Hey SAMELIA’s WORLD! If you are like yours truly… During the Christmas holidays your parents, aunt and uncles make all the food. What if you could contribute? Maybe not slaving hours over a hot stove… But preparing recipes that are quick, delicious, that have amazing skin and health benefits. So your truly wanted to share one of my favorite recipes with you all. It is called “Berry Crunch”! This recipe is so easy and may be eaten for breakfast or as a snack. Berries, BeRRies, and more bERries… So Yummy!   Most berries are great sources of fiber, and are important for a healthy digestive system. With cancer running around like the common cold, it might not be a good idea to try them. They are packed with antioxidants and vitamins A and C which are excellent to for our skin Key Ingredients You Will Need: Hand full of Blueberries Pinch of Raspberries…

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Okay Worldlers… “What RED blush, nail, or lip colors should is best for this holiday season?” Seems like it is a question on this Tuesday… While yours truly’s friends, family, and client prepare for their holiday events.  Well in short, there is not one “Best” per se! As blushes, nail polish, and lip colors very to ones skin tone and taste. All beauty products are different just as the brands selling them. Yours truly is about the quality and convenience during the holiday. Now you may say, “Convenience, SAMELIA what do you mean by this?” During the holiday season, convenience means multipurpose. Yours truly likes beauty products such as this Stila Convertible Color in “Poppy,” that can be used as a lipstick and blush. This two-in-one convertible also adds a little moisture to the skin being it is a cream, which can be amazing during the cold. Now this next red…

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Happy Monday SAMELIA’s WORLD! It is time to giveaway one of winter’s worst fashion favorites of the season… That’s right, yours truly said it! The Ugly Christmas Sweater!!! HA! Interesting enough, it’s actually hard-to-find the authentic 80’s sweaters. That can actually be a bit pricey nowadays. That’s right… Once thought of as is extremely tacky… Now, one of the biggest holidays party craze! From people having do-it-yourself parties, stores completely selling out the minute the ugly things enter the store, to celebrities and fashion designers creating lines of them. Even having me write about them… As you know I am into “BEAUTY” LOL! “Congrats,” Ugly Christmas Sweaters you have definitely made a huge comeback! An “SAMELIA’s WORLD” has an Ugly Christmas Sweater for one of my world followers! All you have to do to win this Ugly Christmas Sweater is:  Fill in your information in the section that says “Join…

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Hey Worldlers! Yours truly must say during the Thanksgiving holiday I ate a bit too much! I don’t know how much I’ve gained in weight… Believe me, mama is thick then a mug LOL! But in SAMELIA’s WORLD, you cannot let a little weight problem get you down. As I truly know about that life ladies and gentlemen… The weight thing can push the self esteem below zero at times. Putting us on a crash diets, fasting, and some people even starving themselves to get back into the skinny jeans. Killing our mental state! Especially, with Hanukkah and the Christmas holidays right around the corner. My lovely “WORLDLERS,” I am here to help you… Now you maybe wondering”SAMELIA, are you going another diet?” NOPE! Yours truly has a little secret weapon…  Okay, you are going to think you are ready know about this “SHAPEWEAR”! HAHAHA!!! Yes, yours truly is laughing…

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Oh my goodness Worldlers! Yours truly has come to the realization, that the holiday season is really here!!! Not like my life is not busy enough already… It just seems like the day after “Thanksgiving,” things get even more nuts. Ha! Truly the head is on overload with: Makeup & men’s grooming for press, concerts, and public appearances. Makeup request dates for friends and family members social/ holiday events. Those wanting me to Facials “peel” their faces off before going out of town. LOL Figuring out what gifts yours truly should get for personal gift exchanges. Ironically enough my mother, son father, and several friends have birthdays during this lovely month of December. Charity events to attend Organizing outfits for all holiday functions Juggling my son Atlin’s school schedule, holiday programs and events Tennis competitions and Academy parties Oh yeah, did I mention I still have to have blog content… 

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Happy Monday SAMELIA’s WORLD! If you missed the black Friday’s list of amazing sales… You might want to have a look at it, as there are some of them are still going on this “Cyber Monday”! Yours truly has added to the list of lovely sales going on. Even included my own for those of you who have been wanting to try some of my beauty services. SAMELIA: Get 20% off any service with me until Dec 1 when you email sameliasworldinfo@gmail.com by the end of Nov 28th Julep: Everything on Julep’s website will be 50% off julep.com Ouidad: All gift sets from hair-care brand Ouidad are 50% off  ouidad.com Soko Glam: 30% off all purchases (excluding sets) sokoglam.com

