Happy Monday my loves! If you’re anything like me, you love to start your mornings early and with thought provoking material that will set your day on the right foot. Currently, I’m obsessed with business and self-help podcasts. My 35 minute commute to and from work is dedicated to two things: catching up with my family and friends and podcasts generated by female entrepreneurs who are making waves in their respected industries.  I want to share some of my absolute favorite girlboss podcasts with you today! These podcasts have really helped in navigating through my journey towards entrepreneurship and even my 9-to-5.

If you are a creative, blogger or entrepreneur you’ll definitely want to download these podcast as they provide all kinds of tips related to the 4P’s of marketing – product, place, price and promotion plus distribution. The interviews, also, reveal productivity and workflow secrets.

After listening to these podcasts, I encourage you to visit their websites and blogs as there are a plethora of resources to help you build a career that you love! From interviews with powerhouses such as Alyssa Mastromonaco, former Deputy Chief of Staff under the Obama Administration, to Daniella Yakobovsky, co-founder of Baublebar, you are sure to gain the motivation you need to start your week inspired!

Check out the list below.

1.) The Influencer

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2.) The Goal Digger Podcast

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3.) Girlboss Radio

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4.) Glambition Radio

5.) Creative Empire Podcast

I’m always on the hunt for a good podcast! Spill the beans, girl! What are your favorites? Share in the comment section below.


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I hope you have a blessed week!

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Hi Ladies! I’ve started a new series on my Youtube channel called 1Piece3Ways. In this series, I’ll be styling one garment or accessory three different ways. It’s my hope that you’ll gain some styling inspiration to capitalize on your current wardrobe.

First up, I’m showing you how I styled this tan duster from Fashion Nova. Because of its versatility, I’ve been able to wear this number so many times: to brunch, work, happy hour, you name it. Not only that, as mentioned in the video, dusters are great summer-to-fall transition pieces as well.

Check out the video to slay your next happy hour or brunch with the girls!

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I’ve always admired sunflowers, mostly, because of how beautifully crafted and pigmented they are. It wasn’t until after a routine trip to the market, I realized how much value this flower really holds.

One lovely Sunday afternoon, my boyfriend and I stopped by Whole Foods to pick-up a couple things. Upon arrival, I was immediately drown to these beautiful, bright, healthy-looking sunflowers. After seconds of contemplating, we picked a batch up and carried on our way.

The next day, I took my flowers to work with me and put them in my Jrink glass. Although Jrink can be a bit pricey, at least the drink is delicious and the glasses make for a nice vase. The flowers looked beautiful and had me on a high the entire day. Everybody that walked by complemented how vibrant and healthy they were.

Before continuing this story, there’s one thing you should know about me – my green thumb doesn’t really work…no matter how hard I try. I’m working on that though, lol. Another thing you should know is I have the cutest pink cubicle at work that has absolutely no access to light. While I don’t have much knowledge about flowers my two colleagues, Tina and Ms. Norma, do. That Monday, Tina stopped by my desk and rendered some helpful advice. She said, “You know sunflowers are very durable flowers. Unfortunately, you don’t have any way to get sunlight over here, but if you keep them hydrated, they’ll last a long time.”

While I had all intentions to keep my beautiful flowers hydrated, it just didn’t happen. By Wednesday morning, the Sunflowers soaked up all the water. Thursday, still no water. The flowers were still looking as if I just bought them, so I didn’t bother refilling the glass. I know, I’m horrible…I told you I was working on it – LIMC is a no judge zone. So, stop judging, lol. Friday morning comes. I walked in the office determined to take care of my flowers that gave me great delight throughout my week. So, I did. As I watered the flowers, I thought to myself, “Despite the fact that there is extremely minimal sunlight and I failed to water these flowers, they STILL managed to stay strong and healthy.”



I wanted to put in that antecedent there, because I wanted to make sure you got it. Despite these flowers’ environment, circumstances and displeasures, they STILL managed to breathe, to live, to exude positivity and to be of great delight to others. I wonder what my sunflowers were thinking while persevering through my neglect to water them. Because they managed to remain vibrant and bright, I can only imagine that an ounce of optimism and faith in knowing I’d water them is what kept them alive. This notion reminds me of the scripture Pslam 30:5, “…Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

On this fine, beautiful Monday, let’s take a lesson from a sunflower and push through our circumstances, our hardships and our unpleasantries by having faith and knowing that joy is right around the corner.

