LuXe Jewelry

So I promised that I would tell you guys when the website for the fabulous LuXe Lifestyle Jewelry line’s website would be active. And it is! From the board room to the runway, there are ALL types of pieces to purchase. And the cool part is, the prices are WAAAAAY down! Right now there is a HUGE SALE for ALL of the LuXe Exclusive pieces, and these pieces are HOT! And did I mention that shipping is FREE in the USA?! Yes! FREE!!! So go to www.luxejewelry.net and get to shopping! 🙂 *Tell them Kimberly Renay sent you!*

Oh yeah, when you get your order, make sure you post a picture of you in your pieces. LuXe offers a give-a-way of $50 to a lucky winner!!! Good luck!! 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving!,Merry Christmas!,Happy New Year!,Happy Easter!……

……TO EVERYONE!!!!

I missed wishing you all the well wishes of the past few months, but you know what? I’m back! I’m back with a few little tricks in my pocket. Same message but coming back STRONG. Back with some folks who have been embracing a whole lot of the “get-up-and-go” mentality and are KILLING it these days! What am I talking about? Well for those of you who didn’t follow me before, let me bring you up to speed.

I am a STRONG believer in making life happen for YOU with the tools that God has given you. Using ALL that you got to get to where you going. It’s like being in a race. You are at the starting blocks. You hear that gun go off.  And you take off. You take off with all your might, using every fiber in you, with only the finish line in your view. Not the person to your right, and not the person to your left. But the goal of the finish line in your view.

That is what we are about here. Using your God given talent’s, abilities, skills, characteristics, and whatever it may be to bring joy to someone else’s life.

I’m telling you people. I have some people who have been investing time into their talents. People who have held on despite some setbacks. And they are bringing it!Bringing it with a purpose!

I can hear some of ya’ll saying, “well what do I want to know about someone else’s success for? That is just shoving it in my face.” Well actually no it is not. It’s proving that if you take what you have, and put it in action towards your goals, God will take care of the rest. The purpose of this is to give you inspiration to move forward with those dreams and hopes that you have been putting up on the shelf. And we are all here to help you move towards that mark.

I will be sharing some helpful tips about getting started from right where you are. No matter what your goals are. No matter your income. And no matter the resources that you have. We are going to make it happen for you! 🙂

SOOOO, this week we are starting off with a BIG BANG and I hope that you would join me in sharing the good news of what God has done in some of our lives.

Chow!

Kimberly Renay

*Hello people!*

*Been working on my hobby...not eating...but taking pics!LOL*

*My place of solitude. Edited pic of Piedmont Park*

Calling all ladies!!!…Join the I AM BEAUTIFUL CAMPAIGN!

I am sooooooo feeling this campaign, so much so that I had to blast it on my blog! The ladies at Hermosa Cosmetics, *remember Yolanda who beats up the faces in the previous post? Yeah her company!* are hosting a ‘I AM BEAUTIFUL’ campaign which will spotlight women, EVERYDAY women, who capture beauty beyond what mainstream media defines. I had a chance to catch up to the busy bee Yolanda again to explain a bit more about the campaign:

We at Hermosa Cosmetics think that beauty comes from within. Our slogan is to “Unleash the Beauty Within.” It is self-explanatory. Beauty does not have to be seen as perfection. Beauty genuinely is the smile that shows up on your face. We are looking for women who can display the true meaning of beautiful. In a 120 or less word essay, describe what makes you or the woman you are submitting beautiful. This is not the most prettiest contest. This is the most beautiful contest. It could be a person who gives outstanding community service or a woman who passes you ever day and gives you an encouraging word. We are looking for everyday women who have over come adversity and are simply beautiful from the inside out. Submit all entries to hermosamakeup@gmail.com. With this submission include the Name, D.O.B, Address, and Job Title if applicable. We will have a casting call for all ladies who have sent in an essay (at a specific hotel TBA). If you did not send in an essay you will be denied entry into the casting.

Hermosa will be choosing 10 ladies to be the I AM BEAUTIFUL face of HERMOSA COSMETICS. Each woman will have a high fashion photo shoot, full makeovers including hair, makeup and wardrobe from exclusive stores and boutiques. All contestants will participate in the I AM BEAUTIFUL pageant. This is a fun filled event that will have prizes and gifts for 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners. 15% of the proceeds from the pageant will go to a charity of choice that helps support women and children. I hope that you will take the time to find the beauty within and give yourself or someone you know the treat of being pampered and feeling wonderful!

Deadline for all entries is 1/15/2011! *i.e. MORE than enough time to submit!*

I am so on board with this…why? Because it is a postive initiative to engage the community in viewing women simply as who we are, NOT what we SHOULD be, according to the media’s standards. It is exciting, new, fresh, and wonderful to be apart of making this event happen! I will be entering a few of my friends who deserve a day of papmering, just because they are beautiful! I hope that you ALL jump on board with making this pagent and day of papmering happen for women we all love! *HINT HINT: this would be a GREAT way to honor a woman you love for mother’s day or just to find a way to express your love* GET TO WRITING IN PEOPLE!!! 🙂

Hermosa Cosmetics

It’s TALENT TUESDAY and boy do I have a treat for you guys ta-day! *smiles* This is like one of the ‘hottest’…yes I said HOTTEST make-up artist in Atlanta. She is like the person you go see when you get a pimple the night before a big event *i.e date, prom, interview, etc* and you need some SERIOUS cover-up magic! Yes….she is just that good. Yolanda Parrish owner and MASTERMIND behind the divalicious creations of Hermosa Cosmetics has been ‘beating faces’ *her signature term for applying make-up for you slow pokes* as long as she can remember. It is a true testimony of living up to taking a leap of faith to USE her talents to bless other women and men. Take a look at what we chatted up about recently:

Kimberly Renay: What makes you happy?

