Then and Now: 15 Years Later


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 ;)!!


16 responses »

  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?


  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™‚


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


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


  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


    • 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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