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CHINAE ALEXANDER  📍NYC LIFESTYLE ✖️ WOMANHOOD ✖️ BADASSERY YouTube/Twitter:ChinaeAlexander ✨ I’ll be your friend, make you feel good, + recommend the perfect red lip.💄

I didn’t start traveling the world until I was 30.
It was then I realized, it’s never too late for the start of a new life.
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Never believe the lie that you are too old, too young, too married, too deep in your career, too much of a mom, or too busy to reset your adventure.
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#freedom

Went to Mexico, got a new boyfriend 🤷🏼‍♀️💅🏼 #luchalibre

Friendly reminders...🙏🏻
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Capturing life is not better than living it.
We are not the sum of our likes and comments.
Quality time with our people over everything.
Stay present.
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Do you ever feel like you’re bad at this? I find it an everyday struggle to combat these. Which is the hardest?
#eatpraymexico

Drank a coconut, ate some ants, found Mexico’s version of Brooklyn...I’d say so far today has been pretty good. 😂 #mexicocity

Is this photo too blurry or did you have too much wine? 🍷💅🏼 #mexicocity

✨{GIVEAWAY!}✨ When I was in Japan last December, I was blown away by the J-beauty market and how popular it was. I had always heard about K-beauty (hello Korean roots 👋🏼) but much to my delight there was a whole new world to discover....And more products for me to play with (which y’all know is my deepest darkest passion lol). -
I’ve been testing @NatureLabTokyo products for the last couple months and have absolutely loved the line. Especially the scalp-focused products because I suffer from dry scalp from coloring and heat styling. My two favorites are the Perfect Smooth hair oil and the Perfect Repair Treatment Mask.
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BEAUTY HACK: Comb the Perfect Repair Treatment Mark through your hair before a workout (I love doing this before SoulCycle or hot yoga) and let it really soak in and penetrate your hair while you sweat. Then wash it out and follow up with the Perfect Repair Shampoo + Conditioner. These two power products help add extra gentle conditioning to my damaged hair and also really clean my scalp (particularly after a good sweat). I love testing out new products for you guys, especially brands that might be new to you!
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AND because I want to share more products with you guys...I’m doing a giveaway on ALL the products pictured in the second photo (Swipe left) which are now being sold at select Urban Outfitters and on urbanoutfitters.com🙌🏽
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Two US-based winners will be chosen and here’s how you win:
1) Must follow @naturelabtokyo and me ;)
2) Comment which product you’re most excited to try and tag a friend!
3) LIKE THIS PHOTO!
GOOD LUCK BABES!! 🙌🏽 #nlpartner #sponsored

Airplane bathroom, space pod, or da club? 🤷🏼‍♀️✨🍾
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Okay but seriously, I’m off somewhere for a secret project...I’m going to give you three clues to where I’m going. From the pool of people who guess right, I’m going to pick one person and I’ll send you a little gift in the mail! 🛸
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CLUES:
1) This place is about 5 hours from NYC.
2) This place is sinking and is built on a lake.
3) This place is known for their art, food, and history. Particularly art.
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Go!!!🙏🏻

