I'm just a San Diego girl living out her dreams as a Makeup and Spray Tan Artist. Born and raised in the small town of Ramona, CA. My "canvases" growing up were always my sisters. Experimenting with ALL kinds of looks. Sorry Steph!
As I got older I knew a "normal" job was not for me. While in school, at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising I worked in cosmetics for a major beauty retailer that so many people know and love that feautured many brands of cosmetics, skincare, and fragrances. (I think you know the one) I then decided I wanted to grow as a Makeup Artist and left that company for a brand that is cutting edge and always on top of beauty trends for All Ages, All Races, All sexes. I grew and evolved in my craft and loved being surrounded by other like minded artists.
After working retail for so many years I decided to take a huge leap of faith and started freelancing independently. It is the best decision I've ever made for myself. Within a few short years I've been a part of numerous weddings, engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, styled wedding shoots, bikini competitions (not as competitor, Ha!), and other photo shoots. I'm proud to say that my work has been featured in multiple wedding magazines and online publications, a featured vendor of The Big Fake Wedding I've also done video projects for CND and Rolling Stone Magazine.
Why I do what I do:
I find inspiration from other entrepreneurs, makeup artists, runway looks, magazines, but most importantly the person sitting in front of me. I love enhancing my clients natural beauty to not only look stunning, but feel gorgeous from within. Confidence is the most beautiful part of a woman and being a part of that process is why I do what I do.
Getting more personal, here are just a few things I love:
Makeup (obvi) | Family & Friends | PUGS, I have one of my own.--Lulu | Starbucks Iced Coffee with toffee nut and soy | Adventures | Hiking | Bean & Cheese burritos with french fries inside (don't knock it till you try it) | The Ocean | The Real Housewives (all casts) | Instagram (@monicambeauty) | Music (all genres) | Baseball | The California Coast (If you've never driven from NorCal to SoCal you're missing out!)