About

Blushed n’ Polished, where it all began…

Danielle and Traci found they have more in common than just beautiful skin…they share a desire to create a resource to empower and educate others about skin care and makeup.  Their passion led them to partnership and “Blushed n’ Polished” was born.

Blushed n’ Polished is a resource to help you, our reader, gain confidence in determining which products are best suited for you, and the proper use(s) of those products. Blushed n’ Polished can encourage you to become your own personal beauty expert, but more importantly how to have fun with it all.

About Traci Drury

Traci is a licensed Esthetician who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two dogs.   She attended Esthetics school at the Aveda Institute.  Her experience includes working in a  spa environment doing facials, waxing and body scrubs, doing facials as freelance contract work, and in luxury retail selling products, educating clients, and doing facials for a wide range of ages.

Traci understands that women want their skin to be flawless and glowing.  She feels very strongly about educating clients to understand what a product will do for them and how to use it.  Traci’s clientele recommend her because she listens to what your skin care routine consists of, and helps put together a skin care regimen that you can trust and depend on.

 

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About Danielle Maddox

Danielle is known for “Spreadin’ the Pretty”! She believes that every woman has a beauty that is all her own that no one else can possess.  She enjoys bringing out  the beauty that she sees in each client that she works with.

After working in cosmetics for over a decade, Danielle often encountered women who were not happy with different aspects of their appearance.  “Often we see ourselves completely different than what the world sees, and become overly critical of our features” says Danielle.  She shows her clients that they are unique and beautiful just the way they are.

Danielle is most passionate about educating her clients.  Different people require different techniques and products based on their skin and its needs, she believes that there is not a cookie cutter solution for all.  Danielle enjoys “glamming” up women for events that are special to them.  “I get to play in makeup all day long; and something that is so simple can make such a profound impact on someone’s life” says Danielle.  She believes that it is all about helping women feel good about themselves, with the aid of cosmetics and skincare.

Tiona Fuller Photography
Tiona Fuller Photography

Danielle has worked with designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Trina Turk, and Mary McDonald.  Makeup Artists Gina Brooke, and Sarah Lucero.  Some of Danielle’s worked has been featured in Veranda Magazine, US Weekly, OK Magazine, Southern Living, and Garden & Gun just to name a few.  Danielle has worked with singer/actor Eric Benet for the movie Trinity Goodheart, and Emily Maynard for the Bachelorette season 8 on ABC.

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