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Positivity wins every time​.

Hello loves, stepping into a new week like…  Let’s start it off with some positivity. Today’s post literally popped in my mind and I decided to just go with it. Since becoming a blogger I have been learning myself more and also been trying to be vulnerable more in my daily lifestyle. I’ve written a previous post called Reclaiming The Word Vulnerable, where I discuss the pros of vulnerability and how in some ways it is not such a terrible thing. Go take a read after if you have time, but today I just wanted to share some positiveness with you guys because there are so many things to be thankful for. With all the shootings, killings and overall horror going on in the world today, it is prevalent to keep our heads up and our hearts set on God! First of all, celebrate yourself. Celebrate your ups AND your downs. Yes, I wrote your downs too. Many people go through situations that may not have been the best, grow from it and move on. In …

Photo Diary: Grad Shoot.

I realized after writing up my What’s Next? blog post that I have over 300+ grad shoot photos that are literally all so dope! So I wanted to put together another post highlighting my favorite photos (even though it was so hard to choose)! These images were all taken by Duran Andrae. I hope you enjoy this photographic diary because it was so much fun! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo MJ.

Glossier’s lash slick!

I hope you are having a FAN-TAB-ULOUS week! Guess what? Cheers to the loooong weekend! I know I have been MIA with new blog posts, but it’s graduation season, so life has been super hectic. Today’s blog post is dedicated to the new and FIRST mascara from glossier. I mean…it was about time! I have been doing glossier tips and recommendation videos all month on my INSTA-stories trying to get everyone in on how dope glossier actually is through LIVE content. However, if you missed anything…you can click HERE and check out my past stories to catch up! Now let’s get into the main course. GLOSSY GANG, GLOSSY GANG. Let me re-introduce to my new readers who are clueless about GLOSSIER what it actually is. Glossier is a company that centers around Y(OUR) skin. They have beauty, makeup, and skincare products…along with fragrances! If you’re looking for makeup that’s really lightweight, try glossier. Like I stressed in my insta-stories, glossier makeup products were made to enhance our natural skin because they want us to love …

protect your energy.

Hello loves and welcome to a new month, APRIL! So, I am so baffled as to how fast April snuck up on us, but such is life and time. It is going ever so quickly which only means that we have to stay caught up! In today’s post I am focusing on ways WE can protect our energy, because the Lord knows there is so much negativeness (as well as negative people) out there, sometimes clear as day, but other times in disguise. So get comfortable and enjoy this read. When I think of protecting my energy, what I honestly think of is simply protecting my space, what goes in and out of my ears, and what I allow to influence me. Anyone else agrees? I’m sure I’m not alone on this. This sort of reminds me of those times where your parents tell you to watch who keep as friends because sooner or later you’ll start acting like them or picking up their tendencies? I know I never use to really understand that because …

make lemonade!

Hello loves, Happy International Women’s Day. “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” Today’s post I’m encouraging you to make lemonade when life gives you lemons! I have been given lots of lemons throughout my years of life, but I always tried to make “lemonade” or make better out of my situation. One thing I have learned was to never forget who I am and where I came from. Not just that, but the reason behind it. Times have changed a lot from when I was younger. I say this in reference to having pride in where you came from. It was not so easy being the kid who just migrated to the U.S. from the Caribbean, in a class filled with Americans. There were ups and downs, but I never forgot where I came from, as a matter of fact, I think I was overly proud …

life is unpredictable.

Hello my loves, I hope you are having a beautiful day and I hope my smile made it a tiny bit better! Today’s post is about the unforeseen expectations, situations, and trials that are constantly thrown at us in this thing called LIFE that we are living. I hope my experience can encourage someone to not give up on their dreams and change their attitude from today to take charge of their destiny. “Do not let yourself be caught up in the trap of comparison.”- Octavia Spencer This quote has been stuck with me all week because I was beginning to lose myself along the way. To be honest, I am not the type of person to compare myself to others, but lately, I found myself in a dark hole of constant attack on myself. This involved questioning my decisions, who I am, what I stand for, what I’m doing with my life etc. It’s weird for me to even come to this conclusion because my last post was encouraging you (and myself) to not …

the denim jacket.

It’s sprinter and I’m still trying to keep up with this change in weather everyday. One day it’s hot, the next it’s cold, then rainy days turn into snow days! Can we catch a break? Well here in NYC there was a day where the weather was lovely and this was the outfit I chose to wear. The denim jacket have been in effect for years now. Going back to the days of Elvis down to modern day fashion icons like rihanna and pharrell, they all rock their denim jackets like no other! This jacket gives me a 90s feel every time I wear it and I’m always asked where I got it from, well the jig is up…I’ll tell you guys! First, I must tell you it keeps me warm because it is lined with fur both inside and on it’s collar. The dress is from Zara’s basic collection and it’s super comfy, super casual and I’m a sucker for peplum hems! As for the sneakers, they’re super comfy as well and for the …