THE BEST BEAUTY ADVICE I RECEIVED FROM MY MOM

I know that Mother’s Day has passed but it’s May and I am celebrating my mom and being a mom all month long.

Growing up, I remember shopping for lotions and perfumes with my mom and sitting in Dominican and African hair braiding salons for hours while my mom got her hair did. She taught me from a young age that beauty was important but, not everything, for you to feel good – it’s not everything but it feels good when you feel and look beautiful. I have fond memories of playing dress up at my paternal grandmother’s house on the weekends – she would let me play in whatever I wanted at just 7-years-old (eye shadow, foundation, lotions, perfumes, whatever!).

Grandma was the true MVP growing up LMAO. I learned so much about being a woman, a mom and beauty junky from my mom and the other women around me so I decided to share my best beauty advice from my mom. Here are the best beauty tips I received from my mom growing up:

1. Drink Water

2. Get Enough Sleep at night unless you will have permanent bags under your eyes ( I, unfortunately was born with permanent bags LOL)

3. Take care of your teeth (brush twice a day or after every meal and floss)

4. Wash your face in the morning and at night (make sure your wash your makeup off every night! – this is very important to experience clear skin)

5. Body positivity – Big breast, foreheads and butts run in my family (I always had big breast growing up but since I lost weight I don’t have much of anything Haha) so embrace your body and wear what makes you look and feel good. Be comfortable and love yourself, always.

My mom shared many more tips but the ones above are my favorite and I cannot wait to pass them down to my mini-me, Sierra Giselle 🙂

NOVEMBER IS MY FAVORITE MONTH OF THE YEAR AND HERE’S WHY

November is hands down my favorite month of the year! The weather is crisp but not too chilly and the leaves fall off the trees so beautifully. Why November? I’m glad you asked because here’s a list of my favorite things about November:

It’s my FAVORITE person in the world’s Birthday is this month (my daughter, Sierra Giselle) – My life changed forever and for the better when I had my mini-me at 3:36 on November 7, 2013. I still cannot believe she turns five years old today. YIKES. Happy Birthday baby girl 🙂

So, my daughter was born two weeks before MY birthday. Do I really need to elaborate on this one. HAHA. (This year, and many years in the past, my birthday has landed on Thanksgiving!)

As mentioned above, my birthday falls on Thanksgiving this year and I am beyond excited because it’s my favorite holiday. My favorite day and favorite holiday equals me in heaven for the day 🙂

Holiday gatherings – Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving (I consider my close friends family)

Sweater weather – You cannot go wrong with a cozy sweater that fits your body well. It’s perfect to wear with a light jacket or a heavier one for when temps drop outside.

FOOD and SWEET POTATO PIE (My favorites! I love Thanksgiving food and desserts and I save all my really bad eating days for this time of the year.)