I am super excited to announce the relaunch of my Youtube Channel, PonchTV. I started my original Youtube Channel in 2013 when I started Ponch Cosmetics. However, I was never very comfortable in my videos so I only posted a few videos and then I stopped. I eventually chose to blog instead.
Well, I am elated to disclose that at the beginning of this year, I decided to try my luck with video again. I discovered that Youtube is one of the best ways to connect my message with my audience. It is only second to Google as an online search engine. That means that as a business owner, there is a tremendous opportunity for growing a brand online.
If you like to watch videos online, but you’re somewhat disinclined to subscribe or follow new channels that are not as popular, then I am going to give you five great reasons why you should watch PonchTV. I truly believe that I will be able to add more value via video. Therefore, I would like to answer any questions that you might have about my channel. Here are my top five reasons why you should watch and ultimately subscribe:
Get to know me. Youtube is the best way to meet someone without actually meeting them in person. If you’re an introvert with a strong passion for skincare and beauty, then you get to watch all of my videos about my many skin care solutions without having to actually get out to meet me. Trust me, I get it! I’m an introverted extrovert if that makes any sense. I love meeting people, but I hate going out. In business, you can’t make it unless you deal with people so I have to force myself to go out sometimes. Youtube allows me to get out without actually getting out. We can become friends online and avoid any awkward encounters. If this describes you, then I think you should follow. We just might be kindred spirits. Plus, I think I talk about the industry in such a relatable way that if you have any interest at all, then my channel is just right for you.
Event updates. Even though I don’t like to get out, my business forces me to from time to time. In this industry, travel is necessary to learn and grow. I typically attend many beauty events to stay informed of any new products hitting the market. I have not attended BeautyCon yet, but it is next on my agenda. I have attended various other events and conferences. If you’re a beauty addict like myself who has never attended, then the entire experience would be like we are attending together. If you have attended any of the events that I mention, then we can discuss your thoughts about the event to see if we had similar experiences. Occasionally, I host events in different cities or set up booths at different conferences. You have an opportunity to be the first to know when I host or attend my events.
Product hauls/reviews. If you have gotten this far with this blog post, then you’re probably a product junkie like me. I can’t lie. I have a problem! I am skincare obsessed. I also love makeup. I don’t feel one bit of embarrassment about it. If you like to be informed about new products or even old products, then you should watch my channel. I will be reviewing new and old products and exposing everything in my arsenal with hauls. If this sounds like fun to you, then you need to tune in to my channel.
Tutorials. I can’t lie tutorials aren’t really my thing, but my followers love them so I have had to do them to appease my followers. If you want me to be your muse before you try a particular product, then that’s a great reason to watch. I will go before you and make sure that all is well with a product for you so that you know whether you should smash (buy) or pass (walk away).
Results. Finally, the one thing that I am certain about with my skincare choices is that I get results. I have been studying skincare products since I was about 16 years old (going through puberty and acne). I am forty-five now and I can honestly say that I have had visible results. If you’re struggling with skin issues, then you should watch so that we can tackle your problem together. I can help you. As a matter of fact, I want to help you because GREAT SKIN MATTERS! If you’re up for the challenge, then you should go subscribe to PonchTV today! Here’s the link to the channel www.youtube.com/c/PonchTV!
Imagine this…You’re sitting on a nice, quiet beach, allowing the sun to gleam on your skin. You’re in total and complete bliss, oblivious to all of the cares in the world. You imagine that your skin is clear and all the bronzer in the world doesn’t matter because you don’t need it. Your skin looks great, you feel amazing and life is good! Then all of a sudden, you awaken to a loud noise that knocks you out of your daydream. Suddenly you realize that it was all a dream and you’re at Target trying to decide which moisturizer to buy for your skin.
If only shopping for skincare products was easy, then you could be on the beach enjoying the benefits of using the right products. Well, freeze! We have a solution for you. Today is the day!
We are so excited to start our glow up! For the next 28 days we will be focusing on the things that will improve your skin. In order to begin you will need to download The Skincare Guide below. Good luck to you all and we want to see your results in 28 days with better skin preparing for the beach!
