These are a few essentials that I ALWAYS have in my purse!! Now it goes with out saying that I have my wallet, feminine products, and cell phone in my purse DAILY!!! However, I just wanted to share some of the OTHER essentials that are in my bag at ALL TIMES!!!
I have to make sure that my eyebrows are always on FLEEK; so I keep my eyebrow pencil handy!! I am also a GERMAPHOBE and rely on my hand sanitizer, especially being how I am always in my car and may not always have access to a sink and hand soap!! I have to also ensure that my lips are nice and MOISTURIZED which is why my eos lip balm comes in handy!! I can't come home and kiss my husband with DRY and CRACKED UP lips!!!! Lastly, I know that you may be wondering why do I have a Ziplock bag full of change in my purse!! But let me tell you, I always keep change with me because YOU NEVER KNOW when you may need some money in a HUNCH!! A girl must always be PREPARED!!!
What are some of the essentials in your purse?
So I have to admit that I have watched the reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians since it all began!! I must say that I LOVE Khloe and Malika's friendship!! They are best friends and RIDE OUT for one another!!!!!!! Khloe and Malika support one another and will go to bat for each other! In my eyes, they are ultimately THERE FOR ONE ANOTHER through the GOOD and the BAD!
My definition of true friendship is having someone who will be HONEST with me at all times, who HAS MY BACK like no other, who is LOYAL, and is someone that you can BUG OUT with and have a TON OF LAUGHS with!!!!!!! This type of friendship is VERY HARD TO COME BY these days!!! I was reminded this Summer how it is hard for some of us to be TRUE BLUE friends to each other at times because we are stuck in our own lives, drama, challenges, needs, etc. I want to continue to strive to be that RIDE OR DIE type of chick that my friends can RELY on!!
I'll keep it real, if I find that those in my life are not RIDING OUT for me as I do for them......I will KEEP IT MOVING TO THE LEFT!!!!!!!! As I always say I know my worth.....even in my friendships! I hope that you do too! We all deserve this type of friendship and should also be willing to be the friend that we would want!!!!!!
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Hey everyone!! I invite you to get to me know me further as I am answering some DEEP questions in this video clip!!
I have been THOROUGHLY enjoying the 2016 Olympics thus far!!!!!!! I have to shout out the American Olympians who have clearly put in the necessary BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS to where they won Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals!!! I have to also give a special shout out to Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, Michelle Carter, Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel, Ryan Lochte, the US gymnastics team, the US swimming teams, and so many more!!!!!!!! I also want to shout out the track and field olympic medalists from Jamaica!!!!!!!!
I will be kind of sad when the olympics concludes!! It felt good to have something positive to tune into these past couple of weeks....given the state of the world!!!!!!!
Have you been watching the Rio 2016 Olympics?
Every night at the resort there were performance shows that we would see. The shows were AMAZING!!! There are a lot of VERY TALENTED people in the island of Jamaica!!! This clip is of the live BIG BAND SHOW which was PHENOMENAL! We also saw the Jamaican Roots show, Reggae Music show, and a Couples Game show!! My family and I enjoyed every last show!! I thought that it was very great that performance shows were offered every night at the resort! It helped to make our time there even more MEMORABLE and gave us something to look forward to every evening!!!
They were so poised while dancing and appeared to be technically trained. After each show the dancers and singers would shake everyone's hands in the audience and we were able to ask them questions. We found out that very few of the dancers and singers in the show were classically trained. They just had RAW talent. A few of the dancers stated that they love to dance so much and looked forward to performing every night!
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Hey everyone!!! Check out this cool clip of our room at the Iberostar Grand Resort!!
The food experience in Jamaica was EVERYTHING!!! I thoroughly enjoyed eating EVERY MEAL!!! I had fish, oxtails, stew chicken, callaloo, dumpling, plantains, fruit, etc!! Authentic Jamaican cuisine is so TASTY and WAY healthier then our processed foods!! Even though I ate a lot while on vacation I did not pack on the pounds!!! I miss eating three meals a day already lol!!
I washed down the above meal with a strawberry margarita......don't judge me, I was on vacation lol!!!!!!!!
Have you ever experienced authentic Jamaican cuisine?
I went on a family trip to my favorite island of Jamaica for a few days! This island is SO BEAUTIFUL as you can see from the pictures!! The water is the perfect Blue/Sea Green color, the cuisine is AMAZING, the drinks are OUT OF THIS WORLD, and the people were SO POLITE! I was able to get true REST AND RELAXATION and forget about all of my worries or life stressors! Everyone deserves to get away and vacation at least ONCE A YEAR! We all work so hard throughout the year paying bills, keeping a roof over our heads, taking care of our spouses and or children, etc. It felt really good to be able to spend quality time with my husband and parents while looking at this beautiful backdrop daily! We did some COOL things during this vacation that I will post about daily. So you will have to stay tuned and check the website daily to get the SCOOP on our FABULOUS VACATION!!!!!!!!!!
Sidebar, my favorite drink is called a BBC (showed in one of the above pictures)!! I know you are wondering what the heck is in that drink lol!! It is a Banana, Baileys, and Coconut Rum kind of a drink. It is SOOO good it is SINFUL lol!!!
Have you ever vacationed in Jamaica?
I LOVE Iyanla Vanzant's perspective about heavy life topics! I appreciated the input that she gave Karrueche regarding her tumultuous relationship with Chris Brown. Karreuche represents a lot of women who ALLOW themselves to remain in TOXIC and UNHEALTHY relationships with the hopes of one day having a HEALTHY and COMMITTED relationship. It is human and easy for us to make EXCUSES for the poor treatment that we may receive from our significant others. It was powerful watching Iyanla help this young lady to tap into her OWN feelings and look through that mirror to get to the root of her wants, needs, and challenges within herself. I am not sure what her upbringing entailed, but I am willing to bet that it plays a BIG part in the type of guys that she ATTRACTS and is ATTRACTED to. At the end of the day, WE'VE GOT TO LOVE OURSELVES MORE!! We deserve to be treated like the QUEENS that we are! We also deserve to be with someone who will be fully COMMITTED to us. LOVE is not ABUSIVE! At some points during this interview it seemed as if Karrueche was making excuses for Chris (which is another thing that we as women often do). I truly hope that this experience has helped her to understand and know her WORTH....even if it is just a little more than she realized prior to this interview!
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This topic is often a conversation piece that we as humans only want to have when it pertains to others being jealous of us; when more of us struggle with this very subject more than we are willing to admit! I like this thought because it defines jealousy in a way that may be easier for us as humans to process! In my lifetime I have had jealous moments and quickly learned that we all have our own time to achieve and reap the blessings that are for us. I prefer to address these feelings if and when they arise, this way I can continue to be the supportive person that I genuinely am to those around me.
I have and continue to experience others having jealous moments when it comes to the blessings that I have been fortunate to receive as well. As I always say, this type of thing traces back to our love of self and upbringing. Now do not get me wrong, we all as humans experience jealousy.......it happens. However, I believe that the more we love ourselves and genuinely like who we are; we are less apt to be jealous of someone else. We all have our own uniqueness that sets us apart from each other! God blesses each of us as he sees fit. We all have different stories, purposes, ministries, and abilities.
Lets work to appreciate the blessings that our fellow brother/sister receive as well as to be thankful for the amazing blessings that have been bestowed upon our own lives. JEALOUSY IS A SICKNESS and the enemy can use it to cause all types of havoc in our lives!