Monday, August 20, 2012
Hey lovebugs! I’m super excited to bring you guys my first feature from The Beauty Bank! I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the latest beauty products, revealing my signature beauty secrets, and helping you ladies shop for the best and most affordable beauty products on the market! I don’t know about you, but this sounds stunningly beautiful to me!
Aida Cosmetics Goes Glam Naturelle!
Let’s face it ladies! Smoky eye makeup is incredibly sexy and is always in style, but I don’t think you’ll look too glamorous wearing it at 8am when the rest of world is just waking up. I mean seriously, who really wants to rock raccoon eyes before 5pm? Not happening in my book ;)
But not to worry because I have good news for you: Yours Truly recently received the perfect beauty gift from Aida Cosmetics – A Natural Eye Shadow Palette! (Can I get a whoop whoop!)
Aida Cosmetics Natural Eye Shadow Palette
Beauty Bits from Aida Cosmetics
Founded in 2008, Aida Cosmetics specializes in fabulous, high-quality makeup products designed for everyday women who want to look and feel glamorous without having to spend a fortune on cosmetics. With Aida Cosmetics you’ll always look and feel beautiful while accomplishing the looks you want to achieve!
Hypoallergenic Fragrance Free
Allergy Tested Non-comedogenic
Manufactured in North America
Très Fabulous Ultra Glam
Formulated for all skin types
Glamour Me Pink and Purple Style!
The Golden Vixen!
Aida Cosmetics Makes You Feel Like a Natural Woman!
Check out pics of Amour Genesis wearing “Stars in Your Eyes” Eyeshadow Palette by Aida Cosmetics!
Find out what Amour Genesis Thinks about Stars in Your Eyes Eyeshadow Palette
One of the things I love most about Aida Cosmetics is that this brand is never afraid to step outside of the box and get creative with beauty and glamour. And what’s even better is that, even when you’re just wearing natural makeup, this brand still has just enough flair and natural edge to give you the perfect look you’re going for, without making you overdo it.
The “Stars in Your Eyes” Eyeshadow Palette is very light, non-greasy, non-sticky or heavy, doesn’t irritate or break out the skin (which is so important for me because I have super sensitive skin), feels natural and is the perfect compliment for your already beautiful, natural facial features.
Aida Makeup Cosmetics brings out your best features to help you not only look, but feel like a Glam Goddess too! Try Aida Makeup Cosmetics “Stars in Your Eyes” Eye Shadow Palette for a glamorous, all-day wear beauty look!
Check out Amour Genesis’ Natural Beauty Tips
Inside Beauty Tips from A.G.
1. Start at the base of your eyelid and apply a darker, but subtle natural eye shadow color
2. Next, slowly work your way up towards your eyebrows by applying a series of natural color hues that are lighter than your base shade.
3. Add hints of colors like nudes, pinks, golds and bronzes to create more natural drama and add a bit more flair to your breathtaking look (Note: Ladies you don’t have to add all of these additional colors. Try one of these colors first and then add more as needed, but never add too much product. Less is always better).
4. Blend all of your pretty shades together to create an even, toned and smooth eye shadow look. (Always remember to thoroughly blend your eyeshadow so your colors maintain a soft balance and naturally compliment each other.)
5. Apply a brown, black or metallic eye liner and mascara or faux lashes to really make your eyes pop and bring a little sexy to your good girl image. (Wink! ;)
Questions or Comments?
Where to find Aida Makeup Cosmetics
Visit www.aidacosmetics.com to purchase Stars in Your Eyes today and to check out other Beautiful Products from this line!
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Beauty Experience
Hello Beautifuls! I recently had the opportunity of being a featured guest on “The P. Withers Experience” on WVON 1690AM for a live discussion on beauty, body image and self-esteem. This was such an exciting show because I was able to talk with not only my fans, but with women around the world about my mission to help them “Love being Beautiful,” while pro-actively helping to improve their self-esteem and confidence.
I must say, it’s always refreshing to help someone, especially when it’s for the betterment of our community and society at large. If I could just help one person a day to feel more confident and accept themselves for who they are, then I know I’ve done my job and pursued the “Amour Genesis” mission.