Hermosa Cosmetics: What truly makes me happy is my family. If they are well and happy I’m all good. The minute something goes wrong with a niece or a nephew my world is turned up side down. My mom also makes me very happy. She is always there! (even when you don’t want them to be…)

*Loves, Loves, LOVE the eyes!*

Kimberly Renay: Awww that is sweet! I love my peeps too…crazy bunch of folks…*laughs*. So when did you realize that you were blessed with being an artist and when did you decide to embrace it?

Hermosa Cosmetics: I was actually home and out of school for the summer. I went on a job interview at Belk’s Department store. I was interviewing for a woman’s shoe sales position. While I was in the waiting area, a woman came up to me and said, “Who are you?” I told her who I was and why I was there. She looked at me and said, “ You want to work in woman’s shoes?” She had this perplexed look on her face! She made me doubt the shoe sales position that is certain! I was like, “Uhmmmm… no…” She asked me who did my makeup because my skin and makeup was absolutely gorgeous. I told her that I did my makeup and my mom blessed me with great skin! *winks* She looked at me told me to get up and go with her. I was no longer working for woman’s shoes, I was going to work at Estee Lauder. At that moment I wasn’t too sure about the business and how I was going to do. I was surrounded by old ladies with tons of makeup on their faces. But I soon realized that I was good at it. I sold a lot of products and I made women feel good. I embraced it and never looked back!

A model capturing Yolanda’s flawless work!

Kimberly Renay: WOW…that is a story to tell because that sounds like a straight intervention from God! Have you ever wished that you were not blessed with such a great talent?

Hermosa Cosmetics: No way! This is a gift God has given me. I would never want Him to take away MY gift. People think this is an easy job, but it’s not. Long days on your feet, counseling women who have facial scars, some have lost their brows from cancer treatments. I ask God every day to allow me to see the beauty in that person’s face I am touching. It is truly a gift.

Divalicousness right there! *smiles*

Kimberly Renay: That is awesome because some people are just not thoughtful of how their job can really impact another individual, just thinking about being a blessing gives me chills, what types of industries do you do work with?

Hermosa Cosmetics: I am in the cosmetics industry but I also do photo shoots, videos, and runway models. But my greatest clients are my brides! I am in the industry of making brides look GORGEOUS!

Yolanda getting a beautiful bride ready for her big day!
*Yolanda enhanced her beauty! JUST GORGEOUS!*

Kimberly Renay: Your job sounds rather exciting and I can tell that you thoroughly enjoy it! Let’s see, if you had to pick one celebrity to be a make-up artist to, who would it be? And why?

Hermosa Cosmetics: I want to touch Oprah Winfrey’s face so bad! I just want to try something new on her. She is a beautiful black woman and she can change up her look a little bit more for me! I would love to do her hair too!

Oh please don’t get it twisted,she rolls with the best!

Kimberly Renay: I agree…she needs a little bit of your color works…*lol*…Would you trade your talent for anything? If so, what would it be?

Hermosa Cosmetics: I always wanted to be an actress. Believe it or not a lot of people say I am hilarious! I would love to be a comedic actress! If I could only just remember my lines! *HA* Other than that, nope! I will stick to what I am good at!

*All Skin types people!*

Kimberly Renay: That would be a funny and beautiful movie all at the same time! *HA* What has been your greatest moment so far?

Hermosa Cosmetics: My greatest moment would have to be when I left my ‘9-5’ job and decided to do this thing on my own. I decided to leave a corporation and do business for myself. When I got my business license, that was by far the best day of my career. It was a small step, but it was the step that made the difference.

Smashing the scene while at work, Yolanda Parrish!

Kimberly Renay: Taking that step is fun and scary at the same time, and you did it and are loving it! How can my faithful readers get in touch with you to be beautified? *laughs*

Hermosa Cosmetics: You can always find me on Facebook under Yolanda Parrish. Twitter: @eyecandi_82 and my blog!!! It’s crazy! I have up all kinds of stuff! From photo shoots to the Do’s and the Don’ts of makeup!! I love my blog! Check it out www.hermosacosmetics.blogspot.com My website in under construction at the moment but when it’s finished you will be amazed! Also e-mail me at hermosamakeup@gmail.com.

I had a great time finding this talent. And ALL of what I have talked about in my previous post, of leaping out on faith and taking the step to create your OWN brand despite the fears of being unsuccessful, especially when you know you have the gift and brains to do it, she has done it! THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!! MAN! I just love it! Embrace it, use it, and impact others with it….it’s what we are here for. For Talent Tuesday’s another creation that the Creator has created and His creations NEVER cease to amaze me. Simply wonderful…Who’s next?