Tuesday, January 31, 2012

FOTD: Bright Lips (and Personal Issues)

Hey foxy ladies (and gents)! Usually I doh't do a bright lip because I'm much more confident (and comfortable) with a nude lip. Bright lips make me go to a whole nother level of confident because I have to push through the self-consciousness. Come to think of it, anything that really puts me out there does. Like hats. I love them, but rarely wear them, because they call so much attention to me. Okay, apparently I have issues. Anyway, i hope you like the look. I'mma go now and umm...do some self relfecting...yeah....

Thursday, January 26, 2012

[Beauty] Reading IS Fundamental!

Over the past few days I've been doing a lot of thinking about how I got to where I am now and how to move forward. I started reading some old entries here and in my personal diary. I realized that every time I was on fire, every time a fuse inside of me was lit, it was because I was reading. I was constantly being inspired by other people. Somewhere along the line I stopped reading. Literally. I stopped reading blogs, I stopped reading books...the only thing I've been reading are status updates on facebook...yeah...

So yesterday I read as many blog entries as I could and guess what happened? Why of course, I was inspired! I even went to Sephora and played with makeup, then bought 3 polishes. I haven't done that in almost a year! I feel like I'm slowly coming back into myself and who I am.

So, thank you, my fellow bloggers. Thank you for writing and inspiring me; for helping me find ME again.

By the way, here's a pic of my little one. So many of you were reading me while I was preggers and I know I haven't posted a pic in a long time. She's a year old now and totally running things. I love it!


Monday, January 23, 2012

And We're Back!

I've been MIA like a mofo and I am so sorry. Well, actually I'm not, but I do feel bad for just leaving everyone hanging. I made a commit with this blog and over the past year I've gone back and forth with whether or not I want to honor that commit, for a couple of reasons.First off, I'm a stay at home mom now. That leaves little money to play around with as far as makeup goes. When I post my looks, it probably won't be with the latest products. That's why the last few times that I've done so I didn't list what products I used. Secondly, I took a hiatus from doing makeup. Obviously my biggest priority now is my family and making sure my daughter doesn't become a juvenile deliquent. It has taken me a year plus to try to find some balance in my life. I think the fact that I'm even eeking out this post shows that things are finally coming into synch for me.


I've been searching for balance.

I've also spent the last year mourning the lost of my mother. It's a rollercoaster ride. It's a process. It is what it is.

I've also been thinking about branching out and doing events. Not just weddings, but all types of events. That's what really gets me going and I'm just trying to find a way to really make it happen.

I don't know what the future holds for this blog. What I do know is that I can't be boxed in and that's kind of what was happening with this blog. I don't just want to show you all makeup looks. I certainly don't just want to talk about look at my haul! Or look at this collection coming up! Because honestly, it takes a lot these days for makeup to impress me. I think this blog is going to transform and touch on every part of who I am. It won't always be makeup. It won't always be event planning. Some things will be more personal than others, but...we'll see.

Thank you for sticking with me this long. I pray that this is it. That I've finally found my blogging mojo once again.