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Paula Maurine Gaines (Posh Paula)
Works at Seaside Aromatherapy
Lives in Lummi Island, Washington
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From the darkest darks to the starkest lights, some makeup looks as if it takes hours and hours to create that "perfect" shot. And, I won't lie to you, sometimes it does take a long while. However, many of these looks can be achieved easily and, with practice, even quite quickly. Because I choose to live in a remote area of the universe, I often have only myself to use as a model, hence the sometimes repetitive pictures of Posh Paula. To the trained eye, however, each photograph is slightly different - even if it's just a slightly different shade of eyeshadow or blush or lipstick. One woman who's makeup I was doing a few days ago, insisted on holding a hand mirror and checking her appearance with every stroke of my brush. She would make small humming noises or say, "Interesting!", until I actually became nervous. But then she finally said, "It looks like you are turning my face into a blank canvas and then starting over with the contouring, etc." and I said, "You know, that is exactly right! I see each face as a 'canvas' if you will, and then add the light and depth to create something of an illusion - but not so much so that you don't recognize who it is under the layers (unless that's what they want - lol)!" I believe she was the first person who really "got it" right off the bat. Makeup really IS an art form, much like sculpting or any other discipline.
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Nice pic. Is the atmosphere misty? 🙋
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Colorful beauty!!!
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Currently
Lummi Island, Washington
Previously
Berkeley, California - Mexico City, Mexico - Taos, New Mexico - Seattle, Washington
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Phone
1-360-306-0079
Email
Address
2383 West Shore Drive, Lummi Island, WA, 98262-8634
Story
Tagline
Former fahion model with Carolyn Hansen in Seattle, WA; current Professional Makeup Artist, Professional Skin Care Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist.& Certified Medical Transcriptionist.
Bragging rights
3 degrees & 2 awards in Quality Control & Quality Education Systems; 2-year certificate in medical transcription; Certified Aromatherapist, semi-professional musician (play guitar & sing).
Work
Occupation
Professional Makeup Artist & Skin Care Consultant; Certified Aromatherapist
Skills
Makeup Artist, Skin Care C onsultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Semi-Professional Musician, Medical Transcription
Employment
  • Seaside Aromatherapy
    Founder & CEO, 2006 - present
    Aromatherapy is the use of botanical and essential oils to enhance products for everything from simple aroma (i.e., scents/fragrances), to therapeutic usage (i.e. emotional problems, muscle aches & pains, poor circulation, blood pressure, arthritis; basically anything problematic).
  • Seaside Dermacare
    Founder & CEO, 2006 - present
    Dermacare covers the entire line of head-to-toe skin care products for women and men of all ages and skin care types (formerly Hydron Skin Care Products).
  • Seaside Makeup Artists
    Sole Proprietor, 2006 - present
    Professionally trained to apply makeup for any occasion, i.e. weddings, cover photos, change in profession, casual, day to evening, glamor, etc.
  • Seaside Cosmetics dba Seaside Makeup Artists, Seaside Dermacare & Seaside Aromatherapy. Also Seaside Quality Control Consultants.
    Founder and CEO, 2006 - present
    "Parent" company covering Seaside Makeup Artists, Seaside Dermacare & Seaside Aromatherapy.
  • Aussie Woolie
    Office Manager, 1983 - 1988
    This company was, at one time, the largest importer and distributor of sheepskin products (i.e. car seat covers, pelts, rugs, etc.) in the USA.
  • Rocky Mountain Sheepskin
    Office Manager, 1983 - 1988
    Retail outlets for Aussie Woolie.
  • U S Sheepskin
    Office Manager, 1983 - 1988
    Manufacturer of custom sheepskin products.
  • Liberty Equipment & Supply
    Administrative Manager, Quality Control Manager, 1988 - 1993
    Administrative Manager for this large PVF house in Seattle.
  • Boeing
    Executive Secretary, 1993 - 1994
    Administrative assistant to the new-product development staff.
  • The Islander
    Assistant Manager, 1998 - 2001
    Local store on Lummi Island featuring everything from groceries to hardware.
  • Driftwood Cove Ltd
    Limited Partner, Assistant to General Partner, 1998 - 2013
    Bookkeeping, taxes, you name it.
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Female
Relationship
In a domestic partnership
Other names
Posh Paula; Wah; Spyder
Meredith Pedach is absolutely the best colorist I have ever worked with in 40 years. As a makeup artist, having great hair is an absolute must and I felt extremely fortunate to find her. Envy Boutique Salon is a unique and lovely spot, comfortable and warm.
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