For months I have been implementing changes to my blog. It is time to add something new to mschurchdress.com. In 2018, mschurchdress.com will be featuring experts in the field of beauty and health. These are two areas we all want to know more about and really was to excel ( or improve) in our lives. I am so excited to have these phenomenal women on the team to not only grow my blog but to teach us all a thing or two. I am forever learning and after talking to Gab, I learned so much about beauty.
This week I will be introducing you to Gabriella also known as Gab. Gabriella is a a certificed MAC Makeup artist as well as the owner of the Instagram Page @GlambyGabangelina. Gab will be joining our team as a beauty contributor. She will be helping us all enhance our natural beauty by telling us what products to use, how to do the perfect smokey eye and how to match our foundations. She will be will be sharing all the newest tips and tricks on beauty. Yippee!
I sat down with Gab during my trip to New York Fashion Week.
Here is an sneak peek inside our convo:
How did you first get in to makeup?
My story for getting into makeup is actually out of the ordinary! I originally was dedicated to doing hair and I thought that was my calling. Until my manager at the salon I was working at needed me to help her with a huge makeup job for a bridal party. I ended up helping her and LOVING IT! It felt so right and did not feel like work to me. I started watching YouTube at home, looking up makeup on Pinterest and I fell in love. I haven't stopped doing makeup since!
Tell me about your Biggest achievement?
My biggest achievement is probably being the Product Specialist at MAC. Knowing I was chosen to be in charge of artisty & product launches at my counter was a really a big deal to me. It was a moment! I felt as if everyone had seen how hard I was working and was proud of me too.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My biggest supporter is my mother. My mom will go to the end of the world for anything that involves me and my career. Any makeup look I create, she is right there beside me cheering me on and she is always honest. No matter how much I may not want to hear the truth, she will always find a way to tell me her honest truth and has never led me in the wrong direction.
When you are not doing makeup how do you spend your time?
When I'm not doing makeup... mmm that's hard because I'm either doing makeup or playing in makeup or shopping for makeup 95% of my time! If I'm not doing that I'm probably watching Sex and the City!
Name some of your favorite makeup artists and makeup brands and why?
My favorite makeup artist is Nicole Guerrerio. She's my favorite because her artistry is out of this world and shes so aunthentic. I think alot of people get lost in this industry and will promote and say they love anything to make a dollar. I love that shes authentic and will tell you the real truth on any product she tries. My favorite makeup brand has to be Anastasia Beverly Hills. The products the company produces are always outstanding. I appreciate when a brand puts its heart into its products. The product development is amazing and they manage to stay so in tune with what their customers are asking for and I apperciate that.
With all of the makeup artists out there, what makes you different?
This question is always so tough to answer. It's so hard because there are so many amazing artists. What sets me apart, is my attitude and outlook. I will never say I know EVERYTHING about makeup. It's impossible and I honestly believe a true artist never stops learning. I like to think I'm real too. I would never tell someone a product is good or sell it to them without actually believing that. I'm honest and I always stay true to myself which is extremely hard to find in the industry.
What is your favorite place to shop for makeup?
Oh man... tough question! I would have to say Sephora! I mean so many brands, so many options. You just can't go wrong!
Who is your style icon?
My style icon... has to be Rihanna. Always different and edgy. I love that shes so confident in everything she puts on and you just never know what she'll be wearing next.
Who takes your photos on Instagram?
I am a one woman show! I take all of my pictures on my own! Its not easy but I always make sure I get the best shot.
When are you starting your YouTube channel?
My first YouTube video will be up in November! It's a crazy process yet so exciting! I've been working so hard on content for my YouTube and I can't wait for people to finally see what I've created.
How would you describe your personal style and who is your fashion inspiration ?
My personal style is chic yet comfortable. I'm the most confident when I'm comfortable. I love finding ways to make an oversized shirt look amazing. I love a good vintage shop. I love to turn heads when I have something on that people havent seen in a while! My fashion inspiration... I'm going to say Carli Bybel. She makes comfy and snug clothing look so chic all the time. She accsessorizes so well too. She is amazing.
What will you bring to mschurchdress.com?
I will bring the edgy spunky makeup personality of course! I'm here to help people when they need a honest review on products their unsure about! I'm here to show the world that makeup artists can be informative and honest too! I can't wait to begin this journey with mschurchdress.com!
Welcome Gabriella to the mschurchdress.com team.
I am so happy to have you with us!
What do you want to learn from Gab?
Leave your questions below.