As an advanced color consultant I have the knowledge and skill to help you:
pick the perfect foundation,
choose the ideal cheek color,
select your favorite eye colors,
and a beautiful lip shade.
Spring into color with #stellarmakeup and lets talk beauty.
Cut false lashes to fit your lid better.
Apply adhesive (glue) and let it sit on lash for about a minute prior to applying to lid.
Put lashes as close to lash line as possible.
Once they are completely dry use lash curler and for a more dramatic look apply mascara.
Pictured: Lashes found on eBay. Brow scissors. Lash curler by Sonia Kashuk at Target. Clear strip lash adhesive by Kiss found at Walgreens. Mascara by Benefit called They’re Real.
B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray absorbs oil, minimizes pores, and reduces redness.
Chill Makeup Setting Spray is a setting spray that works for up to 12 hours keeping makeup from smudging or setting into fine lines.
The perfect recipe for a flawless face.
The beauty blender is a makeup sponge applicator that leaves your makeup undetectable.
POREfessional by Benefit Cosmetics is a balm that minimizes pores and helps makeup stay put.
Kat Von D Lock-It foundation is a high-pigment foundation for FULL and exceptional coverage.
Lastly the NARS Radiant creamy concealer instantly obscures imperfections and hides dark circles.
Meet Jake Bouma! He did a documentary called, “Let’s Do This: Facing Hodgkin Lymphoma” about his journey with cancer.
There were many times in the beginning I wished someone could have recorded my journey. This is not only inspiring but such an amazing way to show the world an inside perspective of this fight.
The “C” Word
There’s no word more dreaded or terrifying especially when it’s related with death, pain, and suffering. Many of us have this concept that cancer is just a game of luck. We are silenced because of the unknowing and fear of being exposed, as if it were contagious.
Those diagnosed thought they were against the odds too. We need to stop treating this as taboo.
Cancer is the biggest enemy to our health. By being informed you may just save yourself.
I got a small freckle shaped dot tattoo on my chest exactly above where the tumor was located. That’s the only one.
Radiation is a repetitive daily procedure of signing in, changing into a gown, and sitting with other women battling the same traitorous disease while waiting for your name to be called.
The room you go to everyday for radiation looks like a scientific experiment or alien abduction. The round part goes around me as I lay on my back, with arms up, holding unto handle bars. This is where you burn the tumors that are trying to escape.
The nurses use the sheet underneath me to strategically position my body in alignment to sharpie marks and stickers previously placed at a consultation. Then they leave the room to start the procedure. I uncomfortably wait for the sound of an old-fashion pencil sharpener, once, twice and then the machine moves to my back for another two rounds.
Then I’m free to release my hands, get down, walk back to the dressing room, stare at my red chest, get dressed, and go home.