Sunday, December 15, 2013

Get to know me Better =)

Hi Darlings :-)
Hope you all are having a fabulous day! Earlier this week I asked my Facebook fans (which btw I am so thankful for) to ask me questions about myself so I picked out 10 of my fav to answer.

1. Which makeup school did you attend?
I actually didn't attend any makeup schools! I'm self taught, practice makes perfect! (not saying I'm perfect in any way lol)
2. Are you married? Kids?
Yes and Yes :) I've been married to my wonderful and super smart husband, Wasim for 7 years, actually it will be 8 years in a few days! Got married super young! We have a beautiful 4 year old son named Shayaan, Love my baby :)  

3. How do you balance family life while running a successful business?
I try to keep a healthy balance between family and business. Throughout the week I work on my social media pages for a few hours here and there while my son is in school or while he sleeps. When he's with me, I try to spend as much time as possible (Love him to pieces!) I also try to meet up with my friends and family on weekdays as well because Omg my weekends are so craycray with multiple brides, so difficult to attend daytime events! But after my clients leave I relax and hangout. My husband helps me a lot thank god! I also try to cook and clean as much as possible on the weekdays but I do get very overwhelmed not gonna lie!  
4. How old were you when you first started doing makeup and how did you get started?
I was 13 when I first started putting lipstick and eyeliner on lol got yelled at by my mommy so much! Around that age I started experimenting on my friends and sisters as well. I would always do their hair and makeup for homecoming/prom. After a few years I started working at multiple makeup counters and got tons of experience working on all kinds of faces. In 2008, I started my own bridal makeup business (best career decision ever!). I was only hoping to get one bride a month but my business soared right away. Timing was perfect since at that time there were only 1-2 pro makeup artists in Chicago-land area!
5. All your brides look so beautiful so who did your makeup on your wedding day?
I got married in Pakistan and couldn't have been happier with my makeup! My cousin is famous there (Juvaria Abbasi) so she hooked it up with her celeb makeup artist. Loved my face that day, couldn't stop staring at myself lol

6. If you can pick one celebrity to do makeup on, who would it be?
There are a few famous faces that I would loveee to work on and see my makeup line on: Beyoncé, Aishwarya Rai, Angelina Jolie and Kim Kardashian (still love her hehe)
7. Do you have siblings?
Yes I do, We are 5 sisters all together :) Can you imagine how our household was growing up lol (our parents were probably going nuts) So fun and crazy at the same time, we have stories for days! My oldest sister Myra lives in Houston, then there is Mahrukh who lives in Pakistan, Moniza lives here in Chicago, then there is me, and lastly our youngest sister Bushra lives in Houston as well. We rarely get to be all together but when we do it's a blast :)  
8. Was being a famous makeup artist a childhood dream?
It actually was not! Growing up I wanted to be a plastic surgeon lol I did attend DePaul university later as a communications major. I should've just done business all along :)
9. What's your background/ethnicity?
My background is Pakistani! Both of my parents are also from there. I was born in Texas and raised in Chicago :)
10. Favorite food/Restaurants?
I love sushi (nothing raw though ew haha), love Thai (Big Bowl), layered nachos, I die for Samosay (desi appitizers are my fav loll) but at the end of the day its all about my Mommy's cooking, she makes it with so much love, its just AMAZING! Growing up, one of my friends used to sleep over our house just so she can have my moms parathay in the morning hahaha  

Hope you guys enjoyed this post, I thought this would be a really cute way of getting to know me better, Let me know if there's anything else you would like me to answer :)

Love you guys! XO
Saleha

9 comments:

  1. Loved all the info. My ethnicity is also Pakistan. Love our food n culture. Have you heard of that magic cream they make? It's five creams mixed together. Any thoughts on the cream?

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    1. Thank u! No I haven't heard of that cream but I'll look into it :-)

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  2. Loved reading your blog, gave us just a little something extra to tag along with that beautiful face of yours :)

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  3. Love reading your blog :)♥
    I am a big fan of you and your makeup.
    All the best for your future .
    Plz post your marriage pics :)

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  4. Saleha its nice to know u.. stay blessed...

    When eva u come to canada let know... i really wanna have some make up clases from u
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  5. i really like your blog.
    love it all your post.
    thank you soo muchh.:)

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  6. Can you please post your wedding pictures if possible. Thanks

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  7. lovely Saleha Abbasi.....I always watch your makeups ..it inspires me a lot. I want to start my career in makeup.I did graduated from London eyes makeup academy Rosemount Chicago ...this month and doing the Media course too...did few works too....suggest me something good ...do you provide any classes too....please send me a mail at rajjo.razia@gmail.com
    Razia Bano
    Chicago

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