Saturday, April 18, 2009

What's in a name?

Hey Beauty Fanatics!

In my opinion, EVERYTHING's in a name. This is the story behind my website/business name....

Before, I start, I just have to tell you that my family is the closest thing to my heart and that they are involved in everything that I do. My husband is not only my best friend and my other half, he is also my #1 fan, as I am his. As I've mentioned before, we are childhood sweethearts, so we've known each other for a very long time and have seen each other through the some of the toughest times in each other's lives. So, I owe this and everything else that I have accomplished to him. He reminds me everyday about how proud he is of me and has never let me stop chasing my dreams. I'm all emotional and sobbing with joy! I feel so blessed.

One day, my family and I were in the car on our way to the mall. After thinking that I had settled on not using a "business name" and just using my own name since that would obviously be the most unique, my husband started throwing more names out there to my surprise. We kept going back and forth and really couldn't come up with one that we really liked. My 5-year old daughter joined in our conversation (since at this age, she always has something to say) and started brainstorming. There was a moment of silence, which actually felt like forever and made my heart sink thinking that there really just wasn't anything, and she said "Mommy. What about makeup my eyes". When she said that, my husband and I looked at each other, wide-eyed and completely shocked!!!! As you can imagine, we were also pretty embarrassed as we wondered by WE couldn't think of that. Of course, we didn't put it past her since she is the kid that knew the names of her bones at 4 (she studied with me when I was taking anatomy), and by 5 can tell you about acids, bases, neutrals, and the different kinds cells in our bodies. Ok, I'm done bragging. Haha! I'm her mom, so I think she's just the greatest little thing.

So, back to the name. When we think of names, we want something that reflects us and can be translated into other parts of our lives. For example, when we were thinking of names for our dance team and for our kids, which would be a whole other entry, we thought long and hard for something that relates to us. Makeup My Eyes was so suiting in so many different ways. Personally, I think that a person's eyes can tell you a lot and it's the first thing that I always notice. Also, when you're doing makeup on yourself or on someone else, it can really reflect so many different things. I believe that even if a person was only allowed to put makeup on the eyes, it alone can really change up the look from natural, to playful, to naughty, to playing a particular character. Going back to my love for dance, I always tell my girls that showmanship isn't just about smiling with their mouths. They have to "smile with their eyes". It's really what lights up one's face. Those are just some of the reasons I love eyes. I could go on, but I know you all have things to do.

That's the story behind our name. I thought it would be a fun one to share and hope that you all enjoyed it!

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Leilani :P


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