I was born and raised in Gainesville, FL. I’m still here. It’s a pretty nice place to be: not too far from the beaches (or Disney World), the university adds another level of community and comradery, and there’s a decent bit of culture here, too.

I work at Dillard’s as a Beauty Advisor for Elizabeth Arden, which is a brand with an amazing history. There are multiple books on Ms. Arden¬†and I’d suggest either giving them a read or looking her up online. She was such an innovator and inspiring woman. She was the ultimate girl-boss. (I digress, I know.)¬†

I have a boyfriend, Shane, and a stepson, Josiah, and they’re my whole world. I also have three brothers (two older, one younger), a sister, and 10 nieces and nephews.

I have an Associates in Music/Theatre and I’m currently earning my Bachelor’s in Business Administration. I was valedictorian of my graduating class.

Music, theatre, beauty, fashion and design have always been huge parts of my life. I just love to create. I love to be artistic and to have artistic freedom, which is why I decided to make a blog. I might also make vlogs and other videos on YouTube; we shall see. I learned a lot of what I know about makeup from applying stage makeup for a lot of years. I always thought my career would be in theatre and that I’d be on Broadway. I still may be one day, just not right now. For now, my career has a more cosmetic focus, which is just as fun for me as theatre. I’m not sure what’ll happen next, but I have faith that everything will work out in the end…

I hope you do too.