Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Hello Family, I just wanted to come by and give some really quick skin and makeup tips.... 1. Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize your skin before applying any type of makeup. Find Cleansers, Toners and moisturizers for you specific skin type. This will be the foundation for flawless looking makeup. 2. We all know that our skin is lighter in the winter than it is in the summer, sooooo why am i still seeing women wearing their winter makeup????? When its hot out make sure you find a makeup professional to help you match your foundation for the summer. Hint: Instead of using liquid foundation for your everyday wear during the summer months try a tinted moisturizer. And seal it with a powder. My skin is still able to breath and it looks very natural. 3. Always, always, always keep some time of lip moisturizer on you at all times. In the summer months or lips tend to be a little more chapped considering that we don't drink as much water as we should. 4. Drink water, water and more water. Water hydrates us from our heads all the way down to our toes. If we drink a good amount of water everyday, it will result in vibrant healthy looking skin and hair. 5. Blend Your Eyeshadows! Youtube vids are excellent for learning different blending techniques. Find what works best for you. Ok there you have it some quick, off the top of my head skin and makeup tips. I plan to post more in depth material about skin and makeup so please stay tuned. As always Thanks for reading. Love ya and God bless! (some of my work below)
Monday, May 28, 2012
Hello world, Yes I know it has been a very very long time since I posted a blog. Life has a way of making you choose your priorities for a season. Well I just want to catch you up on whats been going on with me. Well as you know last June I started cosmetology school, I am now a licensed cosmetologist working out of my home for now. I don't really want to get a job at a salon because I dont know how much longer we are gonna be in El Paso. Getting through school was very tough for me. Every time I turned around something was coming up. My husband and I was have major communication issues in our marriage. We would let the little things slip by and then when a major issue arose we did not know how to come to some type of common ground. So we went to counseling. Then my husbands 2kids came to live with us and instead of my being responsible for 2 kids i was now responsible for 4. And boy boy boy there were days that I just wanted to run away. But I know that God had already prepared me for such a season. So I allowed God to continue to use my family to make me stronger, wiser and overall a better person. I was so proud of myself the day I graduated from school, this was the first thing that i have ever committed to, stuck with and finished. The days leading up to my last was so emotional for me because i remembered where i came from and what i been through. My days at Regency Beauty Institute were great. I had some of the best instructors in the world. Im glad I didn't go in with a closed mind because I completely fell in love with the beauty industry. I allowed myself to acknowledge the love i had for the industry and I nurtured it and let it grow. My passion for this industry consumes me so much til i see beauty in everything and everywhere. I always said that God made no mistake when He created me and that is so true, But He also made no mistake we He made you, bob, Jane, the trees, birds and oceans. The beauty of Gods creation is in everything we see and every person we meet. My heart is so full of the fact that when God created us He gave us each our own unique beauty! The say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, well God is the Beholder! And when we look at the world through the Beholder's eyes we can see it as He see's it. Well as for my hair, when I started school my hair was so long, healthy and gorgeous. But I would have to wake up at about 4:30am -5:00am every morning just so i can co-wash, De-tangle and style in hair. So i let a friend of mine straighten it, and oh boy was that a mistake. After i washed it just about all of my hair returned to its normal state except for the front of my hair. It was still straight and my original curl never cam back. So i had to sin against my hair. (lol) I relaxed it! I know i shouldn't have did that but i didn't think i had a choice. so i relaxed it, then i colored it, then, i cut it shoulder length, then i added highlights, then i got tired! I was so upset with myself because I felt like i had let my true identity slip away. Even though I am not my hair, I took pride in being a natural woman! So on 2/14/2012 I did my 3rd Big Chop! I was so proud of myself because I would usually grown my hair out and when i felt like it was long enough i would cut it off where the new growth starts. But not this time. I let my husband cut it all off! And he loved it. It took me a few days to get used to it because I have never been completely bald but now I love it. I have been keeping it short every since that day. I feel so free and confident! I have never felt this beautiful! Well hopefully I will be able to post more often. I would like to post about my current work as a hair and makeup artist. But we will see. Please help me pray for my success in the beauty industry and that i continue to listen for those leading and promptings of the Holy Ghost. I can only get where I need to be by listening for direction from the Creator of beauty. Thank you all for reading and i pray you have a prosperous week. Love ya!