When you stop to think about how vast the universe is, how many planets, comets, asteroids and stars there are, remember your place within it.
You are but a grain of living energy sailing within a single galaxy, within a minute solar system drifting among millions, on a tiny infinitesimal planet, orbiting but 1 star, literally floating in the blackness of space.
You actually exist within a colossal body of glorious life which literally spins of its own accord with 8 sister planets in a harmonic dance that has lasted for millions of years.
And then, there’s you…you, who is only here but for a mere half of a blink, a flicker of existence. Living life, giving life and ultimately exploring it. Would you waste this miraculous moment, which is you, dispirited, tormented, dissatisfied and unmotivated to be anything but?
Your life is the most precious, most miraculous gift the star-dust of galaxies has ever formed, ever created. Live in your moment. Breathe your purpose. Explore your being and never waste it on anything less than the miracle that is you.
Overall, the endless vastness of space and all of the immaculate life it holds is somuch bigger than any type of adversity you shall ever face.
Be encouraged and be motivated to make your moment, your time, your existence in this universe worth it.
This #ValentinesDay, I #Challenge you to #LoveYourself!
When was the last time you took a moment to pamper yourself? You are so busy working, grinding and loving EVERYONE else, you may have forgotten to #LoveYourself. Treat yourself to a #SpaDay with this #FREE T.O.I House Spa Set! Luxuriate at home or abroad and use this #ValentinesDay to #LoveYourself all over again!
On Feb 14th, we are GIVING AWAY a #FREE T.O.I HouseValentine’s Day #SPA Set to 1 lucky winner! She/he will receive:
4 oz Frosted Cranberry Sugar Scrub
4 oz Lemon Cookie Sugar Face Scrub
4 oz Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub
Pink Grapefruit Pucker Lip Scrub & Lip Balm Combo
Ruby Slipper Lip Scrub & Lip Balm Combo.
Glitter Candle Jar/candle
IMPORTANT: You have 14 DAYS to #LoveYourself
You have 14 days to show us and the world what you did to love yourself! If you went out to dinner by yourself and ordered the most delicious meal EVER, we want to see! If you lit candles, put on soft music and broke out your manicure set, show us those toes! AND if you purchased a T.O.I House Body Scrub and USED it, we want to see the results and your happy face! Don’t be shy. You are not alone in neglecting the beautiful King/Queen you are. We all do, but, I EMPOWER you to re-discover SELF LOVE!
Also, to #LoveYourself even MORE, visit TheToiHouse.com for more Valentine’s Day Self Love at T.O.I House!
Don’t let closing deals and pitching ideas dry out your lips! Try this Pink Grapefruit Pucker Lip Scrub.
My Pink Grapefruit Pucker Lip Scrub has a fresh, sweet and citrus aroma which smells exactly like the fruit. Believed by Aromatherapists to be a spiritual up lifter, it is reputed to ease nervousness, exhaustion and to relieve depression. The sugar and exfoliating wand help to remove dead cracked skin while the coconut and essential oils moisturize and re-hydrate your lips leaving them kissably smooth!
Handmade with sugar, coconut oil, lemon and grapefruit essential oils, red color.
Directions: Moisten exfoliating wand and lips. Apply a small amount of scrub to the wand and massage onto lips using circular motions for 20 seconds. Rinse thoroughly and apply a lip balm to reveal smoother, softer more succulent lips.
Often times, we innovators and entrepreneurs let long hours, and sleepless nights get in the way of taking care of ourselves. I, myself, have been guilty of rushing through the showering process – paying attention only to the necessities and found moisturizing to be too cumbersome and time consuming. My weakness is finding a way to do EVERYTHING myself and with that entrepreneurial spirit, I created T.O.I House by Toi Stori – Body Collection. Specifically created for creative minds, innovators and entrepreneurs who often work too hard and neglect to luxuriate and appreciate just how special and gifted they truly are. Take a moment to get to know yourself ALL OVER again. Try T.O.I House by Toi Stori – Body Collection.
I NEEDED some shopping therapy…badly. It’s been so long since I’ve made some much needed beauty purchases and on one rainy day, I dragged my beautiful, make-up enthusiast She’tara – Tara Chaos who I like to call Tata Grrt, to the mall with me for … support.
