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if you follow me on twitter you know i’ve been saying #supportyourfriends for the longest and i finally have a surprise for you!
i’m not going to get preachy in this post, but i’m just super passionate about this topic.
there comes a point in everyone’s life that you have to realize that your friends are your support system and that the people around you need your support.
when a celebrity drops something or comes out with something new all their friends, family, and fans support them. why is that everyone can’t support the small businesses or their friends new music?
the people who live around you, that have watched you grow up, and that have seen you at your worst and best are the last people to support you. why is that?
you never know what a retweet, reblog, repost, or share can do for someone’s business. there is enough food out here for everyone to eat.
so without further ado, here are t-shirts i (with the help of DYNAMIKWORKS) designed.
i wanted the shirt to be long sleeve because i love being cozy and it’s that time of year where it’s gonna get chilly outside. i also wanted them to be yellow because it’s my favorite color and it can add a little sunshine during the gloomy days.
this will serve as a purpose to remind you to #supportyourfriends.
on the back is the number 5 and 5 is the number of faith in action. may you always have faith in everything you do, all your business ventures, and all your new ideas. i pray that everything you put your mind to comes to fruition.
and please remember to support your friends!
when you get a shirt please remember to tag me and teambz on instagram! you can purchase here.
**THE FIRST FIVE TO PURCHASE AND RECEIVE GET TO BE PART OF A SPECIAL POST ON MY SITE**
“i’m a real simple girl, i don’t ask for much,” *in jhene aiko’s voice*. no, but seriously my skin care routine is the simplest thing ever, i don’t do much… at all.
before i can really get into my skin care routine, you must know that i have never had horrible skin. i’ve only had flare ups and small breakouts; other than that my skin has always been pretty spectacular. this is in no way me boasting or saying that i am better than another, or you, this is just my truth.
i handle a lot of things on the front end as well. i’ve always consumed water as my main drink, pretty much my entire life, not to say that i have never consumed any soda or juices but i’ve always had water; however, i no longer drink any sodas and i have juices occasionally (unless they are fresh pressed juices/smoothies with no added sugars).
now, i follow a vegan/plant-based lifestyle. before about one/two years ago i still ate animal products. foods that derive from animals can contribute to having skin, digestion, and health issues. i have noticed that while i was eating animal products i would gain weight quickly, have more skin issues, and get sick more often.
my entire freshman year of college i remember being sick very often and i did not understand why. before college i prided myself in the fact that i would only get sick once a year, but during this time i was living on campus i consumed loads of dairy products and occasionally meats.
it wasn’t until my sophomore year when i stayed at home that i noticed my skin began to clear up and i lost weight because i no longer had access to the same foods.
the hormones that are injected into animals, to make them meatier and produce more for our human consumption, are also the same hormones we are consuming which in-turn messes up our natural hormone balance. then most people go and get medication/pills to fix this issue and continue eating the same way. this does not help the problem, this just covers up the problem until it gets horrible enough you can no longer cover it up.
most people, if they decide to, when they go vegan experience so many side affects because their body is trying to purge all the toxins from their body. this makes their skin get worse — and some have said they have experienced diarrhea — before it gets better and people go back to eating the same way…
but it IS going to get worse before it gets better because after all those years of eating horribly it has to come out.
sidenote: sugar is absolutely horrible for your skin, natural sugars are okay, but added sugars and things of that nature really make your skin go crazy (plus sugar is addictive and is basically a legal drug).
ANYWAY, when my skin acts up i just give it a little love:
for the most part i clean my face with only water, i just put water on my face like i am scrubbing with a cleanser everyday and pat my face dry with a towel. i hardly wear make up but when i do wear make up and i need something a little more intense to clean my face i use my body bar soap.
what? really khaliyah? you use your body soap to clean your face? blasphemy.
honestly, i really do. i still use the soap that i got (i got it in bulk) before i left the states, which is the whole foods 365 brand that has no animal additives. my personal favorite is the aloe kind.
i do face masks every once in a while and sometimes i do them just to relax, but when i do decide to do a face mask i do the aztec healing clay mask with apple cider vinegar.
this is my favorite one because i can feel it working, plus apple cider vinegar with the mother (mother: the stuff floating around inside the ACV that looks nasty, but is actually really good for you) is the best thing you can do for yourself.
