I'm a Southern girl, Atlanta born-and-bred and with family roots and a college education from Mississippi. I also have a little Latina "en mi corazon," as I spent 5 years living and teaching in Quito, Ecuador. I am currently in my 19th year of teaching high school Language Arts. However, my very first passion in life was all things beauty. I have had the privilege of both working in retail cosmetics and doing freelance jobs (beginning with my oh-so-tolerant childhood friends who let me paint purple sunsets on their eyelids and smear their lips with frosted 80's pink lipstick in my mother's bathroom), and my friends and family all know me for my love of both the artistry of makeup and for my excitement in sharing all of my favorite products, tips, and tricks with them. Really, I simply love to talk and write about everything, cosmetics or otherwise, that is beautiful, useful, or unique. And honey, I believe in the power of a little makeup. So put on your big girl lipstick, and let's get pretty!