Sapphire Kharyzma is a beauty, fashion and life(style) writer, beauty and lifestyle ambassador and creative goddess who scripts the pages of her future, while passionately living her dreams to the fullest. Her fascination with bliss has led her to embark on a creative mission to empower, educate and entertain her fellow mavens about how to “unleash the bliss or inner goddess within.” She is the CEO and Editor-in-Chic at Empress Media, the home of Media Maven and Elite Socialistas Blogazines, and a beauty contributor for Daily Glow News, as well as a lifestyle contributor for Yahoo!
Not to long ago, I was exactly where you are. A student, about to embark on an exciting and beautiful venture, all in hopes of achieving my passion and living my dreams to the fullest. My fascination, if not fixation, with the beauty and fashion industries has led me to walk through some very amazing doors and blessed me with some great opportunities. I saw beauty even in rejections – and believe me, you will have your fair share of these! But, instead, try to see the positive in every experience, good and bad, because they allow you to see yourself as you need to be seen! Your strengths and weaknesses will compete, to make you more determined to meet your goals. As a beauty writer and editor, my path has crossed with so many beauty professionals and beauty enthusiasts alike. I still consider myself a student, and I hope to receive a Masters of Creative Aesthetic at Life University. I know that dreams can and do come true, and if you will let me, I would like to show you how to achieve yours!
Time Management, A Beauty Maven’s Key to Success
No matter what your passion, what makes success successful is proper time management. As a beauty brand ambassador and “mom-preneur” running two online magazines and contributing to top publications, my life can often get hectic. As a woman I am expected to wear these many hats with a flawless appeal and style. What helps me keep it all together? I invested in some invaluable tools, like my planners and journals. They have kept me focused and organized, allowing me to stay on top of my game! I actually go everywhere with my “dream team” (pen included). You never know what you might have to schedule or jot down for future reference!
Write It All Down
Yes, I know. This was just mentioned above, but I can’t stress this enough. Writing is not only my bread and butter, it is also a vital component of my success that keeps me grounded. Every idea, creative epiphany, draft, plan, photo shoot storyboard all make their debuts when pen takes to paper! This discipline has kept my most brilliant and creative concepts a reality by keeping it from getting lost among the clutter, like all the deadlines, interviews, reviews, motherhood, etc. in my head. And out of sight will always be out of mind!
Get Social and Network
My career is deeply rooted in social engagement. Networking and meeting new people has greatly improved not only my reach and online reputation, it has changed my outlook on life. I am able to connect to some awesome people, brands, groups, the works. Often, you can find yourself feeling lonely and lost with lots of questions. Joining beauty and other interest related groups (either online or in-person) is an absolute must, as you will be amazed by the tons of valuable information you walk away with.
Promote Promote Promote
My grandmother always said “sharing is caring,” and before the social media revolution, I would have called her corny! But I think the ole’ girl was on to something, may she rest in peace! Sharing my masterpieces on my social media feeds has been a completely priceless experience. Word-of-mouth will always be by far your best promoter. If you don’t have a Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Google+ presence, then you’re missing out on meeting your biggest and most faithful fans.