One of the points that I brought up during the show was the power of “Loving Yourself.” Sure this may sound easy because I believe we all think that we love ourselves already, but the reality is, sometimes we don’t always show it towards ourselves as often as we should. I believe that this is one of the factors that causes many women to lack in their self-esteem, confidence and overall acceptance of who they are, how they look and what they physically represent. But I was always taught that if you don’t love yourself, you can’t expect for anyone else to love you to either. The power of love and acceptance has to start within you first. So the question is: “How do we get to the point of truly loving ourselves and believing that we are beautiful?”
P.Withers actually posed this question herself and when she asked myself and the other women sitting around the discussion table, I immediately thought that it’s just a matter of love and self-empowerment. I’m sure that some of you may think that this is the obvious answer to the issue that many women have encountered, but I do honesty believe that our own self-confidence and the way we feel about ourselves boils down to how much we love ourselves and how much effort we’re willing to put in to remind ourselves of this everyday. Even when we think we’re at our worst, or not looking our best, or not representing the image we hoped to present to the world.
One of biggest influencers and critics is our society. It really bothers me when I see them portray and identify their definitions of “beauty” and “acceptable images” based on their interpretations of how it should be defined. I’ve grown up with a number of different girls of various backgrounds, ethnicities, cultural differences and physical appearances, and despite that we may all look and appear differently to the outside world, we still have one thing in common, and that’s our beauty. I can’t accept the fact that certain women are not defined as “beautiful” and furthermore are not given a fair opportunity to shine and be represented, just because certain individuals or groups don’t identify them as fitting a “cookie-cutter” image, even though many of us don’t fit this anyway. I’ve realized that beauty if merely skin-deep and is far greater than what we have come to know of it today. My mission for the “Amour Genesis” brand is to help all women feel accepted, embraced, empowered, loved and acknowledged despite what any of my counterparts may have to say. I have grown to accept others, both women and men, for the many facets and characteristics they represent and colors that help them shine uniquely within our world. This is my definition of beauty.
Always love being the beautiful you,
Check out the radio clip below to hear the show!
Check out the video to watch some of the highlights from The P. Withers Experience!
Sunday, August 5, 2012
I still can’t believe this, but on Thursday night I had the opportunity of not only watching a live presentation from S Factor’s Fabulous Founder, Sheila Kelley, but I also had a chance to sit down with her one-on-one and talk about the profound wave of femininity and sensuality that she started with her highly talked about S Factor Fitness Classes!
I must say, at first I thought S Factor’s event was going to be similar to all the other overtly sexy fitness fads, but it was honestly nothing like that, and actually quite refreshing seeing the empowering message and mission behind it. For those of you that don’t know, S Factor started because Sheila Kelley wanted to empower women to embrace, find and identify their femininity and sensuality, despite many of society’s messages teaching us to take on more masculine roles and leave our true gender and biological traits behind. This is so amazing because even though our society instills typical values such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” Sheila has successfully transformed our once definition of modern-day femininity to a more sensual, erotic and soulful meaning that she believes every woman embodies.
When chatting with Sheila one-on-one, I felt so connected with her and even inspired by her passion to bring femininity back and help women all over the world to embrace their inner sexy, sensual sides. Check out some of the highlights from our discussion below:
The Modern Wave of Femininity and Sexy
Me: What advice would you give women who are looking to be more empowered and feel more of their inner feminine, sensual side and embrace that, but they’re having a problem with self-esteem or self-confidence or their lacking in those departments. What advice would you give them so they can actually start and explore on that journey like you did?
Sheila Kelley: I think that for me, the number one tool that women need to use that can’t get to an S Factor Studio or can’t get a dvd, is to practice what I call the three C’s: Constantly, Consciously, Cultivating their five feminine geniuses. Their five feminine geniuses are those wonderful gifts that set a woman apart from a man biologically and neurologically, and emotionally, sensually.
