I wanted to celebrate my first ever blog post by writing about my very first influencer: my Mami, and just in time too with Mother’s Day right around the corner!  

My mom’s name is Evelyn and she’s the woman that has taught me everything I know about being a self-sufficient girl boss! My mom came to the US at age 28, even older than I am now. I can’t even imagine leaving my entire life behind and moving to a foreign country with a 3-year-old daughter, but that’s exactly what my mami did. She became a pharmacy technician shortly after arriving to Hialeah, FL and eventually attended beauty school—the irony! I remember her giving me mini-makeovers with drugstore makeup while she was still a student; I was in 2nd grade and by the time I was in 6th grade, my mom had cultivated a loyal clientele and was able to rent her own location. It was a tiny little room in the back of a hair salon, and from there she worked 10-hour days doing facials, waxing, etc. 


She always came home so happy because she was able to spend her day doing something she loved. I couldn’t imagine any other life for myself. 


My team put together the following Q&A for Mami's Day, so here's a little more on us:

Do you remember the first time your mom let you wear makeup?

My mom would actually let me play at home with makeup and nail Polish whenever I wanted, it was a creative outlet for me. I would draw on my face and hers and whoever else would let me. In 5th grade, (I know WAY too young) I became obsessed with the idea that I looked ugly without black eyeliner on and that’s when she said I wasn’t allowed to wear it anymore. So naturally I would hide it in my shoe and smear it on as soon as I would get to homeroom! 


What beauty tips & tricks did you get from your mom?

My mom drilled moisturizer into my head! She always told me that hydrated skin was beautiful skin. 


Can you remember any of your mom’s favorite makeup products?

My mom loved and still loves L’Oréal Carbon black mascara and L’Oréal infallible black gel liner. She’s all about the eyes & no foundation. 


What were your mom’s Most iconic makeup moments?

My moms signature look is thick black liner, lots of mascara, wet looking skin and lots of blush. Honestly, she’s always been on trend! 


Thanks for taking the time to read all about my first favorite influencer and remember to subscribe if you want updates on when new posts go live!


Con Amor,

May 09, 2019 — APC Collaborator