It was right after having Ava Marie almost 5 years ago now, that I started to realize how many products I was putting on my skin that contained harmful chemicals , and these are things I had been using for years , but after having a child I became more conscious of not only what I was putting on my daughters skin and mine as well, I would find a bunch of products that claim to be natural but after deeper review STILL had certain preservatives or chemicals to maintain shelf life. So, I began doing natural remedies I could whip up at home. It was in these moments that I started thinking about putting something on the market that was truly natural, because the results I was getting were amazing and to know exactly what I was putting on my skin gave me peace of mind. I started working on it and finding the perfect partner to make my skincare dreams come true and after much trial and error I came across Beauty Kitchen, the owner and Beauty DIY guru Heather Marianna was just as big on ‘Clean Beauty’ as I was,s and she helped me create Sugar ME. All of our products are not only natural and cruelty free, BUT also super high performance. I worked hard to design fun and whimsical products that smell delicious and give real results. I am beyond proud to present this line of yummy products , check us out www.Sugarmelife.com , let me know what you think , what would you like to see from us , I am always working to bring fresh new ideas!
Fashion has always been a huge passion of mine, you could say getting the opportunity to watch some pretty iconic fashion moments being made as a young girl ( I never missed a Baby Phat fashion show , Kimora was a young fashion beast and I was always inspired) and having the chance to launch my own sneaker line ‘Pastry’ with my sister at 22 certainly fueled the passion.
Now in my 30’s I am ready to get back into fashion, I took a year in 2017 to shadow and work with a Project Runway Alum Candice Cuoco to not only create a bad ass collaboration “Bad Butterfly” but also to learn the ins and outs of being a fashion boss. I learned so much from Candice and her team over that year and put on 3 fashion shows, 2 collections in the matter of 6 months, it was like a high-speed internship / fashion course. the first video is where it all began, Candice teaching me how to make a pencil skirt from scratch and the second is a peek at the what we worked on. the entire experience inspired me to keep going and I am proud to say that in 2019 I am teaching my daughter the fashion game and we will be launch Glitter and Lace, A mommy and me experience :) Stay tuned for my full Fashion Doc on my year with Candice, AND Glitter and Lace!