The Glitz and Glam life just got a whole new player added to the game with today’s preview of Mariah Carey + MAC Cosmetics Holiday Makeup Collection. I’m in absolute sparkle heaven. The entire line is packaged in dazzling silver and gold trimmed elements and the products are all named after famous song lyrics and diva inspired words by MC herself.
While I have yet to see them in person (online release Dec 8th and in store purchase available Dec 15th) my must haves so far are shown below. Favorite ever?! “Dreamlover” lipglass. Aside from this being my go-to happy mood, car dancing song, the color alone is just so pretty!
I’ve loved Miss Mariah since I was a child and I am SO excited to get my hands on these products. I’m sure they will sell out fast.
Hey hey! Things are rolling along with my “side gig” – I had my BBL or Big Business Launch last week and it went really well. Two of my favorite and dearest friends ended up joining my team to share in the love of R + F as consultants. I couldn’t be more excited to share in this journey with them! (I will need to write a separate post about that soon!)
In just a month of being in this business, this role I’ve taken on as a consultant has brought me so much inner joy and confidence, it’s unreal. I don’t even know how to put into words the emotions I have felt tackling this job and challenging myself to break out from my comfort zone and reach out to others to help them. I assume most people see me posting about skin care and calling out to them to learn more about it and think I’m fairly aggressive, annoying and frankly, wonder why I am sharing with them when they really didn’t ask for my unsolicited skin advice. Those nagging thoughts is the reason I’ve been tested through this process, doubted myself numerous times and definitely had moments where I wondered if I was cut out for this. This process has brought attention to my insecurities and the people pleaser side of me that doesn’t want to ruffle feathers and has helped me to face that I’m not as confident as I like to portray. It’s been disheartening to feel those thoughts yet…oddly also motivating. When the self-doubt creeps in, I wonder why. Why do I feel I don’t have the necessary tools to succeed? To finish the job? To help others? To become who I want to become?
I think at some level we all face this question at various stages in our lives. And on the other level, we all know the answer is that we do have all of that and more. When the doubt creeps in, the uninvited stranger to your mind’s party, it’s so easy to open the door and let them come in and stay. Linger awhile, why don’t you. I don’t have the strength to kick you out. The hardest part is slamming that door and saying, NOT TODAY, not invited, adios, don’t come around here any more! I’ve learning… (and it’s still not easy), but every day that I at least get up and TRY is one day closer to being free of this burden and not locked down by self-doubt.
I started this company because 1. I love beauty products 2. I believe in these products and 3. I wanted a job that allowed me to follow this passion of skin care, and also help people and make a little money on the side. What I didn’t expect was that as I set out to change the skin and ultimately the life of others, my life would simultaneously change as well. I’m becoming the better version of me. From my sponsor, (my hired and insanely talented wedding MUA turned friend and now business partner) to this amazing team of women whom most I have never met in person but joyfully cheer me on via social media and instantly chose to be my friend, I am learning to believe in ME. Women supporting women can get lost in today’s society. Competition can lead to jealousy and let’s be real, social media leads to comparing lives, judging others and forgetting our own blessings as we evaluate everyone else’s. I can’t sit here and not say I haven’t been a part of that same circle of social media dysfunction. R + F broke that for me and the mold is set now for me to want more – not only for myself but others.
So, that’s why I post. That’s why I share. That’s why I want everyone to feel this feeling I have while I sit here writing this. We are all the same inside and the beauty of it is, that we all have our own talents on the outside: coming together and uniting only makes the world ours and our options limitless.
Talk to me, ask me, call me, email me, text me! I want you to run with me on this newfound journey to unstoppable too.
PS. In one month, I got promoted from Consultant to Executive Consultant. I’m not one to boast or brag. I’m just one to say I didn’t think I could do it, I had no confidence I could but….I did. 🙂
Overnight Restoration Cream: Ultra-hydrating cream replenishes skin’s natural moisturizing factors while you sleep for visibly firmer skin in the morning.
Who should use REDEFINE?
Anyone who is experience the appearance of lines, enlarged pores and loss of firmness or people like me to want to prevent the aging process!
To enhance my results, I also use Rodan + Fields AMP MD Tool six nights a week, followed by their REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum every night. Once a week (on Sundays – this my holy grail Sunday night RITUAL!) I exfoliate my skin using the Macro E. I even track my ‘Before and After’ progress using the Macro E app that I downloaded on my iPhone!
4 Major causes of Skin Aging
Decreased cell turnover
Diminished collagen and elastin production produce a weakening of skin’s inherent structure
Loss of moisture
Cumulative effects of sun, environmental damage and behavioral and lifestyle choices
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There are few things in life that I feel passionately about and if you know me, you probably already know what’s on the short list. Starting with the obvious: Family, Fiancée, Friends, Teddy, and anything Hawaii related! What most people don’t know (other than the friends I bombard with my advice) is that beauty and skin care has always been a huge obsession of mine. #ProductQueen.
This is why I’m excited to now have an avenue to help others and further my passion of beauty/skincare by becoming a consultant with Rodan + Fields! 4 months ago, I was introduced to R + F by my friend Nicole Wagner after several months of my skin suddenly becoming uneven, break out prone and irritated. It was really frustrating and embarrassing. Especially at my age of 32, ugh. I tried everything I could get my hands on – piling on makeup, oils, fancy products, cheap products – nothing worked. When Nicole told me about this company, I trusted her advice but was still skeptical. It’s hard for me to believe everything I read/hear unless I experience it myself. Within a few days of using what was recommended for me, my skin improved. I was blown away. I can’t say enough about the products and what it’s done for my face and the appearance of my skin. More importantly though is what it has done for my inner self talk and self-esteem.
Feeling comfortable in my own skin has been a lifelong battle for me. These products have given me a restored canvas to work with and reminded me of the importance of everyday self-care. So much of my days, I think like many women, had consisted of putting others first and taking care of everything that “had to be done” that I ended up neglecting to take care of my own self. I’ve been shown that it’s equally important to feed our faces with the right products as it is to feed our soul with the right thoughts or to feed our bodies with the right foods. We are worth it.
Choosing to be a consultant is totally out of my comfort zone. I’m shy. Not pushy. A bit reserved. But I believe in helping others when you can and want everyone to have this same opportunity to feel beautiful inside and out. I’ll be sharing more over time. For now, I’m thrilled to promote something I truly care about and feel fortunate to join an amazing team! If you have any questions or want to hear more, please don’t hesitate to message me!