THE DAY AFTER

I hope you all enjoyed your holiday for those who celebrate. Those that don’t, I hope you at least enjoyed the fireworks that your surrounding neighbors took part in. I personally don’t celebrate the holiday other than with fireworks. However, recently over the last few years my mom throws a backyard party at her house with tents, music, food, family and cards being played as well as laughter and just overall fun.โœจ


On another note, I’ve been trying to hear the whole 4:44 album. However I’m reading it on IG everyday. So far I’ve heard Kill Jay Z and the O.J. song in it’s entirety. The other songs I’ve only heard in pieces. All I know is everybody on IG seems to be living it. Umm, all I can say is if it takes Jay Z to teach the people listening about valuing love and family, build your credit up and create wealth. Hey I’m all for it. I’ve been a Jay fan since a youngin. He’s been giving us good music. Yet, in my opinion this is not his best body of work. However many may listen only a few will learn and apply the game he trying to give for $9.99. Have you heard the album? What do you think about it?๐Ÿค”

Yesterday I realized that no matter how close you are to a person, certain conversations and topics are just off limits. I also realize that when you aren’t on the same page as someone they consider you a problem. Only because you see things differently. I also realized that just because you’re grown doesn’t mean you know how to always act grown. Mainly in touchy situations. I also realize that after a certain age and stage in life, your main family is your own family (you, your significant other and your children) outside of that all others are considered extended. I know it may sound mean but it’s the truth. Family isn’t valued as family anymore. Many families are so disconnected nowadays for some of the silliest reasons. Sad yet truth! I’m not complaining but I will say this, I always prayed for my very own family, I now have that so I’m okay with however things are.๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝ

Wishing you a hump day full of good vibes. Happy Wednesday Luvz!

Peace Love & Light
Bella๐Ÿ’‹

TAKE A VACATIONย 

According to many people taking a vacation is so out of reach financially. When I hear this I cringe inside because I know that this isn’t always true. Traveling doesn’t always mean expensive. Now don’t get me wrong I know that life takes us on journeys that make finances so very tight. Trust me, this I know for sure. As a mother of four I know planning a vacation can seem impossible to do with tight finances. Especially if you’re a single mother or father doing it by yourself. I’m here to tell you that it’s more affordable than you think. 

Each time I’m planning a vacation for bae and I or the for our whole squad, I tell myself that vacationing is made available for many budgets. Now this don’t count for every place on your bucket list. However many road trips, flights as well as hotel stays can all be done budget friendly. Just figure out your budget, your destination and use the internet to research until you find your results. I always use places like Vrbo, Homeaway, Airbnb which all allow you to choose your nightly stay amount and give you accommodations based on that budget.

It’s so possible! Don’t believe otherwise. I sometimes wish I could help those who feel it’s too expensive, find something of their interest within their budget. Sacrifices to save money must be made, but a little sacrificing for a trip is well worth it. Getting away is a must. Knowing you deserve a trip is a mindset everyone receiving income should have. I’ve taken three trips this year alone, all within my budget. 

See I’ve learned that even the simplest trip can bring you and your family amazing memories that makes sacrificing and taking the trip very worth while. Now go for it! Get out there and create those memories. Email me if you need help at lipstiknlashez@gmail.com. Together we’ll get you booked. I’ll definitely try my best.

I hope this post finds you well. It’s a new week to get shxt done. Great things are happening as we just had a new moon Friday. New moon, new energy, new blessings. I hope you’re open to receive them. I Am!

Follow my Instagram at @lipstiknlashez_. Happy Monday!๐Ÿ’ซ

Peace Love & Light 

Bella๐Ÿ’‹

HELLO JUNE

Today is the first day of June, which we all know marks the second half of the year. We are already six months down with only (yes only) six months to go. I mean we got here so quick which only goes to show just how fast time moves. As the saying goes, time waits for no one. So come on through June!

Currently I’m sitting here listening to one of my playlist on YouTube, the song that I’m vibing to right now is by Joss Stone and Nneka called Babylon. Oh how I love this song! I haven’t learned all the words but I be singing sounds. Can you say jam-ming! I mean this song makes me want to just sing dance and smile. I love it!

