Cheap Amazon False Lashes 

Lashes can be expensive and if your like me you’ll always want to wear lashes. Couple months ago I ran out of lashes I was very upset at my self for not having any back up or a stash. So guess what I did?! I went on a journey to stack up.

These lashes a VERY natural looking. I’m not a fan of natural looking lashes. So I stack two pairs together for a fuller look . I’ll show you a full look and natural look on this post . These lashes cost me .93 cents each plus 1.00$ shipping ! What a steal right ?!  Here is the link to purchase yours if you would like (Cheap Amazon Lashes )

I will say this it did take about 3 weeks to arrive , but its worth it. Its five pair in one pack amazing deal in my book.  Here are some pictures below.

  

  Here it’s doubled up . 

And right here its only one pair . VERY NATURAL .

Skinny Salad 

Watching your figure ? Or on a weight loss journey ? Well here’s a delicious healthy salad that will curve your hunger and satisfy your tastebuds. You can modify this recipe to your liking. Enjoy. 

“Chickpea Salad”

1 cup of chickpeas (cooked) 

1/2 of of green bell peppers 

1 tablespoons of sweet onion 

1 teaspoon of parsley 

Pinch of salt and pepper 

1 teaspoon of olive oil 

1 tablespoon of lime juice 

Mix all ingredients together and serve 

  

Garlic shrimp 

A few days ago I made these finger licking shrimps. My husband and children loved it. They were Juicy and flavorful and so easy to make. I suggest pairing it up with mashed potatoes , white rice it would be amazing . Hope you enjoy this recipie !

Ingredients : 

1 pound of peeled , deveined shrimp 

1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper 

1 tablespoon of minced garlic 

1/2 tablespoon of chili peppers 

2 tablespoons of butter 

1 teaspoon of salt 

1 teaspoon of pepper 

Chopped parsley (for garnish)
Instructions : 

1. In a bowl add shrimp, garlic, cayenne pepper, chili powder, salt, pepper 

2. On medium to high heat add butter to skillet let butter melt 

3. Add shrimp , cook till pink (about 8-10 min)

4. Remove from skillet garnish with parsley 

5. Serve 

  

Business 101 -Take That Step

 

It takes that one step to start something new. Whether it’s to start a business, a long time dream, fitness goal etc., it’s all about that first step. That step could be searching how to legalize your business, how much inventory you may need, or knowing your state’s business law. Collecting all that information is very important. Most importantly, however, is the need to have a market strategy. You need a PLAN!

Sitting on the couch everyday saying you want to start this or that but not initiating the proper research is a waste of time. I can’t even began to tell you how much motivation it will give you once you start .. Taking that first step can be nerve wrecking because of the obstacles that you may face, but gathering as much information before you start your business is essential and it will help ease some of those fears you may have along the way. It will also help you gain knowledge and understanding . All businesses start from a common point – an idea. You may have dreamed of starting your own business for years, or inspiration may have hit you unexpectedly. Regardless of the source, the first step of starting your own business is coming up with a business idea.

Before I started my business, I knew very little about running a business and I needed to equip myself. I started reading books, attended business coaching classes and I prepared myself. There are so many free informative classes you can take to better understand the world of business. My opinion is you can go to school and major in business but still have no clue how to run a business. I believe in having the drive and the passion because business is not for everybody .

Daily, I get a lot of emails and many people ask what made me take that step to get my business started and the answer is faith. At the time, I had no money but I knew that God wanted me to open my very own modest boutique . $200 is all I had to start my business. It may sound like nothing but that’s what I needed to register my business and make it legal on paper and the rest was history. One key piece of advice I have to give is don’t lose focus through the process. I had a lot of obstacles along the way, but I overcame them. I owned up to my mistakes and I learned from them. I am also very thankful for my supporters. Without the support of my loyal customers, I wouldn’t be in business .

Always remember these key points to business or starting a business:

  • Have the proper legal documentation
  • Know your state’s business law, rules, and regulations
  • Set a budget to start
  • Always engage with your customers or future customers
  • Don’t be afraid of mistakes! Learn from them and find a resolution
  • Know who/what your target market is
  • Know your market strategy
  • Brand yourself and your business
  • Research
  • To start a business, you must invest in the business
  • Never GIVE UP!

I hope this helps feature business owners or current business owners. Believe in your yourself & your business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IM BACK ! 

Wow I can’t believe it’s been a year since a blogged  (Insert sad face ) there’s a lot of catching up to do I honestly don’t know where to begin . A lot has happened/changed within a year but that’s what blogging is for  I’ll be sure to catch you guys up on EVERYTHING.

