Hey there, I’m Amy! I’m currently live in the Charlotte, North Carolina. I am from South Carolina originally, and I moved here after getting my degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from the College of Charleston.
But I’m guessing that’s not what brought you here! I was a make-up artist for several years and loved every bit of it. I got my start on YouTube in 2006, where makeup was my hobby, and was lucky enough to work for the most fantastic company ever, MAC Cosmetics, for two-and-a-half years. My experiences there undoubtedly help me grow creatively, artistically, and through simply having opportunities. Beyond MAC, I was also able to do freelance jobs with some great people, including for weddings, parties, and myriad photoshoots.
I received training in Esthiology from Aveda Institute Charlotte, where I graduated in April 2011 and I am currently licensed in the state of North Carolina. While at Aveda, I entered and was honored as a BEACON Award Winner. However, I have moved on from doing make-up full time as a career. Still, I look back fondly on my time in the industry, and I still enjoy beauty and beauty products a great deal.
If you’re looking to get in touch with me, I’d love to hear from you!
I uploaded my first video blog to YouTube on June 10, 2006. I received Ruby as a gift for my high school graduation and spent all night figuring out the new operating system and features of my Macbook. I began posting videos on my own YouTube channel, simply, because I could.
One video I posted included a sped-through version of me applying my makeup. I had a comment from a user that asked what I was using. My idea for video makeup tutorials grew from there. I began collecting MAC, an amazing high quality makeup brand, and sharing tips and tricks I’d taught myself over the years.
In April 2007, YouTube recognized my channel by featuring it as one of four channels that new users saw when they signed up for an account on YouTube. My subscribers grew exponentially.
In May 2007 I received an email from a reporter from the New York Times, expressing interest in my videos and featuring me in a story. I agreed, and on June 21 2007 it was published in the New York Times’ Style section.
Since the article’s publication I have received several honors, including being featured on a local news channel, in my college’s bi-annual magazine, in my local newspaper, on Good Morning America, in Marie Claire, and in Skirt! Magazine.
I posted videos on YouTube in an effort to help men & women who need advice on application, technique, color combinations, themes, tips, and tricks. The YouTube community is a passionate, interesting community that represents people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and countries.
AMYOPOLY is the first domain I’ve ever owned. I purchased it through DreamHost on October 21, 2006.
If you ever hear me refer to “Ruby,” it may help to learn that she isn’t a puppy or a child, but a very old, very sick laptop. She was my first ever laptop, a high graduation gift.