Cleaning out my beauty kit on POSHMARK

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As life happens, so does the natural progression of things! I’m slowly retiring my freelance styling lifestyle and I want you to have first dibs into my freelance kit. I’ll be listing unused and barely touched products that I once loved and needed for my wonderful freelance hustle and I want it all to go to a loving and grateful home.

Browse and Buy these curated beauty items for a budget price.

Happy shopping, I’ll be shipping, AJ

Freelance artist featuring, yours truly!

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I was posted as featured artist on my stores IG page and I eagerly shared what I’ve been reaching for during this safe at home order.

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Please visit our little gem in the Hawaiian Islands and if you are ever around, come and say hello!

We are opening our doors soon and I am looking forward to reconnecting with you.

Aloha, AJ

 

Hawaii stay closed, still yet.

Almonds Apothecary, Beauty, Entrepreneur, Freelance Stylist, Gratitude, Island Life, Mental Motivation, Mindset

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I’m still getting used to the new normal and stepping back in this main Hawaiian city, a lot has changed in the few months I was gone!

The images you have seen online where Waikiki is completely shutdown is the real deal. A quick run around my block had the luxury row deserted or boarded up, with no signs of life or immediate return.

Not too long ago, we thrived and survived on this little island that could…and I am positively certain we can do so again.

I am changing gears and exploring this new and very uncertain landscape. Discovering what it means to be essential and cater to exactly what the next movements will be.

I’ve dealt with a few wildcards in my life and even despite the odds, living to play the game is still the prize.

Life was always the prize, AJ

 

 

 

Full moon bounce backs and setbacks

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I place full disclaimer and warning to everyone I come across this week…the full moon is out and energy is everywhere!

Its bright and burning out during this moon in Taurus season and if I could share anything with you, the horns are out and she’s out for blood.
A set back yesterday tested every ounce of patience I’ve acquired thus far and placed a full effect of practice what I preach as every other unbelievable scenario played out right before my eyes.

I took the entire day to examine the miscommunications and misalignment that set off a downward spiral, but I just couldn’t seem to connect the lessons of yesterday’s shit show.

Ill keep this post to a minimum as I don’t like to drag on unnecessary issues around, but in case you are out there needing this…

The way you handle it speaks more volumes than a temper tantrum you want to give into.

Knowing my limits so I don’t have to give a fuck, AJ

AM: Internal Beauty Routine

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This keeps me accountable. As many of you saw on my gram, April had been a successful month for personal growth and development. Working out daily had pushed and propelled me for the next step of this beauty and wellness evolution.

This month of May, I have vowed to keep up with the maintenance and implementing a new and improved internal intake for my beauty from within, skin is in, soul is prime routine.

I am actively reaching for these sustainably sourced oils to balance and better my goals as I am officially swapping my usual go to and comforting sugary caffeinated drinks for something else like this. Wish me clean!

I hope you are inspired to get up and do something, anything to keep up with the health & wealth, which is you, Almond J

@fentybeauty

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With zoom calls happening all day everyday, I have mastered the skill, less is more! Not only have I been letting the skin breathe, I am allowing the ultimate creative flow, quick artist fireshot, pick two beauty products to highlight and feature my most desired feature!

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This weeks flow of corporate calls and hours under the sun, I felt appropriate and finessed with just a hint of KILLAWATT FOIL FREESTYLE HIGHLIGHTER and Badgal Riri’s famous GLOSS BOMB

Living for this no makeup makeup look and thriving on featured focuses. I lightly tapped the highlighter on all the important parts I wanted to glam and glossed over and in less than 20 seconds, there I was, in all my glory, ready to take on the day!

It truly is empowering when we allow ourselves to go beyond the beauty standards we see. There have been days where I could have a full face of makeup and still not feel pretty enough. Being lockdown during quarantine has helped fine tune and reevaluate what my confidence, self worth, self care, self love and sickening standards of just being a bad bitch.

