Sunday, September 17, 2017

smooth sunday

Sunday, September 17, 2017
well it's sunday. babe is sleeping. i'm playing nurse, and this is what i am listening to.

today i: finally got my peach tea (which i have been craving all week), and put together a mood board. also, i had crab linguini alfredo - which was low key everything because i could literally eat seafood everyday and be happy.



church reminded me of the importance of God's peace and where my strength truly lies.

today i am grateful for: good food, old faces, this sunset, relaxation, spending the afternoon with baby and creative ability.

i don't really have much else to say although i've got a lot of good blog content and post ideas floating around in my head - but we'll save those for another time.

i hope to get another post up before the week is out but we'll see how that goes too. for now, don't forget our list of things that we're supposed to be working on for this month.

tomorrow = new opportunity so prepare intentionally.

rest well.

, MALAIKA DENISE ▲

Monday, September 04, 2017

September Issues

Monday, September 04, 2017

if you're like me then last month was not quite what you envisioned it would be, even the feelings of newness and fresh beginnings have yet to set in and you're probably wondering -- where's the reset button?

in the last month i have: needed to get away. sent my best friend down the aisle. seen the sun and the moon do some pretty weird things. lost someone. and even got a promotion (whoop whoop) and i still don't know how to feel about everything.

new months always feel like opportunity for me, but tbh i haven't really felt like doing anything. so i made a list.

i make a list for virtually everything (so that's nothing new) but this list is a little different. this list is for me and you. this list is for the tired, the lonely, the drained, the bored-with-life, the pessimist, the lost, the anxious, the dissatisfied, and everyone in between. it's especially for those that just don't know what the heck to do! you can stop walking around in circles now, i got you.

so, for this month, here's what we will NOT do:
- entertain self pity
- make others feel sorry for us
- isolate ourselves
- magnify the problem/problems
- procrastinate
- complain

however WE WILL:
- CREATE the space that we need
- keep our vision before us (if you don't have one, get one.)
- talk to inspiring people
- take charge of our lives
- be kind to ourselves
- welcome joy
- look for ways to give (the world is much bigger than just me and you)
- EXPLORE
- make smarter moves
- and invest in our future (what's the BIGGER picture?)

remember, that you deserve happiness and what you do with your life is up to YOU. i will be following the same steps too so you're not alone, and if you do get a little weary just know:

i'm rooting for you.
, 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 ▲
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