Sunday, October 20, 2013

The beauty of Melanin

One of my favorite skincare lines is "Nuance" from the beautiful Salma Hayek who is Mexican and Lebanese, which  explains why she is great to look at. This line has been out since August 2011 with high quality ingredients for affordable prices.

So far the products I have tried is the body scrub as well as the exfoliating enzyme mask. Not only does this product line have cleansers and moisturizers but make-up as well. Here is a review from a blogger and the greatest thing about the products is they smell delicious and feel great on the skin as well.

Isn't she lovely

Released October 2005

What a lovely book that showcases the reality of history for fashion models and just how beautiful skin that contains or produces melanin really is. This is one of the most impressive beauty books I have seen because it really is a guide of taking care of the skin and how make-up is applied to achieve different looks.

Just in case you do not know the meaning of Melanin, here is one according to the Encyclopedia on this website which is legit.

"Any of several organic compounds, dark biological pigments that give coloration (shades of yellow to brown) to skin, hair, feathers, scales, eyes, and some internal tissues, notably the substantia nigra in the brain. In humans, melanins help protect the skin against the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation, but melanoma may arise from cells that produce it. The amount in the skin depends on both genetic and environmental factors. Melanin is produced from the amino acid tyrosine; albinos lack the enzyme that catalyzes that reaction."

One of my favorite looks from the book

drama from the or for the Ghetto Fabolous

Friday, October 11, 2013

Blacker the berry, Sweeter the juice

" Just say yes to bronze and no to drugs!"

Everyone knows that bronze, brown and being black is always in style and just better for your health whether or not it brings resentment from fairer skinned and darker skinned people. It is a scientific fact that medium and darker skin tones will age more gracefully due to the amount of melanin and other natural substances in our bodies.

I have been wanting to make a entry about how beautiful I fine darker skin tones and the fact that they show less signs of aging if taken care of. This is a true a story but on my test for becoming liscensed one of the questions was, " Which groups ages faster, according to the FitzPatrick Skin scale?" and all the answers kind of made me feel like the question was racist, but the truth is the truth.

Although the advertisements may be having you think or feel you are not good enough or need to be more fair skinned to be attractive, do not believe the lies because you are beautiful the way you are. I mean if you have a darker skin tone you are not going to be burnt by the sun and are naturally tan, just think about it you were born with a great skin tone now the only thing to do is appreciate what you have.

For the more fair skin ones, I can not stress enought the importance of sunblock and really taking a good look in the mirror. I have another true story which is while I was going to Aveda, one of my guests was very burned from a trip spent in West Palm Beach, Florida. I was suprised because I was like, " you have to protect your skin and can not just be soaking up the rays for how long you want without damage being done."

For those who want to be tan and fair skin the best thing would be to go to a tanning salon because you will only be hurting yourself going out laying in the sun for hours.

Well, although it is in fashion to be tan everyone needs to learn to love themselves inside and out.

The truth is the Bible, and the Daily bread for today is "Gorgeous Inside". (Romans: 8:1-11)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

And the Award, for "Most Superficial"...

Goes to...after the drumroll and my introduction.

I learned some fascinating but not too suprising information from being a consumer from the most ungrateful sellers and producers of beauty supplies. I wanted to find out what group of people did the most plastic or cosmetic surgery and it was amazing to discover this because I always have loved Asians exotic looks and mostly everything they seem to want to change. From what I have learned in South Korea the people want to have a more "western" look or whatever that means. Not only do Koreans go overboard but people of other nationalities go to South Korea just to enjoy their doctors.

So the Award for 'Most Superficial" country goes to South Korea and they deserve this because they are true perfectionists in a way.

Just in case you do not know what superficial is, below is the meaning and I found the definition here.

: concerned only with what is obvious or apparent : not thorough or complete
: affecting only the outer part or surface of something : not deep or serious
: lying close to the surface

After South Korea comes some Latin American countries, Greece and Italy in a top 7 list..

If you want to look like a doll permanently and be "plastic" than take a trip to Korea.

Now I understand fully were this Korean man was coming from who works at a shoeshop who told me, " You are so pretty and thin, I am unlucky because I am ugly and big." This is a true story of what he told me and well I guess with all the Korean BBQ and other habits Koreans are naturally on the big side but I still admire their natural intelligence.

The moral of this is that these Koreans in America who have built a fortune from the weave they sale at their beauty supply stores can really thank the "Black community" for making their comfortable lifestyle possible. If no one else can I am going to be truthful and give credit where it is due.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Movie Mondays

Just some views and words I had to share on the latest movie I went to see by Lee Daniel's: The Butler and how it has to do with this DVD I am watching "The Men who Built America".

Yes, I am all natural with no make-up on except my lipgloss by Bare Minerals MarvelousMOXIE in "Maverick".

What a exceptional cast of entertainer's in  "The Butler" who I love like Lenny Kravitz, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Mariah Carey. I recommend you go see this and you will get a real history lesson of how things once were to what things are in the present time.

In a Capitalistic System darlings everything is about class and how you are presenting yourself. To live life with dignity and love what you do while continuing to fight for what is right. I love both of these films because faith is everything and when you are anointed than you are living God's Will.

I love the story of John D. Rockfeller because he was truly blessed and love how he was a devout Christian, continuing to praise God in the Baptist Church. Life should be all about the legacy we are leaving behind in such a temporary state. Our souls are for eternity and when the last breath is taken all that will be left is ashes to ashed and dust to dust.

God bless the humble servants, those who are letting God's will be done and those inventing for the common of good of humanity.

