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Time to Catch up!!!

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Thursday

Mar 2013

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So its been a little bit since i have blogged Been super busy finishing up my certification with Alexa Prisco the Glam Fairy!!! Classes are over :( as bitter sweet as it is i know i have learned a lot and i am gonna go so far from this experience and i cant thank Alexa enough! The last few weeks have been incredible just a quick look back i will tell you all about my last weekend with the girls!!! First we did an editorial lab which i think was my favorite lab yet it was so creative and so fun I really enjoyed it and i think i did really well!!! The next day Alexa surprised us with the best day yet!!!! We had a Mercedes Sprinter Limo and sparkling cider and took a trip into the city where we got to go shopping at all the top makeup stores and meet the one and only JOEY at MAC and were lucky enough to see a demo by him! Then we went to the most amazing lunch treated by Alexa seriously she is the sweetest person ever! From there we had the one and only downfall at a store called MAKEUP FOREVER where long story short the made us feel unwanted and we decided to put all our items down rudest customer service i have ever had! Needless to say i dont know if I will be shopping there ever again! but we all left on a high note after a nice trip to Benefit we headed back to Hoboken to get well rested and prepare for our last day of the Glam Academy! Which was the saddest day I became so close with all these amazing women i seriously consider them all like family now! No words can ever describe how great full i am to Alexa Prisco and Brenna Vivian because if it wasn’t for her i wouldn’t have even had this experience, Our last day we did an amazing pin up photo shoot wich i feel was my best work yet! my model looked AMAZING all our models looked amazing we all grew as people and makeup artists! Alexa brought out a confidence in myself that i never knew i had and I can only hope she knows how great full I am i cant say it enough even though i have said it a million times but I now know i am truly ready to go out into the world and show everyone what i can do!!!!

3 more days!!!

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Monday

Mar 2013

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3 more days till I go back to the Glam academy!!! yay I  cant wait i am that much closer to being officially certified!!! EEEk! but its a little bittersweet beacause i am also that much closer to it being over and i am gonna miss everyone like crazy it makes me tear up just thinking about it my passion for makeup from when i have started to now has grown sooo much more but not just that i have grown as person so much i feel like i finally know who i am now and exactly where i wanna go in life I am starting to feel like a real adult i actually have a head on my shoulders and honestly don’t think any one can bring me down now I am feeling so accomplished in everything i have been doing and i seriously cant wait to see where my life takes me now!!! haha this blog should have been titled me me me because it sure was a hell of a lot about me lol!!! till next time xoxo

GETTING THINGS DONE……!!!

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Thursday

Mar 2013

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Well I just finished my basic course of Alexa Prisco’s Glam academy words cant even express how great full i am to have this opportunity to be working with her In the past 5 classes i have learned and grown so much as an artist. If i have gotten this far i can only imagine where her senior class is going to take me! On to another accomplishment i am now 90% done with my website made all my services and prices and so excited to book my first job!!! I made my first set of business cards and even a Facebook page i am so excited for this next chapter in my life and to see where my career takes me! Its gonna break my heart to have to leave the amazing girls that i have been attending my classes with luckily i have 3 more weekends with them and after that its real life and we are all on our own and its a scary feeling but i feel i am truly ready now to take my life and my skills to the next level and cant wait to see where this ride takes me!!! I’m ready to take over  the make up world and dominate the DC area look out for me!!!

