Thursday, June 11, 2009

"These are a Few of My Favorite Things"

O.K. I have resisted to talk about this for as long as I can, but it keeps raining. And, I know that every women wants to keep her hair safe from the rain, so without further ado. The Totes micron umbrella is my favorite. Mainly because it fits in my bag and is always with me. But, also because of Totes life time warranty, which I have used and, which Totes stands by. If your Totes umbrella brakes in the rain Totes will send you a new one and I have received a new Tote. (You have to follow the instruction) My friends laugh at me when I tell them that I used the warranty on my umbrella, but we are in a recession and Totes cost from approximately $15.00 and up. They are not cheap, but worth the life time warranty and dependability of being able to fit into as small as your clutch purse to save you "Hair Do" at any time. Please go to www.totes.com and check out all the other products Totes have, you will be surprised. My friends don't call me grandma, for nothing...LOL

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Daily News////"Night Under the Stars"








"Night Under the Stars" is a Prom put on by the The Children's Helping Advisory Team at New York - Presbyterian (Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital) and sponsored by The New York Life Foundation Wintergarden Programming Series. Well, I got there and the beautiful young lady (18years old) was waiting having her nails done. So, I got busy working on her hair when a TV crew came in to interview her and the reporter started to ask her questions and one of the questions struck a cord with me. "What Does This Mean To You?" Well, I could not help to think about this and get very emotional. It was an honor to be asked to make someone who was in the hospital feel pretty, this is what it meant to me. I had just started to feel that this profession was a little too superficial, which is one of the reasons that I started this blog (to make a positive impact on the beauty industry). Now my next client for the event was Jasmine a beautiful 15 year old young lady who's mother informed me that Jasmine had attempted to cut her own her. Her mother went on to say "Please work a Miracle!" I proceeded with this and informed her mother that it was not going to take a miracle and that it "the beauty in her daughter's hair" was hiding and that I was going to bring it out. After it was done she said "You did a miracle" which meant that my job was done. Now, I see what I was put here for and it is to make people feel good about themselves through their hair and the manner in which I deliver this service. This is the success that I was looking for, as I go on this journey called, Life. I have arrived!!!

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

re-Powder Puff

I had a business lunch today with Bill Witherspoon a designer that has been showcased in two Marque's Secrets. Bill also, works at the Brown Stone in Harlem which is owned by Princess. After, lunch I stopped by the Brown Stone and had a conversation with Princess and Bill while they casually went about the business of the Boutique. By the way the Brown Stone is a Boutique that caters to the upward mobile women of Harlem. As we were chatting Princess mentioned the story that I wrote called "Powder Puff" which is about Queen Latifah being sued by her make-up artist and stylist. When, Princess made a very important point... She said "That there is always two sides two a story" and "That her verdict was out until she heard Queen Latifah's side." I have to agree with her. When I first wrote the story it seems that the story that I got out of the paper was from one point of view. I would love to here what Queen Latifah's side of the story sounds like. If anyone has any news about this, I would love to here from you. Yes, Princess there are always more than one View... We should all keep this in mind...Thanks, Princess for helping me remember this..

Dreams Do Come True!!!


Marque

"These are a Few of My Favorite Things"

It started maybe ten years ago when I decided to give myself a deep conditioner at home with my favorite condition Suave (Coconut). I did not have a dryer so I thought that I would just leave it on for a few hours while I watched T.V. But, when I went to the bathroom to rinse it out and looked in the mirror I loved the way my curls looked. I had never seen my curls look so silky and with so little frizz and still be soft. Until then I had been using "setting lotion" to calm the frizz of my curls, this left my hair crunchy. Thus began a new part to my beauty regiment. I know that I have said here on my blog that I use Jane Carter's "Wrap & Roll" but what I really do is alternate between the two. Which I feel is important because I believe that switching up on what you do with your hair is important and this way it does not get over conditioned by using the conditioner every day. Suave seems to give my curls the best control at the same time keeping it soft and natural looking. Please try this and give me your feed back I would love to here from you.

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque