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5:30 am thoughts: we had some home renovations done over the summer and decided it would be a more efficient use of space to remove the kitchen from where it originally was, creating a third bedroom there instead (the kitchen is now an open one, in the center of the apartment, which I’m actually very into). That said, I’m still confused as to how my ‘office/glam-room/walk in closet’ — or, God willing, a nursery, one day — turned into Celestino’s man cave, replete with his college couch and big screen television taking up eighty percent of the room, but alas, here’s the...reveal? 🤷🏻‍♀️ Also, I’m not sure if anyone else is prone to sinus infections, but I spent most of NYFW in the company of antibiotics and vertigo. @glossipgirl and @warrentricomi were kind enough to switch up my look for the events in which I’ve finally been able to participate, including for an upcoming — and exciting — business trip to Miami. When things don’t go as planned, I’m slowly (s-l-o-w-l-y) learning to place the focus on whatever it is that I *can* control, which is only ever the present moment anyway, and to devote myself a hundred ten percent regardless of any and all diversions. 🤪🤷🏻‍♀️🙏🏼
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Twenty-four hours ago, I was in the @Olay suite at the 2019 Super Bowl standing among some of the most authentic, accomplished and extraordinary women that I’ve ever met. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ———————————————————————————- It quickly became evident to me that these ladies operated from a place of soul rather than from ego, which is why I felt comfortable in forging immediate bonds and friendships. ——————————————————————————— Throughout my four days with @Olay, I participated in a televised round table discussion concerning the eradication of sexism in today’s culture, walked the red carpet at the NFL Awards in a quest to ensure that women would be seen, recognized and represented during the Super Bowl, and watched the brand’s thirty-second commercial -- featuring @sarahmichellegellar (who was one of the first female bad-asses that I was introduced to as a teenage girl), air on live TV. ———————————————————————————
Olay doesn’t just talk about female-empowerment for the sake of talking about it; they work tirelessly to ensure that their products speak to a culture of inclusivity, enlightment and strength. In thinking about the memorable moments that transpired throughout this weekend, I’m more motivated than ever to ensure that our generation is the one that eliminates outdated and misogynistic stereo-types for good. @olay #olayad #killerskin
From my article on the two @HeadShouldersUSA products that help keep my hair and scalp looking healthy (and the reasoning behind it): ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a woman, especially, it was inordinately valuable for me to learn that when the scalp matures, the hair becomes significantly more damaged. In giving it further thought (Who regularly considers scalp health without first being advised/prompted?), I’ve often noticed a stark contrast between the shiny, lustrous locks of younger females versus the more damaged – and sometimes matronly-looking manes -- of mature women. While we tend to attribute hair breakage solely to hot tools, color jobs, and extensions, the SCALP ITSELF is an instrumental component in determining what our hair will ultimately look and feel like….” Tap the link in my bio to read about my personal thoughts on “self-care” (whatever that is) and my healthy scalp habits. #ScalpisSkin #headshoulderspartner
Fifth Avenue
I’m racing around NYC meeting clients and preparing myself for an upcoming job at the Super Bowl!! Not only will this be my first time at the game, but it will also be my initial experience in Atlanta. Two and half years ago, when I started posting to this forum regularly, I only intended for it to serve as a creative outlet while I continued to interview for corporate positions between jobs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Never did I believe that it would eventually allow me to connect with strong, inspiring and kind-hearted women from all over the world — and to share stories of survival and strength with one another. I also never imagined that I’d get to collaborate with some of the brands that I was once interviewing with. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In the time in which I’ve continued to build this platform, its no secret that I’ve experienced some person struggles that have often caused me to feel despondent, ambivalent and too distracted to perform at the capacity at which I want. But in 2019, I’ve felt infinitely blessed and motivated to turn my blog into everything that I always hoped that it would be. I’m fortunate to have encouraging women to connect with and to have a loyal client base that helps me propel forward.

A bit about NoteBrooke

NoteBrooke is an inviting space of intimate candor where women can explore an assorted host of entertaining and honesttopics. What began as a hypnotically run, sporadically updated lifestyle blog has evolved into a personal forum operated from a state of God realization.

In being transparent about my long-term struggles with mental health, trauma and self-loathing, I sought to develop a place where I could organize the breadth of resources that have engendered my evolution into a deeply fulfilled, confident soul.

NoteBrooke places an equal emphasis on the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of self-acceptance, exploring how the distinct realms can work harmoniously to aid and empower women.

It took me nearly thirty years to learn how to love myself; after realizing that goal, I decided to create an integrative, unbiasedspace that introduces the outlets, experts, and teachings that I believe will help readers to find fulfillment, as well.