Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Baby Shower Beat: My Recent Work and My New Addition

What's up out there, my Beauties and Cuties? I pray all is well with you and your wonderful families. I also pray your lives are coming together and you are all seeking God for His master plan and purpose, exclusively for you. 

So, some of you may or may not have known, I AM HAVING ANOTHER BABY! Yes, this is our second gift from the Most High and this time baby is a Beautie! Our first blessing is a handsome Cutie, so it is great to have the best of both worlds and never have to wonder what raising a boy or girl would be like, because we get to have them both!!!

As the title clearly states, today I am posting pics of my most recent work, as promised in a previous post. However, before I upload pics, let me just say... I am so honored and proud to be a wife and mother. I do not take these two titles lightly and as a stay at home wife and mother, I want to encourage all the other stay at home Mommies. We have plan and purpose for our lives. God has placed us here for so much more than we can see now and if there is anyone taunting you about being a stay at home Mom, do us all a favor and challenge them to do your task for one week. Being a stay at home Mother is not for the weak and it is not for the lazy, being a stay at home Mother/Wife is a 24/7 NEVER ENDING JOB!

While so many people get a set time to work and breaks and even get to clock out, us stay at home people do not get that liberty. We don't have holidays off or holiday pay, we don't get weekends off or company picnics. We are often overlooked and unappreciated, however I believe I can speak for all stay at home Beauties and Cuties when I say, we would never trade it in! Not for ANYTHING in the world. It is rewarding and beautiful to watch our families flourish due to our efforts. SO the next time you go to judge someone who stays at home, think to yourself if you could weather the task, day in and day out; and the next time someone tries to convince you staying at home is insignificant, double dog dare them to trade places with you for one whole week. I guarantee they won't do it and if they offer, they won't last. Only you were built and chosen to do what you do for your family!

OK NOW FOR MY BABY SHOWER BEAT FACE: 10/22/2016

 












Friday, October 21, 2016

Time for Talk and Tea with Mrs. Ci


Heavenly Father, as I blog this day, I pray you will give my mind the thoughts and fingers the ability to type, the words You have to say. 



This is a short prayer I utter to myself each time I sit down to type, write, or film a video for all of you Beauties and Cuties. My reason for this small yet heartfelt utterance is because I NEVER want to lead anyone astray due to "my" thoughts, words, or opinions. The Bible declares for us not to rely on our own understanding, this could be because God knew people would have opinions and thoughts that are not always correct concerning EVERYTHING around them. 

This statement seems to be all the more true during this election time. I have listened, read and watched so many people expressing extremely strong opinions about the presidential candidates, belief systems, laws, government, foreign exchange, stock and trade, America, and the election as a whole. Through all these opinions and debates I have come to encourage all who wish to be encouraged. 

Let us not allow this election to break up our communities, relationships, goals or even our self worth as a people or as individuals. Let us take this time to reflect on what is truly important. I beseech you, before you cast your vote, take time and deeply reflect on where you were and what you were doing and planning before this election. Allow your mind to go even as far back as before you knew who was running for Office. What goals had you set for your relationships, businesses, communities, families, spirituality? Focus in on where you wanted to be at the end of 2016 and see if all the anger, opinions, fighting, hatred, name calling, and all the other things going on around you or even within you, is really worth it. Go back and look over your 2016 goals that you swore you were going to meet and see if you have all of them checked off. If your list is incomplete then I strongly suggest, instead of allowing yourself to be brain washed with all the mess of the world, you get before the Lord, give everything into His hands, place a well thought out vote and get BUSY developing and pouring into you!!! You can have one million opinions about everything around you, but when the smoke clears where is everything you set out to accomplish? My prayer for us, this day, is when it is all said and done our families and this society has changed for the better because we were here and placed our hands to accomplish every work that God set out just for us. Even before He created the foundation of the world, He knew YOU and what He wanted YOU to spark, change, or finish. If you are unsure about your place in life, ask the Master to take over your heart, mind, body and soul, then sit back and allow His spirit to take over. 



As always, I love you, God loves you, so love yourself. 
<3Mrs. CiCi<3

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

KingdomBeautie Portfolio: CREATIVITY IS HOW I BREATHE!!!