The CEO may have their idea, drive, and other things but without the manpower than they would be nothing.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Best type of Nutrition

I recently checked out this DVD that caught my eye because of the title "Food Matters: You are what you eat". I learned some really good stuff and nothing that comes of a suprise such as "Raw" being much healthier than "cooked" food.

Eating fresh fruits and vegetables should make up more than half of meals or someone's diet overall which most people do not follow, and as a result the health of us has to suffer.

The truth is vitamins are okay and the body was meant to heal itself when it is being taken care of correctly. Nowadays though abusing the body is accepted because the corruption, as well as evil is ensuring the growth of hospitals and pharmeceutical companies.

What a wonderful planet Earth and Universe God has created with abundant resources that no man-made things are needed for perfect health.

If your food or medicine is not natural than something isn't right.

While attending the Aveda Institute, I was inspired and convinced after watching Food, Inc that any food produced from a cow would not be kasher for me. When I go in the grocery store and look in the meat section to see steak, ground this or that I am somewhat nauseated. How amazing to know what is really going on and although I still eat chicken, seafood and lamb when I go out, they are something that I do not cook. 

I only drink Almond Milk and I absolutely love the goodness of Coconut Milk because of the sweetness and flavor it adds to meals.

There is a better way, I know there has to be and Nutrition is the key because than will our bodies and self be in the best shape.

Both of these movies were released in 2008 and I did not see them until another four years and what a eye-opener to what really matters in life.

I am not consenting to the poison that is being produced for consumers as well as the animal kingdom. All the pollution in our bodies and Mother Earth comes from all the sinful acts done by man.

I am praying for the discipline and self-respect for people to say I disagree with how things are going and literally I am tired of being "sick" from the junk and crap dished out by corrupt ones.

Talk about evil and bad intentions, that are no longer going to unnoticed.

I love how the latest Time magazine is spotlighting Wall Street, and I am amazed because consumers (everyday people) are continuing to take the bullshit.

Let me tell you there is a better way and the best is yet to come. I've told someone before and this is the everyday reality, " I am fighting for my life."

When will we wake-up and know how to value ourselves?

This is a joke...Women lie, men lie; but numbers do not lie.

Sometimes I just am amazed at the threats and lies people have the nerves to be feeding me, it's like they really are begging for me to slap the taste they do not even have to begin with out of their mouths.

Darlings, God is more than Good and prayer truly works.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Falling for Fashion

So I fell in love or have such great admiration for the Fall 2013 collection of Dolce & Gabbana that is really sentimental to me I have decided to start a Fashion Friday.

Not only I am into Beauty and Wellness but all things of Art and Elegance which is seen in a lot of fashion lines.

I got a glimpse of what Dolce & Gabbana is serving up for the Fall in Essence magazine September 2013 issue and how amazing was the dazzles.

Not my photo, credit goes to

I would have made a video for my You Tube channel to describe just how much the embellishments and all the intricate layers reminded me of pure royalty, but I am not trying to scare viewers. Anyways I am in love with the passion of the pieces for this Fall and the way the advertising was executed because I received a bigger scope of life.

The pattern and material of the men's coats are simply magnificent and remind me of pillows my grandmother had with bible scriptured engraved or embossed on them.

I took this from the pages of Details magazine September "Fashion" issue.

So the moral of this entry is that everyone is royalty and should be walking, talking and feeling as though they are. Life is all about love feeling the sweetness from others, and excepting nothing less than the best.

Oh and for all the freaks and just to add a little humor for this Friday. I was riding on the Metro and after getting up from sitting my bottom left this mark. I was so tickled that my bottom made a imprint that reminded me of a vagina so I had to take a picture and share. Who doesn't love Vagina's?

Taken by me

Taken by me
Darlings, this is what life is all about..laughter and having joy in  your heart.

Maybe up next will be the anatomy of the vagina....

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

True Beauty

I am very thankful and blessed to now understand what true beauty is all about. 

To tell you the truth that it was not until I asked to be made more beautiful I know exactly what being beautiful is all about. I recently told someone the reality about the insecurity withing myself in the past, "People would always tell me how beautiful or all the other big words for being attractive but I did not believe I was beautiful. The thing is that being beautiful has nothing to do with a look but a feeling, and now more than ever I feel beautiful."

People can give compliments of how great you look but when you are not feeling good than being beautiful can not be your truth. The best thing about being beautiful is that you choose to love yourself and when you have self-love than loving others is as easy as 1-2-3. If there is anything that we owe each other, that would be love and anything less is unacceptable.

As a make-up artist I deal with the superficial and enjoy giving people a fantasy but the truth is that true beauty comes from within and is nothing but love. I have been grateful and happy to be touched by some of the most beautiful souls and that is because they were all about true beauty. The dress size, inches in someone's waist, amount of make-up or skin color does not determine what makes someone really beautiful and so many do not realize that. Attraction or being easy on the eyes is different than being truly beautiful.

I am loving the October issue of Essence magazine because on the cover there is a topic of "beauty: inside and out".

Everything on from what I am seeing on the cover is showing how much beauty starts and can be found inside. What an amazing feeling to be able to give love coming from a pure heart. 

All the bullying and abuse that goes on is just coming from people who may feeling ugly and have chosen to oppose loving themselves as well as others. Now that I accept beauty I am always willing to fight against anyone abusing their "power" and love is what I choose all of the time. Beauty is to know as well as see that other's are hurting and take action to help them.

Love is life and that is the simple, most beautiful truth.