Shayla-Marie, aka Batmom85, is a 30 something vegan mom navigating through motherhood, the kitchen and occasionally the gym.
I would say that what first struck me about Shayla was how motivated, driven and positive she was. She’s a real warrior, I don’t know how she gets by on so little sleep. And I have to admit that I share her love for Perez Hilton.
What’s your definition of beauty?
There isn’t one.. if you believe you are beautiful then GIRRRRRLLL you are BEAUTIFUL! Who is going to say otherwise? You have to look in the mirror and just know you the baddest bitch in the mirror ALL the time. If you don’t believe you’re beautiful then no one else will. I know I’m beautiful TO ME.. that’s all that matters. Everyone is ugly to someone and everyone is beautiful to someone and if I’m not beautiful to anyone else damn it to me.. I’m BEAUTIFUL!
When did you start wearing makeup?
I was 16 and had to because I was a competition cheerleader, but I was a tomboy so I wasn’t that great but I felt so fierce!!! So fierce I looked a clown who dove face first into a box of crayons… with lashes on.
Who taught you how to apply makeup?
I used to sit in the corner of the bathroom and watched as my mom would apply her make-up. It was the 80’s but she would have given these YouTube stars a run for their money. She was flawless in her application, she would swig rum and coke and smoke cigarettes, sing Anita Baker and blot her lips in the mirror, I can still see her. I was so dang boyish, that to me women that applied make up truly were artists and my mother was just the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen. She never taught me, she died when I was 11 but I can still see her to this day in every single detail. When I did start to apply foundation and get ready to really GO OUT, my face was sooo ready. I’m still a tomboy: I only wear make up on the weekends 🤷🏾♀️
But when I do, I always try to be like my mom and really enjoy the moment. I’m more of a mimosa girl .no smokes.
If you could only wear one makeup item for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
GEL EYELINER: you can work that right and have filler, liner, tint your lashes, make a smoky eye. It’s like a Swiss Amy knife for your face
What is the one makeup trend you hate?
Folks doing toooo much with they eyebrows 😒 stop braiding them and stuff! Like STOP! Fish tails and stuff! I just learned how to fill and add arch now they want to braid it! I can’t keeeep up!
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