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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.

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).

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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T-shirt Tuesday! Sophia Radcliff


I met Sophie when I did her makeup for an event.  I love her free spirit and “do anything” attitude.  Doing Sophie’s makeup for this post was not only a lot of fun, but I learned a lot more about her and all of the exciting things she has in store for herself.  What an inspiration to follow your heart and truly enjoy the journey of realizing who you are.

A little about Sophia:

Why is this your favorite t-shirt?:  I’ve had it since I was 16.  I found it at a thrift store and I have loved it for 16 years now.  I wore out the sleeves and cut them off, but I can’t bear to get rid of it.  It reminds me of my youth and how I’ve grown but also how I’m still that same person.

Tell me a little about yourself:  I am all over the place.  I love falling in love with as many things as possible.  I’m a mother, a writer, a living kidney donor, a psychonaut, a performer and hopefully a lot more things in the future.

T-shirt Tuesday! Karen Moore


One of my most favorite things is reconnecting with people after our paths cross again.  That is exactly what happened with Karen.  I met her on one of my first makeup jobs here in Arizona for a photo shoot she was modeling.  She is stunningly beautiful and was so welcoming to be around.  I recently met up with Karen again after a facebook conversation. Have to love social media!  Check out her growing It Works business and get wrapped!

A little about Karen:

Why is this your favorite t-shirt?: Comfy. Flattering. Favorite Team!

Tell me a little about yourself:  Wife- Wrap Girl- Fur Mom- Entrepreneur- Adventure- Fun- Friends!

T-shirt Tuesday! Kori Martz


How Kori and I did not become friends from the day I stepped foot in this great state of Arizona is beyond me.  (Us Michiganders flock together, not to mention like minded people…)  I met her when I was working for a cosmetics brand and felt (like I did with her sister Kiley) that I had known her forever. We hit it off and no matter how much time passes between conversations or meetings, we pick up right where we left off.  I am always grateful for Kori’s friendship, smile and giving heart.  The world can always use more GOOD.

A little about Kori:

Why is this your favorite t-shirt?: I love my striped shirt because it isn’t my usual black T-go-to. I love to surprise everyone when I wear something other than mono-chromatic clothing. What’s not to love?! It’s comfy and classy!

Tell me a little about yourself:  My name is Kori, I love life and denim. I have a passion for makeup and skincare. I’ve spent the past 10+ years working for the top makeup and skincare lines, but when Grandma needed help, I moved back to Michigan to give her full time care. I wouldn’t change this one-on-one time with her for anything.  I love chocolate, travel, animals, my puppy nieces; Neen and Knuck, and my family. I think living life fully is the only way to do it, so I am spending time with granny driving around our beautiful state of Michigan and making beautiful memories.

Live Your Happy.

T-shirt Tuesday! Strong Beautiful Woman t-shirts


I am beyond grateful, excited and filled with happiness as I announce my Strong Beautiful Woman t-shirts available TODAY!  This #TshirtTuesday series has been truly inspirational.  Hearing and sharing the stories of these women lead me to create this shirt which helps remind all of us that we are uniquely US.  We are individuals but all possess qualities that make us a Strong Beautiful Woman.

I continue to share stories of these women because it is so important to empower one another!

Strong in body, strong in mind, strong in convictions.

Beautiful to your own standards and living a life true to yourself.

Woman.  Expressing your femininity and embracing all that goes along with that.

Strong Beautiful Woman