I did not expect to post on my blog today (was actually trying to put it out by this weekend pero woahhh i had to go through thousands of pics) but after scrolling through instagram last week? there was absolutely no way… I can go without doing so!
photo credit: telemundo makeup and male grooming Ade Castaneda
but first let’s jump into a quick a story time!
In February 2015, my life radically positively changed – especially on the career front.
Side note: 2015 was a very significant year for me; as I was leaving a relationship of almost 10 years; my health was deteriorated – as I was the heaviest I’ve had ever been at the time and my PCOS was on a whole other level.
In 2015, I was one of those makeup artists that was always posting up close & personal photos of my eyeball, close ups of some lips shades or lip looks lol and just trying to make a name for myself in the upcoming Instagram world. Way before editing apps too; you were cool if you made a collage of photos that fit into a square with the free watermark, ya dig? Ha!
Either way; I was presented with an opportunity to try out/interview for a makeup artist position for a Spanish TV show which at the time I understood as “Sopa de algo”. Ironically; I’d never really watched TV especially Spanish TV with the exception of “Caso Cerrado” of course. Also at that moment in time, my son & I had moved back to my parents house. So when chatting with my mom about the interview… she was just so mega excited, made me a bit nervous really lol…bueno, because she knew exactly what show I was referring to.
After that interview took place, fast forward a month later; I was presented with the opportunity to be the full-time makeup artist for Suelta la Sopa! – gracias Xiemena!
the universe works in mysterious ways & although I was at such a vulnerable place in my life? I was presented with the opportunity of a lifetime.
Working at Suelta la Sopa for almost four years completely and radically changed my life… 360° and I don’t say this lightly.
Not only to define me as a makeup artist but also taught me so many things; like for one, becoming a faster makeup artist haha… pero no seriously lol time was short, many faces, many glams & no time for if’s and or buts – you had to make it work… now being a faster and efficient makeup artist is really all thanks to Suelta.
At Suelta too; I seriously improved my spanish & learned all sort of different international words. Words like “zarcillos, chama, vale…no dale (ese ya lo sabia), arrecho, achinar pestañas…pero con cuchara” no… es en serio…una cuchara de verdad de metal (coolest trick ever) osea ya saben cosas así ha!
I also learned numerous things, things that you only learn throughout the process of working a full time daily aired tv production. Let’s call them tricks of the trade. Expect the unexpected ha!
Here’s some actual photos of the day that my interview took place – I was working with Erikation y Andreita
Most of all I’m most thankful for everybody that I met working at Suelta, Genuinely; got to meet some real amazing individuals!
Had some awesome insightful conversations in the makeup rooms with great minds, shared lot of amazing moments together and even not so nice ones together…. just like a family,
A show that was so significant to my growth, personally, spiritually and professionally. I will be forever thankful. ♥
Thankful to not only the all the on air talents got to work with Jorgito, Andreita, Erika, Juanma, Carolina, Luchin aka Lucho, Cata, Borris, Azu, Steph Chiquibaby ,Cindy, I but also the amazing producers, directors, production team, reporters, cameramen, the PA’s! Mesber, Leo, Patty, Lola, Axel, Karla, Yessi, Guille, Andrenia, Cynthia, Leslie, Aday, Xiemena, Miguel, Yadira, Lucy, Mariana, Adrian, Sascha, Art, David, Migue, Jorgito my vape buddy,
Milly! omg Milly always coming through!!!!
ayeee te extrano Milly! I mean everyone?
Working at suelta was most def an absolute memorable experience!
Listen…. for a show to even go past 3-4 years? That’s immeasurable in the TV world! Suelta? Exceeding that making it to 8 years on the air! Comes to show how closely tight this production was; it was almost if not like a family and I am so happy I was able to be a small part of that experience.
Let’s recap a few awesome moments I had on the working with the show, a few glams of course yiiii and just overall… a lot of awesomeness within a few years with I had with Suelta la Sopa!
all photos below are #makeupbyade approved ha! no seriously ♥
Ayeeee always so much with the super fun and sweet and always funny Karla Gomez! Jamming to 80’s/90’s rock jams while having 15 mins glam was such morning vibe!! good times!! Here are some glams!
Erika!! Hello! Mi pisces boo! Ugh what a pleasure to meet and work with Erikita!! Had the best/deep chats with Erika… bro she gets it and she’s funny af! Thank you mama for everything! for being you, for the all opportunities and all the smiles! I love you mama! Later on; I also got to work with Erika on YEH which was also an amazing experience! Check out some moments and some glams!
Pero of course giving credit where credit is due!! I’m so grateful to have worked with Carolina Sandoval during working at Suelta. She put me down to a lot of opportunities, help me become a faster artist, opened a lot of doors for me & for that; I’m forever grateful & also for the trust throughout the years thank you trusting in me for some pretty special events while I was there.
Here are a few looks we did!
For the love of Miss. CATA! The most beautiful social savvy grounded Taurus babe!! Ahyyyy how I had so much fun working with Cata! I hope to see you soon babe!! Love to see you shine!! Here’s a few glams we did and some fun moments!
Suelta la sopa is where Azu’s &I love affair first started hahah!!!
And tell me something about Mrs. Cynthia Bague!
What a pleasure it was to always vibing with Cynthia in the makeup room! Has such an amazing ear for music so you know we extra vibed! Our kid’s even share the same bday! Here are some fun times and of course some glams!♥
Aye Andreita!! How I admired Andrea’s feisty Leo self! Not only did I love chit-chatting with her in the makeup room pero I learned so much from her. Andrea had an amazing vibe! Hope you’re doing amazing!
Can’t go without mentioning KARLA B!!! I mean love this beautiful inside & out Gemini boo & if it wasn’t for Suelta? I would’ve not met Karla & damn bro did we have some laughs at Suelta ha!! If it wasn’t for Karla too? I would’ve not tried shape tape either & for that matter ASOS too! Love ya boo! Here are some memories and also some glams!
Jorge!!! So happy to work with Jorge! He always had such great vibes! Always had awesome laughs in mornings with Jorge and although glam was quick he always made it fun! Thank for all the laughs and all the opportunities! If it wasnt for Jorge?! I would’ve never met Dr.Polo…yes from caso cerrado ahhhh thank you Jorge!!
Never a dull moment with the beautiful inside and out Boris Izaguirre! His smile will light up the the makeup room like to other, his radiant positive spirit was highly contagious! So happy I was able to meet and work closely with Boris! Such great memories; I’ll never forget!
And of course Mr. Carlos Mesber!! Funny, sweet, supportive If not the best boss I’ve had to date. Not for nothing Mesber was super fun to glam too when he was on set! haha! Thank you Carlos for all the opportunities!!
We also made through Hurricane Irma!
We danced a whole lot too!!
Celebrated Bdays In amazing fashion!!
Overall?! What a great experience!
If you made it this far?!?
I appreciate you and I appreciate you taking a moment to go down memory lane with me! Suelta taught me so much, made some friends, learned some lessons too throughout these friendships too, brought me into alot of opportunities; a show and an era that I will never take for granted.
Wishing everyone on the show the best of vibes! I know 2022 will bring everyone the only best possibilities! Miss you all! ♥
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