T-shirt Tuesday! Ann Marie Manzoeillo


I met Ann Marie at the Uptown Farmer’s Market selling her Amerin Skincare products.  I purchased her Cleansing Grains and loved it!  I am always on the hunt for great skincare and this time was no exception.  And to buy from a local woman was even better!  I knew I wanted Ann Marie to be a part of this t-shirt Tuesday series and promptly went back to see her the next week to ask.  I am beyond grateful she took time out of her schedule to let me play with some makeup and more so for sharing her story.  I learned so much about Ann Marie when I did her makeup application and I can’t wait to see all she is going to do!

Check out her entire product line- Amerin Skincare.

A little about Ann Marie:

Why is this your favorite t-shirt?: This is my favorite t-shirt because it represents one of the best times of my life that led me to where I am today. Making the choice to pack up and move to New York City at the age of 20 was a brave one and it turned out to be a great one. While I lived in New York I found my independence, met incredible people, pursued a professional dance career and landed an amazing job dancing for Carnival Cruise Lines which eventually led me to meeting my amazing boyfriend and inspiring me to begin my career in skincare.

Tell me a little about yourself:  I am a 28 year old ex professional dancer turned entrepreneur, now changing they way people take care of their skin by providing them with organic, chemical free, and cruelty free skincare products. After finding out the hard way that I have a skin/sun allergy to lime, ( and getting over my heartbreak of not being able to have margaritas in the sun anymore) I couldn’t find the skincare products that I needed for my sensitive skin that was truly free from chemicals. So I have created Amerin Skincare to give myself and others the pleasure of having naturally beautiful skin. Giving back to those who need it the most is so important to me so I’m proud to say that Amerin Skincare gives 1% of each sale to feeding America and additional donations to the international rescue committee. I personally believe that everything happens for a reason and that there are no coincidences and if you allow yourself to take life as it comes, it will be incredibly satisfying and always an adventure.

A Pinetop Wedding

Over the 4th of July weekend, I did makeup for Michelle and a few of her bridesmaids in Pinetop, Arizona.  The weather was a beautiful 80 degrees with patches of rain, but when the wedding ceremony time came the skies were clear and the sun was out.  I was so grateful to be a small part of Michelle’s big day.



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Photo by Minson Weddings

T-shirt Tuesday! Erin Collins


I met Erin at a vision board workshop with The Zen Bird.   We hit it off when she found out I was a makeup artist and wanted to update her makeup bag. I was honored she felt comfortable with me to take her through the process of finding the perfect makeup.  When I did Erin’s makeup and lesson, we found out we felt the same way about a lot of life’s trials and tribulations.  It reinforced the fact that even when we feel alone in our thoughts, there is undoubtedly someone else who can relate.  Trust the process and the people you need to attract in your life will find their way.

A little about Erin:

Why is this your favorite t-shirt?:  Well, we discussed wearing my favorite t-shirt, but I am a girl who loves a dress so Stephanie let me do it my way.  Wearing a dress is new for me.  There was a time in my life I may have even considered it an insult to be so fem.  When I was younger I wasn’t much for acting feminine.  I was more tomboyish as a way to be tough, as a way to be strong.  There is something to be said for the things in this world we choose to associate with weakness.  But things are different now, and I love being a strong, beautiful woman in a dress.  I realize now that being feminine is very much about strength and courage!  I am thankful to be living that life now, and to be surrounded by amazing women who feel the same way.

Tell me a little about yourself:  I am 32 yrs old, and I have finally embraced who I am.  I am lucky to have friends and family who love me, who support my purpose.  I am lucky to know my purpose.  I am also a person who knows what it is to have experienced darkness and pain, to the extent I thought this world would be better without me in it.  I can tell you those moments were not the end for me.  They were just the beginning.   I have the pleasure of working with kids, regularly hiking and doing yoga, and witnessing a sunset on a regular basis.  I have been lucky to both create and just feel simply blessed with a life I love.  My favorite lesson is to NEVER FEEL STUCK.  Change has often been my ticket to hope.  Thank you Stephanie for reminding me I am strong, I am beautiful!

