Welcome Princess Skylar!

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Originally I intended to approach a different topic for this post but, there was a turn of events in my life last week and I couldn’t resist the urge to express myself. On Monday September 21st at 6:11 a.m. I gave birth to the greatest gift God has ever given me, My daughter Skylar. I can’t quite put into words the magical moment of hearing her first cry, touching, kissing, and even seeing her for the first time. Everything about that moment still lingers with me today. I have heard stories about that moment from other mothers but, none of the words used to describe the feeling prepared me for the rush of spirit warming love I would feel when I first laid eyes on my child.

The crazy thing about it is, I wasn’t expecting her to arrive so soon because my due date wasn’t until Nov 6th but, she and God had other plans. I had been on bed rest for having a short cervix for 3 months so you can imagine how anxious I was to finally meet my baby (and get out of bed of course). I would cry to myself because I wanted to meet her and see her so bad and I guess the feeling was mutual because my water broke around 1:45am and by 6:11am she was here and she is beautiful.

Having a child puts love and life into a different perspective for me. I am so grateful and humbled to hold the title of a mother, I am so full of love and gratitude it brings tears to my eyes. I have also found a new appreciation for my mother who has been by my side through out this entire process. Having my beautiful baby girl has made me realize the power of love, The power of God. It is amazing to me how a pregnant woman can love their baby so much even though they never met. Putting your body through a complete metamorphosis and undergoing extreme labor pains (Yes, I had my baby naturally… as in No meds) for someone they have yet to see. It reminds me of the way Jesus sacrificed his life to save us because he loved us so much even though he hadn’t seen or met us; That to me is powerful. Love is powerful, Birthing life into the world is powerful and my baby has made me realize just how powerful I am. She was created out of the love her father and I share and it’s powerful to see our love evolve into another being. WOW.

Whether you are a young lady with children or not I just want to let you know that you are Powerful. You are truly amazing! Your body was designed in God’s perfect and loving image and he made no mistakes when he made you! I want to encourage you to operate daily in the spirit of love because love is also powerful. You are beautiful and you are worth it. I know this is not a typical blog post but, I appreciate you for allowing me to express myself (whether it makes sense or not lol). I am so happy to be a mommy and I can’t describe the feeling of looking at my lover with our daughter in his arms knowing that she has the most amazing father in the world. God has truly blessed me and I thank you for allowing me to share my feelings with you!

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Love you Queen!

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“When You Dress Well You Feel Better!”

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In honor of New York Fashion Week I decided to write about one of my favorite topics in the world, personal wardrobe! There are a plethora of ways I could approach this topic especially since it’s one that is so close to my heart but, I’m not here to get everyone to dress like me. I just want to enlighten women on the importance of being yourself and dressing well. I believe that a woman’s confidence and self-esteem has an inundating affect on the way she dresses and vice versa! When you feel good you dress well and when you dress well you feel better. Many young women struggle with finding their own personal style and they find themselves going with the flow of whatever is hot at the time but, the reason why fashion is so ground breaking is because of those individuals who go against the grain. In order to discover your true personal style you have to first discover your true self. Once you are clear on who you are you will be able to express yourself through your wardrobe with confidence.

It saddens me when I look at a girl and I can tell that she is not only uncomfortable in her outfit but she is uncomfortable with herself. We’ve all seen her, that one girl in a group of friends so desperately trying to fit in but, her eyes are screaming help and discomfort is written all over her face. That’s the girl that I want to help. She’s like a butterfly still trapped in her old overdue worn out cocoon. I want to encourage her to take her time and find out who she really is so that she can blossom. I want to encourage her not to try to fit in at all but to adjust her wardrobe in ways that makes her happy, comfortable, and confident! Believe it or not it shows when you’re not confident in your own style and it is not cute at all!

I also want to speak to little miss raunchy, The one girl who wouldn’t know how to dress appropriate if it slapped her in the face! Girl we get it! We know you’re fine and we don’t need the constant reminders. Your wardrobe should be a reflection of your personality not a constant cry out for attention or a thirst trap for lust. Many young ladies get so upset about the way they are approached and handled by men but never stop to look at the ways men see them handling themselves. Maybe I’m just a little old school but, I believe in leaving a little mystery for a man to look forward to. When you give a man everything at once there’s nothing really left to appreciate. When every man has seen your jewels how can the man that you want to claim you feel any different from the next man. What’s really different from him and any other guy that gets to look at all your goodies for free?

