Once again folks! I’ve got a dope mover and shaker that YOU need to know about. Native New Yorker Diana Long has made a splash on the nail scene and added to the diversity of nail art with her line of delicious nail polishes– Diosa Nails. She recently celebrated one year of successfully gracing the fingertips (and toes) of stylish women across the country with a day long DDay celebration in New York’s Lower East Side.
In our interview, we discussed Diana’s first year of business, what she’s learned along the way that will surly help and inspire new and seasoned entrepreneurs alike, herself as a businesswoman, where she plans to take Diosa Nails in the near future and more. Get into Diana’s awesome below. And of course, to order your own Diosa Nails polish (which I highly suggest) click here.
This past Saturday, NY was graced by the talented individuals of American Dreaming Magazine as they brought us some of the dopest young entrepreneurs along the east coast. The pop up mall was held at the Bolon Room in Long Island City and it made for a dope venue to hold such dope individuals. While the team wrapped up the successful event, I had the opportunity to chop it up with the mind and heart behind American Dreaming Magazine, Brandon Davis. Listen as he explains why he started American Dreaming, what they’re currently working on, why they’re so dope and as a dreamer, you don’t want to miss any of the gems he drops.
!!! GIVEAWAY !!!
July isn’t just the month before my birthday, it’s TheVixinExperience.com’s birthday!! Woot! Woot! Bitches!!! I’m three!! To celebrate three years of TVE awesome, I’ll be giving away three subscriptions to American Dreaming Magazine! For me, one of the best parts of being a dreamer is sharing inspiration. That’s why I love my DreamCatcher Series so much; I’m able to share with you the dope people I run into while I’m working on pursuing my dreams. American Dreaming Magazine is an amazing subscription that I personally subscribe to, love getting and enjoy reading; there’s no way I wouldn’t share that with you guys.
Here’s what you have to do to enter:
- Follow TVE on Facebook & Twitter
- Follow American Dreaming on Facebook & Twitter
- Comment below with the names you’ve followed with
That’s all folks!!! Enter the contest and get into Brandon’s awesome below!! Enjoy and dream big <3
I recently had the honor of interviewing with Shatek The Producer of Beats On Film and I’ve gotta say, this is a good one. You meet people in life and you never realize how much they’ve accomplished until you sit and talk to them. I’m a strong believer in asking questions because until you know, you’ll never know. One of the quickest ways to knowing is asking. Check out some things you need to know about Shatek; you never know what of it can help YOU.
In March I received my first award of recognition for my work with my blog. The ladies of LUSH Expressions, an all women entertainment company inspiring women to “Love Yourself and Stay Happy”, chose to honor myself and four other phenomenal women of substance and success at their first annual women’s expo. Honestly, I’m still in shock. I don’t do this for recognition, I do it for release. I enjoy having something I can channel my energy and creativity into. It’s mine; it grows as I do. My blog means a lot to me and to see that it means a lot to others as well is quite a humbling yet exciting feeling.
You really never know who’s watching. You never know who’s life you can touch and to me that’s one of the most amazing gifts in life. The feeling I get when I get inspired, uplifted, motivated and/or energized by a thought, comment, anecdote, joke or whatever has to be one of THE best feelings; it’s so pure. That spark of positivity that can lead to an endless number of other positive things is definitely a gift. I love the idea of something that I’m doing inspiring that same feeling in others. I love the idea that something I express may motivate someone to actively pursue their dream a little harder than they did the day before. It’s like a chain reaction of positivity.Read More»
LOL We all gotta start somewhere! I happen to still be, at the bottom…. more affectionately know as “the beginning”.
So I’m uploading and editing a video, updating my YouTube channel and responding to comments and it kinda sinks in…. it would be that my most popular recorded interview is also my first recorded video. Not exactly my best work either lol. Can I tell ya’ll how ever loving nervous I was?? I mean, it’s not like I was just sitting down with someone I’d known for years and talking about how awesome they were. I was interviewing a well established personality that I’d met that same day. Granted, she was sweet as shit, but it was all so new. There are a few less than positive comments on the video, but I’m happy to say I don’t take not a one of them personal.
In the larger scheme of things, I’ve got to say, I’m personally pleased with my progress. I know there’s waaaay more growth on it’s way, but it’s nice to see the development thus far. It’s easy to get caught up in the things that went wrong, focus on what I was missing or wallow in what I shoulda, coulda, woulda done to make each interview better. I’m happy to say though, “I DID THAT SHIT.” I took a jump and I did it. Not a one of them is perfect, but I for damn sure had a perfect time, every time. I learned a lot from each experience and I wouldn’t trade that for perfect sound, lighting, location or anything else.
Take a look at my short interviewing journey here. Rest assure that I LOVE every step of what I do to make these possible so there are more on the way. But humor me, who would you want to see interviewed in the future? Who motivates and inspires you? Do you have any friends that are actively pursuing their dreams? Are YOU that friend? Let me know. Comment, email, tag me to them on the gram, whatever.