Welcome to Blush Away Makeup! I am so excited to finally start my blog and share all my tips and tricks with you on skincare, makeup and holistic beauty.
Before I dive in I want to start with an introduction and let you know a little about the person behind Blush Away Makeup!
My name is Finn Mauritzen and I am from a small town called Milltown nestled in the sunny South West of Ireland. I started my career in the health and beauty industry over 20 years ago. I studied all sorts of Holistic Therapies in the Cork College of Commerce, from Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Diet & Nutrition, Stress Management, Indian Head Massage, Anatomy and Physiology & Makeup Artistry.
After College, I worked for Steiner Leisure at sea onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise ships. It was one of the best times of my life, yes the work was hard, long hours in the spa but we also got to have a lot of fun too! It was also where I met my husband Jeff, the reason I moved to the USA!
I moved back home after 3 contracts and continued to work as a Spa Therapist. I was Therapist and Spa Manager of The Killarney Park Hotel and Spa, working with one of my favorite product lines Elemis and Eve Lom. After sometime Jeff made his way to Ireland and it was not long until I was packing my bags to move to America with him! Yes, it is true love will make you do all sort of things!!
We were living in Florida for a few months when Jeff was offered a job here in Virginia. I will be honest Virginia was one of the last places I thought I would live but I have to say I have fallen in love with it. I continued to work in the beauty field where I managed two beauty stores, Origins and Loccitane and then a Med Spa before a career change to work for an online education company The Great Courses. I worked as an Associate Producer, yes a big career change! I loved it but I missed working in the beauty industry. I took a refresher Makeup Artistry course at The Esthetic Institute in Tysons VA which led me to start Blush Away Makeup. It was not long until my side makeup job turned into a full time job, where I am now the owner of my own Skincare and Makeup company.
I offer on location bridal skincare and makeup services here in the DMV area. I also work with some amazing local photographers on corporate head shots, portraits, boudoir and more. When I am not on a shoot or at a wedding I love teaching group or one on one holistic beauty classes, where I cover skincare, nutrition for your skin, makeup and wellness.
Thank you for stopping by and reading my first blog. I am going to keep my blogs very informative and share information on wellness, skincare, makeup and more. If you have a topic you would like me to cover please let me know.
Where you can find me!