Morning time ritual 💆🏼♀️🙆🏼♀️💛 prepping and taking care of my skin is so important to me. i only use high quality products to treat my skin, cleanse my pores and brighten my under eyes every morning. ad i’m working with @loccitaneusa because i’ve been using their skincare products for years and i believe they perform miracles. the new immortelle divine collection is amazing! you can shop any of the products i’m using from the link in my bio ☺️🙏🏽 ps - my absolute favorite is the youth oil! #loveloccitane 💛💛💛
The one thing you should know about all my travels, the fancy hotels, the perfect nyc apartment, the amazing food spreads, the couple goals photoshoots...none of that defines my “real life”. these are just my highlights that also come with a ton of hard work, stress, failures and difficult times in my life. i truly love creating amazing content for the world to see, but i know how important it is to be fully transparent behind the content. i’m going to tell you some truths about me and i hope i can inspire you to write about your truths.
1. anxiety gets the best of me. i was badly bitten by mosquitos in fiji, and there is a mosquito virus going around there currently, so we booked the next flight back to la. i was suffering from major anxiety and caught a fever, so i didn’t want to stay there if it worsened. i’m fine now, but my anxiety really caught up to me during the trip.
2. last year i went through a depression and lost my confidence, so i became afraid to post photos of my face. i finally feel like i’m gaining that confidence back. this one breaks my heart to write because i know how many of you women i inspire—and i never ever want to let you down.
3. i’m still figuring myself out. i still feel like i don’t have all the answers even though my life may seem put together. i’m so good at giving advice and helping others, but it’s harder for me to take my own advice at times.
4. last year i lost a lot of money. like a lot. and it was because of a poor business decision i made. i was irresponsible and i trusted my short term thinking versus my long term goals and my intuition. lesson learned: always trust your gut.
5. my relationship is not couple goals — it’s a constant work in progress to be better and to grow together. it’s not easy living with someone and working together for 3 years straight. i can guarantee this is true for 99% of couples who post their relationship all over ig.
writing these down and openly admitting them is one of the most relieving things i’ve done in awhile. it’s hard to show who you are sometimes through instagram when it’s so curated all the time. i would love to hear one of your truths in the comments below 💛🦋
I’m not a perfect person, but i don’t want to be.
i have days when i’m not motivated, but they teach me to work harder.
i have days when i feel weak, but they teach me to be stronger.
i have moments when i feel like my goals are impossible, but they make me dream bigger.
i’m here on this earth to make mistakes and learn lessons from them, to endure the lows so i can appreciate the highs, and to teach not only myself new things..but to also teach others and make an impact along the way. ❤️
As i sit here writing this in la, it’s hard to find the words of how incredibly appreciative i am to be doing what i love as a woman.
when i was 10 years old, i told my mom, “i want to be someone special when i’m older,” and her response was simply “you are already special—and you can be whoever you want to be,” i don’t think either of us knew what i meant by that, but because she was so supportive, i remember having the exact same feeling i have right now—a feeling of passion, inspiration, empowerment, strength, dedication... a woman that is unstoppable.
#internationalwomensday is a day that reminds me how lucky i am to be a woman and to be given an opportunity to express myself and use my voice. my goal is to impact as many women as possible and show them that working hard can achieve all of your dreams. that our strength will overcome issues like pay, gender equality, harassment, and being different because we are women.
i’m so thankful to have 85% of you as my audience and my biggest supporters. and for those 15% of you who are men, thank you for supporting a female creator in this industry. i hope my page inspires you women to go out and be the best version of yourself—to be free and be whoever it is that you want to be. 🙌🏽💪🏽✨
The hard work puts you where good luck can find you 🙌🏽🌟🗺🏝👇🏽 @thepointsguy -
some of the biggest questions i get asked daily are, “how are you always able to travel? how did you get to where you are today? how can i do this too?” and the truth is this: setting a goal and wanting it so badly that you’ll do whatever it takes is the only option. building my brand required me to drop pretty much everything that was going on in my life and focus solely on just that. i didn’t party or go out in college, i stayed in and worked on creating content. i worked until 3 pm-12 am to learn how to market myself after my college classes from 7 am-2 pm. i went to the gym every day at 5 am and again sometimes at night to make sure i felt healthy and mentally strong to keep my goals in clear focus. i did this for years before i made any money.
while everyone is trying to play catch up and build a brand overnight on social media, i’m telling you that’s rarely ever how it works. most of the content creators i know spent years of doing what they’re doing now before making it a full time job. yes, we’re traveling the world and living our best life, but at the same time it’s a ton of work and it didn’t come easy. not to mention, it took me years of building relationships with brands to make a living, which also is the most challenging part of this job if you want to make it full time.
i hope this sheds some light on the reality of being an “influencer”. please tag/share if you are a creator to spread this message. 🙌🏽
location: @fijimarriottresortmomibay 🌴 #fiji#nadi#tourismfiji#islandlife#tropical#jetski#adventures#travel#travelblog#travelersnotebook#paradise#effortlyss
As you may know, i've been sick with the flu the last week since dubai 🤧🤒 ad luckily as soon as i got back home, meir went out and got me ginger tea and @nyquildayquil so i can still stay up to watch my favorite show (friends to be exact ❤️!) on repeat 👱🏼♀️🍵 any friends lovers out there? 🙋🏼♀️ #nosickdays#dayquil
A walk through wonderland 🌷🌻🌸🌹🍄 tag someone you’d want to go here with! 🐛🦋
the dubai miracle garden is the world’s largest flower garden, and has over 45,000 different types of flowers in all different colors, shapes and styles and in total there are over 100 million flowers planted. 🌳🍃the flowers are watered using excess waste water from the city of dubai.🧚🏼♀️💧
i thought this place was definitely cool, but super touristy and we really didn’t stay for too long. 🤷🏼♀️🌷🐝🐞🐛 i felt like i was alice in wonderland.
Health is truly the greatest wealth ✨✨✨ every day is a new opportunity to become stronger, eat healthier, and live freely. 🙏🏽🌱 last year my mind became clouded with negative thoughts and toxins, and i wasn’t taking care of myself. i felt so drained. this year i’m making a promise to myself to exercise regularly, eat nourishing foods and to spend less time consumed in scrolling on my phone and more time living my life ✨✨✨
such a therapeutic morning swim in our hotel spa 💆🏼♀️ the ceiling in here is so stunning, when you swim, you’re look up at an incredible galaxy of stars! 🐳 #healthandhappiness#travelingtheworld