Author: Shelly Ballestero

Shelly is an extraordinary woman of passion, energy and fun, on a mission to help women see the beauty God created in them, both inside and out.

In today’s beauty-obsessed world, she is one of the few inspirational experts in beauty and health from a positive perspective.  Her professional experience reaches from mural artist to spa co-owner to professional certified beauty expert.

Today Shelly serves as an inspirational beauty coach, esthetician/makeup artist, and beauty editor for Lifestyle magazine. She is a monthly columnist for, Beautiful One Magazine and OnCourse magazine and cover story writer for Cornerstone Connection.

As a graduate of the prestigious International Academy, she teaches the art of makeup to instructors. Shelly also is a certified herbalist and a graduate of the top makeup school in the industry, Joe Blasco.

Keeping abreast of the latest techniques is a must in the fashion industry. Shelly studied under five-time Emmy Award–winner Eve Pearl, makeup artist for “The Today Show” and makeup expert for Jane Iredale cosmetics. Shelly also participates in the annual International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa conference and other master classes.

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Summer Skin Care

Summer’s here and so are the high temperatures! It’s time to lighten up… on our skin care and makeup. Most likely you will be spending more time outside at the pool, beach and in the sun–all the more reason to…

True Beauty Inside and Out

Magazine covers, billboards, and television screens—you can’t escape their screams–telling you how to look and dress, what size you should be. Living in a world filled with manipulated visuals of beauty is more than hard to swallow—it’s plastic, Photoshopped non-reality.…

30 Days of Elegance

This month we celebrate MOM…and all what she means to us—it could be your mother, grandmother, spiritual mother, sister or whoever had a great influence in your life. We want to say, “thank you for all you do!” I know…

Springtime Beauty Scents

Since the beginning of time the gift of scent–spices and oils have carried its way through out history. Today, just as thousands of years ago; essential oils are a huge part in our every day life. From toothpaste to perfume,…