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alexa prisco | the jersey doll house

heyy dOllies,

    i have been brainstorming
about this particular entry for a few days now &+ i
am so excited to share/summarize my first 3
incrediable days that i spent at The Glam Factory. As
you all know if you read Chapter 1 is that i
am on my way to #gettingmywings and becoming a
certified Glam Fairy. Alexa Prisco has been
kind and generous enough to open the doors of the
factory to inspiring makeup artists (like myself an my 7
other fabulous fairys in training). This has
basically given us the chance to make our once
far fetched dreams become a reality.
i have been personally wanting to start my career in makeup
artistry for a while but just didnt not know where to start.
i was considering comsotology school but knowing that you pay
close to 15,000 dollars and you learn about 8-20 hours worth
of makeup skills i choose to keep my options open. (do you
blame me?) anyways, so i was researching classes and schools
and what have you and eventually i pretty much gave up and
decided to apply at Sephora (i didnt get the job). Shortly
after, i saw ( i think on twitter) that Alexa was going to be
running a “Glam Academy”, i quickly logged onto her site and
read all the information about the academy and i was so
hooked on making it happen. Alexa answered all of my emails
quickly and personally and she made me feel confident, at
ease and super excited to be enrolled.
it was somewhat surreal to actually talking to Alexa herself
through emails for weeks before class but even more friggen
insane when i was crusing up the parkway (average speed of
80-110) knowing that in less then an hour i was going to meet
her, i was more excited then a 6 year old spoiled Italian
girl on christmas eve. getting to the factory was no problem
to me because i am familar with the Hoboken area and i love
it there so i always go drive around or eat or whatever. but
arriving in the parkinglot of the factory was so crazy !!! i
was so nervous. finding the elevator and the floor and
everything wasnt that difficult but it felt like i was gunna
get lost no matter what … eventually i found it and there it
was those grey doors with the hot pink sencil … ” THE GLAM
FACTORY”.
DAY 1 : waiting outside there were at least 4-5 of my class
mates all in the hallway with pink bags, leopard totes, zebra
purses, MAC train cases (omg it was like i just met 6 clones
of myself) Alexa was inside preparing our surprize while we
anixiously awaited to get in and get started. then this
tiiiiiiiny little lady opened the door and there was Alexa
welcoming us in with a great positive energy. we each choose
a seat at the silver aluminum tables. we all received amazing
aray of Obbsessive Complusive Cosmectics our own airbrush
machines !!!!! AHHHH OMG dont even get me started i was legit
almost ready to cry … anyways as the day went on we got to
know each other, expressed our passion in the business, went
out for an amazing lunch at my very favorite place (Panera)
and got into some “Glamology”. AMAZING FIRST DAY !!!
DAY 2: a week later i arrived back at the factory ready to
work and get my hands dirty with some makeup. we announced
our business names and then Alexa set us up with our own
models and we excuted a “glam bridal look”. my model was such
a friggen sweetheart and she was soo beautiful, we also got
some amazinnnnnnnnnng shots for our porfolios (shot by ALEXA)
i went home sooooo proud of my work, i suprized myself on how
good i did !
DAY 3: the most difficult but the most amazing day yet, we
once again had models come in so that we could work with
differnt faces … we created a “natural pin-up bride” and a
“natural look with our own signature style” clearly once
again i had some amazing models and we got some great shots
!!!

well i cannot wait to receive my email with my images and i
cannot wait to get back to class on saturday, i am so excited
and this is litterally all i think about allll day everyday,
i bring my glam bible to work with me everyday i bring it in
the bathroom … i just want to absorb as much information as i
can so that i can maybe one day be as successful as Alexa. I
cannot tell you guys how incredible this experience is for me
… you have no idea … i am so thankful and so blessed to be
able to say that i learned from the best. Alexa is seriously
who i look up to. she is so down to earth and so giving and i
cant wait to show you guys everything i have learned …. i
will blog about each day that i spend in Hoboken so look for
more chapters soon title=”:)”>:)

Peace Love &+ Lipstick,
Kate Marie Sorenson
Owner/Creator “The Jersey Doll House”

Hello Dolls “:)”>:)

