Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Blushing Ambers new makeover!

We have a new website!
As you know, Blushing Ambers has been working very hard to create content and engaging events for our readers. I feel that this journey has lead me much further than I ever expected to go and is taking me places I never dreamed I'd see. In an effort to share all of those exciting experiences and assist others along the way, I have decided to give Blushing Ambers a makeover. I started by merge my three websites into one. Blushing Ambers now easily makes our programs, services and products accessible on one site. We still have a few tweeks that need to be fixed and transfering old blog posts over will take some time, so please be patient as we are making this transition. You can see our transformation live at www.BlushingAmbers.com.

So, what's new?

We've all been in a place where we've felt stressed and began to let ourselves go in the beauty department. I understand, but some of us are in careers that are less forgiving. I want to help you ladies out! I have expanded my services by creating special offers for women who are serious about bringing their sexy back! I will personally work with you to develop a makeup and skin care regimen that works for you with my new beauty tele-mentorship program. Here's how it works:

Upon joining this program you will receive a custom makeup bag that is filled with all of the tools you will need to start your inner and outer beauty makeover. These items will be used as you follow along with the video demonstrations sent in the email subscription of this program. Each week a new email will be sent with a new lesson and activity.

Each lesson is followed up with a tele-conference where clients can get answers to their follow-up questions related to that week's topic or personal struggles that they would like guidance in overcoming. At times, joining the call will be, featured special guests who have a unique expertise in topics such as image consulting, weight loss/fitness, spirituality, organization, mental health, physical health, fashion and of course beauty! You can find out more about the beauty tele-mentorship programs on our new site under the tab programs.

Upcoming Workshops:
Celebrity Skincare & Makeup
July 8th (4pm - 7pm)

$5 Flat Rate Shipping 
May 21 until June 21, 2012 Customer purchasing Motives by Loren Ridinger® or Motives® for La La will receive $5 Flat Rate Shipping on their order. Shop now!
Remember attention to BEAUTY is attention to HEALTH!

Take Care!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Take My Quiz: The Quickest Way to Flawless Skin

Finding a skincare routine that works for you shouldn't be complicated. Head over to my website and take this free Skin Care Analysis. Answer a few questions and take the guess work out of finding the right products for your skin type. Click here to get answers now!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Brown Beauty Blogger, Makeup Artist Amberly R. Carter to Serve as Judge at 2012 Miss Teen (Chicago)

Blushing Ambers is pleased to announce that it’s Creative Director/Brown Beauty Blogger and Makeup Artist to women of color, Amberly R. Carter has accepted an invitation to serve as a judge for the 2012 Miss Teen (Chicago), a pageant based on inner beauty.
The 2012 Miss Teen pageant does not have a swimwear competition. Contestants are judged on personality rather than looks or talent. Each contestant has a chance to let their personality shine through during their personal  interview with the judges and questions answered as they model casual and formal wear that exudes their personal style.
According to the 2012 Miss Teen website, “Over 95% of contestants participating have never participated in a pageant before.”  Each participant is provided training through classes and rehearsal prior to the event.
Though their are thousands of dollars in prizes and the opportunity to represent one’s city, this is “pageantry with a purpose”, one that brings out the best in each teen.
The intentions of this unique pageant are for the participating ladies to have the ability to gain self-confidence, build their self esteem and make life long friendships with the other contestants who are much like themselves.  It is with great pleasure and humility that Amberly represent Blushing Ambers on the 2012 Miss Teen (Chicago) judging panel, as the mission statement of both companies are jointly aligned with affirming positive messages that cultivate self-worth for women.
The 2012 Miss Teen (Chicago) pageant will take place June 1st and 2nd.
Amberly is makeup artist and beauty blogger for women of color. She shows African American, Latina, Asian, Native American and Pacific Islanders how to care for their skin from the inside out. When her clients use her products and services they experience a lifetime of flawless beauty, feel better on the inside and look better on the outside. Her clients are less stressed and have mental clarity. Amberly’s clients are able to take their careers to the next level and get the most out of life. Her clients walk away with a personal care plan of action and value themselves more. They understand that attention to beauty is attention to health.
If you are interested in subscribing to the Blushing Ambers Newsletter visit the following url: http://eepurl.com/lBP25
Members of the press and others who have additional questions about the content of this specific press release are encouraged to contact Amberly R. Carter at the location described below.

Contact Person Name: Amberly R. Carter
Company Name: Blushing Ambers
Contact Telephone Number: (773 ) 417-6582
Email: Business@BlushingAmbers.com

Monday, May 7, 2012

My New Motives Business Partners: Brittany Herbert and Jennifer White

Last week was full of exciting additions to my makeup business! My current business partner Janine Boyd added a new partner to our Motives Bombshell team, Brittany Herbert. The two of them live in Maryland and are taking over the state with their Motives Makeup Mixers. If you'd like to attend or host a Motives Cosmetics event in the Maryland area contact Janine Boyd at ladyjsmakeup@gmail.com.

Brittany Herbert, Motives Cosmetics Independent Distributor

Also my apprentice, Jennifer White became an Independent Distributor for Motives, so she is now my newest business partner in the Chicago area. If you are interested in hosting or attending any Motives Cosmetics events in the Chicago area, contact us at Motives4lala@BlushingAmbers.com

Jennifer White, Motives Cosmetics Independent Distributor
Both of these ladies are committed to following Motives Cosmetics/Market America's proven business plan and working towards becoming 6-figure earners in 2-3 years. Please show them some love with comments, shares, likes and retweets.

