Marilyn Monroe’s Crimson Lips and Not Giving Up on Life by Joy Ezeka

A guest post first featured on Jagabeauty Blog

April 22, 2014

Marilyn Monroe’s siren red lips have been voted the most iconic beauty trend of all time.

The Hollywood star sported the striking bright pout during the 1950s and 1960s – most famously in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch – and MAC Cosmetics even recently created a lipstick range in her honor.

marilyn-marilyn-monroe-979536_1025_768I couldn’t stop looking at her pictures! She was so BEAUTIFUL! I can understand all those men who chased after her and her fans who adored her. Her look of innocence was so alluring, captivating and radiated when she smiled-If only they knew how much sadness it was covering. Continue reading “Marilyn Monroe’s Crimson Lips and Not Giving Up on Life by Joy Ezeka”

Let Your Light Liberate Others

Monday Motivation- Jagabeauty-Ngozy Atta

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~Marianne Williamson

credits~ Emmanuel Oyeleke Photography Styling~Rema Ezeka, Model~ Ngozy Ezeka-Atta & Makeup by Jagabeauty Studio

I’ll be Bigger than you! You can’t defeat me.

Going through an old journal and found this “note to myself” that I wrote a while ago when I had a bad fall in life and knew I had to make some tough decisions to get back on the road! You know, that time in life when you hit ground zero and have no idea how on earth you would be able to even get up again? Yep! I was there once upon a time! Getting back on that road has brought me to where I am today. Continue reading “I’ll be Bigger than you! You can’t defeat me.”