The day for fear and fierce is upon us, and I must admit I’m not into Halloween much! Nevertheless , Halloween is a way for both kids and adults to get creative, Im especially excited to see all of the dope Halloween looks blessing social media today. Take a look at some of the favs Ive spotted :
“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:
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!
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!
Have you ever felt like a boss while walking down the street?
When I walked out of Mandy Dyonne’s runway coach class I felt like a boss.
A few months ago I was scrolling through Facebook, just looking around and watching funny videos, when I stumbled upon an ad for Mandy Dyonne’s runway coach class. Maybe it was a sign from God or maybe it was just Facebook getting better at their advertising targeting… but when I saw the ad, I took it as a sign and messaged her.
And I’m so glad I did!
I had the BEST time in her group class. She taught us how to walk on the runway for a fashion show. She showed us different tips and tricks to mastering the perfect walk. Her class was really eye opening. I learned a lot about my posture, how I should walk and how I should stand.
When I got there, I had no clue what to expect. I had never been to an international runway coach class before. But when I first met Mandy, she was so friendly and fun that I instantly felt at ease. Throughout the whole class she was really encouraging. It can be a bit nerve-racking to just walk in front of others while they are staring at how you walk. Mandy made me feel comfortable and guided me. There were even times that she would even walk with me so that I could follow her example.
The craziest part was when Mandy bound my arms behind my back with a cable cord! She pointed out that in order to perfect my walk, both of my arms need to be swinging back and forth. The cable cord was to help me become more aware of my arms. Apparently I am so used to carrying a purse on one shoulder that only one of my arms swing back and forth when I walk! Even when I’m not carrying a purse, one arm is swinging back and forth while the other one is like a dead pancake. I’ve never noticed that before! Now when I walk, I’m completely aware of where my arms are and if they are swinging or not!
Now I practice my walk EVERYWHERE! In the hallway, walking down the street… even on the NYC subway platform!
I found it extremely heartwarming to see how much she cared about me and the other students in her class. I am so happy that I was able to be part of such a fabulous experience. Thank you so much Mandy!
Mandy Dyonne has walked as a national and international model in fashion shows such as New York Fashion Week and Amsterdam Fashion Week.