Beauty Inspiration: Here’s why Celebrity MUA BeatFaceHoney would slay ratings on OWN *VIDEO Pilot*


For starters, I was inspired to write this post because I am continuously inspired by this woman.

For those of you that are not familiar with this gorgeous face, allow me to introduce you to celebrity makeup artist and educator…THE ONE AND ONLY…Tatiana Ward, better known as BeatFaceHoney! Take a look below:

BeatFaceHoney and Supermodel Jessica White
BeatFaceHoney and Celebrity MUA friends
BeatFaceHoney and Celebrity Hairstylist Oscar James
BeatFaceHoney and Karen Civil
BeatFaceHoney and singer Andra Day
BeatFaceHoney and singer Sevyn Streeter
BeatFaceHoney and singer Keyshia Cole
Notice my excitement…!!!!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you know that I love all things beauty and fashion… and of Divine Spirit of course!

At one point, I even had a section on this blog titled Beauty Inspiration.

Well, let’s just say that I’m bringing this title out of retirement to give a major shout out to this amazingly talented and driven woman.

I first learned about BeatFaceHoney around 2011. At the time, I had just started this blog, and I was constantly searching for content that inspired me. I must have gone to YouTube to find inspiration of some sort, when I stumbled upon the channel of BeatFaceHoney.


Let’s just say that I’ve been hooked ever since.

What I remember most about discovering her videos, was that she was a girl who had a love for beauty and teaching, just like me, and all she wanted to do was share what she knew with whoever could benefit from it.

Even then, while sitting at her bedside in her parents’ basement with a ton of makeup at hand, an occasional curling iron, and whatever recording device she used to capture it all, she was an awesome educator. She was well spoken and graceful, passionate, fun to watch, super talented, and completely transparent with anything that viewers would want to know about her craft. BFH was and is the REAL DEAL!

I mean… She taught me how to put on eyeshadow, apply my foundation flawlessly, and fill in my brows for goodness sake!

And if anyone wanted to become a makeup artist, through her timeless videos, she teaches viewers how to get started and what to expect, recommends products, and shows how to mix and match foundation tones for brown girls. She even shares parts of her personal journey. It’s the kind of education that people pay lots of money for these days. And she did it out of a pure desire to share, long before it became the “it” thing to do on YouTube.

I write so passionately about her (and no, I’ve never met her… nor does she know anything about this) because she’s been so inspiring to me from day one. She has helped so many of her fans get on the path to living their dreams, all because she was bold enough to pursue a path uncharted, and create a lane of her own.

As a follower, what captured me most, was the power of what she’s nicknamed her BeatFaceBrigade (her following). I was not only a witness to her rise to fame, but I also participated in sending out a series of tweets, along with fellow BFBs that got the attention of Nicki Minaj when she posted that she was looking for a makeup artist in New York.

We were all over it, tweeting that Nicki should choose BeatFaceHoney for the job. It was that collective action that helped her go from in front of the camera on YouTube, to doing makeup for Nicki Minaj and Brandy, followed by many others… all with a few collective tweets from thousands of followers.

BeatFaceHoney with singer Brandy
BeatFaceHoney on one of many sets with Nicki Minaj
It felt so good to see her win, and I’d love to see her go even further.

Why OWN TV?

I tagged Oprah Winfrey Network in the title of this post because I am a huge fan of the network. In fact, I was an early adopter that was often retweeted by the network on Twitter in its early days because I wanted the world to know about shows like Life Class and Master Class (I even wrote about my Twitter experience. Check it out here.).


They were, and still are, life changing television programs.

I grew up the daughter of a hairstylist, and in my mother’s hair salon, the only time she allowed the television on during the day was to watch The Oprah Winfrey Show. My mother was not about promoting anything but positivity, hence the reason why I am the way I am.

Recently, BeatFaceHoney shared in an Instagram post that she recorded a pilot for a show that she dreams of having on OWN. 

