BELLA Magazine’s 2022 Pride Issue

Representation of diversity in the beauty industry + advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community is something we are deeply passionate about here at BELLA. You would think that in this day and age, showing up for our fellow Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual colleague, family member, and friend should be second nature. Until we get there, and in the hopes we’ve helped make a change in this industry, I am thrilled to bring you the second edition of our Beauty of Pride Issue.


Photo by Gilles Toucas


Wheels Up 🛫

I am off to LA for a week of BELLA + in style of course ✔️ Aimee Kestenberg + Sprayground keep me looking fresh + functional 🙅🏻‍♀️ sooo much going on in the next 10 days… excited to share it IRT as it happens with you all🥰



Change is coming + in the times we are living in, change is inevitable… My life + biz go from 0º to 360º in a span of 24 hours. This happens to me a lot… And sometimes, I am so “in it”, that I forget to look up to appreciate not just how far I’ve come, but the value I bring.

I want to remember this moment. A moment that literally brought me to my knees today. All out of pure excitement + joy because the universe indeed always has your back.

Thank you God, for everything.

In Between

Starting + Staying On The Road To Recovery From Alcoholism on Real Talk With BELLA with Joshua Coppes

We did a really hard thing on Sunday. It’s a day I’ve prayed for for years because I know how much my husband’s words could help someone else.
My husband is fiercely private. When I asked him to be a guest on my Real Talk with BELLA podcast to talk about this painful topic however, he said yes.
I’m so proud of everything he has overcome + continues to work on for himself + our beautiful family. I love you my guy 💛

We go deep into battling alcoholism, its effects, and consequences. With this interview, our hope is to help to break the stigma of addiction, give hope to others, and to show that healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.

Starting and staying on the road to recovery can be challenging. An addiction is not easily overcome and recovery often requires constant accountability.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please know that there is hope + change is possible🎙


When Science Proves That Print Isn’t Dead

After 2 years of lockdowns, most of us have grown increasingly dependent on our digital devices. In fact, several Marketing Trends studies found that more than 63% of people believe they will depend on digital technology more than they did before the pandemic -even after it ends.

So, does that digital dependence make print irrelevant? Not by a long shot. While we increasingly use digital communications for person-to-person interactions, some products and experiences just can’t be digitized—and therein lies the value of print marketing.

During these times of uncertainty, people are craving authenticity and a human connectionand print marketing can help make those brand connections in a haptic, memorable way. 

Even science supports the benefit of tangible communication, Haptics researchers have been able to confirm the benefits of touch. 

Whether it’s a magazine ad, direct mail, or even business cards. Print still plays a powerful role in placing your brand in front of your customers.

You shouldn’t leave out print marketing from your marketing campaigns. Here are a few reasons why:

  1. Print ads generate a 20% higher motivation response—even more so if it appeals to more senses beyond touch.
  2. Advertising in print drives higher levels of brand recall vs. digital (77% vs. 46%).
  3. Print ads are more trusted by consumers when making purchase decisions. 

While digital connections are on the rise, so is scroll fatigue. Print marketing can provide a welcome and much-needed screen break that seamlessly compliments and strengthens your digital campaigns.

Want to up-level your marketing efforts? Contact my team or I HERE!

In Between

Breaking Through My Comfort Zone

Worked on something really special with this girl today 💛 my belief in BELLA’s next issue is beyond anything I’ve experienced in trusting this journey 🙌🏽 can’t wait to share it all with you 📸


Raw. Personal. Faithful.

4:30 am… writing my EIC letter for what is a very personal Mind, Body + Spirit issue of BELLA Magazine to kick off 2022.
I woke up with the concept of this issue on my heart a few months ago. In it, I’m sharing my vulnerability. My weaknesses. Some difficult + hard moments. My real. I know It’ll either scare away every inauthentic person in my life or it will inspire others to also let go of the mirage of perfection.
Having done this for myself years ago has opened the doors to the most important relationships I’ve ever been a part of -especially with God- that is priceless. I hope you receive it with all the love poured into it 💛 can’t wait 🙌🏽