At the age of 27, weeks after giving birth to my sweet baby girl, I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Being in the beauty industry, one of my biggest fears was how I was going to look. Not only for the professional image I wanted to maintain but also to keep up my own moral and that of my family. We all have heard the saying, "You only feel as good as you look" so began my journey and with the help of my holy grail skin care and makeup products, I was able to to sail through chemo looking like "Marie". Once I found my wig goddess, I was set.
As my journey began I met many young women, new Mama's much like myself, and I discovered the sisterhoods that would be forever treasured. After countless inquiries about my beauty tips and tricks during chemo, I realized many would benefit from my experience. Thus the creation of Beauté & The Battle.
Beauté & The Battles vision is to support all women fighting their battle. I want every women to look and feel beautiful, even through their storm. Our primary goal is supporting women, not only with encouragement and advice regarding their battle, but also on how they can maintain their beauty and self-confidence through their treatment process. Cancer may strip a lot from you but it doesn't have to take your beauty, inside or out.
I have handcrafted Beauté Boxes for each stage of treatment. Beginning, During & After. Each box is filled with all your beauty and feel good needs, to get through your battle. Though there were some days I looked in the mirror and just wanted to cry, I was able to pull myself together and still feel beautiful even through the storm. My wish for each woman opening her box is to find the strength to pull herself together and glam on.
Remember, this is just a storm, and it WILL pass. Your lashes will come back. Your dark circles will fade. Your hair will regrow. This is temporary. But even temporarily, you deserve to feel beautiful and look beautiful through your storm.