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Redefining YOUR Beauty…


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I’m Back and Better!👌🏾

Hey Loves,

This first sentence has been written so many times and backspaced just as many. I mean how do I honestly start off this post considering I haven’t written one in so long! Actually, that is not all the way true. I have been blogging in my mind for the past 8 or so months; those thoughts have just not made their way out of the chambers in my mind. I guess some have broken free now and it feels good to say I’m back and I’m better! What does that even mean, though? Sounded good when Bryson Tiller’s dulcet tones sang it in ‘Don’t’ but in my world, it means more than I may be able to express right now.

I wanted to take a break from social media. I wanted to take some time for myself, to understand some of the things I was going through. I wanted some of my mental to catch up with my physical change. Yes, I intentionally chose the word wanted! I needed to look after my health, which was telling me I was a priority and not an afterthought. I wanted to look in the mirror and not pick myself apart because what I saw did not match up to what was ‘liked’ in the fickle beauty industry.

You see, no matter how confident we appear we all have inner battles that require us to reset our thinking so we can remind ourselves how AWESOME we are! Awesome AF! Rewiring some of my thinking has pushed me. Challenged me. Trained me. Strengthened me. Life has taken a series of interesting turns and I am grateful to God for seeing me through. Learning, evolving and continuing to focus on being the BEST me I can be… NO LIMITS!

So yes, your girl is back and better! Better in part also to many of you and your fantastic messages and love. Big thanks to those of you who got in touch telling me that you missed the blog. Missed me, and my small contribution in the form of this blog that does its own thing. Thank you for encouraging me and for sharing ways I have inspired you. Those that know me, know that I really love this blog and what it represents. The strange goings on from a chick that loves family, friends, Brooklyn, music, makeup Trey Songz and so much more! I have missed you all and pray that you are good and life is all it needs to be for you right now- especially in these trying times!

I’m gonna end by saying THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me in the Best Makeup Artist 💄 category at last year’s AFRO MODEL AWARDS! I don’t think I will ever get over the shock of winning. It was very soon after that night that I took time out. I put shout-outs on Twitter and Facebook but let me holla on here too. I am so grateful and blessed at the recognition and hope it raises your spirits and reminds you that you can do and be anything you want to. No matter your age or the stage you’re at in life! Your journey is in your hands!

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Wishing you all the love in the universe… see you in the next post!

Besos! 💋

TBH! xoxo

p.s. I know for some there are more questions and things you want to know. Not everything is for the blog and what is will be on the blog in due course!


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11 Questions Tag!

Yay! I have been tagged! Almost like ‘Tag, you’re it’! The only difference is that I have to answer a couple of questions and then pass the tag along. Thank you to fellow beauty blogger, the lovely Luchessa, of Beauty Expressions by Luchessa for tagging me. I loved the questions she chose and hope when I tag some of my other bloggers they will enjoy it as much as I have!

Here goes!

11 questions tag

The above image is courtesy of Luchessa’s tag.

These are the breaks- well the rules!

Rule 1: Post the rules
Rule 2: Answer the questions the tagger asked you, then make 11 new ones.
Rule 3: Tag 11 people [ or how many you feel like ] and link them to your post
Rule 4: Let them know you’ve tagged them

1. When you turn off all technology, what do you enjoy doing the most when you’re alone? It would have to be writing. I love to see my thoughts, ideas, emotions etc take on a life of their own on paper. When they are out of my head, they take on a life of their own and start me on a different journey than the one just in my head. 

2. If you had the chance to contribute to a charity of your choice, who would you help? The National Autistic Society. Although I donate it is never enough. My 10 year old Son is Autistic and he has changed my world for the better. I wish that there was more education and awareness about Autistic Spectrum Disorder and how life is for those who are affected by it, including families, friends, teachers, support workers and more. 

3. What’s in your purse (travel bag, beach bag) that you’re embarrassed about? Absolutely nothing! 

4. A show you’ve always wanted to watch, but you never did? Lala’s Full Court Life! I love her style!

(Photo credit: VH1.com google images)

5. What is the best advice that you have been given? To not chase love. If the person truly loves and wants you, they will know how to find you. 
6. A beauty product, that you’re dreaming of, but still haven’t gotten yet? Candy Yum Yum lipstick by MAC | It seems to be permanently sold out!

(Photo credit: haute dare.com -google images)

7. Which blogger or youtube vlogger had the biggest impact on you so far and why? Beautiful Kayekie (blogger). When I first started blogging, she was my first follower. She gave me lots of encouragement and support as a newbie simply by reading and commenting on my posts. Her blogs are always inspiring, fresh and engaging. She is an absolute doll. 

8. What is the worst thing to say on a first date? (personal experience?!) “My ex used to do that! Needless to say comparisions to the ex didn’t lead to a second date! Oops! 

9. A beauty fail: What’s the high-end product that you’re disappointed about? It is more disappointment at many of the high-end brands still not catering to women of colour with foundations. They either have a one colour fits all or no colour at all. It frustrates me to know that there is a large market being overlooked. 

10. What is your personal “fashion no – go”? (a style that came back & you still don’t understand why) Culottes or pants that stop just under the knee. Choose a length- any length, just not that length! I cannot shake my head any more. 

11. What would you say to a newbie in the blogosphere? Any tips? Be yourself! Don’t feel that you have to compete with the number of posts people put out or their content. Blog about what you are passionate about and don’t be discouraged about numbers of followers of likes. Be proud of what you do and that will shine through! Good luck, we can’t wait to hear from you!

There you have it! My 11 questions and responses.

Here are my totally random questions with the bloggers I have tagged immediately below.

  1. How did you get into blogging?
  2. Can you describe your blog in 3 words?
  3. What is your go to make-up look? Please post a picture!
  4. If you were a superhero, what would your name and special power be?
  5. What are you most passionate about?
  6. Did you follow your childhood dream? If not, what led you to where you are today? (please share your childhood dream)
  7. Where do you look for inspiration?
  8. Do you have a guilty pleasure?
  9. What is your favourite book?
  10. Is there a song that you would not admit to owning?
  11. Does your name have a meaning?

I Tag the following:

Mae’s Beauty 

Etta’s Threads

Miss Ayo Dele

Two Lacquered Girls 

Fancieland

PS Love Charlie

Taneja’s Bride

Nicole’s Beauty Blog

Beautiful Kayekie

Kate’s Beauty Blog

Planet Stylisoulstar’s Blog

If I haven’t tagged you please forgive me. Go ahead and do it anyway. I have now tagged you in spirit and would love to see what you come up with!

Besos!

TBH! xoxo

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Write my blog!

Ok, not really, but you can tell me what you want me to blog about! What beauty, skin care, make-up stuff do you want to know? Do you have a make-up look you want me to recreate? Want to know what products to use on your skin type? Want to start a routine for your skin but don’t know where to start? I have loads of new and exciting blogs coming your way but want to get more interactive with you.

I am putting a question and answer blog together with some of the questions I get asked a lot. Do you have a question you want The Beauty Holder to answer? Get at me so I can include it.

Email your questions to: info@thebeautyholder.com

I will answer all questions honestly and provide as much information as possible.

Deadline for question submissions is the 31st May 2012. Questions and answers blog will be out in early June.

You can also remain anonymous should you choose. Get those questions in! I can’t wait to hear from you!

TBH!xoxo