Beautiful Lifestyle No. 2 A Model’s Secret Treat to beat the Summer Heat!

Happy Summer 2017!! I still have a moment where just like any girl I think “Oh God Swim Suit Season Is COMING!” I have to be able to take Photos in a swim suit year round, but there is still always this moment…

 

I have a HUGE sweet tooth. Often when I am in NYC I hardly have time to eat and Yes I will admit to choosing straight up sugar like sour patch kids or carmel with the white thing in the middle or both for dinner. Not my proudest “model moment”, but hey I’m trying to change my ways! So here is my summer alternative which I discovered last year from the great “fruit man”. (They are located randomly through out the city and hook it up on the fruit!)

MANGOS

I am BaNANANAs for Mangos!

 

 

Not only do they hit the spot after a hot day either running around in the city or lounging by the pool, but mangos are packed with goodness.

1.) Mangos help clear the skin

Always great, anything to help my skin!! They help clean pores and eliminate pimples. Mangos can be used internally or externally! (MANGO MASK YALL!)

2.) Improves digestion

Because mangos are packed with fiber this can improve digestion and elimination.

 3.) Promotes Healthy Sex

Mangos are a great source for vitamin E which is linked to a healthy sex drive.

For those hot summer nights…… My new fav from  Trader Joes! The sorbet is prob not as healthy as the fruit, but it is gluten free, dairy free, and kosher certified!!

 

4.) Improves Eye Health

Since, I am nearly blind, No joke. This is super great.     1 Mango is the daily needed value of vitamin A. This supports healthy eye sight, and combats night blindness and dry eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have no idea how to eat a Mango a simple pic chart is below:)

 

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Renee’s Curly Hair Favorites – The Bumble and bumble Bb. Curl line!

 

 

I take my hair game VERY seriously!!! Superman’s got his cape, I’ve got my hair! 

But It has not been easy! As a model I get my hair done just about everyday by different stylist and most of them have No clue how to deal with my Wild curls.

On my own time however, I must use the best products to keep my hair from rebelling against me and smothering me in my sleep. I deep-condition like crazy, stay away from heat (when I can), I’ve been trimming away the heat damage every 3 months and using products for my curly hair texture. I must admit, it has gotten easier with the new wave of natural hair care education and products on the market these days.

 Thanks natural hair angels!!!

I have so much fun with hair products and by popular demand I’ve decided to share some  I Absolutely love!!!! My new obsession by Bumble and Bumble which is perfect for the my natural curls and a smooth transition for the winter months to this summer heat. The  consistency of the products are super thick, for adding moisture. I’m especially in love with the Bb curl sulfate free shampoo that actually feels like a conditioner and gives my hair an extra boost instead of stripping and leaving dry!

The Bumble and bumble Bb. Curl line!!!

 

Natural hair care

 

Product List

Bumble and bumble Bb. Curl (Care) Sulfate Free Shampoo

Bumble and bumble Bb.Curl Custom Conditioner

Bumble and bumble Bb. Pre-Style Re-Style Primer

Bumble and Bumble Curl Defining Creme 250ml

Bumble and bumble Bb. Curl (Style) Conditioning Mousse

Bumble & Bumble Curl Gel Oil 190ml.

 

 

 

Check out this really random Hair Routine video I did, with Bumble and Bumble products;I was oviously bored.)

||not sponsored btw I really love this stuff||

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Letters from Home

Dear Shan,

I am proud of you. I really have no idea how you do it. They put you under a microscope, one by one, looking for flaws on what appears to be a flawless person. You’re always so confident and true to yourself, and to me that shows just how strong you are. Growing up I always thought modeling was just a fun hobby for you, I didn’t realize how intense and brutal it was. You work so hard everyday but now you’re living your dream and I am so happy for you.

(However I always thought it was weird that your dream didn’t involve eating carbs, but thats your call 🙂 )

 

Growing up with you was never easy, but then again, when has anything good ever been easy? I miss our Friday night block buster trips with dad, taking dance lessons together, and riding horses at moms.

Though I miss the old times with you, I am extremely excited for all the new memories that are yet to be made. I just hope they still include a lot of dancing.