Recently I reopened my boutique after my husband was hospitalized for a major procedure. Thankfully he’s doing well I can’t thank God enough for his recovery . Beautifully Modest Boutique is reopened and doing well we are so excited to see what God has in store for us.

Last year has been a tough year for us with finding a home church , in between jobs , moving etc it was a crazy year but, 2015 currently is the year of unveiling for sure . God has really manifested in our lives and business.

Man I’m so thrilled to get back into blogging ( dances )  I pray for consistency because we all know trying to juggle being a wife , mother , business owner can be a challenge but I pray for Gods grace cause we are what ? “We are grace for it ” haha don’t get me started in here preaching and stuff  🙂

First day back to the blogging life and I’m estatic . Oh yea I almost forgot I’m a pro now at make up ……… Yea I wish lol still learning I’ll be sure to post my recent looks and make up hauls & all things beauty .

Fitness 

March 16,2015 I decided to get back on track  with losing weight ! 2 weeks prior my family and I had our pictures taken . When we went to go pick it up , I was very sadden . How could I have possibly let myself gain so much weight ? Well I had to put a stop to it . My starting weight was 205 . I currently weigh 195 now yes I know not a lot. I will say this I put in put in a lot of work . I work out every day . Except for Sundays . I eat very clean and healthy . I stop eating carbs past 4 . Although the scale isn’t moving as fast enough losing inches has given me motivation . Started with my waist being 40 to a 36 🙌 . I’m so excited to share this journey with you .  

 

Courting VS Dating

For some time now I have received emails on how my husband and I went about courting . This will be my longest post I believe . I know its necessary . I will be sharing the difference between dating and courting . I hope you’ll enjoy this post and find this helpful .

First what is the definition of courting?

Courting – 1.be involved with romantically, typically with the intention of marrying.

2.pay special attention to (someone) in an attempt to win their support or favor.

Meaning of Dating?

Dating: 1.go out with (someone in whom one is romantically or sexually interested in)

Ok Now that we got the meanings out the way let’s get a little deeper into this.

The first thing is that we must separate ourselves from the world’s view on “dating” because God’s way contradicts the world’s (2 Peter 2:20). While the world’s view is to date around as much as we want, the most important thing is to discover the character of a person before making any commitment to him or her. We should find out if the person has been born again in the Spirit of Christ (John 3:3-8) and if he or she shares the same desire toward Christ-likeness (Philippians 2:5). The ultimate goal of  courting is finding a life partner. The Bible tells us that, as Christians, we should not marry an unbeliever (2 Corinthians 6:14-15) because this would weaken our relationship with Christ and compromise our morals and standards.

Remember, courtship is where you are exploring a deeper relationship with marriage being the goal. When your JUST dating marriage is not your primary Goal.

In a courtship you will pray together seeking God to lead the relationship in the right direction . When you enter a courtship there’s no doubt or uncertainty that you will marry that person . You have to be certain that you are ready for marriage . That is where prayer comes in you ask God reveal to you if your ready for marriage . In a courtship both parties of the families are informed and has approval . When attending dates there’s always an  accountability, a person that is there to keep the fire from being lit (lol) . Positive intentions are the goal . Preserving the persons purity is the goal. No sex is in courting, sex is a gift in marriage . Some couples choose not to kiss, hold hands , or give front hugs only side hugs . Honestly its up to the couple to set up boundaries . My husband and I shared a few pecks and held hands but we knew our boundaries/limit . Know your weakness and set your boundaries. My brother tagged along on all our dates(poor guy) but he kept us accountable . When your just dating there’s not a focus to set boundaries . Theres no accountablity.Getting to know each other is the focus and not marriage . Although marriage can be an option but it’s not something that is focused on in dating. Courtship’s are for those that are mature and know what they want . Dating is pretty much wanting to chill and see where things lead rather than knowing where its going.

In a courting relationship it allows you to be transparent with one another . If you can not see yourself marring that person please do not enter a relationship let alone a courtship.  courtship’s not for the spiritually immature . Courting is focusing on marriage and being better for marriage. Allowing yourself to be spiritually lead.Usually 1-3 years. While the couple is preparing for marriage they are seeking spiritual/marriage counseling. If you are a selfish person you should not consider a serious relationship until you are mature enough .

To wrap this up . Ladies and Gent as believers of Christ we must keep God first in any decision that we make . Especially when choosing a spouse to marry. We must not compromise with the world “testing the waters” you are setting yourself up for hurt or uncertainty. Wouldn’t you want to be certain? Wouldn’t you want GODS approval?

