I’m a mother of 3 amazing boys and I’ve been married for the past 15years to the most amazing man. Without my husband, I don’t think that I’d be where I am today. He keeps me motivated and lets me know that anything I put my mind to do I can do it and he’ll be behind me no matter what.
Makeup hasn’t always been my passion, I’ve always loved makeup but never wanted to do it on other people. I dabbled in a lot of other things in my life. I sold pholourie and pies in my neighborhood, then started to work with the company my husband works for selling jewelry. Eventually, I realized I couldn’t work for anyone. I couldn’t handle anyone telling me what to do and when to do it. This is what really pushed me to make the decision to do a makeup and nails course. The first course I ever did was at Sacha Cosmetics. Then I did a nails course with Creative Nails, but at that time I loved doing nails more than I loved doing makeup simply because I was so good at it.
About two years later, my sister showed me a makeup page by the awesome Arlene Villarule that made me fall head over heels for makeup. I decided I wanted to do another makeup class ….with her! She did things with makeup I never thought was possible, the way she blended colors and the way she did designs on the face only using makeup was so intriguing to me. I did her advance makeup class and it was epic. I use to practice makeup every chance I got, which was probably every day…..lol…..my face would get so bruised by putting on makeup and taking it off all day. I did so many different looks.
On the last day of my class, I asked her if she needed anyone to join her team I’m available and within the same week, I got a call from her asking me to attend a meeting. And so I joined her team and worked with Mrs. Villarule for a year and a half.
When I made the decision to go on my own, at first it was the most frightening thing. But soon after, the request for me to teach classes was coming in abundantly. This led me to do one on one classes with people and realized that teaching other persons to do makeup was so hard. Telling someone to hold the brush a certain way and having them hold it another way was so frustrating to me. I knew what I was doing but trying to teach someone to do it in hopes that they do it just like I taught was hopeless. So I stopped teaching for a while.
Then my husband told me to try it again and build up a studio for me with 5 counters. I did gave it another try and started teaching 5 different students 3 times a day 5 days a week. Though a tiring job, it was worth it. I finally found my passion for makeup and not just doing it for people but also teaching them and making them feel so much better about themselves.
Back in 2014 I got a call from a lady named Buntrica Bastian from Las Vegas telling me how great my work was and that she wanted me to come to Jamaica to do her class so she flew me over to Jamaica all expenses paid and certified me, a short while after she invited me to her home in Las Vegas where I did her educator course which was an amazing opportunity for me. Later that year I flew to Las Vegas again to teach at one of her makeup conferences and that was the most memorable experience in my career. When I walked into the conference everyone got up an started applauding and calling my name from all different parts of the world and I was like is all this for me. I was in total shock and still am, up to this day.
My next step was starting my own makeup line called Think Pinké and I am now taking my teachings to a new level, teaching in the Caribbean. I’ve taught in Guyana, Antigua, Grenada and in Canada. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to share my teachings with the world.