Thursday, April 20, 2017

I WANT TO FEATURE YOU!

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Use subject line: 'blog content submission' when emailing.

Be sure to include:
1.) Your IG name
2.) your art form/medium
3.) where you're from
and 4.) tell me what your art means to you!

Let's collab!
, MALAIKA DENISE ▲

Friday, March 31, 2017

3 simple things to incorporate into your daily routine!

Friday, March 31, 2017

you: "i am so overwhelmed with my current routine, there's no way that i can focus on adding another thing!" right?

well babe, there's a reason you clicked on this article and i'm sure it wasn't just to impress me.

face it. you are totally and completely obsessed with the idea of actually being the best you that you can be - despite your failed attempts at creating runway ready makeup looks every morning before dashing out the door to your not-so dream job.

i know this is you because you sound just like me!
but i have found that incorporating tiny bursts of TLC throughout my day makes me feel way more put together than that "it looked cute in my head" ootd.

whether it's a bad hair day, or just a sucky day in general, i promise that these little pick-me-ups will give you the exact push that
you need!

1. moisturizing your cuticles (& basic nail hygiene). for some reason i always feel a bit better when my nails look healthy and clean. even if there's no time for polishing or if you're just in between nail appointments - ridding your nails of old, chipped polish, making sure they're clean, a quick file + applying your favorite all purpose skin salve or cuticle oil will motivate you to tackle anything!



my pick: ruby kisses cuticle oil, $2, your local beauty supply store


2. a signature fragrance that you adore, makes you want to own it! not only will you feel cheery, but it will attract positive vibes from those around you! choose something that is not too heavy and makes you happy on the inside when you smell it. You don't have to spend a fortune on it either! Sephora is GREAT place to get samples when finding your best scent + they sell rollerball versions of their most amazing, designer fragrances - so you can take it with you wherever you go!



3. a fun lippie! bold, saturated colors can improve your mood instantly! try an exciting color that you're comfortable in to elevate your look and brighten up your overall appearance - whether bare faced or beat!



Until next time,
remember: no one can love you, like you can love you.
, MALAIKA DENISE ▲

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

what Beyoncé's pregnancy means for you and me:

Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Rolling Stone


nothing. absolutely not a thing has changed for you and me , lmbo.


congrats are DEFINITELY in order for the queen!


The fact that it took Bey's baby news less than 30 minutes to become a WORLDWIDE, trending topic - just got me thinking.

society as a whole spends SO much time glorifying and obessessing over the lives of others - especially with celebrities - that we forget about our own 24 hours, in which we all share the same exact
amount of!

we (myself included) RT, like, and share so much of other people's wins that we forget to work on our own brands, produce our own ideas, and gass up our own successes too.

(disclaimer: i can see the eyerolls now coming from across the beyhive and i know what some of you are thinking. but if you're looking for this to be a critical, "Bey bashing" piece, then hunty you're sipping on the wrong pot of tea.)

i simply just want you guys to win. i want to see y'all flourishing, and leading powerhouse businesses, owning fortune 500 companies, building strong homes, thriving, raising queens, and STUNTTING on the unbelievers every. single. day. 

shoot. maybe it's just me, but i'm tryna sit in the SAME ROOM as Bey. (and you can do the same thing if that's what your heart desires - i mean we can all be her best friend right?)

So, what does it take to get there?

i want you guys to ask yourself and answer these questions before the day is over:

Q: how can i be better than i was yesterday?
Q: what do my dreams look like?
Q: what is holding me back?
(Q: what would yoncé do? etc. etc. jk)

any and everything that you work towards is within your reach.

it is way too easy to get caught up in other people's accomplishments that you forget about your own aspirations, but i'm encouraging you today NOT to abandon your own dreams.

a new whip? get that. a raise? ask for it. booty poppin? you got it.

create the life that you want to live and start living it now.

i want us all slaying and snatching lives like the queen does.

so for the trolls: no. this is not a bashing piece. it's not what you thought it was going to be, and i hope you can hop on the self love/sister love train while you still have a chance.

once again, congratulations to the Carter family on babies #2 and 3!

now let's get. in. formation.

, MALAIKA DENISE ▲
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