#KahluaParkerBeauty: Beauty Is Skin Deep Makeup Look

You probably can’t tell from my pictures the texture of my skin is rough. Up close my friends could tell how bad my skin looked. My skin has been peeling and discolored. One night cream was too strong for my skin resulting in the top layer of my skin burning. My under eye area resembled a healing black eye.

skindeep_natural3Beauty is suffering and sacrifice. When I took on this new exploration into the beauty blogging world, I had no idea the extreme sacrifices I was taking on my skin. I refused to let this breakout get me down. I just tweaked my beauty routine a little bit.

skindeep_natural2After washing my face with Philosophy Purity Wash, I slathering 2 drops of Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil all over my face. Once the oil has almost absorbed into the skin, I apply a quarter size of Lancome Bienfait Teinte Beauty Balm #7 Suede with my Beauty Blender Pro. Blend out. Set with Milani All Over Bronzer #01 Bronze Glow. Using Smashbox Fusion Soft Light in Baked Starburst to highlight my cupids bow and bridge of nose. Enhanced my brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow in Dark Brown. In this look I choose to focus more my eyes to deflect from my skin issues. Urban Decay Naked Palette is one of my go-to for a quick natural smokey eye. From this palette, I used Half-Baked on the brow, Side Car in the inner corner, Naked as a trationsitonal color and Toasted on the lid. Finishing the eye with Benefit Roller Lash Mascara in black to create that baby doll wide eye look without wearing false eyelashes. Complete the look with a brown colored matte lip, Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in True Grit.skindeep_natural1

Head over to Youtube to watch I how I bring my skin back to life.

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I may be flawed but my makeup is perfect #KahluaParker
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#WritersBlockWednesdays: Is Beauty Only Skin Deep

skindeep_natural4Whew! this California weather change has taken a beating up on my skin. It has been extremely hot during the day and cold at night. No complaints here just stating the facts. Born and raised in Cali….the weather here year round is great….just not right as were transitioning into fall lol. Between my allergy flare ups and testing out these beauty products; now it not the time to be battling changing weather climate shenanigans. You don’t know how to dress in the morning let alone which face to put on.

Since I’ve been in-between skin outbreaks, I’ve been upset at the world and didn’t want to see anybody. Too vain to go outside without makeup let alone showcasing skin that was dry, tight, itching, irritated, peeling. But even with a face full of hives, it does gets better. Thank god for dry essential oils. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil gave my skin life with a flawless glow both underneath and on top of my foundation. Determined not to get behind on my to-do-list, I made it work. I always say beauty is suffering and sacrifice. This season I took one for the team yaaasss honey! And the beauty revenge award going to…..The Intoxicating Beauty, Kahlua Parker.

I am my beauty brand; Kahlua Parker also known as Kahlua Parker Beauty. As my brand expands into other areas within the cosmetics industry, I have been a walking billboard. Double checking my makeup look. Triple checking my power moves. The representation of my business brand means everything to my overall success. As shallow and contradictory as it may seem…my looks are everything.skindeep_natural3

People are judging me at every post, tweet, angle, filter and how many times I wore my favorite black dress. I’ve been skin depressed for about month now. I had events to attend, dates to go on and haters to slay on; ain’t nobody got time for jacked up skin. There was no time to be sobbing over how my skin looked. This is my passion. Whether people agree with my vanity or not. It sure as hell not going to stop me from encouraging others to enhance their definition of beauty.

Be your own kind of beautiful. Beauty is only skin deep. There are a lot of attractive people in this world with ugly insides. I’m organic; a genuinely nice person with a good heart. The world teaches you to hate but I still love hard. I love deep. I’m loyal to a fault.

Royalty is in my blood. I’m at a point in my life where inner peace is where I feel most confident despite life’s opposition.

#SkinDeep16 #BeautyRevenge16                                                                                                     #makeupbyKahluaParker on Instagram

I may be flawed but my makeup is perfect #KahluaParker
www.kahluaparkerbeauty.com ©2016

#KahluasKonfessions: Can Your Skin Get Depressed

Sooooo I’ve been skin depressed for about a month now. I know I can be a bit dramatic in describing things but I really was freaking out. I rarely break out even when it’s that time of the month. Skin Depression is a real yet rare skin condition that can reduce the quality of one’s life. Defined by the World Health Organisation as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being; this can often be attributed to feeling pressured to look normal or comply with social standards. Um yeah…I’m a beautifully flawed makeup artist and people are judging me all the time. *flips hair.

skindeep_1Many people with a skin condition can suffer from the following conditions: feel anxious about people judging them, withdraw from social interactions, have sexual and relationship issues and can experience feeling shameful and disgusted about their appearance.

Ain’t nobody got time for that. Honesty, between my food allergies, climate changes and a lot of unexpected deaths amongst family and close friends; I could see that taking a toll on my skin. Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body.

Head over to www.Youtube.com/KahluaParker to see how I brought my skin back to life.

#SkinDeep16 #BeautyRevenge16                                                                                           #makeupbyKahluaParker on Instagram

I may be flawed but my makeup is perfect #KahluaParker
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#SavedSexySanctified: Fall’en In Love with Jesus in 2016

Have you every been in love?                                                                                                                 How did you know you were in love?                                                                                                           Did you”fall in love’?

Welcome to the first #savedsexysanctified blog post of the fall 2016 season! September is the month of Jubilee at my place of worship, #NewDawnCOGIC.  Traditionally, jubilee year is a special year of remission of sins and universal pardon. Mentioned in the book of Leviticus as occurrance every fiftieth year, during which slaves and prisoners would be freed, debts would be forgiven and the mercies of God would be particularly manifest.

I took this time to reflect on my spiritual growth; new beginnings, new levels, new power. Shedding of the old. Prepping for the new. Stocking up on love means healing; forgiving those that have wounded me, letting go of comfortabilties, releasing of toxic relationships. Good has a bigger blessing in-store for me. I can appreciate the trials, the tribulations because it’s in those times when I come out victorious that I can see that it was all worth it. I’m learning for experience that elevation comes in many forms. I love the story of the woman with an issue of blood. In a loud voice this sick woman exercised her faith by speaking healing into her life saying that”If I could just touch the hem of his garment, I will be made whole.” When she touched Jesus, his anointing was so powerful that he asked the crowd who touched me. The woman was instantly healed.

Acts 14:8-10 God has a delayed blessing for you. A man who had been crippled from the womb and had never walked, heard that there was a revival in town during the season of Jubilee. In verse 10 Paul spoke healing in this crippled mans life saying in a loud voice ‘stand upright on your feet’. The man had faith that he would be healed, he leaped and walked.

When the devil make attacks on my life having me backed into a corner, I come out fighting. You can’t take me out because I’m still waiting to receive the blessings that God has promised for me. God has and will restore everything the enemy has taken from me. All I have to do is just have to show up and do my part.  #bookedANDblessed

Xox. Eat.Pray.Makeup.                                                                                                     #SavedSexySanctified #BeautifullyFlawed #ChurchFlow #makeupbyKahluaParker

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