makeup for the over 60 woman
it is my great pleasure to introduce you to someone near and dear to my heart nikol johnson of Fresh Beauty Studio. i met nikol through the blogosphere about a year ago. as a matter of fact, i was a big fan of her YouTube channel, which chats about beauty and fashion tips. so when i found her on Instagram, i sent a message telling her how much i loved her videos. surprise, surprise when she messaged back saying she’s been stalking me for months! a friendship was born, and now i’m happy to call nikol a friend and confidante. mr. style and i had the pleasure of dining with nikol and her husband ray while in ft. lauderdale waaayyy back in september when i flew down for a campaign. then we got together last march for a makeup tutorial for the over 60 woman set in her studio. this time i met francesca her adorable french bulldog. and i do mean adorable!
here’s a little background blurb:
Nikol is a veteran in the fashion industry; after winning FORD Models “Supermodel of America” contest for Miami in the early 1990s, she gracefully traveled the world working in print, national commercials, film, and runway. She is an active member of the Screen Actors Guild. After a 15 year run in the modeling industry, Nikol moved forward with her passion for skin care and cosmetics and became a licensed aesthetician in 2000.
trust me when i say nikol is one of the hardest working entrepreneurs i’ve met. nikol’s story of going gray at 40 and embracing it is powerful, to say the least. and she’s been on a mission ever since helping women break out of society’s archaic view on women and aging. here’s a quote from one of her recent blog posts.
“I want women to feel free to do whatever they want with their beauty. It’s time that the world sees aging as a privilege and not a curse, but that starts with how you view yourself in the mirror, what you speak out loud to yourself and the world. It also starts with how you take care of yourself by what you put into your body and how you take the time to exercise, stretch and be still every day.”
can i hear an amen? i guess you know why nikol and i are fast and furious friends. aging is a privilege, and it’s time we speak out against ageism that’s rampant in our society.
are you ready to find out a bit more about nikol? i thought so. let’s dig in.
Lots of blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup, spicy Bloody Mary and crispy bacon.
Can’t cook without?
Greek Olive Oil
Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Escada
Most worn out shoes?
My husband’s linguine and clams in a white wine sauce and his homemade amazing Bolognese sauce. Did I mention his homemade pasta?
Pink pens always pink
Wine tasting in Napa
it was such fun filming this photo shoot with nikol. i could learn a thing or two from this gorgeous model!
nikol in action at Fresh Beauty Studio. we had a ball filming the tutorial “makeup for the over 60 woman.”
the studio mascot francesca checking in. isn’t she adorable?
all the makeup products used in this video are listed on nikol’s YouTube channel.
even though nikol is wearing blue and looks stunning btw, she just might like the color pink more than i do. is that possible? thanks so much my friend for taking time from your busy schedule to pop over to my page. ladies, here’s where you can find nikol: