Make-up and Madness

Written by Emily Alexandra Guglielmo

My name is Emily Alexandra Guglielmo and I am known as The American Mermaid.

I decided to become a professional Mermaid back in 2012… I feel I have always been a mermaid at heart especially growing up as a young girl going to the beach every weekend with my dad along with my sister and all my friends on the cul-de-sac. When I decided to take on the idea of becoming a professional mermaid, my life took on new meaning ...

It gave my life extreme purpose and fulfillment to be a professional mermaid. I started doing events all over the country for all different sorts of things.

I quickly noticed my make-up would always come off and that’s when the idea came to fruition, however, it wasn’t until years and years later that I decided to fully pursue my cosmetic line. Today I am the proud owner of Emily Alexandra Cosmetics where I create make-up and beauty products that are vegan, cruelty-free, ocean-friendly and water-resistant! I am starting to put coral reef safe SPF in all my products now as well !!!

This planet we call Earth is in quite a hiccup that has done a complete global shift in history......and all I keep thinking of is :

WOW ! This is madness!

I would’ve never thought that I would live to experience such things that we’re going through today from the pandemic to the rioting for true change from the death of George Floyd... it seems to me that almost nothing is certain these days and it definitely tells me that the only thing in this life that’s constant is “Change ”..

So I’ve made it in my mission to make sure that I am 100% present all the time in all aspects of my life ( or at least I work hard at it everyday ) and I’ve noticed that when I put on make up I feel and embody presentness and assertion. I noticed that I not only feel good about myself, but I truly listen when I’m talking to people as well as paying attention when I’m working, reading, etc. It’s amazing how just a little bit of make up will change your whole Paradym shift in how you’re thinking and feeling.....And I have to say , I am so incredibly greatful and proud to have my own column each month now in Elite Beauty News... I never would have imagined this a couple years ago and now look :)

Great things truly come to you if you work hard at it… I don’t want to write too much sense this is my first column, but I will leave you with this… No matter what you’re going through right now just know we ALL are going through it together. It may not be at the same time but we’ve either gone through it before or we’re going to go through it as well ~ we are all human beings and we all go through the same life situations and obstacles.

Never be too hard on yourself and remember…

A little make up never hurt nobody!