So I’ll take a quote and a page out of our favorite bad gal and trust when I come around…

Coming in with my mind & hustle, so be prepared and bettah have my money, AJ

Phases

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Some of my best thoughts & come backs have risen from the lows. Not that one dwells in that state for too long, just like the moon, learning to evolve and be okay within, no matter what phase.

You’ll get the part of me, at my fullest, be the shiniest star in the galaxy, where as these days (months) I’ve got into total phase of the other side of the moon and you’ll be lucky if you catch even the slightest glimpse.

It’s vital to my learning process and growth to love all the stages and celebrate the sequences that create our entire being. Some people get bits and pieces, of our soul and synergy and if they’re lucky, they’ll stay and change the alignment of your cosmos entirely.

Energy is like that, life is like that, the present is definitely that. Appreciate the highlights, lowlights and everything in between as things would have their time and day, be present with what you are now before it passes without you enjoying it all its full pace/phase.

Shining from a distant, AJ

 

April Goals- discipline and commitment

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The last day of April and I am ecstatic to announce and really in complete disbelief that even during this time of uncertainty I had kept the promise of discipline and commitment to myself.

A great month long of intense personal development, rewirements and self love had propelled the growth and I am looking forward to what May brings. Since I have been keeping up with the physical part of the bargain, I am now committing to revamping the thoughtful intake of my food diet and trust, this area could use a tune up!

I hope you are all staying safe, positive and vibrate higher a little more today, AJ

 

Product & Development – almonds apothecary

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It’s no secret I am quite fond and currently propagating this wonderful plant 🍁 and has been a staple in my medicine and beauty apothecary garden.

I am starting the initial phase of my product and development for Almonds Apothecary! It has truly quite been a few years in the making and I am still in shock that I’ll be rolling this out this presently!

I am curating a beauty and wellness line first launching in my airbnbs on the big island of Hawaii, catering to my local and international guests.

Sustainability has been a top priority when building this project and sourcing out post consumer materials and ethically sourced ingredients has been indeed a joyful journey. Will share more in the next posts!

Here I have invested in Doterra essentials oils, a must have and convenient reach for my most desired and used blends especially when I am traveling and on the go. I have teamed up with a gang of goddesses and have been creating these unique blends via inspiration and intuition. The first few products will be an indulgence for the senses, decadent and drama free intoxicating body washes, end of the day scrubs and take the time to just be and lather up lotions and mists.

Relaxing Mindful Rituals up ahead, AJ

Vital Proteins Partnership

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Yes, you read that right! I have partnered with Vital Proteins  a sustainably-sourced nutrition product company, promoting health, fitness and natural beauty. We do that by providing nourishing collagen and promoting our production of collagen – an essential nutrient stripped from our diets by modern food-processing.

I stumbled upon my first product from the collagen based brand at my beauty studio in Waikiki, pressed for time and needing an immediate caffeine intake, I was quickly introduced by a colleague to this new brand we started carrying.

The Original Matcha Collagen flavor which is sourced from high-quality Japanese matcha green tea and grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hide to ensure top quality and maximum nutritional benefit.

  • Bioavailable: Collagen is easily digested and absorbed by the body.
  •  Rich in Antioxidants: Matcha contains 137 times the amount of antioxidants as other green teas.
  •  Beneficial: Helps to improve hair, skin, nails and joints, ligaments, tendons.
  •  Easy to Use: No complicated preparation required! Simply dissolve into an 8 oz. glass of cold or hot water.

The coffee alternative, loaded with caffeine and a seal of approval being vegan and clean? I was intrigued and more than a willing participant to the magic. *I also initially thought, with green tea as a featured ingredient, I feel healthier in this journey already.

My first attempt to just try the new elixir, mixed hot water, the taste comes up as a surprising milky and a slight hint of sweetness. I had previously envisioned to be a more bland or bitter combination but was really impressed. I am definitely adding a few more components to it like macadamia milk and dark chocolate powder because this is what the taste preferences command these days.

I invite you along this wealth in wellbeing journey with me. If you follow me on the gram, you know how dedicated I’ve been.

Now to sprinkle a little magic in between, AJ