After watching it and reflecting on the impact that she’s already had on my life, I was deeply moved to find a way to be another voice to echo this vision of hers.

BeatFaceHoney represents ambition and hard work, positivity and passion, tenacity and perseverance, and so much more. She would be an amazing asset to draw in an audience that is obsessed with beauty; only, she has much more to offer than vanity.

Did I mention that she’s also a recording artist? Yes, I said it. She’s a singer who once auditioned on American Idol. And she happened to write every makeup artist’s slay anthem, Slay To The Gawds.

While she’s at it, she could probably be a motivational speaker as well.

I would absolutely LOVE to watch a reality show for and by girls like me, who are not here for the drama. And I would LOVE to watch it on my favorite network! With more than 10 million views on YouTube and over 400K followers on Instagram, I know that I’m not the only one who’d tune in to watch her show.

If you are a reading this as a fan and follower of BeatFaceHoney, I want you to share this post on social media. That means retweet, repost, and share so that we can get our girl on TV, and on just the right network!

If this is all new to you, get to know BeatfaceHoney on YouTube, and feel free to scroll back as far as 6 years ago (The woman has BEEN WERKIN’!). I promise you’ll see what I mean. Then come back here and share, share, SHARE.

Here’s the pilot for the show that she and her team (and me!) hope will one day have a home at OWN:

My fingers are crossed, and I know that she’s leaving it up to God and the Universe.  We’ve seen it happen on her behalf before through the power of social media. Let’s see what we can collectively help manifest this time around.

Love,

@BCSTARKS

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Words of Wisdom: Stay Open… (via @TheDailyLove)

“After a few (or many) bad relationships, it’s so easy to shut down, give up, and stop believing that the right person is out there for us. Our hearts yearn to fall in love, but our minds insist it’s not possible, and we enter into a tug-of-war with ourselves. It’s as if one part of us is screaming, “Yes! I deserve a great relationship!” while another part insists, “I’ll never find him or her.” When our beliefs contradict our desires, we experience an inner conflict that not only paralyzes us, but can actually prevent us from recognizing the possibilities for love that exist all around us.” 

 
– Arielle Ford, author of “The Soulmate Secret” & “Wabi Sabi Love”

My Great Big “Aha!” Thanks to @MastinKipp

Last week I read a post on one of my favorite blogs, The Daily Love by Mastin Kipp that touched on one of the life lessons that I’ve been working through lately. This lesson involves learning to accept one’s self as being perfectly imperfect.

We all have our own unique idea of perfection, and yet sadly enough, it is often something that none of us can ever really achieve. As a result of us constantly falling short of the mark of perfection, we often feel inadequate, unworthy, ashamed and ultimately fearful that we are not enough.

Our ideas of perfection are based on what we see in the lives of others. We compare our lives with those that we feel have
what we lack, thus making ourselves somehow insufficient.

Often times we find ourselves engaged in relationships, both personal and professional, that reflect how we value ourselves. In fact, all relationships are a reflection of how we value ourselves. And anything that we can look at and admire in another is merely a reflection of our own true potential… which brings me to the topic of my own revelation.

According to A Course in Miracles, a revelation “refelcts the original form of communication between God and His creations, involving the extremely personal sense of creation sometimes sought in physical relationships… Revelation unites you directly to God.”

In other words, when we experience a revelation it feels so empowering because what is revealed is actually what God has intended life to be like for us. Although I’ve heard it time and time before, my revelation was that God intended for us to know that we are created perfectly imperfect and in his likeness.

However, throughout our lives we often forget this very important truth, and so we seek validation or our sense of worth through relationships with others (personal and professional). We sometimes think that in associating with certain people, places, job titles, or things our value somehow increases or diminishes, when in fact the truth is that we are each individually perfect just as God made us; right where we are in our lives, no matter where we are in our lives. Nothing or no one can define our worth for us, we must know it for ourselves based on God’s truths. We were created in His likeness, and therefore are perfect because we are of Him.

