Saturday, January 28, 2017


2016 was a good year. 

I finally moved into a cozy place with my family and my couch hopping days were over. Those 5 months of couch hopping were tough. I mean, I'm thankful for all the things my whole family came together to do for me just to make me comfortable but somehow I was always feeling uncomfortable and not like myself. I hated feeling like I was in someone's else's space. It became hard for me to create because I wasn't in my usual setting and I didn't have the equipment I needed to film. People were always asking me why I was doing the same looks over and over. The truth was because it was the only palette I had! I didn't have the room to carry all my makeup with me to every place I was staying. I decided to take my essentials and work with what I had for the time being. It took everything in my to get off the couch to film something or even take a photo of the look I was wearing that day. 

When I moved into my new place with my mom and brother I had this new appreciation for having a home. I fell in love with it immediately. We have a really small office room here and my mom allowed me to turn it into my beauty room. Now I have an entire room dedicated to what I do and a space to create, I couldn't ask for anything more than that. I had also FINALLY gotten into the school I had been applying to for a year and a half, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT.) When I started my spring semester, I felt like I was FINALLY right where I was supposed to be. It definitely did not happen over night, I had to work toward it. I fought with myself since I graduated high school to not apply to FIT. Everyone I went to high school with did the traditional thing. Graduated, went to a private four year and experienced dorm life. I tried it, but it wasn't for me. Everyone wanted to be a nurse, and I CLEARLY wanted to be in a creative field. I felt like I was constantly living a life just trying to be like everyone else as much as I could. I already stood out as it was, especially with this hair. LOL. When I came home from my first semester of college I told my mom I wanted to leave. She knew exactly why. I had been dancing around the fact I wanted to be in the beauty industry and get my foot in the door. We had an agreement that if I left school, I would hustle my little ass off for the time of me being un-enrolled. She gave me a certain amount of time to prove myself before I had to go back to school and get my degree. The phrase "nothing worth having comes easily" had never made more sense in my life! 

I looked back and realized everything that was going help me thrive in life were things I had to sacrifice for. 

Now it's almost a year later from me moving from couch to couch and I am so comfortable and happy with how everything is going in my life. Not everything will always be perfect and we do not always have control. I have accepted it and taken everything day by day. 

I have had so much support through the bad times, and the good. I am forever thankful for my family, REAL friends, and of course... MY FOLLOWERS!! 


Monday, January 23, 2017

Olivia Christensen Launch Party

Christina, also known as Hair Goddess of NY, is the BEST with hair extensions on the east coast, without a doubt! Her beauty career is definitely "GOALS!" and her newly opened salon is absolutely beautiful. 😍 
The Olivia Christensen (OC) salon is located on east 48th street off of second avenue in New York City. If you are looking for high quality extensions and a luxurious beauty experience, the Olivia Christensen salon is the place you have been searching for. You will not regret it!
To see more of Christina's work you can follow her on instagram, and you can also check out her salons instagram page for more photos.
I only hope to have a similar journey with my beauty career to Christina's, she is truly an inspiration. Catch her and the OC team on the TLC network very very soon! 📺


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Year, New Hair

As a lot of you already know, I had my hair professionally cut before the new year. It was time!

My hair was medium length and had heat damage from the shoulders down. I admit, I was frustrated with my hair and was not caring for it properly to keep my curls looking their best. I rarely do any protective styles and my hair was looking sad and unhealthy. 

Jessica, AKA the curly hair whisper (@curlwhisper on instagram) cut my hair at the Madonna & Co Boutique. Jessica is the only person I allow to cut my curly hair! she has been cutting my curls for years and I totally trust her. She is the BOMB, not to mention she has years of experience with curly hair. 

Jessica and Geralynn (owner of Madonna & Co Boutique) came together to create the Madonna & Co Miracle Hair Gel for curly hair! I have been getting SO many questions on exactly what Jessica used in my hair. The answer is Miracle Hair Gel! If you click this link you will be able to shop all of the products that Jessica used to restore my hair to being curly, shiny and bouncy. I know a lot of curly girls are concerned with exactly what they are putting into their hair and Jessica was nice enough to educate me on some of the main products used in the Miracle Hair Gel. They include 


-Gluten free...increases hair volume, improves shine in hair and Strengthens hair cuticles. 

-Oats has anti-inflammatory properties, it aids in healing itchy & dry skin /scalp 

-Hydrolyzed Rice proteins:
Gives a significant increase in hair's volume of about 44/50%

-Ginseng Root extract: 
Stimulates the blood flow to the scalp & improves the dermal papilla cells encouraging hair growth & hair loss.

If you are in the NYC area and want the perfect curly cut, call Madonna & Co to book an appointment with Jessica! Their number is 212-226-3363. Tell them Madison sent you! 

Don't forget to follow them on their social media accounts 

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