Born in Boston, MA., and raised in Fremont, CA., my family lived on a farm and worked very hard for a living. My first experience with makeup was at five years of age when I took my mothers red lipstick and painted my face, missing my lips completely. I can remember my mother never wore makeup, but there was an occasion when I saw my first transformation. All she did was her eyebrows, lashes, rouge (old terminology), and a dark red lipstick. I was amazed at how great she looked, she was actually a beautiful woman. As I recall I wasn't allowed to wear makeup, but I was invited to go with my parents to a banquet I was 14 years old and my mother looked at me and knew I needed help, she took me aside and put some makeup on me. I certainly didn't consider myself pretty in fact I kind of thought I was homely, I know it sounds cruel, but all I saw was thick lips, big teeth and bushy eyebrows. I'll never forget the feeling I had when I looked in the mirror and saw a pretty girl looking back at me. This is the feeling I would like my clients to leave with. I've been doing makeup for 33 years. The first lesson I had on makeup was reading a book by the late Way Bandy one of the finest makeup artists ever. I've trained as a Professional Make-up Artist and Color Analyst and received a certificate from Bernice Kentner, Author of "Color Me A Season." I've found that knowing colors and how it affects my clients has made my work easy and enjoyable. My education never ends I continue to train twice a year with makeup artists from all over the country and Europe.
I am backed by a parent company Mana Products Inc., that operates two highly efficient, FDA-approved manufacturing facilities; with one registered for OTC. In addition, the company has constructed three state-of-the-art R&D centers. Revolutionary skincare utilizing the latest ingredients and technology allowing me to bring to you the finest product available at a reasonable price.