So far, I have already had my twenty minute yoga session. I did a beginners yoga session via YouTube that I have saved on my Yoga playlist. It’s very relaxing calming easy and I so needed it. Today is the first day of my vacation off with my boys. Two months of Summer together for the first time in more then ten years. Yayyy! I have a lot to get done in this little time so it will be a vacation plus work. But I ain’t mad though, I’m actually excited about the journey. I am also excited about this month as I hope to be done with my class and be on my way toward certification. Ooh, I can’t wait! So today, I’m jotting down some second half goals, getting some school work done along with a few other duties on the agenda. I’m loving this picture of me. My hair is so baddass on this pic. I’ve got to get me some curls soon. I love my straight hair but not as much as my curls. Yasss!

Messy curls who dis! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I hope June bring forward new blessings for you and your family. Wishing you nothing short of an amazing Thursday. Peace!

Love & Light

Bellaย 

 

BODY IMAGE

Nowadays so many people are pushing exercise, body goals and health. So many people love talking about having a perfect body. Well my friends I’m here to tell you that’s no such thing. I mean people are shaped differently so everybody won’t look the same or be shaped the same. Plus what’s perfect for you won’t be perfect for the next because we’re all made up different.

I believe in a healthy body, yes. I believe in healthy body goals too. Healthy eating habits too. I don’t feel that a healthy body means super thin waist, no cellulite, perfectly shaped hips and of course no stretch marks. Hell no! I don’t feel that a perfect shape means a fat a*s with Kim K hips no thighs.๐Ÿ˜‚ Hell no! I do however, feel that a healthy body is one that is at it’s proper weight. A body that is no stranger to being exercised. A body that is proportioned as it should be. Not this new mess that has 38 breast 18 inch waist, with a 42 hips. Like really!
Work on you the healthy way. When you’re working hard to transform your body through yoga, exercise and eating properly, you are also transforming your mind too. You’ll feel better down the line, from the inside out. You’ll be out of less money too. Not to mention a lot more healthier and happier about your overall healthy. You’ll be organic! Authentic! Not made up like Mr. Potato Head or Humpty Dumpty. #ijs Cellulite isn’t as bad as people make it out to be. It’s apart of having meat to your weight. Stretch marks are our tiger strips, our personal body art that tells our story about our weight journey our journeys into motherhood. Accept the natural-ness of things. It’s more beautiful than it’s given credit for. Love You fully!

I’m naturally slim-fine and even after four kids I still manage to struggle getting to my desired weight goal of 120. I can only achieve that weight during pregnancy until I get consistently serious and disciplined about my exercise regimen. Until then I’m good at 105. I accept me fully! My King accepts me fully, his hands are full and he lovez it. Stop allowing social media lies, your favorite plastic celebrity or your favorite Instagram model to cloud your thinking. Mind fking you into thinking they did squats instead of shots and surgery to attain their bodies which is pure lies. Know the truth, stop believing this crap. Stop now! Love and accept your whole self! Then work on yourself to get to where you wanna be with hard work and dedication. Nothing else! Not flat tummy tea or waist shapers nor pills or shakes. Pure werk!

๐Ÿ“Beyonce says: Tryna fix something but you can’t fix what you can’t see, it’s the soul that needs surgery. #prettyhurts๐Ÿ“
P.S.: No disrespect to those that get surgery, I personally just don’t choose to promote that. Health is wealth!๐Ÿ˜‰
It’s a new week and that means a fresh start. A clean slate to trying again. New sunrise, new sunsets. Let’s make this week great. Happy Monday Luvs!โœจ
โœŒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’œโœจ
Bella๐Ÿ’‹

ONCE UPON A MURDER

This year I told my fiance that I plan to do some new things. When I say new things I mean dining at restaurants I haven’t tried yet, going to places around my city that I haven’t been to yet and connecting more with the people I enjoy vibing out with. Getting out doing me more. Ya know!๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝ

So I recently got invited to a birthday dinner by my friend Yoginigurl.โœ‰ She’s a cool ass hippie Pisces that share a bEarth day with my older brother. I’ve known her since school days. Her celebration dinner was at Agatha’s | Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. I’d never been to Agatha’s before so I was pretty excited to try it out. 

