Thursday, December 13

Role Model Ready!

Making people look and feel beautiful is my passion. I particularly love to work with our youth to encourage them to be as beautiful on the outside as I know they are on the inside. This was never more true than when I got the awesome opportunity to serve as makeup artist to the lovely young ladies in the Role Model Group program. Started by former Miss New Jersey USA, Kaity Rodriguez, The Role Model Group is a non-profit organization whose mission is" To use the influence of the fashion and entertainment industries to increase self esteem, character, and leadership in teen girls". I spent the day helping several of the programs young ladies get camera ready for a professional photo shoot. What touch me most about the inspiring group of young women, was the fact that they took the time to all sign a card thanking me for my work that day. Talk about beauty inside and out! To learn more about the Role Model Group, visit them at

Beating Autism

Five years ago I lost my beautiful youngest sister to cervical cancer. My sister had a son who is now 12 years old and has Autism. I can honestly say that though he is faced with challenges, he is growing, learning and thriving because of early intervention and on going love and support. It was my pleasure to attend a wonderful black tie gala that celebrated and benefited MyGOAL an organization that is dedicated to restoring lives affected by autism. To learn more about MyGOAL please visit

Friday, October 26

Getting Together for a Cause/ MS Fundraiser

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, approximately 2.1 million people worldwide are diagnosed with MS. I suffered my own personal scare with the disease about ten years ago. Thankfully, I did not develop MS, but I now know how debilitating the disease can be. A friend of mine is fighting her own battle MS and she is winning! I was so happy to support this friend at her 2nd annual Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser. It was a great evening filled with great friends and great food for a great cause! I want to send a shout out to my friend Mary Moulds, keep fighting the great fight..You are an inspiration!

Monday, October 22

Miss NJ/ Miss NJ Teen USA 2013

On a beautiful fall night, at the Hilton Hotel in Parsippany, NJ, Over 200 contestants competed in either  the Miss NJ/ Miss NJ Teen Pageant 2013.  The contest showcased some of the best NJ had to offer when it came  to beauty, poise, intelligence and civic duty. There were so many deserving women in the house,  I know it made the judges decision very difficult. But, after all was said and done, two beauties reigned supreme..Christina Thompson, Miss NJ Teen USA 2013 and Libell Duran, Miss NJ USA 2013. I wish all the best to both young ladies as they represent all of New Jersey at the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Pageants!

Saturday, October 20

Paradise Bikini 2013 Collection

Paradise Bikini offers some of the sexiest looks when it comes to swimwear glam. If you want to look great and standout on the beach, at a pool party or when rocking the runway at your next pageant/fitness competition look no further..go to  to find the beach bombshell in you! Make-up for this campaign done by Ceylone Boothe Grooms.

Friday, October 19

Bella Magazine/ Mercedes Benz Fashion Show

I always love to strut my stuff on the runway, but that experience was made 100 times better when you get to be in a fashion that also featured some hot cars courtesy of Mercedes Benz. The show was hosted by my favorite gown show divas, stars of the hit show Jersey Couture, Diane & Co. along with Bella Magazine. I was so excited to rock the runway in a one of a kind gown designed by Mac Duggal and Diane & Co. The stunning gown was valued at $20.000. I felt like royalty!

Enjoying Ocean City

One of my most favorite times of the year is  driving down to Ocean City, NJ to witness some of New Jersey's most beautiful and talented young women as they vie for the title of Miss NJ America. One of the things that I love most about the event is catching up and taking pics with some of my favorite beauty queens.

Thursday, October 18

An "In Jersey Wedding" Issue

I truly love working with the wonderful staff at In Jersey magazine...Here is the cover of In Jersey's Wedding Issue..Make-up by Ceylone Boothe Grooms.

Wednesday, October 17

A New Chapter

One of the most rewarding years of my life was when I held the title of Mrs. New Jersey America 2011. I was able to travel through out the great state of NJ empowering women to look and feel their best with my Inner/Outer Beauty Queen philosophy and promote my charity Kick Cancer Overboard.

It was an honor and a privilege to serve the state that I call home. I now get to welcome in the new Mrs. New Jersey who will carry on the tradition of service with a smile. Congratulations Robin, Mrs. NJ America 2012!