✨TRAVEL TIPS (from a person who endlessly travels)—-> This photo was from last week in the English countryside and tomorrow I leave to a VERY different locale for a secret project 🕵🏼‍♀️ But since I’m packing and getting ready today, I thought I’d share some travel tips that help me 💕
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5 Travel Tips:
1) Keep a kit of all your travel sized items and favorites stocked in a case and refill empties AS SOON as you return from a trip so it’s ready to go when you’re packing again. My kit has travel dental care, q-tips, individual eye drops, face wipes, Advil, mini tweezers, a power converter and small sizes of some of my favorite skincare products. They key is to restock it as soon as you get home so you can grab and go during crunch time.
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2) Research the vibes of neighborhoods rather than making an extensive punch list of to-dos. I love having a few specific places I want to go but then leaving the rest up for exploration. The last thing you want is to feel like you’re rushing around trying to check off your list but inadvertently not really enjoying any of it.
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3) If you’re traveling alone for personal or work, I encourage you to do *anything* but order room service. Eating alone or having a drink alone in public is one of the most empowering things I’ve learned to do as a woman. As an added challenge, bring a book instead of scrolling the entire meal.
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4) Never have plane seafood. Just don’t.
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5) One of my most favorite things I’ve ever done is to spend a day at the mercy of others. Here’s how it goes: you get to pick the activities you want to do but you ask strangers for the specifics. You start off the day asking someone where you can get a great cup of coffee, then at the coffee shop, you ask a locals favorite store or museum. You do this all day...so much fun, and surprise happens...plus you get local favorites rather than JUST online reviews. This is for the more loose travel personality 😂but I can’t tell you the amount of memorable conversations I’ve had with strangers and/or getting to go to some places off the beaten path that I would’ve never found on my own.
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What are things you guys do when you travel? Share in the comments! ✨

I never thought my fanny pack days would return but here I am, rocking my NEW favorite Metro Belt Bag in the chicest tin metallic color from @mzwallacenyc . ✨🙏🏻
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This is a lewk worth revisiting FOR SURE...but not sure I’ll be revamping my days of baby tees, red eyeliner, and giant jnco jeans. 🙄🥴
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What trends from your teen years would you rock again?
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Which ones do you cringe thinking about? #carryyourday #partner #mzwallace

As we approach holiday eating and drinking time, I just wanted to send a gentle reminder for you to enjoy your damn life.
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For years the thought of having mashed potatoes or pie or that extra Christmas treat would send me into a spiral of worry and extra exercise. I would sneak away for extra hours during my once-a-year limited family time to get to the gym because I didn’t want to lose progress or gain weight back.
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The best tip I can give you about maintaining health around the holidays is to understand that’s it’s a moment in time to be enjoyed. Now, that doesn’t mean stepping knee-deep into a bathtub of cookie dough...it just is a time to not pile on EXTRA stress. You’re already going to have to avoid politics at the dinner table...no need to make life worse and avoid the stuffing too.
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The beauty of health as a life-long commitment is that a couple weeks is a fucking blip on the radar. It’s a grain of sand in the timer.
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And from firsthand experience, the cycle of: CHEAT—>SHAME—-> PUNISHMENT... is no way to live. I promise when the cheats become treats, it’s much easier to be consistent with your journey. There’s a power in discipline but there’s power in freedom too.
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{Wearing my fave, the new Statement Collection by @adidaswomen#createdwithadidas #adidaswomen }

I have no real friends...y’all would’ve at least told me I got leaves stuck to my feet 😩😂
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Question, if someone has something stuck in their teeth or on their face, are you the person who says something or the one who awkwardly tries not to make eye contact with the booger? 🤢

I created a 2 minute holiday smokey eye for you guys using the NEW Shimmer Pencil set from @EuropeanWax! 🙌🏽 How To:
1) Start with a little bit of tan shadow on the lid to help with the blend and to create a base.

2) Use the Rose Gold pencil on the brow bone, on the cupids bow, and then anywhere you want to glow including nose and cheeks. These pencils are soft enough to use as your highlighter…I was floored. Blend with fingertips.

3) Use the Midnight pencil at the lash line, no need to have it be perfect, you’re going to go in with a small brush and blend into a thicker line. Then go in with a more fluffy (think medium fluffy) and blend upward to create the gradient you want.

4) Take the Silver pencil (I usually hate silver on my eyes but this is like adding a beam of light into your skin), and highlight the inner corner and add a bit in the center of your bottom lash line, this opens the eye and makes them look extra special. Simply blend with your fingertips and you’re ready to go.
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This took me two minutes to do and was so so simple. Pick up this limited edition kit at your local EWC while supplies last (maybe even pick one up for your BFF if you’re feeling generous). #EWCStrutSociety #Ad

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