Power and Leadership: Inspirational Post to Start your Monday

First off! It’s MONDAY! get ENERGIZED! I know, I know, i’m asking for A LOT!

Haha, ok, back to the topic at hand.

I attended a leadership conference the week before last, and I heard something there that resonated with me.  Then, I went home to tell my mom about what I heard, and she said the same thing. I just wanted to share this quote with all of you as you start your week:

“No one can take your power. You GIVE it away. No one can take your authority. You GIVE it away.”

So, in that, I will leave you all with this quote by Marianne Williamson, which i’m sure all of you have heard before:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.”


It could be the leadership conference, or maybe it’s the fact that I am graduating in May, but i’m on an inspirational trip, haha. I guess we shall see how long this will last.

I hope you all have a great week!

XoXo, Jada

Bold Dark Lip Phenomenon: Vampire Life (Giveaway hint)

Lately, I have been completely obsessed with the bold lip phenomenon. It was sighted all across the board in Fall 2012 runways shows from designers like:

Joan Smalls in Gucci RTW Fall 2012

Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano RTW Fall 2012

And, of course, in TRUE Tisci fashion; Givenchy, my love label:

Nastya Kusakina in Givenchy RTW Fall 2012
After re-visiting my favorite runway shows, I have decided that my fall aesthetic will consist of “All Black Everything, with a BOLD DARK LIP”.
Taking that into consideration while shopping yesterday, I purchased “Cyber” from M.A.C. Cosmetics. It’s a dark purple satin lipcolor and I fell instantly in love.

 I was so excited, that I put away my Ruby Woo momentarily and decided to go with my new found love!

 The best part of Cyber is that it goes with every skin color! My cousin was with me and bought the exact same lipstick. She’s a couple of shades darker than me, and it looked amazing! Stay tuned to my blog posts, because I have officially decided to give away a “Ruby Woo” and a “Cyber” lip color from M.A.C. details will be out within a day or two.

That’s all for now…

XoXo, Jada