Up next in the #ShapermintCrewLove Series is one of our Shapermint Crew Brand Ambassadors, Jennilee Barayuga. Let’s join Jennilee in her self-love journey and discover why she wants to shape change with us.
You’re one of our Brand Ambassadors, part of the Shapermint Crew! What inspired you to join the Crew?
I wanted to join the Shapermint Crew because I wanted to share with my audience the importance of self-confidence and loving the body you are in. In today’s world, there is so much negativity and I wanted to combat that by spreading love and positivity, as well as showing the reality of such a journey. It’s better to be real and relatable than anything else.
What do you enjoy most about being on the Crew?
I love participating in the Shapermint campaigns and showing my audience the brand and its mission of self-love. As a small influencer with a passion for inspiring and empowering others, being a part of the Crew is an amazing opportunity for me. Also, working with the team is super easy and the communication is amazing. Everyone is understanding and encouraging!
How do you want to shape change with us?
I want to express self-love in any way that I can. By doing so, I share my journey with my audience on social media. I have recently started working out and listening to my body’s needs. I am open to my followers, so I don’t hesitate when sharing my accomplishments and struggles. It shows the reality of what I go through, and I don’t think it can get any more authentic than that.
How do you define body positivity?
To me, body positivity is showing love to yourself. It’s listening to your needs like getting the right amount of sleep, eating your favorite foods, or positively talking to yourself in the mirror. It is the type of love that everyone should have for themselves because you only have one body in this one lifetime. - Jennilee
Self-love is especially important. Do you have any particular rituals or routines that spark self-love?
To spark my self-love, I eat my favorite foods and be grateful for the meal I was able to have. I also set aside an hour or so to be active because when I get moving, I start to feel energized and more motivated. Finally, I wear the clothes I want to wear because fashion makes me feel good and boosts my confidence.
We absolutely love the fact that you use social media as a liberating force to celebrate body positivity and other movers & shapers out there. Are there any women on social media who inspire you to be your best self?
Honestly, the community I have created on my Instagram is the inspiration. I follow so many great women that are like-minded and share their realities with their own respective audiences. It’s inspiring to see others’ lives and how they navigate through the world because it motivates me to do something similar, whether it be starting a morning routine or performing various acts of self-care.
How important has stocking up on basics been to you during the quarantine?
Super important! Having basic items in your wardrobe comes in handy when making an outfit because they act as the foundation. Basics are buildable with various statement pieces that you can pair in order to create a type of style. Especially during quarantine since I was kept inside a lot of the time, I still wanted to get out of my pajamas and wear something nice. I didn’t want to go too crazy, so I threw on a basic white tee and gray sweatpants and called it an outfit. It works because it helped me look put together while also being comfortable since I was still inside the house.
What are your top tips for breaking out of a fashion/style rut?
Inspiration. Looking for inspiration and defining your style color palette is what I found to be the most helpful when you can’t figure out what to wear. I always turn to Instagram for inspiration if I can’t figure out an outfit. Worst case scenario, I throw on a basic outfit and add jewelry or a hairstyle just to elevate the look a little bit more.
What is your favorite Shapermint style? How do you like to style it?
I love the Shapermint wireless bra or bralette because it can be worn with anything! It can be under a hoodie or jacket, covered with a button-down cardigan, or just as loungewear if you’re not expecting to go out anywhere. It’s super versatile, and I love that about clothing pieces.
Want to share anything else?
Thank you for giving me this opportunity to be featured on the Shapermint Blog! As a small content creator, it means the world to me that an amazing brand such as Shapermint is open to working with small influencers and wanting to hear more about my story on their platforms. I love this brand so much and I am so happy to be a part of the Shapermint Crew!
Let our readers know where to find you:
Instagram and Tiktok are both: @jennileeashlee :)
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