thinking I was out all weekend and Monday finally hit me. Please, let’s just throw the whole week away. Anyways, my 4th of July was a chill one filled with some shopping, great food and lots of drinks. The weather was perfect, the vibes were right, it was just an all around great day – but I think we can all touch and agree on how happy we are that it is Friday eve, right? 🙂 

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DALLAS DAYS

The weather in Dallas has been great lately, unfortunately it’s probably the last I will be outside because as the month of June is approaching so will the 100 degree days and I am not yet about that life. So what better thing to do then grab a drink and take some flicks. Also, this is the first time I’ve ever worn my natural hair out and I think I kind of like it. 🙂

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