Lookin for the weekend..

Hello loves, I hope everyone had a good week. I know I got a lot done. Outside of a minor speed bump I made it to Friday with no catastrophic events🙄.

I can’t wait to start my weekend, I get to hang with my bestie. It feels like I haven’t seen her in forever. My other plan is simply sleep in 😴. What are your plans for the weekend? I hope they are as simple as mine.

Happy Friday!

Quote

Good Morning…

I was doing daily quotes on the blog and then I stopped. Life got in the way. However I’ve had several people tell me the quotes helped them and they looked forward to them. So here we go again. I will try my best to post daily.

Happy Thursday!

Don’t let the smooth taste fool you..

I hear over and over that I’m a nice person. Sometimes I think my niceness may cause people to think I can easily be taken advantage of. Here’s the thing, I pack a mean punch. It’s funny to me how niceness is seen as weakness. It really makes me sad.

However I know that being a good person brings good karma. For all those who think taking advantage of people will make them better, I’m here to say think of it this way. Put the shoe in the other foot. People disappoint me sometimes. However I will continue to see the good in everyone because I’m all about positivity.

You asked and I’m answering.

I figured I’d bring the theme of the day over to the blog..

As I was going through my insta page this morning, I realized that I had a ton of DM requests that I never responded to.  I apologize I didn’t know the message requests were there.  I have received an abundance of love and support from you all and I so appreciate it.  I’d like to believe that I am an inspiration to some and a woman who knows her worth and will not settle.  I work extremely hard, got a good education and made it so no one could ever say I was not qualified for any position.  While I work hard I also like to take a break when I feel that, I am working too much.  Self-love is the best love.

Inquiring minds had questions and here are the answers…

Am I a model?  Thank you for the compliment but I am not.  When I was younger I did some modeling but I hung that that up.

What do I do for a living?  Believe it or not, I am a Global HR Director, yep I said it.  People are my thing.  My other love is fashion and fortunately, my day job allows me to fuel my passion.

Do you have a team?  Sorta kinda.  I come up with the look for the pictures, if I don’t have the piece in my closet I have the go-to peeps that help me.  I have my amazing shoe guy and friend at Nordstrom who wants to remain anonymous.  But my stylist and almost BFF would be more than happy to help with your designer needs.  Check him out @nopunintended.

What is my fitness routine?  I love Zumba and I do strength training.  I try to keep it simple.  More than the exercise I try to be disciplined about what I eat.  Every once and a while I go off the reservation and eat really bad things. ( Cheetos, potato chips, French fries, and sometimes a plain old burger).

Is my circle big?  I keep my circle small I have a few really good friend and that is about it. I like it that way no drama.

What do I do for fun?  Well, that’s a broad one.  I like to hang out with the girls, love the movies, people watching is one of my favorite things to do, and I love to travel.

The most asked question?  How old am I….. let’s just say I’m over 40.

The second most asked question is am I married?  I am divorced, and I have a 17-year-old son as you can tell from my posts. Until next time💋

Beauty Tip

The story usually goes like this. I think to myself I really need a moisturizer. I’ll just go after work. Well after work becomes tomorrow and next thing I know I have used all of the moisturizer.

Step two is borderline panic. Crap! What am I going to use on my face? Well I have lotion, so that happens begrudgingly. Then somewhere along the line a light bulb goes off and I say” omg Denise you’re a blogger, you have all of this product.

I hunt through my beauty stuff. And then I come across the moisturizer that I bought just for this day and then all of a sudden all is right with the world. Bloggers… we just have stuff.

I said all that to say.. don’t sleep on L’Oreal

This age perfect Glow Renewal is da 💣

You guys, I thought it would be oily but it’s light yet it moisturizes. ❤️ it. My face is happy, I’m happy and all is right with the world.

Walgreens to the rescue again. I love that place. #beautyfinds

P.S. By the way ladies, men don’t understand why we love Walgreens. I always have to explain it. Am I alone on this? And that is a conversation for another time.

Attitude‼️

It’s funny how to smile or not to smile gives you a whole different look. I’m told that when I don’t smile I intimidate. When I do smile I’m approachable. Well I didn’t smile in this one. The softer edge is gone, I look like I’ve got an attitude so that’s what I named it. It doesn’t offend me if people say I’m intimidating. That would be a you problem not a me problem😂.

I’m totally in love with this look though! Details attached. Happy Wednesday loves💋

Top – Carolina Constas

Jeans – JBrand

Shoes – Louboutin

Bag – Valentino