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So, about me. Let's start from the beginning. "Hello, my name is Christina and I am a makeup junkie". It's been a sick problem since I was 14 and my mom took me to the Clinique counter. Due to my Italian/Scottish heritage my fair skin is riddled with dark under eye circles (thanks dad!). Not a good combo. After a lot of tears and a ton of begging, my mom succumbed to buying me my first makeup. Clinique Continuous Coverage Concealer and Simply Mauve Lipstick. I was in HEAVEN, and officially hooked on makeup. In one fell swoop, my circles were covered up, and I could whip out my big girl lipstick at a moments notice.

I think beauty comes from many things, and makeup is there to help you feel prettier and give you the confidence to strut your amazing self down the street. If you love blue eyeshadow, than rock on with your bad self. But, if you have a question, then venture out into the cyber space world and ask me. I won't tell you to throw away your beloved cherry red lipstick, but I might advise you to wear it on it's own, and not with that fabulous blue eye shadow.

As long as you wear a big smile on your face and attempt to laugh as much as possible I am sure you will glow. Learning to find the humor in life and laugh is half the battle. It's the only beauty secret I truly believe in. No amount of shimmer powder can ever fix a sad face. Believe me, I've tried.

I could have bought a house with all the money I've spent on makeup and skincare. Boy's and their toys...me and my makeup. I have been lucky enough to now make this passion my career. I have over 15 years of experience as a freelance makeup artist and industry expert working in all aspects of the business, including fashion, film, television and print. My time in the makeup artistry field has led me to work on diverse projects such as music videos for Nashville Capitol records, work with CNN, the NFL channel, the Sci-Fi network and events such as the St. Jude Runway for Life, and NY Fashion Week. My artistry has been seen at movie premieres, as well as the Emmy and Oscar award ceremonies. Some of my advertising clientele has included work with Jenny Craig, and Gucci, and my celebrity clients include Carrie Fisher, Julie Christie, Valerie Bertinelli, Jason Alexander, Debi Mazar, and Emmitt Smith.

My most recent projects includes an on-air guest spot on TLC's What Not To Wear, helping to create a new modern makeup look for Miss America, and as a reoccurring on air makeup expert on the E! Entertainment morning show That Morning Show.

Behind the Blog

My site is a humorous and honest take on beauty products, celebrity inspired looks, and makeup tips and tricks from professional contributors. When I started the blog I wanted to combine my passion for makeup, and the beauty industry and give readers an honest look into the world of celebrity looks. I try to create a comfortable atmosphere for my readers, and help make the world of beauty and cosmetics accessible and fun. My main goal is to convey that Beauty is something that comes from within. Your smile, the sparkle in your eyes, and the joy in your heart is what will make you gorgeous. Find the feature that you love about yourself and enhance that! Beauty is different for everyone, and being unique is what makes us special.

10 Responses to About

  1. Lisa says:

    hi, just stumbled upon your blog!
    Melinda – i also suffer from rosacea and will tell you from much trial and error that the original Cetaphil cleanser is the absolute best! It leaves your skin hydrated yet clean and doesn’t irritate! hope this helps!

  2. Hi, Christina! I just found your blog today! I LOVE makeup too! I have been learning how to put on makeup since I was 8 years old and now I am 10 years old! I also have a blog about makeup. My blog is new so I am trying to invite people to come and visit it! Any advice you have for me would be great! Have a nice day!

  3. I saw your post for spring makeup, and I have a post for that too! I would love it if you could check it out! :)

  4. Loving your blog! So happy to have found it! Your makeup obsession sounds so familiar :) It’s such a happy story, since you managed to parlay those interests into a thriving career. Bravo!

  5. Stefanie Hay says:

    Hi Christina,

    Just stumbled across your site somehow and really looking forward to exploring. I also suffer from the pale Scottish dark eye circle probem, do you still use Clinique Continuous Coverage Concealer?

    xo

    • Christina Farrell says:

      actually no. Now that I am older, I use a whole slew of different concealers! One of my favorites is Estee Lauder Double Wear. :-)

  6. Maria CD says:

    Hi Christina,

    I share your problem (dark circles under my eyes). I love your blog, thanks for sharing your tips! I picked up some good ideas ;-)

    Keep the great job!

    Maria CD

  7. Anthony Okoye says:

    Dear Persis,

    I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to respond to you, but have no fear I am here with a solution to your problems (scars). First I find it helpful to know , why or how scars come to be the pesky blobs we wish weren’t there.
    Scars occur when significant trauma and damage have been done to alter the structure of the deeper layer of our skin, particularly the dermis.
    When our skin heals it usually creates too much or not enough collagen, which results in the uneven skin tone = Scars.
    I recommend you try a product called, Dermefface FX7. It is one, if not the best chicken pox scar removal solution out there. And the best part is you can easily see results within the first four weeks of usage. Now depending on the severity of the scar, Dermefface manufactures recommend continuous usage for at least 4 months before you can actually see your scars fade.
    How it works: Dermefface FX7 speeds up the healing of every layer of your skin while producing more collagen to promote the re-growth of healthy and normal skin.
    It also pushes the scarred cells to allow the healthy cells to take over. But if you are not happy after 90 days of using the product, then simply return the boxes and you can get your money back, 100% guaranteed.

    And last dear Persis remember “Beauty is Self-confidence applied directly to the face.” Our beauty truly comes from within, and no chicken pox scar has the ability to change that beauty.

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