I so badly want to go in about the highlights of today’s outfit session (as in shooting and scouting location, surrounded by locals, kids and dogs) but I’d rather keep it all bottled in and move on. Oh, well, maybe I’ll tell my “imaginary friend” in which I’m meeting up with later for vegan ice cream — that I’m excited about! Until then, I’m at home, editing and waiting on my seamless order. Can’t decide if I’m wearing these heels for the rest of the day or not. Follow me on Twitter for a poll.
Why did I record this look, it’s nothing. I’m constantly using the ace beaute quintessential palette all over my face and then I just slap on some products and go. Now that my brows are lighter and my hair is shorter, there’s less grooming and maintenance to worry about but when I want to make an effort, I put up good face, huh?
This is a lifestyle update because it’s actually working for me so, maybe it’s worth sharing. Here are my tips on how to be beautiful.
I’m a Gemini Sun, Gemini Ascendant and Scorpio Moon. But. I came across this website that gave me a ton of data on alllll the zodiac signs I consist of and it’s called a “natal chart.” What the fuck? Like, reading up on my birth, in depth, made everything click for me. I get it. I understand better why I do and (especially) say the things I’m really about. Learning what the stars tell is a way to re-focus and nurture.
No Deodorant Necessary
I stopped wearing that shit. There’s a lot of this and that about what to switch to and consume and put on the body but deodorizing with all these fragranced products that mean nothing if a bitch is just fucking smelly, is gross. Take a shower and wear good perfume. Baby wipes are nice too!
I remember one girl telling me that lipgloss is such an American thing. Lip gloss is for everyone, though. It’s young and rejuvenating and like... to be honest, I’ve seen a lot of ratchet girls wearing it and I never understood the deal. I like ratchet but I think because I got so caught up in makeup and lip colors, I forgot that a simple gloss is beautiful. I use Kiss Professionals Mirror Shine Lip Gloss.
“Go fuck yourself”
I’m really sharp tongued when people don’t know how to treat me the way I “deserve.” This is my go to phrase because no matter what the response is, I’m always going to feel like everybody can literally leave me alone and I won’t think twice about them! You have to stay in my tunnel vision and keep up with my work to have my attention. And no matter how cool somebody may seem or how attractive they are, I’m not afraid to push them away by doing and saying exactly what I feel. But, it has to make sense! See, that’s the kicker. I do pay attention, understand and think everything through. I don’t go off on the deep end with no intent to swim. If I’m crazy or seemingly reckless, I MEAN it. If I leave something behind, I planned it. It all pertains to the issue at hand...Don’t go and murder a cat because you’re angry. Keep the people who are involved, involved and don’t wait to address a situation. Handle it as soon as it happens, right then and there so there’s no room for revenge, prolonged drama and honestly, disease on going out and enjoying life no matter who’s around or watching!
I’m pretty on top of my online content, unfollowing people, posting original photos, updating my feed, making sure everything is RELEVANT and more importantly, accurate. Not that it has to be some social media ho shit but, the info is whack if it’s old. Like, I get annoyed when people give me their Instagram and they haven’t posted in weeks. That’s pointless and I’m not following you. Don’t have photos, entries, status updates and fuck shit that is completely unrelated to what you are now and where you are going. Be present and clear, always. Don’t give off the wrong impression! If you’re single, don’t pretend you have someone. Be real. Having fake beef is stupid.
I’m sure Kim is annoyed at half my audio messages because I’m literally smacking gum in all of them. Having fresh breath is important and sexy. Yes, brush your teeth but, have some gum or a breath mint, too, my GOD oral hygiene is everything.
Converse or Vans
Because they go with EVERYTHING and look good on everybody and work for every occasion and people honestly don’t give or a fuck or judge. It’s cool.
I’m sorry and goodbye
I literally made the mistake of giving out my personal number since I moved to NY whereas before I would NEVER do that. Having been blocked by a few people and while also being highly attended to by others, I’m seeing my real tastes again. I realized that previous people in my life were letting me get away with too much irrational “of the moment” behavior that I forgot how to be calm and graceful. I forgot about me and I was trying to be impressive even when they were messy... It didn’t last. It never does. Getting back to the grind, I changed my number.
There’s nothing going on but if there were, it’s a secret. Also, I have a lot to get off my chest but I seem to be holding it together quite well and it’s also keeping me focused on my new posting with purpose “campaign.”
They don’t call me the white peach for nothing. Nobody calls me that but, my skin is all anybody ever tells me about myself so, this is what this is about. Disclaimer is that I do enjoy nutrition and supplements but they are expensive and I haven’t used any of my favorites now that I’m doing things a little different. Water is always a must but people say that all the time and forget to take it seriously.
“Retinol is a weaker, over the counter version of tretinoin, a prescription vitamin A derivative that is highly effective in reversing sun damage and signs of aging. Tretinoin decreases fine lines, evens skin color, improves texture, tightens pores, and stimulates blood flow and collagen production.“
I’m not giving away all of my secrets but I will say that I’ve personally started using retinol cream (like I found some potions at the Burlington’s) and it’s basically anti-aging skincare. Prevent now! Unless you’re under 20 then just drink lots of water and stay out of the sun.
I’ve made the transition over to veganism, as well. The lack of dairy in my diet is benefiting and it’s really showing on the outside. Surprisingly, I don’t miss cheese! I crave other foods as an alternative and I’m fuller and more radiant than ever.
That’s it. “Anti-aging” and Veganism.
I had a lot to say until I got home, took a shower, felt really good washing my almost bald head and getting out of the windy storm.
Top: Aritzia - TNA Brand / Bottoms: Neiman Marcus / Jacket: H&M / Shoes: Saucony / Earrings: Taramanda
“You don’t look American.” I’m American. Can October be over, now? New York’s petty committee is doing the most and I just don’t give a fuck about Halloween.
