Sunday Sparkle

Yay! We just wrapped our very first Master Your Own Beauty workshop over at The Healing House!

With my partner in kikay, pro makeup Bambie Carlos. Doesn't she look like a Japanese princess? Her skin's so perfect!

With my partner in kikay, pro makeup artist Bambie. Doesn’t she look like a Japanese princess? Her skin’s so perfect!

The attendees in this workshop quickly made their way into my heart (they’re also little more private than usual, so I can’t really post too many photos—sorry, guys!). It was such a fun day and I have to admire them all for their strength. It takes a lot of vulnerability to show up to a makeup class and have someone help you navigate through some of your insecurities. That’s why I’m super happy I got to do this class with Bambie—we like to handle everyone we meet with a little sparkle + a lot of TLC :)


With one of our participants! Loved showing these girls how to let their inner beauty shine on the outside. It’s my favorite part about my job!

I gotta say though, I learned a lot of from our students, too. In one of the exercises, we asked the girls to take a look at the mirror and pick out their favorite feature. One of the participants brought her 7-year-old daughter, Luccia, and I had a very interesting conversation with her. Here’s what happened:

Me: What about you, Luccia? What’s your favorite thing about your face?

Luccia: Everything!

Ugh, my heart just melted! This precious little girl was right and she just taught me a h-u-g-e lesson. You’re not supposed to just pick and love the best parts of your face (or your own self, for that matter). You love everything—the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the seemingly ugly.

I totally get it now…and to whoever’s out there reading this, I hope you get it, too. You are beautiful because of everything you are and everything you’ve been through—it’s never, ever in spite of anything else. ♥

  • Thanks, Rich!! Really loved having you both there <3