This week’s lip color is NYX Liquid Suede Disruptive. I was SO nervous to try this lip color because it was different and I didn’t think it would look right on me, however once I put it on, I absolutely loved this color on me! It looked amazing and can’t wait to wear it often!
My younger self would be proud of myself for not giving up when times get rough. I kept going no matter how hard times got and made a way! My success story will bomb as fuck someday.
What would your younger self be of you for today?
My experience in Corporate America. As much as I don’t want to be in Corporate America, I realize that I am here. I am currently at a coordinator level and I need to realize that a year or two under my belt looks good until I can go to the next level of Specialist or Manager role. I am in such a rush, that I tend to overstep and apply for jobs that I don’t qualify for yet in hopes that maybe the company will see something on my resume that stands out to them.
Where do you need to slow down and take your time?
The thing that hate and LOVE about my body is that I don’t have hips, instead I have dents or dimples or whatever people call them in my hips! I love that I am truly a genuinely nice person as far as my personality goes and I don’t let things bother me or get me upset often. I will turn the other chick or brush it off when people are arguing. Life is too short and somethings are not worth it.
What do you love about your body and personality?
Not accepting myself completely and seeking approval in the wrong places. I tend to always criticize myself and compare myself to others and I will never be happy if I continue to think and live this way and forgiving myself for not accepting myself completely is something I need to work on. Once I got to college, I thought I found the solution to all my problems…boys. I start seeking validation and approval because I was this insecure, awkward and shy little girl who sought attention from the guys around me. I felt like if a guy came into my life than I had approval and was worth something when all along the person I need to seek approval from is myself.
What do you need to forgive yourself for? Comment below or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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