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

Beauty, Cruelty Free Beauty, Freelance Stylist, Island Life

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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

 

my city pampering routine

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With more time that I could fathom, not only have I been taking care of the mental, spiritual, physical & hustle, I am making moooore time than ever to dive into the wonderful world of beauty.

In this post, I have featured my tried and true must have products when I am feeling a bit extra and wanting to be pampered!

Just a few simple items can definitely change the mood and vibe around even for those who are little bit harder to please or impress (me 😝)

This pleasure filled pampering affair starts with Dr Dennis Gross alpha beta peel pads/ also tanning face sheets, this extremely effective duo not only exfoliates my skin (really important process and maintenance) it also tans my face to match my body! As you know, we keep very meticulous care about our face so upon finding this gem, I was hooked! See what happens when you tan, THEN EXFOLIATE with the products you have, it actually lessens the time of your fabulous tan…and if you don’t exfoliate at all…well, we won’t go down that road okay?

This process for the face takes no longer than any application of my skin care routine combined. The perfect sized towelettes can be used as a whole (or give into my hack of cutting it in half and save the other for the next week)

Next tanners for the body. I have tried multiple products from the St. Tropez line as well as Isle of Paradise, having used both and also seen my colleagues with it, the isle of paradise collection has a range of  light, medium, dark, which are perfect for skin tones lighter than I as it is a gradual hint and change! I on the other hand, have that medium tan/olive skin that I like to toast up a little bit more, so I went with the master of all insta tanning.

So face done, body done, now hair! I have abstained from colored hair for a little over 10 years so after going light, I wanted to experiment with color and lo and behold! Semi permanent hair dyes with deep conditioning features?! Say WHAT!

Moroccan Oil, color depositing mask has changed the game folks. This do it yourself magic in a pouch or tube allows the consumer to not only apply the color like you would conditioner, it has the most famous ingredient to help nourish, hydrate and strengthen your locks Goldi! The color I chose was hibiscus, loving this intense fuchsia shade that fades into ALLLLL THE HUES OF PINK, leading to its rose gold pink, blush pink situation that I am absolutely fond of.

DIY-ing has been making me feel empowered, informed, creative and definitely saving money utilizing my own talent and skills to perform such goddess glam. I hope you are all taking the time to be well, as well.

Self care, rituals and bad bitches, AJ

Hustle by the seashore

Beauty, Freelance Stylist, Island Life

 

One of my mentors and I decided to make a morning out of meeting of the minds and include a seaside photoshoot, this taken before my canon m50 and her Prada glasses took a dive into the raging Pacific Ocean.

The camera didn’t make it, but memories encased in its micro sd does. Holy moly, go pro here I come.

In between day dreams and a boss action plan, here we are, never not doing. I used to struggle finding the images I wanted to put on my vision board until I realized I can archive the visions of my reality ON my vision board.

What was once a fairy tale is now my dreams come true, AJ

Vital Proteins-Matcha Collagen

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Hello more natural, health seeking, lifestyle alternatives….it me!!!

After a hectic 2 1/2 months living like a rogue transient, it’s been difficult to stick with a strict and disciplined routine when giving in slightly into the worlds temptations provide just a small comforting token to what is directly presented, so with that said, I fell off the bad bitch wagon, again.

You will get an honest version of me, so this is me trying for the 20850e85048th time to simplify and incorporate everything that uplifts me and makes me happy, period.

 

Antioxidant / Skin / Hair / Nails

Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen 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.

 

 

A Saturday spent actually low key with my son, handled house cleaning, purging, taking in a much needed nap time and waking up around 5pm got me a hazy funk and not wanting to splurge on my usual, I hunted around for this matcha collagen mixed with caffeine for a more healthier boost.

Having tried this on an empty stomach, right when I first get up…now on my second cup, I can see how this could possibly replace my ridiculous coffee intake and sugar addiction. It’s not my espresso buzz, but it has a good earthy taste and surprisingly high end aftertaste, so much so it’s prompted me to YouTube a few more videos on how to properly make and serve a damn IG and IRL worthy matcha latte.

..and if you know me at all, you know I go all in, A.