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23rd of February

Let’s Take the Masks Off


Whenever people ask me what do you do?  I say, ” Makeup Artist “….. All passionately of course (you know me) and then I say, ” I really love what I do! ” I sometimes get these very weird looks and then sometimes there are those people who are truly interested in why I do what I do.

So today I’m speaking to both of those. I consider what I do a ministry and also happens to be my main source of income. It’s truly the best of both worlds, thank you Lord!

I’ll be honest, I’ve really had to ask the Lord to show me how to use makeup as a ministry. There is the obvious of helping people feel beautiful. But there is also the obvious factor that I am covering up flaws and putting makeup over the face. Well, let’s go on a little history journey. The Egyptians were one of the first creators of makeup. The queens and princesses often adorned themselves in gold and did beautiful intricate eye designs. They were known by their people as royalty because of how they dressed and how they represented their identity to society. You may see where I’m going with this. Yes, it’s so easy to get up in the morning and just slap on your face and pretend all is ok in your world while your dying a little inside. I did that for years! I truly believe the world has tainted what makeup is… It’s not something to hide behind or put a new face on every day. It’s something you can have fun accessorizing with and playing up your natural beauty. When you know whose (daughter of the King Most High) you are and who you are on the inside, the outside becomes a reflection of the inside, not vice versa.

Isaiah 61:3 is my life verse and that’s because our creator and King of kings has given us beauty for ashes! Ashes meaning dust, nothing of value. We do NOT earn our kingdom identity it is freely given to all who surrender their lives! Our beauty is not meant to be hidden or tainted, it’s meant to be free to fly and soar in this beautiful life we have! So embrace your flaws, love what you see in the mirror! You were fearfully and wonderfully made by a mighty God, who created the heavens and the earth!

Joyfully,

Ashley Marin

14th of January

Thoughts on Success and Staying Grounded Part 1


It’s been an amazing couple of months and it’s easy to get starry eyed when people start listening to what you have to say and reacting in such positive and affirmative ways to your work.

An interview I had the privilege to be apart of has gotten over 1.8K views and my insides gooooo WOW! Then some recent makeup work has launched some amazing and mind blowing portraits and I’m like Oh yeah! I’m making it! I’m doing it! But my spirit says woooooooah slow down stay grounded, stay focus in your identity and not let others tell you who you are.

So I have a theory that when people start to make it big, and I have to say I have a LONG way to go! It’s more like a core value of mine and how I believe my parents raised me. To not go to others for self approval but to God alone. To truly find your affirmation and identity in Christ that no matter what others say, good or bad you’re not moved or swayed, your grounded.

Ok so how do I stay grounded?

First and foremost stay in community. Seeking out safe relationships is key to my firm foundation. The moment I think I can go it alone and keep away, all hell breaks loose! Every time! We were made for one another, it sharpens us and keep us from being self centered and uni-lateral in our thinking and decision making.

Some times I’ve found that you can be in community and still be invisible and hide out. The next most important way to stay grounded is being firm on your identity. You can have to best and most supportive community but if you don’t know your place and don’t know who you are, then showing up in an authentic way is near impossible!

These are an amazing start to staying grounded in the middle of booming success or in the middle of sheer crisis. I have tons more to share in this topic but for now that’s what I leave you with… Beauty goes as far as you believe in it! So believe for the moon and you’ll get the world at your finger tips. After all this beautiful world was created for us to enjoy, so get out and enjoy it!!!!!

Shine your light oh daughters of Zion, for all the world to see!

Ashley Anne

 

Photo details: Makeup by Ashley Marin and Brandy Wells, photo by Glynis Carpenter and hair by Sabrina Hooks. Model: Hannah Loper for AMTC

 

Check out my interview here: http://www.pamhoelzle.com/from-rock-bottom-to-redefining-beauty-starting-a-business/

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