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Black Friday is here!!! There are so many deals and sales everywhere my lovely “WORLDLERs”…  Your truly definitely suggest you see some of my favorite “BLACK FRIDAY SALES” for men and women… Alpha Industries: Discounts of up to 50% will be found throughout the web store starting on 11/23, as well as chances to win free goodies. alphaindustries.com Ariana Grande Fragrances: Pick up any eau de parfum from Ariana Grande (worth at least $49) on Black Friday at Ulta stores Butter London: Take 40- percent off all holiday sets butterlondon.com Chantecaille: enjoy 20% everything on Chantecaille’s website. Select items, including this finely-milled portable loose powder, will be 30% off. chantecaille.com Crown & Caliber:  price drops of $600 to upwards of $3,500 on watches from Rolex, Panerai, IWC, and others crownandcaliber.com Dermaflash: For a whole month (Black Friday through December 25), it’s 20% off. J.Crew: 30-40% off throughout the store, and take an extra 50% off of final sale…

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It’s travel time SAMELIA’s WORLD! Yours truly is excited… Who would not be excited to see family and friends? Ready to eat good food and give thanks for our blessings. Well Worldlers … It is time to travel and your truly must make sure I have my essentials… Now, for everyone travel essentials may be totally different. The idea essentials for me, starts with my Nikon camera to capture special moments. Then of course you need you ID and I like using my passports because it is universal.  This Samsung galaxy is for keeping touch with my world, my fascinating dune mini paperblanks journal, and one of my favorite Gucci aviators. Pretty simple, but so important!

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Hey there Worldlers! All this talk about thanksgiving food… Well today I have something on the menu you should try! Yours truly had to make this smoothie recipe again by my good friend Danyelle from her Not Skinny Not Rich blog. Such an amazing way to start my day! Don’t be disgusted of because of the pastel green color. As it is soo yummy! Have a look at the ingredients. It has everything you need to start the day! Key Ingredients You Will Need: 6 apples slices ½ banana ½ cup unsweetened Almond Milk 5 nuts (cashews, almonds, or walnuts work best) ¼ tsb cinnamon 1cup kale 6 oz plain nonfat greek yogurt ½ cup crushed ice Once you have all the ingredients… Place them in a blender, nutribullet, or whatever you like to make your smoothies in. Blend to consistency desired then serve! My son Atlin loves this smoothie,…

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Hey SAMELIA’s WORLD! It’s Transformation Tuesday and yours truly wants you to transform your mind to believe that you don’t have to gain weight this holiday! If you missed yesterday’s post… I touched on how some Thanksgiving foods are great for skincare. Today, yours truly wants you to transfer your mind into believing you do not have to gain weight eating Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing. LOL! Now you might be wondering “SAMELIA,” where are you going with this one..?  Well, here are a few workout tips that I use to help me get through the Thanksgiving holiday… Get up Most of us sleep in and do exactly what we are we are supposed to during the holiday, “RELAX”! You do not have to hibernate like a bear sleeping in everyday. GET UP! Now I know this sounds a bit intense, but if you want to maintain your body… Before everyone decides to be active…

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Happy Monday Worldlers, The holidays are approaching… And when it comes to Thanksgiving time, many people including yours truly become weight watchers… Worrying about gaining weight, maintaining it or… Putting in their mind, “I’ll start my diet after Thanksgiving”… HA! SAMELIA’s WORLD is not only concerned about weight but, the beauty aspect of things as well. You are probably wondering “SAMELIA, what are you talking about”? If this is your first time joining in my world, yours truly is someone who has done makeup on many celebrity’s faces and as licensed skincare professional I am asked quite often… “What foods can I eat to make this acne clear up before the thanksgiving holiday, so I do not have to pack on the makeup?” “ What beauty products should I use on my skin during the Thanksgiving holiday, so I can prevent breaking out from all the food I‘m going eat?”…

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It’s a good morning on this Veterans Day, SAMELIA’s WORLD! Yours truly must thank the man upstairs for the love I receive everyday literally. I went to Alfred’s coffee in kitchen for my regular vanilla latte… And they showed me so much love today! Now I do not know about you..? But I’m a sucker for love, as this heart made my day. Making my latte that much better… 🙂  Which leads to yours truly to what this blog post it is about… Wonderful service!  At this time, your truly would like to thank the U.S military “Veterans” on this celebration day for the service they provide to our U.S.A. We are all so blessed to have them. For those who get this day confused with Memorial Day…  Veterans Day is the celebration of the service, Memorial Day is for those who died providing the in the military service. So we should all be thankful today…

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Hey Worldlers! As the weather changes and continues to cool down … Yours truly is being constantly asked “SAMELIA, what is this the best cleanser to use?” Well the truth is, there are several cleansers, for all skin types and conditions.   It is important to use cleansers that leave the skin pH-balanced. Most of us use soap… Which I do not recommended for your face as it normally leaves a film causing dryness and other ailments. If you are unfamiliar with using cleansers, there are three basic types gel, lotion, and cream cleansers. People seem to pick up a cleanser because of what they see shown on advertisements. But, should really be purchasing them for their own skin types. Tip! For example, the cleansing gels are most of the time are foams that dissolve more oil. Yours truly suggest this for those with oil or combination skin. As skin after…

