Life in the World of Business has not been easy, but it has been worth it! The anointing I have been blessed with to be a blessing to others through the world of beauty business entrepreneurship has truly been amazing. I have been an entrepreneur since 2006 and since that time, have had the opportunity to leave a line of work I was not passionate about, and build a business that has given others amazing opportunities.
Beauty truly is in the Eye of the Beholder, so you must look in the mirror and Behold Yourself! I have learned over the years that I may not fit into society's molds of conventional beauty because I do not look like a “model”. But I have allowed my God to mold me into the greatest person He says I am, and because I am learning to accept who He created me to be, that Beauty shines through no matter how I may be feeling!
Success truly is not a destination, but it is a journey. Life will have many ebbs and flows, ups and downs, but it is important to learn to enjoy your life along the way. If you trust and believe that your steps are ordered, then you have to learn to enjoy life because you will only experience the day you are in once in your lifetime! Take time to enjoy yourself every . single . day!
We are not on this Earth to pass through, but to make a difference so that it is a better place for those who come after us. I have learned in life that no matter the situations that I encounter, for the good, the bad or the ugly, it was not about it. It was to help someone else. Having the blessing to inspire others is truly what my mission as the Minister Of Beauty is all about. Inspiration is like showering, we must do it on a daily basis. Like Phyllis Diller said, a smile is a curve that makes everything straight!
Life has it's rainstorms, so you might as well learn to dance in the rain, right?! I have experienced many storms and low moments in my life. But I know that those hard experiences have allowed me to be strengthened into the woman that I am today, and no matter what I encounter, I know that my faith is allowing me to overcome them all.
Minister – One who gives service, care or aid to; attends as to wants or necessities of others.
That is what I am, a Minister of Beauty, providing care and attending t the wants and necessities of others in the business of beauty. I am Elizabeth Jennings, a very thankful, blessed woman who has had many obstacles, but has survived in spite of them all . . . . . .
I am a wife, mother, esthetician, master lash artist, entrepreneur, and most importantly I am a survivor who is determined to live life with purpose and passion! I have had many struggles in my life to get me to where I am, but I can truly say that every experience has helped to mold me to be the person I am today.
I began working in the legal field, which truly was a blessing, while I was in the twelfth grade, and from there I worked in that field for twelve years. The legal field was good experience, but I knew it wasn’t what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. So in my research in education, I decided I wanted to do the very OPPOSITE of the legal field. What sparked this was one day from my cubicle, I saw one of the long term legal assistants that worked in the law office I was employed with at the time. She was walking but she looked drained, zombie-like and I said to myself “I don’t want that to be me in 20 years, a walking zombie.”
In 2006, I continued my education in the medical massage field, and worked in this for sometime. After having an experience to work in a salon/spa atmosphere, I said “this is what I want to do, make people look and feel better AT THE SAME TIME! I loved the transformation and the client reactions after receiving their beauty services. So I wanted it and wanted to do it as fast as possible. I knew I wanted to continue my education in Esthetics, because I am a healthy-skin fanatic! But I wanted to begin as soon as possible, so as I waited to continue my education in Esthetics, I researched other training opportunities and learned about eyelash extensions. I called one of the top training companies at the time to get more information. I was nervous, but said i am going to do this! I took the training in 2008 and hit the ground running with it. I became certified and I put eyelash extensions on as many people as I could, and I did a ton of free services because I just wanted to keep my hands on the tweezers. I have since continued my education in Esthetics, and have been licensed since 2011. I have incorporated all aspects of this field into my beauty business, Carolina Eye Candy Beauty Relaxation lounge.
Since that time, I have been blessed with an awesome staff, and have three locations in South Carolina. My personal hands-on training of my staff has led me to begin my hands-on training company, Tempting Lashes, LLC. This training offers one-on-one personal and online training to individuals that want to get the most for their investment, and want to feel like they have been trained by someone that truly is passionate, cares about them, has their best interest at heart and wants to see their students succeed at being the best eyelash artist they can be. I always continue my education and have great teachers and mentors that have assisted me in many ways. I had the opportunity and privilege of being interviewed by Lori Crete, the Esthetician Mentor in 2015, which was broadcast in iTunes in October 2015. I loved the opportunity to share my story with so many others. It was truly an honor.
With grace, I am allowing my experiences, for good and bad, to be a revolutionary tool to help others in the industry. By consulting and guiding others that have a like mind and like spirit, this enhancement opportunity to bring positive change to others is a a blessing that I look forward to, and do not take for granted.
I am a driven visionary and I, most importantly, am graced by God to do what I do and I wouldn’t be here without His grace. I will never allow anyone or anything to stop me from pursuing my dreams, which are to enhance personal beauty, inspire, and bring changes that are amazing to others’ lives. So there’s my story in short. I am The Minister of Beauty, administering attention and care to my beauty guests, providing consulting and caring for those in the business of beauty, but most importantly I am here to help women who desire a change in their lives and to be able to live a life of passion and purpose so they can have power over their past experiences!