Welcome to SAMELIA’S WORLD!
My creative outlet to express my thoughts and opinions as a single parent musings from my personal life, highlights from the progression of my celebrity makeup and esthetician career, as well as a view of the stuff I love.
And just who is SAMELIA, you ask?
A girl born and raised in Miami, Florida, where fresh skin, bold color, and a natural glow are celebrated as beautiful. From a very young age, I was exposed to the drama and theatrics of beauty by spending my childhood as a professional ballet dancer. Graduating from Florida State University and went on to enjoy a short but successful stint as a professional dancer with one of the top black national dance companies in America, The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILDANCO) and its living legend and founder, Joan Myer Brown. In a million years I would have never have imagined “I” would be in Hollywood, working as a celebrity esthetician, makeup and men’s grooming expert.
Being the daughter of a successful football coach and single mother of an amazing little boy, Atlin (who’s father just so happens to be NFL great, wide receiver Terrell Owens). Having spent the majority of my life on stage, it was the need to master my make-up as well as fellow dancers for rehearsals and performances that laid the foundation for what would become a promising career path.
I attended Make up Designory (MUD) in Los Angeles, specializing not only in beauty makeup; but in character, special effects, and airbrushing as well. During that time, assisting some of the industry’s extraordinary make-up artists such as Pat McGrath and Sharon Gault on fashion shows and editorial shoots. Furthering my knowledge by attending beauty college obtaining my esthetician licenses, as well as getting my eyelash extension certification.
Immediately signed with a top agency… and since then I have worked my make up magic on several celebrity faces, including Kristen Wiig, Lily Collins, Rumer Willis, Kristin Cavallari, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Harry Lennix, Peter Gallagher, Dule Hill, Ioan Gruffudd, Russell Westbrook, Kobe Bryant, Pharell Williams and many music’s chart-toppers. In addition to working at such events as the Oscars, and the Grammy’s, I’ve also been featured as a Celebrity Make-up Artist on VH1’s shows, my TV list includes “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Good Morning America.” And in the way of editorial, working for magazines such as British Glamour, Vogue, Surface, Yoga Life and Playboy to name a few.
Always a student of the game, working in the entertainment business was not enough… Yours truly made the decision to learn the business of entertainment. Now, your truly is also vlogging on youtube and sharing here on my blogging!
With all that said… I’ve been so blessed in life with experiences that I intend to share. Hoping that they empower you all, improving confidence and better self-esteem as you view the world through my eye one blog post at a time…