Mrs. Ci Ci's Headshots / Portfolio Photos: 

What's up Beauties and Cuties? Here is my collection of headshots /my mini portfolio. I will be including more pictures and video clips, here at KingdomBeautie.com, of me speaking and/or doing makeup at the classes, workshops, shows and seminars in which I am blessed to participate. If you have any questions you can email me @ kingdombeautie@gmail.com. Don't forget to run over to my Facebook page KingdomBeautie, hit me up on Twitter @KingdomBeautie, and Instagram @KingdomBeautie. OK with out farther delay...



















As Always, I love you, God loves you, so love yourself!
Kisses from the Mrs.
<3 Mrs. Ci Ci <3

Sunday, August 14, 2016

LOVE THE SKIN YOU'RE IN: WIN NYC Afternoon Beautie Empowerment Class

Mrs. Ci Ci here at kingdombeautie.com thanks so much for joining me.

So today I have a news report about a recent, very touching experience of mine. All of my Beauties and Cuties are family to me so I must share. 

I was blessed to co-host a Beautie Empowerment class for 11 wonderful teenage girls (ages 10-14) at one of the many WIN homeless shelter locations! 

As each girl entered the room we introduced ourselves and asked them their names and ages. They were then presented with Beautie Gift Bags on their chairs as a big welcome. We played an inspiring Ice Breaker game to get them thinking about their goals and lift their self esteem. As a reward for their participation we gave out prizes for sharing answers to the Ice Breaker. 

After the Ice Breaker, we got into some real fun!!! Every girl opened their bag and pulled out ALL the makeup!!! Sponsored By: Vera Moore cosmetics!!! THANK YOU VERA MOORE, they can be found online and selected Walgreen drug stores. 

We all played in makeup, while teaching the girls about the importance of skin care and proper makeup application. They did make-overs for one another and enjoyed HUGE slices of cake, LOL. Talk about a girls day, right? It was amazing. While there was so much fun to be had, as a volunteer makeup artist for the day, I learned so much about the importance of putting others needs ahead of our own. Those girls are at critical ages and there are so many others just like them, facing the same situation. 

Did you know that almost 80% of homeless people are women and children???!!! Yes! Some are even married couples raising families. I learned that most of the people homeless are not what you expect or think. This is a crisis in our communities that must be given our attention. WIN needs prayers, donations and volunteers to continue to provide excellent care and amenities to families in need. Forty-six percent (46%) of the adults staying in the WIN facilities are employed and the number will only increase, ensuring an end to homelessness, if we all lend our resources and support. As one member of the whole body of Christ, I am urging us to begin to think on others more than ourselves. 

The cashier at your local drug store or Deli could be one of the many homeless people in the area. The stigma that we have developed about homeless people needs to dissolve quickly! We have to be a people to stand for others when they are at the lowest points in their lives. Let's be a people who want to see a change, BETTER THAN THAT... Let's be a people who are the change!!! 

You can follow WIN on social media by clicking the links below:
Twitter: @WINNYC_ORG

Volunteer, Donate, Attend Events, take your mind off of you and put it on those less fortunate. When you take care of God's business, He takes care of yours!!! 


As always, I love you, God loves you, so love yourself!!!
<3Mrs.Ci Ci<3

This message has been approved by the staff at WINNYC.ORG 



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

DO YOU HAVE AN UNSATISFIED SPIRIT?-PROVERBS 27:20

Hello out there to all my Beauties and Cuties, this is Mrs. Ci Ci at KingdomBeautie.com, thank you so much for joining me. 

It is time, for us to get some Spiritual Beautie, here on the blog today.

DISCLAIMER: This word came to me by our Gracious Lord and Savior. Therefore this post is not intended to offend ANYONE. This is a word from Heaven to propel us (you and me) into our destinies. Now, if you begin to feel offended by this message BE CAREFUL that your feelings are not true conviction being covered up by offense, which will ensure you miss the purpose and remain unchanged. Open those beautie-ful eyes and see what the enemy is trying to do. With that being said, LET'S BEGIN!!!

Message Topic: Are you operating in an unsatisfied spirit? 
Bible References (Amplified Version/AMP) : Proverbs 27:20, Philippians 4:11-13, Philippians 2:14-16, Jeremiah 29:11-13

Message: Do you remember the grading scale used in Elementary School? There was E-excellent, G-good, S-satisfactory, U-unsatisfactory and NI-needs improvement. No one ever wanted to bring home a U or NI to their Mama, lol! For some of us, we already knew there would be consequences to face. Well, I have been charged today to tell you, many of us are placing God on a grade scale. We are constantly rating Him unsatisfactory and needs improvement in the areas of our lives that we are not happy; instead of praising and exalting Him in every area. 

