Did you know that 74% of women feel they don't fit the ideal standard of beauty? When I watched the @Dove "Meet Kylee" story, it resonated with me because much like her story, growing up I never saw women who looked like me represented in media. While that may not seem like a big deal to some, representation gives you the smallest sense of normalcy everyone strives for. When you don't grow up seeing positive images or stories of people who look like you, are respected, loved, and are accepted it makes you feel alone. It makes you feel like your beauty isn't beauty at all. I commend @Dove for their constant push for inclusion in beauty campaigns and allowing women like myself, Kylee and hundreds more to share our stories that represent #RealBeauty#ad
me and my knight in shining kente
HUGE thank you to @boxycharm for being the title sponsor for my #bronzeisthenew30 30th birthday party!! Everyone snatched those bags up so fast I didn't get one of my own @laviebyck KILLED my kente dress, and @oloriswim had Denis looking like the king he is that evening. And another thank you to @floralglam for my gorgeous flower walls
it's my birthday!!! finally the big 3-0 is here and I can't think of a better day to announce the biggest project of my career to date. I've been keeping a little secret for the past few months but it's FINALLY time to announce that this year I will be working with one of my favorite brands @toofaced to help expand their Born This Way foundation line and create darker AND deeper shades for all of you I'm so glad that all of the awareness we've created about INCLUSIVENESS is finally being heard and I get to curate these new shades from the FORMULA all the way to the shade names that will be available to all of you in the near future!!! This is literally one of my dreams! And it couldn't have happened without all of you This is what happens when you stand your ground and believe in your message and keep your supporters number one at all costs. I'm so happy that Jerrod and Too Faced trust me with this initiative. best birthday EVAAAA time to CELEBRATE
Guess who's coming to #BeautyconLA I've partnered with them this year to do something very special for you with @lorealmakeup I'll be doing a live graphic liner tutorial as part of the L’Oreal Paris Beauty Academy on Saturday 8/12! If you and a friend want to win a Beauty Academy ticket just post a photo of the look YOU want to rock at @Beautycon, use #LOrealxBeautycon and tag the friend who will join you in the comments. Last day to enter is 8/6 at midnight PT, see beautycon.com/loreal-giveaway for rules. See you guys at Beautycon! #contest
a few things I learned so far in the last year of my 20s. Inspired by my love @mrworksmarter -You don't have to be a university graduate to be successful. -it's ok to change your mind and your career goals sometimes. - Your parents mean well, but don't know everything. -It's ok to admit when you're wrong even if the other person doesn't. You've done your part and that's all that matters. -You don't have to accomplish certain things by a certain age. Everything is in Gods timing. -Impressing your elders is not nearly as important as following your true passion. -Always go with your passion, especially early on when you have very little to lose -Men are like a revolving door, don't settle if you don't have to -Nobody cares, work harder -NEVER underestimate how far your passion can take you - 30 is not that scary lol -Taking longer than others to accomplish something doesn't mean you failed. -Don't compare yourself to others. -Ever. -Never loan more money than you can afford to. -On your way to the top people are going to creatively find more reasons to not like you. Don't take it personal -You can't take everyone with you in the journey to personal growth. Wish them well and move on. -People will harshly criticize the things they wish they could be doing.
that's all I've got for today countdown to 30 continues! #bronzeisthenew30
summer LËWKS with the @nicolconcilio x @shopvioletvoss eyeshadow palette!
I just found out code JACKIE is the ONLY code that works on this palette! Only until July 31st, use code JACKIE on Violet Voss to save 10% I used shades Boop-Bop, Chawwcolate, Palm Tree, and LA for the eyes lips: @jouercosmetics Maiden Lane (code JACKIE15) body glow: @tomford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil