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:

AMI Clubwear: Plum Tulip Dress

Oh hey all of you beautiful people! Dropping in with plum goodness for you today!

This is one my most elegant selections yet! I tell you, the love I received from this was unbelievable. Everyone that follows me on facebook engaged so much it broke my meter!

By the way, if you aren’t following me, be sure to go like Let’s Get Relle to keep up with sneak peeks for upcoming posts! 

So, let me explain how I came about ordering. Yall, my hubby picked it out. Actually, he picked every single outfit in all of my posts.

We went through countless messages back and forth and pictures to piece the perfect items together and he nailed it.

Seriously, bae has some amazing taste. I guess I can’t keep the secret much longer either…he’s actually pieced majority of my outfits I wear. My own personal stylist. How about that?!

This dress was soooo comfortable too. I had a few malfunctions trying to change into it but honey, it was worth it.

It truly exceeded my expectations when I received it. It’s curve friendly and stretchy to accentuate those curves.

But, this is my last round of clothing this week. Sucks! But I won’t be off for long. I’m going to give my other topics some attention until then.

With all that being said, I can’t wait to show you what’s in store next.

Like after the experience I had with Jayla and the preparation needed, next round is going to be killer!

But, if you missed any of my last fashion Inspo posts, click one of the links below!

Red Floral Romper

Palazzo Pants and Oversized Blazer

Sporty Black and White Dress

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AMI Clubwear: Red Floral Romper

Good evening my loves! It is somewhat past my intended posting time and that has a story in itself. But right now I have a super duper wonderful post about this red floral romper.

It seems as if I’ve gotten so much feedback from this outfit that I really needed to share all the details about it with you guys.

But here is a little back story as to why my post is late.

Photo: Slashgear.com

Last night my phone decided to give out on me; my Apple iPhone 6s Plus. Bummer right? If y’all knew the trouble this phone has given me you will understand why I decided to make such a big decision.

So it glitched for several hours being stuck in headphone mode so first instinct tells you to do what? Restart it. Well, my instinct failed me.

It is now stuck in restart mode which is why I was unable to generate any of my blog post.

Y’all I was almost at 24 hours without any type of communication to let anyone know what was going on and what was up.

My husband was even trailing me down. It was that bad. So I hiked on down to BestBuy and I decided to switch over to Android and test it out to see how this would work for me. Especially as a blogger.

So along with this story, I will be doing a follow-up post with how this phone works for me better than my iPhone. Oh and you guys will definitely be getting a full in detail scoot about this little adventure of mine.

I digress

Let’s get on to the moment you guys have truly been waiting for.

This is another outfit sponsored by AMI Clubwear!

Don’t let the name of the company fool you and scare you away from purchasing anything. Their outfits are super cute and they are curvy girl friendly.

This was one of my most comfortable outfits to shoot in the heat and all. And on top of being comfortable I was definitely comfortable in my skin with this outfit specifically. Typically I am usually covering my arms and anything possible that I feel is flabby but this time I decided to be confident in my own skin.

Romper: AMI Clubwear

Shades: Burlington Coat Factory

Shoes: Payless

Photographer: the amazing Jayla White with JW Focus Photography 

Nails: Ahvi Cosmetics

Enjoy these amazing photos!

Clothing Haul: Super Cute Sponsored Piece

Hey you lovely people! Can you guess what today is?!?! And along that line, I have a clothing haul to show you! (This’ll be done in a series) 

RIGHT! You read that right too and with it being the middle of the week, I have another goodie I’m throwing at you!

Y’all, I have another fashion update to share with you. Crazy lol because I started out as a food blogger now look at me. I’m just conquering each spectrum of being a Lifestyle Blogger!

Alright, so let me ask you a question. Serious question at that.

How do your clothes make you feel?

Like, do you feel as if you can walk into a corporate setting and impress the president of the company? Or, do you feel like the person sitting in their cubicle barely even noticed?

I was the second choice for a bit. Throughout my life, fashion has been a huge part of it but I couldn’t share it or express it the way I wanted to. Money didn’t grow on trees then and it doesn’t now. As I’ve learned to utilize all of my resources, my fashion interest sparked with a new flame again.

IMAGE IS EVERYTHING. I’ve learned that from my stylist Shaquanna Chappelle directly. But, that’s the truth in all actuality.

COMING UP…

This set is great for work or a nice casual event while adding a little contrast to the typical gray, black, and brown color scheme. You know the neutral clan.

Oh, and I have to shoutout the dope at photographer in South Georgia! Jayla White with Focus Photography

Click her link and check her out!

Below are the details of each item and a link to purchase the sponsored item. 💕

Black Sleeveless Oversized Blazer: AMI Clubwear

Flare Leg Floral Pants: Burlington Coat Factory

Nail Polish: Ahvi Cosmetics

Watch, Earring and Bracelet Combo: Walmart Clearance Section

Shoes: Fioni

Hair: HappyDollzRUs

Thanks so much for sticking with me guys! Come back this weekend for another update!

OOTD: SPORTY BLACK AND WHITE STRIPED DRESS

Good evening my loves! Today is an OOTD type of day with a super cute dress I snagged from Burlington!

Anndddd, on top of getting the deets for this outfit, I’m going to start incorporating a little more of my personal life. You know with me being a wife, blogger, travel agent part time and MaryKay consultant, I have stuff to share!

Anyhow, back to what you really came for…the whole reason you clicked that link.

I had the absolute pleasure of having Jayla White with Focus Photography be my photographer and highlight a few branded outfits. Let me tell you, she is AWESOME. She has an eye for poses, background,location,  detail and candid moments that tell a story through the photo.

But check this, we had some super bloopers on this day too. I mean, bloopers like MY MAKEUP MELTED OFF! Y’all my heart sank when that happened. It was like a billion degrees though so I blame it on the weather. Y’all probably thinking “yea right” but forreal that’s what happened

Anywho, there were wardrobe malfunctions too including trips, hair in my mouth, sweating and all but nonetheless, you can’t see that with these pics.

To be completely honest, this outfit wasn’t in my original haul of promotional items. It was literally on sale for like $12.99 if that and it was the last one in my size! (Shrieks in excitement) I couldn’t resist buying it and I’m so glad I did.

This is a perfect dress for a girls day out, shopping, spa day or just a casual time in the city. It’s super flirty and classy with a touch of edge to top it off.

The full set of accessories were purchased at my local Walmart on CLEARANCE baby! Budget me 💰💳

Shoes were on sale at Payless during their 30% off sale.

Shades were $2.99 at Burlington on their “scratch and dent” rack.

Watch, earrings, and backpack purse were on sale at Walmart.

  • Backpack: $24.99
  • Earrings: $1.00
  • Watch: $10.00

Hair was done by HappyDollzRUs

Makeup was done by Me ❤️ (Shoutout to the consultant at Ulta for helping me color match and get the best products! IG: @agrace478)

Nails: Ahvi Cosmetics

Check out all of these amazing snapshots for inspiration on your next outfit! Come back on Thursday of another set! Love you guys 😘