My Name is Candice Manacchio, also known as Candie. I have over 15 years experience as a Pro Nail Stylist and Makeup Artist.
Here is my story: I Graduated from a technical high school where I took Cosmetology and obtained a license by age 19. I opened my first business, Nails/Skincare in 2001. I always believed that “The sky’s the limit” and felt I wasn’t quite there. I wanted to travel, meet new people, and be the most creative I could be in nails and makeup. that was my true passion! I wanted to do what you would see in magazines and knew that my salon was more of the every day living clientele. So…I joined Naomi’s Studio & Salon as a freelance makeup artist in 2007 to create flawless airbrush makeup looks specializing in weddings. I work with brides & the bridal party traveling to them where ever they want to get ready… there home, hotel, venue. I also started doing makeup for TV Production and recently appeared on Better Connecticut to do a segment on “Tips to wiping years off you face” . I was finally traveling and definitely meeting a lot of new people. Then in 2009 I joined CND ( A Global Leader in Hand, Foot & Beauty) As a freelance Educator/Nail Stylist and was given so much opportunity such as working NYC Fashion Week each season, create fashionable nails for Editorial Photo Shoots for Magazines such as Marie Claire, Vogue, and Glamour. Styled nails for many Celebrities like Kerry Washington and America Ferrara. I quickly advanced to there Global Team CND as a Pro Nail & Fashion Expert in 2010. I traveled to Germany to teach a bootcamp for nail professionals, Created a New Look called the “Mood Ring” technique for CND and have been featured in Nails Magazine & Nail Pro Magazine for many designs I created.
Besides all that work stuff…On a personal side, I live in Connecticut and Im a normal person, I love sitting around in my sweats, blogging, Facebook etc. Coffee and Peanut Butter is my addiction, especially Reese’s Peanut Butter cups he,he,he…My Love is my dog, her name is Bella, she’s a 10lb Yorkie. I love the idea of working out, I’m definitely on a roller coaster ride with that, some months I’m in it hard core, and some, well, I’m so not. My favorite food is anything with sauce and cheese. I love all kinds of music depending on my mood, right now is Pandora-Foster The People Radio & Skrillex.
I Created this Blog to share all I have learned and all I keep learning. I want to do this in a fun & unique way, i love to make people laugh and love laughing..(It’s the best medicine) I will post videos on what NOT to do with the how-to’s, which is funny to see actually. I will post any NEW finds and upcoming styles I see at events I work. Show affordable ways to get those looks. And, not just beauty, but health and lifestyle. I can only keep this going with your interest & comments. I want to post your ideas as well. I believe we all grow from each other and are always learning.
“Once you think you know it all..You Failed”
Enjoy, Hope I Get to know all of you More.