A Brighter Future With Sseko Designs

Friday, June 26, 2015

Relaxing on the beach, taking in the sun I'm reminded of the many blessings I have. I've got my health, my brain, and my unyielding determination to make it. I've been raised in a country where women have a chance to create their own way. Unfortunately that's not the case in many places. It is because of this reason that for severalk years I've supported the efforts of Sseko Designs, an ethical fashion brand that helps women in Uganda earn money to put toward a college education and get out of poverty. These courageous women put in hard work to create really cute sandals and accessories. This season I'm super excited to sport Sseko Designs' new leather t-strap sandal with interchangeable accents. Innovative and stylish!


Finding Inner Peace

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A few weekends ago, I left the fast life in Los Angeles and escaped to Palm Springs. Trust me, it was a much needed getaway that just so happened close to my birthday. Between floating in the pool and spa treatments at the Avalon Hotel, I took part in a Transformational Breathing class. I decided to do it because I didn't want to start a new year of my life allowing the same baggage I'd been hauling around to weigh me down anymore. You often don't realize how heavy that load is until you start to let it go. The session helped. From that experience I was able to take home a few new practices of deep breathing and meditation. This morning I tried it out for myself. What you read next is the transcribed version of an exercise I recorded. Keep in mind, I am not a licensed professional but I do see the value in sharing my journey with you. Sharing is caring and we really need to spread some love right now.


Peek-A-Boo Pretty

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sultry. Soulful. The eyes have it. I mentioned before that my summer color palette has shifted to gorgeous florals from pinks to purples. Those shades aren't just for your lips, but your eyes too. Wink wink. I'm a brown-eyed girl and I'm always searching for beauty looks that can play up my color without being too pa-pow! You know what I mean. Who wants to look like a bag of day-glow makeup exploded on her face, unless that's what you're going for. Give me nude lips and eyeshadows with a hint of pink that glisten in the sunset. So when the light hits my eyes, that pretty brown, brown can drive you wild.


Popping Pinky-Purple Lips

Friday, June 5, 2015

I've got a brand new lipstick crush. You know I love nudes and adore citrusy hues on my lips. They work well with my complexion without competing for attention. Just because I'm partial to these doesn't mean I can't share the love with different shades. Recently another color family has caught my eye: The Pinky-Purples. Those colors you see in tropical flowers that flow somewhere between magenta and violet. There's nothing soft or understated about Pinky-Purples. They are ever so feminine and extra bold. Perfect for daytime play or twilight soirees. From matte to shimmery glossies, here are a few of my favorites...