All I Want for Christmas is....
It's that time of year and I am so excited! I love giving gifts and...let's be honest...I love receiving them too! My entire family knows that gifts of make-up are always on my Christmas list and this year is no different. Lots of new make-up was released this year and I was very strategic when purchasing new items (which means, I think I got everything...LOL) but there are a few more items that I would love for Santa...or one of his elves (hey, Mom) to leave under the tre
Oh no...I had such high hopes for this Foundation!
I wore the foundation to my first client which was scheduled for 8am (pictured to the right) and I took a picture prior to starting her make
I cannot believe it! We worked really hard and WE WON! On Saturday, August 6, 2016 we attended the National Urban League Small Business Summit as one of the finalist of the Business Pitch Competition. The day was absolutely amazing; filled with awesome speakers, tons of information, and beautiful people. We had the opportunity to meet so many phenomenal people, businesses, and organizations; and I am so grateful to have been afforded this opportunity; the National Urban L
I just Died and went to Lippie Heaven!
So, if you know me you know I am a lipstick fanatic! I have a slight addiction when it comes to my acquisition of lipsticks...and at this stage in the game, I don't care. Now, be mindful that I am ONLY in love with lipsticks and lipstains! I don't care about glosses, I will wear vaseline. But give me a good lip and I am here for it. So, when Maybelline dropped their new lipstick collection...I lost all my shit (Yup, I just said a bad word about it...that's how amazing th
"Make Love to Me" Video Shoot
I had the pleasure of working with the GLAMBULOUS Chanel Narcisuss on her video shoot for her new single "Make Love to Me"! Fabglamazons, this was one of the most exciting experiences of my career. The shoot lasted for two days and we created four looks on day one and one look for day two....it was a marathon...but I absolutely loved it! Check out the video and let me know what you think! It's all LOVE.... #accessmatized #baltimore #baltimoremua #beatandsnatched #beat #dmv
Here Comes the Bride...Syeko Style!
I have to do better with my blogging! I have so much to share with all of the FABGLAMAZONS that follow me, however, I am so awesomely busy Accessmatizing that I often don't have time to post all that I want to share. I vow to do better! Today, though, I wanted to share the GLAMBULOUSNESS that was the photoshoot that I had with Jearlean Taylor (author of Pretty Girl Blues, model, and cancer survivor), Brandi with Syeko Design House, and Andre Dunston with Epic Media Photograp
Syeko Design House Photoshoot....Awesomeness!!
Sooooo....As you can tell, I'm addicted to using Flipagram...LOL! I had the dynamic opportunity to be a part of the Syeko Design House team for a photoshoot for the relaunch of their website! When I say I was inspired...I WAS INSPIRED! The owner and designer, Brandi Lewis, is like Heaven in a Bottle (one of my many Takia-isms). Her eye for details and her ability to mix edgy one of a kind hand-made pieces with vintage and/or simple everyday wears is absolutely....AWESOME-SAUC
I felt myself slipping in to a creative funk. Make-up is not only my business but a way for me to be creative and express what is inside of me. So...to challenge myself and to get my creative juices flowing I woke up Monday morning and decided to take pictures of my make-up process and to turn it in to a flipagram video. I had no idea that I was going to have so much fun and that it would re-spark the make-up fire that lives in me. So...I decided to challenge myself to creat
"My eyeshadow won't stay on!"
You ever spend 1-2 hours in the mirror creating this dynamic eyeshadow look that you are so proud of only to have it disappear before lunch time??? UGH.....That used to happen to me and most of my clients complain that this happens to them. One of the biggest reasons for this is because you are not "priming" your eyelid. Most of us use traditional eyeshadow (not pigments or cream based products) that is, in essence, colored powder...LOL. Which means that over the course of t
Conquering the "Natural" Look
"What in the world is a "natural" look if you're wearing make-up?" It's not technically "natural" if you are wearing make-up...right? The debate over natural hair, make-up, and a natural body goes on and on; however, in the make-up world there is such a thing as a "natural" make-up look and I had THE HARDEST time trying to figure out how to achieve it! I'm an avant-garde girl! I love very dramatic, over-the-top make-up with feather lashes and glitter lips...LOL! But, that's n