Hello loves! My name is Nicole and I’m a beauty and lifestyle blogger from good ol’ New Jersey! Let me be honest right off the bat… I do not have any type of beauty or cosmetology certification. I’m just a girl who’s been obsessed with makeup for as long as I can remember!
I can truly sit back and say that I love everything about cosmetics. I love the colors, the ideas and creativity that are put into every single look and product. I see makeup as an art form and the work and techniques that are applied simply amazes me. I decided to start HelloMissNiki.com back in January 2012 (I can’t believe it’s been that long!). Although I didn’t have any schooling or prior experience, I wanted to join the beauty community! I wanted to talk to others about their passion for makeup and, I must say, I’ve connected with some incredible people over the years. I am happy to say that I’ve connected with some amazing bloggers and beauty professionals over the years, some whom I now call close and dear friends of mine!
I love makeup so much, so why didn’t I go to beauty school? Well – I suppose it just never occurred to me. It was only in late 2011, just before I started my blog, when I started to think about school. I thought I was going to kick myself for never looking into it, but obviously, I’ve managed and I’m doing what I love! I found my inspiration from other Beauty Gurus such as Marlena from Makeup Geek. I would watch her tutorials for hours on end and have learned so much from her. It’s people like her that have shown me that makeup is about expressing yourself. I DO NOT believe that makeup is what makes you beautiful. It’s the confidence that you put out in the world, and if that means adding makeup into your life, then so be it!
So a little bit about my personal life… I’m a BIG family person! My family is my life and I love each and every one of them with all my heart. Without them, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I currently reside in New Jersey with my amazing husband, David, and my girl, Olive (my 6 year old black lab!). I am an aunt… an obnoxious one! I have two nephews and a niece and I’m seriously obsessed with them! They make me laugh and smile so much and bring so much joy to my life! I have a full time job, and it’s not blogging. I certainly know how to keep busy! Blogging is my passion, and perhaps one day it will take off to bigger and better things! I’m also a freelance makeup artist with a salon near my home. I know I mentioned that I had no prior experience with makeup, however, I’ve put in a lot of time teaching myself about makeup and application techniques that I’m confident in working with other people and doing their makeup for their special day, whether it be their wedding, or other fun events!
If you ever want to know more about me, just ask! I don’t mind talking about my life, but will, obviously, keep some specific details to myself.
Thank you all for stopping by! I hope you’ve enjoyed your time on HelloMissNiki.com! If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me on my Contact Page.