Okay, so most of you know that in my past life I was a bomb crochet stylist! And although I’m no longer doing hair professionally… Imma always SLAY! OKAY! How I show up and slay, is all part of how I’m creating a life that excites me… from the inside out…head to toe! And since becoming a mom, it’s become even more important for me to find ways to keep it quick and convenient while I SLAYY🔥🔥🔥
Soooo… I’m super hyped to have partnered with @femafric for this crochet slay! Y’all this hair is not only hand-made by a black owned-woman owned business, it’s lightweight, super soft and 100% mom approved ✅
Win, win… WIN!
I’m wearing their signature 16” mini Fro-cee twists in color “chestnut”😍😍😍
Click below to check out my full video review of this slay!
Are we feeling this mommy slay? Would you rock it?
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So if you’ve been following me on INSTAGRAM, then you may know that I made a commitment to myself to beat my face all week last week. I purchased some new makeup from one of my fave beauty brands, and decided to make time to do one of the things I absolutely love! Here is one of my fave looks from last week…
I had a BALL!!! Like, I got up every morning, had my coffee, did my devotional and MADE the time to do my makeup! Y’all it was everything!
It’s so funny because as I was enjoying my daily beat, I couldn’t help but remember when I first started doing my own makeup and the process I went through to learn how to do it correctly! And that’s when it hit me…
creating harmony and manifesting the life you desire as a mom is like beating my face!
Whether self taught or professionally trained,.. it takes being intentional to learn how to do it, but once you master it there is a flow! (Story time)
Let me take you back to 2010, when I first starting doing my own makeup. I’d just accepted my new job as a manager at Macy’s, and I was finally ready to put in the work to learn. So, I went to the nearest Mac counter and purchased a little bit of everything.
I got home, and stood in front of my bathroom ready to SLAY. I thought I could just start and everything would come together. Wrong! I had no clue what I was doing! Everyone I watched on YouTube, made it look so easy, but it wasn’t… for me! Y’all it was not pretty! My foundation didn’t match, my skin was breaking out… it was so bad!
After 3 weeks of unsuccessfully trying it on my own, I went back to return my products. Clearly they were the problem, not me!
Well that’s when Ms Margaret came to unknowingly save the day.🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
She helped me to understand why the products weren’t working for me, and quickly shifted to teach me what I needed to know to finally get it right! She explained the different types of foundations, how to use concealer, and even explained the importance of skin care and WASHING MY MAKEUP BRUSHES! It seemed so obvious, but I clearly needed someone to guide me in the right direction. 😭😭😭
I’m a pretty quick study so I took all that she showed me and tried again, and guess what? It actually made a difference! My foundation actually matched, I created a skin care routine to avoid breakouts, and I even made the time to ensure my tools were cleaned and cared. I’ve been mastering this skill, and routine over the years and well… look at me now! Ayyyeee!!! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🔥🔥🔥🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
Well, the same is true for you momma… just like I tried to pick up the art of makeup…. you may have tried to find “balance” and change your life, to no avail. And after 3 weeks/months/years of unsuccessfully trying it on your own… you’ve convinced yourself that “this just doesn’t work for me”! You may have even resolved to forfeit your promise of abundance, because “you’re a mom” and “this is just how it is”!
Well let me be your Ms Margaret! Allow me to show you that it is possible and what exactly you need to experience the transformation and abundance and life you desire! Because you, momma, CAN HAVE IT ALL!
I’m talking what you REALLY DESIRE…
✨MORE time with your loved ones ✨MORE intimacy in your marriage ✨MORE money in your bank account ✨MORE in every area that matters most to you!
I know you’re ready to not only witness what it looks like to have a bomb life as a whole mom, but you’re ready to experience a REAL mommy makeover, and finally create the life you desire for yourself.
If you’re sick and tired of trying on your own, and don’t want to waste another moment, stuck in overwhelm and living a life that doesn’t serve you… and you’re finally ready to TAKE ACTION… Then I have EXACTLY what you’ve need!
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And momma, if nobody ever told you…
YOU DESERVE the life you DESIRE!
Every abundant promise, is yours! God isn’t holding anything back from you, and I’m here to help guide you to where overflow resides! Can’t wait!
