The Woman Behind Her ….


The first touch, the first “I love you” and the first tears that I ever shed were met with her comfort, her warmth and her love. The relationship between a Mother and Daughter is, in my opinion, one of the most rewarding and challenging relationships you can have. If you have a Mom that is as amazing as mine was, then you have someone who is always in your corner, pushing you to be your best. She inspires you to explore ideas and parts of yourself that  you didn’t know existed until she led you to them, guiding you through life’s challenges and hardships. My Mom is the #1 person in my life who I want to impress and whose approval I work hardest to receive even though she isn’t here. Yet, at the end of the day, come success or failure I always knew that she would be there with open arms, love and support – I make her proud no matter what! So many people I come across ask me, “What drives you?” and the answer is simple. It is not money, fame or success that is measured by others. It is the quiet force behind me that makes me – It is my Mom


Faults are so charming!

My new theory on dark circles: They’re the proof of a life well-lived and of nights well-spent!!!!

At a time when YouTube makeup tutorials are promoting the art of obscuring your natural features with a mix of contouring and color-correcting wizardry, there’s something refreshing about looking a bit like you’ve just woken up from a nap. Or so any number of effortlessly disarming French girls would have us believe. Rumpled waves IMG-20170725-WA0000and roomy silk ensembles aside, the real appeal of their romantic nonchalance is all in their gaze, which tends to feature a touch of darkness around the eyes that is embraced instead of masked.

French actress and model Clémence Poésy learned her lesson in cosmetic restraint from her mother. “She didn’t understand concealer,” Poésy reveals. “Dark circles under the eyes can be one of the most moving things on a human face.” Chloé Perrin, creative director of Perrin Paris, seconds the idea of shadows that add depth and character. “I’ve always thought dark circles look quite romantic, is that strange? They make a fresh face look interesting.” Perrin admits to being more concerned with taking care of the delicate skin around her eyes than covering their shadows, and smooths on pure coconut oil after cleansing plus a few drops of Innoxa Hydrating Eye Solution, which she explains is “very popular in Paris and gives a little sparkle.”

French makeup artist Violette loves the attitude a natural haze is able to sustain, explaining that “shadows around the eye give a light smoky effect that enhances your look.” She applies Smith’s Rosebud balm on the eyelids instead and adds a coat of intense black mascara for a “simple, but wow” take on the more standard I-woke-up-like-this beauty routine. If you can’t handle the idea of skipping concealer completely, Violette suggests brightening under the eye with Dior’s Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen, which softens shadows rather than hiding them completely, and leaving the rest of the area bare. She also encourages massaging around the eyes to increase circulation—and embracing perceived flaws, rather than covering them up. “The biggest thing about French culture is to accept who you are, love you and the way you look, and play with it,” she insists. “Faults are so charming and make you unique.”

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long shorts

There really isn’t much more that a person can wear when it’s the high season of summer. Living in the ‘hot’ Caribbean we luckily get to rock shorts all year round! On weekends it’s super easy and trendy to bounce around in this look! These denim cut offs are the perfect length for me – not too short , yet mature, cool, sexy and stylish .. Team up the sloppiness of the shorts with a pair of smart oxfords and an easy cotton button down to try and dress up the look a bit more – have fun with it!

Adidas Bling #Summer17

silver stan smith.jpgAdidas Originals’ classic Stan Smith sneaker gets a major upgrade. The shoe, best known with its white leather and green accents has seen plenty of different iterations throughout the years, but its most innovative change was the inclusion of the popular BOOST sole technology. This shoe boasts an eye-catching mirrored silver upper that is matched with silver laces, all tied together atop the white BOOST sole. They are glam with a little bit of hood, which makes them perfect for me ….

How to get perfect Beach Waves #Summer17

beach wavesThis awesome carefree, summer style can be surprisingly hard to achieve, especially when you’re fighting against your natural texture.

 It’s a matter of small, strategic adjustments—easier now than ever before, as more polished waves continue to fall out of favor. “In the early 2000s, they were more wet and gritty-looking, then they were done with a curling iron,” Now, it’s very subtle and a little more disheveled—anyone can do it.” Here, the ultimate guide to getting envy-inducing beach waves, no matter what hair you were born with.

Crafting beach waves for fine hair starts with product. “With fine hair, it’s important to strategically place product and use half what you would normally,” – “You don’t want to best-salt-spray-beach-hair-wavesweigh it down.” Start with damp, towel-dried hair and spray a moisturizing base product like Bumble and Bumble Prep loosely from root to end. Then take your salt spray or texturizing lotion and apply a small amount—roughly two pumps—only to the mid-section and scrunch it. “Just that floating space, from your lips to your collarbone,” she says. “That little area is all you need to get subtle waves.”

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