Well as you can tell by the title, this is the start to MY
empire. I want to extend my mind and my talent to all of
you.
A tiny background/autobiography of my self as of today : 2O
years young. born and raised Jersey Doll. I am pink, glittery
and determined. (full life story/biography is soon to come
<3) The most important thing in my life right now is the fact that I am currently in training and working towards getting my wings to become a glam fairy … makeup is my passion and I have recently had an extra glammy head start thanks to my instructor/fairy god mother Alexa Prisco (yes, the star of “The Glam Fairy” and “Jerseylicious”, she is my teacher <3) I want to become a very well known and respected makeup artist (like Alexa) and I wish to someday create my own cosmetics line. I consider myself a gyspy or a creator of anything imagined. Although makeup is my main focus, I take an interest in fashion design, painting, fur boot making, acrylic nails and much more. I pretty much customize everything I own to make it a litle bit more “kate marieish”. This is just a start but I will make sure to fill you guys in on important things, thoughts, experiences or random events that occur in this crazy state of mine "wp-smiley emoji emoji-smile" title=":)">:) I am
pretty much going to make this my little on going novel of my
life, and I hope that sharing all this with you guys will put
my name out there so I can achieve my dreams.

XOxO,
Kate Marie Sorenson
Owner/Creator of “The Jersey Doll House”

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My first three days at the Glam Academy | Lauren Patricia Makeup Artistry

I wanted to spend some time to highlight my experience so far
at the Glam Academy with Alexa Prisco.

Let me first start by saying that Alexa is the type of mentor
any aspiring makeup artist could dream of.  She wants you
to succeed and will do everything in her power to make sure
that happens.  She is blunt and to the point and makes you
work!  She’s not going to sugarcoat anything.  If you
do a classic bridal look on a model that is not up to standards
she will tell you that and then make you fix it.

When I arrived the first morning, all 16 students were asked to
hang out in a separate room from the factory.  While there
we introduced ourselves, talked about our dreams, and everyone
seemed very nice.  One of the things I catch myself doing
as a makeup artist is checking out other people’s makeup.
I can be watching a TV show and realize I have no idea what’s
going on because I was looking at the makeup the characters
were wearing.  So naturally on this first day, I admired
all of the beautiful work everyone had done on their own
faces.  I find myself questioning how did she get her
eyeshadow to fan out like that?  Or I wonder if that
lipstick is MAC or a drugstore doop?

After about a half hour, Alexa finally came in and introduced
herself and had us all come into the factory.  Set up in
front of each chair was a Glam Fairy Bible (chock full of
amazing information) and a small makeup kit courtesy of
NYX.  The first half of the day we spent doing icebreakers
and after lunch we broke into the bible for some much
anticipated glamology.  Glamology is the oral aspect of
the academy where Alexa goes through the bible and explains all
things makeup, technique and business.

The second day was much like the first.  Lots and lots of
glamology.  Not that I mind.  I’m as much interested
in learning about contouring as I am actually contouring
someone’s face.

Day three was where the fun and the stress began!!  Good
stress though not bad if that makes any sense whatsoever.
It was our first lab day.  Alexa did a demo look on her
wonderful assistant Brenna.  The look of the day was
classic bridal makeup.  The demo was so interesting
because it opened my eyes to things I wasn’t doing quite right,
or made me happy that was doing a lot of it right
already.

After the demo we went to go pick out our models.  My
model was a sweetheart of a 16-year old from
Pennsylvania.  Her and her mom drove from the Poconos to
help out!  I explained to her through smiles that the only
person I have ever put makeup on before other than myself is my
mom.  So I got down to work and did my best to re-create
what Alexa had taught us in the demo.  I was one of the
first ones done which made me nervous because automatically I
think I’m doing something wrong.  However, when I handed
my model a mirror her face lit up.  She loved what I had
done.  That gave me such a huge sense of satisfaction.

After some time, I was finally called to go with my model into
the other room where Alexa was doing final checks before the
photoshoot.  Alexa looked at my model and told me she
looked great!  No touch ups, nothing to be fixed, I had
done a good job.  That was when I realized that maybe this
really is my talent.  My model did a great job glamming it
up for the photoshoot.  I’m very excited to get the
pictures so I can share them.

Now onto this upcoming weekend.  Two labs which means two
looks and two photoshoots.  Nerve-wracking yet
exciting.  I just hope I can keep up the good work.