Since I’ve embarked on this grand T.O.I House journey, I wanted to start making videos and tutorials that focused on how to expand our natural beauty through make-up, styling and just plain self love! The issue I had was, I needed more make-up! I mean, I have I think more than the average girl Buuuuuuuuut, If I was going to show people different looks, I needed more options!
Tata and I started out at the M.A.C counter which I told her I have a valid fear of. I have a weakness for M.A.C cosmetics and it’s an unhealthy relationship I’d rather not continue but I HAD to get a new lipstick soooo we approached with caution. My issue is, I can never get what I came for! I’m always trying new shades, new palettes, new blushes, new, new , new….. UGH!
So I looked for a specific lip shade I saw on a friend but realized that I had the lip color (Ruby Woo). I just needed a lip liner which, the M.A.C lady gave me. It was “Nightmoth”. It brought my bright red pucker to a deep red wine smooch! Perfect for the fall. We ended up playing in even more makeup. I made an impulsive purchase – hence my weakness – The Simpsons lip gloss which was awesome , but brought me over my beauty budget and I hadn’t even hit Sephora yet! I returned it within the hour! But while we were there Tata and I had so much fun trying on lip colors we knew we weren’t buying! LOL
Then we headed over to SEPHORA!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this store! They have everything from EVERY BRAND! It’s just amazing and downright Horrible at the same time!
Sephora is like a colorful vortex you fly into over the Bermuda triangle, only to come out and wonder where the time went!
My goal in Sephora was to buy a colorful Eye shadow palette (Electric Palette by Urban Decay) and a gel Eyeliner (They’re Real by Benefit Cosmetics). I’d tried on the gel eyeliner and mascara during a recent trip to return yet another impulsive buy! Hey, don’t judge me! I’m a creature of the moment, and when I leave, the responsibilities like RENT hit me like a ton of bricks. I’m always sad to see the impulsive buys go back to their original display but, I whisper promises that I’ll be back soon to take them home! And I kept my promise! I bought the Eyeliner and Mascara duo and LOVE IT!
Anyway, me and Tata Grrt went to town! Lips, eyes, cheeks, foundations…. OMG we were in heaven! I’m sure people looked at us like a bunch of kids in a candy store the way we ran from isle to isle – shouting over the displays ” HOW DOES THIS LOOK ON ME GRRT?!”
So, I wanted to contour like a pro and who better to teach me than Tata Grrt! Tata is a CONTOUR QUEEN! When the Sephora lady told me to purchase expensive shades and hues to get the perfect contour, Tata looked at me and said, “Grrt, we’re goin’ to CVS and we’re gonna get foundation sticks and call it a day! Cause this ish right here is toooooo expensive”
And she was right! The foundation sticks worked out perfectly for me! Easy to apply, blend and awesome for my complexion! She’s the best! I bought Maybelline FIT me! Shine-Free foundation sticks in Sun Beige (for my highlighter) and Coconut (for my shadow contour).
After spending so much money, I needed therapy from my shopping therapy and bought a 3 Musketeers and Gummy Lifesavers – I eat when I stress! LOL. But, I stayed within my beauty budget which is $50 a month. But since it’d been so long, I combined 2 1/2 months into one day!
I Must say, I love all of these products and don’t know how I lived with out them! Check out some more pics of our Beauty Haul day below!
Hey guys! Welcome to my 1st IPSY BAG UNWRAPPED segment!
Every month Ipsy sends me a bag like the one in this video filled with samples of amazing goodies which includes makeup and other beauty and body products! I just signed up in September so this is my 1st bag EVER!
Check out my video below to get my first impressions of the items in the October Glam Bag!
***DISCLAIMER! I was so excited to film my very 1st IPSY BAG UNWRAPPED segment, I forgot to set the correct settings on my camera! It’s a little blurry but at least it’s an authentic reaction! Next time…it won’t be. I promise! I’m human LOL Take On Innovation….in a blur!***
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ITEMS IN MY BAG
Hand Cream: Rose Berry – Figs and Rouge
Eyeliner: Skone – Tattooed (Waterproof eyeliner)
Lip Gloss: Starlooks – LG46 Guilty Pleasure
Cleanser: Indie Lee – Brightening Cleanser
Face Mask: Albertini – Warm Love (Pumpkin Exfoliating Face Mask)