Have you ever wonderedHow a bud blooms into a flowerSpreading beautyAnd fragrance around it…. Have you realized thatIt bloom on its ownWith the power with in..One cannot force open a budAnd make it bloom.. Lets bloom into flowerIn full gloryBeforeWe wilt and disappear…. Let us shedOur shortcomings, faults and mistakesLets hate the word HateWhich never … Continue Reading

Are you running out of fun things to do while stuck at home? This week, I decided to take on some home improvement projects to occupy my time. I gathered all the pieces of art Maxim and I have collected over the years to create a gallery wall in an effort to add more homey … Continue Reading

https://opalbyopal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Finding-Inspiration-Anywhere.mp4 Happy Monday Gems!!! I always get excited for a new week because it gives me the opportunity to start fresh and to tackle the things I neglected to do the previous week no matter how big or small. And being stuck at home is no exception! It might feel like each day has been … Continue Reading

Cardigan and Pants by Equipment | Top by Current Elliott I know I’m not the only one who struggles to get dressed these days in quarantine  Although I spend 90% of my time at home in either a robe or sweats with no make-up, getting dressed up just lifts my mood to a whole new level. … Continue Reading

Hi, Gems! Today I wanted to do a quick makeup tutorial on how to get a dewy makeup look.  I will walk you through my favorite products and how to use them to get that dewy look that’s fresh, natural, and glows in all the right spots. We will talk best foundation, primers, bronzers, concealers, … Continue Reading

Here’s a little background about me. I was born in Jamaica and moved to the US in 2000. Life in Jamaica for me was simple, I was still a youngin’ then running around, climbing ackee & mango trees and chasing lizards with my sisters. Never could I have imagined living in New York City and … Continue Reading

The weather is getting nicer, cherries are starting to blossom and spring is in the air! But we are stuck at home during this Coronavirus quarantine with what seems like no end in sight. As long as social distancing measures are still in place, it’s normal to feel fear, anxiety or just loneliness. Many of us … Continue Reading

Please stay home and help to stop the spread of Covid-19! For more information visit CDC.gov Hola, Gems, today I’m talking all things skincare and showing you my morning skincare routine while I am stuck at home in quarantine. I will show you best Vitamin C serum, best moisturizes for oily skin, best anti-aging cream, … Continue Reading

Hey Gems, April is almost here and I don’t need to remind you that we should all be staying home for at least another month practicing social distancing to help our medical workers, grocery store workers, the elderly, those with weak immune systems, and everyone else on the front lines of this pandemic. Social distancing … Continue Reading

To celebrate the release of a new James Bond movie “No Time to Die” (That was unfortunately postponed from April to November 2020 due to Coronavirus scare), Maxim and I channeled our inner secret agents and went on a mission to save the word (See our 007 photoshoot here). In today’s blog post I wanted … Continue Reading