So much for feeling unworthy of anything, for you are worthy of EVERYTHING so long as you BELIEVE. This was such a beautiful revelation for me because I never realized how deep my own feelings of unworthiness had affected my own life experiences and past relationships. But since my revelation, life has opened up to me in so many ways because I can now act from that place of KNOWING who and what I truly am, and where my true strength comes from… nowhere outside of me!

I’m learning to release myself from the addiction known as fear by standing in my truths and walking by faith. My hope is the same for you.

Love,

@BCSTARKS

Words of Wisdom: Do we rescue others because we don’t feel good about ourselves?

“Many of us do not understand what we are responsible for and what we are not responsible for. We may believe we have to get into a tizzy when someone has a problem because it is our responsibility to do that. However, at the heart of most rescues is a demon: low self-worth. We rescue because we don’t feel good about ourselves… caretaking provides us with a temporary hit of good feelings, self-worth, and power. Just as a drink helps an alcoholic momentarily feel better, a rescue move momentarily distracts us from the pain of being who we are. We don’t feel loveable, so we settle for being needed. We don’t feel good about ourselves, so we feel compelled to do a particular thing to prove how good we are.”

– Melody Beattie, page 90 from her book “Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself”. Beattie is a New York Times Best-selling author and journalist.

[Borrowed from TheDailyLove.com]

Brittnay’s Corner: Oprah’s Life Class Season Premier (Twitter Edition)

PAIN = Pay Attention Inward Now. Don’t look for anything or anyone outside of you to fix it – Iyanla Vanzant

Tonight was the season premier of Oprah’s Life Class on OWN, and it was AMAZING!!!!  In case you missed it, you can visit Oprah.com to watch the live stream (which may not be available until tomorrow, after it has aired worldwide). The subject for tonight’s class was “Are you living in pain?” and let’s just say that it was a life lesson that can help us all heal. Tonight’s teacher was life coach, spiritual teacher, and author Iyanla Vanzant, whom I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

The people and the stories were phenomenal! I was under the impression that one of my favorite bloggers Mastin Kipp, founder of TheDailyLove.com, would be on the show as well… so I tweeted it in excitement.

Well, Mastin replied by tweeting me that he would only be blogging live from the show, and I was just beyond thrilled that he saw my tweet.

I tweeted so much out of my excitement for the world to embrace the change that is needed in humanity, that I caught the attention of @OWNtv, and they replied to me as well.

I must have been in tune with my spirit, and their intentions as well, for two of my inspirations for inspiring others to see my tweets amongst hundreds of thousands of others, and reply to me tonight. It was UBER COOL!

I also felt the outpour of others who were living a life of pain, and so I tweeted my little heart out tonight… My prayer is that I helped those who don’t know their own strength, through sharing what I now know for sure… The Kingdom of heaven is WITHIN! (Check ya Bible for that one!) 🙂

#AMEN

Love,

@BCSTARKS

Words of Wisdom

The vision that I hold about the world is that folks are doing the best they can from their point of view. But I don’t believe that anyone is going to come and save me. I believe in the power of The Uni-verse to give us visions and our own personal power of choice and faith and courage to walk out those visions no matter what may come. I know that the solution isn’t “out there” – the solution is “in here”. And the more those of us who are walking on The Path can be a living demonstration of what’s possible, of the solution, the more we will be able to show the way to others – not by what we say or do, but by who we are being.

–Mastin  Kipp (Creator of The Daily Love)

How to get over regret

As you know, I love to share with my readers the very things that inspire me to be my best self. I came across this really good video featuring life coach Christine Hassler discussing some helpful ways to let go of the ugly emotion known as regret. Its something that many people encounter here and there over the course of a lifetime, but Hasslers tells why it doesn’t have to be this way.

Check out the video below. Also, check out the accompanying article by Hassler on The Daily Love.