Monday, March 15, 2010

Birth of a Beautiful Klutz !

I did something I have been wondering about for years! I started Beauty School ! This endeavour is step one to becoming a professional makeup artist/ stylist or at the very least trying it out to see if it is some thing I love enough to persue.
Although I do love great make-up and am interested in photography, getting into the beauty/ photography industry was never a life goal of mine, but has always interested me. Now I am taking a stab at it and trying to take my self seriously. This blog is my chronicle of my glittery journey. My make-up artistry course is a 6 week program where I become certified to do make-up. I have worked with faces before as a Mary Kay Cosmetics Rep and that was fun.
Being a MK rep taught me about buety and business and most importantly I met some rich, stylish and business savvy women that inspired me and actually drove the Pink Caddy !!!! Now despite all the fun and great women I met, I really wasn't going to become a director although I really really liked to think that. I finally got out after learning the ways of the sales woman and realizing that my lifestyle was not conducive to the business anymore...I was losing the drive I needed to be successful at direct sales representative and I was not making the $$$$$$$$ I so badly wanted to make. I also saw others making money and driving free pink cars and just could not see how I would do it. In addition I was still in school and had three little kids and a hubby to deal with at home...I was about 23 years old...By 27 I had had my share of the fairy tale Mary Kay life and I was DONE ! I did hundreds of facials in those four years and learned lots! I do still love the product and may even rejoin MK just for the access to my favorite products for a discounted prices and other beauty supplies. Now If I get a sale or two GREAT, but that is not my goal...

My Goals are:
Work at a make-up counter
Network with photographers and models in my area,
Build my portfolio,
Get actual clients
Become the Go-To make-up girl
Work in print, video, behind the scences and where ever else the stroke of the powder puff takes me !!!

And if all else fails I'll be back at the drawing board working on plan B...

I'm equipped with passion and persistence. Thank you for following my journey !
Shout outs to all the Avon ladies that kept my mom smelling sweet with just a spritz of Amari and a simple stroke of wine tinted lip gloss.
Shout-outs to all the Mary Kay ladies riding in those pink caddies!

Shout outs to EVERYBODY stepping out on FAITH !!!!
Let's do this !

PS: Why the name Beauty Klutz?
Because I'm a klutz and I appreciate all things beautiful..I think also that some times we women learn of our beauty and power( inner and outer) in an accidental, perhaps klutzy way....

A quick confession: I trip, slip and dip on a regular, beautiful basis! ( I'm working on this, it's getting dangerous)
I also get into some pretty tight and sometimes hilarious situations so I'm lovingly called " The Black Lucy" !
Most importantly, I'm trying to climb to the top and I'm not perfect, so there will be mishaps and spills and kute klutziness along the way...
Last but definitely not least, My son,wordsmith that he is, spit out the name one day before he left for school ,He looked up at me and said "Beautiful Klutz " ...I was smitten...

Hope you enjoy and comment and share with me you beautiful Klutz , you !

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