May’s Look of the Month

Hey, y’all!!! May is winding down super fast! What are you all doing for Memorial Day? We missed our Look of the Month, because of our Mother’s Day journey. So, I wanted to double back and have a beauty journey! Well, here it is! Indulge & Enjoy!

This is a very simple natural look. I actually wore this look to the interview for my current position. After my interview, it quickly became my go-to natural look!

I pray you enjoy this look as much as I do! Can’t wait to explore with you all soon!

(All new journeys will be uploaded Saturdays by 12:30 EST)

I am BEAUTIFUL. I am PASSIONATE. I will LOVE.

April’s Look of the Month

Family!!! How are y’all holding up, during this lock-down? The quarantine struggle is R-E-A-L! I will say, it has given me more time to experiment with makeup, and other hobbies I enjoy. Recently, I learned how to apply strip lashes, which was fun!

Anywho, this month’s look is really soft and natural (which seemed to be the perfect break I needed from this heavy time we’re dealing with). Well, take a look. Indulge & Enjoy!

So, what do you think? Honestly, this is one of my favorite everyday looks. I feel like it makes my appearance “nicer,” or more “approachable,” personality-wise. Plus, my brows are definitely on FLEEK! I pray you all enjoyed it as much as I do.

Oh, by the way, I have to let you guys know, this will be the last post for the month of April. There are some classes I have to take for my job and, for the next two weeks, it’s going to be as if I’m back in school.

I will still be active on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to like/follow on both platforms to stay connected!

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Facebook: Beautiful Passionate Love

I’ll see you all on May 2nd for our next journey.

Stay Safe!

(All new journeys will be uploaded Saturdays by 12:30 EST)

I am BEAUTIFUL. I am PASSIONATE. I will LOVE.

Look of the Month

What’s up y’all!!! Are we ready for the look of the month? I’m excited to share this look with you! I started doing makeup with really natural looks, and I tend to stay there. But, this week I decided to step out of the box a little… Take a look and let me know what you think!

Yes, you’re right, this is where I should list all of the products I’ve used to achieve this look, but I neglected to write them down (my sincerest apologies). So instead, what I would like to leave you with is this.

In the middle of executing this look, I glanced in the mirror and hated it! I felt as I’d I had ruined the look I was attempting. I decided to wipe everything off and start all over.

As I began reaching for the wipes, there was a small feeling of encouragement, persuading me to keep going. So I did. I kept applying as though I knew exactly what I wanted the outcome to be.

Long story short… I LOVE THIS LOOK! I said all of this to say. Don’t be so quick to give up. You may fall in love with the outcome!

(All new journeys will be uploaded Saturdays by 12:30 EST)

I am BEAUTIFUL. I am PASSIONATE. I will LOVE.

Look of the Month

Hey Hey! Are you all ready for the look of the month? As I mentioned, these weeks will be little to no words. Honestly, I’m not sold on these beauty posts, therefore we may be revamping this week. 

Anywho, are y’all ready to explore this week’s look? Indulge & Enjoy!! 

This look was achieved with:

  • Makeup Revolution London
    • Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation F13
    • Conceal & Define Concealer C12.5
    • Rose Gold Chocolate Eyeshadow Pallet
    • Reloaded Lustre Lights Cool Highlighter 
  • Wet-N-Wild
    • Life’s No Pink-nic #962A Lips 
  • Maybelline
    • Lash Stiletto Very Black

This was one of the first looks I achieved and was super proud of! I love the natural look, you know where you can still see my “flaws”. 

Questions about the look? Comment them and I’ll make sure to get back to you. Thanks for taking this quick journey with me. 

(All new journeys will be uploaded Saturdays by 12:30 EST)

I am BEAUTIFUL. I am PASSIONATE. I will LOVE.

Welcome to 2020!!

Happy New Year!!! When I tell you I am so excited about what God is doing within me this year!! I mean, words can’t even begin to express the joy and humility in my soul! I am so honored to be the daughter of the Highest King.

So, on our last journey, if you remember, I explained, we have focused enough on the past and it’s time to explore the present and the future! Well, this week I’m going to share with you what this will look like. I pray you’re as excited as I am! Indulge & Enjoy!!

Alrighty, so 2020 is going to lead to us exploring a wider variety of journeys each month. I have broken the journeys into weeks. Let’s see what each month will look like to start the year.

Week 1: Creative Writing (Fiction/Nonfiction)

Week 2: All Things Beauty

Week 3: Spiritual

Week 4: Monthly Reflection

Week 5: Wild Card (When Applicable)

Please note, these journeys are subject to change periodically throughout the year!

Now that we have a little structure to this year, let’s dive into this week’s journey! So Beautiful. Passionate. Love. made a rather large expansion on the first of the year via Facebook (Follow us Beautiful Passionate Love— You’re missing out!).

