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HAWAII BRIDAL MAKEUP & HAIR

Team of Hawaii’s finest bridal stylists hand chosen and curated by MeiLi Autumn. Hair. Makeup. Inner radiance. Beauty with Aloha 🌺

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  • Things I HAVEN’T been doing:⠀
- meditating 🧘🏻‍♀️⠀
- listening to business podcasts 👩🏻‍💻⠀
- taking an online course 👩🏻‍🏫⠀
- reading self-help or personal development books ⠀
- going to yoga classes 🤸🏻‍♂️⠀
- counting calories ⠀
- starting a cleanse or extreme workout regime 🏃🏻‍♀️⠀

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Things I HAVE been doing ⠀
- eating when I’m hungry 🌝⠀
- eating foods I had put restrictions on 🥖🧀🍦 ⠀
- taking time to really connect with my daughter 💕⠀
- enjoying slow mornings and lots of snuggles ⠀
- trusting that I am still and always on the right path 🙏🏼✨⠀
- spending lots of time in nature 🌿🐠⠀
- finding my worth in who God says I am, not on how productive I am. ⠀
- letting go of what I thought I needed. 
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A gentle reminder not to get so caught up in striving to become a more “evolved”, “improved” “fitter” “smarter” “successful” version of you that you miss out on the one that is already perfect to begin with... ⠀
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PS: you already have it all... 
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#bodyacceptance #foodfreedom #intuitiveeating #flowlife #slowlife #whynotyou #abundantbooty #abundantbeauty #anxietycure #healingispossible #normalizenormalbodies #satisfed #idealweight #selfloveisgodslove #youareenough #youarenotalone #restinthesweetestpeace 
#Jesus #freedom
  • Things I HAVEN’T been doing:⠀
    - meditating 🧘🏻‍♀️⠀
    - listening to business podcasts 👩🏻‍💻⠀
    - taking an online course 👩🏻‍🏫⠀
    - reading self-help or personal development books ⠀
    - going to yoga classes 🤸🏻‍♂️⠀
    - counting calories ⠀
    - starting a cleanse or extreme workout regime 🏃🏻‍♀️⠀


    Things I HAVE been doing ⠀
    - eating when I’m hungry 🌝⠀
    - eating foods I had put restrictions on 🥖🧀🍦 ⠀
    - taking time to really connect with my daughter 💕⠀
    - enjoying slow mornings and lots of snuggles ⠀
    - trusting that I am still and always on the right path 🙏🏼✨⠀
    - spending lots of time in nature 🌿🐠⠀
    - finding my worth in who God says I am, not on how productive I am. ⠀
    - letting go of what I thought I needed.

    A gentle reminder not to get so caught up in striving to become a more “evolved”, “improved” “fitter” “smarter” “successful” version of you that you miss out on the one that is already perfect to begin with... ⠀
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    PS: you already have it all...
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    #bodyacceptance #foodfreedom #intuitiveeating #flowlife #slowlife #whynotyou #abundantbooty #abundantbeauty #anxietycure #healingispossible #normalizenormalbodies #satisfed #idealweight #selfloveisgodslove #youareenough #youarenotalone #restinthesweetestpeace
    #Jesus #freedom

