Caraline isn’t a social media person, but she’s like a second sister to me, and today we’re going to shower her with love and appreciation before she gets married this Fall. 🥂 If I told you about all of the things that Cara and I have been through together, I honestly don’t think you would believe most of it (can’t write this shit), but it suffices to say that I wish every woman a loyal, strong and supportive best friend like this one. I’m truly not sure where I would be without her. Thank you to @mayelavzz for glamming Cara today!! ✨
One of my best friends is getting married in November, and I have 24 hours to help get everything together while she’s here in NYC. Worst kept secret: if you’re interested in renting jewelry for a special occasion, @verstolo is my favorite place to go. I’m bringing Cara here now!! #livetime#bestfriends
Closing out NYFW by walking in a show without ANY makeup on was a once in a lifetime experience; I was SO honored to stand alongside some of the most influential women of our generation as we took off our masks and strutted our stuff thanks to @olay 🤷🏻♀️💛🙌🏼 #olay#faceanything
I have two long days ahead that require my full focus and presence at all times. Whereas I might ordinarily feel stressed, overwhelmed and tired at the thought of this, I made the decision to get myself into the right head space before launching into the experience. Why am I telling you this? —————————————————————Although I’ve never been a morning person, I’ve learned to fight the flesh, which generally encourages us to press the snooze button — and ultimately results in a panicked, last minute quest to show up for the day. This morning, I woke up an hour early, nurtured my body with a healthy breakfast (These Fruit Loops are an old favorite, but they’re also just a prop today), meditated for ten minutes (Calm App) and spent time with Dr. Wayne Dyer, in an ongoing effort to learn how to live from the place where God is within me – and I’m able to remain aware of that -- throughout the day. —————————————————————When my energy is off, it shows. I’m more apt to become discouraged, stressed and frustrated; I’m not able to give my best self. In order to feel fulfilled and to make the most out of my experiences, I’ve learned that it’s important to tackle the physical, the mental and the spiritual. If you can wake up a teenie tiny bit earlier than usual (even ten minutes helps) and find a way to tap into the part of yourself where you’re living from the soul rather than the ego – life will open for you in a way that will exceed all of your expectations. I’ve seen it firsthand. ✨
When I used to go to the gym more regularly, (I’m getting back on the wagon now, but that’s a story for another day), I’d always feel compelled to apply foundation, bronzer and a brow. Until recently, I never realized how uncomfortable I still felt in my own skin. —————————————————————
When I initially partnered with Olay, I was excited to work with the brand, use the products and walk the runway with a host of phenomenal women. But I didn’t realize how invested I would become in the self-care aspect of this process and how it would come to transcend skincare alone. —————————————————————
In using the Olay moisturizer and eye cream twice a day every day for the past couple of weeks, I’ve experienced major improvements to my skin -- it’s more evenly toned, smooth, and hydrated– but I’ve also been motivated to remove my extensions and to stop wearing makeup 24/7. I haven’t felt compelled to try to look “perfect.” ————————————————————During NYFW, which is a time when we regularly see many of the most beautiful women in the world, I used to really struggle with my confidence. I wanted to be taller, prettier, skinnier, more exotic looking. But this season, when I perused the runway and saw supermodels and celebrities, I admired their beauty, yes, but I also appreciated my own body – not for the way that it looks or doesn’t look, but for everything that it does for me every single day. @olay#ad#FaceAnything
The #Olay28Day Challenge inspired me to learn more about skin-care. I’ve realized there’s always more to learn no matter how many products you buy.
As a makeup lover, I understood that the most crucial part to achieving a flawless face entailed starting out with a clean canvas, but I didn’t fully comprehend what that meant.
After being diligent about makeup removal and in the cleanse in the AM using Daily Facials and using my @Olay moisturizer and eye cream twice a day every day for 14 days (there’s also something about having a consistent routine that I like), my skin looks brighter and feels significantly more smooth. #FaceAnything🙏🏼🤷🏻♀️#Olay