Are you feeling like your skin is too dry, too oily, or just too whatever? Do you experience ugly breakouts and never know how to treat them? Are you starting to get older and realizing that you should take better care of your skin? If so, then you should definitely try the 28 Day Skincare Challenge. It won’t be easy, but it will definitely be worth it! Your skin will thank you for it!
This is not just any kind of challenge. This challenge is for the skin, but it will definitely heal your mind and body. We cannot guarantee results, but what we can assure you new and improved skin if you follow our instructions.
Now here’s what you can expect:
-Clarity in your skin
-Easy Fix Remedies
We recommend that you follow the plan to gain the best results. As with any challenge, there will be obstacles, but this challenge is so simple it is foolproof. The only way you will be successful is if you try. We want to challenge you to take a chance! Live a little. The worse thing that could happen is that one day you will wake up with clearer skin.
You don’t have to be a gambler to know that the Texas Lottery Mega Million Jackpot is now estimated at $1.6 Billion. It doesn’t matter if you gamble or not nor does it matter that the odds of winning are a mere 1 and 302, 575, 350. I think a person would probably have better luck winning an Oscar Award than winning the lottery. These odds are crazy, but people still play in the hopes that they can win.
I never play the lottery. I rarely ever buy scratch-offs, but the thought of what I could do with $1.6 billion has given me night sweats just thinking about it. I thought about how many people won the lottery and became broke within years of winning. I didn’t want to share their same fate.
So, I started to seriously consider the great things people could do if one was to win the lottery. You can’t even spend this kind of money in one lifetime. This kind of money is generational. It could set you and your family up for ages. However, this money is also considered a blessing to be used to help others. When we are blessed, we aren’t supposed to hoard our blessings. Therefore, you must be strategic. Here are a few life-changing suggestions for you in case you have the lucky numbers:
Pay your tithes first and foremost. If you are a spiritual person, then you know that there was a higher being involved in the receipt of that blessing. The best way to pay it forward is to start by giving back to the church. Ten percent won’t put a dent in your billions. So, why not?
Pay your student loans or your children’s if you have them. Education is a blessing, but it is so expensive. I have incurred so much debt just in student loans alone. Even though both of my daughter’s are done with college, they now have student loan debt. The very first thing I would do if I win the lottery is erase all of our student loan debts. Then I would offer to pay someone else’s. You could also go back to school and pay cash.
Get life insurance policies for your family. If you have it already, increase yours by $250,000 each. That’s a bit extravagant for life insurance, but it’s better to have too much insurance than not enough. My current policy is only $25,000. These days funerals are expensive so I don’t want anyone to have any trouble burying us. My children will have instructions to NOT have an extravagant funeral for me, but they will be able to bury me without having to start a “Go Fund Me” Page. Make sure you have life insurance and a will instructing your loved ones on how to handle your estate.
Get the best medical insurance you can find. In addition to costly student loans, medical expenses are right up there with them. I want to make sure that we have enough medical, dental and life insurance to protect us against any type of major bill that might affect our lives. Make sure your family is covered with medical, dental, vision, and prescription benefits.
Donate to our homeless. Please don’t believe that all homeless people are lazy, addicted to drugs, or crazy. You never know someone’s story, but be willing to help them anyway. It’s not our job to judge. We are here to be of service. What better way to help than to use your newfound wealth with the less fortunate!
Get involved with politics. Almost every single amenity that we enjoy in life is regulated in some way by the government. Most people don’t get involved with politics because they don’t understand. One thing that the rich know that we don’t is that you have to be involved in the process to remain rich. Now that you have millions, you might want to protect that money. The best way to do that is to get involved in politics. Donate to your state and local campaigns of your respective political party. Sit back watch how you now have influence in your every day life.
Start a business. Leave a legacy for your kids and their kids. Ponch Cosmetics is my baby. If I had a million dollars I would infuse that money in my business so that I can finally be able to compete with ninja brands like Revlon, MAC, Stila, Avon, Loreal, and Mary Kay. A $1 million cash infusion could easily take my business to the next level. This could set my children up in more ways that just playing with the lottery.
Finally, take one year off and travel around the world. They say travel is the best teacher. I must agree. The best way to learn about people and other societies is to just go and immerse yourself in their culture. Then just explore this huge world and absorb all you can from it. You will then gain the best education about life.