  •  0  53  2 August, 2020
  • Here she is: the bravest most optimistic version of MeiLi... Sept 2012, 31 yo and 12 weeks pregnant. She’s at her last photoshoot in China, days away from leaving it all behind to move in with her baby daddy in the small hippy town of Pahoa and living happily ever after 😂😭. ⠀
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If this MeiLi knew what was in store she might not have gotten on that plane... but I’m so glad she did, because despite the heartache and scathing, meat-grinder-of-life circumstances, turns out her dream was still unfolding...⠀
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The current MeiLi wants you to know this- Your greatest love story is the one where you let go of all the BS stories, breakthrough the patriarchal programming, and truly behold the woman who God created- Wild. Holy. Forgiven. Free. More than a number on a scale. More than a relationship status. More than how she looks in a bathing suit. More than her purity, sweetness, or how symmetrical her face is.⠀
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Sisters- It’s been a long time coming... I mean, really... what age were you when the lie of “not enough” started. Not thin enough. No smart enough. Not pretty enough. I remember at 5yo wishing I had blue eyes like Barbie - and the wishing... well it morphed into all the things- longer legs, smaller arms, bigger lips, thinner, always thinner- it just never stopped. ⠀
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Until I had my own daughter... and I started my journey of healing so that she could see it can be done. ⠀
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Watch what happens when you love yourself exactly as you are - you give other women, and most importantly your own daughters, permission to do the same. Your unique story of becoming is a gift to this world - ESPECIALLY if you don’t fit the mold of what it means to be a woman... a mother... a success. Stop apologizing for being you. ⠀
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We are our ancestors wildest dream... and you are your own heroine. ⠀
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Challenge accepted. 
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#womensupportingwomen #lovethewomanyouarebecoming #lovethewomanyouarenow #grandmothersprayers #comingtrue #selfcompassion #godsplan #iaccept #forgiven #wild #holy #free #singlemombychoice #stillsoworthy #jesusinme #iamenough
  • Here she is: the bravest most optimistic version of MeiLi... Sept 2012, 31 yo and 12 weeks pregnant. She’s at her last photoshoot in China, days away from leaving it all behind to move in with her baby daddy in the small hippy town of Pahoa and living happily ever after 😂😭. ⠀
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    If this MeiLi knew what was in store she might not have gotten on that plane... but I’m so glad she did, because despite the heartache and scathing, meat-grinder-of-life circumstances, turns out her dream was still unfolding...⠀
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    The current MeiLi wants you to know this- Your greatest love story is the one where you let go of all the BS stories, breakthrough the patriarchal programming, and truly behold the woman who God created- Wild. Holy. Forgiven. Free. More than a number on a scale. More than a relationship status. More than how she looks in a bathing suit. More than her purity, sweetness, or how symmetrical her face is.⠀
    .⠀
    Sisters- It’s been a long time coming... I mean, really... what age were you when the lie of “not enough” started. Not thin enough. No smart enough. Not pretty enough. I remember at 5yo wishing I had blue eyes like Barbie - and the wishing... well it morphed into all the things- longer legs, smaller arms, bigger lips, thinner, always thinner- it just never stopped. ⠀

    Until I had my own daughter... and I started my journey of healing so that she could see it can be done. ⠀

    Watch what happens when you love yourself exactly as you are - you give other women, and most importantly your own daughters, permission to do the same. Your unique story of becoming is a gift to this world - ESPECIALLY if you don’t fit the mold of what it means to be a woman... a mother... a success. Stop apologizing for being you. ⠀
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    We are our ancestors wildest dream... and you are your own heroine. ⠀
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    Challenge accepted.
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    #womensupportingwomen #lovethewomanyouarebecoming #lovethewomanyouarenow #grandmothersprayers #comingtrue #selfcompassion #godsplan #iaccept #forgiven #wild #holy #free #singlemombychoice #stillsoworthy #jesusinme #iamenough

  •  0  33  28 July, 2020
  • My first face since Covid ... I don’t think I’ve gone that long in almost 2 decades without doing makeup. 😱 Tbh ... it was a nice break - but only to remind me how much I love it. ⠀
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Kamaile, I met you - a single mom to two keiki, running a preschool, possibly unaware of the immense beauty you exude inside and out. I asked you to model for me one day. ⠀
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Do you know how life-giving it was for me to practice makeup artistry again on someone else. Did you know the moment you gasped at your reflection, I teared up... I remembered how powerful it is for a woman to really SEE herself ... and I also realized this is a gift I can give to a woman- yes, on her wedding day, but also because um... she’s surviving a #pandemic... still holding it together, possibly alone, and maybe in some desperate need of a little sparkling reminder that she is still magic. ⠀
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Ladies, you are a BRIDE OF LIFE. Show up for yourself, love life and it will love you back. Married or not, the most important relationship you have is the one you have with yourself. I will ALWAYS be an advocate of helping women love themselves, and my artistry is a tool for that. What an honor. ⠀
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Thanks to my creative partners @brejanephoto, @zeb.films and @mauiweddinggownpressing for throwing this shoot together in 24 hours and doing it 2020 style - backyard chic. 
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(Ok, back to my current reality of an impending hurricane and a flurry of Covid activity on Maui, which means this may be my last face again for awhile 🤪🤦🏻‍♀️... stay safe out there loves...)
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#pandemicbride #tropicalvibes #bridetobe2020 #makeupartistry #makeuptherapy #somethingimreallygoodat #helpingwomen #seetheirbeauty #iseeyou #bringforthbeauty #prayersformaui
  • My first face since Covid ... I don’t think I’ve gone that long in almost 2 decades without doing makeup. 😱 Tbh ... it was a nice break - but only to remind me how much I love it. ⠀
    .⠀
    Kamaile, I met you - a single mom to two keiki, running a preschool, possibly unaware of the immense beauty you exude inside and out. I asked you to model for me one day. ⠀
    .⠀
    Do you know how life-giving it was for me to practice makeup artistry again on someone else. Did you know the moment you gasped at your reflection, I teared up... I remembered how powerful it is for a woman to really SEE herself ... and I also realized this is a gift I can give to a woman- yes, on her wedding day, but also because um... she’s surviving a #pandemic... still holding it together, possibly alone, and maybe in some desperate need of a little sparkling reminder that she is still magic. ⠀

