8: ... Jackie Aina is a Forvr MOOD | An Alphababe Spotlight
Updated: Mar 2
From First Kisses to Lingerie + Hot Cheeto Hacks... to Becoming A Global Beauty Boss. | An AlphaBabe Spotlight
To be an "AlphaBabe" means being an unapologetically ambitious and mindful Millennial woman, who is designing a life she loves and leads.
The charismatic, badass, influential Jackie Aina, is all that and a bag of hot cheetos + today, Zuri goes one-on-one with Jackie Aina, as she shares her journey from US Army Veteran, to makeup artist, to beauty content creator, to creating + launching her lifestyle brand Forvr Mood (in a pandemic!).
But the convo doesn’t stop there! Jackie opens up the life-changing moments of her first marriage, the revelations + growth she had during her divorce process; how she found herself and her calling after hitting rock bottom; stepping into her power and demanding representation; and how she has embraced the power of no.
We are diving deep, like never before with Jackie, so get ready for a hilarious chat about why Jackie wants to be invisible in a bank, to Jackie’s first kiss, to her relationship dynamics with her fiance, to unapologetically redefining success, and so much more. Stay till the end, for our Party Trick of the Week: Appreciating the Act of Receiving -- because babe, you deserve it.
Make sure you can come back next week, cuz were kickin' it up off with our Love + Relationships series and we're bringing back The Groupchat to discuss sex, dating with intention, getting married, and how to be single for real, for real -- we're digging deep and gonna keep it real!
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Jackie Aina is a Nigerian-American beauty content creator and activist who started her channel of makeup tutorials in 2009 while serving in the United States Army Reserve and has since become the “most influential voice in beauty today”-Harper’s Bazaar. Aina's engaging videos, which teach, inspire, and give confidence to people of every color, have cultivated a loyal and thriving fanbase--over 6 million across her social platforms including 3.5 million YouTube subscribers.
In 2020, Jackie launched a self-care-focused lifestyle brand, FORVR mood featuring candles, a silk headband, and a silk pillowcase with plans to expand into skincare solutions and fragrances. The brand had a pre-launch waitlist of over 45,000 and continues to sell out every launch. Jackie is also venturing into the entertainment industry as the Executive Producer of Social Beauty, an upcoming feature-length documentary exploring Black women creating social change through beauty, set to commence filming early next year. | @jackieaina
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