“I have to love myself as I am. PERIOD.”
Location: New Jersey
Relationship: Solo mama & dating
As a solo mama and nurse re-entering the dating world, Kristen embraces her beauty, sensuality and spirituality. She also loves a good bronzer… which makes her a true Booty Parlor babe!
Having been a massage therapist for 17 years, Kristen changed direction and put herself through nursing school while raising her daughter, who has a bilateral limb difference.
Through countless surgeries, Kristen brought her strength, optimism and can-do spirit into her daughter’s medical journey, so that she could show her daughter the importance of a positive outlook and the beauty of feeling comfortable in your own skin.
In this video, Kristen shares her take on self-love, sensuality and her Booty Parlor must haves.
Q. What does self-love mean to you and how do you practice it?
Self love is ever-evolving. But I always have to put God first, then myself, then my daughter. And I don't let any drama come above those three.
In the morning, I always do a quick “Thank you” to God, and a quick 5 minutes to myself. I do this to catch my breath, be grateful for the day, and get myself ready.
And after my daughter was born, I put myself on the backburner. But I say, ‘I’m plus size and I enjoy my body. I have to love myself as I am, PERIOD.
Q. How Do You Inspire Your Sensuality?
Products! I love products. I love to get ready. Blasting music. I love to smell good. I love good makeup. I massage myself with lotion. It all gets me in the mood.
I used to have guilt around sexuality, but I don't have that anymore.
I realize my body is my one tool I have here on this earth. And so, instead of having to look a certain way, I nurture my body as this tool to get me from point A to point B. And I’m grateful for it.
Q. Tell us about favorite Booty Parlor products and how you use them?
My favorite product is the firming bronzer. It is amazing. It’s my favorite on my legs. I’m a Jersey girl and I don’t mind having a little bit of color all year round. And it’s just gorgeous.
And it smells amazing too— I switched over from a self-tanner to using this.
The massage candle. So, after it melts a little bit you can use the wax as massage oil. And I was a massage therapist for 17 years. So I vouch for this product. It’s very good. And it’s a lot of fun to use.
Want to put your Self-Love Spotlight?
Every month, we invite one Booty Parlor fan to tell our Founder Dana B. Myers all about their journey to self-love and sensuality.
In exchange, we gift you with some of your favorite Booty Parlor products and you’ll be the star of a virtual boudoir photo-shoot with BP photographer Tori Elizabeth.
What do you think about Kriste’s Self-Love Spotlight?
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