    Ladies, you are a BRIDE OF LIFE. Show up for yourself, love life and it will love you back. Married or not, the most important relationship you have is the one you have with yourself. I will ALWAYS be an advocate of helping women love themselves, and my artistry is a tool for that. What an honor. ⠀

    Thanks to my creative partners @brejanephoto, @zeb.films and @mauiweddinggownpressing for throwing this shoot together in 24 hours and doing it 2020 style - backyard chic.
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    (Ok, back to my current reality of an impending hurricane and a flurry of Covid activity on Maui, which means this may be my last face again for awhile 🤪🤦🏻‍♀️... stay safe out there loves...)
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    #pandemicbride #tropicalvibes #bridetobe2020 #makeupartistry #makeuptherapy #somethingimreallygoodat #helpingwomen #seetheirbeauty #iseeyou #bringforthbeauty #prayersformaui

  •  0  13  26 July, 2020
  • Real beauty isn’t about symmetry, or weight or makeup. It’s about looking life right in the face and seeing all its magnificence reflected in your own. - Valerie Monroe⠀
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You are beautiful, in a thousand ways that have nothing to do with how you look... it’s how you show up for life, how resilient you are, how much you care for the oppressed, stand up for the marginalized, uplift the downtrodden. It’s how you can always point out the beauty in others, it’s how fully present you are. It’s in the gratitude you offer daily, and the ways you share your joy. There are a myriad of ways to measure beauty, how much you love will always be the most beautiful thing about you. ⠀
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Even if I can’t hug you, or you can’t see my smile underneath the mask- I hope you feel the intense love-beams coming from my eyeballs 🤩😍. ⠀
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(Just living each day in a state of surrender- most days I’m wearing nothin but sunscreen and smiles - nothing to prove- love is all that matters... 💕🤙🏼)⠀
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#godfirst #loveharder #selfacceptance #youareworthy #youareenough #mauimakeupartist #loveisbeautiful #youarebeautiful #surrendering #somuchtobethankfulfor #blessedbeyondmeasure
  • Real beauty isn’t about symmetry, or weight or makeup. It’s about looking life right in the face and seeing all its magnificence reflected in your own. - Valerie Monroe⠀

    You are beautiful, in a thousand ways that have nothing to do with how you look... it’s how you show up for life, how resilient you are, how much you care for the oppressed, stand up for the marginalized, uplift the downtrodden. It’s how you can always point out the beauty in others, it’s how fully present you are. It’s in the gratitude you offer daily, and the ways you share your joy. There are a myriad of ways to measure beauty, how much you love will always be the most beautiful thing about you. ⠀

    Even if I can’t hug you, or you can’t see my smile underneath the mask- I hope you feel the intense love-beams coming from my eyeballs 🤩😍. ⠀
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    (Just living each day in a state of surrender- most days I’m wearing nothin but sunscreen and smiles - nothing to prove- love is all that matters... 💕🤙🏼)⠀
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    #godfirst #loveharder #selfacceptance #youareworthy #youareenough #mauimakeupartist #loveisbeautiful #youarebeautiful #surrendering #somuchtobethankfulfor #blessedbeyondmeasure

  •  0  23  23 July, 2020
  • Once a boat girl, always a boat girl... before I was a makeup artist, I worked on sail boats and dove these waters more than I can count. I think it’s been over 6 years since I visited Molokini ... and the waters are just as abundant with vibrant marine life as I remember it. 🐠🐟🐡⠀
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Thanks to Trilogy Excursions @sailtrilogy for offering Kama’aina trips to Molokini on fri/sat - it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to go to the crater and be the ONLY BOAT. ⠀

Memories are forever. 💕⠀
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I know there is a lot of loss, uncertainty, stress rn - and I can’t possibly know what you may be going through, but I do know that life can be heavy even without Covid! And If this time has taught me anything it’s to truly seize the moments, suck the marrow out of life, and stop waiting for things to “go back to normal”. If this is the new normal, I accept... gonna just keep swimming. 🧜🏾‍♀️⠀
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(Thanks to Lauren from @islanddreamproductions for snapping these incredible pics of our mermaid life, and for @mai_underwear for making a body suit that I practically live in these days. Grab one too- Code MABLOVE) ⠀
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#kamaainafirst #sailorsdaughter #sailingfamily #takepictures #leavebubbles #ecotourism #familybiz
  • Once a boat girl, always a boat girl... before I was a makeup artist, I worked on sail boats and dove these waters more than I can count. I think it’s been over 6 years since I visited Molokini ... and the waters are just as abundant with vibrant marine life as I remember it. 🐠🐟🐡⠀

