BTB Winter Retreat 2019

Good morning my loves! The beginning of this year has been a transformation to say the least, and you will never guess how much has changed in such a short time! Although my initial change transpired began before the “BTB Winter Retreat 2019”, I’m going to give you a quick backstory about everything.

Last year, I was the go to advocate for excuses, motivation-LESS, and truly carrying the weight of what should have been dead in my life a long time ago. Fast forward to now, I have had a refreshing in my spirit, my mind, and body.

I began this year fasting for 21 days which i COMPLETED! Yes, I said that magical word. COMPLETED. Afterwards, I had a real reality observation and decided to act on things that would ground me better spiritually. Then, we approach February 1, 2019.

I could not have prepared myself for what would happen starting that day.

It was a pleasure to be picked as the photographer and assistant to Tenisha Bibbs for her “Behind the Beauti Winter Retreat” that weekend. My God, I tell you, what I am about to share with you all, should move you to be curious about what this movement is all about.

On the first day, we of course had a hilarious, yet fun ride there with all the locals. I guess we were driving too slow for them. (Even though we were already like 10 mph over the speed limit.) The closer we got to the house, the more lost we became. I mean, we went in a circle so many times, but that’s the beauty of a road trip right? Right.

Oh my goodness, I have to tell y’all, Ms. Tenisha had me rolling when she saw a deep cliff on the passenger side. She dropped her phone, her eyes bugged out, and I promise she almost stuttered. We laughed so hard about that tears were falling. So that’s my warning if you decide to be adventurous and go up in the mountains.

After we finally circled around for a bit and found the home, it was GO time. We all buckled down for those who were present, and flipped that house. We had a deadline to get the decorations done, tables up, food set up and more. Thankfully, we did it and it felt good when it was done.

Later that night, we commenced our night by getting to know each other, pleasuring our taste buds with an amazing dinner by Chef V, and a small fireside chat with Morale Ocain. I was so adamant about sleeping in the room with others because didn’t want to be that bear in the room. When I get a good sleep, I’m out like a light. Nonetheless, I climbed my happy hips on the top bunk and enjoyed my roomies. They were perfect.

Next day, we were blessed with a powerful sunrise prayer and mediation. The power of the Holy Spirit fell so heavily, I could barely take pictures. I felt such a weight of relief, healing, and peace like the hand of God stretched forth and touched each one of us. Once prayer was over, Mrs. Jean Turner led the ladies in a morning stretch and Glory Walk. We then followed with Breakfast, Coffee, and Conversation and that’s when we really hit the meat of the day. We also enjoyed another catetered meal from Chef V for lunch!

We spent the entire day with speakers such as April Reason, Kristole Pierce, Faye Shaw, Jean Turner, and Yvette Gavin.

Yvette Gavin
April Reason
Jean Turner
Faye Shaw
Kristole Pierce

These speakers were on fire! I also wanted to share the reason why I chose these pictures. When you look at them, they all tell a story. I belive that is where the beauty comes in, because these are raw, uncut, and down to the core. These are speakers who didn’t sugarcoat anything and they shared what needed to shared.

Starting from Mrs. Yvette Gavin to April Reason, the anointing just flowed down. April set the platform and made the room an altar. When I tell you, she gathered us altogether and then prayed for Ms. Tenisha! My God did she pray a hedge of protection over her. Afterwards, I felt an unction to get my healing. Why? Because, the atmosphere was conducive for a shift to take place. Before I knew it, I was on the floor praising God for what I didn’t know was being held onto was finally released off of my spirit.


After we gathered ourselves from what I call chuch (insert southern accent) we had a few activities to enjoy from jewelry making with Ayana Glaze to an image styling session later that night with Marcella Thomas. Some of the other ladies enjoyed Massages by Mac while others rested up and enjoyed the company of one another.

Image may contain: one or more people, people sitting and table
Image may contain: 2 people, people sitting

I truly believe we slept very well that night with a packed day. My heart is so full from meeting the ladies to the conclusion of the event. It really gave me a different perspective on how to allow my purpose to be manifested from healing.

If you are interested in attending the next retreat, I have a surprise for you. Registration is open to purchase tickets early, but we are also having a “Behind the Beauti Experience Conference” coming up July 19th and 20th at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, GA. Stay tuned for more to come! Learn about your true BEAUTI!

No photo description available.
Image may contain: Tenisha Bibbs, smiling, text

A few moments of recognition go out to:

YURLP Productions for photography and videography

Our sponsor Fit, Foxy 50 & BEYOND

Enjoy the snippets below from the “BTB Winter Retreat 2019” below and grab those tickets!