Reasons of Courting :

1. Preventing yourself from heartaches, Pain, Abuse 

2. Allowing God to be in the mist

3. Accountability

4. Certainty

5. Keeping your morals and your purity as priority

6. Committment

When courting, it is important to remember to love the Lord above all else (Matthew 10:37). To say or believe that another person is “everything” or the most important thing in one’s life is idolatry, which is sin (Galatians 5:20;Colossians 3:5). Also, we are not to defile our bodies by having premarital sex (1 Corinthians 6:9,13;2 Timothy 2:22). Sexual immorality is a sin not only against God but against our own bodies (1 Corinthians 6:18). It is important to love and honor others as we love ourselves (Romans 12:9-10), and this is certainly true for a courtship relationship. Courting, following these biblical principles is the best way to have a secure foundation for a marriage. It is one of the most important decisions one will ever make, because when two people marry, they cleave to one another and become one flesh in a relationship which God intended to be permanent and unbreakable (Genesis 2:24;Matthew 19:5).

If you found this post to be helpful please share , Like, or Retweet  ! Thank you ladies and Gents for taking the time to read ❤

Stop doubting and start Doing

Hey ladies & Gents

2014 has been a rough year but I’m grateful for the things and situations I went through. Those situations actually opened up my eyes. In 2014 I opened up my business and it went great. It didn’t go as I would like it but you better believe it’s game time in 2015.

Stay at home < Back to work

In 2014 I was still trying to balance the life as a mother, Wife, Business owner. I was bored …. To wake up to four walls everyday was killing me on the inside. Staying home is not my cup of tea. Being a stay at home mom and wife has come to an end. In Jan. I will be going back to work. And that my friend, I am super excited about . Kudos for the mommies and wives that stay home and love it. I tried to love it but I don’t ( can I just be real). I love interacting with other people and I love to WORK !!!! You guys are probably asking how will I manage my business? Well I plan to manage all emails and process orders at night. And since my sister is living with me she can help me pack orders and I’ll drop them off at lunch time. It’s all planed out now let’s see how it goes .

In 2015 I plan to blog a lot much more . When I blog I feel this accomplishment . I love being able to be so transparent to my readers. It allows me to be myself . This year I want to encourage you to take what your passionate about and bring it to life !!!! Do what you love . It makes life a lot more easier and fun ❤️. Where there’s a “BUT” there’s a “DOUBT” – Marthe Belizaire

Happy New Year !!!!

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DON’T CALL ME A FAILURE

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Growing up I was always set on becoming a Lawyer. I really wanted to make my parents proud and as some might have quickly made the connection, a career in Law (among very few others) is the epitome of an ideal profession within my culture; Sure way to make my people proud.
 
Determined to make this dream come true, I sought to do all the right things: I joined the debate team at school and watched all the crime and justice shows you can think of. In an even further attempt, after high school, I began my upper level education pursuing Criminal Justice. Destined to make it, right? Well, it didn’t take too long after for me to realize that something was wrong. Truth is, I felt empty.
 
 It was at that moment I realized that all along, I hadn’t been doing any of it for myself. Rather, I had been doing it to appease my parents’ cravings to see me thrive in what they viewed as an ideal branch of success. Good gesture. Empty Marthe. So there I finally decided to call it quits.
 
 I got married at the age of 20 and just one year later, my husband and I had our first child. Though a wife and a full time mom to my infant daughter, I was eager to make a difference. Cleary, having not fallen far from my former endeavors, I decided that I wanted to become a cop. My husband, however, held contrary feelings toward the idea as a whole.
 
 It didn’t end there. Many were my dreams and goals and just as many were my disappointments through every attempt. Before I knew it, I began drowning in waves of depression. And as though I hadn’t accomplished anything noteworthy in my entire life, I began to see myself as a complete failure. The currents within my circumstance pushed and tugged at my self-esteem and landed me in a state of mind where I began believing that my life had no purpose or true meaning. I felt as though I was—just living.

Jealousy began to saturate my heart as I watched some of my friends and family members accomplish their goals and dreams while I was stuck in between infinite rocks and infinite hard places. Life seemed so unfair to me. I became my worst enemy. 

In 2012, while residing in South Florida, I attended the Daughters of Zion Conference; a women’s conference at God Changing Life Ministries, the church where I’d been serving. During that time, my spirit felt weak. And in both a physical and nonphysical sense, I was tired. I pleaded to God to bring me a specific Word throughout the conference to show me that He had a purpose and plan for my life. 

