THE YEAR OF LIVING GORGEOUSLY
It’s the beginning of a New Year and I think it is safe to say that most people are looking at their lives and setting goals for the next 12 months. There are career goals, fitness goals and family and financial goals. But have you ever considered your beauty goals?
I had never thought of a beauty goal until I read Something More by New York Times best selling author Sarah Ban Breathnach. After appearing on Oprah more than 17 times and being credited for teaching her about gratitude, Sarah encouraged her readers in this book not to settle in life and to have their life and their image be a reflection of their Authentic Self.
I’ve worked with women for over 20 years now and in my experience many women have a tendency to do what they’ve always done. I have seen women over 50 still wearing the same makeup and using the same techniques they’ve used since their teens! Talk about living in the past! And I was one of them.
CONFESSIONS OF A MAKEUP ARTIST
While I am a makeup artist and my makeup was generally flawless, I did not resonate with what I saw when I looked in the mirror! I knew that when we love what we see when we look in the mirror, we feel confident, beautiful and ready to take on the world. Sadly, over 90% of women don’t like what they see and I was part of that statistic. There I was, 30 years old with two kids and the same long, red hair I was born with. And it just wasn’t me anymore. I asked the question: If this wasn’t me, what was?
I firmly believe, in order to create meaning in our lives, we must start and make the time for self reflection. When was the last time I looked in the mirror and mapped out a plan? I was a mother of two small children and barely had time to get lip gloss on but I knew I had to carve out the time to have my image be mine.
So, I read Sarah’s book and I took her recommendation of creating a self discovery book and collage of how I wanted to look. I pulled pictures out of magazines that resonated with me. And I detached from what my logical mind was telling me. I instead pulled images that inspired me and Ka Pow! I saw Meg Ryan in the movie City of Angels and that was it! It took me six months to convince myself and then my hairdresser to cut off my long red locks. I became a blonde. Fast forward a decade and I am still blonde and that is a reflection of my Authentic Self.
THE IMAGE JOURNEY
After my experience, I created The Image Journey. An experience that allows you to sit back and reflect on how you currently look in the mirror. It affords you the time to analyze who YOU want to be with professional makeup artists right by your side guiding you and helping you along the way.
This interactive makeup lesson shows you how to reflect on what you love, what you resonate with, and how you personally define beauty. It allows you to discover and learn how to express your Authentic Image through makeup.
When you sign up for The Image Journey, you will have simple homework that you will complete and bring with you to your makeup session. This includes going through images in magazines, online or on TV and pasting those images to your own Pinterest board or journal of a look and feel that is true to you. Bring all of your own makeup and brushes to your session so your artist can evaluate what you already own and utilize those tools to create your unique look.
Then, your own, personal, makeup artist at Authentic Beauty will show you exactly how to create and then master the looks you love. At the end of your session, you will leave with a face chart detailing the process step-by-step so you can recreate your ideal look at home. This fun and transformational experience also includes a free follow-up session to ensure you can recreate the makeup techniques you learned!
A NEW YEAR AND A NEW YOU!
Ready to set beauty goals for 2013? It takes courage to let go of the you you think you are supposed to be and instead be the you you were born to be! Give up the past and that familiar lip, hair or foundation color and author a look that is totally yours.
This is the year of living gorgeously and loving every minute of it. Authentic Beauty’s Image Journey gives you the gift of loving you- from the inside out. Sign up for your Image Journey today.
$50 off an Image Journey in January
and Receive 10% of all makeup purchased during session*
Image Journey with Alyson, 135 minutes, $250
Image Journey Designer Level, 120 minutes, $150
Image journey follow up, 30 minutes, free!
Please call Authentic Beauty at 404-849-0443 for an appointment or email us at [email protected].
***must be scheduled in the month of January to receive the special. Discount not available on Brushes or Skincare.