    Thanks to Trilogy Excursions @sailtrilogy for offering Kama’aina trips to Molokini on fri/sat - it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to go to the crater and be the ONLY BOAT. ⠀

    Memories are forever. 💕⠀

    I know there is a lot of loss, uncertainty, stress rn - and I can’t possibly know what you may be going through, but I do know that life can be heavy even without Covid! And If this time has taught me anything it’s to truly seize the moments, suck the marrow out of life, and stop waiting for things to “go back to normal”. If this is the new normal, I accept... gonna just keep swimming. 🧜🏾‍♀️⠀
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    (Thanks to Lauren from @islanddreamproductions for snapping these incredible pics of our mermaid life, and for @mai_underwear for making a body suit that I practically live in these days. Grab one too- Code MABLOVE) ⠀
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    #kamaainafirst #sailorsdaughter #sailingfamily #takepictures #leavebubbles #ecotourism #familybiz

  •  0  58  18 July, 2020
  • I don’t know if it was our trip to a Oahu, the realization that life is so fleeting (rest in love Aunty) or that SAM-e kicking in, but I’m feeling like 2020 might still turn out to be the best year in ways I didn’t even know I needed. ⠀
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Truth is I needed this break. Our island needed this break. And that’s just what it is, a time out - it’s not a forever situation- we will reopen- and when we do we will welcome our brides with so much Aloha. But for now I’m fully embracing this time with my daughter and living my own Maui summer break. I am so grateful for it. ⠀
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My daughter told me the other day this is the happiest she’s ever been. She said I was the best (which is another miracle 😝). I feel like I’m actually getting that elusive “Joy of parenting” thing. I’m more present, I have more to give. I have slowed waaaay down to find our rhythm. Im eating the ice cream with her, chasing the sunsets, taking the naps... I’m making up for lost time. ⠀
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I will always look back at this remarkably complex situation that stripped me of all the things I thought I needed, to come back to the core of what this life is really about. ⠀
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(It’s love... with a side of ice cream 😆)⠀
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#maui #summervibes #gratefulheart #mauimakeupartist #wego #chasingsunsets #surrender #joyofparenting #heavenonearth
  • I don’t know if it was our trip to a Oahu, the realization that life is so fleeting (rest in love Aunty) or that SAM-e kicking in, but I’m feeling like 2020 might still turn out to be the best year in ways I didn’t even know I needed. ⠀
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    Truth is I needed this break. Our island needed this break. And that’s just what it is, a time out - it’s not a forever situation- we will reopen- and when we do we will welcome our brides with so much Aloha. But for now I’m fully embracing this time with my daughter and living my own Maui summer break. I am so grateful for it. ⠀

    My daughter told me the other day this is the happiest she’s ever been. She said I was the best (which is another miracle 😝). I feel like I’m actually getting that elusive “Joy of parenting” thing. I’m more present, I have more to give. I have slowed waaaay down to find our rhythm. Im eating the ice cream with her, chasing the sunsets, taking the naps... I’m making up for lost time. ⠀

    I will always look back at this remarkably complex situation that stripped me of all the things I thought I needed, to come back to the core of what this life is really about. ⠀
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    (It’s love... with a side of ice cream 😆)⠀
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    #maui #summervibes #gratefulheart #mauimakeupartist #wego #chasingsunsets #surrender #joyofparenting #heavenonearth

  •  0  27  15 July, 2020
  • Smiley eyes 😁. I’ve never been more excited to get on a plane - there is a tad bit of underlying anxiety of all that entails with traveling right now, but honestly the rush of visiting another island is making me giddy. ⠀
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We are heading to Oahu for the week to visit my family there... specifically my aunty who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer days before her 80th bday- during Covid none the less. She is surrounded by so much love, and we can’t wait to add to it. ⠀
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This is the fullness of life. Elation. Sorrow. Sweetness. Grief. My heart under fire with such intense emotions and wondering how it’s possible to feel all of it at once. ⠀
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So we put on our masks, our brave faces, our trusting hearts, and we find all the ways to stay in gratitude ... so very grateful to get to do this trip. After grappling with all the uncertainty, loss, and heaviness that has transpired recently, it feels like a straight up miracle. If it hasn’t happened for you yet, and you are still trudging through that valley, I know it can feel impossible... don’t give up, your miracle is on it’s way. ✨💫🌟🌙
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#miraclemaker #ooohsograteful #loveiscomingforyou #fuckcancer #loveisbigger #ohanaiseverything #gracewins #findyourjoy #2020vision #maybeitsthebestyear #godbless #custommasks @crystalpfeifermillinery
  • Smiley eyes 😁. I’ve never been more excited to get on a plane - there is a tad bit of underlying anxiety of all that entails with traveling right now, but honestly the rush of visiting another island is making me giddy. ⠀
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    We are heading to Oahu for the week to visit my family there... specifically my aunty who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer days before her 80th bday- during Covid none the less. She is surrounded by so much love, and we can’t wait to add to it. ⠀

