Month: January 2017

It’s Never Too Late!

makeup

As I sit down to write this post so many things are swirling through my head.  I am not where I thought I would be when I was in my 30’s.  I went to college to be a psychologist, got my BA in psychology and thought about getting my doctorate as well.  I figured I would have my own practice and have a great career helping others and feeling accomplished.

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Reality…I got married before I graduated, got pregnant 6 months later and became a stay at home mom.  I have never used my degree (other than on my own kids) and never got to get my doctorate.  So about a year ago after having my third child and being out of the workforce for 8 years…I started to panic.  What would I do once Grey got into school.  Who would want me when I haven’t worked in 8 years…is this going to be the rest of my life..just staying at home?

younique

I don’t remember the exact day I decided I wanted to learn how to do my own makeup and give my makeup bag an overhaul…but little did I know it was going to change my life.  I started to watch some videos on YouTube and went and bought some products.  It really surprised me when it came so naturally to me and I realized I was pretty good at it.  Fast forward about 6 months and I was introduced to my photographer friend Michelle.  She does pinup shoots and asked me to be one of her pinups.  I did my makeup for my shoot and some of the other ladies noticed and wanted me to do their makeup.   I realized then how much fun it was to see their expressions when I show them their transformation.  I WAS HOOKED!!  I then joined Younique and started selling makeup and everything seemed to start making sense to me.

before and after

A little seed was planted by God after continuously praying for him to show me something that I could do to help women and also feel fulfilled.  Who knew that would be makeup?  I started researching makeup artistry and what I would have to do.  I have been looking at different options for about 5 months now and I finally today….SIGNED UP FOR MAKEUP SCHOOL!!!  I am so excited and so nervous to start a journey I never pictured for myself.  I have met so many amazing women already through the art of makeup, that I can’t wait to see how many more I get to meet and bless.

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I will obviously be keeping you all updated on my progress and what I am learning!!  I am so excited and I love showing my girls that you are never to old to follow your dreams, and that it is okay if dreams change along the way!!

XO,

Fashion Friday – Two Piece Gown

Hey Hey!!!  It is my favorite day which is fashion Friday!!  I always love having fun with fashion and showing off what I come up with!

So this look was for Greg’s work Christmas party and I was so nervous.  We literally spent 5 hours at the mall the day I found this dress.  I was looking for a long sleeve lace black dress and clearly I didn’t end up with that! LOL!!!  I found this beauty in the last store we went into and actually left without it because it was a 2 piece.  I absolutely loved it but Greg was very skeptical of it and didn’t think it was sexy enough.  So after walking around a little longer I decided I didn’t care what Greg thought and got it!!

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I had so many compliments on the dress that night that I definitely think I made the right decision.  So many women loved the 2 piece look and I was IN LOVE with the skirt!!  I wish I had a short video of me walking in it, because a still picture just doesn’t do this beauty justice!!  The layers in the skirt are genius and so beautiful!!

long dress

This is by far one of my favorite pieces in my closet now and can’t wait to have an event where I can wear it again!!

Find this beautiful dress HERE!!

XO,

 

New Year…New Things

OH MY GOODNESS!!!  I am so happy to be getting back to this blog and back to all of you!  It has been such a crazy few months and I feel like I am finally able to cope with it all.

My Younique business is really starting to take off as I have been spending most of my extra time on launching that and giving it all that I have!  I have found a new passion and happiness while building this business and am loving every second of it!

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The kids finally went back to school after a 2 week break and this momma was doing a very very happy dance this morning!!  My kids are a lot like alcohol…it is great in small doses, but too much of it can make you go bat sh** crazy!!  OKAY?!?!

sassy

We had a wonderful Christmas and it was so fun to see Grey really get into the whole Santa and elf on a shelf thing.  She would wake up every morning and ask where Sally (our elf) was.  Greg spoiled me big time this year and bought me a GORGEOUS vanity mirror for my makeup tutorials!!  I am so lucky to have a husband that supports my dreams!

decorating

family

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I feel like I have so much to catch up on with all of you and could literally write a book about what has been happening…but I will spare you all the details and just slowly get you caught up with up coming posts!!

true love

XO,