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GOODMORNING WORLDLERs! A little nervous as it is election day… Yours truly is having a bit of anxiety wondering what’s going to be the leader this great nation. As every vote matters. So, I must keep my brain occupied… Now, about that workout thing that we talked about? HA! Some people think that just because you’re working out, it is your opportunity to “look crazy” while you’re in the quest to put it all back together. Hmmm… (as my first finger goes up and wags the disapproving “no-no,” my lips twist to the side and head is down and shaking side to side). Umm, that would be “NO!” LADIES, DON’T DO IT! Why? First of all, you are already faced with the problem of having to get started with the disappointing thought you gotta lose weight, so do not compound it with not liking how you look while you are doing it. Yes,…

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Well Worldlers… This weekend in SAMELIA’s WORLD was eventful!  First, as you all now yours truly is a walking dead follower… I must say, yesterday’s walking dead was action packed again and had me at the edge of my seat as usual… Looking forward to next week! What about you? On the family side of things, yours truly had a chance to spend time with my son Atlin. As well as, catch up with yours truly’s good friend Torrei Hart!   The weekend started with us jumping around on bouncers,  cotton candy, and lots of fun and games at my sons school festival. The games did not end there, as we attended Torrei and Kevin Hart son Hendrix’s birthday party at “Play it Loud” in Woodland Hills.   Such an awesome place for everyone of all ages to enjoy music, dancing, and of course their incredible game rooms! Who would not…

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Hey SAMELIA’s WORLD! I normally do not post on Sunday’s… But when you walk alongside The Walking Dead. It makes you have anxiety waiting for tonight’s new episode.  As it had quite a beginning. Yours truly is still a little disgusted at how they brutally bashed Michael Cudlitz  a.k.a, “Abraham Ford’s” head on  the season premiere. Last weeks new characters such as Ezekiel made it even more interesting. Carol laughing at everything I thought spoke for all of us who were probably watching wondering  “What the heck is going on”? The show definitely went comic book style on us last week. Was anyone else wondering as well? Yours truly cannot wait for tonight! So, it’s the countdown to tonight’s “The Walking Dead”…  

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Happy Friday “WORLDLER’s” This is definitely been a fun and created week… Painting is one of yours truly’s favorite pastimes. It is freedom of expression, the mind, and God-given talent to those who use their hands. It Always amaze me to see young children’s minds through their painting. This eases my mind to know my son is at peace. “When you paint you don’t have a care in the world. The possibilities are endless!!!” _ATLIN Happy T.G.I.F    

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SAMELIA’s WORLD… Not only is November time to prepare my body before the biggest food gatherings, events with family and friends for the holidays etc… It is also about transitioning our beauty products for the season. As the weather temperatures started drop and the rain begins. It seems everything looks creamy… Yours truly loves to keep things sexy simple, with a little glow! Starting with the Ardell Natural 120 DEMI lashes, by themselves with a neutral eye shadow or pressed powder is sometimes all a girl needs to complete her look. 120 DEMI lashes are approximately $4 to $5 at any beauty supply… Giving you all the high-end glamorous look without expensive price! Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner is water proof, working amazing in rain and humidity. So with this seasons transition this is essential, because the weather is constantly changing when you wake up each day. This liner is a…

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Well, it’s almost here SAMELIA’s WORLD!  The MOST, WONDERFUL TIME…OF THE YEAR!  A time to “GIVE”… And say, “THANKS”! “NOVEMBER” AND THE HOLIDAYS! It is interesting how November truly looks more like “Autumn,” which most of us call Fall. It is definitely a transition with the temperature cooling down, the leaves shedding etc. It’s so beautiful! Ok… It is also time yours truly has decided that it is time to prepare for the next big gathering of family and friends…“THANKSGIVING”! That’s right Worldlers! After eating Atlin SUPER yummy Baskin Robbins ice cream cake and food from his birthday and munching on his Halloween candy (funny how that happens!), it is TIME to get back in shape! Hot “MAMA”shape that is… LOL! Now, everybody has their ideal weight, size, etc., and before I was just focused on losing a few of the pounds I had picked up. But this time, it’s more…

