BRAVE ONE: The story behind the t-shirt

Let’s talk about being BRAVE.  Do you ever feel like you cannot go forward and then you wake up the next day, and then the next?  You pushed on.  You forged ahead. You proved yourself wrong in the best possible way.  YOU ARE BRAVE.  You did it, you are GOING to do it, and you are AWESOME!

Facing adversities can make you feel defeated, but the smallest of victories can lead to the greatest successes. Give yourself credit for the days you did the small things that got you to your next day. And celebrate the days those small things lead to big things.

I created the BRAVE ONE shirt as a badge of honor.  Big or small victories deserve to be celebrated.  Wear this shirt to remind yourself of all that you are.  You have done much to get to this point, and you have limitless potential!  Live bold.  Be BRAVE.

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EMBRACE EMPOWER: The story behind the t-shirt

Embrace Empower.  Heavy words on their own, powerful together.

Embrace who you are: The amazing, the good and the imperfections. Embrace the less than perfect life. Embrace the JOY of life. Embrace GRATITUDE.

Accepting who you are will EMPOWER yourself to push forward, to overcome.  It may just INSPIRE others to feel empowered themselves and spread positive energy.

I created the Embrace Empower shirt from my own embracing of who I am.  It’s been a journey, and it’s never going to be completed. I am continuing to be the best me and learn to let go of the things that no longer serve me.  I embraced who I am, and it was empowering!  I hope this shirt can be a reminder for you to do the same.

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GRATEFUL: The story behind the t-shirt

There is so much talk about living a GRATEFUL life and how it can change your perspective on challenges and imperfections if you do so.  And although it is not always easy, living a life filled with gratitude is powerful.  Accepting what is and finding things to be GRATEFUL for even when it feels like you couldn’t or shouldn’t.  This is where the shift takes place.

Every day I take a moment to find something to be grateful for.  SOMETHING.  ANYTHING.  Even when the day was filled with the worst moments, or somber emotions, I find a nugget of gratitude.  Some days it is one thing and other days it’s a list a mile long that I spew until I can not think of one more thing to be grateful for.

Making the change to focus on the positive, which is a work in progress, will lead to a lighter and happier life.

I created the GRATEFUL shirt to remind us that even on the toughest days, there is something to be GRATEFUL for.

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STRONG BEAUTIFUL WOMAN: The story behind the t-shirt

I have shared my inspiration for creating the Strong Beautiful Woman shirt before, but being the first shirt in the line and the forerunner of spreading the Strong Beautiful Woman’s Movement, it bears repeating at a little deeper level.

After doing makeup on many women over the years, I have been so honored and grateful to be a part of special days, events and moments.  Women are powerhouses.  It’s amazing all that we accomplish even on the days when we feel like we have no motivation or lack self-confidence.   Imagine all we could do if we KNEW we were POWERHOUSES!

I know these feelings because I am that woman.  I suffered, and am recovering, as a self-critic with depression and anxiety.  So when women are hesitant for me to see them without makeup or are self-conscious of imperfections, I feel their pain.  Deeply.  So much more than I could express.  I often leave makeup jobs and spend my drive home wondering if I could have done or said more to help that women feel even more AMAZING!

I am inspired by these women.  The Strong Beautiful Woman shirt was not created to be boastful, or conceded.  It was created to INSPIRE and spread a positive message.

I have been told before by a woman that she “wouldn’t wear that shirt because I don’t feel worthy of the message.”  I was floored.  I never wanted someone to feel they COULD NOT wear this shirt because they were not “up to par” to the message.  I replied that this shirt is not about that.  I said, “You put on that shirt and OWN IT! Fake it until you make it. You will come around. You already ARE that women.  It’s time for you to realize it.”

Some days when I wear my shirt I don’t feel like I am strong. Or beautiful.  I call them OVERCOMPENSATION days.  The days where you need a pick me up or a boost.  The days where putting on the shirt makes you walk a little taller and remind yourself that you ARE Strong, Beautiful and Feminine.  You are SO MUCH MORE than you even know you can be!

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NEW T-shirt Designs Added to the Shop!

I am so excited to announce NEW designs in the shop!  This line continues to inspire and spread positive thoughts about ourselves and others.  Look around and see all of the inspiration!

Get your hands on these beauties!  Stephanie Nault Makeup

 

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Voyage Phoenix Magazine: April 2018

What an honor to be featured in Voyage Phoenix Magazine this week!  I share my journey in the makeup industry and how it has evolved to create the Strong Beautiful Woman t-shirt line.  Thank you for taking the time to read the article!

Take a read: Voyage Phoenix Magazine

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Inspiration: Strong Beautiful Women

This photo shoot to celebrate and capture the t-shirts in the line was amazing!  Beautiful women, different in their own way, came together to ROCK these shirts!

Get your shirts here: Stephanie Nault Makeup

Photography: Audria, Instagram: @itsalwayssunnyinphx

 

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T-shirt Tuesday! Shireen Dooling

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I met Shireen through another designer I worked with doing makeup.  Since then we have been to New York Fashion Week together and done several photo shoots. I love Shireen’s designs and am excited about her newest separates collection!  This makeup application was WHOA. Look at her eyes! Stunning. And that lip? (Her choice.) Perfect. I am so grateful Shireen wanted to be a part of this series so I could share her story!

A little about Shireen:

Why is this your favorite t-shirt?: 40 hours of my week are spent behind a computer, a majority of the other hours are spent behind a sewing machine or in the gym. When I’m free to run errands or have a date night, I want to be comfortable and this shirt is always the winner!

Tell me a little about yourself: I am a graphic designer by day and a fashion designer by night, (and weekends). I’m currently working on a line of bridal separates and holiday outfits but I love to explore and create avant garde fashion as well. I’m also a sour candy fanatic and a lover of the starry night sky. I one day hope to help save all the endangered animals and fund science education efforts.

T-shirt Tuesday! Jennifer Rzepecki

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I was introduced to Mama’s Cold Brew long before I met and talked with Jennifer officially. (If you have not tried this amazing cold brew coffee, you must!  It. Is. Delicious.) It was so nice getting to know Jennifer more when I did her t-shirt Tuesday makeup application. Seeing how her local Phoenix business has flourished is inspiring. Successful women are inspiring. Showing that staying positive, having dedication and working hard pays off.  I think this is only the beginning for this growing business, and for Jennifer!

A little about Jennifer:

Why is this your favorite t-shirt?: I love what this shirt represents, it is the foundation of everything for me in my life.  Dovetail Vintage- Fruits of the Spirit- Joy, Peace, Goodness, Forbearance, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control.

Tell me a little about yourself: I am wife to Mark for 11 years, Mom to four kiddos (Lola 7, Austin 6, Alex 3, Collins 2).  From Buffalo, New York now living in Arizona for the past 10 years.  I have owned Mama’s Cold Brew for 3 years and get to live out a lifelong passion of culinary creativity!

 

NEW Inspiring T-shirts!

I am beyond excited to expand the Strong Beautiful Woman Movement line! The outpouring of LOVE for the Strong Beautiful Woman shirt inspired me to create more shirt designs.  I hope you love them as much as I do!

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