See, we get to a place in life where we feel it is God's job to grant us every vain, selfish, prideful request that we throw up in prayer. We want more, more and more; only being satisfied for a short time with the requests that God does, so graciously, grant. 
(Please click scripture Proverbs 27:20

Yes, our God does care for all things concerning us! Hallelujah. BUT, what God is not pleased with, is His people operating day to day in Unsatisfied Spirits. 

Please, allow me to explain the term Unsatisfied Spirit. An Unsatisfied Spirit is a spirit that is never content. This message is in no way telling you it is bad to strive for greatness in your life. Please do not misunderstand. We should always press to do better and have better, however when will we learn to be content until the next come up? When will we be those people to praise God and give Him thanks in EVERY situation, trusting Him?!!! (Please click scripture Philippians 4:11-13)    

In Philippians 4:11-13, Paul was saying no matter what situation he is in, he has learned to live peacefully, happily praising God and doing the will of Christ, through the empowerment of Christ!!!

Some of us want and want and there is never a time that we don't want or wish we had. We MUST get to a place in our journey with God where we can finally say, "Lord, no matter what, You have taught me to say IT IS WELL". "If this is where I am for now, it is well. If this is where I work for now, it is well. If this is what I drive, wear, look like for now, it is well". Amen?

We need to be delivered from the complaining. (Please click scripture Philippians 2:14-16) I want us all to get to this place. Please do not think that I think I am perfect, I am just the messenger, because I have lived with an unsatisfied spirit before, and so now that I have learned to be content, I am charged to share with you how to strive and reach for your goals with a spirit of thankfulness for the things you already have, and where you already are in life. Amen? 

Let's trust God and live in gratefulness. He has a plan for our lives, a better one than we could ever imagine. (Please click scripture Jeremiah 29:11-13

We are the one's that think we know what we what, but really have no idea. God knows what we truly want and has the power to give it to us, if we obey Him and praise Him. A wise man, who I call Daddy Bishop, (Bishop Michael Cook Sn, New Grace Temple Ministries, Florence, SC), once told me "the enemy will always TRY to make you THINK you NEED things, you really DO NOT need". To this very day that wise man was so right LOL. I have felt I needed things so desperately and could not tell you where they are today lol. 

In conclusion, declare daily over yourself and your family, "With the simple things we have today, we will change the world". Then thank God for all you have from the tall to the small and believe God for the more with a grateful heart. Let's give our God praise, Amen? AMEN!!!


As always I love you, God loves you, so love yourself.
<3Mrs. Ci Ci<3

Sunday, August 7, 2016

MR. BRANDEN EVERETT, TRUST YOUR GENIUS, SUPPORT BLACK OWNED ALL THE TIME!!!

What's up Beauties and Cuties? Yes, it is I, Mrs. Ci Ci, coming to you live from KingdomBeautie.com, the only place to be to get the latest and greatest LOL. As you know it is a new month. We are in my favorite month of the year, AUGUST!!!

Why is August my favorite month? Well, I am so glad you asked. August is not only my birthday month, it is also the month I met the man of my dreams who is now my reality and it is his birthday month as well, oh and did I mention our first son's birthday month too?!!!

So, August in my household ROCKS!!! OK, enough of my rambling I know you are ready for that Black Owned Business of the Month that I promised, soooooooo here it is...


This month we are celebrating my brother and Minister of Music at LRCC, Branden Everett!!! YAY, whooooo, applause.



Branden Everett is not only a young, successful, Black entrepreneur and Christ follower, he is also an outreach activist for the Black community and wonderful Father to a beautiful little boy who is quickly becoming a young man, just like his Daddy.

Mr. Everett, also known as @BESUCCESSFUL, is CEO and founder of the latest apparel brands Musicians Are Weirdos and Trust Your Genius. He also host free seminars to empower and teach the Black Community about how to obtain wealth and how to handle finances with wisdom. He has a passion to shape and change this and the next generation with the power of God given knowledge.

So please show your love and support for my boy B.

Branden Everett can be contacted on
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As always, I love you, God loves you, so love yourself. <3Mrs. Ci Ci<3


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