30 Days of Me

This is such a great idea that I had to embark on this 30 day challenge that Confidence is Sexy. Embrace Your Curves was herself doing. So clearly I’m not trying to compete with anyone…but I will be jumping on the bandwagon and doing this “30 Days of Me” challenge. I was inspired by Confidence is Sexy. Embrace Your Curves, who in turned was inspired by GlamDollLumi to do hers.This challenge consists of 30 questions. Each day (moi) will be required to do a post about a question. The questions are listed down below. My 30 days start today so I’ll post a recent picture and 15 facts about myself in a separate post. Why I took on this challenge?Cause it will be fun to learn more about myself and getting others to know a little more about me and my world of family, business, & makeup. Also so I can get in the routine of writing on a daily basis.
I personally invite you to join in the 30 day journey as well!

You’ll love what you find out about self as well as getting better at blogging, I know that’s what I’ll get besides the learning process. A good way to build your blog and even learn more about yourself and allow others to learn more about the REAL you.
Xoxo Nikki
Here are the questions I will answer in the next 30 days 🙂
Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 02- The meaning behind your Blog name
Day 03- A picture of you and your friends
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Day 06- Favorite super hero and why
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14- A picture of you and your family
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
Day 16- Another picture of yourself
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot
Day 24- A letter to your parents
Day 25- What I would find in your bag
Day 26- What you think about your friends
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30- Your favorite song
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Day 1: 15 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MYSELF
Hello Beauties!
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Nichole Clinton,  I’m an New up and coming makeup artist from Detroit, MI. Working towards my future as a makeup artist! I love-making woman feel beautiful and feeling Empowered. Makeup isn’t to cover your flaws, but only to enhance the natural beauty. Also, I’m a very happily married woman whose a mother of 6, Independent business owner and self-taught makeup artist. I love working with women and helping them reach their full potential. I’m going to give you 15 interesting facts about myself. This is a the start of my 30 days of me challenge… I can’t wait to see what this journey has in store for me. So I ask that you come along with me while we journey through this together. 15 INTERESTING FACTS
  1. LOVE THE 80’S MUSIC AND MOVIES 
  2. DESIGN MY OWN JEWELRY
  3. MOTHER OF 6
  4. ATTEND CHURCH
  5. HAS MY OWN BUSINESS
  6. LOVE ELF COSMETICS
  7. MOTIVES BEAUTY CONSULTANT / UNFRANCHISED BUSINESS OWNER
  8. BUILDING A BRAND (MYSELF)
  9. WRITE POETRY
  10. WON POET OF THE YEAR 9 YEARS IN A ROW
  11. WORKING ON A BOOK OF POETRY
  12. LOVE CHARMED THE SERIES
  13. ALYSSA MILANO & I ARE THE SAME AGE LOL!
  14. MET PRINCE WHEN I WAS 16
  15. ADDICTED TO YOUTUBE
Hope that you guys find this some what helpful into getting to know me. I love sharing apart of myself with you. be on the lookout for Day 2, let’s see what that day holds lol!~Xoxo Nikki
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Day 2: The Meaning Behind Your Blog’s Name

The meaning behind my blog’s name, that’s very easy it’s all about the things I like and a little of my everyday life!  Making women look & feel good one lipstick at a time. I’m really into makeup and wanted a blog that showcases my talent. It’s my personal place where I can rant & rave about anything from makeup, to my life and my journey of learning about myself. I’m a sassy woman.

I’m working on my skills and craft to become a name in the business and this blog is my stepping stone to see myself and how far I have progressed in the makeup business. Nikki C. is becoming a brand and an artist to be reckoned with.

Xoxo Nikki
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Day 3: A Picture Of You And Your Friends
Tea, Me & Briana
Can I talk about my girlfriends, yes! But it wouldn’t be as much fun as talking about my girls! My daughters are the world to me and I find that not often enough mothers talk about their kids unless they are babies lol! As you can see I have no babies, yet they will always be my babies in teenage & young girl stage. If only they can stay this way forever we have so much fun together doing things that mothers & daughters do.

Are my girls into makeup, heck yes! for Xmas I bought makeup for them as well as myself and I have to be honest; makeup is what keeps us talking. I know all about their day and what’s on their pretty little minds as I share my day with them.

