She Inspires: Patrice – The Mechanic in Heels

She Inspires-Patrice

 

I came across the beautiful Patrice in a blogger group that I’m in. I was amazed to see such a fabulous mechanic…in heels! Because, let’s face it – you don’t often see lady mechanics. Gotta love a woman who is breaking the mold!

Name?
Patrice Banks

What do you do?
I’m the owner and operator of Girls Auto Clinic. Girls Auto Clinic empowers and caters to women through car buying and repair services.

It’s no secret that women generally do not understand vehicles – how they operate or how to maintain them. Most women do not have an interest or knowledge in cars and the automotive industry because historically they have not been the primary group to which the automotive industry markets despite the fact more than half their customers are women.

I was once one of these women. A self-proclaimed “auto airhead,” I have created a business model which supports a need in the lives of millions of women: automotive services based on trust, education, inclusion, and empowerment.

We aim to empower women (and men!) in order to take the fear and uncertainty out of the repair process while giving customers a unique and memorable automotive experience!

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Glitter, Glitter, Glitter, Glitter Rockin’ Everywhere

My Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida crew has come together to rap about one of our favooooorite things. Glitter!! I get it. Glitter isn’t for everyone but I am so here for glitter. Every ounce of it. If  it were safe, I’d bathe it in. Okay, definitely too much information. Ha! I decided to showcase some glitter nail polishes that I got as a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law. It’s always hard shopping for a beauty lover because we always obtain the things that we want. And some people want to go beyond a gift card. Indie really is the best way to go because I don’t always have my eyes on what the indie brands are doing.

Fandom Cosmetics nail polish

So not only did a get a fabulous collection of Avenger-inspired nail polishes, but I was introduced to a new brand as well. WIN! 

Fandom Cosmetics I Don't Play Well With Others nail polish

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Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 138

Cirque Colors

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Phyrra – Looking for an easy way to fill in your eyebrows? Try my quick and easy tutorial!

we heart this – If you use our $10 off coupon, you can get $384 in products for just $39.99 (including shipping!) Check out the FabFitFun Winter VIP box

Beauty Junkies Unite – Have you tried L’Oréal’s latest mascara yet? It’s called Voluminous Butterfly Intenza mascara, and I’ve got the scoop and before/after photos. What do you think?

Clumps of Mascara – can’t get enough of those gorgeous polishes from Cirque Colors. If you love holographic polishes, you pretty much HAVE to buy these.

Glitter.Gloss.Garbage – A well pigmented, long-lasting blush stick for $2.99? You have to check this out!

Gouldylox Reviews – Try a lob before you go in for the chop! It’s easier than you think (and you could win $100 of styling products!)

Love for Lacquer – Love is in the air! Be prepared to be blown away by the new Valentine’s Day collection from Different Dimension!

Nouveau Cheap – Want a handy list of all the new 2015 products from Wet n Wild with photos, prices and product info? Here you go!

Prime Beauty – shows you the Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Palette which truly takes you from day to night AND can be worn wet or dry!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Phyrra – My friend Eugenia is awesome and I love her blog and videos. I wanted to share her Top 10 Beauty Products of 2014 because I adore many of her choices!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

Question of the Week:

Name a beauty item that was discontinued that you wish
would come back, even if it was only for a limited time.

B says, “So many years ago, Carmindy from What Not To Wear had a brand alongside Sally Hansen. She had glorious paraben-free eyeliners that were cheap and amaziiiiing. I mean, the black was insanely luscious, y’all. So wishing they’d bring that back!”

What about you?

See you next week!

She Inspires: Amy – The Supermama

She Inspires Amy

 

I first met Amy at a meetup for  the Orlando Moms Blog. We both blog for the site and I was so incredibly inspired by Amy. She likes to play modest, but she really is a fantastic woman and mother. I’m so grateful to know her and soak up her awesomeness! 

Name?
Amy

What do you do?
I’m a mom of two, a lecturer in writing and rhetoric at UCF, a freelance editor and writer, and a part-time mommy blogger for orlandomomsblog.com. My girls and I are also theatre buffs, music lovers and singers, and we try to be artists whenever we have time to create something.

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Cirque Burlesque Nail Polish Collection

How have I been back for almost a month and have not showcased some nail polishes? Yeesh!! Months before I went on my hiatus, I received some polishes from Cirque Colors and aside from being ridiculously excited that I was on their radar, I was honored that they decided to send me some polishes.

Cirque Nails Burlesque Collection

I took these pictures months ago and ugh, I so wish my nails were this long now. I am in loooove with that shape and I just haven’t been able to achieve it thanks to this colder weather. But whatever. I’ll lust and do what I can to get my nails to that point again.

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My Love For The Massive Beauty Aisle In Publix

Publix Beauty Aisle

If you’re in the Southeast parts of the United States, you know how much we love Publix. Known for their stellar customer service, amaziiiiing bakery and deli departments, Publix is staple grocery store here in Florida. In fact, when I lived in Cali for a brief stint and would go back home, my first stop was always Publix. While I’ve always associated the brand with tasty noms and clean floors, Publix is an ideal stop for us beauty lovers! Especially for my beauty lovers who are prepping up for Game Day! This sponsored post through Unilever and Publix will highlight some of the great products that you can get while scoring delicious snacks for Game Day by “Discover More in Store”.

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My Mission To Have It All

This sponsored post is brought to you by Nissan via Mode Media and I’m just beyond excited to share this with you ladies. Mainly because um, HELLO, I love Nissan! Totally irrelevant to beauty, I know, but yours has had 2 Nissan cars in her day. We’re actually in the market for a new car (gulp) and you can only imagine what I already have in mind. I’m a girl who knows what she wants and I very rarely stray away from things that do right by me. Like my trusty Nissan.

Nissan Altima

When prompted to write this post, I was e-introduced to the very beautiful Latham Thomas of MamaGlow.com. And um, wow. Talk about a beautiful powerhouse of a woman! She took us inside her goooooorgeous NYC home and um, watch the rest for yourself.

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Ritza: The Actress in LA

Ritza Calixte

 

From Duke University to LA to pursue her dream of acting? Talk about inspiring! Ritza is truly taking this life thing by the horns and doing the things that make her happy. Here’s hoping that she can inspire you to do the same!

Name?
Ritza

What do you do?
I’m an actor and a writer! I love how stories can change people and provide vehicles for empathy. So, I moved to LA and started writing and producing my own work, as I believe that the industry, and world, will benefit from having more women as storytellers.

Where can we find you?
www.lalalandthewebseries.com

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