Makeup Certification

Yesterday, on my mother’s birthday, instead of crying like I normally do since she passed, I got my makeup certification…

Then I had dinner and drinks with my final model/friend…

Then I came home to hugs and kisses from my boys and the sweetest, most excited dog on the planet (as always)…

Yesterday, instead of dwelling on how much I miss her, I beamed with the thought that I think she would be so incredibly proud of how far I’ve come. Despite everything that’s been thrown my way, I’ve made another step towards my dreams in my future career.

No, yesterday I didn’t cry. Not this time.

Instead I gave my thanks to the woman who shaped me into the woman I am today. To the woman who was not just my mother, but also my best friend. To the woman who I’m sure is smiling from the heavens:

Happy Birthday, Bmoommy. This one’s for you…❤

This is just one step towards the end goal! 👏💋


BITE Beauty x Influenster VoxBox

I was fortunate enough to get yet another Influenster VoxBox for free! Imagine this makeup junkie’s happiness when I saw that it was the Lip Pencil VoxBox! You guys, I freaked out. LOL

Thank you, Influenster and Bite Beauty!

Included in this VoxBox were two mini Bite lipsticks in Whiskey (rich brown) and Honeycomb (warm nude), along with full sized versions of two of their new lip pencils to pair with their lipsticks (020 for Honeycomb and 044 for Whiskey).

Honeycomb and 020 are not the perfect match for each other nor for me personally, even after trying to go over 020 with Honey. However, Whiskey and 044 are absolutely identical. Neither color is the most flattering on me, but Whiskey is better than Honeycomb. These colors would be gorgeous on deeper, warmer skin tones–especially Whiskey!

As always, Bite has amazing lipsticks, and their lipliners have also lived up to their high standards. They’re extremely pigmented, creamy, and easy to use. I’m a lipliner snob, and I would have no hesitation in recommending these products. My only issue again, would be to note that these colors, for us cool toned guys and gals, are not flattering.

These work great on their own, as they do not break or crumble. Perfect as a liner or a base to get your color to last even longer.

Did you get this VoxBox? If so, let me know what you think! 💋

These products were sent to me for free from Influenster. All reviews, opinions, and suggestions are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of the companies mentioned. Thank you for reading! #TheLipPencil #contest @Influenster @BiteBeauty