My name is Mel and my passion is Art and Beauty. My fascination for makeup started at a young age due to bullying. Art and makeup was everything to me; I felt so good whenever I was able to do my makeup. However, this passion stopped years later as my depression kicked in due to many life factors. For 10 years I stopped doing what I loved most. It was only when I finally picked up the brushes again that I found hope. With this new found strength I was able to let go of toxic relationships. Today I am happier and in a better place. I no longer let people’s negativity get to me about what I love doing most. The Phoenix is the perfect representation of what I’ve been through. Birth and renewal. I hope my story will encourage others with the same passion to keep moving forward and never give up on what you love.