    This is the fullness of life. Elation. Sorrow. Sweetness. Grief. My heart under fire with such intense emotions and wondering how it’s possible to feel all of it at once. ⠀

    So we put on our masks, our brave faces, our trusting hearts, and we find all the ways to stay in gratitude ... so very grateful to get to do this trip. After grappling with all the uncertainty, loss, and heaviness that has transpired recently, it feels like a straight up miracle. If it hasn’t happened for you yet, and you are still trudging through that valley, I know it can feel impossible... don’t give up, your miracle is on it’s way. ✨💫🌟🌙
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    #miraclemaker #ooohsograteful #loveiscomingforyou #fuckcancer #loveisbigger #ohanaiseverything #gracewins #findyourjoy #2020vision #maybeitsthebestyear #godbless #custommasks @crystalpfeifermillinery

  •  0  14  3 July, 2020
  • This is your permission slip ... if you’ve been struggling, if your mind has been spinning and you feel like you should be doing more but you can’t quite find the focus or direction- you have permission to simply put down the “shoulds”, let go of your impossibly high expectations and be ok with taking a legit break. Rest is also a revolution. .
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We’ve collectively been through A LOT and it’s cruel to expect to just bounce back like nothing has happened - it’s ok if you are still reeling from all of it. So if you can, commit to focusing on things that make you feel good, happy, joyful and healthy. No slay- Go play!⠀
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I noticed last week my mental health was suffering (you are not alone!) so I got off my phone and made it my mission to do things that I know make me feel good- surfing the south swell, kiteboarding on the summer winds, cooking up dinners for my girlfriends, polar plunging in the Iao River water with my daughter- even got to attend Church and do a hot yoga sesh. I feel soooo much better.  Instead of focusing on “slaying” it right now, getting my mind and body and spirit in alignment is the goal. ⠀
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In the spirit of play- I ordered some new makeup (eeeee) and tried the AHMAZING Black owned cosmetic @uomabeauty line that has an impressive 51 shades for ALL skin tones! The foundation and eyeliner get a MAB stamp of approval. It’s my intention to continue to seek out and support BIPOC beauty lines, and this one is bomb.com. ⠀
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So my girl, what’s your plan- I always recommend a good sweat, getting in nature, talking to your girlfriends, eating nourishing foods, praying and playing - and adding a bold liner and lip . ⠀
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Give me a 💋 emoji if you are committed to make your joy a priority this week! You are worth it... .
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#mentalhealthmatters #selfcareishealthcare #wakeprayplay #restisrevolutionary #joyisyourbirthright #dontshouldonyourself #sweatismyfavoriteaccessory #surf #kite #run #pray #jesus #inclusivebeauty #beautyrevolution #blackownedbeauty #alignmentbeforeaction #selfcareissoulcare
  • This is your permission slip ... if you’ve been struggling, if your mind has been spinning and you feel like you should be doing more but you can’t quite find the focus or direction- you have permission to simply put down the “shoulds”, let go of your impossibly high expectations and be ok with taking a legit break. Rest is also a revolution. .

    We’ve collectively been through A LOT and it’s cruel to expect to just bounce back like nothing has happened - it’s ok if you are still reeling from all of it. So if you can, commit to focusing on things that make you feel good, happy, joyful and healthy. No slay- Go play!⠀

    I noticed last week my mental health was suffering (you are not alone!) so I got off my phone and made it my mission to do things that I know make me feel good- surfing the south swell, kiteboarding on the summer winds, cooking up dinners for my girlfriends, polar plunging in the Iao River water with my daughter- even got to attend Church and do a hot yoga sesh. I feel soooo much better. Instead of focusing on “slaying” it right now, getting my mind and body and spirit in alignment is the goal. ⠀
    .

