Saturday, April 10, 2010

Featured Guest on the De-Clutter Yourself Episode!

So, last weekend, I think Saturday it was, I happened to check my email and was pleasantly surprised and flattered by one of the messages I found. Lady Erin of Bag Ladies Radio wrote asking if I would be interested in being the featured guest on her internet radio show. What an unexpected honor! Of course, I hopped to it to write back yes indeed, I'd love to!

The concept of the radio show itself is great - a reality radio show with real woman having real talk. They cover all types of issues and always promise to keep it entertaining as well. While I listened in waiting for my segment to start, I got a chance to hear the station for the first time and I have to say, they live up to what they say! They were entertaining, fun, and just "real"!

I was really excited about the episode they wanted me to join in on, De-Clutter Yourself. Lady Erin had happened upon one of my articles on (Remember, I'm the Wellness Editor there.) and thought I'd be a perfect addition to the show. This particular article was about not forgetting to include rejuvenating your mind, body, and spirit in your spring cleaning plans. Well, this was one of those articles near and dear to my heart because, with my constant to-do list, I wrote this article for myself as much as I did for my readers:).

I had a blast talking with Lady Erin and listening in on the show and I definitely am looking forward to joining them again. I'm going to be listening in as much as I can now too.

When you have a chance, take a listen to the interview yourself!...I gave some great suggestions of things you can do this spring....De-Clutter Yourself (note: my segment is toward the end).

Hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Suncear and Creme Magazine have Reinspired me!

Hey everyone!

Well, there's been a little bit of silence on my blog these past few months, but not because I haven't been working my mind to near exhaustion getting a LOT done :). These past two months have seen me apply to graduate school (for my ph.D.! *aghast!*), apply for a sweet scholarship that would make the life of a grad student tre' easy, and study for and ace (yes, I'm proud of my score:)) the GRE! So see, I've been busy!

BUT now I'm back:). AND I'm reinvigorated and reinspired! Let me tell you why...last week or so I was lucky enough to be contacted by Suncear, the Wellness contributor of Creme Magazine She was excited to have found Etniq and wanted to include me in an upcoming feature. She was mostly jazzed about it being an all-natural vegan cosmetics line with colors that cater to women of color. (I do make foundations for all women however I make sure women of color have a plethora of choices from Etniq as well.)

Suncear asked some excellent questions! Over the course of the interview, I got to talk all about my philosophy of how skincare is a way to reach people and encourage them to make holistic lifestyle changes. I talked about how my drive to create Etniq in fact has everything to do with providing people alternatives to what's currently harming them day in and day out (the makeup we wear that suffocates our skin for instance!!). I got all revved up and re-inspired to make a difference as we both found that we had similar thoughts and goals.

So! What does this mean for Etniq and you? It means, I'm recommitting myself to be a source of holistic living education as well. And I promise, I'll keep it focused (mostly;)) on your beautiful face!

As soon as the article posts, I'll post the link here! Ta Ta!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Etniq Application Instructions

So how do you use Etniq anyway?

Many of you have heard or read me talking about all the cool ways you can use Etniq Minerals right? Buuuut, you're still wondering about all that. How exactly do you do all these cool things? And what are all these cool things anyway? Well lucky for us all, I put together a little list. Tutorial videos coming soon!
Using Etniq

As a/an:


Using your favorite eyeshadow brush, apply your minerals across the base of your lid, underneath your brow bone, and even tracing your lower lid. Experiment and play! For a bolder look, dip your brush into a bit of water beforehand, blot some of the water off and then dip it into your pot. The minerals will adhere to the water and create a brighter version of your minerals on your lids. Have fun!


You'll need a stiff edge, eyeliner brush. You can apply dry for a smokey line look or apply with a little bit of water (using the same technique from above) and apply a solid dark line.


This application is really simple as well. All you'll need is a clear lipgloss or a vitamin E clear lipstick. Dip the lipstick wand into the pot and then apply it evenly to your lips - super simple. For lipstick, you can do the same thing. In both cases, you can also mix the gloss or the vitamin E stick with the mineral powder on the side of your hand and then apply with a lip brush. It's really up to you. Explore which way gives you the application style you like best!

Nail Polish

Nail polish is probably the easiest of them all. With a clear nail polish, dip the brush into the minerals and brush onto your nails just like you would any other nail polish. The color will spread and adhere just like nail polish. Apply a second coat for a deep look or stick with one coat for a glossy effect.

Any questions? Don't hesitate to email me for an answer!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

New Fall Colors!

Wanted to make sure I go pictures of my two new fall colors up! Introducing Pumpkin Spice and Cranberry!

Pumpkin Spice
is one of the very versatile shadow shimmers than can be used for blush, liner, lipstick or gloss, and even nail polish! Yes, tutorials are on the way;).

I created Cranberry mainly as a blush but it makes a great shadow, liner, lipstick, lip gloss, and nail polish as well.

That's one of the many things I love about minerals - how many uses you can get out of them!

Again, Tutorials and buy links to come soon!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Breathing New Life!

Well wow, it's been a minute right?! Yes yes, I have been a very bad blogger. Basically what happened is what happens to us all - life, lol. But now is the time to breathe new life into this blog! There have been a lot of fun, exciting things going on with Etniq!

So let's get two quick updates out of the way!

1. I've relocated to Little Rock, AR and so Etniq's home base has moved with me:). That means Little Rock again has it's very own mineral makeup line, woohoo!

2. I've partnered up with a wonderful woman at the coolest little store here in Little Rock as the flagship store for Etniq. The name is The Green Corner Store and Shelley Green is the fab owner. Any day of the week (except Sunday) you can stop by and get to play with makeup:).

What's Next?

1. Sync Weekly
, the local cool indy newspaper is going to be interviewing me soon! When the interview is available, trust me, you'll know:).

2. I've got new fall colors to debut! Pics, tips, and fun ideas coming soon!'s nice to be back;).

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Another Everyday Makeover

Hello everyone! I wanted to post another makeover with Etniq. Again, I promise to remember to take before pictures in the future:). Here we used Coral Cool on the eyelids and as the lip gloss. It gave her lips such a great color! Her eyes are lined with Smoked Coals and on her cheeks is again Coral Cool! See how versatile this color is!

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Friday, March 7, 2008

A Bride and A Mother of the Bride

Greetings everyone! It's getting into wedding season and I wanted to show you all some of the work I've done with two recent clients. This was a mother and daughter. I've got to do better with remembering to take before shots as well, lol.

And yes, all the makeup used is Etniq;-). Aren't they gorgeous!