My personal journey to SkinLove and a tribute to Mom (Part 1)

Hi ReadHead readers! Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to visit this site. I appreciate it and hope that you’ve found some new items you love and learned a bit along the way.

This post is an exciting one for me. I’ve been embarking on an amazing journey over the past few months and finally got a chance to sit down, enjoy the rose [water] and reflect. I thought I’d share a bit of what I’m up to, and to hopefully inspire you that it’s never too late to do something you’re passionate about.

As my bio states, I have had a long personal relationship with skincare and it has shaped a lot of who I am today. I wasn’t born with even close to great skin. I understand what it’s like to feel that people are looking at your pimples instead of listening to your words, or spending countless dollars on things that exacerbate the issue, or even worse, going to extremes like tanning too much to cover it up.

I believe that confidence is what sets pretty and beautiful apart. One of my posts, “Why I don’t wear makeup everyday to work” is one of my personal favorites because it gives a glimpse into what skincare means to me.

I am on a mission to take what I’ve learned over the years and continue to learn today to provide others with the knowledge and tools to guide them on a path which makes them feel beautiful inside and out. And I say, join on in!

Passion for science: sometimes love takes a while to find eachother

Science is in my DNA (literally and figuratively). My mom was a scientist and I remember going to work with her as a young girl and having no clue what she did. I just wanted to write stories and draw pictures, and looking at mass spectrometry read outs didn’t really present itself as an inspiring muse.

I followed my creative dreams into marketing. Fast-forward many years and I had the opportunity to work with biohealth companies across the globe, and create campaigns for top hospitals and medical diagnostic companies. I was so intrigued at the amazing work that these entities were doing and fell absolutely in love with it. Interestingly my passion for skincare and understanding ingredients, chemical reactions and functions of the body started to create a symbiotic relationship. And I really dug it.

Shout out to mom.

I always knew my mom was amazing, and I can now fully understand that she’s one of the smartest (and sweetest) people I know.  She’s also an inspiration as a bit of a pioneer at a time when women in chemistry were rare. She told me that out of 50+ students that started in her chemistry class, few were left and only three were women. One of my most precious memories will always be she and I at my childhood home with papers all over the dining room table learning Stoichiometry together last year.

My exciting journey has no limits

Skincare has always had a major draw to me. Anytime someone asked me what I’d love to do one day it was to be a rockstar aesthetician. I began my journey over a year ago when I started this blog with the intentions to just share what I’ve learned to hopefully help others. In a world full of paid influencers, I wanted to create a free space for people to learn and ask questions without the skepticism of feeling “sold” to. That’s right. I take the time and pay for this site and ask nothing in return except the willingness to invest in yourself and try new things!

My husband and I were recently transferred to New York City and THIS was the time for me to really follow my calling. I’m in one of the fashion capitals of the world. Thank you, universe!

School and learning. Learning and more school

I am currently enrolled at the Aveda Institute in New York City to gain my license in esthetics. I also dusted off the school bag and re-entered college where I’m taking classes towards a nursing degree so that I can practice medical aesthetics, plastic surgery and dermatology. I’ve also been fortunate to join the team at Juvly Aesthetics in Manhattan to surround myself with extremely talented leaders in the industry. To say I am a student of the craft is 100% accurate.

The first question I get is why I’m putting in the time and money to do both esthetics and nursing; they aren’t mutually inclusive or required. It’s extra work!

My answer is simple. I want my clients to feel they have the best because they deserve it.

It’s never too late to pursue your dreams. Thank you ReadHead readers and my amazing partner for inspiring and supporting me on my continued journey. Continue to check in!

XOXO,

Stacie from ReadHead

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