    In the spirit of play- I ordered some new makeup (eeeee) and tried the AHMAZING Black owned cosmetic @uomabeauty line that has an impressive 51 shades for ALL skin tones! The foundation and eyeliner get a MAB stamp of approval. It’s my intention to continue to seek out and support BIPOC beauty lines, and this one is bomb.com. ⠀
    .⠀
    So my girl, what’s your plan- I always recommend a good sweat, getting in nature, talking to your girlfriends, eating nourishing foods, praying and playing - and adding a bold liner and lip . ⠀
    .⠀
    Give me a 💋 emoji if you are committed to make your joy a priority this week! You are worth it... .
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    #mentalhealthmatters #selfcareishealthcare #wakeprayplay #restisrevolutionary #joyisyourbirthright #dontshouldonyourself #sweatismyfavoriteaccessory #surf #kite #run #pray #jesus #inclusivebeauty #beautyrevolution #blackownedbeauty #alignmentbeforeaction #selfcareissoulcare

  •  0  10  24 June, 2020
  • MeiLi here- time for another little intro bc it’s been awhile and well, feels like a lot (everything) has changed ... ⠀
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So hi! Its me! I cringe at the word “boss babe”, I write really long captions and sometimes over share. I believe we are all more alike than we are different and there is strength in vulnerability. My wish is for all women to learn how to love themselves well, how to heal from negative body image, how to rise above self limiting thoughts so we can live a life of purpose and freedom. ⭐️💫⠀
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I won’t sell you a quick fix, or claim to have it figured out... I’m a work in progress- however I will not shy from sharing my breakthroughs and wins in life and business bc I’m done being my own worst critic and together we rise! When I do share it’s in the hope you can visualize it for yourself as well. 💃🏻💸⠀
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I may not know how to keep my car clean, but I’m a reaaalllyyyy good makeup artist who is beyond blessed to share my artistry with other women, and I love that I get to be a part of someone’s wedding day. I never take it lightly-what an honor! 
Ive always said that makeup can be a powerful tool to accentuate the beauty that already exists, and I live for the moments a woman says YES to herself. (There are some good ones in my transformation Highlights! ☝🏼) ⠀
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I love to share brands that align with the values of clean beauty, inclusivity and sustainability and to offer my own beauty, mental health, and self care tips- things that have worked for me. I believe in a holistic approach to wellness and having dealt with #alltheissues, I know makeup is just the sprinkle on top the inner work that needs to be done to truly shine. ✨🌟⚡️⠀
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I still sometimes struggle with thinking I need to work harder, be a better mom, drink more celery juice (lol), and be productive in order to be worthy. But I can come back to the truth that I am beloved child of God and that I am enough (and so are you)... and I’m learning to rest in that.
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If you’ve made it this far, Id love if you said hi back... and um... also wanted to show you my new reading nook! It makes me so happy, and as someone who is prone to depression, finding joy daily is my revolution. 💋
#aloha
  • MeiLi here- time for another little intro bc it’s been awhile and well, feels like a lot (everything) has changed ... ⠀
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    So hi! Its me! I cringe at the word “boss babe”, I write really long captions and sometimes over share. I believe we are all more alike than we are different and there is strength in vulnerability. My wish is for all women to learn how to love themselves well, how to heal from negative body image, how to rise above self limiting thoughts so we can live a life of purpose and freedom. ⭐️💫⠀
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    I won’t sell you a quick fix, or claim to have it figured out... I’m a work in progress- however I will not shy from sharing my breakthroughs and wins in life and business bc I’m done being my own worst critic and together we rise! When I do share it’s in the hope you can visualize it for yourself as well. 💃🏻💸⠀
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    I may not know how to keep my car clean, but I’m a reaaalllyyyy good makeup artist who is beyond blessed to share my artistry with other women, and I love that I get to be a part of someone’s wedding day. I never take it lightly-what an honor!
    Ive always said that makeup can be a powerful tool to accentuate the beauty that already exists, and I live for the moments a woman says YES to herself. (There are some good ones in my transformation Highlights! ☝🏼) ⠀
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    I love to share brands that align with the values of clean beauty, inclusivity and sustainability and to offer my own beauty, mental health, and self care tips- things that have worked for me. I believe in a holistic approach to wellness and having dealt with #alltheissues, I know makeup is just the sprinkle on top the inner work that needs to be done to truly shine. ✨🌟⚡️⠀

    I still sometimes struggle with thinking I need to work harder, be a better mom, drink more celery juice (lol), and be productive in order to be worthy. But I can come back to the truth that I am beloved child of God and that I am enough (and so are you)... and I’m learning to rest in that.

    If you’ve made it this far, Id love if you said hi back... and um... also wanted to show you my new reading nook! It makes me so happy, and as someone who is prone to depression, finding joy daily is my revolution. 💋
    #aloha

