10 Reasons Why You Need To Attend The Makeup Show Chicago

 

 

#SummertimeChi is full of events and festivals every weekend. There’s so many to choose from and it can be hard to decide which one you need to attend. There’s food, beauty, art and empowerment just to name a few. And if you’re like me you want to attend every single one but we all know that’s not possible.

This weekend is no different. There are so many choices and so much to do but there’s one event that I recommend over any other, The Makeup Show Chicago! And just in case you’re wondering why, I’ve got 10 reasons!

 

  1. Makeup, Makeup, Makeup – Top brands will be there to showcase their products and some will debut new products. This will give you the advantage of purchasing the new, new before they hit the stores. Can you say exclusive?

*Check out these new beauties coming to The Makeup Show

  • Smashbox will unveil Photo Finish Primer Stick
  • Danessa Myricks Beauty will reveal Vision Cream Cover

  • Kenia Ontiveros Beautyis launching their Sculpture kit

  • MUSE Beauty Pro will premier KETT METAL TRIO in Rose Gold, Bronze & Gold Rush available

  • Senna Cosmetics introduces Lip Luster Sheer Hydrating Colorfrom Senna Cosmetics

  1. Meet the Experts – Companies send their top beauty experts to participate in the Makeup Show. This gives you a chance to mix and mingle with the best of the best. Get your game face on!
  2. Network, Network and Network – You get an opportunity to meet and network with some of Chicago’s finest. You may meet a new friend, mentor or mentee. Make a Beauty Connection!
  3. Educate Your Mind – There will be classes, workshops and seminars on my! Learn from some of the most sought after makeup artist and movers and shakers in the industry. Enhance your beauty knowledge!

* Check out a list of workshops here Makeup Show Workshops

  1. Become a Pro – Get a TPG (The Powder Group) membership to stay in the know in the world of beauty and receive great discounts on products too. #MembershipHasItsPrivileges
  2. Shop Til You Drop – There’s so many products and so little time. You only have two days to shop over 75 brands. On your mark get ready get set and go!
  3. It’s a Big Beauty Paly Date – If you love makeup then you will love The Makeup Show. The show becomes your muse for inspiration with new looks and beauty styles. Become an innovator and industry leader!
  4. Check Out the Newness – There will be several new brands in attendance this year. They will be launching their products exclusively at The Makeup Show Chicago. Get ahead of the game!

*Here’s some brands that are making they’re Makeup Show beauty debut

  • Bioderma
  • Chicago Costume
  • Dr. Brandt Skincare
  • Georgette Klinger
  • Henry Charles
  • Kenia Ontiveros Beauty
  • LimeLight by Alcone
  • Note Cosmetics
  • Nuestro Secreto USA
  • Smith Cosmetics
  • Sonia Roselli Beauty
  • Stush Extensions
  • Tress Mink Lashes
  1. Here Comes The Bride – For the first time ever, The Makeup Show is hosting a charity bridal fashion show titled, “An Uncommon Bride” on June 17th from 6-7 PM. This show will raise money for the local charity Deborah’s Place. It’s the city’s largest provider of supportive housing for single women experiencing homelessness. Beauty For A Purpose!
  2. Be Open and Have Fun – The Makeup Show is full of endless possibilities! There is an opportunity to meet the elite in the industry and learn how to elevate your style. Improve Your Tips, Tricks and Techniques!

As you can see, this is the event for all makeup lovers, makeup pros, makeup junkies and makeup nerds. You do not want to miss the show! The kickoff starts with the Bridal Fashion Show on June 17th from 6-7 PM. The Makeup Show will be held at the Revel Fulton Market 1215 W Fulton Market. It starts on Sunday, June 18th from 9-5 PM and concludes on Monday June 19th from 9-5 PM. See you there beauties! MUAH

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Be Intentional With Your Time

Beauty is respecting the value of time & being intentional on how you use it!

Time is the one thing in life that you can never get back. You can’t hit the rewind button to change the things you don’t like.

Be intentional on how you use your time and who you use it on; make sure they and it are worth it.

Today is day 2 of the new year. Are you using your time wisely or are you letting time pass you by? Don’t waste your time or energy on people, places and things that don’t serve you well. Respect the value of your time and be intentional on how you use it!

#ImBeautyInspired to #SpeakBeautiful

#Transition into greatness

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Be Unafraid And Embrace The Unknown

Beauty is being unafraid & embracing the unknown!

It is easy to be afraid of the unknown, but the beauty in life is that you can let go and not allow those things to hold you back. You can live a carefree life but you have to be open and unafraid to try new things. Being unafraid means to believe in the unknown and have faith that things will happen in due time.