Instead of going on a long drown out spill I’ll just some it up and make it simple and to the point. I really enjoyed myself there, it was pretty cool and laid back. I’m so glad that I didn’t dress up like I was going to do. It was a pretty simple casual kind of place. The bar had pretty much everything you’d want but my drink was a Captain’s Choice which consisted of Captain’s Morgan Rum, Peach Schnapps, Cranberry juice and Pineapple juice on the rocks with a ๐Ÿ’ on top. So good! I also had a shot of Hennessy. Not to mention a complimentary glass of ๐Ÿท that comes with your meal. The food consisted of a 5 course meal which included Hor d’oeuvres, Soup, Salad, Entree and Dessert. The food was great which I did not expect from the website menu pictures. The comedy was okay but the comedy the ambiance and cool crowd members make it all the more fun. It was $73 for the show Once Upon A Murder. The show is 2 plus hours long. So be sure to get comfortable.๐Ÿ˜ซ

Overall, great experience! I’m glad I was invited. Any who here are a couple of cool ass pics we took.๐Ÿ“ธ

My favorite Yogini. Check her out for private yoga lessons, meditation and more. She’s dope! Her Instagram is @yoginigurl. Hit her up!๐Ÿ˜‰

Have you ever been to Agatha’s before? If so, how did your experience go? Happy Monday!๐Ÿ˜‰

Peace Love & Light
Bella๐Ÿ’‹

BAE-CATIONING IN FLย 

So my vacay week away went as to be expected. Fun Relaxing and Amazing as Fk. I mean we really had a nice time in Florida. Okay stay along Navarre Beach in a private beach house. We enjoy the beach house ting  so we’re making it a vacation “thing” now. 

So the house was bomb as ever. It deserved a ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ star rating for sure. Size, amenities as well as location ah man bae and I were in beach house heaven. The weather was amazing late 60s to late 70s. Lots to do along the strip. Amazing beach week I’m telling you. ๐Ÿ– Navarre Beach should definitely be one of your vacations of choice. Thank me later!

Every morning we woke up to Sun and beachfront right outside our bedroom window. Ocean for days!๐ŸŒŠ Let’s not mention it was the second rental that we’ve stayed in that offered us a charcoal grill. What! So it was only right that we had a beach front seafood bar b que. Lit! Listening to tunes from Old School to today’s Pop we soaked up every bit of our beach front. 

We came beach ready with our umbrella lounge seats and alcoholic beverage of choice for sipping (when we weren’t swimming). We had a nice time and can’t wait to take the kids soon. 

I must say I am thankhful for yet another beautiful blessed perfectly imperfect year of love with my best friend. My partner. My lover. My King! ๐Ÿ’œโ‡๐Ÿ’š

Hoping this post finds you well. Happy Tuesday Luvs! 

Peace Love & Light

Bella ๐Ÿ’‹

SO FAR SO GOOD

So I know it’s been a while and I have not been posting but I’ve been literally going in circles mentally. Getting my chakras in order. Clearing my head space. Shedding! See I am not on my proper path business or career oriented. Yet I want to be. It’s all been due to me neglecting me. Neglecting the process and not applying myself. I’ve been over thinking and not doing. I told myself in 2016 that this year I was going to do some things that not every one around me will agree with. I told myself that I was gonna really go after some of my personal endeavors. Now I’m not sure if every thing that I want to do will blossom like my living room plants have, but I’m most certainly willing and ready to give them a try. I just know that by the end of this year I will be thankful that I listened to that inner voice in my head. Ya know!!

I keep seeing this particular meme that says something to the tune of if you want new results you can’t keep doing old shxt expecting to get new results. So I am leaving my comfort zone that can’t give me the new results I’m looking for. I’ve learned the comfort zone can leave us un-full-filled or at least un-attained, un-stretched. Our comfort zone provides us with things we are used to verses a challenge that can expose us to bigger new and better if we allowed ourselves to just step outside of that comfortable ass box. This is my year to explore what’s outside of that box. I feel good about the seeds that are being planted. I’m trying to do new things, ya know things that’ll open my eyes inspire me and broaden my network. As well as to help me grow more in business and entrepreneurship. Yasss!๐Ÿ’…

So far 2017 is being good to me. I’ll continue walking by faith and not by sight. Ya know, allow the Most High to order my steps. I am very unsure of this new journey, but hey, I Am So Here For It.ย 

I hope your Monday was great to you. I hope your Tuesday be even better. ๐Ÿ˜š

Peace Love & Lightย 

Bella