My Life as a Makeup Artist (blog written in 2011)

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Hi everyone! I’m sorry it’s been such a long time since I posted on the blog but this girl has been working and living my dream life in so many ways! I always wanted my own business and I’m so grateful and happy that I’ve been able to make that dream a reality.

I wake up every morning thanking God that I get to do what I love doing and I make a living out of it.

In the past year, I’ve been to many events and have met so many wonderful people that I have to give some acknowledgement to their inspiration in my life as a working Makeup Artist.  I call it a list of some of my FAVORITE THINGS and FAVORITE PEOPLE to work with.

I recently had the pleasure of doing a bridal party with Amanda of Stellina Events. Definitely hire her if you want to enjoy your wedding day to the max and not have to think about anything…she handles ALL OF THE DETAILS. She’s a wonderful wedding planner and keeps everything running on time so you don’t have to worry about a thing.  I did a gorgeous bombshell of a bride with Amanda and a fabulous wedding party.  If you’re considering a wedding planner, definitely check her out.  She’s out of Brooklyn, NY. I can’t wait to see photos from the sexy, va va voom bride I made up, Brunilda and her fun wedding party.  It was a great time at the hip Gansevoort Hotel on Park Ave in NYC.

I never got to tell you all that I do makeovers and special Beauty events in Nassau the Bahamas at the Crystal Palace Casino.  Each year, wonderful accomplished professional women fly in from all over the country to see me and to enjoy all the beauty of the Bahamas and are treated to a makeover by me and Enrico Ferrante…hairstylist extrordinaire.  He is so talented…easy to work with and funny, talented and just a pleasure to be around. No wonder all thee top TV personalities in NYC depend on him and don’t want to share him.  I am lucky to have him as a personal friend and I love him so much. I have women from all across the country coming to see us for guidance on how to apply their makeup and do their hair.  We did a very successful event Valentines Day and we’re doing another coming up September 28 – 3oth 2011 at the Crystal Palace Casino in Nassau, the Bahamas.  Please contact me if you have interest in coming there. It is always one of the best times and we adore all the staff at the Crystal Palace.  We work from a beautiful ocean front suite with the turqoise water view. They treat us and all their guests like stars! WE CAN’T WAIT to get there and we’re so excited to share our talent and beauty tricks with you.

Another wonderful event I was invited to be a part of is the Grace Ormonde launch party at the posh Plaza Hotel in New York City. It was a first class event all the way.  The “who’s who”  in the wedding industry were all there.  Grace, you do it right!  I was proud to be apart of your magazine and kudos to you for publishing such an elegant, classy magazine and book  featuring the best in the Wedding Industry.

I also enjoyed being at the lovely Three Village Inn in Stonybrook, New York to promote my association with Legends Hair Designs. In many ways, I got my start there as a Makeup Artist when I moved to New York from Florida back in 2000…fresh from a devastating divorce and ready for a brand new start.  I will always be grateful to Patrick for making me “part of the family.” Sharon  does my hair there now and I’m so happy with it.  She knows how to do blondes, that’s for sure… She’s so much fun to be with, very precise, and she really is into what she does.  I can feel it and I just can’t say enough good things about this shop.  There’s a lot to be said about smaller shops.  I’ve been to all the “hotsy totsy” shops in NYC and I will gladly travel nearly 50 miles to get gorgeous hair. I get my hair cut and colored and everyone is talented there. No weak links exist!  If you are in the area or live in the area and need a terrific haircut, styling, haircolor  or blowout, let me know and I’ll give you the best referral at Legends.

I cannot forget my friend John Hubela, Compact Disk DJ.  What a terrific DJ!  Many years in the biz and plays just the right music.  At this point, it really is instinctual.He knows how to set the mood at any event.  We shared a booth at the New York Magazine Show at the Metropolitan Pavillion in NYC.  It was a terrific response and a fantastic show.  If you are a bride, you should really make a point of attending the next show there.  It is first class and a pleasure to be in the building with all the beautiful brides-to-be and displays.  Aaaah….what a nice time.  I so enjoy the fantasy of wedding planning.  Who doesn’t dream of living a fairytale life? Isn’t it what we all want?

I’ve been doing Weddings and Makeup in general for over 11 years now.  Before that I produced Beauty pageants and Model searches.  I KNOW what it takes to look beautiful and I continuously strive for the very best to give to my clients.  I am always on the lookout for the best products that will give a real result. I welcome feedback and let me know what you want to know from me.  I’m inviting you to “pick my brain.”  I love to share my knowledge and insight into what is beauty and how to create it.

I’m in the process of selecting my new Fall/Winter makeup color collections.  What a pleasure it will be to wear these colors.  Did you know that colors actually give off vibrations when you wear them?  That is why you feel so much better when you have  makeup on.  I know that I feel so much better about myself and life in general when I look good….and I want to spread that easy to get joy to you. I feel invisible without makeup.  When you get older, a woman starts to lose natural coloring in her face.  That’s why you have to replace it to get the recreation of natural color.  It equals youth and beauty.  I am happy to share my passion with you as I want to empower all women in looking and feeling your best.  I feel that is my gift I can share with the world.  I truly believe that EVERYONE HAS BEAUTY IN THEM.  I want to help YOU see it and bring it out and share it with the world. I hate to see a woman knock herself and criticize herself.  You need to love yourself…and I see the beauty in everyone.  It’s my job a s a makeup artist for YOU to see it and to empower your life. When you feel good you truly can conquer any obstacle in your way.

More soon, I promose and pictures too.  It’s been such a great year.

I have so much more to share….I have been meeting so many wonderful, positive people and I want to continute to give you hints and tips and finds that I have been discovering and I want to share with you.  Please contact me if you have anything specific you’d like me to write about

Ciao everybody, and as always, I wish you love, and I wish you beauty




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  • Natasha Nischol on

    It was lovely reading this blog. Such an informative part and motivating story. Thanks for sharing your part of the story, Keep Sharing!

  • Vivek Ghai on

    Nice Story. Thanks for sharing.

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