This being my first blog post I should probably give you a little background on who I am and what I do.
My name is Stefanie. I am a mother of 3 and I just officially got married to my love of 7 1/2 years in April! I live in the great Pacific Northwest where it rains plenty! I once was in a mindset that I would like to run far and fast from the state of Washington but quite frankly in the last couple years it has begun to grow on me. The trees are tall. The grass is green. Beaches, mountains, and forests are not to far. Crime is slightly less. It’s an under appreciated gem to some like myself.
But then you wake up one day and can’t see yourself happier anywhere else.
Not even Las Vegas!
For the last 1 1/2 years I have worked 2-3 jobs. Some may not consider all of my jobs as “jobs” in the old fashioned sense. But they certainly are WORK! I spend my time and energy in making my dreams come true and that is definitely hard work that has paid off!!
Many know me as an Assistant to the state Geology Department while most others on social media know me as the makeup lady! I also help my sister with her business with typing reports at night…but that is the lesser of my time and energy.
My pride and joy is my makeup business! It is the best decision I have made in quite some time. With me, good decisions are a hit or a miss. I used to blame the outcome of my decisions on the other party. Whether it be an individual, business, or inanimate object. *imagine me screaming obscenities at a non-moving vehicle or wax warmer*
My makeup business has taught me so much. I’ve learned how to:
- Communicate Clearly
- Show Integrity
- Overcome Severe Anxiety
- Build Friendships
- Maintain Friendships
- Make money
- How to do makeup
I am definitely not on a professional makeup level yet but I am learning and practicing every day and don’t plan on stopping!
Even with the swarm of haters that dangle in the shadows.
Makeup has given me confidence I never thought I could have and I don’t even have to be wearing any for the day to get that feeling!!!
Those who don’t wear makeup or very little of it are more often mistaken of why we wear makeup. Some think its a confidence issue. Insecurity. We are trying to hide behind a mask. But NOPE!!! 2 years ago….I rarely if ever wore it. When I joined my company I knew nothing about makeup but knew it was what I was going to be passionate about the minute I slapped that transplanting gel and green tea fibers on my lashes! I was Wowed!! I dumped out a bucket of 3+ year old makeup that I had used for occasional date nights and get togethers. I dove right into the business, began networking, and I built my collection up with the best products my company had to offer.
Paycheck or not….I wasn’t going to promote something that I didn’t like….and next thing I knew I had one of everything. I love it all!! Ok, ok….maybe the fact that most of it was free persuaded the mass new collection but I didn’t get it free for doing nothing!! Again work and commitment to myself and my image!
I’ve watched hundreds of makeup tutorial videos and I am so proud of how far I have come with my techniques, skills, and ideas. I still shriek sometimes when I see an old photo of me on Facebook! I was soooo bad at makeup! Oh my!
I have been able to mash together my inner beauty with my newly enhanced outer beauty! A little 3D Mascara never hurts!
Find what you love and run as fast as you can with it!!