Stop Hating On Yourself

shutterstock_126134336 (1)Why are you so incredibly critical of yourself?

As a makeup artist that has literally touched thousands of faces, I’ve become more and more amazed over the years how many women seem to truly hate something about themselves.

I’m certainly not exempt from this. It’s something I have to work at every day, but I can’t tell you how many people I’ve worked on that have had nothing but negative things to say about their face, their skin, how they look in pictures, their weight, even their color of eyes.

Where do we draw the line on this madness?

Every woman I’ve touched is beautiful. Few of them seem to feel as beautiful as they truly are.

It reminds me of those Dove commercials that came out a while back:

I guarantee you that the way you think you look is nothing like what people see you as. Self-confidence, to me, is one of the most amazing things that a woman can possess. Few things are sexier than a confident woman.

Did you know that when you smile, you look more attractive? So smile a lot. Laugh a lot. Be silly.

Don’t take life so hard.

And don’t take yourself so seriously and constantly beat yourself up over things you can’t control.

Everyone has a story to tell. Like most people, I went through that awkward phase in high school. I had horrific acne – so bad that I cut bangs to hide my forehead and all but refused to have my picture taken – and never truly appreciated anything I had to offer in my earlier years.

I grew up, went through many struggles, and I have now finally accepted and Love who I am. I don’t feel skinny, but I know I’m in the best shape of my life. I absolutely love having my picture taken now, even if I still take bad ones. My teeth could be whiter, but I still love my smile. I am confident in my skin for the first time ever. I’ve embraced my imperfections, and I’ve never been happier.

Having a strong support system is one of the most important things a person can have. Your relationships are the keys to incorporating your imperfections into your improved sense of self. Strong ones will build you up, be there for you in the good and bad times, and love you no matter what. I know I wouldn’t have finally accepted my imperfect self if it weren’t for the support of my family, friends, and most of all, my husband.

It makes me so sad to know that women will continue to be this way and some may never feel the true joy of being happy in their skin. But if nothing else, I hope this gives you a chance to reflect on yourself and the person you would like to be. Life is too short to not love who you are on the inside and out.

Share this if you want to share the love. We all need some support and every one of us is beautiful.

The Makeup Show is coming to Orlando September 28th & 29th

ORLANDO final word only logoThe Makeup Show is once again coming to Orlando, Fl!  Last year was an amazing event and the M3 Makeup team is excited to be attending this years show.  Education and staying on top of the newest trends and techniques are very important to us here at M3.  If you do not do this in whatever field you are in, you will get left behind.

What we love so much about this show is what all it has to offer.  The education alone is worth the money you pay for the tickets.  They have keynote forums where you can get professional career advice from well known artists.  You can also attend seminars by the industry’s best.  Most of these seminars they’re doing live demonstrations and giving product knowledge and suggestions.  And last but not least, for an additional cost, you can attend hands on workshops with industry leaders.


My personal favorite part are all of the exhibitors that are in attendance.  Their variety of vendors at this show is a perfect mix of all things beauty.  Best part are the deals that you can get by purchasing at the show!  This is the time to stock up on products that are needed for your professional kits or if you’re just wanting to try out some new brands that you have yet to play with.

The Makeup Show

In addition to the keynotes, education, and products, this is the perfect time to meet and mingle with other professionals in your area.  You never know who you might meet and who may be looking for new makeup artists and/or stylists to add to their team.  Here at M3, we’re always on the look out for exceptional talent and those who represent very well.  Don’t by shy, get out there and make a name for yourself!

If you are in the beauty industry, this is a Must Attend Event!  The show will be held at the Peabody Hotel on I-drive September 28-29.  Tickets have already gone on sale which you can purchase directly through their website.
Don’t wait around, reserve your spot now!   We hope to see you there.

M3 featured at the UCF Bridal Showcase

We gave Nikki an elegant up-do that would hold through an entire wedding

M3 Beauty was honored to be asked by Sweet Pea Events to participate in the UCF Bridal Showcase on June 2, 2013.  We were proud to be selected to feature our work, due to the fact only 2-3 vendors per category were allowed to showcase at the UCF Alumni Center. We had a wonderful time at the show. Our fellow vendors were all very impressive with their set-ups and work. Our favorite part of this particular show was the atmosphere as it was a nice intimate setting that allowed us to be more personable with all the excited brides to be.

Aside from our gracious host, Sweet Pea, our favorite vendors were Big City Catering, Windermere Flowers & Gifts, and Amalie Orrange Photography.

The energy of the soon-to-be-brides was intoxicating.  It was so exciting getting to talk to future brides about what we have to offer them as a company.  We always want to make sure our clients have that stress-free beauty experience and that is what we were “selling.”  We certainly plan to be showcased again next year when this show comes back around.  Thanks to Sweet Pea Events once again for allowing us to be there doing what we love!

Lauren Before and After getting the 'M3 treatment'Nikki smiling throughout the process before & after

Spanish Styled Inspiration Shoot Featuring M3

M3 was honored to do Hair and Makeup for the Spanish Styled Inspiration shoot

M3 was honored to do Hair and Makeup for the Spanish Styled Inspiration shoot

M3 was excited to be invited to participate in a Spanish themed wedding inspiration shoot at the Mission Inn, a beautiful venue in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fl. We provided hair and makeup services while a host of other talented wedding vendors provided other support services to show off their skills.

From the Style Me pretty Florida Wedding Blog:
Inspired by the Spanish tile around the Mission Inn, this shoot is simply prettiness defined dreamt up by one amazing team of vendors.

Read and See More Photos Here:


We also want to give special recognition to all of the amazing and talented vendors that participated in the Inspiration Shoot, here is a full list of the brilliant group:

Wedding Photography: Amalie Orrange Photography | Wedding Venue: Mission Inn in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida | Event Design + Coordination: Mobella Events | Wedding Cinematography: Imprint Cinema | Floral Design: Lee Forrest Design | Wedding Cake: The Sugar Suite | Cookies: Cookie Cousins | Wedding Stationery + Cookie Design: 5 Thirteen Designs | Linen: Over The Top, Inc. | Place Settings: Dishie Rentals | Rentals:  Hitched Events | Wedding Dress: Malindy Elene | Hair + Makeup: M3 Makeup

Come to the 2013 UCF Bridal Showcase

We are getting so excited for the UCF Bridal Showcase happening on Sunday, June 2nd!

Please come out and see us. We’ll be doing hair and makeup demos on models to show off our makeup artist team and doing meet and greets with potential brides. We’ll also be offering special discounts and gifts to brides that book with us at the booth.

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  • First 100 pre-registered brides receive a UCF photo frame and Sweet Pea totebag
  • Win awesome door prizes
  • Meet Orlando’s top wedding professionals
  • Creative culinary samples and trendy cocktails
  • Mock wedding showcase
  • UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center Grand Ballroom
  • Pre-register online: free, $7 at the door
  • On Facebook:

UCF Bridal Show Flyer