More entries later :)

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The Glam Academy by Alexa Prisco Week 1 | Steele Cosmetics

The Glam Academy

by Alexa Prisco Week 1


To start my journey on developing this new product idea. I
decided to sign up for a makeup course. I have the idea for
makeup storage but I do not know anything about makeup. I
live in New York – so there are many schools to choose from.
I did my research and choose the Glam Academy by Alexa Prisco
in Hoboken New Jersey.  I only really knew of her by
watching Jerseylicious and the the title=”Glam Fairy” href=
“http://www.mystyle.com/mystyle/shows/glamfairy/index.jsp”
target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>Glam Fairy reality show
(Yes I admit it I watch reality TV, Housewives are my
favorite)

I was weary about choosing a school only by great work on a
reality show (that is edited by producers)  but what
really sold me on the school was her u tube video…………….where
she explains how she gets down and dirty with makeup
knowledge, application and business sense. A lot of other
schools waste a lot of time on hair, cleaning habits and
being a model for the other students………… I was looking to get
down and dirty.

“http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nKAgZdeptYMhttp://”>
Alexa explains the academy

Well I started my first day – After 10 minutes of meeting
Alexa you kinda forget she is a famous reality star. She is
so likable and down to earth. And for those who watched the
earlier episodes of Jerseylicious – She is actually really
nice! . After listening to her for a couple of hours on day
one I knew I choose the right school for me. WOW, that girl
has some knowledge. She is a walking Google, not only on
makeup but just pure facts on any subject. After two days of
the chemistry and basics of makeup design, we get to work on
a live model and produce our first look. I was so nervous, I
have never put makeup on another person besides myself
before. I understood all the techniques intellectually but
physically doing it was a different thing.

The task was Bridal makeup following Alexa’s demo. Here re my
results………..Laura was a beautiful and patient model.

 

I say not too bad for the first time…………..Can’t wait for next
week.

The Glam Academy by Alexa Prisco Week 1 | Steele Cosmetics.

 

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A tiny look into what the Glam Academy is | MakecuppByDestinee’s Blog

Glamology 101

Kits!

(Both pictures above are from the first day at the Glam
Academy.)

Before I start sharing the pictures of my work from the Glam
Academy, I wanted to give a little explanation of what the Glam
Academy really is and what it entails. The Glam Academy is
taught by one of the most talented makeup artists in the New
Jersey area. She is known all over the world, especially from
style networks Jerseylicious and her very own show The Glam
Fairy. Her name is Alexa Prisco, aka The Glam Fairy. She
personally teaches you in these courses. You get to learn all
of her tips and tricks. She teaches you what mistakes not to
make so you can have an incredible career and business. The
Glam Academy is separated into two levels, Basic and Senior. I
took both because there was just so much you can learn from
each level. The basic level is based more around makeup itself,
the chemical bases, foundation finishes, high points of the
face, where light & shadow naturally hit your face & so
much more ! In the senior, of course we still learn about
makeup & apply it, but we learned more about the business
aspect of being a makeup artist. What social media means for
your business, how to write your own contract, how to make a
service menu & again, so much more! I highly highly HIGHLY
recommend this academy to everyone! It is an experience you
won’t regret! Go to TheGlamFairy.com to learn more!!!!

Kisses,

Destinee

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Glitterocity: Glam Academy!

Hello Everyone!On Sunday I went to Hoboken, NJ for my 1st day of the Glam
Academy and it was absolutely amazing. I’ve never had
any professional make up training before, so this was an
amazing experience and I left feeling so inspired that I wanted
to come home and put make up on everyone I know. For those of
you who aren’t familiar with the Glam Academy, it is a
certification program taught by Alexa Prisco (The Glam Fairy).
This certification is different from
other training because the students are taught tips
and techniques on how to start their own businesses as well as
valuable information about all types of make up and how to
apply it in the most effective way for the client. I know that
this program is going to be so beneficial for me in starting my
career as a make up artist. I am so happy that I finally
figured out what i’m supposed to do with my life.

