I guess you can call me a craft queen or a renaissance woman.
Because I’ve always been creating things my entire life, starting from sewing my Barbie doll clothes as a kid, getting into painting, drawing, cake decorating, as an adult, gardening, and my latest obsession, making fun and sparkling jewelry.
My other creative professions are licensed esthetician, freelance makeup artist and wig stylist for the entertainment industry. I started selling my jewelry because so many people loved what I made and asked to buy pieces from me.
That is how Beadaful Designs by Donna came about. My jewelry style is a little bit of classic meets bohemian and a little eclectic too. I love to work with color, texture, and movement in my designs. Symmetry is so boring, no right angles for this girl.
Beside creating jewelry, I’ve developed a back to basic skin care line. It is, mainly, plant based with natural ingredients. In my 30yrs + working in the beauty and entertainment industry, used so many skin care products. Some I loved and some, not so much. Once I hit my 40’s, my existing skincare products weren’t working for me anymore. That sent me on a journey to find skin care products that addressed my new skin concerns. I still was breaking out occasionally; however, my oily skin wasn’t so oily anymore. I started to see those lovely fine lines popping up and my skin became more sensitive for some strange reason. Guess what, I couldn’t find any affordable skin care products that met all my needs. Since I am a “do it yourself-girl”, I set out to create something that would help my skin. I decided to study a little bit of cosmetic chemistry and learn how to create natural, back to basic skin care products. As an esthetician, have the basic knowledge of the skin, I knew I could do it. It was at Salon Indah in Long Beach CA, where I began creating my formulas. I would to incorporated some of my custom blended products along with commercial products on my clients when they would get facial treatments from me. They loved how their skin felt after treatments and wanted to purchase the products those products to use at home. So, I decided to give my clients what they want. And that is how Donna’s Skin Essentials came about.
On this website, I will be covering several subjects that I love to create and participate in. They will be jewelry, gardening, skincare info, crafting, a little history and application of fashion, makeup, and hair that I might think is interesting for you. I believe we are never too old to learn.