In my early twenties I started developing acne which sparked a desire to learn more about my skin and led to my first job as an Esthetician. After a year I started freelancing for Mac Cosmetics in Austin which grew my love for all things glam and ultimately led to my pursuing a eyelash extension certification.
I fell in love with so many aspects of this new path – from building relationships with my clients to positive emotional impact I made, it was all so rewarding. After a year and a half I started my own eyelash extension business and I was confident that when you do something you love, success followed.
My love for all things glamour combined with my passion for health and fitness, led me to competing in the fitness industry. I never imagined that within 6 months of starting I would turn pro ( IFBB Bikini Pro), traveling all over and competing against some of the most beautiful women, inside and out, in the world. I competed professionally for a few years and I’m so grateful for the relationships that were built. I currently contribute to FitnessRx for Women magazine and am a BodyBuilding.com athlete.
I left the company 6 years later, as a Regional Trainer for South Texas. A difficult decision to leave what I loved, but having just gotten married and wanting to get back to my hometown of Austin, TX, I chose to pursue a 9-5 with no travel and weekends off. Again, it was no surprise that after a year, I was literately chomping at the bit to get my hands back in some eye shadow.
I launched my local wedding makeup business around that time and for the next few years, I’d spend M-F in the office and the weekends working with brides.After having my first child, I knew something had to give. I left my full time job in TV Advertising to stay at home.
I love my new balance of mommy and makeup and finally feel its time to pursue this dream of mine… an educational blog on makeup that hopefully teaches you some new tricks, or gives you some inspiration the next time you sit at your vanity.What I’ve learned about myself over the last 12 years, since stepping behind the makeup counter, is that makeup is my passion. It’s my creative outlet. Sephora is my happy place, and I can never have enough pink lipgloss. This is me. No matter how old I get, no matter how life changes for me (college, young professional, marriage, and now mama to 2) I will never shake this passion of mine. I like to think of myself as a “low maintenance glamour girl” (although my husband might disagree with the “low maintenance” part).
My hope is that I am able to share my passion and experience with you and inspire you to take bits and pieces to help you with your beauty routine regardless of your age, lifestyle or interests. We don’t all have to be self proclaimed beauty addicts, but there is something beautiful in all of us. I believe in enhancing it!Be sure to check out and subscribe to my YouTube Channel, for makeup tutorials, product reviews and all things makeup! Hope you enjoy!
xoxo- Lisa J
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