This past weekend, my friend Erikka + I hosted our first Creative Den event together. After planning, postponing, then finally executing, I'm so happy and proud of what we were able to accomplish with six other amazing women who believed in us with catapulting their businesses further.
Keep reading to find out more about how the event + how you can get involved!
#MoxieFriday is an interview series showcasing twentysomething and millennial women who live in MOXIE throughout their professional and personal lives. These women show up for themselves, others, and make sure they're impacting the womanhood they see around them + on social media.
This month, I’m featuring a local organization, that I admired and am a part of, who showcases their moxie to young girls in every meeting. Mission 31 is a 501(c)3 mentoring organization with a primary purpose to teach, mentor, and inspire young ladies in grades 6-12 by strengthening their decision-making skills and self-confidence, whose motto is to shape girls into women, one life at a time.
Hey there, let's talk about patience!
Let's talk about how we can make our rough and trying moments - where we want something so bad, rush to get it, and become disappointed in the outcome - better by increasing one area of our lives. Society demands we receive everything instantly and when that doesn't happen, we become upset, angry, and/or frustrated.
Patience is that one area where we can always practice and improve on. This has been a HUGE theme for me throughout the past year. I've been been tested in the areas of employment searches, friends, relationships + dating, and my own self-abilities + skills. The constant rejection, not receiving the results I wanted, and daily life revelations and own experiences and hearing other positive stories helped me come to grips with needing to improve and increase my patience.
Along with having a consistent hair routine, incorporating a consistent skin care routine is equally, if not more, essential and important. This routine improves the quality of your skin, increases moisture, reduces flare ups, etc., and begins leading to flawless skin.
In creating my routine, facial oils have improved the quality of my skin dramatically. I started using the Sunflower Sweet Serum by Bahi Cosmetics in December and the difference has been amazing. I recently finished the bottle, and I'm on to trying Pearlessence - found at Marshall's.
#MoxieFriday is an interview series showcasing twentysomething, and sometimes above, millennial women who live in MOXIE throughout their professional and personal lives. These women show up for themselves, others, and make sure they're impacting the womanhood they see around them + on social media.
This month, I'm featuring communications professional, music enthusiast, and entertainment + lifestyle blogger, Trenae Cimone Dunigan. Trenae spent her younger years immersed in music and movies. Once she watched the film, Brown Sugar starring Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan, it was clear what she wanted to do with her life. After obtaining her degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Advertising & Public Relations from Grand Valley State University in 2015, she decided to use it to further her chances of becoming a public relations professional and/or A&R in the entertainment industry.
Read Trenae's journey below...
Last night, Scandal - the Shonda Rhimes' ABC network television hit that had everyone wondering "who is Olivia Pope?" - completed its amazing show run. Seven seasons of Scandal has taken us pretty much everywhere throughout the White House and beyond. With daring political moves, handling the situations in her white hat, relationships brewing from everywhere (#TeamFitz by the way since beginning), a killer fashion sense, powerful walk & demanding presence, and being a gladiator all the way to eventually leading down a similar path of her father's, I've enjoyed every single moment of this show and appreciate its messages + representation for women!
The feeling Shonda gave on Thank God It's Thursday (TGIT) nights between the three shows, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder, was magical in a sense and great to watch. I'm sharing my take-aways and favorite aspects from the entire show:
On Friday, I went to the hair salon to get a silk press + trim. I can't really remember the last time I went to an actual salon for a press because my hair is really not built for that life anymore. Even though I did straightened my hair in August for my birthday, it literally lasted for two hours and wasn't professionally done.
And that's the thing - my hair usually looks great for a couple of hours, depending on weather, personal body heat temperature, and quality of styling/products. So all of these factors had me a little worried that I would waste money to just have clipped ends.
But y'all, I am SUPER IMPRESSED with the way my hair came out and it lasted for longer than Friday!
I feel I've been away from my blog too long. I haven't been motivated to write posts, which is normal. But the great thing about it, though, is the fact I never stressed about it like I usually would. I let it flow and figured out other things in the meantime.
Now, I feel somewhat ready again - having tons of topics and ready to write - to bring more content to you all. It feels great typing this now, so I know worrying about minor details of weekly posts are irrevelant.
So let's play catch up! Let's talk about what I've been up to and everything in between.
This lifestyle and beauty blog - created for twentysomething millennial women - inspires, empowers, and adds moxie to womanhood. Women will have a space to learn how to flourish from past mistakes and daily issues, while gaining insight on other topics.
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