I met Karen Siat eons ago when we were competing in the Mrs Ohio America Pageant.
We became immediate friends.
She just had a spark and drive that drew me to her.
And I vividly recall how she told me that weekend that her dream was to one day be a celebrity makeup artist and own her own makeup studio.
Well, this weekend, that dream comes true.
After years of working as a make-up artist for stars, world-renown photographers, magazines, and advertisers, Karen is opening her own makeup studio.
It's called Sparkle & Shine. 
And you're invited to the celebration too!
It's free and open to all. And I would love to see you there.
Karen did my make-up for my Fashion Flash spread in the Cleveland Plain Dealer and if she can make me look good just imagine what she can do for you!
But don't just imagine... come see for yourself.
Join us this Sunday, January 15, from 2-5pm, at Sparkle & Shine MakeUp Studio, 8500 Station Street, in Mentor.
Learn more about Karen and her new studio on her website.
See you there!