I definitely plan on posting pictures as the Academy
progresses! I’m so excited to share this experience with you
guys. If you want to check out Alexa’s website, you can go to
www.theglamfairy.com

Thanks for reading! I’ll update soon!

Catherine

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"IS a bella" by Morgan Heisler

Hello everyone! My name is Morgan Heisler. I’m 19 years old and from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I’m here to share with you my journey through makeup artistry. I’ll tell you about before, during, and my amazing transformation after.

 

Before the Glam Academy:

As a recent high school graduate, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I decided the absolute last day I could on which college I was going to attend for the Fall 2013 Semester. I selected La Salle University, which was a more local choice. I enrolled as a Communications major hoping to excel in the Journalism field. On my first day during orientation, I couldn’t help but research schools that applied just for makeup. I’ve always had a big makeup collection and interest in learning more about it. I found myself trying new styles and practicing on my friends. Then, when I started to get a little better at it, my friends started asking me to their makeup for everyday and for special nights out. Makeup had always been a passion of mine, but I never thought that I’d be so hooked on the idea of becoming a makeup artist. I found the Glam Academy as one of the schools and it quickly grabbed my attention. I found myself so interested in the courses and learning from Alexi herself. I ended up withdrawing from La Salle University immediately after my orientation. The next thing I did was emailed the Glam Academy and reserved my spot as a student in the Semester 5 Class.

 

During the Glam Academy:

My first day of the Glam Academy really assured me that I made the right decision with following my dream as a makeup artist. Although I was nervous about my first day for being one of the youngest students, I felt comfortable within minutes. Since I graduated from both the basic and senior program, I learned things that I didn’t even know were common knowledge for makeup. Did you know that foundation has an oxidation pattern and that’s what determines how the color appears on the skin? I sure didn’t until I attended the Glam Academy! I was so fascinated by all of the information I was gaining just within my first hours. After you learn literally all there is to know about makeup, you jump right into hands on work. The whole environment of the Glam Academy really makes you feel like your exceling in your makeup skills and business. You learn different looks, how lighting affects the picture, how to fix makeup after you already applied it—literally everything. Then, you also learn how to run your own business. You skip over the counter girl at a makeup stand or working at a salon step, and branch off as your own individual. Alexa not only gave me knowledge and wonderful skills, but she gave me the confidence and motivation that I needed in order to realize that I could do this by myself. She made me see that I don’t need to work for someone else to become successful in this industry. Everything that I want to accomplish is now at my fingertips because of the help and guidance of Alexa.

 

After the Glam Academy:

Since I’ve graduated from the Glam Academy about 6 months ago, I am on a whole new level of success. I am now 19 years old and booking more clients than I imagined. I have booked over 20 girls from all different high schools in my area for the 2014 Prom Season, I’ve been planning a summer shoot for this upcoming August, and I’ve had requests about weddings and other special occasions as well. At such a young age, I never thought I’d be doing so well financially as a makeup artist and starting my own business. My brand name is IS a bella translating to “is a beauty,” and so far I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. When working with a client, my main goal is to have her feel beautiful and confident after leaving my chair. That’s why I’ve selected that specific brand name. I’ve gained so many clients and many others with much interest in having me do their makeup or even working with me. Since I earlier mentioned that school was a big part of my life, I made the decision to go back for my degree. I enrolled in a Community College as a Communication major again to try and tie my love for writing in, with my love for makeup. I also plan to go back to the Glam Academy this summer to take the Master’s course that is now offered to senior graduates.  As I finish up writing my journey for you, I am currently preparing for a trial I have for a prom this upcoming weekend. I couldn’t be happier with where I am in my life and how much success I’ve had in the last 6 months. Alexa really has helped me transform my whole future into something with so much more than potential. If it weren’t for the Glam Academy, my makeup career would be non-existent. I can’t wait to see where the rest of my years as a makeup artist will take me! I hope that you all enjoyed my story and that you will continue to follow up with me, and the rest of the alumni from the Glam Academy.

