inspiration

One Year Later: I Fell in Love with Tahiti

Escaping from the harsh realities of life has been heavy on my mind since I was a teenager.  I would imagine myself on an island in the middle of the ocean with complete peace and tranquility away from the negativity of modern humanity. When I learned that The Godfather himself Marlon Brando once owned an […]

Blocking Out Self Doubt

Doubt and I are very well acquainted. We’ve known each other for years. I’ve seen Doubt hang out around my family and my friends.  I have even seen Doubt when I look in the mirror. She looks worried and then half shrugs as I walk the other way pretending not to see her. Doubt acts […]

Inspirational Instagram Photography Accounts!

We can all do with a little inspiration from time to time and if you work in a creative field such as photography you need it even more! With thousands of…

Meet the Beauty Influencers that you should be following!

The beauty industry is bursting at the seams with handy serums, magic mascaras and a whole host of things that, to be honest, we’re not entirely sure what they do…

Meet the Beauty Influencers that you should be following!

The beauty industry is bursting at the seams with handy serums, magic mascaras and a whole host of things that, to be honest, we’re not entirely sure what they do…

The Nikia Phoenix Podcast Ep. 1: Shawanna Davis of Be Beautiful LA

A little over a year ago I set out to start a new venture, one that would open eyes, hearts, and be soothing to your ears. That day has finally come with the debut of The Nikia Phoenix Podcast. The vision is to inspire you to do you. I want you to dream big and […]

The Importance of Self Care

Let’s be completely honest. I haven’t always been the best at taking care of myself. I used to put my emotional and wellness needs on the back burner in order to be the best student, the best friend, and eventually the hardest worker. On the outside I’m sure I looked like I had everything together. […]

Embracing Your Calling

More than a decade ago, I worked at a television station as a news producer. It’s what I’d gone to college for and so it only made sense for me to work within the field which I’d studied. I didn’t want to be one of those recent grads who stayed jobless or accepted a minimum […]

11 wedding dresses to inspire you

Your wedding day is the biggest and one of the most exciting days of your life! But there is always drama before the big day. You have to find the…

Be Authentic! Be You! Event Recap

Believe in yourself. Believe in embracing the real you. I believe in you. That’s what’s my Be Authentic! Be You! event was all about: helping women learn to appreciate themselves. With the help of the crew at DevaCurl’s DevaChan Salon, makeup and skincare artist Renée Loiz, and a few other great friends, we had a […]