To win the lottery doesn’t just mean that its a blank check to just go ham with a lot of money. The true blessing is in your ability to give back and do more. Don’t think it’s a chance to just buy cars, clothes, jewelry and things that don’t mean anything. This is your chance to give and do like you’ve never done before and watch how your blessing will keep going for another 30 generations.
Have you ever won a lump sum before? Tell us how you would spend your billions if you won the lottery.
Fall officially arrived on September 22 and will end on December 21. When she arrived, she didn’t make a lot of noise this year. As a matter of fact, Fall came quietly. The falling of the leaves and the greenery of the trees were unusually subdued. If you weren’t paying attention to these climate changes, then you might have believed that Summer didn’t want to leave us.
Fall is the season that you cannot miss, not even if you tried. Fall is the season that doesn’t stir us in the same way as Spring, Summer and Winter. That’s because we know that after Fall comes Winter. If you live in certain regions, you know that nobody is looking forward to Winter. However, Fall is that one season where we know we get a short reprieve from the heat or the cold. Go figure!
During the Fall, our skin needs our attention more than ever. Winter will bring us many external factors that will affect our skin. If we ignore our skin during this critical time, then we fail to protect ourselves from what is to come. It is during Fall, that we must create a good skincare routine to guard against the elements.
Winter is right around the corner lurking. She is a ruthless bitch unlike Fall. If we don’t want Winter to come and ruin us with her savagery, then we must take the necessary precautions. It is during Fall that we offset all of the damage Winter will wreak during those harsh Winter months.
You can do this easily by doing these three things to protect your skin:
Start moisturizing your face daily. To protect against dehydration that likely occurs during the Winter, you need to make sure that you’re moisturizing your face. If your skin is oily, use a water-based moisturizer. If you’re skin is dry use a oil-based moisturizer.
Follow up with a gentle cleanser. In the next couple of months, the cold will dry your skin as much as any products you use. So, don’t make it worse by using harsh chemicals. Make sure your toner is gentle on your skin.
Finally, minimize your pores with a light mask. The Summer months caused your pores to grow increasingly large likely due to heat, humidity, and dirt buildup.
This list is short and sweet. However, it is extremely effective. If you want to prepare your skin for Winter, then you need to Fall into the right skincare routine now! Your skin will thank you!
Last year was the first year for the Faces of Beauty annual charity fundraiser to help raise funds for Faces of Beauty Foundation. Ponch Cosmetics is the host of this spectacular event in which we raise funds to help support programs that aid victims of domestic violence.
Brandis Jamerson was the emcee last year and she did such a phenomenal job that we decided to bring her back again. I recently caught up with Brandis J and here is what she had to say about the event:
Ponch: You emceed the event last year? What led you to do this event again?
Brandis: After the event last year, I received so much encouragement from friends and associates that were at the show. I even received one of the hottest shoutouts in Facebook history from an old classmate. So when the opportunity presented itself I was slightly nervous… But after I thought about the fun we had last year… I just began thinking of how to bring it again this year!
Ponch: Was this your first time emceeing an event:
Brandis: Yes, it was my first time emceeing and I was a nervous wreck! There is a big difference between doing the welcome at the 3 o’clock service and emceeing a large event.
Ponch: Did you ever get stage fright? What happened?
Brandis: When the time came for me to get the show started all I can remember were seeing all those faces just looking at me and it was definitely intimidating! I just remember my voice shaking and me ready to run back off the stage… After I came back and the crowd begin to engage, it got easier.
Ponch: You participated at rehearsal last month. You looked like you were having a good time. Can we expect some of that foolery at the event this year?
Brandis: Of course! Anytime I’m in the midst of good company I will be an advocate for a good time! Again, it goes back to the crowd and their participation. The models that are participating this year have great personalities, attitudes, and it was easy to come in and cut up with them! So as long as the attendees get into the show, we have no choice but to GO UP ON A TUESDAY!
Ponch: This is a Bachelor/Bachelorette auction. Do you think this is a battle of the sexes?
Brandis: There is no battle when there’s a woman involved… We always win. Lol
Ponch: Who do you think is going to win?
