New Magazine is out!! Check it out!!!

10 Jul

I’ve been published for my Makeup Artistry and my knowledge. Go check it out!!!

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Simply Elevate is a great magazine that is about local and national interest stories. Whether it’s fashion, style, music, or independent artist. I was fortunate to be a makeup artist in June’s issue and this month’s issue I was published. Please check it out and give them your feed back!!! You can also Subscribe for their monthly edition!

Simply Elevate July Issue featured pg 13

Simply Elevate June Issue featured pg 12

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Long time, no haul……… Until now!

10 Jun

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Being a Makeup Artist on a budget comes with its own separate set of obstacles. Finding quality products at a modest price point can be a struggle. I’m always on the hunt to find a great deal on some makeup product to enhance my kit and to use for my personal use. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been blessed to add a few more items to my arsenal.

I’ve been collecting items over time. Please don’t think it’s been bought all at one time. I’m still unemployed (praying that this changes soon), however, my kit helps me earn extra cash but providing services. So I try to invest a small amount every now and then. Besides you can never have too much make up :^).

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Pictured from left to right: #19 Raspberry Rush, #16 Flirty Fuchsia, #27 Dulce Caramelo, #01 Sweet Nectar.

So first up is Milani’s…

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Back to MAC program

10 Jun

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If you’re a Makeup Fanatic like I am you always want something thats new. May not be latest on the market, but it’s new to you so it doesn’t matter. And as you know

, I’m always looking for a deal. One of the main reasons I’m a “MAC Snob” is because of their Back to MAC program. Though MAC has several good programs such as MAC Aids Fund and Pro Discounts (though not for everyone). 

To participate in the Back to MAC you have to return 6 empty MAC containers such as eye shadows, lip glass tubes, compacts, and so on. I personally depot my shadows, which is when you take the pan that holds the shadows out and place them all in one container, as seen here: Before Image After Image


That was a Smashbox Palette that had 6 shadows and 2 creme liners. Depotting helped to get rid…

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Dupe Alert

10 Jun

Love a new dupe!

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Dupe Alert

Dear Makeup Fanatics, I’ve found a new dupe, Milani’s #01 Sweet Nectar for the bright color of MAC’s Morange. Same saturation. Nearly same finish. Morange is a more matte finish, but not by much. In the tube the are practically identical. What strikes me as a major difference is the price. At $5.49 Milani’s a steal!

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In this day and age…. FAITH the size of a mustard seed is what you need!

24 May

So as you know I lost my job back at the end of September. Immediately I had an interview the following week with a local Credit Union. Nothing came of it. Though I thought I nailed the interview, I apparently didn’t. Upon looking back on it I thought, “Wow, How cocky was I?” Which unknowing I didn’t realize I was like that, I mean who thinks that about themselves?

I know/knew I was a great candidate. I am very good at what I do. I’m accountable, I have integrity, I’ve earned the respect of my clients and follow colleagues, and am confident that hired and given any task I can prove my worth and that the given faith of those who hired me would not be in vain. Not bragging or anything, just being confident in the ethics I have to worked hard for.

So the particular Credit Union didn’t see that the first time. So a couple of months later, March to be exact, I was called for another interview by the same Credit Union. Great, another chance to do better then I did in October. 

Unfortunately, I felt like I completely bombed it!!! Nerves got the better of me and I couldn’t stick any of my points. I was on the opposite end of the spectrum from the last time I was interviewed. And one of the interviewers had previously interviewed me in October.

Skip ahead 6 weeks, called for a 3 interview with the same company. So I have something they like in my resume. So, this time I’m pumped! Prayed up, mellowed out, practiced and well positioned with my talking points and now a pro at their interviewing styles. Well, at least I thought I was. The very next day after the phone interview I received a phone call saying that they decided not to interview because they still had my previous information on hand and they would just review that. Ugh, Who does that?!!

But I, the one who never gives up so easily took it in stride and decided I will not let something so beneath my talents rile me up. ( No lie, I was fuming, but let it go, why get mad, it is what it is!)

I have had a couple more phone interviews and even had a interviews with another company. However, there are so many people looking to find a job just to make ends meet I feel like a lost sheep. The banking institution I came from once had one of the best working branch teams around. We were like family, we were there for each other in the hardest of times and for the happiest times. Now all 12 of the people I worked with left that bank and are in different institutions. All but 2. Myself of course, and the other individual left traditional banking and is doing private investments. So needless to say, I must suck a lot more than I ever thought.

I don’t let it bother as much as it could. Every so often I see a previous clients or talk to a former coworker and they help me to realize I am as good as I think I am. I just need to push a bit harder and where ever I’m meant to be will come around.

FAITH the size of a mustard seed. They say that’s what you need. Just the literal thought of  what God can and will do on your behalf is all you have to have. My declaration has always been if it’s meant to be then it will be. I’m so ready to have my world shaken up it’s unreal!

I’m believing something is going to happen. What and when, is beyond me, but he knows what’s best for me! I can’t wait to witness it!!!

Eating Well Starts in the Store

18 May

Great Blog

So Fetch Daily

One of the most fundamental parts of eating healthily on a daily basis is making sure that you shop well for your food. It can be so easy to be tempted into buying all sorts of unhealthy extras when you’re wandering around a grocery store. Many people make the mistake of just shopping for food on a daily basis which means that you don’t think about what you’re going to be eating. In the spirit of making conscious choices to eat better, here are a few simple tips for shopping well for your food!

  1. Plan your meals weekly. Now I don’t mean that you should write down every single thing you are planning to eat for a week, we all change our mind about what we want. However it is worth planning your dinners for Monday to Friday just so that you can be organised and have some idea of…

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Crazy Circus

18 May

Love the look!


Crazy Circus

Long coat, $6,615 / Pauw high waisted a line skirt / Roksanda Ilincic

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