Nothing clever or profound to say this Tuesday. Just, I love you. 🥰
How do you convey love? Tell me in the comments. Sometimes words go a long way. In fact, as someone who was in a long distance relationship for a very long time, I often only had words to convey love. I’m someone who loves to convey love through physical connection. I’m the biggest cuddler you’ll probably ever meet.
P.S. both our hair was cut by @lindsayvictoriahair, we’re one of those couples, how cute 😘😂
Observe: this is a girl who has been hibernating for the past week. Had a cold, feel much better now. This is a shot from a magazine shoot I did a few weeks ago. Fake lashes, glitter, fun stuff. But don’t be fooled. A shiny facade does not indicate anything going on in the insides. Some days, I look the shiniest and it’s a front to help myself catch up with where I want to be / know I can be emotionally/mentally/creatively. Most days, I’m no makeup, no glamour, and living in truth and in happiness and, when I’m lucky, in a well of creativity.
Don’t be fooled by shiny exteriors. We’re all just out here trying. I respect and salute you. 💋
I’m so thankful for all of YOU. Thank you for all your love, all your support, sharing of your heart, sharing of your mind. It doesn’t go unnoticed. It’s personal, and it makes this seemingly very impersonal app a source of warmth for me. Thank you for making something that can feel very sterile feel like a little family. This kiss is for you. 😘💋✨
Super special, just for you, I got a 25% off code for this ultra-moisturizing balm by @frenchkissmakeup. Enter code ErinBlackFri at check-out to receive an EXTRA 25% off the already 20% off price. Get this avocado oil, sweet almond oil, orange oil, aloe vera gel, and more on all your dry spots. 😚
My lip gloss is poppin’. 💋🥰
My lips (and all my skin in general, actually) get so much drier as soon as Fall and Winter begin to hit. I discovered this super moisturizing balm by @frenchkissmakeup and I looove it. It’s made with so many good-for-you things like sweet almond oil 🌰, avocado oil 🥑, evening primrose oil 🌹, orange oil 🍊, aloe gel 🌱... The list goes on. You can wear it over lip color, wear it bare on your lips, cuticles, whatever... BUT you can also mix it with some brown sugar and make your own scrub. 🤤
It’s 20% off for the holidays, so, y’know. ☺️
COMMENT ANY KISS EMOJI 💋😘😗😙😚 and I’ll kiss back 😇
thanks, @kathysandersmusic, for snapping these pics
I operate best when my confidence is high and my ego is low. Do you ever think about the difference between these things? I think it’s really easy to get the two confused.
Confidence is grounded in an inner knowing of self-worth, my worthiness of taking up space. It comes from the inside and it helps me feel full. Ego is an externalized boastfulness that’s used (often subconsciously) to diminish others as a way of trying to feel full — when, in reality, ego empties me and leaves me totally dependent on external validation, things outside my control.
Do you operate from a place of confidence or ego? I’ll be utterly honest and say that it has been a journey for me to unpack my ego and learn to move from a place of confidence and love. And some days test me far more than others. On those days, I try to remember to give myself an extra reminder. This morning, those words came to me. “I operate best when my confidence is high and my ego is low.”
P.S. I can’t stress enough that the journey toward confidence is a rocky one, a slow one. Please don’t be hard on your sweet soul as you make your way along this journey.
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hair by @dell.miller and @lindsayvictoriahair, styled by @jazminwhitley, whiter smile thanks to @the_smile_expert ✨
I’m here with you. I’m breathing with you. Sometimes words don’t come. Sometimes words aren’t enough. Sometimes words get caught in your throat and you can’t seem to find the right words. But you are breathing.
Take a deep breath in to a count of 5.
Hold it in for a count of 5.
Exhale slowly for a count of 5.
Hold at the bottom of your exhale for a count of 5.
Continue until you feel a little more peace inside yourself.
Even 10% more.
This concludes my favorite photo series: CMBYN - A Tribute
Erin Sanders as Elio
Adam Johan as Oliver
P.S. Just imagine us walking around almost-kissing for these photos. 😂🥰
Please comment your favorite @cmbynfilm quote and then I’ll stop flooding your feed with these photos. 😅🍑☺️
“Elio, Elio, Elio...”
“Oliver, Oliver, Oliver...” 🍑
Thank you, @djadamjohan, for being such a good sport and fulfilling all my @cmbynfilm cosplay dreams with me. (I’m not crying, you’re crying.)
If you love Call Me By Your Name, comment the 🍑 emoji below.
I found these incredible vintage shorts from @zebra.in.pink and @vogue_squared respectively. Tap photo for details. 🍑💛
Photo by @kathysandersmusic