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The crappy job that changed my life forever!

Please forgive this blast from the past....
Going thru my archives, I was thinking of my muse, as I packed up baby clothing for the proud mama who is due in a few short months....



This is a tribute to Kia, my muse.

There are just some people that touch your soul... You meet them, and you are never ever the same again.
A few years ago, while teaching at a makeup academy in Orlando (who's name I won't even bother to promote)
 I was very fortunate, to befriend a wonderful student of mine, Kiarina.
She was my angel and one of the sweetest girls I'd ever met. She seemed really shy and I would do her makeup to bring her out of her shell.  I loved doing makeup on Kia and considered her my muse.

Months, after I had stopped teaching and returned to my life in New York, I got a call from one of my students about Kia.  I was devastated to learn that she was in a near fatal car crash that put her in a coma for nearly 4 months! I was beside myself, I had to get back to Orlando, I had…

The long awaited post about THE MAKEUP SHOW !

I know, I know,..... it's been forever since my last post, and I could make excuses and say " a cross country move, a breakup, another move, (not necessarily in that order)...sometimes life gets in the way".....
but truth be told, I got sooooo much loot at the makeup show that I wanted to be able to actually use it, and not just on myself, but on my clients, so that when I spoke to you about it, I'd actually have something to say.

So without further adieu, I give you ..... The Makeup Show LA Bloggger Bag

There was so much in this "goodie bag" that I almost don't know where to start.
 I have a few favorites that I could go on and on about so I'll leave those for last. I will say this, there are some things that I selfishly will keep in my own makeup bag that my pro-kit will never know about!!!

***to purchase all these products, just click on the underlined links below***

First up Model in a Bottle,@ModelinaBottle

One of my friend Stephanie's, (@newbeaut…
Some of my previous work!   I love when I come across my work by accident I was surfing around and looking for inspiration, when I came across this music video for Atlantic recording artist, Ryan Star, that I had done the hair and makeup for.
 And yes, even guys wear makeup, in fact anyone in front of a camera is wearing makeup if the video is going to look like a quality production. It's just a matter of knowing the difference between Male Grooming (which is closer to "manscaping") and Men in Makeup.
Which you've seen if you watch any of the male beauty influencers, such as James Charles.
(who's makeup I did not do).
  Here's a little tidbit that you aspiring makeup artists may want to remember before you get hired for a music video.
It doesn't matter if it's your favorite song, If you are the makeup and hair person on a video, they will do about 20 takes (if you're lucky) you WILL be singing that song, on the way home, in the grocery store, the …

We have a winner !!!!!!

via GIPHY



and the winner is LESLIE GANN CONGRATULATIONS! You are taking home the Hammam Spa Gift Set from @zakiasmorocco & @inurfacemakeup
please contact me to leave your address so I can pass it on to the people at Zakia's Morocco !

You can reach me by email :inurfacemakeup@gmail.com
or DM me on twitter

How to Turn Bath time from Humdrum to Hammam!

I am very big on pampering myself with bath products. It seems like no matter how stressful the day, there is nothing like a hot bath to literally wash all my troubles right down the drain. Nothing could be closer to the truth than when taking a Hammam. For those of you that have never heard the term before, a "Hammam" is a Moroccan cleansing ritual, which in America translates to a very hot bath to really relax you and open up your pores. It's also the name of the gift set that was given to me to review by Zakia of Morocco.


The benefits of visiting a hammam, sauna or steam room.

Physical and emotional detox. Reduce stress, anxiety and allow deep relaxation.
Beautifying the body and face. Exfoliate dead skin from your body, unclog pores while eliminating toxins from the skin and
Fight acne. Regulate skin oil secretions to prevent acne and help heal scars and reduce redness.
Skin nourishing and rehydration. Provides essential vitamins and minerals.
Anti-aging. Allow yo…

When it's time to relax, here's my secret weapon......

I am half convinced that everyone on social media has anxiety disorder. 
Whether it's ADHD, OCD, Mania or a combination of all three, (no judgements here, myself included), we are a product of our environment.  We live in a society where if you don't sleep; you are considered a warrior! 

A quick peek on my Instagram, and you'll notice I am proud to display the quote, " 5 am The time when Legends are waking up or going to sleep". 
We are, without a doubt, perpetually plugged in. 
We have conversations with our significant other as we check our email. We are Snapchatting our way through meetings and
Instagramming our dinner. 
And it's not only generation Y, even the President (whether he's "yours" or not...) has a Twitter account! 

 It's amazing we can sleep a wink, with all this stimulation! 

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