Hi. I Am Maria.
The lioness is one of my nick names and I invite you into the lion pride that is my life and my business.
I came into the world of professional makeup rather late into the stages of my life, and even later into professional skin care. It all begun because I was bored and as an empty-nester, I just wanted to do something fun. I wanted to do something that I liked, something that allows me to stay connected to people, and something that was a new challenge in terms of skills and knowledge.
I will admit that I seriously underestimated this whole thing and it turned out to be way bigger of a challenge than I bargained for. But while I whined about how hard this was, I simply could not stop wanting to learn more. I was shocked and often disgusted to finally know why the products that I spent thousands over the years did little more than moisturize my face.
On the way to my first day of work at my part-time job as a business counselor at the Maryland Women’s Business Center I drove into and through Market Street in Frederick, Maryland and I had not been there in over 10 years. I remember just feeling like I loved the place, and I noticed some main street places for rent and then found myself thinking how fun it would be to move my makeup studio from Montgomery County to Frederick.
Over the past 2 years, I lost track of how many times I went out for lunch and walked around downtown just loving everything I saw: the small, custom shops with unique stuff, the feeling that this was a place where small business can grow and people get to set up their dreams.
It took me a while, and many clarity time-outs to realize that on that first drive in I begun to move the studio here. So here I am.
Come by and see for yourself if my style works for you or not. Either way, I am going to be glad you came.