Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Wow! All I keep saying is wow! I was humbled and very appreciative of everyone who came out and supported the “Cosmo Affair” at Ann Taylor Vinings Jubilee. It was an awesome event and I look forward to doing many more.
Thank you to Tamika Morrison (my publicist) of T. Morrison Agency. You worked overtime and I thank you very much for your calm and professional outlook during this journey.
A BIG thank you to Cherise Beasley of White Diamond Image Consulting and Eva Jane Bunkley, a fabulous MUA, and inventor of The Makeup Bullet. These ladies are both My Moxie features because they are well respected in their respective industries, so it meant so much to me for them both to provide their expertise and support. Allowing me to truly demonstrate the purpose of Corporate Moxie.
Parker Simmons of Everyday Runway and Elle of ElleSees, what can I say. Thank you so much for coming out and being part of our social media camaraderie. You are both well respected bloggers and part of the Social Media elite. Thank you again for everything.
Will not and cannot forget my friends that came out to support me. I love you! My college crew, my women’s group, and my church family. You all ROCK. Ann Taylor, Jennifer, Sonia, and Margaret; you were fantastic! You were so helpful during this event. I had a wonderful time and am just still so grateful. Until the next event make sure you keep pursuing those dreams and Stay Moxie!
Catch some of the highlights below!
I had the opportunity to appear on Better Mornings, a local morning TV show in the Atlanta market that airs on CBS to talk about my upcoming launch at Ann Taylor. Thanks to beauty expert, Eva Jane Bunkley of The MakeUp Bullet for being such a great security blanket for my first TV appearance. It was so much fun! Special thanks to Ann Taylor for providing all the looks and to our wonderful model, Velvet for being such a great sport!
Eva. Jane. Bunkley! What can I say? She is spiritual and realistic. She is creative and a uber successful entrepreneur. She has worked with the most prominent such as Emmy nominated, Judge Hatchett Show, as well as President Jimmy Carter, Usher, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tichina Arnold, Jennifer Holliday, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Charles S. Dutton, Cicely Tyson, Creflo and Taffi Dollar and many others but yet remains very humble. She is a wife, a mother, and a beloved faithful friend.
How did the world come to know Eva Jane Bunkley?
Eva Jane Bunkely, the inventor of The Makeup Bullet, has been self-employed since 1996. During this time she was already a successful make-up artist and was a burgeoning producer. Eva Jane holds dear the saying, “slow and steady wins the race”. She is very strategic in her brand and built her freelance business by purposefully making connections one face at a time. She strategically worked for four years in production because she knew that it would benefit her filmmaking career.
In 2003, Eva Jane Bunkley, wrote, produced, and directed her first documentary, “My Mother Was A Butterfly”, which in 2008 won 1st place in the KingDomWood Film Festival. Which was added to her two yes TWO Emmy Awards for her make-up artistry. What a dynamic woman!
Where does her CONFIDENCE lie?
Eva Jane knew that she was on to something special, but like anything, it took a while to come to fruition because she would pick it up and put it back down. She also talked to someone who she felt would be excited about the product, and was not. She said this made her doubt her invention, but she eventually spoke to someone else and they were just as excited as she was, so she felt that she was on to something. With this, Eva Jane gave sage advice by saying that [paraphrased] "...Sometimes when people are not buying into your business, you may be talking to the wrong people."
What advice does Eva Jane have for entrepeneurs?
"Make sure your idea is marketable. There are a lot of things you can do and some of those things are not necessarily good business ideas. Some things we love to do will never be profitable; therefore, it’s a hobby."
Make-Up, writing, directing, and producing are ways she expresses her creativity, but she also developed her craft and was able to parlay her gifts into profitable businesses.
Eva Jane advises that you keep your day job and begin to work on your business, or idea before making it full time to 'test the market'. She reminds us all too often people see where they want to go, but they compare their journey to other’s journey, when they really need to keep reaching for their goals.
Also, you can’t expect success overnight. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. Not everyone is against you like you might feel at times. You have to make sure you are talking to the right people and keep realistic expectations.
How she does she do it ALL?
Eva Jane says she stays spiritually in tune, strives for discipline, remains motivated, and has realistic expectations. Sounds like the perfect plan for success.
Oh yeah, I ‘ve got my Make-Up Bullet and everyone comments on how great my makeup looks! Now get yours at http://themakeupbullet.com/.