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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.💄

Does CBD get you high? 🤔🌿Will you fail a drug test?
We answered these and a LOT of other CBD-related questions on IGTV + @youtube today 🙌🏽
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The IGTV Video is a short and sweet Q+A and the YouTube video is a deeper dive into the subject 🌿Let me know in the comments what you thought!
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Also, have you used CBD products? Would you? 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼#sunday #cbd

Went to lunch in Brooklyn and ended up in Mexico. 🌿
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I’m about to start planning a trip to Mexico City, have y’all been?🤔What’s one thing I can’t miss? {please let it involve tacos 🌮}
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Ps. I saved all the places we went in Montreal to my story highlights so you guys can always find them if you plan to go! 😘

Not rooted in the opinion of others.
Forgiving to those around me, and to myself.
Continually pushing toward the betterment of our world.
Free, happy, and willing to let my joy spill over and cover those that might need it.
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👉🏼This is my mantra for this moment. What’s yours?👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
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{Wearing the NEW drop of the @adidaswomen x @wanderlustfest collection, linked in my bio!}
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#adidaswanderlust #createdwithadidas

The only thing better than one mask, is two masks 😜 Testing these new masks from @Bioclarity, the bright blue one is the new Glow Getter Hydrating Masque made from fruits and herbs to add moisture and glow to the skin, and the green is the also new Pore Purifier Clarifying Masque that uses aloe, tea tree and micro-silver to remove excess junk from the pores.
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I have been using them on different parts of my face to treat all my skin concerns simultaneously. Some people multitask…I multiMASK. 😜😜😜
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As a reminder, all @BioClarity products are made with plant-based ingredients, are cruelty-free, gluten-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, and fragrance-free 🙌🏽
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For a limited time any masque order ships free and if you’re interested in one of the routines, use my code: CHINAE for 50% the first month.🌿🌿🌿🌿#bioClarity #powerofgreen #ad

Imagine if we could collect all the hours we spent worrying about our thighs and could repurpose them toward pursuing our greatness...
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Refocus your mental energy toward the things that serve you, grow you, and make you flourish. Your thighs are fine. In fact, they are great just as they are...and so are you. #bodypositive #orjustpositive

Charismatic. Kind. Feminist. 👊🏽
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As an #AvedaPartner, I was challenged to pick the three words that describe me for the @Aveda #KnowWhatYoureMadeof campaign, and it was a good exercise for someone that’s long-winded. 😂
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Before I knew the meaning of these words in their fullness, I wasn’t sure if they could all exist together. But as I learn more about myself and other women around me, I feel the fullness of all of those the attributes encompassed in me.
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I’m proud and happy to be doing a giveaway of Aveda products that I hand selected for you so you can learn more about this brand that is made with pure flower and plant essences.
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These are my personal faves and I can’t wait to share them with you!
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To enter the giveaway, follow these rules: 1) Follow @aveda and me!
2) Pick your three defining words and put them in the comments below!
3) Stay tuned for the winner! 🌱🌿

I mentioned this on my instastory last night, but the same person in these “bad” photos is the SAME person in the well-curated “good” photos on my feed.
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REMINDER, we were not created to be:
Perfect
Photo-Ready
Flawless
Expertly styled
Well-lit
Refined...
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Give yourself a fucking break! #everythingpositive
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Ps. No need to tell me I look fine or good in these photos, I’m all good with myself, this is however about breaking stereotypes on social media and helping us all feel like we can be a little more of ourselves 😘

PLEASE READ, The Scariest Thing I Ever Did:
I remember the day so clearly…February 18th, 2015. It was the day my boss of 8 years pulled me aside and told me that 48 hours from then, I wouldn’t be employed anymore. It was the day he told me I needed to become an entrepreneur. It was the day I was given two months salary to go and start something.
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It was also the day I thought my heart might stop beating completely.
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After walking in the bitter cold for 2 hours, I sat in the Lexington Diner on the corner of 33rd and Lex…my only companions: bottomless coffee, two scrambled eggs, a notebook, and my thoughts which ranged from pure joy to absolute anguish. I’d say the theme of the day would be PARALYZING FEAR.
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In that notebook I proceeded to write down all the things I had loved doing, my passions, the things that I never wanted to do again, and the biggest dreams I could muster on a day as unsteady as that. My eyes blurred as I looked down at this jumble of words and dreams and what rose to the top was, PEOPLE. I must work for the benefit of others, because people are my passion.
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I decided that I would become an event planner. Celebrating people seemed like a pretty damn good way to make a living. I went home and ordered business cards and started the process of building a website. Later that night around 11pm, I took a long walk to clear my head.
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As I passed neighborhood shops one after another I felt the pit of my stomach begin to sink as fear bubbled up into my throat. I furiously began texting someone about a nannying job they had available, and stopped in front of a flower shop to jot down the phone number that lived under “Part-Time Help Wanted”. I needed a plan B…and C, for that matter.

The next morning I woke up with a clarity that only could’ve come from a higher place. My fingers swiped to the Notes app. I deleted the flower shop phone number and shot off a “Never mind” text to the friend looking for a nanny. My new self, my new business…would not be a place built on plan B's and C’s. That shit was not welcome here.

I had my first event three weeks later…they even paid me, can you believe? (I couldn’t at the time). *continued below*...

While sitting by the pool today, I noticed not one woman (of about a hundred) was completely void of cellulite, stretch marks, broken out skin, or a little curve below her belly button.
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I felt a pang of sadness, not because we all were afflicted by these small imperfections but moreso that we might consider them as imperfections at all.
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How can our shared experience feel so lonely within our own minds? We are so hard on ourselves for being humans with physical nuance.
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Breathe in, you aren’t alone, you are in fact all of us ...and we are you too. Loved, worthy, and made for living. Significant but not special.
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Happy Sunday my dear friends...today I’m thankful we are more similar than we choose to believe. #togetherness

Found a cafe that serves yolky egg sandwiches and has my second favorite flavor of @lacroixwater here in Montreal. 🍳💦
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Top 5 Flavors ranked:
-Passionfruit
-Pamplemousse
-Mango
-Lemon
-Apricot
Worst Flavor:
-Coconut 😩 (this better not be someone’s favorite)
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Best + Worst LaCroix ranking...GO! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 #Montreal
{not sponsored, just really really can’t survive without this}

🇨🇦Since I’m in Canada this weekend, I had to celebrate National Mac & Cheese Day earlier this week...clearly not something to be missed.
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Protip—->
Step One: Order @panerabread mac & cheese to be delivered to your house
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Step Two: Put it in a fancy bowl 🧀
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Step Three: Fool everyone into thinking you made it yourself. 😛
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#paneradelivers #nationalmacandcheeseday #panera #sponsored

Hey guys, I moved to Montreal, kbye! #ohcanada #montreal 🇨🇦

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