My Resolutions For 2016. Let’s Do This!

I’m definitely into making resolutions. What I have not been quite so into is keeping resolutions. But you know how when you write your goals down you’re more likely to achieve them? I figured this principle would work even better if I committed these resolutions to video. You see it here first, folks. This year I’m serious. 

Most of my goals this year are biz related which is a-ok because  in the legendary words of one Shawn Carter, “I’m a business, man!”

The Resolutionz

  1. I’m doing the YouTube thang! I know, I have videos on my channel already. I know, people have actually said to me, ” Oh, you should do more videos!” But somehow those words always fell on deaf ears for me. Changing that now.
  2. I launched a t-shirt line! The idea for Brown Girl Gorgeous literally just came to me in the middle of the night. I researched, designed and launched my site all at once and I couldn’t be happier. This is the year that I turn Brown Girl Gorgeous in a movement for ALL of us! Take a look at the shop:
  3. It’s time to stop, collaborate and listen. I’m trying to make life a little less of a solo affair.

I have so many things swirling through my brain and this is the way I’m letting you know what I’m putting down. Tell me friends…Do you make resolutions? How do you make sure that you follow through?

The Ultimate Guide to Making a Great Quality Video…On Your Cellphone!

I don’t know if you know this, but I spend the vast majority of my day making videos. I know, crazy, right? I work at a non-profit as the Creative Production Manager and in my role there, I have taken the agency forward with the creation of a video studio and training staff on video creation under my belt.

One of the things I always get asked is “How can I make great videos? I have a great idea but I don’t know HOW to actually do it!” The truth is you have the most important tool you need to capture and edit a great video with you all of the time… YOUR CELLPHONE. That’s why I created the guide, “Get That Video!”


quality cellphone videos


Get this guide to making quality cellphone videos and you will learn:

Principles of Lighting
How to Get the Most Crisp and Clear Sound
Shooting Basics
Best Editing Tools for iOS, Android and Windows Phone

This guide can be yours for FREE! All you need to do is sign up. You’ll get the guide delivered straight to your inbox!

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Join Glamulet in Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women worldwide. It is rare to meet someone who has not been effected by the disease directly. But with the increase in awareness and early diagnosis, the amount of women who die from the disease has been on the constant decline since 1990.

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, jewelry company, Glamulet, has produced a series of beads and charms and the beads are not only symbolic– 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the breast cancer charity of their choice.

I will be adding a charm to the bracelet that I wear every day– keeping the spirit of “Pink October” with me year-round.

Join Glamulet in helping all women faced with this disease live to the fullest.




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Beyond the Everyday: Makeup in Film at Full Sail

I wear makeup nearly every day– I think of my face as a forgiving canvas and it’s hard for me to resist the urge to paint every day. Though I have been known to bring the drama, my general personal style features a more natural face look. Being a makeup artist is one of the ways that I really get to express my creativity– working with different faces to create a variety of looks is always exciting.

I graduated from Full Sail University in 2009 as a Digital Arts and Design major. We did it all– from web design to graphic design to videography. The school has always had a focus on creating artists who would be able to go forth and have knowledge of every aspect of their industry. But we never tackled anything like what is happening in the film program. This video covers the Film Makeup class and has me itching to go back to school.

Read the full article here at the Full Sail Blog.


Spring is Here, and Spring Style has Sprung!

I don’t know how excited you are but I am so darn HAPPY that it is finally spring! I broke out my spring style favorites and had a ritualistic burning of all of my winter clothing because I was too filled with joy to think rationally.


I so rarely remember to take photos of my outfits, so I’m treating you a ‘lil bit, showing you what I look like without a sweater and a beanie.

Crop tops never went out of style for me; my stomach has been hanging out freely since 1985. I grabbed this one in two colors from H&M last summer. I paired the short shirt with a knit sweater vest (I’ve worn it death for years!) and one of my favorite pairs of jeans. The jeans are also an old school classic with an equally old school label. They’re FUBU. [insert laugh track here] They harken back to the days when most denim seemed to be not quite that and have more structure than most “true” denim. They are stretchy and have a perfect medium rise and I bought them two sizes too big and ended up with a perfectly hip slung, elegant, boyfriend jean. I bought them sometime in college, probably around 2004. I couldn’t find the jeans I wanted, so I made them. I spent most of this day sitting so I could finally find the justification to teeter around in these beautiful, blush suede pumps from Zara.

The outfit was really second fiddle to my other production that day…my return to YouTube! This first video is worth the watch:

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