Thursday, October 30, 2014

Top MBE 2014

It was such an honor to be the ONLY Beauty-related business in a group of other amazing businesses. As a Beauty Professional, I felt very proud of not only my accomplishment, but as a single Mom who did not take "no" as an option and made it against all odds. As a Mid Atlantic Region Top 100 MBE recipient, I share this to invite you to celebrate with me.

I Love The Beauty Industry.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fortune V (5) Water

Dr. Tahisha B. Brooks, OBL (Official Boss Lady) & Chairwoman of the Official BOSS Network Corporation, set out to create FORTUNE V (5) spring water as a high-class exclusive product of quality that co-exists with her established network empire for business leaders and professionals. Originally from a natural spring specific to a region of the floral Mountains where Rhododendron grows, FORTUNE V (5) water goes through a careful 8-step purification process to reach its trademark smooth, revitalizing crystal taste.

To gather more insight about Fortune V (5), you can review my interview with Dr. Tahisha B. Brooks below:

How did you decide on the name?

Dr. Brooks:

" I created FORTUNE V (5) Water from my network called The BOSS Network Corporation. I knew the importance of having a product to co-exist within your network was one of the key elements of network engagement and survivorship. I had a passion for product development and I wanted to stay focused on the exclusivity for the CEO's, Executives the FORBES and Fortune 500's of the World. Therefore, FORTUNE V (5) Water was an easy yet ideal solution to justify the 5 principles of success: 1) Knowledge 2) Power 3) Giving 4) Wisdom and 5) Investment. "

When did you get started and why water?

Dr. Brooks:

" We started the process and development of the brand April of 2013. We understand that water is a recession proof product that is essential for survival among all living beings. Our passion is to educate people on the importance of water and how it shapes our lives and our health. "

What is the difference between Fortune V and the regular Alkaline water?

Dr. Brooks:

" By educating our consumers with the knowledge of glass vs. plastic; we are following a standard of quality, excellence and safety for our consumers. We take great pride in our exclusivity. FORTUNE 5 Water will remain in high-end establishments for the exclusive customers. We are also proud to have won 1st Place in the Digital Printing Division for the 2014 28th Annual Excellence Awards through Package Printing. We are aware of other alkaline waters that are out there....however, most are still plastic. At least with glass, the content and Alkalinity is preserved and retained with a longer shelf-life. Every medical, research facility, hospital, and/or labortory utilizes glass. Glass lasts for centries and can with-stand levels of heat; that plastic could not. Our Alkaline levels are 7.6-7.9. Even though other Alkaline water levels are higher than ours, some still are served and sold in plastic bottles. We take great pride in serving our exclusive brand in glass bottles. "

What are the benefits of Fortune V?

Dr. Brooks:

" One of the many benefits of FORTUNE V (5) Water is our signature glass style bottle, as well as our larger 20oz bottle with a bar top cork for your fine dining experience. Therefore, we become an exclusive asset to the company that carries our product, event coordinators, caters, and so forth. Other benefits of FORTUNE V (5) Water is it's glass appearance. Most plastic bottles are typically made with BPA chemicals; that alter the human hormones with a mimicking estrogen that causes cancers and other serious health issues in the body. Especially, if the plastic bottles are left in an heated environment like your car or the trunk of your car. "

Where can we find it?

Dr. Brooks:

" Our product FORTUNE V (5) Alkaline Premium Water reaches Abodes of FORTUNE in exclusive high-end market places such as:

1. Country Clubs

2. Yacht Clubs

3. Hotels, Resorts, Spas

4. High-end Retail Stores/Boutiques for elite clientele (Saks 5th, Bvlgari, Gucci...etc.)

5. Weddings

6. Restaurants, Lounges

7. Private Airline Companies

8. Cruise Liners

9. Events, Grammy's, Red Carpet, Birthday Parties, Anniversary...

10. Swag Bag Gifts

11. High-End Car Dealerships (Maserati, Bentley, etc...)

and many more places of FORTUNE! We are also available for individual personal or private use as well. You may reach us at www.FORTUNE5Water.Info or (202) 710-8534 for additional information.

Let us know how the Award Winning FORTUNE 5 Water can be a part of your network or your next event. Thank you for your time. "

"You will enjoy the smooth taste of FORTUNE V and experience the heritage, wealth and the power of a 'FORTUNE.'"

