Wednesday, February 10, 2016

What’s in your makeup bag? A Peak Into my 2016 Trade Show Experience


One of my newest discoveries at the 2016 ISSE Long Beach Beauty Show was the latest in makeup brush technology by Qosmedix Cosmetics. This is an amazing all-in-one makeup brush for any busy lady, student, executive, urbanista, and fashionista. Easy to clean, easy to use, and easy to carry, there appears to be only two brush tips connected at the ends, but when detached, two more brush tips are revealed inside. This 4-in-one feature allows for multi-purpose uses with each tip providing a different role, including foundations, shadows, concealing, and highlighting. In fact, each tip can be used as a multi-purpose brush, so I would say instead of 4 brushes in one, it is more like 8 brushes in one. Simply lay the brush tips flat to dry after an easy clean of its synthetic hairs.

www.qosmedix.com

As I traveled the tradeshow floor, I took classes to upgrade myself. I was a Guest speaker for Nails Magazine. I also cruised around and stopped to visit the China Glaze booth to pick up the latest in summer colors as well as the new technology Gelaze.

www.chynaglaze.com

I also had an opportunity to chat with Minx Nails about the new formulation of nail fashions. Nail Technology is amazing. We are living in a fast-moving world and the Nail Industry is paying attention.

www.minxnails.com

It was also an honor to hang out with the Nail Masters from the UK. Every year I look forward to my learning and networking experience. I love my career. Next stop, IBS New York!


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Thursday, February 4, 2016

What you need to know - Red Carpet Nails. This is the season of Glit, Glamour and Nails.


Taraji P. Henson

Lights, Camera... What are you wearing? When addressing the complete fashion ensemble, no one asks about the one thing that brings the outfit full circle. It’s not only about the Hair, Makeup, Jewelry and the Dress. No, it’s also about the often forgotten piece, the Nails. I like to think of it as a Fashion Extension at their finger tips.

Lady Gaga

Laverne Cox

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lawrence

Viola Davis

LJada Pinkette-Smith

Gabrielle Union

Photo Credits: Popsugar | Primped

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Friday, January 29, 2016

STOP! Photo vs Picture



During the winter storm, a friend of mine sent me a text that read “Photo vs Picture.” This lead me to take a snapshot of what my snow day was looking like. Should I take a photo, or should I snap a picture?
I chose picture.

For several weeks, I had been going through papers, putting together a pile to take to the shredder, and having anxiety about whether I would finish in a timely fashion. Pressing for time and BOOM! We got snow, and I was like, “YES”!

A picture of my snow day included 36 straight hours of work, trying to beat the clock and looking at my timeline for each task, in addition to posting on social media to keep up with my businesses. As I worked my way through each day, I say I need one more day. My picture was wishing for more time to lay in bed with my loved one and watch TV, catch up on movies, perhaps even get into some things I had no business getting into, but instead the picture of my snow day(s) was WORK! I must say, it was so beautiful outside. Tree branches were white, and the air outside was cold, but clean. It left me with a clear picture that God has a purpose for us all. We are always running, and he knows we needed to STOP!



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Monday, January 11, 2016

The War Between Fear and Faith


As I sit here working on a million things, something told me to write this blog about what I am feeling. There are days I am so ready to be the Makeup Mecca of Africa and there are days where I am so afraid of failing. Do I trust God? Yes, I know he is my light! We are in a new year, and I am very excited; however, there is an inner struggle within myself, a tug-of-war battle between Fear and Faith. Although Faith has brought me thus far, the fear of the unknown has me in tears at times. People look at me and see this strong, hard-working woman, and yes, I am all of those things, but I give myself permission to not be strong. One thing people often forget is I am human. I am almost 50 years old and the idea of failing in Africa really scares me. As I am trying to pick up my pieces here in the USA, I am embarking on a project to take my companies to the next level, and the war of my two F’s will travel with me. Stay tuned throughout the year to find out which will prevail.

What about your two F’s? Are you fearful, or are you faithful? Please share and let me know.



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Friday, December 11, 2015

All I want for Christmas is GLAM

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Ghana Fashion & Design Week - N.K.





Ghana Fashion & Design Week
Designer Interview: N.K.

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Me with Designer N.K. (right)





Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Ghana Fashion & Design Week - Radiant Jackson





Ghana Fashion & Design Week
Designer Interview: Radiant Jackson

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Sitting with Radiant Jackson (right)



"Gladiant" Collection
by Radiant Jackson

Inspired by Gladiators