Foundation NO NO for women of color 

As a woman with melanin I’ve learned that everything on the market will NOT work well with our skin tone. It’s important that we know what products to use as well as what products to stay clear of.

Check out this tutorial to learn this one major NO NO and some alternatives.

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Do you have your own foundation NO-NO’s for WOC?? Share them in the comments below!!






5 Ways to enhance your Self-Image

Self-Image is everything! 

The way we see ourselves determines the way we act, live and how we expect others to treat us!

Its important that YOU see you as beautiful, important and valuable before anyone else does.

Take this 4 Part journey with me as I give you 20 Ways to Enhance your Self-Image.

Part 1 is below…. follow my blog and join my email list for for a free gift (5 Tips to Slay Everyday) and to be notified when I post the remaining parts .

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Yes you can be foundation free!!

Many times we think we can’t look fabulous if we leave the house without a full face of makeup.  The truth this that’s a LIE!

I’ve mastered the art of stepping out foundation free and still look fabulous!

Here’s how

1. Maintain healthy skin

Healthy skin is a necessity, makeup is a choice! It always helps when you go foundation free. Create a daily routine and stick to it!

2. Focus on what matters most

Eyebrows- They shape your face

Eyelashes- They make your eyes pop

Wearing lipstick- makes your look at little fancier

3. Add accessories

Throwing on a pair of shades or specks will take the focus from your bare skin and enhance your look with a little personality. 

So there you have it! Simple tips to go shamelessly bare faced! If you have any tips to add comment below!




Shanae 😘



Mental Wellness is IMPORTANT

Growing up I’ve always been afraid of “Mental Health”. The word and idea that you have these issues make many people feel their “crazy”. Me included! Last week a friend was telling me about a relative who was advised to seek mental health help and it made me anxious just thinking the type of “stigma” the person may be dealing with by being told to seek mental help!

When I got back to my desk at work I began to pray about my reason for being anxious about mental health and here is what God said to me…..

“Mental health isn’t something to be afraid of. It’s something you need to be intentional about. The enemy defeats so many people in their minds, which is how he defeats them in life.”

And just like that God helped me to see it from a different perspective.

The truth is anxiety, stress, depression and OCD’S are all forms of mental health issues. They are also common issues that many people deal with. Most people are too embarrassed to admit that they struggle so they walk around untreated and get progressively worse.


Here are some simple and practical tips to cultivating healthy mental wellness

1. Pray about your concerns/ worries/ anxieties

Praying about your issues may sound cliche and ineffective to some but I tell you from experience PRAYER WORKS!!  When I struggled with anxiety, depression, anger and fear it is prayer that gave me the strength I needed to push through.

2. Make a decision to not LET your emotions control your behaviors

We feel things all the time but acting on those feelings (or not) is a choice that we make. Keep in mind that just because you “FEEL” something doesn’t make it a good thing to do. Also, feelings lie! We can’t get so caught up in our emotions that we allow them to supersede our intelligence. Weigh your options, rationalize your thoughts/feelings with someone you trust before making decisions that can alter your life.

3. Meditate

More quiet time will allow you an opportunity to hear from God. When were dealing with busyness, racing thoughts etc. we can’t hear because He can’t get in!! Get away and spend some time getting quiet (on the inside) so that you can hear and release some of your tension.

4. Learn to enjoy life, family and friends

I know this may “SEEM” like the hardest thing to do when you’re struggling but it’s possible! Here are some things I had to do and  am still learning to do so that I can enjoy my life:

  • Get out the house and around friends
  • Laugh more/ Smile more
  • Don’t ALWAYS work so hard
  • Be OK with doing nothing
  • Have a daily date with yourself

It’s important that we take time for foster healthy mental wellness habits to ensure we are VICTORIOUS.

Do you have any healthy habits to add? I’d love to hear them! Leave them in the comments below.





Simplify your life!


Today, I wanted to share some practical ways that we can simplify our lives, avoid distractions and frustrations by prioritizing.

We live in a world that advises us to hustle and to do a gazillion things to get a head. These things can not only become distractions but they can seriously cause us to lose sight of priorities and cause unnecessary problems in our lives.

In order to simplify our lives we have to determine what things in our lives are activites and what things are priorities.

In Luke 10:41-42 Martha chose to make being a good hostess a priority but her sister Mary made sitting at Jesus feet and hearing what He had to say her priority. When Martha became frustrated (she was totally distracted and focused on the wrong things) and asked Jesus to check Mary for not helping her Jesus responded “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her”

So what did Mary do that made her able to relax and keep it simple??

Made God and the things of God her priority

Sitting and learning from Jesus was more important to her than running around and being a good hostess.

The truth is without the presence of God nothing we attempt will be fruitful anyway. We should make it a habit to pray daily, seek guidance/direction 1st before moving throughout the day. Once we make being in God’s presence a priority we can make it a habit to live in His peace.

Today I am challenging you to make a list of activities and then make a separate list of priorities. This week be sure to put the priorities before the activities and watch how God moves in your life. I’m challenging myself too!!!

Share your tips to simplifying your life below!





The PERFECT bold red lip tutorial!!

Valentines is quickly approaching love birds

Whether your single, dating or married a BOLD red lip is ALWAYS the way to go.

Check out my tutorial on how to create the PERFECT bold red lip.

Be sure to leave your comment/tips below….

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I am giving you daily practical biblical tips to transform your mind and life.
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Well manicured brows are a MUST!


Well manicured brows are a MUST!

Why you ask??? Here’s 3 reasons……

 1. You can get away with little to no makeup when your brows are shaped and filled in properly.

2. Shaping and filling in your eyebrows can soften your facial features.

3. And lastly, when shaped properly, they bring out the eyes and brighten up your face.

Check out my Eyebrow tutorial and learn 4 simple steps to the perfect brows!!!




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Be SMART not envious!!


We tend to look at people and assume their process has been overnight or that they are in a better position than we are but the truth is we only get a glimpse of their highlight reel.

Don’t envy where someone else is!!

You don’t know how much has been given and how long it has taken for them to get to where they are.

Be SMART!! Take notes.. Anyone in a position higher than you can become your inadvertent teacher, someone you are able to learn from.




With Love,


Faith|It’s easy to love those you like what about those you don’t?

Ladies, Isn’t it so simple to love and be kind to those that hold a special place in our hearts and/or life? But what about those that don’t??

Those are the difficult people that seem to know how to push every bad button in our body! Those that can get on and DESTROY the last nerve we’ll ever own. Those are the people we tend to avoid at all costs. Truly, those are the ones that need love the most, but how can you love them when they seem SOOOOOOO UNLOVEABLE?? 🤔😩

Here are a few tips I found while reading my bible….

1. Try to understand many people are ruled by emotions! Most times they don’t even realize it. Your ability to understand will give you an advantage  in the situation and it will allow you to deal with them better without taking offense.

2. Pick your battles! Jesus didn’t attend every argument he was invited to. (Read John 8:2-11 and John 8:45-47) He knew when to address people and when to remain silent. Since we have the mind of Christ we can too.

3. Don’t hold grudges! Leviticus 19:18 Nowadays people expect you to hold a grudge against them. Show your love by treating difficult people the same even after they’ve caused you grief. Not only will it shock them but it’ll show that your level of maturity is above theirs.

Now will these be easy peasy? Absolutely not!! But knowing is better than not.. Once you know better you do better.

Also, read Luke 6:27-36 to further understand the importance of handling difficult people the right way.

How do you handle difficult people? Comment below