To learn more about IS a bella, and myself visit:

www.morgheisler.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/isabellamakeupm

http://instagram.com/isabellamakeupm

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Erin Hendley of f.a.c.e. Makeup Artistry, LLC

Hello! My name is Erin Hendley, and I was a student in the very first Glam Academy course. If there is one thing I am addicted to, it is Makeup Education. Having previously attended Cosmetology School in Kentucky, Makeup school in Chicago, and another weeklong course in New York, I can confidently say there is one aspect about the Glam Academy that stood out from the rest of my institutes: Business Inspiration & Aspiration. I was already a working artist in NYC before attending Alexa’s Classes. Throughout the duration of enrollment at the Glam Academy, I focused on business branding, my signature style, how to be my own PR team, protecting myself legally, and how to handle difficult clients. These are the fundamentals that have taken me from an occasionally booked artist, to a fully booked artist at professional rates.Three years out from graduating the Glam Academy, I now own my own business, custom compacts, & brick and mortar studio in Kentucky. I owe Alexa’s motivational speeches for igniting a fire in me to nurse my business and constantly push my boundaries. She reminded me that I have to possess a certain amount of humility and establish a tough skin not only to be a successful business woman, but an ENTREPRENEUR! Feel free to keep up with me at f.a.c.e. Makeup Artistry, LLC! I’m constantly up to something new! -Erin1383546_477809458987158_1189423321_n 1978877_479451135489657_73570437_n unnamed 1504061_440122259422545_886700670_n (878)

An Absolutely Dazzling Dream Brought to Life

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An Absolutely Dazzling Dream Brought to Life

My name is Angelica Alberti & this is my story on how I became a Makeup Artist.

Starting out in cosmetology school in 2012 I learned that my true passion was makeup. Problem was that in the state of New Jersey, they only touch on about 3 days of makeup and you are pretty much just reading out of a book! Educating yourself by reading is great but I knew that if I really wanted to find out if I had what it took to be in the Industry of Beauty as a Makeup Artist I had to grab a brush and do some hands on work with a pro! That is when I signed up to be a student at the Glam Academy with Alexa Prisco. Making that first big step was super intimidating and I was so nervous because I had NO IDEA how to do makeup or what to expect.  I am here to tell you that the Glam Academy and Alexa Prisco have given me the best experience of my life!

 

Alexa really challenges you and brings out the best artist in you. She shows you that if you really work hard in her academy, you can go beyond a makeup counter. When I was going into Makeup I didn’t really know what I would do going out of it. I wasn’t sure if I was going to end up at a counter or a salon. Alexa and the Academy really shows you that the sky is the limit! You can customize your services and brand to whatever it is that would set you apart from other artists in the industry.

 

That leads me to, life after Glam Academy and Absolutely Dazzling (My Brand).. Of course its scary when you are officially out there on your own with plenty of competition. For me, I did not waste any time! I was trying to book clients immediately! I had my first Bridal Expo while I was I was finishing up the Academy and I still get calls to this day from brides from that expo. I learned on my own that patience was very important and to not give up if you are not getting calls right away!

 

Where am I now in my career? I can tell you that right now as I am typing this I am preparing to do Miss New Jersey USA Emily Shahs makeup for her send off tonight as she prepares to take the crown of Miss USA 2014! I have done work with CW’s PIX11 News and also Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, which I made it to CNNs home page for! I am also doing special events.. Anything that needs a little glam and I feel that it would benefit my name & resume, I’m there!

 

See some of my work here at www.absolutelydazzlingmakeup.com

 

Everyday I am working to get more exposure and a positive name for my brand! I look forward to blogging on here & sharing my journey with all of you! Make sure you check back for more entries from other me and other GA Graduates!

 

Stay Dazzling! xx

 

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