Back in June, we explored I Like It-You Don’t Have To, where we discussed my new found love for makeup! Well, what I didn’t know was, my love for makeup is so much bigger than just me applying it to myself. I love all things makeup!!

From talking about it to showing others how to apply it, to getting dolled up and just hanging out around the house… I have a genuine love for makeup! So, on January 1st, 2020, B.P.L. announced we are expanding into the beauty world!

I am accepting 5-6 clients (models) to come on board from January till April for me to perfect the application process! Once the application process is perfected, we will roll out phase II of the beauty sector (late April, early May).

Now, future beauty journeys aren’t going to be wordy at all. They are going to be more so a look of the week, along with a product review (sometimes).

This will be where I explore my growth in the beauty world and how/if it impacts my day to day life. I don’t wear makeup daily so, once we have clients rolling in, we may also do a client spotlight.

I want beauty weeks to be super fun! I may even start recording myself applying makeup and letting you all critique me!

Remember, this is our journey. Therefore, share what you like and don’t like. Share what you want more of! Share your own journeys!

With all that being said, here’s our Look(s) of the Month!

See you all next week!

(All new journeys will be uploaded Saturdays by 12:30 EST)

I am BEAUTIFUL. I am PASSIONATE. I will LOVE.

I Like It-You Don’t Have To

~Hey There! I pray this week has revealed just a piece of your destiny to you. Not much, just enough to encourage you to keep pushing through all obstacles in front of you. As for me, this week has been beautiful overall! I reconnected with an old friend and I’m back in the gym! Let’s not waste any time. Clear your mind, get ready for this journey and… Indulge & Enjoy!~

So, I’ve been struggling with how I wanted to explore this topic, still slightly am… We’re all about transparency here though, so I’m just going to do what I do best and keep it real with y’all! I mean, I know you guys won’t judge me.

If you’ve been exploring with me since the beginning, then you know I’ve struggled with multiple insecurities. From feeling invisible, to looking in the mirror and literally hating the person looking back at me, self-hate confound me.

A few months prior to the birth of Beautiful. Passionate. Love., I decided I was tired of hating myself and started my journey of self-discovery. While a huge part of this journey is sharing with you all, there is a plethora of hard work and dedication you don’t see.

Humbly, I am oh so very proud to say I’m not that insecure little girl I use to be! Yes, I’ve come a long way, however, some days I feel I’m right back to square one. Now, before someone tries to say, “If you can go back there, then you haven’t grown much at all,” check this out…

I can’t remember if I told y’all or not, however, shorty is becoming a makeup expert! I began experimenting with it back in April, when one of my friends convinced me to buy my first liquid lipstick (I ended up leaving the store with 5- plus my first makeup bag!)

About a week after my first purchase, I needed a new makeup bag, the original one could no longer zip up. Of course, my work bestie Barbarella and I headed back to Target for a new bag… and more lippies (liquid lipsticks). I was killing the lips and mascara look on a daily. Then, I was introduced to Ulta!!! Words can’t express how much I love this store!

I purchased two eye-shadow palettes and a highlighter palette. COMPLETELY FELL IN LOVE! So, Saturday I make one of my random trips to Ulta (these trips happen about 3 times a week) and decide I want to try foundation. Now, allow me to be honest. I am blessed with very clear, even-toned, beautiful skin, so foundation really isn’t needed. I just wanted to see how it looked! To say, I LOVE IT would be an understatement!! Check it out…

Family!!! Clearly, you all can see, I’m feeling myself! Now, listen to the mess that happens next…

From the day I started wearing Lippies, criticism regarding me wearing makeup surfaced from everywhere. “That color is too bright,” or “Dark colors don’t fit your complexion…” One person even went as far as saying, “You don’t look right with makeup on.”

Even though I receive so much positive feedback, I was starting to feel discouraged. I love how I look with and without makeup. Am I supposed to stop wearing it simply because the people around me don’t like my new look? Do I have to listen to them? Are they right? Am I using makeup to hide insecurities I thought were gone?

What I’m realizing is, insecurities don’t ever fully go away. What happens is, as you learn to love yourself and build up your self-esteem, you build security within yourself. So, what starts to happen is, when those insecurities start trying to shine through, a loud voice begins to overpower those thoughts.

Affirmations such as, “I am beautiful even when I don’t feel as such,” no longer have to be verbally said because we don’t have “ugly days” anymore. We begin to see our own beauty in every facial expression we make. We here those negative comments and they begin to go in one ear and out of the other.

The biggest lesson I’ve learned is, there’s always going to be someone who doesn’t like what you choose to do, wear, or say. Their opinions, especially unsolicited, shouldn’t ever contribute to how you feel about yourself. Once you learn to love all of you, finding joy in life becomes so much easier.

As always, feel free to ask questions and/or leave feedback in the comments section.

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I am BEAUTIFUL. I am PASSIONATE. I will LOVE.