Vision Board How to and #Inspo

Hey Beauties!

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great start of the work week! One goal that I had set a couple of weeks ago  was that I wanted to make a vision board because I had been feeling very inspired lately and didn’t want to lose that great, excited, passion, warm, fuzzy feeling! Now that I have used a bunch of adjectives let me get started on an easy guide.

1. It’s never too late to start or make a vision board.  Some people believe that you should only make them at the beginning of the year. Now it’s great to get your year started with one, but there is no set time. Think about if you want a career change, setting a weight loss goal, or just trying to envision yourself in a city or state you would like to live or work in. Waking up every morning to what you aspire to be or better yet what inspires you gets you in the right frame of mind to take on the day to get you closer to your goal!

2. Dream Big. Plan tactfully. When planning your board and going through magazines and newspapers, think about your larger goal. Do I want to be a photographer? What type? What equipment will I need? Ask yourself these questions and the tactfull part will fall into place. If you don’t know where to start, try googling whatever it is that you want to achieve and look for a success story. Don’t try to copy but look for a common characteristic  that those particular people possessed that were successful in that field and put that on your board. 

3. Get supportive friends and family involved. I just made a vision board and I included my stepdaughters in the process. I wanted to show them a fun activity while teaching a lesson about staying positive while letting them be creative. When you have a support system that encourages you to strive for the best it will enhance the whole creative process and open up your mind to different possibilities. 

Below are a few photos and videos from my vision board process and a quick IG Story. I would love to know how you all make yours and show photos! 


My 12 year-old  Zy’Ira’s Vision Board ☝🏾

My 9 year old Leah’s Vision board ☝🏾

My vision board above ☝🏾




Face Mask Review: Rose Stem Cell Mask

Hi Beauties!

There are so many masks on the market that it is hard to keep up! I received a great gift from my mother which was a mask set from @PeterThomasRoth. I’ve only used one of the three which is the Rose Stem Cell one and I’ll share my results below. 

Rose Stem Cell Gel mask

1. The mask helped with my puffy eyes. I can admit that at times I go to bed late and my under eye area suffers. After using this mask about twice a week on and off for two months, I was pleased with the results since my eyes were not as puffy and the circles were not as deep. Below is my before and after picture. The time between the pics was 2 months. Bonus: by putting the mask in the fridge and sleeping with it gave me some extra tingles and it felt amazing!

My results!

2. My skin was glowing! The glow that you get after removing the mask is absolutely amazing! Usually, once I put on my moisturizer I have a glow but directly after removing the mask my skin had a JLo glow! This was my favorite part of the mask because you feel rejuvenated and fresh faced. 

3. It stayed true to the claims. On the bottle, the masks claims to brighten ✔️ tone ✔️ hydrate ✔️ and firms ✔️. This is pretty impressive because there are a lot of creams and masks that claim they are supposed to do what they are supposed and some fall short. Fortunately, this stayed true and I was able to check all of the claims! Bonus: the applicator to apply the mask comes with a textured side and when you massage the gel on your face it feels so soothing and cooking.

I’m happy to report 1 out of 3 is plus and I will report later regarding the other two masks. Enjoy your Sunday!



How to do a monochromatic look

Hey Beauties!

I hope you all had a great 4th of July holiday! Yesterday inspired me to do a nontradional patriotic look. I simply went with a monochromatic look which is just fancy for wearing the same color from head to toe. This isn’t to be confused with matchy-matchy but I’ll share a few tips so you all can try for a chic look! 

1. Pick one color

This is easier said than done, but the essence of a monochromatic look is to pick one color and play around which the shade of that color. In the photo below, I chose blue for the 4th of July  but took it a step further an paired my light navy colored @OldNavy off the shoulder blouse with a baby blue pair of skinny pants from @BabesandFelines. Both items compliment each other as they are both in the blue family and this rule applies to most colors. Tip: If you opt for a bright color to mono with, my advice is to do the deeper shade on the bottom which will make you more slim, then the brighter on top.

Matching with the blue water

2. Play with different textures 

Once you figure out your color that you want to wear, playing with different textures in the same color will take your look to extra chic. In the summer we have  flowy cotton, chiffon, ruffles, or linen to name a few. During the fall and winter, think of shearling, faux fur, sequins, cable knit for sweaters and blouses. Pick one and decide if you want to make it a statement of your look. Tip: Don’t forget your accessories but try to keep it at a minimum with the finishing touches like a simple necklace or bangles. 

3. Choosing the right footwear

So once your look is put together, I always think it’s best to pick a neutral to wear at the bottom. If you are wearing cool colors like blues and purples think of a darker or light tan or brown color. If you are wearing more warm colors golds and tans are also a great choice. Grays are great for deeper colors as well. 

Check out the photos below by my gorge friend @_Niove 📸