Monday, June 14, 2010

A Divine Experience at Sephora

Inspiration: To remain open to the possibilities that exist in all situations.

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Something that flows from the inside out. This is not to say that a little help every now and then can't boost a woman's sense of confidence. I am intrigued watching make-up artist's display their craft. At home, I have a guilty pleasure of watching some of these individuals on QVC. They can turn an ordinary woman into a glamour queen.

This past weekend, I found myself at Sephora in Columbus Circle. A quick stop before venturing downstairs to Whole Foods to see if any product sparked my interest. In particular, I was looking for shadows to make my eyes seem bigger and brighter. A couple of the beauty staff approached, asking if I needed assistance. When the third person came over, I succumbed. She didn't seem to get what I was after and suggested looking at the beauty line TARTE (never looked at this one).

So here we are at the TARTE SPACE within Sephora. I notice a very talented male artist, of African decent, working his magic on a young woman. Something inside told me to "wait" until he was finished and to sit in his chair. Something I would never do voluntarily......

At first glance, I was a bit intimidated. New experiences tend to do that. Without going into story, he made me look and feel radiant. Even younger than my years. As it turns out, this brand of make-up is "natural." He totally got my vibe, down to the core. While having the pleasure of his skilled hands beautifying me.

I shortly discovered he was also an alternative practitioner of reiki and shamanism. This was the strong draw I felt. I have asked the universe to lead me towards more like-minded individuals, while surrendering the how. In every profession, exists the possibility of connecting with people of like mind and heart. Tony at Tarte was one of these people.

Upon leaving, I felt "incredible" !!! Too bad I didn't have a hot date. I left with great products and a divine experience. When you least expect it, surprises are all around.

Have a very "peaceful" day.

With Love,