Brandis: It’s hard to call it because there are so many different flavors for bidders to pick from, and who knows? There are some sneaky ballers out there that may like the shy type or may like their men light skinded… lol I’m thinking I may get the largest amount on the silent auction tho!
Ponch: Do you think this is a good idea for singles looking for love or to just have fun?
Brandis: Folks need to come to the event with the mind frame of having fun! If a love story comes out of it then we will give them a shout out at the next show… But one of my disclaimers for the event will be to not expect a relationship as an outcome to your bid… Now what they do with their opportunity is up to them… *sips tea*
Ponch: What do you consider sexy about a guy?
Brandis: What’s physically sexy to me will always include tattoos… I’ve always been a fan of good art work…. What’s mentally sexy is a man’s ability to show compassion towards me… Unfortunately that combination has been hard to find.
Ponch: Well, we do have a few studs with A LOT of tattoos! So, if you could build a guy, what would he look like and how would he be?
Brandis: This is a loaded question…
Ponch: Since you’re funny, how important is finding a guy who is funny, too?
Brandis: Any prospect of mine would HAVE to have a sense of humor or we are going to run out of things to talk about real quick.
Ponch: Would you ever ask a guy out?
Brandis: At this point in my life I wouldn’t ask a guy out because that sets a precedent that the man doesn’t have to take on a leadership role within the relationship. I need a man that’s not afraid to open his mouth!
Ponch: Who is your celebrity crush?
Brandis: Zac Efron
Ponch: If you were a guy, would you bid on any of the ladies in the auction?
Brandis: Heeelllll Yeeahhhh!!! Lol All of em thick wit it! They’re very beautiful ladies.
Ponch: If you could go back to last year’s event, what would you do differently?
Brandis: I would have spent more time with the models before the show so I can get a better understanding of that makes them tick. That would make it easier to promote their personalities and make them more appealing to the bidders.
Ponch: Do all your comedic moments spring from the truth?
Brandis: Yes, 9 times out of 10 I find laughter out of the truth and what has become reality! And if you were to meet some of my family members it would be evident that DNA definitely plays a large part as well! 45
Ponch: Which person in the auction will make your job easy? (This person just makes you think of funny ish)
Brandis: DJ Demarcus Sharp is a natural fool and I am so excited about working with him! My other classmate Brian Davis is an inspiration also! They tend to think outside the box!
Ponch: Who are your favorite female comedians? Why?
Brandis: Sommore has always been a favorite for so many reasons! Not only is she representing for the thicker chicks, but her delivery is what makes her comedy stand out. She is blunt, but not abrasive… That is an art form these days.
Ponch: How important is crowd engagement when you’re emceeing?
Brandis: As I mentioned earlier, the crowd’s enthusiasm is so important and is necessary for a successful event! They have got to come ready to participate in this positive movement.
Ponch: What song gets you excited and ready to go off?
Brandis: Too many songs to count! Lol It ranges from Taylor Swift to Z-Ro. I love music and if the beat is on point then I’m enjoying it!
Ponch: How important is music when doing an event such as this?
Brandis: Music sets the tone… The music can make the crowd remember a time or moment… or it may awaken their ratchet side… either way it helps creates a mood and I know that DJ Demarcus will be able to assess his crowd and give them something to groove to.
Ponch: What’s your educational background? Have you ever thought of a career in broadcasting?
Brandis: I graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Administration. I have a passion for the hospitality industry, and I love the idea of traveling. I did attempt, while attending SFA, to become a radio personality with a local station here in Longview. Long story short, being behind a microphone and speaking between songs is not as easy as one might imagine… It takes practice to become an effective radio personality.
Ponch: What are your thoughts on the issue of domestic violence?
Brandis: Domestic Violence is an issue that is becoming too common in our communities. Recently I have had the opportunity to be educated on how domestic violence not only affects the person who is being physically and /or mentally abused, but it also affects the friends and family that are around them during this difficult time. In a lot of cases the idea of leaving is not as easy as some try to make it out to be. There is an uncertainty of how the person will survive without their abuser, sometimes there are children involved and the abused doesn’t want to disturb their children’s home environment. There are so many reasons that can deter an abused person to get the help that they need. As a society, and especially as a community, we need to work together to be a form of assistance to those who have been in these violent situations to get out safely. I’ve experienced domestic violence personally, and I was blessed to get out of that situation before it was too late. So I have a soft spot for those who are facing this on a daily basis and living in fear of the next attack. That’s why I plan to give my all on that stage December 20th! I want to play my role in this effort to raise money for the victims of this horrible crime.
