Hey ExquiZite Beauties! How you feelin’, how you lookin?🕺🏾
After spending some time at home, I’m feeling satisfied 😊. I’m from Orlando, FL where Disney is it and UCF ain’t (GO BULLS 💚😂).
Anyway, I spent some much needed time with my family, and I’m grateful! I especially enjoyed hanging with my blogger-friend @love_jomy, and doing my mom’s makeup!
Jomy and I go way back, like back to middle school through high school. We knew each other but we never really got a chance to connect until we aligned through our love for makeup years later. With over 15k followers on IG (love_jomy), Jomy inspires other women to be bold and comfortable in your own style. Her sense in fashion, makeup, and decor is funky fresh and I’m here for it. 😍
In her time as a beauty blogger, Jomy has built relationships with major brands like Covergirl and Laura Mercier. As a result, they send her free makeup every week 😱. It’s like Christmas all year long!
A little over two months ago, she reached out to me about some makeup she wanted to give away because she simply couldn’t use it.
I already needed more lip products so this turned out great because most of what I got is lipstick and lipgloss.
Although it does sound pretty cool, I would get overwhelmed with the overflow of stuff. Jomy works a 9-5, just like most of us. Could you imagine packages just piling up at your door almost every day? Yeah, I’d be giving away as much of it as I could too lol. I’m just glad I was on the receiving end this time!
I picked out everything from a crazy-expensive Laura Mercier Foundation primer to a whole lot of drugstore and high-end lipstick products! My face says everything; Mama’s excited to play in it all!
I was so motivated that I did my mom’s makeup the next day, and she loved it. Using one of the Covergirl Matte Foundations (D10), and L’Oreal Infallible lipsticks I picked out to create the look seen below.
My mom liked her face so much that she kept the foundation I used on her lol. I’m glad I was able to do that for her because she’s given up her life for me since the day I was born. My ability to make her feel extra beautiful using makeup is a gift I will always cherish!
Not to mention, mama ExquiZite SERVES looks, okay 😍. Please get yo life with this “Carribbean Christmas Slay”. She is not playin!
As Christmas gets closer, I encourage you to get into the spirit of giving, not just materialistic things, but also giving your energy to someone who needs it. Haven’t gone home in a while? Maybe this year you could try. Haven’t spoken to a friend or family member, and you don’t even know why? Maybe you could just bite the bullet and call them to show them you still care?
What if the people you love were to leave this earth without warning? I’ve never experienced this first-hand but 3 years ago my boyfriend did, and I could tell there’s a part of him that also left along with his mother. God rest her beautiful soul.
So all this to say...feel your best this holiday by spreading positive energy and special moments you will always cherish. Even if it has nothing to do with makeup. You can be your best self by spreading love.
Disclaimer: materialistic items are not discouraged because I definitely appreciate free makeup 👀😬.