  •  0  49  21 June, 2020
  • JUNETEENTH ... Did you learn about it in school? I don’t remember learning about it- and if I did, it’s importance sure wasn’t impressed upon me... But I know about it now! And some of it is messed up (like how it took two more years for Texas to get on board with the abolition of slavery)... I also don’t have the personal history or traditions that go along with it but I do feel that it’s truly a day to celebrate the small triumphs and educate our children with important facts that they may not learn in school. ⠀
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It’s interesting, as kids we learned about July 4th as our independence day but June 19 is the day our nation made a significant step closer to freedom! There’s still work to be done, we are not free until we are all free, and education is key... ⠀
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My print order from @pinklomein_ has shipped and it’s the perfect reminder for today and every day. May we all take the steps to heal, grow, learn and LOVE ... remember to be kind to yourself... your feelings are valid, self care is essential ... I’m feeling uplifted today, how are you doing... ALOHA FRIDAY darlings!!! 💕⠀
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#junteenth #blackartmatters #newtraditions #healinggenerationalwounds #reeducation #alohafriday #healgrowlearn #feelinggood #joyisarevolution
  • JUNETEENTH ... Did you learn about it in school? I don’t remember learning about it- and if I did, it’s importance sure wasn’t impressed upon me... But I know about it now! And some of it is messed up (like how it took two more years for Texas to get on board with the abolition of slavery)... I also don’t have the personal history or traditions that go along with it but I do feel that it’s truly a day to celebrate the small triumphs and educate our children with important facts that they may not learn in school. ⠀
    🤓✊🏼

    It’s interesting, as kids we learned about July 4th as our independence day but June 19 is the day our nation made a significant step closer to freedom! There’s still work to be done, we are not free until we are all free, and education is key... ⠀
    ✌🏻⠀

    My print order from @pinklomein_ has shipped and it’s the perfect reminder for today and every day. May we all take the steps to heal, grow, learn and LOVE ... remember to be kind to yourself... your feelings are valid, self care is essential ... I’m feeling uplifted today, how are you doing... ALOHA FRIDAY darlings!!! 💕⠀

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    #junteenth #blackartmatters #newtraditions #healinggenerationalwounds #reeducation #alohafriday #healgrowlearn #feelinggood #joyisarevolution

  •  0  5  20 June, 2020
  • How have you been? How is your heart? Are you exhausted? Fully rested? Overwhelmed? Have you been drinking enough water? Have you been drinking? Has your world crumbled a bit? Are you able to embrace this down time or do you secretly miss the hustle. Did you finally get a hair cut? Did it help raise your mood? Was there a part of you that considered going grey? Have you enjoyed the break from beauty rituals or were you the first one booked at the medispa? Have you reached deeper levels of acceptance? Do you feel like you’ve aged 5 years? ⠀
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Have you gone back to work? Were you able to get in flow after all this time off? Have you been working out? Did your gym permanently shut down too? When was the last time you did yoga, got a massage, were deeply held. When was the last time you let the ocean carry your burdens? Have you questioned the role social medias plays in your life? Have you been feeling lonely, anxious, depressed? Do you wonder if you are the only one who feels this way? Do you think about going on meds? Doing an ayahuasca ceremony? Getting a tattoo? ⠀
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Are you so grateful for all this time with your kids, or are you about to lose your mind. Can it be both? Do you threaten to throw away the iPad/TV but then never do it bc it gives you some alone time? Have you faced off with your shadow recently? Were you able to love yourself through it? Have you found yourself praying more? Do you talk to Jesus? Mother Mary? Angels? Your future self? Do you really think life is going back to the way it was? Do you really want it to? Do you trust that everything is still working out in your favor? Are you being kind to yourself? ⠀
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*Things I really want to ask you when I see you but instead we will say that everything is fine and I’m fine and it’s all fine... bc it is... but it’s also so many things... *⠀
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(I don’t know what you are going through, but I do know that it’s been a historically intense year and it would be insane if you didn’t feel the weight of it at times. I also know that you are not alone, you are loved and covered in grace, and this too shall pass.)⠀
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#Godsstillgotyou #resiliencyissexy #strongertogether #beinghuman #joyisourdailyrevolution
  • How have you been? How is your heart? Are you exhausted? Fully rested? Overwhelmed? Have you been drinking enough water? Have you been drinking? Has your world crumbled a bit? Are you able to embrace this down time or do you secretly miss the hustle. Did you finally get a hair cut? Did it help raise your mood? Was there a part of you that considered going grey? Have you enjoyed the break from beauty rituals or were you the first one booked at the medispa? Have you reached deeper levels of acceptance? Do you feel like you’ve aged 5 years? ⠀

    Have you gone back to work? Were you able to get in flow after all this time off? Have you been working out? Did your gym permanently shut down too? When was the last time you did yoga, got a massage, were deeply held. When was the last time you let the ocean carry your burdens? Have you questioned the role social medias plays in your life? Have you been feeling lonely, anxious, depressed? Do you wonder if you are the only one who feels this way? Do you think about going on meds? Doing an ayahuasca ceremony? Getting a tattoo? ⠀

