livin' my best life

Hey, I'm Kelly Elisa Ives...

...but you can just call me Kelly.  I'm Libra AF, I love the beach, and my love language is margaritas.  I was born and raised in the South and I have the recipes to prove it!  I have two chihuahuas, Sidney and Lola, that are my partners in crime - and we live on the barrier islands of the Outer Banks, NC. I have been in the beauty industry for over 15 years and I specialize in airbrush makeup including; bridal, tattoo cover-up, special events, and photo shoots/editorials. Don't let my business name fool you, my home is in North Carolina and I love glamming my coastal clients, but I also travel for out-of-state events and destination weddings. My passport is always in hand (I'm looking at you, Bahamas Brides)!

Staying on top of trendy looks and new products is so much fun - but I also love the educational aspect of this industry.  I have continued to learn and grow in the art of beauty, as well as add more services to my menu.  I am Lash Extension Certified and hold a Cosmetology License in two states; Virginia and North Carolina.  In addition to makeup services, I also offer spray tanning and custom glow.  I love to teach tutorials - you can never have too many tips and tricks!  I had the opportunity to be trained in airbrush makeup by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Owner, David Klasfeld, in NYC in 2009. I love beauty products and some of my go-to brands for my clients are - Temptu Pro, Anastasia Beverly Hills, CoverFX, Make Up For Ever, Urban Decay, MAC Pro and Tarte Cosmetics.