Smoaky Eye Tutorial!
Hey everyone, So I’ve never done anything like this before but I finally found some time to sit down and do a make up tutorial for you! In this video I am showing you how to do a quick, basic smoaky eye so those newbies can start practicing before getting into more difficult techniques! I hope this helps some of you and I hope you enjoy it! If you are interested in any products I mention you can visit www.SmoakShop.com or post questions and I will try to answer them! so follow this link to Vimeo and Enjoy! https://vimeo.com/100289963
My take and thanks at Miss USA 2014! Please read!
Hey everyone! I FINALLY have had a chance to sit for one second and I wanted to take to my tumblr because there is just no way I can express everything I have to say on twitter or FB! First I just wanted to thank EVERYONE I know and don’t know who have supported myself and Nia and the Miss Nevada USA org leading up to Miss USA!
I have a lot of people to thank on my team so please bare with me! Jason Smith, Tonya Crocket King, Travis Stanton, Will Hendersen, Zac Grimaldo, Alyssa Campanella, Chet Buchannan, Anne Marie Campanella, Jess Camapanella, Morgan Teresa, Rosy Calvin, Georgina Vaughan her amazing mum & dad, Bruce Harris, Austin Ryde, Kara Knudsen, Rain Andreani, Joey Galon, Judy Wright and everyone who helps me produce such a successful pageant in Nevada! I also want to thank all my Judges Robin Leach, Dr. Aaron Rollins, Jason Kim, Gretchen Poelmus, Nicole Murphy, The Harris brothers of Wow Creations media,I am forever grateful for your time and energy and support for what it is we do.
I also want to thank all the sponsor for Miss Nevada who not only help me give all the contestant in Nevada a great experience but who also believed in what I do and gave Nia all the tools she needed to achieve her dreams
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Kate Swim - www.kateswim.com/
Double Zero - http://www.doublezerousa.com
Image skin care - http://www.imageskincare.com
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Bold Body Bronzing - http://www.boldsunlesstans.com
Blue Horizon Stem Cells - bluehorizonstemcells.com/
Michael Costello - http://www.michaelcostellocouture.com
Elite Body Sculpture - www.elitebodysculpture.com/
Nurse Jamie - nursejamie.com
Stephen Wayda - www.stephenwayda.com/
Fadil Berisha - www.fadilberisha.com/
Nia in Debbie Carrol Designs
Me with the Owner of Bold Body Bronzing Kamela!
Nia For Blue Horizon Stem Cells Serum shot by Stephen Wayda
Nia wearing Double Zero in her sponsored Collection
This is a horrid pic of me Austin, but the only one I have of the 3 of us together. You the best Glam Squad a girl could ask for! a long road but we did it! I love you both!
If I missed anyone I am truly sorry but please know I am so thankful!
Ok! on to the fun! I have to say I was a bit worried about being in Baton Rouge as I had never been before and when I arrived at the L’Auberge Casino it was absolutely beautiful and the southern hospitality was all that you could have asked for, a wonderful place with a wonderful staff! I am always so excited for Miss USA because I get to see all my friends and peers from all over the country and only just once a year but all in the same place and it makes for an amazing time!
Thanks to everyone over at the USB board and our pageant peers for throwing the Welcome to Miss USA party! seeing my good friend JayBay being sashed Mr. USB was amazing! Congrats JayBay and thanks to all the formers and regulars who made it so fun! IceMan, Tiki Java, MonkeyMan, CurleyDewd, SanFranGuy and Jorge, Craig, Beaux, Dairy Queen and all my USB family! It’s you all that are the heartbeat of pageantry and make it relevant today!
I also wanted to say a huge congrats to all the other directors out there! I know you all work hard and I really don’t know how some of you do it with 3 to 5 states! I appreciate all the kind words sent to me over the past couple days and I am so honored to be part of this elite group of amazing people!
going into the pageant I never know what to expect because I truly believe its anyones game and this year we had many returning girls from Miss Teen USA and the competition was really strong!
One of the most exciting things for the girls is shooting with the great Fadil Berisha! I loved the Mardi Gras, southern jazz theme! Fadil thank you for always making me feel like a beautiful queen even 20 years later and for making Nia shine!
I was thrilled when Nia made Top 20 as that in itself is just a HUGE accomplishment!
These girls are there for 2 to 3 weeks making appearances, filming, working hard and it’s big honor! When Nia made top 10 I was over the moon as Evening gown is my favorite portion and we were very lucky to have a gorgeous Sherri Hill for prelims and I decided on the Red Michael Costello if she made finals as I felt it would be very competitive, it’s Nia’s color and I knew she would be the only girl in red and she was.
Nia in her custom Michael Costello Gown
When Nia made top 6! I was just over the moon! And when she answered her question I thought WOW! she might really have this! Nia you did exactly what we talked about! You made the question personal and Thank you to PR Coaches for working with her on current events because she hit it out of the park!
With Jorge of PR Coaches the best in the biz!
At this point, I am just thrilled with the whole experience! hearing the girls names called was just insane! and I can’t thank our new contestant manager Jessica Black for dealing with me with clawing her hand as well as Travis Stanton our Judges Co-ordinator in Nevada for somehow sticking through the countdown! I thought the entire Top 6 was strong and it could have gone anyway! But This was my reaction when they called Nevada!
I really was just floored. I know a lot of people think it’s silly when I say I work in pageantry, and it meant the world to me to show people how pageantry can change girls lives, I hate when the media only shows the negative side of pageants, or people hear the word “pageant’ and think of Toddlers & Tiaras because it is so much more then that. This is why on my New show Hollywood Exes on VH1 I had hoped to show the real work behind the scenes for everyone including the girls and I hope to continue to do this. What you see on TV is just one night there is so much more to this fun and wild world!
I can’t Thank the Miss Universe Organization enough for believing in me and giving me the chance to do what it is I love to do! I also have to say I thought the production this year was out of the park! The staging, format and the videos on all the girls! All I ever hear is how the audience wants to get the chance to know the girls more and you did it in a modern and fun way! Everyone in the MUO offices I know how hard you work and I can’t thank you enough! Paula Shugart, Tricia Langa, Carlos Fernandez, the PR Team, Larry, Andrea, Donald Trump! I first started my journey with your org in 1991 when I was 15 in the Miss Rhode Island Teen USA pageant and it is amazing to be here with you all today! THANK YOU!
Nia! What can I say kiddo you did it! You have been a wonderful titleholder who worked SO hard! You took everything I said good and bad and you used it to the best of your ability! It has been a honor watching you over the years, you have blossomed into a stunning young woman! and yes God had a perfect plan for you! I am sad I won’t have you for the rest of the year but I know Miss Universe Org is going to have a blast with you! And I know you wanted to reign longer then Nov and now you will! :) You are kind, loving, fun and you are just as beautiful on the inside! I will always be here for you! Alexa Taylor our Miss Nevada Teen USA you are up next! let’s get ready for the Bahamas!
Congratulations Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez. I love you.
Thank you again to everyone who wrote me on social media it’s been an amazing week and I’m sorry I couldn’t get back to everyone but all your comments did not go noticed! If you would like more info on my org or would like to participate please visit www.MissNevadaUSA.com
Check out this article I did on @buzzfeed http://www.buzzfeed.com/whitneyjefferson/tell-us-about-yourselfie-shanna-moakler?s=mobile