ACV has the most pungent smell, but once you get past that you’ll be great.
alright, you guys are gonna go wild when you hear this one.
to moisturize my face i only use lotion. yup, that’s it. at night most times i’ll just use vitamin e oil. vitamin e oil is known for evening skin/lighting dark spots but that’s pretty much it.
however, for my body if i have access i like to use coconut oil, but here in costa rica coconut oil is extremely expensive so i will have to wait until i get back to the states.
other than that i don’t do much, if anything, to my skin.
try to heal your problems from the inside out to begin with then try just outside tactics. your problem areas are connected to certain organs, try this chart below to know what you need to work on to clear up a certain area.
healthy self = heal thy self; choose to heal yourself with food before anything else. be in tune with your body and try to cut things that make you feel a certain way.
the only problem area i have is a dry nose. i always tend to have dry skin on my nose, once i figure out how to solve that issue i will definitely let you know!
do you know any way to solve dry skin on the nose? do you have any key skin care tips that you use? share with me below!
I know, it is so easy to get caught up in feeling like on Sunday evenings all you have to look forward to is ‘a case of the Mondays’ – as depicted in the movie Office Space. But there is so more on the other side of the weekend.
Today, is a such a wonderful day to be alive.
It is a day that you have never lived.
A day that you have never seen and will not see again.
For that reason this day and this week will be your best yet. It doesn’t matter what happens, today is your best day and this week is your best week.
No doubt about it.
Each Monday I will be sharing a meditation or a mantra (or maybe both since you’re favored (^_^) ) for your enjoyment, encouragement and edification. If a meditation is posted you will give yourself 2-3 minutes to be still, listen and breathe. When a mantra is posted you will repeat aloud throughout your day and say it in the mirror as a reminder of its TRUTH. (Essentially, a mantra or affirmation is simply a truth statement.)
Mantra:Today is going to be a really, really GREAT day leading to an AWESOME week.
Now GO and have a GREAT day.
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when people find out that i’m vegan that immediately take in my skinny stature and think that i eat air or something — well, that’s what they tell me, but i don’t. so, i decided to do a post of my favorite snacks that are vegan.
i absolutely love fruit. my favorite kinds of fruit i have noticed (especially living in costa rica) are tropical fruits: like bananas, mangos, pineapples, papayas, etc.. so, while being here i have consumed crazy amounts of tropical fruits. my favorite however is mango, i believe that if i had enough mangoes i could eat them all day and never get tired of em (i think i’ll take that as challenge for a couple of days and only eat mangoes).
sometimes, i like to have tajin (a seasoning) on my mangoes or have them in a smoothie combined with other fruits and vegetables. but nine times out of ten i just like to eat my fruit raw because that’s the best way to get the nutrients.
now, i know avocado counts as a fruit but just hear me out. i eat avocado literally with everything.
avocado toast, guacamole, straight avocado with a lil salt, pepper, and lemon/lime juice; avocado with rice and beans, guacamole on tacos/nachos/or burritos.
about a strong 65 percent of my meals have avocado with it and i have no regrets.
i love me some rice cakes and there are so many ways that you can make some tasty rice cakes.
- natural peanut butter & jelly
- natural peanut butter & banana
- natural peanut butter & cinnamon
- natural peanut butter & honey (if you’re a vegan that eats honey)
rice cakes can be used as a substitute for bread (in some cases) like guacamole on a rice cake with tomato is absolutely delicious!
these are just a few of the snacks that i like to eat to get me through the day!
what are some of your favorite snacks? comment below!
i’m coming at you this week with a post about some of my favorite songs so far this month. and i have to say so far because this month is far from over and you know some artists drop heat real random-like.
all these songs make me feel good. they put me in such a good mood and i love singing them, so i figured that others may enjoy them too.
if you don’t have spotify (which i don’t) you can listen to it on applemusic by clicking here.
november feel goods:
- icon – jaden smith
- lemon – n.e.r.d & rihanna
- already won – kehlani
- sky walker – miguel ft. travis scott
- finder keepers – mabel ft. kojo funds
- morning after – dvsn
- stay down – brent faiyaz
- honey – kehlani
- poison – brent faiyaz
- change on me – xavier omar ft. leuca
do you have any favorite songs this month? let me know below!
also, is there any certain kind of content that you’re looking for me to write about on my site? let me know so that i can add it to my calendar!