Saturday, March 14, 2009
At times we don't know when to let go. We hold on so tight as if that thing or person is the only love we have. Right now I ponder on some things wondering if I should keep them or leave them alone. Letting go can be a hard decision depending on who it is and why we do it. Sometimes we let go of things and people that were worth fighting for and keep the bad that was not. Then sometimes we let the other person let us go and don't fight to stay. How do we know when it's the right time to let go? At times I think it's a gut feeling that won't leave you alone but you ignore the feeling. There are a million love songs telling you to give it up turn it lose but you hold on to them anyway. I guess you don't let go until that person or thing hurts you so much that you feel their not necessary to keep.
I just recently started using Facebook. At times I was hesitant to use it because I knew it would remind me of my past. Looking at my present I feel so far from where I began. Finding old friends bring you back to memories, silly moments, and old loves lost. In the sea of many faces on this online social gathering I see old classmates in the present all grown up, older relatives that seemed so much older than me now feel the same age, cousins younger than me in college experiencing life, my favorite cousins moving up in the world, and me feeling okay with my past present and future. Reconnecting with family and friends but never forgetting where I'm trying to go.
-Peace Mamas (Reconnect)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
So many myths have been around for years about makeup and how it affects yours skin. I only see it right to set the record straight. My conversations with clients, friends, and just in general bring me to the conclusion that we are ignorant to this topic.
- Myth number 1: Makeup makes your skin breakout.
A foundation just might cause an allergic reaction but most often that's not the case. Really the only way makeup can break you out is if you go to sleep with it on. Proper cleansing of the skin leaves makeup no room to break out your skin. Also another factor of your skin breaking out can simply be from not cleaning your brushes or over using those little sponges that come with your foundation or eyeshadow.
- Myth number 2: Makeup will break down your skin and make you look older in the future.
Makeup actually protects your skin from all the bad elements in the environment. Most powder foundations and eye shadows have SPF in them. You will get older but properly taking care of your skin will help the aging process look wonderful. Let's face it your gonna have wrinkles one day but if your a Black Mama you have a lot of time. So don't worry yet about the crows feet knocking at your door come 40. Don't blame your old face on the makeup. Blame your broken down face on being too lazy to take care of your skin, not keeping a proper diet, smoking and drinking too often, or your parents passed down bad genes
Myth number 3: Makeup makes people look pretty that are ugly. So ugly people depend on makeup, I have natural beauty.
Well, I say to this one... It doesn't matter how much makeup you wear if your ugly your ugly.
Some women that wear makeup that look pretty are ugly just by their personality. I will say that makeup enhances the beautiful features that already exist. A lady asked me was I wearing MAC. I said no the Queen collection but it doesn't matter what foundation you wear if you have healthy beautiful skin. In order for makeup to do its best beauty already has to exist.
So there you have it Mamas, Makeup is not the enemy of your skin. Most often you are the problem. Lets try first achieving healthy skin and then apply makeup.
_Peace Mamas...Don't get it twisted your listening 2 a pro!!!
Sorry about previous blog the new baby is making my mind slip. Spring is in the air and I recently saw a interview on Anna Sui. I instantly fell in love with her designs and style. She combines bold colors with a hippie like bohemian prints. I see her clothes and can actually see women on the street wear them. I know if I cant afford her clothes, I will copy her designs in my own way. Other colors to try this spring in which Anna Sui displayed in her spring fashion show are Current & Coral. Both colors can be matched up with gold accessories. Bold and fun is the way to go this spring. So have fun showing off beautiful colors and earthy patterns.
My girl Qee said it was hot but I was hard headed and said "any who". Now I'm seeing this Cobalt Blue is on every star and in every store. I do love the bold color for the spring and summer. I don't think of this beautiful color as a trend but a wonderful color to add some life into you wardrobe. Go shopping and update those tired spring and summer clothes with Cobalt blue.
You cant go wrong with adding a colorful dress or bold accessories.
-Peace Mamas...Stay fabulous!!!