A compilation of my favorite lip colors:
I find it cool that people are jumping in on posting more outfits lately. It makes me wonder if the next move is... well, I'm thinking online boutiques/shops. It's nice to see who's on board when it comes to instagramming but, really consistency is key.
I don't know what it is. Even though things are moving forward and progressing, I'm still bored, restless, and staying up until 4AM. I love the city, I'm just literally doing a bunch of nothing and I'm surprised that anything productive is getting done at all.
Wearing: G Star Raw top, thrifted maxi skirt, Unionbay combat boots, Guess jewelry & Wigs and Plus hair
I redirected the mood of my content, posted up with beautiful radiant women for Tush Magazine, settled in an effective homey life and disrupted the flow of my hearts affairs - all in one week! If I'm crazy, that's my business.
I really get into the day around noon unless I'm up before the sun but it's like the lighting is prettiest as the day goes on after lunch and I tend to gain more energy - by 6 o'clock, I want to kick it with somebody or simply make new friends. Take note, girls!
brows - NYX Eyeshadow Cake Powder Blonde; eyeshadow - Physicians Formula Matte Collection Quad Eye Shadow Quartz Quartet, Ace Beaute Quintessential Eyeshadow Palette; eyeliner - NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker Carbon Black; highlighter - Jesse's Girl Pure Pigment Eye Dusts Pixie Dust; cheeks - E.L.F Aque Beauty Blush & Bronzer Bronzed Peach, Measurable Difference Bronzer Brown Sugar; lips - City Color Collection Be Matte Liquid Lipstick; lashes - Kiss Looks So Natural Shy; face - Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, C.Y.O Long Lasting Foundation Lifeproof
Outfit of the day and makeup and hair and everything that makes me, me. Not that it's anybody's concern but, I've finally learned to zone out and be about my own world again. This is precisely how I was before I knew heartbreak and before I was acknowledged as new money. I am square one yet also completely on top!
top by ThreadUp; bottoms by Lucca Couture; shoes by UnionBay
When I am seen out and around taking selfies, it's because I'm a blog and a model. That being said, here's back to back entries because I'm feeling colorful, young, vibrant, willing enough to share and exploit myself some more. Plus, this is the look I did using the Ace Beaute Quintessential Eyeshadow Palette and bit, I killed it.
Eyes - Ace Beaute Quintessential Eyeshadow Palette; Lips - NYX Macaron Lippies Black Sesame; Cheeks - Wet N Wild ColorIcon Blush 326B Rose Champagne, Black Radiance True Complexion Contour Palette Light to Medium; Highlight - Jesse's Girl Pure Pigment Eye Dusts Pixie Dust; Face - Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, C.Y.O Long Lasting Foundation Lifeproof; Lashes - Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes Shy; Brows - NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder Blonde
So, is this difficult to get ahold of? Let me know because since that seems to be the case than it makes it all the more my favorite! Another reason I love the city — coming across little hidden stores full of treasures and shit I know doesn't matter but I enjoy anyway.
Color: Key Lime
Ask me where I get my hair from too. On my way to Chinatown for a shoot and then meeting up with a friend for new world domination! I'm basically sick to my stomach, working and modeling, I don't have time to Instastory even though I take my feed seriously as hell. I see you hoes find ways to cop my style, just know it's inspiration from a nobody city gal and I appreciate the phony bullshit.
Ok, I'm still couch/house surfing in NYC if anyone is willing to have me while I continue to pursue fashion and modern media. I'm not embarrassed to own up to the fact that I don't see myself settling down in a home any time soon and I do have the will/drive to keep going! Clearly. I'm also collecting detailed note of how people treat me and interact with me as I navigate this chapter in my life. I'm mixed between humbly disappointed and obnoxiously appreciative. I'm on day 9 of detox from all the unnecessary food and sweets I was eating upon not taking my fitness as seriously as I thought to. I wanted to reset my metabolism and maintain my body. And ayy! I was photographed in Brooklyn yesterday as planned and am beginning to take on the "models mentality" in a healthier manner while also keeping my own independent productivity consistent. My skin finally cleared up and I'm welcoming opportunities of happiness, fulfillment and friendship rather than the obsession with glamour and superficiality. I'm currently finding ways to do my outfit of the days and have a sneaking suspicion it will come to fruition in a neat new establishment. For now, the mirror at Forever21 works? Ehh. It could pass as a really large closet in some instances. And it goes to my aesthtic.
Hey! I'm currently in Central Park, editing and watching GossipGirl on a bench. It's Sunday and beautiful. My friend texted me about the subways running all fucked up this evening so, I have an eventful night to look forward to but, the plus side is my makeup looks flawless and is long lasting. I also took bikini digitals today and sent them off to my scouting director for agency submissions. Tomorrow, I will be doing some shopping for myself and an upcoming shoot! I'm a little nervous/skeptical about "modeling" again but this work is with a kick ass photographer so, I plan to trust the process in a new light. I also get to style myself and I love doing that.
Add me on Snapchat isitorganictho - it's mainly my face beat to capacity in a bunch of different locations throughout the city, haha!
Eyes Nickak New York Duo Blush NDO02 | Forever 21 Shimmery Eyeshadow PalettePink/Multi
Lips Wet N Wild Mega Cushion Matte Lip Cream Melon It Like It Is
Cheeks Wet N Wild ColorIcon Blush 326B Rose Champagne | Black Radiance True Complexion Contour Palette Light to Medium
Face Maybelline Pure BB Cream and Fit Me Concealer | C.Y.O Long Lasting Foundation Lifeproof
Lashes Maybelline Volum' Express Colossal Big Shot Mascara