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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

23rd of January

Thoughts on Success and Staying Grounded Part 2


Hello. I hope my heart on staying grounded helped give perspective to how important knowing who you are and staying in community is to your ability to thrive in this life and not just survive. I wanted to finish my experience of what it takes to stay grounded and how I continue to walk it out everyday.

Working in the beauty industry can be insanely exciting yet very depressing at times. So much you can compare yourself to and strive to be. And that brings me to my next big value for staying grounded.

Know your why.

What makes you passionate about what you do? Are you passionate about what you do? If not, how can you work toward that?

Mine sort of happened organically for me. I was raised by a single mom who was very creative and worked in makeup and creative industries so I cultivated a love for the industry. Not everyone has that, I totally get that. But don’t let yourself be stuck in a 9-5 and say, “someday I’ll open that shop, someday I’ll start my ______ ” (insert your dream there)

Start writing down small attainable goals and make it happen! You can do it!

By no means have I arrived! I have a LONG way to go with Marin Makeup and my other passions, it’s journey and everyday I have to remind myself to stay content and not look to far ahead. And that brings me to my last value.

Enough the little things.

Easier said than done right? I used to laugh, and well to be honest still do sometimes, when people told me that. Lately I’ve come find that there is beauty in humble beginnings and to not let the little foxes spoil the vine. There is beauty in chaos. It’s learning to find peace in midst of a storm that will carry you through this lifetime. Stay grounded and love who you are and who you were created to be! Never settle for second best and never let anyone tell you who you are and what you should do. Seek inside your heart and follow your spirit and you will never be lead astray!

Blessings to you all!

Ashley Anne

 

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