Hey there! I’m Emily! I’m 23 years old and I live in New York (but no, not in New York City). By trade, I’m a cosmetologist, a dance teacher/choreographer, and a part-time home biz owner. I’m a dancer, singer and actress, as well as a self-proclaimed Disney fanatic. I specialize in coffee-induced creativity. I’ve always wanted to share tips and tricks for hair and makeup in a fun and creative way. After years of overthinking and over-planning, I finally decided to dive in!  Enter: Mermaids and Mascara.

Alright, let’s really get to know each other.

First thing you should know: I’m married to my best friend in the whole world. My husband, Ryan, and I met when we were 14 and we’ve basically been inseparable ever since. I’m a firm believer in true love and soul mates and, my oh my, I’m so thankful that Ryan and I found each other at such a young age. We got married in May 2015, so we’re still newbies at the whole ‘marriage’ thing! But I hope to share some of our experiences and any groundbreaking wisdom we discover about marriage with all of you!

Second most important thing about me: I’m the epitome of a ‘homebody.’ That’s right. No clubbing or raging parties for this girl. Just give me my couch, my dog, and a cup of coffee and I’m happy as a clam.

Also super important: I’m a dreamer in every sense of the word. I live in my own world, a “la la land” if you will, which allows me to do a lot of deep thinking. I overthink everything. All of this daydreaming and overthinking brings about some super in depth discussions that I usually have with my journal – but I figured, what the heck, might as well share them with all of you!

Perks of being a mermaid: perfect hair, no pants, no legs to shave, free clam bra.