Category Archives: Inspirationista

Here you can find inspirational and motivational posts including books, quotes, pictures, anecdotes, etc. I think it’s important to always maintain a positive attitude. YOU are in control of how you feel, no one else.

Friday’s 5 Loves: Blogger Wish List

Friday LovesHappy Friday, Loves! I hope this last week of summer has been treating you well! I have been planning an event with one of my NY Curlistas and gearing up for all of the September events I shared with you last week. As I prepare for what is sure to be a long month I have been searching for things and ways to make my [Blogger] life easier. In June I shared “Daily Blogger Must HavesContinue reading

Friday’s 5 Loves: Top 5 Skincare Add-Ons

Friday LovesA few weeks ago I shared “Top 5 Daily CLEAR SKIN Products”. These are the products I use every single day to maintain my clear skin. While these are my essentials, there are a few other products that I use throughout the month to keep my skin looking its best.

www.curlsandmo.com lemon waterWater. I know. This should have been included on my first list. But, truthfully water is the number one ingredient. I drink as much water as possibly every day. I rarely drink juice and keep all other liquids to a minimum. It has made a big difference in my skin.

olay regeneristOlay Regenerist Microdermabrasion & Peel System. The Olay microdermabrasion system is really great for diminishing dark spots. When I first started using it my skin was cray cray (yes, I wrote that) and I used it a lot more frequently. Now I use it a few times a month and I find that it still works but because it works so well I don’t have to use it as frequently. Check out my video review here and my written review here to get an in-depth understanding of how to use it and tips.

curlsandmo.com Deep-Down-Detox-Ultra-Cleansing-Mud-MaskFormula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Cleansing Mask. This mask is great for minimizing pores, cutting down on oil production (oil control) and extracting toxins from your skin. I reviewed it here. I don’t use it every week but whenever my skin seems to need a bit more TLC I’ll throw it on when I get home.

curlsandmo.com shea moisture even tone cremeShea Moisture Shave For Women Coconut And Hibiscus Even Skin Tone Creme. I have been using this lotion for a while now. I raved about it in this video and I still love it. It also helps reduce any dark spots. I usually use it at night after I cleanse and tone. It’s really thick so a little goes a long way but it doesn’t clog your pores. I’m assuming since it’s from the “Shave” line I could use it on my bikini line. Hmmm…

curlsandmo.com ponds anti wrinklePond’s Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream. During a recent Target trip I discovered this Pond’s cream – isn’t that how ALL new products are found? Smh – and I decided to try it. While I’m fortunate enough NOT to have wrinkles yet, I am going to start taking some preventive measures. The cream is really hydrating and moisturizing. When I remember to use it, my under eye area does look more alive and awake in the morning.

What are your beauty must-haves? Have you tried anything new lately? Please share below.

Friday’s 5 Loves 8.2.13

Friday LovesWelcome, August! Oh, how I’ve missed you! August is special to me because (in case you missed this), it’s my BIRTHDAY MONTH! *cue confetti* It is the only time of year that I allow people to celebrate me and I always feel extremely loved. I will be hosting two giveaways this month. The first will be a Continue reading

Wealth & Wellness: Mid-Year Check-In

www.curlsandmo.com Wellness Check-InAs some of you may remember, the first week of 2013 was Wealth & Wellness Week here on the blog. We talked about setting and reaching goals, creating a vision board, saving money and getting organized. Today I’m here to check-in and update you all on how I’ve been doing and I hope that you will update me as well (leave a comment).

This year I have hosted four Curly Card Nights, one Let’s Thrift and one Curlfriends Swap Party. I have attended one blogger conference, one women in business conference and several panels. In addition I have been drinking green smoothies more regularly, I am slowly switching transitioning my hair and body products to all-natural/organic (I’ll talk more about why in a later Continue reading

Friday’s 5 Loves: 5 Green Smoothie Tips for Beginners

curlsandmo.com green smoothiesI hope everyone is having a wonderful week. I’m getting ready for Curlfriends Swap Party next week and I’m so excited!

If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter then you have probably noticed my slight obsession with green smoothies. I have been in love with them since the winter (when I did my first Challenge). I am currently doing Continue reading

Friday’s 5 Loves 7.5.13 And My Love Lesson

Friday LovesWelcome, July! This year is moving really quickly and I’m loving it. Still a lot to do but I’m also getting a lot done! I hope everyone enjoyed the Holiday.

curlsandmo.com starbucksStarbucks Phone App. To know me is to accept my coffee addiction (even if you don’t understand it). I never liked coffee. I mean I hated it. And then Continue reading

Friday’s 5 Loves 6.28.13

Friday LovesI can’t believe July will be here NEXT week. I don’t know where the year has gone but I WILL say that it has been my most amazing one yet. I’ve done everything I set out to do and have accomplished more than I ever imagined. This week my favorite things are a random miscellaneous mixture. Lol. But, Continue reading