We are always looking for beauty enthusiasts and beauty makers to join the Motives Bombshell Team. If you are interested contact us at Motives4lala@BlushingAmbers.com.  Be sure to "like" the Motives for La La Facebook page and check out our high-end cosmetics at Shop.BlushingAmbers.com

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Checking In

Just checking in and letting all my supportive readers and fellow bloggers know how my Motives Cosmetics business is going.  As many people know, my start of 2012 was full of unfortunate events... BUT from all of the "drama" I can tell you that I've grown. That is exactly what challenges do for you.  I was forced to step up and take action, alter my game plan and in some cases push through the pain... I was/am blessed to have such a great support system.  I hope that I am serving others in the same way that they have served me.  Our team is growing and here are a list of the new members who have recently been added to The Motives Bombshell Team:

Janine Boyd, Boston/ATL (Independent Distributor)
Jennifer White, Chicago (Apprentice)
La Juana Hardin, Chicago (Apprentice)
Camilla Morrell, Greensboro (Apprentice)
Milian Bonillo, Chicago (Pro Artist)
Zhane Hedgemen, 16 years-old/Chicago (Motives and Me Teen Program)

If you are interested in hearing how you can join our growing fabulous Motives Cosmetic team contact me at Motives4LaLa@BlushingAmbers.com or schedule an appointment to speak with me on the phone here: . We are a national business and we are looking to expand all over the United States.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Meeting Makeup Mogul, Eve Pearl

Sitting with Eve Pearl, 5-time Emmy Award Winning Celebrity Makeup Artist at IMATS

Does Makeup Help Me Cope with Depression or Do I Have BDD?

In college I suffered greatly from depression and I believe a form of Body Dysmorphic Disorder also known as BDD. I would wake up for class and spend three hours doing my makeup and looking in the mirror.  I wasn’t trying to hide flaws, but I was trying to paint away the depression and negative thoughts.  Sometimes I would be so focused on doing my makeup that I’d paint my face right through my class.  I would look at the clock and realize that it was 30 min into the class time.  I had lost all concept of time.  When I finished doing my makeup, I’d be disappointed in myself for being late for class and the depression would set in all over again.  Sometimes I would just go back to bed.  Fortunately this did not affect my achievement in college.  I graduated with honors and later went on to receive my M. Ed., still exhibiting the same behavior (late to class because of doing my makeup).

Today, I’m stuck in a higher education job that I find completely boring all for the purpose of paying my bills and outrageous student loans.  I am still living this life of depression.  I have tried traditional counseling and vitamins to cope with the depression, but I’ve found that doing makeup gives me the greatest joy.  It is theraputic, I suppose in the same way a basketball enthusiast takes to the court after a stressful day. This is why I am so passionate about working full time as a print and live performance makeup artist. I can live a HEALTHY life doing what I love. For me makeup isn't a hobby and it's so much more than just makeup...

While in New York for the International Makeup-Artist Trade Show (IMATS) 2012, I was lucky enough to share my story with 5-time Emmy winner, Eve Pearl. If you don't know her story, it's really touching. She became a makeup artist by chance and did not back down from the opportunity because she wasn't "ready".  She took risks... Her advice to rising makeup artists, "Never wait to be ready for anything!" Far too often people operate out of fear and Eve Pearl's "Makeup Artist to Makeup Mogul" story is one of triumph over fear. I could relate to her story because she, like myself and many others, was not confident about her skin and worried about what people would think about her as a makeup artist when her skin wasn't perfect. The difference about her is that she faced her fears head on. In fact she took action by created her own cosmetic company which consequently allowed her to solve problems she personally faced with her skin,  Just so happened, many of her products became popular because they were universal solutions for the everyday woman. 

If it wasn't for my desire to address my mental health issues with what some call an obsession and I call "makeup therapy", I may not have been in the right place at the right time to hear this authentic message.  Eve Pearl helped me realize that makeup doesn't just conceal flaws or enhance beauty, but it cultivates confidence. 

Don't just make up your face, make over your mind!

If you are interested in the topic of Body Dysmorphic Disorder, the article "Too Ugly For Love" may interest you.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Self Test - Fear of Imagined Ugliness

I ran across a BDD self test published on the pamguide.com.au website that has 8 questions. The test allows individuals to self assess their actions and thoughts about their perceived flaws.  The test is targeted for those who want to understand if their thoughts and actions are indicators of a more serious condition beyond poor self esteem, BDD. Those who suffer from BDD alter their lifestyle to avoid others seeing their perceived physical imperfections.  One question states, "Do you use makeup to minimise [sic] displaying to others the part of your body that you feel is unattractive?" I am not surprised that this question comes up on a test like this because so many people who are affected by BDD tend to list skin as their number one imperfection and they often use makeup to cover up blemishes and acne.

See the entire list of questions here: http://www.pamguide.com.au/anxiety/bdd_test.php

I'm not sure how accurate this test is, but I found it quite interesting. Please tell me your thoughts.

Note that the clinical and counseling psychologists have made this disclaimer on the site, "The information and self - tests provided are for guidance and self - education. They are not a substitute for the diagnosis by a health care provider."

For more info on Body Dysmorphic Disorder, click on the BDD page tab under the blog header.

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