#ShapermintCrewLove Series: Interview #26

The Shapermint Crew is a diverse community of Shapermint ambassadors. Our #ShapermintCrewLove Series continues and this time, we had the pleasure of getting to know Jamie Haynes. Read on to discover her routines that spark self-love.

You’re one of our Brand Ambassadors, part of the Shapermint Crew! What inspired you to join the Crew? 

Every body and everybody should be celebrated and loved! Shapermint caught my attention because of the message of self-love and acceptance of the body that carries us to and from.  We can spend countless hours picking ourselves apart and highlighting things we “don’t like.” I love that Shapermint encourages just the opposite – focus on the things we do love about ourselves and work on building up that confidence factor.

Jamie HaynesWhat do you enjoy most about being on the Crew?

This feels like a sisterhood of women who are all working on loving themselves wholly and fully.  With so much negativity in the world and all around us, who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by a crew of like-minded individuals all marching towards a similar goal.

How do you want to shape change with us?

I want to be seen as a source of inspiration for other individuals that may not know how to define confidence for themselves or struggle to live life emboldened and empowered. I want to help others see that they are more than enough and that the change starts within. We cannot be defined by a certain size or number on the scale.

How do you define body positivity?

Love, acceptance, and gratitude for the vessel that carries us throughout life. Debunking that we have to be held to the constructs of a certain look or size to be deemed beautiful or accepted. A freeing focus on one’s mental health by loving all aspects of self and what self is. - Jamie

How does Shapermint help you celebrate your shape?

I am just a few weeks postpartum, so Shapermint helps me feel extra confident as I navigate my postpartum body. I have a curvaceous body type to start, so my Shapermint staples help enhance my assets and spark that extra boost of confidence.

Interview Jamie HaynesSelf-love is especially important. Do you have any particular rituals or routines that spark self-love?

Affirmations and positive self-talk are absolute musts for me! I have an app that sends me affirmations throughout the day. It’s a great reminder to slow at times and speak life over myself.  Believe it or not, my skincare routine makes me feel strong and beautiful. I really leaned into a healthy skincare routine during the pandemic and never looked back. I love making quiet moments in the morning to sort my thoughts and feelings, set intentions and goals for the day, and try to start the day on a peaceful, intentional note.

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?

I love the messages that Sydney Bell and Ashley Graham preach! Both of them really exemplify self-love and encourage others to walk in that light as well.

What is your favorite Shapermint essential? How do you like to style it?

I love pairing the TrueKind Daily Comfort Wireless Shaper Bra with the Shapermint Essentials All Day Every Day High-Waisted Shaper Shorts.  You can throw on a long sleeve button-down and tie it in the front, leaving the front open just a bit. Jazz it up with a cute bag or long necklace. You can also wear these pieces with an oversized wide-necked tee slightly off one shoulder and a cute cap and sneakers for a fun outing.

Jamie HaynesWhen was the last time you tried something new that you thought you couldn’t do? Can you share more?

Just two weeks ago, I stepped into the role of a “mom of 2.”  Prior to having my second daughter, I had a lot of nerves and anxiety about how I would manage, what my firstborn would think, and just overall discomfort about what was around the bend. Though there have been some challenges like lack of rest and a toddler with big feelings about not being the baby anymore, I have been overall surprised at how well things have been coming along over the last two weeks. I realize I can do this! I work on my approach and mindset daily and remind myself that I am more than capable.

Looking in front of the mirror, what would want to tell yourself?

“Honey, you got it going on! This body has brought forth two beautiful little girls into the world and helps you move about day in, day out.  Be proud of it, girl! Because I am proud of you and I love you tremendously. Keep doing what you’re doing.”

Where can our readers connect with you? 

My Instagram handle is @jamichmiles

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