BLUSHING AMBERS is an organization that combats negative self-concepts on body image by spreading positive affirming messages through integrated marketing and media, engaging events,  and other social aggregates.  Blushing Ambers prides its self on helping women find their self-worth through the knowledge and use of proper skincare and creative expression with makeup. Blushing Ambers started September 2010 as a blog and evolved into an organization which officially launched in November 2010 by aspiring makeup artist, Amberly R. Carter.

The organization serves as a resource and positive social environment to women who are seeking to find their worth through the value of self. According to a 2008 YWCA report, “The association between self objectification and anxiety about appearance and feelings of shame has been found in adolescent girls (12–13-year-olds) as well as in adult women. And cognitively, self objectification has been repeatedly shown to detract from the ability to concentrate and focus one’s attention, thus leading to impaired performance on mental activities.” Obsessive thoughts about perceived appearance defects is formally known as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).  The Broken Mirror published a study done by its author Dr. Kathrarine Philips, involving over 500 patients, where “skin” proved to be a common concern among 73%. Blushing Ambers uniquely addresses serious issues that cause depression and lead to body dysmorphic disorder, eating disorders, substance abuse, and suicidal thoughts and actions, with poignant words of wisdom, advice and by serving as a creative resource on topics surrounding self-esteem and self-concept and its relationship to body image. Blushing Ambers provides makeup and beauty posts that are filled with positive affirming messages, makeup tutorials, product reviews, and theoretical and technical information on skin and beauty.


I am Amberly R. Carter a.k.a. Ambi (nickname given to me as a baby, no connection the skincare line). I am from the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago, IL. In my full-time job I serve as a Curriculum Specialist for a TRiO: Upward Bound program at a university. I am a proud graduate of The University of South Florida (Go Bulls!). My undergrad degree is in English: Writing. I am also a graduate from John Casablancas Modeling and Career Center and involved in a multitude of community organizations, including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Aside from those organizations I have many other interests and causes that I support such as, higher education, mental health, DIY projects, music, writing, MAKEUP and of course beauty and fashion. I hope to one day make a full-time career out of my organization (Blushing Ambers) that works to help women raise their self-esteem and create positive self concepts on their body image. The reason I continue to create new content for this blog is because I have found a sense of self worth in writing about things that make me feel good.  I feel the greatest gift you can give a women is the affirmation that she alone is enough.  I love makeup because the time I spend doing it, is me giving myself attention.  And if time is money, as people say, then I can afford to pay myself some attention. Many times women say they know their worth but they allow other people to mistreat them and tear down their self-esteem.  Take pride in who you are and then assume your rightful position as the woman you were created to be.  The time you spend in the mirror should be sacred and humbling.  Utilize that time for self reflection.  Make your health a priority through proper skin care.  Most importantly, set your standards high and force people to match your worth... And that's me!

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