Oh, Hi there!
I'm a beauty expert & Educator
Personal brand strategist for creative moms
and here's my story
I'm a dancer turned makeup artist and personal brand strategist for creative entrepreneurs. While climbing the corporate ladder for 10 years, I ignored all signs and intuitions that I needed to fully pursue my creative business. Well, God and the Universe finally gave me the biggest nudge, in the opposite direction. I got pregnant. Had my daughter, and went on maternity leave.
Then I got laid off. Yes, during maternity leave.
Well, if this isn't a big nudge, I'm not sure what is. In that moment I had a choice. Start the stressful process of looking for a job while taking care of our newborn (not to mention I was still recovering and going through postpartum depression) or trust that this was a sign for something better.
I focused on myself internally.
I believe you're here for a reason. Literally and well, in life too. Chances are, you're looking for more in your life.
Feel like you're losing yourself in motherhood?
Love your baby but love work too, and feel lost in how to navigate both?
Want to show the world you've still got it?
Feel like you're life is boring now, because you're a mom?
Want more time to spend with your family and loved ones?
Want to call the shots of when and how you spend your time?
You deserve a chance to be and do something you've always wanted to
Moms need to support each other
Hello and welcome! My name is Hikari, a blogger and a professional makeup artist based in sunny Orange County, CA. I created this blog as a creative outlet to share my journey as a mom and business owner. I knew I would be a mom one day, but that day came unexpectedly and sooner than I thought. And frankly, I wasn't emotionally or mentally prepared when I found out. But I've now fully embraced the mom life as my daughter, Adeline (Addie) was born. As much as this blog is about my daughter, it's more about being a mom, while balancing my career as a makeup artist, managing this blog, and being my own mom boss. This blog is to serve as a resource and inspiration for other moms (or soon to be) who wants stay a boss babe while being a mom by covering topics on motherhood, style/beauty, and career.
Please shoot me an email [firstname.lastname@example.org] anytime with questions for me, or topic suggestions for this blog. I would love to hear from you!
Fun Facts About Me:
- I'm a cat lover (we have a handsome grey and white tabby cat, Alfie!)
- Paris and Tokyo are my favorite cities
- I specialize in beauty and wedding makeup/hair (see my bridal website here!)
- INFP all the way
- My dream is to travel the world with my family