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#Tb2015 What is the meaning of beauty?

When I first created this blog I really had no idea what I wanted to write about and I  still struggle with what will be interesting to the reader. At this point all I am certain about is the name of this blog. Jolie is actually my niece's name, which also means beautiful. So when I was trying to figure out what I was trying to convey with this blog and needed a name, I thought "Unique beauty, yes that's it!" In my head I thought that it will be a great way to keep it open to not just the idea of the commercial images of beauty but to beauty of all kinds such as the women that I see everyday on the subway, walking...

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Real Talk Thursday

I’d like to say thank you to all who genuinely have reached out due to current events and are concerned about the well being of both my business and me personally. I have had messages that have read “I see you and I appreciate you” or I have had conversations along the lines of “what is it that I can do?” All those messages are greatly appreciated and I am grateful to have built relationships that may have not existed outside of the space I’m in.   In regards to the question “what is it that I can do?” In my opinion the answer is simple, acknowledge your privilege. I understand how that concept may be broad and a bit...

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Real Talk Thursday

The truth is building a business is extremely hard. You're going to have really bad days and don't expect for everyone to feel your pain because your journey is not theirs. There's going to be days that you want to give up, there's going to be days that you feel bipolar because one minute your passion gets you moving and the next you feel like you can't move at all. Accept the challenge with open arms, when you do it gets easier to chase your vision. Think of it as a training course to greatness. Think of it as a story to share and encourage others to live their passion. I came across a quote that read "keep your face always...

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Best Kept Beauty Secrets

For so many years Trader Joe's has been the go to place to find healthy food at great prices and who can deny they have pretty awesome snacks ( blue chips and 5 layered guacamole dip anyone?! ). Here's the thing, Trader Joe's is a one stop shopping destination for all those who are health conscious but for those who are not too concerned with getting the best price for organic goods, this is still for you.    In my addiction to beauty I've discovered through recommendations what this popular food chain brand has to offer and IT IS buzz worthy.  My fave products from Trader Joe's are not only beauty must haves, they can be used for multiple use!...

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