Every now and again, I like to browse the Youtubes for hair and/or make-up inspiration. Not too long ago, I happened upon a video of a look I wanted to try. The look is what hooked me initially, but the spunky personality of the make-up artist, Kandee Johnson (which is totally a sweet name...haha, get it? I'm sure she's heard that a couple (million) times), drew me in. The more I learned about her the more I liked her! For instance: on her "About Me" page, she says in the 80's she played with barbies. Guess what ya'll, so did I! Clearly we have a lot in common.
What I really enjoyed was learning about her story. She's been through a lot of really difficult situations, and come out on the other side not only ok, but with such a positive attitude! I love that she didn't let what she went through take her spirit. Instead she pressed on, followed her dreams, and is now encouraging others to do the same. Sometimes we forget that the bitter and sad times can become the very things that motivates us to live the "sweet" life we've always wanted. We all get knocked down, but the important thing is that we don't stay down.
How do you turn the bitter into the sweet?
Inspired by this video.
Cardigan: New York & Company
Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Steve Madden
Necklace: Arden B
Bracelet (right): Vintage
Earrings: Forever 21
Bangles: Totally don't remember. Sorry!