And when you live consciously in your body, consciously in your curves, and your breath and your sensuality, you turn your feminine on in a way that society has, or the world has turned it off for one reason or another. But you want to consciously do it. You can’t just go, “I’m gonna think my way into this”. You have to literally sit and rub your hands together. Rub your fingers up and down your arm. Stick a deep, deep inhale of the aroma around you. To live, to embody the moment, to embody your sensuality. I can’t go yea I’m gonna think about it. No you can’t think about it but you can embody it. And you have to practice it Embody the moment, embody your sensuality. And you have to practice it. You have to practice when you walk down the street, just syncing into your curves, syncing into your hips, glazing in your body, lifting your curves. Your breasts should enter the room five minutes before you and your ass needs to leave the room five minutes after you leave it. You need to leave the feminine whiff of you anywhere and everywhere you go.
Me: That’s remarkable. It’s funny because we’ve been trained not to do that, like live a certain way, behave a certain way.
Sheila Kelley: We call it miny-manning.
Sheila Kelley: We miny-man ourselves up.
Me: I actually graduated from Loyola last year and I took a really interesting feminine class. It was about doing your gender and feminine gender, and sexuality in our society and learning how to be feminine and learning how to be masculine. And it’s just really interesting how they train us to be a certain way and act a certain way and expect certain things of us to actually do or make our gender and it doesn’t always fit that category. We’re all different in our own way and there’s no way that you can just say like “you can’t be a certain way” or “embrace who you are”.
Sheila Kelley: It’s just that we live in an overly masculine world. And we’ve therefore cultivated the masculine elements of who we are because that’s what’s valued in the world we live in. So we have to reset our mind or reset the way we do it, the way we live, how we live. It’s about how you live. Do you live mindlessly in the future? Do you live thinking about the past? Or do you live in the feminine in the moment?
Me: It’s funny because they teach us to be submissive towards men and let them control us and dominant us. And I don’t believe in that. I think we’re all equals.
Sheila Kelley: We are equal in our differences. We are uniquely different. And we are of equal value, but we’re not the same, we are of equal value. It’s just that the feminine gifts have been degraded. The entire culture is dying for the feminine to come and assert herself. To bring softness back, to bring sensuality back, to bring emotions back. We’ve been taught to curve everything that’s so beautiful about us and I’m all about breaking that rule and resetting who and what we are.
Me: I like that! And I also wanted to know what can we expect to see from S Factor in the future?
Sheila Kelley: Well we’re going to be doing more umm retreats. We’ll be doing these things called jamborees. Which is going to be similar to what Tony Rogers does, larger groups. He does smaller groups like mine. The retreats we do are small and intimate. We’re going to be doing larger venues and larger groups of women. And there’s new book coming out in the spring and it’s a way in toward a woman’s erotic creature without the movement, and through journaling and emotionality. That’s gonna be amazing. It’s like women all over the world without a studio will be able to define who they in their erotic creative and will be able to find their triad through these excercises and 12-week exercises. So that’s happening. We’re gonna to be expanding the studios. We’re going to be franchising and licensing, and we’re just continuing to grow in this new industry that we launched.
Me: Yes! I like how you’re the first person and the pioneer to actually invent this as well too and then other people just started kind of modeling and doing it afterwards. But I like how you’re not just so much about like just sexy fitness and just eroticism, but more so like actually helping women to see their inner selves and embrace all of that
Sheila Kelley: Well that’s the genesis of my passion is creating a feminine culture, creating a feminine way of life. To be a feminine is equated to the word sexy. And to create a sexy life, to create a feminine life is one of the richest things I’ve ever learned and ever done is because I’m really good at it because I’m feminine but I didn’t know it because I never cultivated my feminine before I found it.
Well Dolls I hope you all enjoyed learning about the S Factor experience and reading the highlights from my interview with the lovely Sheila Kelley. It was so incredible to have an opportunity to chat with her and hear the story that inspired her mission to promote femininity and sensuality. Sheila’s truly a woman that’s not ashamed to embrace her femininity, show her inner eroticism and bring the real definition of sexy back, while still empowering others along the way.
Let’s embrace our femininity, show off our emotions and make sure our asses are the last thing to the leave the room! (It’s always best to make a lasting impression anyway right lol) Ladies enjoy your femininity and love being sexy along the way! The girls over at S Factor are doing it, and it’s definitely working for them.
To learn more about S Factor and the Founder, Sheila Kelley visit:
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Photos Courtesy of: S Factor http://www.sfactor.com/