During the nightly services, the message was brought by an amazing woman of God, Pastor Joelle Meristal, who had traveled from Philadelphia to South Florida to serve as our guest speaker. The conference also consisted of workshops, a breakfast, women’s fellowship and all of which was outstanding!
 
As the conference advanced from night to night, I persisted in asking God to bring me a Word, saying, “Whatever Word you have for me, I will work at it and never give up!” 

During the final night of the conference, the power of the Holy Spirit began moving heavily and working through Pastor Meristal as many women were being liberated from past hurts and healed from consequent pain. Near the end of service that night, as the power of God continued to manifest, Pastor Meristal called both my husband and I toward the altar.
 
It was in that moment that God used her to bring forth the very Word that I was looking for. A word that completed dominated over every discouraging and hurtful view that I had of myself. She prophesied over me and specifically told me that I would own a boutique selling women’s clothing and that I would also carry handbags and shoes. This prophecy was very detailed! She even mentioned the location at which this would all occur.
 
My heart began overflowing of joy, happiness, and peace knowing that God truly did have a plan for me and that I was far from a failure! This experience was one that I will never forget as I could finally able to see one of the custom designed plans that God had prearranged for me. God is good!!!

Upon all of this happening, I began digging through scriptures that helped me to truly understand that God has a plan for every, single one of His Children. All He requires is that we keep our focus on Him, be patient, and remain humble.
 
May these verses serve as an encouragement to you, too! 


** “Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you.” (Job 22:21 NIV)

** “For we live by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV)

** “What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.” (Job 3:25 NIV) – (This verse in particular speaks volumes. If you dwell in fear that you won’t be successful, you won’t be successful! If you dwell in the fear of sickness, sickness will overtake you!) 

** “My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:2-3 NIV)



Things to remember:  
 God had NOT forgotten you
Be still! Let go and let God
        Rushing can lead to disasters
            We are ALL God’s masterpieces

This experience was one that I will never forget as I was finally able to see one of the custom designed plans God had prearranged for me.

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Walking Into My Destiny

Hey beauties !!

It’s been forever since I post . Today I decided to let you know what’s new with me . First of all I would like to thank God for giving me such great opportunities . I’m a go getter anyone that knows me knows that I don’t just lay around and do nothing I’m always thinking and looking for ways to inspire and motivate !

A year ago I attended a woman’s conference . At the time I just started a handmade jewelry business . I made cute button earrings (I still do for those that contact and request customs) . My homemade jewelry business was called “BellaModesty”. So back to the conference our guest speaker at the time was Pastor Jolie. I’m not sure if I’m spelling her name right . She supported my business by purchasing more than a few items . I was completely sold out from the conference . I was so shocked And exited . So the final day of the conference I was praying silently in my heart for God to give my a word . As she began to prophesy over young women and man . We were the last that she called up from the sanctuary (we= meaning my husband and I) I was shaken up because I just got done praying asking God for a word . And here I was about to hear what God had for me .

She said ” You are bless and you have a creative mind . You will have a boutique and you will not be only selling jewelry you will be selling clothing , bags you will also add little notes into your merchandise to encourage women . Your boutique will be here I’m las o las (ft lauderdale Fl ) she said more but those words stuck out to me the most ! Oh I almost forgot she also said that my daughter will be a great big sister . Well before we knew it I was pregnant with our son Joshua. She also had a word for my husband . That night completely blew my mind . I began to ask myself where will I find that money ?! How will I start this business . So I had to take a break from making jewelry because of the harsh chemicals (pregnancy) . After my son was born I started “bellameals ” quick and easy healthy recipes and it was and still is going well . Some how I still felt empty inside . I loved doing it but I felt like this is not what I’m really destined to do .

So I started bellapv31 . “Beautiful Proverbs31” I started it with making earrings and shirts and cellphone case. Again I felt that it wasn’t the move for me at the moment. So I had a huge sale and closed down the online store . Thank you everyone that supported and purchased a shirt !

As I was sitting in my living room and I heard a voice saying ” You know exactly what you need to do ” Guys I must admit that word that was prophesy over me a little over a year ago I was afraid to put it into action . I didn’t know where to start . So the money I invested in the shirts went into opening up the boutique. Now as of today Beautifully Modest Boutique will be open soon . I finally feel at peace . I’m so happy in my heart I feel so much joy . When you are walking in your destiny you feel a complete joy and peace in your heart .

If you have a dream ask God for conformation ask him to give you a word or a sign . My stubbornness made me waste money , time and energy that could have been spent on my boutique .

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