True Colors

February 20, 2017

Confident women, don’t compete. My life has been bursting at the seams with new opportunities, simply due to the abundance of collaboration with other like minded women. I absolutely love women because I feel like there is so much that we endure. I personally understand how much effort goes into…

A|Orie Cosmetics Featured on Buzzfeed

February 15, 2017

I woke up this morning to discover that A|Orie Cosmetics was featured in the Buzzfeed article “12 Brown Girl Approved Red Lipstick” for our signature red lipstick “Taraji”!  You can imagine my excitement. I was surprised and honored to say the least. I am most excited about the promise of our company’s growth. I…

The World Needed You!

February 10, 2017

Can you believe that after God created the entire galaxy, filled with the moon and the stars and the sun and after HE sculpted the wondrous world with mountains and valleys and all of the beautiful things that we so often take for granted, He still thought that it needed…

5 Reasons to Chase the Fairytale in Love and Business

December 19, 2016

Chase the fairytale, it does exist.  This year, I’ve either written, edited or published a ton of love stories. It dawned on me just yesterday that many of the concepts that I have shared with you regarding chasing your dreams and business and purposeful living are applicable to love. It’s…

There Is Only One Difference

October 3, 2016

There is only one difference between those who do and those who don’t. We are all one simple decision away from doing what we have always dreamed of. One decision. It still baffles me that so many give up before the race is won, never stopping to consider that they…

Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

August 22, 2016

I am rounding out my thirties and honey chile, I have finally learned to love me. I guess I spent all this time trying to find out exactly who I was. I laugh way too hard and probably a little too much for some people’s liking. I have purple gums….

Ardre Orie Named on 30 Most Influential People in Girls Empowerment

July 1, 2016

I woke up to receive news that I had been included on the list of the 30 Most Influential People in Girl Empowerment. I thought about all of the long, tireless hours that I spent with my mother and a host of amazing ladies building my first business venture The…

The Real Truth About Why I Became A Ghostwriter

June 27, 2016

I sat there wondering when the next time would be that he would abuse me. It happened so many times that I lost count. All I know is that what he took from me could never be returned. I was now damaged goods. I didn’t care what happened, I wasn’t…

Get Lost, Find Yourself

May 2, 2016

As I woke up this morning, I realized that it is officially my birthday week! I was born on my mother’s birthday and every 7 years our birthday falls on Mother’s Day; this year being one of them. I am of course thankful for life as I recognize it as…

Lemonade & Other Sweet Drinks

April 29, 2016

What’s Inside The Heart of A Man? By now, you’ve drank all the lemonade that you can stand after the surprise release of Beyonce’s new album bearing the same title. If there is one thing that Queen Bey knows how to do, it’s market. She is beyond iconic when it…