You receive from the world what you give to the world. The point I, too, have learned is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on.
Any act of appreciation affirms our connection to each other. It validates us and also expands who we are in the world. The next time you find yourself surrounded by darkness in the middle of the storm and everything is at its absolute worst, take a moment to give thanks. It will get better.
I’m feeling grateful for so much in my personal and professional life, including the opportunity to share news of brands, people, and companies that will truly make your life more fab!
UNIQUE HAIR CONCEPTS OF NEW YORK: After watching Flora Fuentes, founder of Unique Hair Concepts(UHC), on an episode of BELLATV last spring, I began to take my hair care quite seriously. About two years ago, I began to notice rapid hair loss, to the point where I was wearing hats and bandanas constantly. I even considered wearing a wig to avoid looking at myself in pictures! However, after three months of treatment atUHC, the change in my tresses is quite dramatic! Go check out my before and after on BellaMag.co. (UniqueHairConcepts.com)
JADE MCFADDEN: JM-Jade McFadden ( Jade McFadden& Co.) and I connected online. Hers is a fashion + lifestyle brand that designs and sells high-quality clothing and products for women, men, and kids. Jade sent several of her pieces for me to wear during NYFW and I have to say, they were fabulous! She wants men to feel just as confident in buying and wearing her clothing and products as women and kids! After years of styling and freelance designing, she is thankful to have finally turned her childhood dreams into reality. (JadeMcFadden.com)
PREVENTIVE MEASURE 101: When science meets glam, it’s “BELLA!” These lip balms are formulated with a moisture-release technology and innovative ingredients that tout SPF 30.Made from 100% refined petrolatum and mineral oil, Preventive Measure101 ensures the lips absorb zero toxins. Relieve cracked, wrinkled, and dry lips with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. How fabulous is that?! (PreventiveMeasures101.com)
HAMMITT LA: Handbags…so many fabulous styles and designers to choose from, yet there’s loyalty to a brand once you know what goes into it behind the scenes. And I’m not just talking about how the bag is made, but how its design is conceived. I had the pleasure of meeting Tony Drockton, Chief Cheerleader of HAMMITT Los Angeles, in his NewYork showroom a few years ago. Since then, we’ve developed a connection that feels genuine and heartfelt—just like the passion behind his brand. HAMMITT believes in connecting one-on-one with its clientele, creating functional and beautiful designs to share as a symbol of past, present, and future connections.These are fabulous, quality handbags that are cherished and passed down. It is the secret to be discovered and the find you want to share with your daughter, mom, and friends. (Hammitt.com)
GMC ACADIA: If you know me well, you know that road trips are a part of my life! I live for them! It’s always exciting when I get to experience a trip in a new vehicle. Having been a previous Acadia owner, I was pleasantly surprised when I headed to the Hamptons for our annual white party in the new 2019 All Terrain model. Read all about my trip and my experience on BellaMag.co
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