Exceptional craftsmanship, ethical practices and some of the finest materials available are some of the adjectives used to describe the new fine jewelry collection from Mejuri. If you are looking for luxury pieces for an affordable price Mejuri is definitely the brand you have been searching for. Recently, I was fortunate to collaborate with Mejuri to showcase one of their new limited-edition pieces from this year’s holiday collection. The piece I selected is this beautiful style necklace called “Boyfriend Denim”. What attracted me to this style necklace was the fact it reminded me of the seeing eye. I’m a huge lover of history, specifically ancient history with a concentration in Egypt. My first thought when seeing this piece was ancient Egypt and I was so excited. It truly is the little things that make me happy.VIEW POST
We have some guest on the blog today. My daughters Ariel and Leah, also known on YouTube as The Haskins Sisters. One of the many goals for my daughters is for them to learn and understand how hard I work to provide the lifestyle I was not able to have growing up. With this, they learn work ethic and what it takes to be successful entrepreneurs. So, I decided to give them a formal introduction on how I go from concept to production here on the blog. We sat down and talked about what type of photos we wanted to curate and locations in the area. This was the funniest part because they gave ideas as farfetched as taking pictures at the beach in the winter to driving to Virginia. Neither of these options was ideal for their first photo shoot with mommy. So, we settled for the neighboring town. Although, that trip to Virginia sounds pretty good about now.
Once the location was secure we talked about outfits. Do you know these two asked me for a complete wardrobe including matching lipstick and wigs lol? I can’t make this stuff up. All I could do is laugh because they were really into the concept of a “look”. Additionally, I was not agreeing to wearing a Frozen dress so we kept it simple for today’s look. You can never go wrong with black so that’s what we choose. I must say, I really enjoyed this process with them as it was a way for us to spend quality time together and allow their unique personalities to shine through. The facial expressions they make are hilarious and I realized they are truly just like me. Hope you enjoy todays mommy and me shoot and we will be bringing you more looks in the coming weeks. As long as the school work is complete and their room stays clean. It’s a part of the business deal we contracted lol.
Do you feel like life’s a Ferris wheel? Moving slowing and going in circles. I’ve felt this way before and recently my wheel came to an abrupt stop. The jerk that your body experiences when you stop abruptly leaves your mind swimming with thoughts and makes it hard to think clearly. I felt like I was on the top of the ride, able to see all the beauty of God’s creation. But I was scared to death. I could hear my heart beating in my chest and it was getting louder by the second. I though in that moment I would lose myself, lose it all. Ironically enough as the sun, the ocean, and the beauty of the skyline surrounding me appeared, I started to feel an overwhelming sense of peace. In that moment I was flooded with fear that I would fall and afraid of how high I was. Yet through my tears my fear turned into gratitude. I had to experience fear in order to see and to be appreciate all the beauty surrounding me. It was a complete mind shift. I was released from fear and open to receive all of life’s endless possibilities.
This has been a really trying week for me to say the least. Mentally I’ve been all over the place and I’m trying my best to stay as level headed as humanly possible. But if I’m being honest with myself this week almost broke me down, but God. I really lean on God to help me get through the trails I face and he has never let me down. As my grandmother says, grace and mercy baby grace and mercy. Have you ever experienced something that blindsided you and left you breathless? I think we all have at some point in our lives but the one thing I’ve learned over the years is trails will always come but the way you respond to them is where growth lies. No matter how good of a person you are, how intelligent you are, or how much you pray. You will be faced with a mountain that you will have to move or climb. Since I’m not capable of moving mountains I leave them in God’s hands. I can’t allow what I’m going through to overtake me. I just trust in God that he keeps me in perfect peace and helps me stand strong while in the eye of the storm I’m facing. As in everything this too shall pass. Everything has a time and a season in your life and this is the season of peace for me. I’m claiming it. I will no longer allow anything or anyone to get me off balance and disrupt my peace. If there is one thing I know how to do well that’s to pray. I’ve done a lot of this lately and as a result the smile on my face is genuine. I am truly at peace, with everything.
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Aussie Miracle Curl Collection
No matter where I go I will always be a hairstylist. I just can’t seem to escape it. Even on vacation, I’m washing, deep conditioning, and styling my girl’s hair. Since we’ve been on vacation I’ve had to wash their hair every day due to the pool water which is not normal for us. We typically stick to a once a week schedule. I was happy that this vacation I was fully prepared to maintain both my and my baby’s hair with the Aussie Miracle Curl collection.
Does Aussie Miracle Curl Work
Aussie Miracle Curls Collection is designed to provide moisture and protection for effortlessly gorgeous, moist curls! Great for all hair types who want deep conditioning, shine, and moisture. YES, it works.
I was fortunate to receive the collection in the mail and family vacation was the perfect opportunity to put these products to the test. The Miracle Curl collection features seven different products catered to curly and coiled hair. Although I received the entire collection I only had the opportunity to test a few of the items to give you a thorough review.
MIRACLE CURLS SHAMPOO:
On a scale of 1 to 5, I would rate this Shampoo a 4. I was able to get a great lather with one application of the product. I felt the shampoo gave me a thorough cleaning on my hair and scalp without leaving a residue or film on my hair.
MIRACLE CURLS CONDITIONER:
I give this conditioner a 3 out of 5. Mainly because it was an instant conditioner and I typically skip over these types of conditioners altogether. Every time I wash my hair I always deep condition or I invest in the hair mask and co-wash products. I did also use this conditioner on my daughters without any problems. This product works best on loosely coiled hair.
MIRACLE CURLS CO-WASH:
My go-to product this vacation. I loved that I was able to wash their hair daily without any issues and still maintain their curl patterns. This was a must-have for me this past week. Complete time saver.
3 MINUTE MIRACLE MOIST:
This is the product I underestimated the most. I didn’t think I would notice and conditioning properties in 3 minutes. Boy was I was wrong… Truly hate saying that lol. I did notice a difference after using this product in comparison to the daily conditioner. My hair was softer and the curls bounced back after detangling.
3 MINUTE MIRACLE CURLS:
This product I did not have the opportunity to use however, I will update as soon as I try it.
MIRACLE CURLS LEAVE-IN DETANGLING MILK:
Baby!!! This is LIFE. My girls are four and six with tightly coiled hair and were swimming in the pool all day. So just imagine the tears I had to experience when detangling their hair. This hair milk helped me tremendously. After creating four sections I would apply the milk and SLOWLY comb out their curls. Worked like a charm.
MIRACLE CURLS CRÈME PUDDING:
Also another product I underestimated. This had just the right amount of slip to twist my hair as well as my girls. It did not leave my hair hard and gave me the perfect amount of definition. I wish this product came in a larger size with a pump. it would make it so much easier to use.
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