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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Giving Thanks

It's always important to say "thank you".  No matter who it is or what the situation may be, saying "thank you" could be the most valuable thing you can give to a person.  This thanksgiving holiday was special for me in a personal way.  I spent it with my husbands family here in Maryland.  Although it was low key, I am thankful for them and the love they've shown me since I've moved here.  I am especially thankful for my husband and his love and support.  We may go through our rough patches (like every married couple) but God always manages to guide us through the obstacle to put us back on our path. 

I thank God for his mercy, love, forgiveness and guidance.  I am not a perfect person and yet he always manages to smile on me in ways that I can't even imagine.  Although I missed being with my family in Houston this year, I am thankful that I had food to eat, a roof over my head, and people to share the holiday with.  

Friday, November 19, 2010

Go Green or Go Home Look

Products Used:
- Wet N Wild Black Gel Liner (Eyebrows)
- Inglot light beige glitter shadow (Under brows)
- Inglot Matte Green Eye Shadow (Lid)
- Inglot Bright Green Glitter Eye Shadow (Inner eye)
- Inglot Dark Green Eye Shadow (Crease)
- Inglot Dark Blue Eye Shadow (Crease)
- Inglot Black Glitter Eye Shadow (V-Crease)
- NYX Milk Eyeliner (Bottom)
- Wet N Wild Black Gel Liner (Top)
- Maybeline Black Mascara

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Smoke and Mirrors

I stumbled across this nail polish while I was at Target on Friday.  I am familiar with SoniaKashuk products but had never purchased any products.  This particular nail polish stood out to me because it looked like I could get the "minx" effect without the "minx" price.  
After applying it (2 coats) and my usual Sech Vite top coat, I have come to the realization that I love this nail polish and I will be going back to purchase the black one as well.  The texture is still smooth (which I love) so I don't feel the grains from the glitter.  The color is true so you get what you pay for and the price is very reasonable at only $4.99/bottle.  

Monday, November 8, 2010

You Never Know What You're Gonna Get

I had the pleasure of meeting this young lady through the social networking website, twitter about a year ago.  I was new to twitter and began following "@TywanaT" because she was in the DMV area and also an event planner.  As time went on, she began to compliment me on my work which sparked a couple of conversations here and there.  I would often extend an invitation for her to come in and get a complimentary makeup application but we never set a date.  Later on I found out that Tywana rarely wears makeup and when she does, it's very minimal.  
One day she contacted me about a hair appointment and I will tell you that the day we met (in person) was the day of a friendship to come.  We talked as if we'd known each other for 10 years.  Now that she is a regular client of mine I find myself having to schedule her appointments around time that we can talk for at least 2 hours or around my lunch time so we can go and talk.  The friendship between Tywana and I is both business as well as personal and I am thankful that she is in my life because she gives me great advise that helps me look at things through the eyes of a "consumer, client, and business owner".  I can tell you that Tywana knows her stuff!  She is an excellent event planner that will give you 110% of herself to make sure that your event is the best that it can be.

I had the opportunity to sit down with Tywana Tyler, owner of "Simply Beautiful" Event Planning and here's how that conversation went:

Divine Cre8ions: How long have you been an event/wedding planner?
Tywana:  I've been a wedding/event planner for the past 8 years
Divine Cre8ions: What made you decide to be a event/wedding planner?
Tywana: Event planning has always been my gift as well as my hearts desire.I started out with meeting/event planning. Over time I came to see that there was so much more fulfilment in wedding planning. There's so much to know and to learn. And, my skills, gifts, and, creativity can't be cramped up in a box! The sky is the limit  with what one can do in the wedding industry. Thus, now this being my area of concentration in the event planning industry.
Divine Cre8ions: What is your favorite part of your career?
Tywana: The favorite part of my career?? Where shall I start?  :-) Being able to create and design the vision our clients have for their special events. Secondly,  knowing that each event that I put my mind and my hands to is created "Simply Beautiful" and the outcome is a happy client.
Divine Cre8ions: What is the least favorite part of your career?
Tywana: My least favorite part of my career is having to cut uncommitted vendors from my network circle. In this industry, one has to be committed to service and excellence. If not, you won't last around me.
Divine Cre8ions: Where do you see your business in the next few years to come?
Tywana: In the next few years, Events Simply Beautiful will be a full time, full service event management and design company. I'm happy to say we're almost there! ESB will also be  offering classes and trainings in efforts to build  better planner/ vendor relationships in the event planning industry.
Divine Cre8ions: How can consumers reach you to use your services?
"Wherever all things are Simply Beautiful"

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Congratulations Calvina

I had the pleasure of meeting Clavina at the reception of another wedding I did makeup for and was attending. We instantly hit it off at the reception and exchanged contact info. She came in to do her bridal consultation and booked on the spot. Calvina has such a sweet spirit about her that instantly rubs of on all around her.
Today was the big day so as I made my way to New York and met with her and her bridal party this morning at 4:30 am the magic became to come together. Everyone looked fabulous, the dresses complimented every bridesmaid and her mother was absolutely gorgeous. I see where she gets her sweet spirit from.
Congratulations Calvina and Donny!!