I remember when I first started wearing makeup. I found the perfect foundation for my chocolatey complexion, and learned a bit about liner and mascara. Over time, and after countless YouTube videos and convos with my fellow makeup enthusiasts, I finally got it right! Well, in all areas except for one… lipstick. Unlike my other skills, I only gave lipstick a good 5 tries, before I decided it wasn’t for me. I loved how it looked on others, but I just couldn’t figure it out. Lipstick on my teeth, lipstick on my fingers… legit, “smudge galore”!
I was completely done…
Until my beautiful friend came along and got me all the way together. (You know who you are!)
We went out to lunch one day, and I happened to comment on how fabulous her lip color looked! She paused for a moment, and asked “where is YOUR lipstick, friend”? I cringed a bit on the inside, and replied “Lipstick isn’t for me”. She wasn’t buying it. She always commented on my bare lips, but this day was different. She rolled her eyes, and pulled out her lipstick collection. She went over different types of lipsticks, lip liners, and finishes. Basically, she was encouraging me to give it another try. And I did just that! I went back to my vanity and tried again… and again… until I got it right!
LOOK AT ME NOW!
As I think of my makeup/lipstick journey, I can’t help but wonder… “what have I written off in my life, simply because I found it challenging and didn’t invest in the ‘know-how'”? Take a moment, and think about your own life. Have you ever written something off, simply because you didn’t know how to do/use/perform it? You may have tried a few times, but things didn’t go as planned. Now, you’re walking around dismissing opportunities and blessings because you’ve convinced yourself “this/that isn’t for me”, when in reality you haven’t even put in the effort. Lord, help us all!
Today, I encourage you to try again! I understand, we aren’t all gifted to do everything! But, as you read this post, something came to mind that you know you need to revisit. It’s time to stop dismissing, and start refining. (I’m speaking to myself, here! Yassss!) Despite how challenging it may seem, go back and sit down at your “vanity” and try again! Invest in the “know-how”, perfect your skills, and grab hold of every opportunity the Lord sends your way!
As a self proclaimed makeup enthusiast, I am all about the best of beats. However, over the years I’ve learned that a flawless face begins with proper skin care, and a few basic habits to practice daily. In many instances, your makeup application is only as flawless as the skin that lies beneath. So before we talk about all the beloved potions and powders (I promise to post about that later in our Beauty Academy), I wanted to share 5 essential “to-dos” to ensure a flawless face!
1. Cleanse your face daily.
Sounds simple, but I can’t even tell you how many women I’ve talked to who don’t wash their faces daily. This is a non-negotiable in my book. When ever you put on makeup, it’s so important to remove it. Yes, I was once guilty of falling asleep with a full beat after a night of fun, but that soon changed as I saw the horrible effects that had on my skin. So now, no matter how tired I am, I remove my makeup and wash my face every evening. Then again in the morning. A good makeup remover, along with a gentle cleanser, (I’m partial to Oil of Olay) will do wonders for the skin.
2. Use a deep cleansing masque/mask.
A good mask will cleanse your pores and give you a nice fresh face for application. If you’re an oil-face like me, and you workout often, then you will find the need to deep cleanse more often than others. (I use mine once a week). I don’t want any gunk left on my face to clog my pores, which essentially leads to more break outs. Do yourself a favor, and invest in a deep cleansing mask.
3. Wash your makeup brushes.
I’m going to just say it… if you don’t wash your brushes, then washing your face is almost pointless. What some don’t realize is that on the surface of that beautiful fluffy brush are tiny little bacteria that will grow and cause breakouts if left unaddressed. And just think each time you dip that bacteria infested brush into your foundation it’s just spreading. Not to mention it can lead to very uneven, streaky application. So it’s time to get serious. Whether after you apply, or just before you go to bed, set aside some time to clean your brushes.
4. Use a daily moisturize.
I have combination/oily skin, so for years I was under the impression that facial moisturizers were only for those with dry skin. After doing my research, and speaking with the professionals, I came to understand that all skin needs moisture, and that there are actually a number of great serums and moisturizers for combination/oily skin. So regardless of the “type” of skin you may have, be sure to invest in a daily facial moisturizer, and use it. And ladies, body lotion doesn’t count. The skin on your face is different from the skin on your body. So care for it accordingly!
5. Drink up, glow up.
Get your glow on, and drink more water. Many professionals recommend that you drink at least 6-8 glasses of water daily to keep you hydrated, and help rid your body and skin of toxins. Many even say that drinking the proper amount, can leave you with a beautiful glow! We all know how important water is, so now it’s time to take it to the next level and actually drink our daily dose. So drink up! Your skin will love you for it!
What are some of your favorite skin care products? Comment below!