FDA Table of Various Types of Bottled Water
Type Definition
Artesian Water Water from a well tapping a confined aquifer in which the water level stands at some height above the top of the aquifer.
Mineral Water Water containing not less than 250 ppm total dissolved solids that originates from a geologically and physically protected underground water source. Mineral water is characterized by constant levels and relative proportions of minerals and trace elements at the source. No minerals may be added to mineral water.
Purified Water Water that is produced by distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis or other suitable processes and that meets the definition of "purified water" in the U.S. Pharmacopeia, 23d Revision, Jan. 1, 1995. As appropriate, also may be called "demineralized water," "deionized water," "distilled water," and "reverse osmosis water."
Sparkling Bottled Water Water that, after treatment and possible replacement of carbon dioxide, contains the same amount of carbon dioxide that it had at emergence from the source.
Spring Water Water derived from an underground formation from which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth at an identified location. Spring water may be collected at the spring or through a bore hole tapping the underground formation feeding the spring, but there are additional requirements for use of a bore hole.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Top Picks of the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

Alexandra Daddario

Amy Poehler

Chelsea Peretti

Christina Hendricks

Jessica Pare

Keke Palmer

Laura Prepon

Laverne Cox

Lena Headey

Lizzy Caplan

Louise Roe

Lucy Liu

Michelle Dockery

Nancy O'Dell

SofĂ­a Vergara

Uzo Aduba

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Eye Lashes

Lashes have the responsibility of enhancing the look of your eyes and can be categorized into 3 easy types: Strips, Individuals & Extensions.


Strips/Party Lashes or False Lashes are applied as a strip and fastened along the rim of the eyelid with a medical-grade adhesive. Strips are not designed to be worn for more than 1 to 2 days at best, so consider them a quick fix to eye fashion.


Individual Lashes are lashes that are applied in-between your own natural lashes to give your whole eyelash more body and volume, although they can appear to have some extension. Individual Lashes can come in different types, such as clusters and "V" lashes. While the application process by a trained lash technician is more expensive and time-consuming, there is a longer life expectancy of 1 to 3 weeks, depending on care.


Lastly, there are Lash Extensions, which also require an extensive application process similar to individual lashes, but proper care and management can help lash extensions last as long as 4 to 6 weeks. Lash extensions are directly attached on to the natural eyelash itself and held in place by a medical-grade adhesive. The extension is usually placed a fair distance from your eyelash line so that the glue and extension DO NOT touch the eyelid. See brands such as NovaLash, Reese Robert & Xtreme Lashes.

Video 1 & Video 2

Reese Robert | NovaLash | Extreme | Ardell | i-Envy by kiss | Kara

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Modern Salon Maisie!

Have you see my latest entry in Modern Salon?

page 74

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Orlando Premiere International Beauty Event and African American Festival

I know this is a little late, but please forgive me. I just wanted to share my journey about one of the best beauty shows in our industry, the Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event. Let me start by saying thank you to the creator for blessing me with a gift that allows me to impact peoples’ lives in a way I never could have imagine. Please allow me to take you on my trade show journey.

Day one - Saturday

We got our badges and headed to find my classroom and the location of the CND event. We sat in during a CND Segment with Beauty Industry Chemist Doug Schoon, as he educated on the importance of properly removing Shellac and other Gel Polish, and the damages that can be done with improper removal.

Later, we celebrated and networked with our peers at the Nails Magazine and Beauty Tech Networking Event. I reconnected with many old friends like Naja, Katie, Athena, and Millie, and even met new friends such as Terry Terrance.

Day two - Sunday

Let the show begin! First stop, I headed to the floor and then to my classroom. I relished the opportunity to empower my peers. After my class, I headed to get some knowledge for myself.

Day three - Monday

I headed to the Empower Nail Art booth, where I was a guest nail artist showing nail professionals how to customize their work using Empowered Nail Art. After my time at the booth, I stopped by some Famous Names to learn about the latest invention of the ultimate nail layer protection, IBX. (stay tuned for more to come about IBX). Before I knew it, it was time to say goodbye to my extended family in the Nail Community. This is why I love my career!

2014 African American Festival

For those of you in the DMV area, you missed a festival of a lifetime. I sponsored the Beauty Lounge and it was awesome. We had massages, nails, scalp analysis, mixed chicks products, and much more. The line-up was truly amazing. I reconnected with my Brand Ambassador, Temika Moore, and my L.A. girl, Elise Neal. Baltimore is bringing Family, Fun, and Education to the DMV area. Please be sure to bring your support next year. Visit for more information.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Natural Colors of Inspiration

The colors of the Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge Brand & Logo can be appropriately tied to Nature, particularly the warmth of earthy brown tones. Our spa is a peaceful haven that provides a temporary escape from the common busy lifestyle that often accompanies living in a city, just as nature in isolation is similarly known to be a tranquil counterpoint to human habitation. When delivering a service to the public and community that fosters principles such as nurturing, warmth, relaxation, peacefulness, and rejuvenation, there is no better source of inspiration than Mother Nature.