While most of my posts are focused on purposeful living and utilizing your God-given gifts , I will have the occasional post about, well, looking pretty. You might be wondering
why I blog about image, style and beauty.
Can’t I just stick to personal development, home organization, faith and family??
No. No, I can’t.
One of my deepest-held beliefs is that many women are held back from pursuing their best life because they lack confidence.
And for many women, their confidence is wrapped up in their looks.
I have seen confident women in every shape, size, color and personality imaginable, so this is NOT a size issue.
I am not saying you have to be a certain weight or embrace a certain style to be worthy.
I’m saying that my passion is helping the women who say, “If I knew how to put my best face forward every day, I would finally go do that THING I’ve been meaning to do.”
Sometimes some lipstick and a new dress really are all that’s standing in the way between a woman and her purpose.
Makeup and fashion can seem frivolous until you see the woman who undergoes a makeover and suddenly lights up and embraces her true identity.
Your size and your style don’t matter, it’s being happy because you embrace YOUR version of beautiful.
Every woman has her own version of pretty and of what makes her feel good. I never try to force a woman into a particular style. If you feel your most pretty wearing a long, linen dress, some tinted moisturizer, a little lip balm and a simple gold necklace–more power to ya! I’ll help you OWN that look. If you’d like to try red lipstick, start accessorizing or learn how to put together outfits, I can help with that, too.
As a young girl, I dreamed of being the cute mama and wife with my polka dot shoes and ruffled purse, toting the kids around to karate and church, having tea with my friends, shopping with my mom and doing some writing on the side. That pretty much sums up my life at this point but I didn’t get here by accident and it took me a little while to embrace the way that God made me. I love pretty things and I enjoy feeling beautiful and girlie! Which brings me to…
We are hard-wired to seek and appreciate beauty.
All it takes is to look around at the sky, ocean, mountains, trees, bugs…and the faces of our fellow humans with all their variations and quirks. That’s why I call myself a beauty seeker and why I planted roses outside my office window. It’s also why I love to treasure hunt–you never know what beautiful items you might find.
Lastly, I have been a Mary Kay consultant for over four years now and, while some of my business is focused on ministry, I do use my earnings to help my husband pay the bills. This blog is my heART, yes, but it’s also meant to educate women on skin care and makeup techniques. This year in particular, while I’m writing my book, I need some income and I wanted to do something I truly enjoy, and that comes easily to me. I’ve worn makeup since I was 13 and I’ve helped dozens of women create everyday makeup looks over the years. I often meet women and think, “Oh, man, Whipped Berries would look so good on her.” So, yes, the “image” category of my blog IS meant to point toward my Mary Kay business. It’s the best way I have to offer hands-on help to women who need it.
I am a teacher by nature and I love to share what I’ve learned and what works for me so I will do that here.
I know that having an easy go-to makeup look can get your day off to a great start. If I can help you enter your day more confidently, I’m there.
That’s why I blog about image, style and beauty.
So YOU can go out and pursue your best life with confidence.
Please let me know if I can help you create a personalized skin care or makeup routine. We can work in person or virtually and you can always shop from my Mary Kay website (click here) and have your order shipped directly to your door. You can also schedule a MakeUpdate in my home studio in Chandler, Arizona. Read more at Work With Me. If you need help with your wardrobe, check out my Love Your Wardrobe! ebook.