I have some really cool girlfriends whom happens to be my daughters. Our relationship is growing in a more healthy way than it has ever before, and I can only give the glory to my father for showing mercy on me so I know what it is to have mercy for another. I’ve been tested and I must say that I’ve learned a very valuable lesson…don’t know what your made of until you are really and truly tested. When you stop listening and just enforce your parent my way or the highway attitude.

Your bound to miss some signs along the way. I would know cause I’ve done it. My advice is to take the time to really hear your kids and understand that they have feelings and opinions that needs to be acknowledged. Let them know that their voice counts and their apart of the family to, and you would love to hear what they think or feel.

Never be so busy that you miss out on the best part of their lives, which is growing into a great man / woman guiding them along. Pray that what you have taught them will never leave them but make them much stronger, smarter, healthier productive men & women in this world.
Thank you god for patience and understanding when my child needed me and my understanding the most. Like my children, I keep growing and developing right along side of them. Call it our growing pains.

Xoxo Nikki

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Day 04:  A Habit That You wish You Didn’t Have
A habit that I wish I didn’t have…It would have to be smoking and chocolate. Yes, I smoke, and I will be giving up this habit real soon, like right after my birthday. I need to start with something small and smoking is small task or rather a goal. So I’ll give that up. I can see it’s going to be a hard road to travel, but I’m determined to rid myself of smoking and live a more clean, healthy lifestyle. Nothing says healthy like NO MORE SMOKE! My husband is holding me to this this time around, cause I have said it for so many years and kept it up.  I really do feel a deep need to stop and to live much better. This will make my kids happy and my life so much better and free from smoke clouds lol.
This is another bad habit I can’t seem to let go. The love of CHOCOLATE! I’m so addicted to it that I feel like it’s my kryptonite. The craving for it is so intense when Mother Nature comes calling, so I have to have something with chocolate in, on it. This too is something I’m going to cut back on, not cut it out completely, but enough to curve my cravings for it.
DAY 5:  PICTURE OF SOMEWHERE I’VE BEEN TOO
ATLANTA GEORGIA, Is a beautiful and fun city to be in. There are so many different sights you can visit. The city lights up at night and that’s when you see the city at it’s best. From the food, the places, the people I would love to live there with my family and take in all the beauty that’s in Atlanta. Not to mention that my favorite tv show is made in the city of Atlanta…The Walking Dead!
DAY 6: FAVORITE SUPER HERO & WHY?
Wonder Woman is a superheroine,  and she stands for Truth, Justice, Freedom, Love & Sexual equality. She’s a woman whose not just beauty, strength, power or a princess from the Amazons. As a woman she makes you feel like you can do anything and still have your morals and convictions without having to stoop to the low levels of mindless men who only sees women as sex objects and play toys. She’s right there with her male counter parts and gets her RESPECT for she’s a beautiful woman with a mind and very smart and with intelligence. She’s gifted with a wide range of superhuman powers and superior combat and battle skills. She possesses an arsenal of weapons, including the Lasso of Truth, a pair of indestructible bracelets, a tiara which serves as a projectile, and, an invisible airplane.
DAY 7: A PICTURE OF SOMEONE/THING THAT HAS AN BIG IMPACT ON ME
JESUS HAS THE BIGGEST IMPACT IN AND ON MY LIFE. I LIVE TO SERVE HIM AND TO TELL THE NATIONS & WORLD ABOUT HIS GOODNESS. I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST, HE WHO STRENGHTENS ME.
DAY 8: SHORT TERM GOALS FOR THIS MONTH & WHY?
              What are my short-term goals for this month…well it’s very easy and very attainable.
  1. Pass driver’s test(no more standing at the bus stop and having my kids to walk to school/work and depending on anyone)
  2. Get a job(to help pay off these growing bills and to build my bath line the way I need to )
  3. Get my GED( I would like to attend school to further my education)

DAY 9: WRITE POETRY

As I Began to Love Myself – Self Love Poem by Charlie Chaplin

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering
are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody
As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time
was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this
person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,
and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.
Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,
I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens
exactly at the right moment. So I could be calm.
Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit steeling my own time,
and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.
Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do
and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in
my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for
my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew
me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude
a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since
I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry
about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING
is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me
and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my
mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this
connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems
with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing
new worlds are born.Today I know THAT IS “LIFE”!

TODAY I START LOVING ME!

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