We had the good fortune of connecting with Maria Velazquez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Maria, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
As a little girl growing up ,watching Miss Universe and other world wide known beauty pageants ,and anything that had to do with entertainment . The makeup was always such a beautiful view to see anything with fashion and beauty has always been something that catches my eye . So i said why not launch a makeup line and combine it with fashion .
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My itch for the beauty business came as a little girl ,however after doing modeling for radio ,magazines ,tv show etc i became more motivated to launch my own business. I am a certified makeup artist as well , i felt if i was going to launch makeup i needed to make sure i know what i am talking about to my customers and represent my brand . I have over 15 years experience in dentistry as well . I have learned how to market ,create flyers and promote by reading , watching you tube videos . It has definitely been a road of lessons which have made me grown from only carrying one item on my brand to having over 15 items .I am a firm believer that anything that is difficult will always be worth it . Challenges are just opportunities in disguise As a single parent i want my brand to represent the motivation and inspiration of a women who has ambition and goals to succeed and be an example for her children of how dreams do come true .
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would have to say lets head out to the beach which is one of my favorite spots. Newport is always a must the beaches are clean ,the weather is always perfect food and people are amazing . We can have brunch at The Lighthouse which has unlimited mimosas and yummy chilaquiles after brunch we can go to the beach take a walk or even rent a yacht to catch some views . At night we can finish with dinner at Javier’s which is very upscale restaurant with delicious food ,drinks and the ambiance is the best .
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I have a really good friend who pushed me to launch my business as well as giving me advice ,she created my first logo which i am very thankful for her ,Jenny Araiza . I would also want to give a shout out to my friend Peter Vargas for pushing me out of my comfort zone and believing in me .
Instagram: glamorousmark.co and my personal is maryvoficial
Photos by Miguel Vazquez Photography Hair and Makeup By Alejandra Ramirez BebellabyAG Pictures are of myself you have permission to use my photos