(Pictures are property of Let’s Get Relle and TB Media Group for the Behind the Beauti brand. Permission must be granted before republication)

Tinzley’s 2018 Settle Free Mixer

Tinzley’s Settle Free Mixer helped change my way of thinking. Simple as that.

I’m not going to lie to you guys, I feel super rusty. You know trying to keep the same writing style, info, technique and all that good jazz since I’ve been MIA. In plus, I have SO MUCH to share with you all on another post, I’m going to HAVE to tighten my screws.

But, without further ado, let’s go ahead and get started.


I NEVER miss a mixer hosted by Tinzley for one, I love having the opportunity to capture moments for her and two, I ALWAYS learn something new.

You see, I was actually able to attend this event with the company of my husband. (Highlight of my evening). After we left the event, we had a really long, thought out, talk about our relationship and what direction we were headed in.

You see, this is what Tinzley’s events can do for you. It can ignite the art of thinking deeper than the surface.

We were able to enjoy a loaded panel to say the least along with the talented Chere Turner as our hostess.

And if you are asking yourself why did I say it was a loaded panel….here’s why

We had the pleasure of hearing from:

  1. Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell
  2. Tommy Duncan
  3. Trelles Delandro
  4. Dr. Oliver T. Reid
  5. Marquita Johnson
  6. Harralyn Swinger-Rawls
  7. Tenisha Bibbs

First of all, these powerful individuals shined light on some very deep places most couples and singles rarely think about. Like seriously, who plans out talking about your potential’s credit score and annual salary?

Now, truth be told, I believe that is the reason so many people aren’t with who they wanted to be with now.

Let’s all be honest for a minute.

The financial struggle in the married community or those seeking to be married is something real. That problem changes the moment we get bold to ask those questions and  cross those bridges.

Yes, I mean asking the tough question about credit, income, goals and aspirations.

If you aren’t able to talk the talk, what makes them Mr. or Mrs. Right?

All in all, we received a very informative and interactive perspective on all things relationships and finances. Also, I wouldn’t be giving proper shout outs to Tinzley if I didn’t tell you guys to STOP SETTLING and become SETTLEFREE!

Below I want you guys to check out the awesome pictures and enjoy! Shout out to Kim’s A La Carte for catering another amazing event along with using her blessed hands to bless our tastebuds.

Special Guest Performance James Worthy and Cammie Tappin


BTB Experience 2018

Well, well, well…what do we have here? A blog post from Relle talking about beauty?! AND the BTB Experience?

Why yes, it is I, here virtually, to provide first hand storytelling about this event.

Let me start it off immediately by saying MY GOD. If I could wrap this article up in two words, that would be it. This event flowed so gracefully with the presence of the Holy Spirit in the room that the true definition of beauty came to life.

Now, you may be wondering what does BTB stand for with this event?

The BTB Experience stands for The Behind The Beauty Experience.

It was created by the beautiful, prophetic woman of God Tenisha Bibbs along with the powerhouse himself; Event Manager Quincy Griggs

Below, you can read what the experience was about, what we were to expect and its purpose:

“Behind The Beauty Experience is a two-day, life-changing event for women from all walks of life. This unforgettable event will be the perfect catalyst for helping women go further than skin deep and find life BEHIND THE BEAUTY! Women will embrace the true beauty that can only be found by refocusing, releasing, reevaluating, and most importantly, relaxing.”

Now, I don’t know about you, but after reading that statement, I FELT like I needed to be apart of it.

All of the guests in attendance were absolutely spoiled with goodies, paint n’ sip, massages, and especially with our speakers! Just check out three of the topics that were spoken about:

  • “Beauty out of the Box”
  • “Acceptance”
  • “Beauty Unscripted”

Oh, and get this. The topics weren’t even chosen by the speakers. They were given each topic and they brought the fire. Most often, speakers will create their own topic that goes along with the event, almost like a sermon. I believe with that game changer (not selecting their own topic), it pushed all of them to dig deeper into the message they were set to deliver and inclined them to have a raw touch with every word coming out of their mouth.

Look at it this way

If you think about it, speaking is a calling. You have to have a way of getting a message out to the audience where it grasps their attention. When Christ went speaking, he grasped the attention of all who were around him by the WORDS he spoke. Do you hear me? Most importantly, I believe Tenisha discerned who needed to say what and my God!

Ya’ll, I can’t make half of my blog posts up without reading through and processing what I want to say, but this event poured into my spirit so much.

