Today, I’m shifting gears and sharing a little bit of beauty and female empowerment. I love learning about new products especially when the message is inspirational. I’ll also take any opportunity to celebrate, enlighten, and encourage my fellow ladies any chance I get. I mean let’s be honest, who runs the world? Women, and that isn’t changing anytime soon.
I’ve never been more excited to try on lipstick shades as I am now. The GIRL collection by Hourglass Cosmetics has a very inspiring and empowering message for girls and women. Featuring 20 shades with titles like: Innovator, Influencer, Activist and many more. This is a collection to wear not only for the Summer but always, with a great message behind the collection. There’s also a social media movement going on that urges women to recognize the good in one another as well as yourself. In this simple act of appreciation the brand hopes that this will open the flood gates of positivity. This collection could’t have launched at a better time. A stunning collection that provides a beautiful message with a boost of confidence and a constant reminder to show support and love to each other instead of hate. This is the exact initiative we need to remind ourselves and demonstrate the importance of not only being kind and supportive to one another but to let our voices, purposes, and passions guide us to make big changes. An added bonus, to never shy away from a good lip color. It’s comforting to know that forward movement is happening and the female voice has strengthened, making waves even in the beauty industry. It’s such a wonderful and refreshing concept. Now, we can be seen, heard, and described in a more positive colorful and uplifting light.
The #GIRLFORGOOD campaign encourages people to upload photos of themselves or their friends and tag them with one of the 20 shade names — you can choose from Believer, Creator, Explorer, Seeker, Peacemaker, Achiever, Influencer, Dreamer, Idealist, Futurist, Activist, Inventor, Lover, Innovator, Visionary, Icon, Leader, Liberator, Protector, and Warrior. (Refinery29)
To find your perfect shade and to learn more about the collection and the cause behind it go to: https://www.hourglasscosmetics.com/girlforgood .
Continue to shine ladies always!! I am a Influencer, Lover, Innovator, Warrior and Dreamer. What shade are you?
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Motivational “Soul” Monday’s
I discovered SoulCycle at a time when I needed it the most. I had just gotten engaged and I was about to plan my version of “My Big Fat Filipino-Guyanese Wedding.” With wedding stress on my mind, work and other things happening at the time, I needed something that could help relieve me from everything going on. Running usually is my go to, source for exercise and the ultimate stress reliever. But I started to see my body plateau and I wasn’t seeing any results, my body had gotten used to my routine and daily workouts, and I too, started to get bored with it. I started to explore different options, even classes that would still give me a great workout, help me get fit and in shape for my wedding, but also fun and something that wasn’t tiresome or tedious. Let’s face it, we all have those moments where we don’t want to workout, but we all know we should. It only makes us better and in turn its great for our overall health.
Thus, began my obsession with SoulCycle. I was hearing the word Soul everywhere. It was the latest craze in the fitness world and heard all over New York City. All the celebrities were doing it, it was literally everywhere. I was hearing many different reviews about SoulCycle, but the only way I would ever really know what all the talk was about is if I would try it for myself. I’ve taken a spin class before, and I will be completely honest, I had my butt kicked. But when I walked into my first class SoulCycle class in the Tribeca, I will admit, I was intimidated. But, I was eager to see what Soul was all about. I was determined to get thru my first class. What I did notice is that everyone was so welcoming, it wasn’t just your normal spin class. It was a fun-filled, upbeat 45 minute class that worked all parts of your body. What makes SoulCycle different from your normal spin class, is that you work all elements of your body, while moving to the beat of the music. After I started to get the hang of it, I learned some new moves on the bike and was moving and grooving to the music. My intimidation soon passed when my instructor, Krista, reassured me and other newbies, we could go at our own pace. If we couldn’t get on the beat, not to worry, just as long as we listened to our bodies, have fun and follow along as best as we could. No judgements! You can just feel the energy in the room, it was contagious, I wanted more. I craved for more soul. After 45 minutes was up, I knew I was definitely coming back. While I still went on runs and to the gym, I began going to SoulCycle regularly. I started to see the changes in my body, mind, and soul. I felt stronger both mentally and physically. I felt more at ease and less stressed. I truly can say that SoulCycle has helped me become a better me. Not to mention, it was fun riding alongside the likes of : Tyra Banks, Bradley Cooper. and Kelly Ripa When I say everyone is joining SoulCycle, I mean EVERYONE! 🙂 So happy I found Soul cycle especially before my wedding.
What you learn in Soul isn’t just about the physical. It’s a mind, body, spirit experience. Soul cycle is more than just a spin class it allows you to find perspective, get centered, change your body and find your SOUL. If your looking for a class that’s fun, strength building both mentally and physically then SoulCycle is for you. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
I’ve said this time and time again, every ride is different but the outcome is always the same, AMAZING! I love the feeling I get after each class. I feel empowered, refreshed, and ALIVE. No one can ever take what you’ve worked on and what your working towards away from you. You are in control, and you decide. SoulCycle, a brand, a community, a way of life. Get your Soul on today!
If you haven’t tried SoulCycle yet, I highly recommend it. You can always find me on the bike either in Tribeca or the West Village. Come ride with me! Let’s get our Soul on together.
My favorite move on the bike: TAP BACK!
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