Why are you so passionate about make-up and women?
I truly believe that a substantial part of feeling good is knowing that you look your best. When a woman’s inner self shines through, the world witnesses her beauty. I hope to be a small part of helping women express who they are on the inside and on the outside.
After years as a make-up artist using other brands of make-up, what led you to create your own line?
When working with clients, I learned that many women are overwhelmed at the make-up counter when faced with so many color choices. Women weren’t sure which colors complimented each other or their own skin coloring. So, I set out to create face kits that take the guesswork out of color choice and make-up application. The Pop of Pink Cosmetics Face Kits make it simple for women to look and feel their best everyday.
Since launching Pop of Pink Cosmetics in May 2015, what has the last year been like?
The hard work I put into launching the line was just the beginning. I had tremendous interest online and quickly opened up the Pop of Pink Boutique & Glam Bar to help handle the demand. The line has only taken off from there. Not only do I operate the boutique, but we host make-up socials several times a week, too. I’m also booked most weekends for bridal parties. It’s been a whirlwind year, and I’m thrilled to be able to do what I love every day.
Brides to teens seek your advice on how to best apply make-up. What’s one tip you could share with everyone?
I recommend that all women, or even young ladies, finish their face with a Pop of Pink, my signature blush. For a teen, it’s the first blush and for women, it enhances the blush you were already wearing. Pop of Pink is worn only on the apples of your cheeks and provides a beautiful soft glow and a brightness that you can’t find in other blushes.
What do you hope to accomplish in the coming year?
Currently, I’m enjoying exploring skin care lines and other products related to make-up. Soon I’ll be sharing recommendations on skin care for summer - from sunscreen to sun-less tanner and moisturizer to natural deodorant. I also hope to expand my team of make-up artists. There are many talented women out there who could create a successful business alongside Pop of Pink Cosmetics.
What would most people be surprised to learn about you?
As a young child growing up when I was asked,”What do you want to be when you grow up?” I had two dreams: to be a make-up artist and to own a tea room. Equal to my passion for make-up is my love of cooking. I really enjoy cooking anything, but comfort food is probably my favorite. My favorite dish to prepare is my grandmother’s recipe for meat-loaf with her secret tomato sauce on top and her homemade macaroni and cheese.
What is your ideal day?
You’d think I’d like to sleep in, but really the quiet, peace of the early morning is my favorite part of the day. I’d like to enjoy a good cup of coffee and sit outside enjoying the smells and sounds of outdoors in the morning before my family is awake. After every-one is up and around, I’d like to head to the lake or a beach. If we were with my family, we’d have a busy, fun day on the water or if Daryl and I could sneak away, I’d enjoy the sounds of the waves and relax. Then for dinner, I’d love a night out with my husband at a nice restaurant with a good bottle of wine, so we could catch up and unwind.
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