    Are you so grateful for all this time with your kids, or are you about to lose your mind. Can it be both? Do you threaten to throw away the iPad/TV but then never do it bc it gives you some alone time? Have you faced off with your shadow recently? Were you able to love yourself through it? Have you found yourself praying more? Do you talk to Jesus? Mother Mary? Angels? Your future self? Do you really think life is going back to the way it was? Do you really want it to? Do you trust that everything is still working out in your favor? Are you being kind to yourself? ⠀

    *Things I really want to ask you when I see you but instead we will say that everything is fine and I’m fine and it’s all fine... bc it is... but it’s also so many things... *⠀

    (I don’t know what you are going through, but I do know that it’s been a historically intense year and it would be insane if you didn’t feel the weight of it at times. I also know that you are not alone, you are loved and covered in grace, and this too shall pass.)⠀

    #Godsstillgotyou #resiliencyissexy #strongertogether #beinghuman #joyisourdailyrevolution

  •  0  26  19 June, 2020
  • Hi. I miss you. Ive been in it. I’ve been reading, watching, learning, listening (highly recommend @laylafsaad Me and White Supremacy)- it’s been uncomfortable, and heart opening, and at times overwhelming. But Im dedicated (and excited!) to move  forward on a forever journey of being an ally, an anti-racist and how to truly love and support my BIPOC brothers and sisters. This is not business as usual. This is business with more grit and purpose! ⠀
I might not always have the right words, but that’s ok bc what’s needed is action and awareness ... And putting money where my mouth is.
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- MAB has stocked up on some amazing products from black owned beauty biz @uomabeauty @kncbeauty @mentedcosmetics - We support and donate to @thelovelandfoundation that funds therapy to black women (thank you @rachel.cargle) - We are committed to continue education in artistry and online workshops from other black mua and are thrilled to be learning from the makeup mogul herself @tiyanarobinsonbeauty ⠀
- We are committed to featuring more women of color and makeup styles featured. ⠀
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Also darling, please know that although these are great actions (and perhaps you are inspired to do some of the same), the most important thing is to BE the change. Ask God to reveal the parts within you that are afraid, that need more love, so you can heal as well. We are not free until we are all free. Maybe you don’t know what the right thing to do is- same here- it’s ok- This is not a race, it’s a pivotal time in our history that we get to be a part of radical change that our world so desperately needs. ⠀
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Healing takes times. Becoming the change takes time. Keep making the steps! As awkward and fumbly and imperfect as they may be- I’ll be right there too. Sending so much love to all on the journey, and to my BIPOC community, we see you, we hear you, we stand with you and we are committed to doing the work to do better. .
(First slide graphic by @mkoby_ that perfectly captures a mood rn. Last slide quote by @adrianmichaelgreen who’s words are medicine 🙏🏼) .
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#blackartmatters #blackbeautymatters #blackpoetrymatters #joyisarevolutionaryact #staythecourse #foreverally
  • Hi. I miss you. Ive been in it. I’ve been reading, watching, learning, listening (highly recommend @laylafsaad Me and White Supremacy)- it’s been uncomfortable, and heart opening, and at times overwhelming. But Im dedicated (and excited!) to move forward on a forever journey of being an ally, an anti-racist and how to truly love and support my BIPOC brothers and sisters. This is not business as usual. This is business with more grit and purpose! ⠀
    I might not always have the right words, but that’s ok bc what’s needed is action and awareness ... And putting money where my mouth is.

    - MAB has stocked up on some amazing products from black owned beauty biz @uomabeauty @kncbeauty @mentedcosmetics - We support and donate to @thelovelandfoundation that funds therapy to black women (thank you @rachel.cargle) - We are committed to continue education in artistry and online workshops from other black mua and are thrilled to be learning from the makeup mogul herself @tiyanarobinsonbeauty
    - We are committed to featuring more women of color and makeup styles featured. ⠀

    Also darling, please know that although these are great actions (and perhaps you are inspired to do some of the same), the most important thing is to BE the change. Ask God to reveal the parts within you that are afraid, that need more love, so you can heal as well. We are not free until we are all free. Maybe you don’t know what the right thing to do is- same here- it’s ok- This is not a race, it’s a pivotal time in our history that we get to be a part of radical change that our world so desperately needs. ⠀

    Healing takes times. Becoming the change takes time. Keep making the steps! As awkward and fumbly and imperfect as they may be- I’ll be right there too. Sending so much love to all on the journey, and to my BIPOC community, we see you, we hear you, we stand with you and we are committed to doing the work to do better. .
    (First slide graphic by @mkoby_ that perfectly captures a mood rn. Last slide quote by @adrianmichaelgreen who’s words are medicine 🙏🏼) .
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    #blackartmatters #blackbeautymatters #blackpoetrymatters #joyisarevolutionaryact #staythecourse #foreverally

  •  0  7  12 June, 2020