I call being Amy by the way.

 

 

Thank you so much for being a great sister and amazing role model. Through the thick and thin you never stopped pursing what you love. I’m pretty sure you even became a vegan once you are so dedicated. Like a legit vegan. I have no idea how you did that, I’m literally eating pizza right now as I type this, but kudos to you.

Where ever modeling decides to bring you, I will always be on the side line cheering you on. Keep being the beautiful person that you are inside and out, and you better keep me updated on all the fun adventures that are in stores for you! I love you so much. Now go eat a cheeseburger or I’m not taking anymore pictures standing next to you.

Love,
Your little sis

@Madison_McNulty17

RESPONSE:

As I died laughing to this extremely sweet letter from my sis I also took her advice and got a cheeseburger:)

I miss the simpler days where we played outside jumping on the trampoline with the dogs and riding horses. I miss you making fun of me for the “duck face” and you yelling to stop running into your room in only panties! LOL I miss the little things like purposely trying to get a rise out of you, just to have your attention.

(I wish I could say I only did those things when I was 10!)

I love you so much madi, I’m glad we don’t share a room anymore but I do wish we were in the same state! I’m really so lucky to have you as my cheerleader. Even after being my sister for 20 years you haven’t tired of my antics and still seem to love me, it warms my heart to know you can love your crazy big sis:)! Your such and amazing sister and best friend never change!

and YES I promise there will always be dancing!!

 

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Beautiful Lifestyle Tip No. 1 

Bumps on my face…Help!

As a model my skin is pretty important and unfortunately I don’t just have angel skin that is perfectly contoured. I have a history of skin problems i.e. acne, but that is for another day. Also, shout out to my dermatologists over the years! I no longer need medical help, but I do have a regiment.

 

I tend to travel pretty frequently. This greatly effects my skin and I am prepared for anything at this point! You have to take in consideration the two main factors of humidity and temperature. Currently in Los Angeles the weather is high temperatures and feels like low humidity. Growing up in Louisiana and now living in LA and NYC I quite literally feel like a fish out of water so moisturizer is my BFF.  LOL!

 

 

 

Being this is my first long term stay in LA my skin had a strange reaction to this dry heat… I started to have small bumps appear on my face…NOT OK.

My theory to the problem was this is some kind of heat reaction beyond the help of my moisturizer. My theory to the solution was if I work on tightening my pores the bumps won’t be able to form. My solution was this Bioderma Pore Refiner.  To my happy surprise it worked! Amen!!

–  Naked Face, No Filter and No Bumps:)

 

 

 

 

The Pore Refiner is a corrective care for enlarged pores. I apply a small half of a dime size dot to my fingers tips and spread a thin layer across my face every morning after washing my face. Immediately, my face feels smoother! I still apply my moisturizer after, the pore refiner does not replace my moisturizer. Lastly, I LOVE the way this makes my skin smell!!

 

@BiodermaUSA

#BiodermaUSA

 

Please comment! I would love to answer and questions:)

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Getting Ready For LA

Ever get to a point in life where you feel like your making a metaphoric “jump”? As I was debating on going to LA for the summer this was the point I was at. To think I was going to leave everything I loved so dearly and worked so hard for! For me, New York has always been the capital of hustle, fun, and the freedom to pursue. Just as I was feeling comfortable and stable in NYC the opportunity to explore the new horizons of Hollywood became a real option…and this is how I got ready! With an amazing team because you have to show up prepped and ready!

My first stop was the Salon of Paul Labrecque.

<-This needed professional help! Better Call Paul!

Paul Labrecque is a salon, spa, barber, and apothecary with a full service menu where your wildest prim and proper dreams are possible. Our focus was my hair. Paul personally mixed a beautiful concoction of chemicals to make my blonde ambitions come true! Not only was he hilariously entertaining, but did an absolutely stunning job!

 

 

One can find Paul Labrecque in the classic sky scraper buildings of the Upper East Side at 66 East 55th Street

 

 

Next stop was Exhale Spa also located in the upper east side at 980 Madison ave.