On the first night, we were all getting acquainted with each other, stepping out of our shell and you know checking out our surroundings.

First of all, the decorations and set ups were gorgeous, secondly, the vendors were extremely professional and third, the catered food was phenomenal.

Now, as the event progressed we witnessed recognition of the Beauti Day recipients. These were women from different professions, but they all held a very high standard of beauty and what it meant to them.

So, in a nutshell, Friday was our icebreaker day. But then Saturday came. Ohhhhh my Lord. I was not expecting the message delivery of the speakers. When I say the women that spoke possessed the glory over them…JESUS!

We were blessed to hear from

J Renee

Karri Turner


Tinzley Bradford

Jazmine Rochelle

Carla Jones

Kristole Pierce

Meet Our Beauty Day Ambassador: This beautiful woman has an amazing organization called One Hundred Percent Virgin…and it means exactly what it says. She teaches young women the importance of their purity. What an absolute perfect ambassador to coincide with beauty and purity. That is True Beauti.

Also, meet Ebony Porter-Ike. This beauty is the queen of Coinology and coaching. When you hear her name, there is power behind it.

” Ebony Porter-Ike of The epiMediaGroup, LLC  was honored July 20, 2018 for her amazing accomplishments and value that she adds to women. Ebony is an Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Publicist & determined business woman focused on helping you become the person you desire to be.”

These speakers spoke with authority, sass, grit and class coupled with transparent moments.

I firmly believe when you speak and allow yourself to be transparent in what you are saying, there is a deeper level unlocked for those that are screaming for a way out.

Speaking of a way out, one of my favorite moments that occurred was when an attendee raised her hand and asked a specific question. She was fearful to start something that meant a lot to her and didn’t know how. Well, with her determination to get help, she was connected with a mentor who will be guiding her through the process. My goodness, when I looked at her, I could see the weight lifted off of her shoulders!

That is true networking through Christ.

God had his hand on this event from start to finish!

With that being said, you better run and sign up for next year because I only skimmed the surface! I wish I could put every single moment into words but it wouldn’t do it justice.

Check out this amazing video recap:

I can’t leave out Tenisha’s stylist either! He had her dressed to a T!

Shout out to all of the media coverage that arrived such as

Praise 108 with Jacosta

Gwen’s Business Corner

The Hair Debate and so many more!

Also, the abundance of business cards I’ve received too are out of this world!

Enjoy some pictures from the event below and be sure to click on the vendors listed and support! I hope to see you at BTB Experience 2019! Registration is now OPEN!!!!

Click each link below to check out these amazing entrepreneurs:

Glo Up Baby

Good morning my  loves and lovelies! Today is a “special” day so to say because I have an amazing gem to drop on you guys from The Glo Up Event.

This isn’t exactly a recap post, but more so a reflection of what I took away from the panelist discussions and inspiration I gained during this day.

Instead of me going on and on, let’s go ahead and get down to the details shall we? 💕

The Glo Up Event was hosted by the hard working woman herself, Danielle Richardson!

Check out a little of  her background below:

“Fusing together her experience with media, her passion for writing, and the natural ability to consult and connect people with resources, Media Consultant and Founder, Danielle C. Richardson launched Premier Vision PR in October 2013. In February 2016 she changed the name to “Premier Vision Media”.

Prior to establishing Premier Vision Media, Danielle hosted the Juice Radio podcast for over 5 years, contributed to several publications as a freelance writer and has handled media campaigns for clients before the official launching of her own consultancy.With a diverse range of clients, Danielle has the skill, experience, talent and dedication to create the much needed buzz for your brand.

Originally from Queens New York, Danielle graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Arts & Science. She later received an Undergraduate Certificate in Marketing from the University of Phoenix. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband and two sons. A self proclaimed foodie and hip hop head! She enjoys traveling, volunteering, reading, writing, the theater, music and spending time with friends and family!”

Now that is impressive! 

This event was held at the HJC Bowden Center in East Point, GA where creatives and entrepreneurs gathered on one accord.

It was a very intimate and quaint group to be very honest. I personally believe it was juuusssstt right because everyone was able to talk to the panelists and guests one on one. You know, it wasn’t like trying to surf through a crowd to get to that ONE person you felt so in tune with. The setting was great, the vibe was super chill and perfect for a Saturday afternoon.

The vendors varied from all sorts too. I literally started from the authors table next jewelry to the beauty products, the clothing boutique and henna! I definitely snagged me a henna and a beauty product too.