There’s no playbook for life, you write the rules as you go. Most people have a fear of the unknown because they want to plan every single detail or they seek perfection. There is no such thing as perfection, you have to embrace the unknown and accept the choices you make in life.

My motto is to learn, live, love and laugh daily; don’t worry about what may happen because tomorrow may never come, live for today!

Today, I will not be afraid and embrace the beauty of the unknown. I will accept my choices in life, learn from my mistakes and learn how to be perfectly imperfect!  I will trust my instinct and try new things. I will not let the past hold me back and I will look forward to a brighter future. I will have faith as well as trust and believe in the beauty of the unknown. I will live a carefree life! I will be open to trying new things and not be afraid of the unknown. What about you? How will you embrace the beauty of the unknown and not be afraid?

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The Beauty Of My Fears And Success

Beauty is moving past your deepest fear & getting out of your own way!

My biggest fear was failure and my deepest fear was success. I used to be afraid that people wouldn’t understand my work. I used to believe that my writing wasn’t good enough. As Erykah Badu so eloquently stated, “I’m an artist and I’m sensitive about my sh!t!”

I was shy, I never thought it was good enough and I was my worst critic. After investing in a great business coach (thank you Donna). I soon realized that it didn’t matter if anyone accepted my work or writing; it only had to be good enough for me! If I accepted it and believed in it then others will see the confidence in me and accept it too.

On the flip side, I was scared of being successful and sometimes I still feel that way. I guess if I feel like if I get too successful I may lose my passion and understanding of what got me there in the first place. I don’t want to change who I am.

But I have come to realize that change is good because it helps you grow. And if I get out of my own way I can set the tone for my success and at the pace that I want.

Next week starts a new year but I’m not waiting until then. I am getting out and staying out of my own way today! I will learn, I will grow and I will have success in every area of my life. I will not look back and I will move forward! I will do what I feel and live without regrets. And I will no longer let my fears control my destiny because I am destined for greatness!

What are your greatest fears? What’s getting in the way of your success? What will you change and how will you grow?

 

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The Beauty And The Mazda 6 Beast

Have you ever rented a car and fallen in love with it? Have you ever taken a car on test drive and didn’t want to give it back? Well join my club #TeamMazda6 because that’s exactly what happened to me when I borrowed the Mazda 6 for a week from Drive Shop USA.

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My good friend and fellow blogger boo Toya were invited to our friend’s wedding in Detroit. We were super excited and ready to take the city by storm. But somehow life got in the way and we were only able to make a day trip instead of a full on girls weekend.

Anywho, our day started at dark thirty on Sunday morning. We loaded the car with our clothes for the wedding and headed out for a 4 hour drive.

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Who knew the trunk was big enough to fit all our girly stuff and then some inside? The ride was smoother than I expected and the gas mileage was pretty good too. Although the drive was 4 hours, the time seemed to fly by listening to all the music stations on the XM Radio. We sang, we laughed and we drove.

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As we entered the mid point in Indiana, we realized the time difference that we forgot about. OMG…we both yelled, “we’re going to be late.”

Late was not an option because we still had to get dressed and freshen up. To avoid being tardy for the party, I may or may not have given a gas pedal a little extra tap of the toe.

I wasn’t worried because the Mazda 6 has some great safety features. If you veer off to the side, the car makes a slight buzzing noise to alarm you. And the driver can see the speed limit and if they’re inside the lane with a special dashboard screen. Plus you can see cars as they pass you by in the side-view mirror to avoid that dreaded blind spot. But wait…there’s more. There’s a backup camera, hands free Bluetooth setup and driver controls on the steering wheel to avoid any unwanted distractions.

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Although the speedometer read extra fast the drive was still super smooth. We arrived just in time to get dressed but not at the facility. We had to improvise because the wedding was outdoors at a harbor. So we did the next best thing and got dressed in the back seat.

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Yaass…the Mazda 6 has a back seat area that’s big enough to change clothes in case of an emergency. And yes, this was truly an emergency.

To my surprise we made it in the nick of time. We got seated 5 minutes before the wedding started.

The wedding was beautiful and the reception was so much fun. I’m so glad we arrived on time with a few minutes to spare.

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I’m so glad we had the opportunity to experience the Mazda 6. It was so much more than I expected and I was sad to give it back. One can only hope to have a car that’s smooth, sleek and sexy on the next girl’s trip!

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Thank you to Mazda and Drive Shop USA. The road trip to Detroit was amazing to say the least! This beauty loved driving the Mazda 6…it’s a beast!

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5 Steps To Forgiveness

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One of the hardest things is life is to forgive someone who has wronged you. An even bigger issue is forgiving yourself of past mistakes.

