What It Was Like to Model For My First Brand – Pause & Unwind

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Photo: Pause & Unwind

“Me” time is so important! With my busy blogging schedule, I’m always on the go – running to fashion shows, interviewing models, writing my next blog post… #bloglife.

So when Pause & Unwind, the new self-care subscription box, sent me their September box, I was so excited! What a fabulous way to hit the pause button during my hectic day and just unwind?!

When I opened the box, I was completely awestruck. I carefully unwrapped the sparkling tissue paper and there was a beautiful bracelet, a citrus sea soak, coconut oil, “Happy” tea & an organic lip balm inside. It was the perfect mix of items to just relax and rejuvenate me.

What was inside the September subscription box:

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Photo: Pause & Unwind

A Druzy Bracelet from Cayetano Legacy Collection

A Citrus Sea Soak from Dirty Mermaid Beauty

Happy Tea from Wild Leaf Active Tea

Coconut Oil from Measurable Difference

Organic Coconut Lip Balm from Sapling & Sprout

I absolutely loved the products so I decided to take my own little photo shoot to send back to Pause & Unwind. I started taking some photos of just the box and then ended up taking some selfies posing with the products. I remembered what runway coach Mandy Dyonne Lieveld taught me about modeling certain products. Know your product and pose accordingly.

Since I took my own photo shoot, I was able to get more comfortable with posing in front of the camera.  I took a bunch of pictures until I was happy with the angle, lighting and the overall feel of the photo.

I had so much fun!

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Photo: Jenny A.; Featured on @pause.unwind

The coolest part was when Pause & Unwind featured one of my photos on their Instagram! In the picture, I am posing with Sapling & Sprout’s organic coconut lip balm. I find it so funny that they chose to feature me posing with the lip balm because ever since my photo shoot, I never leave home without it. It’s always in my purse!

Thank you so much to Pause & Unwind! Check them out on their website  pauseandunwind.com or follow them on their Instagram @pause.unwind. I definitely recommend this subscription box!

About Pause & Unwind : The self-care subscription box that features women-founded brands chosen to relax & inspire you. Feel good taking your scheduled breather from the hustle & bustle. We’ll introduce you to spa / beauty products, jewelry, teas, edible goodies, & lots more so GET READY to pause, unbox & unwind!

* Ensures you’re taking the time to relax & recharge at least once a month

* Supports the wonderful artisans and small businesses we source from

So tell me…what was your first photo shoot like? Share it with me in the comments below!

-Jenny A.

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Model COURTNEY QUINN

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Photographed by: Jenny A.

Meet Courtney

Courtney Quinn is livin’ her dream as a professional model! She is all about the lipstick! She always carries anywhere between 2-4  nude, pink, brown and purple shades of matte lipstick at all times because she never just wears one! She combines them to get the perfect shade of lipstick. Sometimes she changes the color during the day depending on her mood! Right now her favorite lipstick combo is MAC Velvet Teddy and NYX Lace Detail.

Courtney is an artist and loves to express herself through painting with acrylics. Her typical Sunday would be spending time at Church, painting and sharing a delicious brunch with friends. You can find her hanging out in West Palm Beach, near a local hot spot or on a boat.

Courtney’s horoscope is a Leo! She loves to travel and explore the world. If she could be a fruit or vegetable, she would be a sweet yummy strawberry which matches her red hair!

Courtney walked the runway at New York Fashion Week’s Couture Fashion Week 2017 Spring collection. If you add her on Snapchat, you can see behind the scenes footage and sneak peeks!

You can add her on Snapchat : courtneyquinnmk

You can follow her on Instagram : courtneyquinn

-Jenny A.