In this spa is @thequeenofbrows , who is just that! She’s all about waves a wand and you have the perfect full natural brows you have always wanted!

 

 

 

After my brows she suggested something I had never heard of… “Lash tinting”. This is a chosen color that will temporarily dye your lashes. The color is completely organic and vegetable based. The color lasts for about 6 weeks so I gave it a try! The finishing result was amazing it totally looked like I was naturally wearing mascara! I hardly have to wear any mascara these days unless I’m going for a dramatic look;)

 

 

 

Before I hugged my agency farewell for the summer and packed my bags, I had to do one last thing…

Shoot with my favorite Beauty Photographer Miguel Herrera

With the help of MUA Ali Lauren Purcell the outcome was all the sass we could have wished for lol!

 

Until next time, Bless Yall’s Hearts XOXO

-Shannon

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Take Strides

I have been on the road for close to three months now. Chasing this dream of changing the world. I have come to realize what an adventure and challenge this will be. Not that I can’t do it, just that I have an uphill battle ahead of me. I have proven over and over that I am a fighter. I can defeat all odds…and that is exactly what I will do.

When I first arrived in New York City at the very young age of 18 I had my “best friends” tell me that I didn’t belong in front of the camera. I had photographers tell me I needed to work out and then they would edit my cleft lip out of my head shots. I had the closest people in my life tell me I was not an artist, that I belonged in an office, on the administrative end of things. I had multiple people tell me, “You just are not a model.” Truth be told? They were right about that last one; I am so, so much more than that.

I am a warrior
I am a dreamer
I am an anomaly
I am worthy

I lived a life of lies for years. Being anyone other than myself was easier. It was the biggest cop out until people started to see through that thin shield. I all of the sudden was without friends, without family, and without myself. I had never taken the time to find solidarity in who Zack was. It was ridiculous to think that happiness was inside anyone other than myself. I searched and searched and trust me, there is nothing like giving yourself the love you have so freely handed out to those around you. Once I did, my entire sense of being and purpose changed for the better and I began to fall in love with the universe and the universe began to fall in love with me.

So, to all of the readers out there:

Wear exactly what you want and walk tall with confidence. Let each stride bring you closer to your true self. Never apologize for being YOU. Smile or give your best fierce face and LIVE.

I’m 

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Models Mafia Interviews Shannon

Everybody is Somebody but who is Shannon….

The story of Southern Belle taking on Modeling Industry

What is your full name?
♦    *clears throat          Shannon Marie McNulty       @shannonmcnulty

 

Attitude Type? and Origin?
♦ Attitude type→ Hah Multiple.. Typically Sassy and (Goal) Digger like attitude, but I’m just a girl I can’t pretend some days my crown doesn’t slip and I have to adjust it…
♦ Orgin→Growing up in Louisiana is definitely one of the places I get my sassy attitude. I can also thank my crazy nanny, mom, and wild aunts! I love them all so dearly.

When did you start Modeling and Why?
♦ My first glimpse into modeling started when I was scouted at 14 by a radio station lol! I have the best dad ever forbringing me to the first agency convention and helping me buy heals!

♦ I fell in love with the idea of being apart of something creative and making someone’s work come to life. I am more of a black and white kind of girl when it comes to my thinking process, but I have a personality that cannot be contained and modeling was the perfect outlet.

=>Lol! Baby Shan modeling days

 

 

What besides Modeling are you passionate about?

♦ While attending University of New Orleans I absolutely fell in love with science…specifically Chemistry. I hope to finish my degree and work with chemistry on a daily. Ofcourse, after I have hung up my heals could be a couple of years lol!  I am actually a super nerd. I love scifi like Star Wars, Darth is everything!! I love reading all types of books from silly scifi to 50 shades of grey to Shakespeare. I enjoy learning something new everyday.

 

Archive From Chem II Lab=>
Happy Times 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the Current State of Union in you life?

  • Currently this country gal is living in New York City
  • I’m signed with Major Model Management
  • In a relationship with Mr. Basora♥a.k.a. Carlos or “Him” @carlos_homme
  • Figuring out how to be Bi-Costal
  • Exploring the idea of acting and the process to be signed
  • Always sassy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your goals we can watch to see unfold?
♦ T R A V E L I N G, hitting the commercial modeling market hard!, breaking into acting, building a future with “Him”♥ and finding happiness along the way!