A lot of people hold grudges or have a hard time releasing guilt. Sometimes it’s hard to move on when you’re mad. I get it. I’ve been there and I’ve done that. But, I’m here to tell you that grudges and guilt kept me stagnate. I was held captive in my own emotions.

Releasing the pain was not easy. I had to accept an apology from someone who hurt me. I also had to realize the more I held on to my guilt for hurting someone or myself did me more harm than good.

How did I forgive? How did I move on? Here are a few steps I took to forgive.

1. Don’t Take It Personal: When someone hurts you, it’s not always his or her intent to do so. A lot of times it’s not about you. It’s about their issues, situations or circumstances.

2. Communicate: A lot of problems in the world would be solved if we were just honest and talked them through.

Sometimes people don’t know they hurt you because that was not their intent. So if your feelings are hurt, say so.

3. Be Honest: Be truthful with yourself with the guilt you are feeling and let it go. Be truthful with others and communicate how you feel.

4. Forgive: Don’t just say I forgive you and hold a grudge. Forgive and move on. What good does it serve you to be upset? It doesn’t; it just ruins your mood when you stay mad at someone. Let it go!

5. Forget: This is the hardest but if you can’t forget, you can’t properly forgive. You’ll always be stuck in that memory and that moment until you actually move on.

I get it! Forgiveness is not easy. But, when you forgive you set yourself free. You’re free from the anger, guilt, sadness, pain and hurt. Beauty is forgiveness; let go and be free!

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Be The Best Version Of You

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Beauty is being the best version of yourself every single day! ‪#‎ImBeautyInspired‬

While every day may not go as planned, I know I started the day giving it my all! I’m dedicated to being the best version of myself every single day no matter what!

I’m committed to the following:

I will create new ideas. I will love myself unconditionally. I will inspire others with my words and actions. I will accomplish my goals. I will overcome my fears and I will live my life for me!

What about you? Are you committed to being the best version of yourself every single day? ‪#‎affirmation‬ ‪#‎beauty‬ ‪#‎speakbeautiful‬

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Opportunity Is Knocking

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I’ve learned not to wait for opportunity. In the world of today, you have to sometimes make an opportunity for yourself then take it to the next level. Gone is the era of opportunity knocking; that’s a rare occasion.

Today we must take chances, risk and step out on faith. Life is not meant to wait for something great to happen. Sometimes greatness comes because you made it happen. You decided you wanted more and you made the move to go forward.

Well congratulations…you took the first step. Now move forward and take your opportunity to the next level. Explore your options; expand your reach and open doors not just for you but for others too! The benefit and reward will be worth it ten times over if you make it happen instead of waiting.

My mom has always told me, “Where there’s a will there’s a way! The question is: do you have the will?”

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The Beauty of a Good Deal With Groupon Coupon

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This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good deal. I love a good discount especially on health and beauty products. Just in case you didn’t know, I have a crush on makeup, an affection for skincare and a love affair for saving money on my favorite products! I’m addicted. So when I came across Groupon Coupons, I was giddy like a teenage girl who’s secret crush just asked her out.

Now that I’ve discovered the Groupon Coupon goldmine, I had to share it with my Beauty Scholars! Not only can you get coupons on health beauty but you can also get deals on travel, electronics, home and groceries too.

Groupon Coupons is OMGenius! I can also get coupons based on where I live and takeout too! I don’t know about you but I’m signed up. And just in case you’re wondering, it’s free! You can sign up today and get your couponing on.

Here are a few of my favorite deals:

  • Bath and Body Works has 50% off retired fragrances and you can get an extra 20% off coupon
  • Ulta 50% off Living Proof Blowout
  • Victoria’s Secret has several coupons
  • Vegas.com has so many to choose from

So what are you waiting for? Head over to Groupon Coupons now find your favorite brands and deals. Happy Saving!

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A Mother’s Love

#ImBeautyInspired Mother's DayHappy Mother’s Day to all the mothers!

The most important job in the world is the love and care from a mother. She loves unconditionally, she gives with all her heart, she picks you up when you fall, she’s there when you need her and she’s there when you don’t. She covers you in prayer and only wants the best for you. She’s your biggest cheerleader and she tries to give you the world! She wipes your tears away and suddenly you know that everything is going to be okay. She makes you laugh. She makes you cry but her love for you will never ever die. She is my mother. She is your mother. And she is you! Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful moms around the world and back! ‪#‎ImBeautyInspired‬ by your love, strength and courage! 😘 Mommy, I love you to the moon and back…you are my heart! 💞💗💖💝

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