Then and Now: 15 Years Later

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When I was down at my parents’ house on Saturday, I decided to snap a pic of the old photo on the left, which hangs on the fridge. I think that I was about 25-26 at the time … and relaxed. The picture on the right is from a couple of months ago at the age of 40 and natural. I had to share the side-by-side comparison, because I’m kind of psyched!! Neither my face nor my hair look much different between then and now … and there are about 14 to 15 years between the two pictures!! Not bad … not bad at all!!

Hmmmm .. maybe my hair density and curl hasn’t changed as much as I thought?? Well, this is just further motivation to smile and laugh a lot, let go of stress, eat well, drink plenty of water and exercise!! I may not always be consistent, but I always get back on track. Hopefully 15 years from now I’ll be able to do a another side-by-side comparison with the same results!!!

(p.s. Peep my Janet Jackson, “That’s the Way Love Goes,” choker! Yeah baby!! Had a cropped black suede vest too ;)!!)

(p.s.s. Rocked the Janet, “You Want This” braids too!! No, no … not the Poetic Justice braids …. these ones!!!)

C’mon!! I know that I’m ย not the only one ;)!!

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  1. Would love if you could post your skincare regimen, now that I think about it! What steps do you feel you have taken to maintain your youthful glow?

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  2. Look how full and curly your relaxed hair was!! How did you get that style?

    Yes, you have not aged one bit! I am 45, so I understand how much we appreciate looking the same as we did 15 years ago! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. lol@cropped black suede vest! In your infamous words to me, “black don’t crack”…you are simply beautiful, inside and out!

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  4. Shelli…you were gorgeous then and you are gorgeous now. Keep on doing you, girl. ITA …you are beautiful inside and out. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. BEAUTIFUL! Give me some of the water you been drinkin!!! You haven’t aged! @curlychellz YESSS black dont crack ha ha took the words out of my mouth

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    • First, CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You looked beautiful and everything looked just lovely!

      I’d never heard that phrase until Shelli said it to me one day…I fell out and then had a ‘aha’ moment-like you are right!!!

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