Name: Crystal-Marie Mitchell
Occupation: Author, Designer, Entrepreneur
Lip Color: Chocolate Kisses
“Courage is believing in yourself despite what the world says about you. You are not defined by someone else’s view. You are GOD’s creation. Walk like it”, says Crystal-Marie.
When asked, what was the most courageous thing she’s done recently, she says “Publish my book, The Diva Diaries Living Through Tough Seasons. It’s been on my goals list for years and I finally found the courage to share my story.”
What advice would you give another woman who is need of courage to deal with a difficult situation? Everything happens in its season. I know… we’ve all heard this before. But it’s true. Sometimes God will shut doors that you so desperately want to stay open because He is getting you ready for the blessings He has for you. He is about to take you to the next level so don’t hold on to something He is trying to take from you. Surround yourself with good people who can speak into your life at the right moment and who encourage you in your best season as well as your most difficult one. Get the lesson from the situation you are in but don’t let it define the rest of your life. A difficult situation or season is just a chapter in your book. Let go and let God!
One of the things I love most about Liquid Courage Cosmetics is the Chocolate Kisses Lip Lacquer! The color is AMAZING and is my everyday courage color. ~Crystsl-Marie Mitchell
Jessica Larche, a New Orleans native, struggled with obesity issues her entire life. In her mid 20s, the 5’3 news reporter hit her highest weight of 267 pounds. In the summer of 2012, a scary high blood pressure diagnosis made her realize that her life was at stake and she had the power to make a lifestyle change to save it.
Jessica says health and fitness is a lifelong journey, and the best motivation is found in the courage to love yourself to healthy. Jessica’s 100 pound weight loss was recently featured on Woman’s Day Magazine.
Jessica Larche, who is also an Emmy Award-Winning Broadcaster and Healthy Living Champion, kicked off our first Courage Speaks Series last month. Courage Speaks is a part of our new virtual masterclass made available through Courage University, our new educational platform. The goal of Courage Speaks is to expose our audience to women who excel in breaking down barriers and societal norms in any facet of life.
Hear what five courageous steps she took to lose 100 pounds after her scary high blood pressure diagnosis. Click here to watch the live broadcast on YouTube.
Name: Tevyka Heyward (pronounced Ta-vee-ka) or Tee for short
Lip Color: Chocolate Kisses lip lacquer and a bit of pink and nude pencils to give her lips a bit of a pop.
We are pleased to highlight Tevyka Heyward as this weeks Woman of Courage. We first met T during last years Blogalicious conference and she’s been one of our most loyal Liquid Courage customers.
T says, “Courage is following the path set forth in one’s heart and mind, regardless of what obstacles may stand in your way.” The most courageous thing T did this year was pursue her passion for event planning by starting a certification program and training for her 1st Spartan Race which she completed on August 1.
T offers the following advice for others who are need in courage, “Don’t dwell on past negativities, use every experience as a tool for learning. Don’t be afraid to step outside the box and be different. It’s easier said than done but once you accept what you really want to get out of life, walking away from the norm is the most courageous thing you can do, for yourself and others.”
T has taken this motto literally over the past few years from her experiences in the military to her current education and employment goals. “I’m willing to walk away from something that doesn’t fit my needs or at least approach it on my own terms.”
Thanks for sharing your Courageous story T.
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Name: S. Sharelle Dailey
Occupation: Project Manager
Sharelle says, “Courage is the ability to face your fears even during times of adversity.” Sharelle is all too familiar with women facing their fears daily by lending her talents, time, and energy to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Sharelle has not only donated countless hours but has raised money for the organization.
Sharelle also has a passion for fitness and finds time to teach Zumba classes on top of her already busy schedule. “I have always led a pretty active lifestyle: from cheerleading, to dance, soccer, running, aerobics and most importantly my love for the Susan G. Komen 60 Mile Walk. In October 2009, I transitioned from Atlanta, Georgia where I worked with several personal trainers for my personal fitness as well as fundraiser endeavors for Breast Cancer. Upon my return an old high school friend of mine was advertising a Zumbathon so I decided to check it out. What do you know – it was LOVE AT FIRST DANCE and within a year I became a Zumba Instructor” says Sharelle. If you are in DC metro area check out her Zumba class.
The most courageous thing Sharelle has done this year is “stay true to myself and my beliefs even when it was easier to go with the popular vote.”
What advice would you give another woman who needs courage to deal with a difficult situation? I would say take a deep breath and think about what you would do if you were not afraid. Hold on to that feeling and go with it. You will not regret the choice. And, you will breathe easier knowing that you went with your gut instinct.”
Do you like Sharelle’s lip color? Sharelle is wearing Dare Devil, matte lipstick by Liquid Courage Cosmetics, which is available for pre-order.
Choose the right lip color for your skin tone
The one question we get from our COURAGEOUS beauties is how to pick the perfect shade for your skin tone? In this week’s Courage Insider we offer expert advice on how to pick the right shade for your skin tone whether you are fair skin, medium skin tone, or have a dark skin tone. This week we sat down with a professional makeup artist, NaTasha Nichol who says “Darker lipsticks make the lips appear smaller while lighter or brighter colors, make the lips appear bigger.”
Natasha offers the following advice when selecting the right lip color:
- For an everyday lipstick choose a color that is at least shade or two from your natural lip color.
- Lipstick should be chosen by skin complexion.
- Fair skin complexion should choose nudes, pinks, or mocha tone lipsticks.
- Medium skin complexion should choose brown/bronze, red, fuchsia, and peach colored lipsticks. We recommend Red In Rome, Koca Kola, and Fruit Punch.
- For darker complexions try using ruby, bronze, or wine colored lipsticks. Merlot and Dare Devil are our most popular wine colored lipsticks perfect for the Fall.