Shantal Monique @shantalmonique
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It was 79 degrees yesterday. I slathered myself up, grabbed my sunglasses and ran to the beach to soak up the winter rays. ☀️ ..... @ivivision designs glasses for men and women here in southern CA Use my code: shantalmonique to receive 10% off
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Fear is the only thing that limits us. We give it the power to control our lives yet ignore that the power is our own. I can think of countless instances in my life where I chose not to do something out of fear. Fear or letting go, fear of moving ahead and fear or the unknown. It’s simply impossible to know what choices will lead to what results. Sometimes we have to fall, other times we succeed. Regardless of however scary one step in any direction might feel at any phase in your life you have to decide because ignoring fears often creates regret. 📷 @calebchic
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Good morning! ☀️ I am @kandymag December Krush! Download now from your AppStore for my 11 screen feature! Excited to announce a print edition will also be available soon. ☺️ I was actually in Kandy Magazine in 2012 but via submission from another state. I was fortunate to work with the amazing Kandy team for the December issue! 📷 @mikepradofoto 💄 @jenniferireneofficial
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Surrounded by so much devastation here in Southern California I’ve found smiling harder lately. It’s easy to see other people’s losses, appreciate that they are not your own and continue on with life. Its easy to not really feel impacted by something unless it happens to you or someone close to you. It’s harder to really feel for others or to put those feelings into action. But actions are what we need the most to support and create change. Whether that means donating your money, time or providing supplies or resources. Every type of contribution makes a difference. See my story for ways to donate to the fires or google “donate to Southern California fires”. ❤️
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Good morning!!! I put my Christmas tree up and baked some cookies this weekend ✅ Now about to head out to explore for a few hours before catching up on work and watching football 🏈 What are you up to today?! #sundaymorning
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Feeling like a huckleberry donut, quite literally. I just devoured one. What’s your favorite doughnut? 😜 Ps. If you live in LA google that and thank me later.. 📷 @calebchic
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From a very young age I wanted to be a model and an actress. I was told these dreams were unobtainable and was encouraged to set my sights on something more realistic. Of course this caused a few set backs all as a result of my own fear. But I decided I would not stop until I proved the people who doubted me wrong. I heard a hundred no’s before I heard the first yes and a hundred more no’s after that. But I used the doubt and cruel words to fuel me. No one else will ever know what you are capable of. So give that self doubt a mental 🖕🏼and keeping soaring 🦅 📷 @calebchic
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It isn’t always easy to be thankful. It’s very easy to get weighed down in day to day life or in hardships we face. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to stop and appreciate all we have and spend time helping those who might be struggling more than we are. I hope each of you find something to be thankful for.🌹 📷@calebchic
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No one is perfect. We all have imperfections, but these things are what make us unique. Tune out the negative voices in your head or in your life. Embrace who you are, what you stand for and surround yourself with those who do the same. I personally don’t believe self discovery ever ends. I am not the same person I was ten, seven or even five years ago. Does that mean I lost my core values along the way? No, instead experiences have continued to influence and shape me into better versions of myself. This isn’t necessarily as easy as it sounds but what the hell is? I had to learn that even when some people appear to have your best interest this is not always the case. Some people might offer you praise or false encouragement to get whatever it is they need from you. If I could tell my younger self one thing it would to be to react faster. We are never doing ourselves any favors by being passive or allowing ourselves to stay in negative state of minds, situations that no longer serve us or bad relationships. Be positive, aware, inquisitive and allow yourself to grow. 🌱 📷 @calebchic
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Somedays I know exactly what I want to achieve and am ready to take on the world. While other days I convince myself I am not capable of taking the actions necessary to do the things I told myself I could do in the first place. I know I am capable of more than I do, and that how I react to the days where I attempt to beat myself up for not achieving more is how I will continue to strive not just to be more successful but to learn to have more patience. I feel this burning desire to drive, push and jump my way through life. When realistically I know it isn’t about how fast I get somewhere but about what I learn along the way and how I use what I’ve learned to impact those around me. With hard work and perseverance I and anyone else who wants something they feel is unattainable can absolutely achieve anything. How I feel is so important to me yet I continue to put off the things that I know will make me feel the best (working out and eating healthy). It seems I have to be extreme or not do anything at all. I am going to challenge myself during what could be considered one of the most difficult times of the year to stay healthy. I am going to challenge myself to balance. Healthier options but while also enjoying life without declining to eat out or enjoy an occasional drink. Instead I will be mindful and keep track of my progress to show myself I don’t have to drive 100mph to reach my destination.
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Whisper sweet muffins in my ear.
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It’s a beautiful day ☀️
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