Saturday, January 30, 2016

I'm crazy about kombucha!

If you follow me on Snapchat, then you probably have noticed that I'm always drinking Kombucha. This fermented tea is my current obsession, and if you tried it for yourself, then you would know why. Here are some of the benefits that I have experienced while drinking this tea:

1) Absolutely no bloating.
I'm really tiny, so not only is it noticeable when I eat something really heavy, but salt is definitely not my friend! Lol. Kombucha literally gets rid of all bloating in a matter of hours. 

2) Enhanced mood. 
There have been times when I've not been in the best of moods, I drank a Kombucha, and I was the happiest person on the planet. 

3) Glowing skin.

4) Great taste!
These drinks come in many different flavors, and they taste like soda to me. A few people have described it to have sort of a "vinegary" taste, but that depends on which brand you buy. Kevita is one of my favorite brands, and the ginger flavored one tastes just like a ginger ale! I buy them for about $3.00 at Publix or Target. 

5) Enhanced energy.
This probably has something to do with the caffeine that it contains. 

5) It honestly gets you a little tipsy. Lol!
If you're not a heavy drinker, and you drink a Kombucha, I can guarantee that you will feel a little intoxicated. 

Try it for yourself, and let me know how it works out for you. :)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

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Do we look to our agents for everything?

Hey guys! This is a topic that I talk about a lot, and I seriously could not wait to do a blog post about this. I have to say, that all of my bookers at my agency are beyond awesome, but as a model, the most important things to consider are the things that we do for our own careers. Don't get me wrong, having a good agency behind you is not only nice, but it's an essential....The bottom line is that we cannot expect for our agents to do absolutely everything for us and our careers. 

Models must view themselves as a brand, rather than just a talent. You have to push yourself, while your agency is pushing you. 

I come across so many models who claim that their agents aren't doing enough for them. It seems pretty silly to have so many goals and dreams, put them into someone else's hands, and say "Make it happen". Their entire lives aren't dedicated to accomplishing our goals. They are there to help. Our true success relies on our own, everyday actions. 

With all of that being said, I know that it seems nearly impossible to get yourself noticed by huge brands and casting directors, but the internet makes the world a lot smaller. There are so many social media outlets the give models the platform to be seen. It just takes work. 

We all have our own dreams and aspirations. Pairing a positive mindset with taking control of our own success will land us right where we need to be. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Coffee and.....bee pollen?

I know that you guys may be wondering why on earth did I completely switch up the blog on you guys. Here is why:

Simply put, we all go through phases in our lives. I absolutely loved writing as "The Model Mom" but I have outgrown that phase in my life. "The Model Mom" was a phase about me learning myself as a wife and a mother, while still trying to stay active in the things that I'm passionate about. It was pretty much an adjustment stage in my life. I really appreciate you guys being a part of that journey with me, but now that I've settled in, I'm past that phase. 

"Coffee X Bee Pollen" pretty much is the story of my life. Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm probably addicted to coffee. Lol. Not proud at all. I'm sure everyone knows what coffee is, and the effect that it has on people. But I'm sure that not many of you know what bee pollen is. Bee pollen is literally one of the most amazing superfoods that you could possibly consume. Both of these products have similar effects. They both give you energy...they are both mood enhancers...and they pretty much give you a happier outlook on life when you consume them. I've been told that my presence has this same effect on people, which pretty much sums up the name of my new blog!

Thank you guys for following my blog, and I look forward to sharing so many things with you this year! 

My "Must-Have" Flats!

I always receive a million questions about these shoes in particular, so I decided to do a post about them.:)

These stylish, chic flats were made by Nine West, and they are seriously my go-to shoe for any season. They are the perfect shoes to bring with you when you are wearing heels, and there is a possibility that you may want to change out of them. I usually wear these shoes on a date night (because I don't always feel like towering over my husband in heels, lol) or when I'm running around Miami for castings. They pretty much always work. These shoes are so far beyond your conventional ballerina flat, and that is why I say that these are a "must-have" to add to your collection. 

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