T-shirt Tuesday! Wendy Nault


Everyday I am grateful that I have this mom as my mom. She is the core of a Strong Beautiful Woman and an incredible example to my sister and me. My mom is caring, patient and is there as a helping hand for those that need it. She loves fully and enjoys all that life has to offer. My mom has always encouraged us to live our dreams and is right there to help us along the way. Thank you Mom for all you do for me!

A little about Wendy:

Why is this your favorite t-shirt?: This is my favorite t-shirt because it helps promote my talented daughter’s endeavor.

Tell me a little about yourself: I am a retired 60 something year old, proud and happily married to my husband Michael for 37 years. We have two beautiful daughters and enjoy camping around the U.S. I also donate time to the Pajama Program AZ Chapter (giving children in homes that can not afford a new pair of pajamas a chance to have their own) and Project Linus (making quilts for children in situations that need some comfort).

Behind The Scenes with Phlash Studios and Kay Jay

It was a lot of fun to do makeup for this shoot. When the elements of a great shoot come together- photographer, model, makeup- it makes for a fun experience. Looking forward to seeing the finished images!


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T-shirt Tuesday! Sara Bishop


Sara was one of the first people I connected with as a friend and professional in the industry when I moved to Arizona almost 8 years ago. Meeting through a mutual friend, Sara and I have worked together on several projects; even traveling to NYC for New York Fashion Week last year. I am grateful for her friendship and the beautiful images she creates.

If you need a wedding photographer or the perfect picture for your Christmas card, take a look at her site and give her a call. Sara Bishop Photography

And take a look at this wedding shot by Sara that I did makeup for. A beautiful bride and her wedding party. Chelsea and Ian’s Wedding

A little about Sara:

Why is this your favorite t-shirt?: This is my favorite t-shirt because it’s comfortable and it’s a dress! So I can wear it for pretty much any occasion.

Tell me a little about yourself: I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. I love coffee and gluten free dessert. My favorite season is fall! I absolutely love the desert and Arizona. This state is so beautiful. Photographing in the desert is amazing. I love being a photographer and connecting with my clients. It’s my favorite!

T-shirt Tuesday! Jill Kenger


I am always grateful for people who add a little extra GOOD into my life just by being themselves.  Jill is one of those people.  We met when I was working for a cosmetic brand at a location where Jill is the esthetician.  She has a kind, caring heart and makes each of her clients feel important and relaxed.  I am grateful our paths crossed and she took time out of her day to let me pamper her with some makeup, all the while sharing in wonderful conversations.  If you are looking for a brow wax, facial or just interested in feeling pampered, I highly recommend you reach out to Jill at Blue Mercury located in Kierland mall.

A little about Jill:

Why is this your favorite t-shirt?:  I constantly change my mind when it comes to clothes so this is my favorite T shirt right now. The fit is great, the fabric is extra soft and the color is classic.

Tell me a little about yourself:  Ive been working as an esthetician for over 20 years and really enjoy taking care of my clients. My work includes facials, waxing and skincare. I most enjoy talking to the girls who are just starting to take care of their skin, the tweens. There’s a correlation between how your spoken to and cared for at that specific age and self esteem. A little bit of TLC goes a long way when it comes to listening and also giving skincare advice that gives some empowerment to a young girl starting to establish new & healthy routines.
I’m also newly engaged to a wonderful man and looking forward to planning our wedding in the fall of 2017. I don’t take for granted that having health, a few good friends, a strong, midwest upbringing and a loving relationship which also includes our sweet 15 year old dog, that I’m truly blessed.

T-shirt Tuesday! Susan K.


I met Susan when I signed the lease on a rental house.  Of all the crazy stories I have heard about landlords, I am beyond grateful she is the one that came with this house.  She is so quick to handle any problems that arise and makes sure the house is taken care of.  I loved being able to enhance Susan’s beautiful features and help her feel more confident going into her interview.

A little about Susan:

Why is this your favorite t-shirt?: It just fits perfectly!  (When so many things do not.)

Tell me a little about yourself:  Trying to look my best for a job interview. (First job interview in 15 years!). With Steph’s help, I’ll get the job.

Michelle for Images by JV

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Strong Beautiful Women Support

I have been so overwhelmed with the support and love of the Strong Beautiful Woman t-shirts.  Each woman joining the forces to remind not only themselves, but others just how STRONG and BEAUTIFUL they are.

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