The Reintroduction of Essence Sylvia Smith - Essence Sylvia Smith - Live FinESSe

Allow me to reintroduce myself, my name is…

Essence Sylvia Smith

Okay, so that’s a little dramatic but I just want to say that this marks a new start for my brand Essence Sylvia Smith, #LiveFinESSe.

If you’ve been following me you know I first launched my blog “Live FinESSe” on July 15, 2016 this was a great moment in time. However, after having several post, designing my website, and getting everything how I wanted it, I realized I didn’t like anything at all. I didn’t like my colors (pink, what was I thinking? ), and I found myself forcing content that I didn’t even care that much about. I was just trying to push it out. So, soon after launching, Live FinESSe was dead and gone.


On May 23, 2017 (My birthday), I launched my blog, Essence Sylvia Smith. I changed my colors, rebranded, and told myself that i was going to blog as it came to me and see where I could go from there. I feel like I was getting closer to where I wanted to be but I wasn’t there just yet. It’s safe to say that launch went no where, and shortly after it failed as well.


July of this year, I attended Essence Festival and it literally changed my life. Just imagine being around hundreds of Black and Brown passionate women, dressed to the nines! When I left the event I was not only inspired, but also determined more than ever to get my brand off the ground. Shortly after leaving Essence Festival, I contacted my close friends and family to let them know that I was going to go full force with pursuing my brand and my goal of becoming an influencer. I asked for their support. Even though I didn’t have to ask, I just wanted people to keep me accountable. Looking back on it I realized I found Essence at Essence. Funny right? but there’s just something that lit a fire to my soul.

So Essence, what exactly are you trying to do?

I no longer describe myself as a blogger or vlogger; I do not wish to be a model for runways, magazines or Instagram. However, I love engaging with others on all platforms. The goal is grow my brand and make Essence Sylvia Smith, #LiveFinESSe a household name.

In a condensed world, how do you stand out? You have to be YOURSELF!

I am being the best Essence Sylvia Smith that I can be. I’m not settling with complacency or excuses. I am pushing myself to new heights because comfortability and growth are not synonyms. I hope that you can understand my journey and support but if not it’s okay. I am unapologetically me and my eye is on the goal.

And As Always,✨


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Keep Up With Me!

Essence Sylvia Smith’s Weekly Schedule


Essfirmations (on Facebook and shared on Instagram)


QuEStionSS (via Instagram story)


One Wednesday We Drink Wine “OWWDW” (IGTV, Facebook, and YouTube)


New YouTube Video Upload

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