 

Have a great day, Lovies!

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Happy Saturday, Lovies! I hope you’re having a fun filled day full of sunshine, good company, music and mimosas. While I know summer will be making an exit soon, there is still time to rock your favorite pink lippie and bright green shadow. Creating this sexy, sultry halo smokey eye is actually easier than you think.

Products I Used
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Swiss Chocolate
WetnWild Au Naturel Palette Shade
MAC Fix Plus
NYX Jumbo Pencil Horse Radish
Sleek Make-Up Palette
Black Radiance Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
Clinique High Impact Mascara
Ardell Demi Wispies
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
Mac Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation NC50
True Color Stick Foundation SPF15 – Truly Topaz
True Color Stick Foundation SPF15 – Black Walnut
Ben Nye Luxury Powder Face Powder
Lancome Cream Highlighter
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick – Susperia

If you have any questions after watching, leave it in the comment section and I’ll be sure to answer any questions you may have!

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What I’ve Been Up To?:
Honestly? I’ve been….living – dreaming, thinking, doing, being, learning, creating & loving. And this time, I’m not apologizing for it. When I go on these sabbaticals, it’s due to stress and being overwhelmed. Typically, I feel guilty for abandoning my blog for so long. But this time, I don’t feel guilty at all. I took a step back from LipstickInMyCoffee to do all the things I just mentioned and to really figure out my “Why” and purpose of creating it in the first place.

Last year was a BLAST! One of my favorite years to date. Being an NFL Cheerleader for the Baltimore Ravens was literally all I could’ve ever imagined – amazing coaches, amazing teammates and amazing fans. It really doesn’t get any better than that. However, my mind was clouded. While I was fulfilling one passion, I was neglecting another, the most important, my passion to create. As much as I hate to admit it, I was stressed. My career, my relationships and my blog were put on the back burner for a very long time.

I’ve been away so long, because I didn’t want to come back in a place of stress or ambiguity. I wanted to come back fresh with a plan and a strategy in place to really help nurture, inspire and motivate my readers. So, I didn’t. I stayed away until I was ready to bring you strong, aesthetically pleasing, consistent content. I now have the space, the tools, the strategy and the energy I need to breed a beautiful community for LipstickInMyCoffee. That’s incredibly exciting!



What’s New With LIMC?:
For those of you who don’t know, my degree is in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Public Relations. Aside from building this blog, my previous experience stems from being a writer for University Relations at Troy University as well as an Account Executive for CBS Radio. I’ve had the opportunity to build integrated marketing campaigns for local and national businesses – working with Macy’s was my FAVORITE! My passion is creating, whether it be photography, video production, brand/marketing strategy, I love it all! I have two main goals for LipstickInMyCoffee: to foster a community of confident #girlboss creatives and entrepreneurs who appreciate a classic red lip, a vanilla latte(iced or hot), a sexy LBD, a glass of wine, gym dates and “me” time and to exercise my creativity. While LipstickInMyCoffee is going to focus mainly on my personal style, beauty, wellness and lifestyle, I’ll be incorporating more marketing and business bits. I’ll, also, have interviews on the blog showcasing women who are killing it in their industries. Remember the interview with MAC Cosmetics Business Manager? Like that, but more in depth. I have a lot in store for you! Be sure to join the gang, so you never miss a beat. My hope is that my blog helps you cultivate a happy, stylish, healthy life you love!

GIVEAWAY
Because I’ve been away so long, I want to start things off on the right foot – with a GIVEAWAY! On September 1, I’ll be giving away a $50 Giftcard to Sephora. Entering the giveaway is super easy! All you have to do is subscribe to LipstickInMyCoffee’s newsletter and Youtube channel. That’s it. I’ll have a new GRWM Summer Glam video coming out tomorrow, so stay tuned.<3

I hope you guys are just as excited as I am for what’s in-store!

As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below or email me at info@lipstickinmycoffee.com.

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