Mrs. NJ United States 2012

Hanging out with my pageant family is always fun especially when it is time to welcome a new member to the family. Congrats to all the ladies who competed in the 2012 Mrs. New Jersey United States pageant. I had the pleasure of getting to know the contestants backstage while doing make-up. I would like to send a special shout out to Eleni, who took home the top prize.

Bikinis, Beauties, Brooklyn!

Making models runway ready  always brings out my creativity..That creativity was taken to another level when I was able to what I love in the trendy Brooklyn Art Gallery "Under  Minerva". I enjoyed using beautiful shades of Golds, Copper, Silver and Ice Blue on the models to compliment the beautiful art that surrounded us.

Tuesday, October 2

Time Square BABY!!!

Dove gave real women an awesome opportunity in the "Show Your Skin" ad campaign by featuring them on a Times Square billboard! Women from all across the globe enjoyed  a few minutes of fame when their photos appeared for all the world to see on a giant billboard in the Big Apple. I am honored to say I was one of the women selected! Go Dove! Please continue to prove that women are beautiful at any age, shape , size and color.

Sunday, July 22

New Jersey Paradise

Hey all my pageant peeps!!! Looking for the perfect swimsuit for swimwear competition? Your search is over, visit to find the most jaw dropping, eye catching swimsuits on the scene. Designed by Jersey Girl Valerie Blanchard,a fellow pageant sister, these bikinis work whether you are rocking the stage in your next pageant or stealing the scene at the beach!  Here is a sample of what Paradise Bikini has to offer. Makeup done by yours truly, Ceylone Boothe Grooms. You can also find Paradise Bikini on Facebook.

Hats Galore

Check out some of the beautiful hats that were featured in In Jersey magazine. It was my pleasure to do the make-up for a seven page spread as well as the cover! Here are a few of the shots from the April edition of In Jersey.

Saturday, July 21

Puff....Be Gone!!!!

Having a problem with puffy eyes? Try this easy, at home puffy eyes remedy...Frozen Peas! Take a bag out of the freezer and let thaw for 10 mins, then place on your eyes for about 2-5 minutes. The peas settle and mold in the eye area reducing eye swelling. Voila! Puff no more!!

Saturday, April 28

Make up for a cause

Posing with designer Darius Gibb and his fabulous  models at a charity fashion show benefiting Big Brothers & Big Sisters where I served as make up artist.

Dinner Date with Mrs. World

Catching up with friends is always a great time, especially when it's for a great cause. Having dinner with my beautiful sister queens to support our friend April Lufriu, Mrs. World as she raises money for her platform dedicated to fighting blindness.

Kick Cancer Overboard Fashion Show

 I love doing my part to help deserving cancer affected families win the vacation of a lifetime to sunny Bermuda. On this day, in rocking Red Bank, I walked the catwalk for a great cause. To learn more about Kick Cancer Overboard visit us at

Congratulations Mrs.NJ/PA America

It was an exciting weekend in late Feb. when a new Mrs. NJ & Mrs. PA America was crowned at the beautiful Resorts in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The weekend was fun filled and included loads of casino fun. The night before the big event, we enjoyed dinner and dancing at a beautiful gala given to present all the contestants with fabulous awards. The pageant itself took place in the hotels Superstar Theater ending with they crowning of the stunning Robin Vitale for NJ and the beautiful Susan Huntley for PA. Ladies, congrats on your titles and here's to a wonderful time at Mrs. America!

Sunday, January 8

Jersey Shore Winter Fashion Show

It was my great pleasure to appear in a fashion show at the beautiful Jacques Reception Center in Hazlet, NJ to benefit a wonderful cause, Jason's Dream for Kids, Inc., an organization devoted to granting wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. To learn more about Jason's Dream for Kids please visit Thank you Chris and Rosa for putting together a stellar event!

Monday, January 2

Happy Anniversary!

Celebrating the 1 year anniversary of My Lifestyle magazine in NYC! I truly love crossing the bridge and enjoying the fast pace and bright lights of NYC, especially when it's to attend an event that celebrates the accomplishments of a fabulous publication. Cheers to My Lifestyle Magazine for a very successful year!