 

 

Anything you like to add to wrap it up?
♦ I hope that this interview is a glimpse into myself and what my future blogs will about!

 

 

♥XoXo Bless Yall’s Hearts!

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All Eyez on me

Tupac Amaru Shakur was way more then a rapper. He was a poet, a scholar, an actor, a revolutionist, an intellectual, a movement. I think my mother bought me my first 2pac album, (R U still down?) when I was ten or eleven. Over the next years, I persistently listened, not very interested in other futile main stream rap music. Tupac had a genuine message, a candid essence. A communique that would carry on over twenty years after his demise. (Fingers crossed he’s in Cuba.) Tupac was there for me when no one living was. I didn’t have the advantage of living wealthy, my parents struggled to provide for me what they never could fathom growing up in Baltimore City. I was a rose who grew from the concrete. I’m a soldier, a dreamer, a believer. I credit 2pac tremendously for paving the way for a generation with no hope. He thrived where he was set up for unquestionable defeat. Contrary to rappers today (I’m not saying no names) that have never had to watch half their friends die at a early age, 2pac is indisputably a unparalleled survivor. Through utmost indigence Tupac became prosperous. In honor of the late greats birthday, I compelled a list of just a few lyrics and quotes that have inspirited me. If this incentivizes just one person, 2pac lives on indefinitely.   

1. Words of Wisdom 

Conquer the enemy with education

Protect yourself, reach for what you want to do

Know thyself, teach by what we’ve been through 
2. Better Dayz

I’d love to see the block in peace

With no more dealers and crooked cops, the only way to stop the beast

And only we can change It’s up to us to clean up the streets, it ain’t the same

Too many murders, too many funerals and too many tears

Just seen another brother buried plus I knew him for years
3. Me Against The World

Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that

So no matter how hard it get

Stick your chest out, keep your head up, and handle it
4. Hold On Be Strong

God bless the child that can hold his own

You know? You got to stand strong 

And when these bustas try to knock you out your place

Hold on, and be strong

You stand there to they face
5. Baby don’t Cry 

Thinkin’ with your brains blown that would make the pain go

No! You got to find a way to survive

‘Cause they win when your soul dies 
6. “There’s no way that Michael Jackson or whoever Jackson should have a million thousand droople billion dollars and then there’s people starving. There’s no way! There’s no way that these people should own planes and there people don’t have houses. Apartments. Shacks. Drawers. Pants! I know you’re rich. I know you got 40 billion dollars, but can you just keep it to one house? You only need ONE house. And if you only got two kids, can you just keep it to two rooms? I mean why have 52 rooms and you know there’s somebody with no room?! It just don’t make sense to me. It don’t.”
7. Brenda’s Got a Baby

Just ’cause your in the ghetto doesn’t mean you can’t grow
8. Changes

I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere

unless we share with each other we gotta start makin’ changes

learn to see me as a brother ‘stead of two distant strangers.
9.”Every day, I’m standing outside trying to sing my way in: We are hungry, please let us in We are hungry, please let us in. After about a week that song is gonna change to: We hungry, we need some food. After two, three weeks, it’s like: Give me the food Or I’m breaking down the door. After a year you’re just like: I’m picking the lock. Coming through the door blasting.”
10. “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.”
11. Thugz Mansion

No one knows my struggle, they only see the trouble

Not knowin’ it’s hard to carry on when no one loves you

Picture me inside the misery of poverty

No man alive has ever witnessed struggles I survived 

Prayin’ hard for better days, promise to hold on 
12. Keep Ya Head Up

‘Cause I think we can make it; in fact, I’m sure

And if you fall, stand tall and come back for more
13. 

“Where There is a will

there is a will

to search and discover

a better day
Where a positive heart

is all you need

to rise beyond

and succeed
Where young minds grow

and respect each other

based on their deeds

and not their color
when times are dim

say as I say

“Where there’s a will

there’s a way!”

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