Im not here to say you have to dress like a nun or never show any curves because I’m a curvy woman and I’m proud of my body. I’m just saying be a little discreet. Don’t show it all at once. A true confident and sexy woman can feel the same confidence in a turtle neck that she feels in a bikini. I’m a fashion junkie and I admire styles from all over the world but, there is nothing like a confident classic woman. If you aren’t sure how to make that change in your wardrobe to help you take your style and confidence to the next level, leave a comment or contact me directly via email or social media and I will help you! If you want advice on your style and how to switch things up, I am always here!

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You’re Cut Off!

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In honor of my birthday today I want to write about a life lesson that it took all 23 years of my life to learn. We live in a generation where genuine friendships are hard to come by and friendship is often compromised by our inability to forgive. We are extremely egotistical and we don’t believe in exposing our hearts to show others how much they mean to us. Many friendships end today because we are so quick to cut each other off after the first mistake as if we are faultless. In my days of immaturity I’ve had several friendships come to an end over petty misunderstandings. If I was hurt by a friend I’d never address that friend I would allow my ego to guide me into believing that the person I once called my friend and shared all my secrets with was no longer worth my time. I would cut them off completely and in my head the best way to deal with it was to simply act as if they no longer existed or meant anything to me at all.

Well I thank God that he allowed me to live long enough to realize that my way of thinking was completely wrong. I pray daily for God to open my eyes to his wisdom and to his ways and one thing became extremely clear to me. Harboring hurt and qualms in your heart for someone can block your blessings! What if God was like us? What if he cut us off after our first mistake and never dealt with us again? You may say, Well I have nothing against them they have an issue with me. Well I am here to tell you that even if you feel that they have the issue it is just as much as your responsibility to address things as it is their’s. Sounds crazy, right? I thought the same thing too, which is why I went over a year without talking to a friend that I really loved because I never felt that I was the one at fault. My thoughts were always “If I know that I did nothing wrong then I never have to feel bad for not calling or speaking to them ever again.”

I began to seek God and ask for ways that I could be better including being a better friend. He began to minister to me and show me that in order to be a better friend you have to be mindful of your friend’s feelings. If you feel things are changing ask if there’s a problem. If something is done that hurts or offends you, say it! Don’t just walk around feeling some type of way and never speak on it, address the issue! We will never be able to receive everything that is in store for us when our hands are full holding on to things that hurt us and we are to prideful to confront.

Let down your pride and address the issue, take initiative and apologize if you need to (trust me it will not kill you)! Even if it’s not accepted it’s okay because you’re no longer holding on to it. Try to reconcile if the friendship is worth it! Good friendships are always worth the reconciliation. Humble yourself!! Forgiving hearts are light and full of joy so lets learn to forgive.

God wants us to address the issue before we can receive anything from him!

-Matthew 5:23-24 “So what if you are offering your gift at the altar and remember that someone has something against you? Leave your gift there and GO MAKE PEACE, THEN COME OFFER YOUR GIFT”

Go and make peace! Never let an unforgiving heart inundate you!

Peace and Blessings to you Queen

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Love, Shanice Royal

Hello Queen!

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Im Shanice Royal and i’m so happy you’re here! This will be our place of refuge and refreshment! I created this blog as a place where we can unite as young powerful women and express ourselves. Here I will discuss all the many things that make us women. From fashion and beauty to morals, standards, values, and relationships. Here we will leave no stone un-turned! If it effects you as a woman I’d like to bring it to the light. I want to give our deepest thoughts a voice, our concerns advice, and our secrets a listening ear. I want this to be a safe haven for us to share our thoughts and opinions without judgement or discomfort! Share with me as I share with you, leave comments and talk back! Thank you for visiting and I look forward to our growth together! Tell all your girls about it!

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Peace and Blessings to you Queen

Love, Shanice Royal