Ponch: What’s next for Brandis J?
Brandis: Hopefully a nap… I’m tired!
What’s next for me is continuing to work with the members of the women’s organization “We’re S.A.S.S.I.” to be a present entity in the Longview Community. We want to provide an environment for the personal growth of women of all races and ages! Please be on the lookout beginning in January 2015. We have some great ideas on the horizon, and we look forward to empowering the women of East Texas through group activity and volunteer efforts!
It never ceases to amaze me. I log onto Facebook thinking I’m going to have the ultimate Facebook experience, but instead I end up feeling like I’m on an episode of Punk’d. The crazy thing about it is that it has become the norm on Facebook to be obnoxious, bipolar or just weird. I am certain that a lot of people don’t realize that they are being annoying because they don’t have the slightest idea how to engage socially. This is where I come in. I don’t profess to be an expert, but I’m a people person and I know people pretty well. Therefore, I have come up with a few cardinal sins that no one should attempt to commit on Facebook. Why? Because I said so, duh! No, really, it just makes you appear socially awkward and will probably scare away your Facebook friends if you do these things. If you can try to steer clear of these social networking blunders, people will probably try not to avoid you when they see you on the street. Here goes:
1) Facebook “poking” is considered subtle flirting. Poking has become one of those tabs that is overused. Go easy on the pokes!
2) Facebook Addiction Syndrome relates to anyone who is unable to log off of Facebook. They literally stay on Facebook all day and all night. If you are this person, join your local support group fast because there are bound to be thousands of others just like ya, bruh. How do you know you have a problem? You continually stay watching updates on your phone ALL FREAKING DAY! Don’t be surprised if you see me in there! 3) Facebook Attention Whores are just that, attention seekers, but on Facebook! They crave attention and Facebook is their platform so they use it to the umpteenth power! They tend to share wayyyy too much information about themselves and their lives on Facebook. They don’t realize that they are inviting all the judgments and criticisms that follow. If this is you, you probably think its cute, but it’s just plain annoying. You might want to try acting classes if you need an outlet to display your drama because you clearly missed your calling! 4) Facebook affairs/cheating start when someone is cheating on their boyfriend/girlfriend or husband/wife on Facebook with inappropriate inboxes and messages. They start tagging each other in certain posts and commenting on each others’ pages. You know its not right, but you do it anyway and eventually you exchange telephone numbers. That’s when the normal cheating starts until your significant other finds out and blasts your stupid behinds on Facebook! By this time, half of your Facebook friends had already peeped it with all the inappropriate tags and what not! 5) Facebook Dick Rider is one who always seems to comment on someone’s Facebook statuses, photos, or post. They are freaking relentless! It never fails! I counted my posts in one week and noticed that the same person commented each time I posted! Not only is it creepy, it’s just weird! If you do this, stop it right now! One person’s posts can’t be that dang good to you! 6) Facebook Drama Queen is the same as a Facebook Attention Whore. 7) Facebook Papparazzi are people who are constantly taking pictures to post on their Facebook pages. They don’t care how you look because they will always be ready! They do it as an attempt to make their life look more fun or interesting, but in real life they are far from Angelina and Brad! 8) Facebook hickey happens typically when a female makes her presence known on her significant other’s page to discourage lurking hopefuls from trying to get to them. It doesn’t work. Their inbox still works. See Facebook Affairs. 9) The Facebook Faker is a person that appears super hot in their Facebook pics, but in real life is not so attractive! This is usually a catfish situation, but that aint none of my business! 10) Facebook Gamers send game requests all day!!!! It’s the most annoying thing on Facebook. You reject one, and ten more come just like it! It’s a Facebook cancer that won’t disappear. It has gotten to the point where I have nightmares about Candy Crush. If you’re a Facebook Gamer, get a life! Some of us hate it and we are trying to be nice about it!
Well, there are more. Maybe I will post them in another blog, but for now you get the picture! Go and try to not to commit these sins ever again!