Fast forward to the panelists…

My goodness were they awesome! We had a full hour or so dedicated to hearing from each on of them in detail. The discussion began with their backgrounds, next getting the tea on some industry pros and cons, and how to be a boss in your brand. PLUS SO MUCH MORE!

Here’s the line up:

Tanisha Mackin

Dominique Mikell

Shonda Brown Wright

Jessica Grace 

Kimberly Smedley

Each and every one of these ladys’ stories really helped me gauge a lot of things I sit and contemplate on but never follow through with.

Shonda spoke passionately about marriage, relationships and dating. My goodness was she on fire. It’s one thing to be married or wanting to be, but it’s another thing when you are a millennial in either of those categories. Shonda is also the mastermind behind “Don’t Be A Wife To A Boyfriend.”

Tanisha had a powerful testimony about the trials and tribulations she endured throughout her life and yet she is still standing strong. If words could suffice to tell her story I would write it, but you have to hear it from the conqueror herself. You can also purchase her book by clicking her name above.

Dominique is just as amazing as can be. I was able to understand her personally throughout the discussion about finding your purpose. Sometimes you may know what your purpose is, or it comes to you and sometimes you are still searching. All in all, Dominique is an amazing wig maker who followed a passion that was out of the norm of tradition and with her talent, she is steadily walking further into her purpose.

Jessica Grace spoke on being a Christian, raised in the church and in the entertainment industry. She shared her experiences and really brought a different light to the idealogies of being a Christian in an industry that can be a back and forth battle. This amazing woman stands strong in who she is and it is very apparent her faith is an unwavering one as she continues to break down barriers.

Lastly, Kimberly has a HUGE story behind the world of cosmetic surgeries and what you don’t know. My goodness, she was transparent and knowledgeable about everything she spoke on. She is the writer of “The Backside of the Story” and tells all from her personal experiences. Click her name above to purchase.

You all should definitely take the time to learn these amazing women and their story. I’m sure it will push you to keep going further with your passion and business.

Below are links to some of the vendors hosted too. Be sure to support them and enjoy the pics from The Glo Up Event!

Henna & Beat With A Bang by Ohshe

Instagram: @ohshebangbang


Glow Amaze (I’ll be doing a product shoot with her items soon too!)

Instagram: @GlowAmaze


D Ramont Collection

Instagram: @DRamont_Collection


•The Bag Lady Experience

Instagram: @TheBagLadyExperience


and so many more!

Tinzley Bradford Recognition 10th Annual Heroine and Hero Luncheon

Hello Hello Hello!

I am back but today, it is not about me. This post has everything to do with…

Who: Tinzley Bradford

What: Recognition at the 10th Annual Heroine and Hero Awards Luncheon by SOCAF (Saving Our Children and Families)

“The “Unsung Heroine Award” is designed to recognize women and men who make a difference in the lives of children, but has not been recognized for their contributions.”

When: April 7, 2018

Where: Villa Christina

Why: Ms. Bradford is a well deserving honoree for all she does within the community and throughout her brand for others.

Creator/Host: DeQuanda Sanders

Let me introduce you to Tinzley Bradford:


After reading her biography, it should be evident as to her selection for being a recipient for this award. (Go Tinzley!)


This event wasn’t only about recognition. It also provided a gateway to release the struggles behind everything. The pain and agony people don’t share, yet they still keep pushing to be great.

The point of it all is not ONLY about being recognized in front of a crowd of people.

It’s about the work, dedication, and “ugliness” behind the masterpiece.

There were individuals who spoke on very challenging topics based on their testimony too. See, when you get recognized for anything you do, most people have no type of insight about your struggles. They only see the outer layer. They see that you’ve gotten to a certain level and the power you carry becomes greater the moment you SHARE YOUR TESTIMONY.

Far too many people keep a closed mouth when they should actually be speaking. Why? I don’t know why honestly. Fear could be a reason, or stubbornness. But, SOMEONE needs to hear YOUR story in order to get through their own trial. You never know what is going on with a person. The moments and engagements leading up to this event took time, effort, and transparency.

Ms. Bradford oozes success, showers love, and never settles. She was that person that had the time, effort, and transparency to offer others to help them through. It’s not easy but when it is all said and done, the blessings follow.

Thank you Tinz for bringing me alongside as your photographer and blogger for such an intimate moment with everyone. You are truly a remarkable lady with a thousand talents. I’m so proud of you!

Be sure to keep up with Tinzley on Facebook and Instagram at:

IG: Tinzley Bradford

Facebook: Author Tinzley Bradford

Check out some of the highlight pics from the event!

Jewelry Vendor: Jazz Bloom

Instagram: @JazzBloom