Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Don't give up, you are almost there

Don't Give Up On You!

Imagine someone running a race, and soon feels tired and exhausted but only had a few miles left to the finish point. But they fail to reach the finish point because they gave up and quit!

Life is a journey with many races we have to run that all have different finish points, or should I say destinations.

Some races will be tougher than the other and some will be shorter or longer than the other but don't give up.

You might be going through a storm, through a rough time but don't give up. If there's something you desire to achieve but it seems like it's taking quite a while, please don't give up.

Sometimes we go through a storm, or through a long route to our destination because it is meant to prepare us, to teach us, to reveal to us, to strengthen us.

When you are tired, exhausted, frustrated and you just don't want to continue always remember the Lord is your strength. Philippians 4:13 says "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".
Remember that the Lord is the author and finisher of your faith.

Do you know that the people you read about today that are successful in your own terms and definitions also had their own storms? Had the hurdles they had to continue jumping...They have reached one of the amazing destinations in their life today because they did not give up.

One of the many reasons we easily give up on ourselves is because we are busy comparing our stories, our journey, our life to that of others. Read Don't Compare yourself to others  Please stop!

Remember this..God hasn't given up on you...so don't give up on you!



2 Cor 10:12 "We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise"

Galatians 6:4 " Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else"

Let me reiterate

You are unique in your own way. A thing might work for a person in a year but might take you two years to work for you. Something might look good for someone but not good for you. Do not compare yourself to anyone. Set your own goals. If you have your own goals, you can weigh your journey based on your own goals not the goals of others. 

When you compare yourself to others you end up loosing sight of your own destiny, your own purpose because by comparing yourself you soon find yourself walking in the person's own path. It is okay to have people you can look up to and have their experiences guide you...but make sure it is simply a guide. 

In a room of artists, CEO, presidents, accountants.etc. Everyone might have the same title, might do very similar things but regardless of that everyone is still different in their own way from each other. If you compare yourself, you will fail to make yourself stand out from the crowd and just be like the crowd.

Be confident enough to be yourself

Monday, April 28, 2014

Perfect feet? Surgery to fit into designer high heel shoes...Sigh!

The 'Cinderella Surgery"

Last time I checked, Cinderella was a fictional character and she doesn't actually exist. Is there a reason we want to have anything in total resemblance to Cinderella, a perfect fictional character that doesn't actually exist when we are simply existing imperfect human creatures. 

Well the medical world has decided to make it possible for those insatiable women to get their perfect feet...

I pray for my future daughter, to realize that she is an imperfect human creature and to love herself just the way she is. No matter how much of herself she alters, she can never be perfect if she doesn't feel beautiful within. That the world will only continue to try to change her ever so often but even the world itself is imperfect.....

Should we feel sorry for Donald Sterling knowing he was set up by girlfriend?

Over the weekend, I heard the news about the racist comments made by Donald Sterling but I didn't listen to the actual racist rants until today. You can listen here Donald Sterling's Racist Rant

Donald Trump also recently made a statement regarding the situation. Donald Trump says Sterling was set up by girlfriend from Hell and a couple other people have also made some comments about it as well.
Donald Sterling

Donald Sterling, is entitled to his opinion but one would think that in this modern times he will be more enlightened and have an opened mind especially being an owner of a team that is one of the highly recognized teams in the NBA because of the many years of hard work and commitment of a number of African Americans over the years. 

He may have been set up by his girlfriend which is unfortunate but it doesn't take away from the fact that..he made those comments and feels that way.

Such racism should not be a surprise but should not go tolerated and ignored especially in the NBA, a place many African Americans make their dream....

To the LA clipper players...good luck with the games!!

Abby of JuicyLooks gives professional advice on Eye Brows, Concealers and Foundations.

It can be fun doing makeup yourself but ladies, are you using the right concealer and foundations for your face? Are you applying it the right way? Doing your eyebrows correctly?

Abby (JuicyLooks)
Abby (founder of JuicyLooks) a professional make up artist gives us professional advice on brows, concealers and foundation. 

In my opinion, proper eyebrow grooming should be based on your natural brow shape. Brows in general are shaped differently and believe it or not they are mostly different from each other. It is my duty as a makeup artist to define them and have them in good shape without looking drawn on. There are so many products out there to help define brows. My favorite products are MAC brow pencils and Anastasia dipbrow pomade. The color i choose depends on the skintone I am working with at that particular moment. Well-groomed brows frame a face and that is why it is very important to take care of your brows by not over-waxing or over-tweezing. 

Foundation and Concealer..
Foundations and concealers are used to even out skin tones. These products are also used to conceal any flaws on the face. Choosing and applying these products the right way will ensure a flawless finish without the appearance of heavy makeup.
Concealers are mostly used to work on correcting problems such as dark under eye circles, acne scars and discolorations. It is advisable to use a concealer color slightly lighter than your natural skin color. Foundations are used to even out skin tone by applying to the entire face and making sure to blend it in with your neck. It is very important to choose a foundation that matches your skin tone, even if you have to mix two different shades to get your perfect shade. There are many ways to finding out what foundation shade(s) works best for you. Before making any purchase, make sure you test the foundation out on your face and not at the back of your hand. Keep in mind that wearing heavy foundation or concealer results to a "cake-face".

JuicyLooks by Abby

JuicyLooks by Abby

JuicyLooks by Abby

JuicyLooks by Abby

JuicyLooks by Abby

JuicyLooks by Abby

JuicyLooks by Abby
JuicyLooks by Abby

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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Find out what debt you owe!

Student Loans?
                       Phone Bill? 

                                         Credit card debt?  

No! No!! No!!!

You owe God a 'THANK YOU'

I Thessalonians 5:18 says 'In everything give thanks,for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you'

Can you read this? Then give thanks you can because there are many others who have no sight to read and wish they could. 
Can you stand on your feet? Can you walk back and forth? So many reasons to give thanks to God for our lives. 
You might not be at the point in your life you wish to be right now but as they saying goes 'Where there is life, there is hope' You are alive so give thanks for your life. There are many who lost their lives due to unfortunate situations but regardless of all the many unfortunate situations that's going on in the world and environment around us you are still alive. 

I give God thanks for your life...and you should too...For everything you have you need to give Him all the thanks!