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November is here Worldlers! Yours truly had to share with you my experience yesterday. So much fun! First I started at Atlin’s Halloween parade at his school, it was so adorable you guys! Every year the have this event and it’s a real production. The kids get so psyched up to pick out or create costumes for this event. My son and I wait until the last minute for his costume, because they go on sale. HA! Also yours truly is waiting for the day he will allow me to do FX makeup on him. A moment coming soon hopefully… As I am professional makeup artist and costumes get old are some point. :} But he was super excited for yesterday…  All of the children we’re so proud and happy walking around the school track showing off their creativity. Just makes you feel good as a parent to watch. Crazy how you can…

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AHHH!!! The beauty of Halloween. HEY THERE WORLDLER’s One of my favorite times of the year, everyone! It’s Halloween!!! BOO! LOL   Doesn’t your truly look sexy in the FX makeup..? So much fun with this one! Yeah, it is me with a prosthetics on my lovely face hahah.. I’m sure some of you are probably wondering, “Samelia! Where are you going with THIS one!?!” Well, despite everyone thinking of the skeleton, ghosts, goblins, witches, and other scary characters that tend to dominate Halloween night, for yours truly, it is a day of watching people make nothing short of incredible attempts to be the most creative in the City of Angels — and I’m not just talking about costumes! In SAMELIA’S WORLD people go overboard with their Halloween presentation on their homes and cars. The excess in decorating extends beyond the traditional here though, as people often use this occasion to…

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ATLIN’s BIRTHDAY! Well, well, WELL! It is that time of year again and the culmination of ALL of my party planning efforts for my son, Atlin’s, birthday party proved to be a HUGE success in the past! Yours truly could not be happier then to see him grow to the young man he is becoming. I feel like it was just yesterday we were celebrating his 6th birthday. HA! Reliving this… Look, having a birthday party is a full scale production, people, and when it is your son’s birthday party? Forget about it! We are going IN! But before the festivities began, the drama of course had to unfurl as we worked hard to get ready for Tot Fest! Imagine on this Throwback Thursday this… First, the guest bathroom TOILET completely broke down the night before. Then, at 6:45am the morning of the party, I awoke not to the sound of my…

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Yours truly would like to wish my son, Atlin a “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”! Ten years ago I was blessed with an incredible bundle of joy that I get to cherish my entire life. Children show you sides of yourself you have never known, and that love can be unconditional. It is a very special thing. Empowering you a as parent to make their dreams come true and showing them that all things are possible. Without spoiling them rotten of course… *_* I know in my household, it is sometimes hard not to. As you all know yours truly has always been career oriented, ambitious to reach my goals, and when Atlin came along… The challenges became more intricate, pushing yours truly to an entirely different level and life. Promoting growth, wisdom, and strength in areas that’s some people talk about, but I never in a million years  thought I would experience.…

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Welcome to SAMELIA’S WORLD!  My creative outlet to express my thoughts and opinions as a single parent musings from my personal life, highlights from the progression of my celebrity makeup and esthetician career, as well as a view of the stuff I love. And just who is SAMELIA, you ask? A girl born and raised in Miami, Florida, where fresh skin, bold color, and a natural glow are celebrated as beautiful. From a very young age, I was exposed to the drama and theatrics of beauty by spending my childhood as a professional ballet dancer. Graduating from Florida State University and went on to enjoy a short but successful stint as a professional dancer with one of the top black national dance companies in America, The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILDANCO) and its living legend and founder, Joan Myer Brown. In a million years I would have never have imagined “I” would be in Hollywood,…

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MAKEUP… AND FOOTBALL? OH, YES! Okay, makeup, fashion and beauty fans, you’re probably thinking, “Oh man, it’s that time of year again,” while football fans – especially college football fans – are thinking, “Thank God football season is BACK!” Now, you are probably wondering why I, makeup artist SAMELIA, am writing about college football? What’s the connection? Well, it is because yours truly wants to inform everyone that there is more makeup preparation then you can even imagine when it comes to football! Really? Oh yes! From the Marching bands playing their music, players practicing intensely for weeks prior to the season opening game, cheerleaders cheering, and fans figuring out how they can show the most spirit possible, college football is a full-fledged PRODUCTION on game day! All of which is on display on game day, with fans and cheerleaders – even players – making up their faces (and bodies in…

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HeLLo my lovely world… _SAMELIA here! Most of you probably are wondering… “SAMELIA’s WORLD is back, where did you go?” For those of you who were unaware or new to my blog site… SAMELIA’s WORLD BLOG site had many issues that yours truly had to get fixed. Ultimately, forcing me to having to take down the website for a few months. As there are some extremely malicious people out there guys. Originally SAMELIA’s WORLD site was about the Progression my career, where you could find out everything you want – my latest behind the scenes updates, beauty news and insight into the celebrity make up world. Now, those of you keeping up… Who have been waiting patiently, and continuously asking yours truly on a pretty consistent basis  “Are you ok, what’s going on with you in your life? How is your son and of course, What’s up in your beauty world?”…

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