Red Lipstick Makeup Studio

I have been overweight most of my adult life. As a mom of 4, I struggled with losing the weight after each subsequent birth. With each pregnancy, the weight kept adding up.  

As my youngest son approached his 10th year, I made the decision to change my lifestyle. I was tired of looking at myself in the mirror. At over 200 pounds, I was embarrassed of the person I had become. I hated taking photos, hated buying clothes, and hated myself. That is not an exaggeration. I seriously hated myself and I never thought I would feel that way about myself. I pride myself for being body positive yet that was only for others, it's not how I felt about myself.

It wasn't until I recognized that about myself and took stalk of the real me by getting honest with my feelings, that I was finally able to take the first steps in becoming the "Me" I wanted to be.

I walked into a Jenny Craig center and started their weight-loss program. I also started exercising every day. Whether it's 30 minutes or 2 hours. Whether it's on a hike or on a treadmill, I am doing some type of daily activity. I look at each day's schedule and I plug in my activity for the day. Just like my life isn't routine, my exercise schedule isn't either. Again, it comes down to being honest with myself. Each day is different so I have to be flexible or else I won't do it.

One year has passed and I am down 60 pounds.

With each pound loss comes a new sense of self-love and self-esteem. It feels so good to know that my hard work and dedication has paid off so I started to reward myself. I used to reward myself with a nice dinner or sweet treat. Now I treat myself to a nice facial or massage.

I went to go check out my friend, Wendy, of Red Lipstick Makeup Studio based in Canoga Park. Wendy just became a licensed esthetician and I couldn't be more proud of her and the amazing ladies she works with. Liz and Teresa are wonderful at what they do: hair, makeup,facials,waxing and nails.

On this treat day, Wendy welcomed me into their newly remodeled studio and ushered me into the facial room. Once on the table and with the sounds of melodic music playing, I immediately felt a sense of peace and tranquility come over me.


Her technique was amazing and I knew I was in good hands. By the end of the 45-minute treatment I wished I had more time with her.

I like to support female and multicultural entrepreneurs who also give back to the community like these ladies.

I will definitely be back to support these lady bosses and I hope you will, too.


 Red Lipstick Makeup Studio

7222 Owensmouth Ave Suite 101
Canoga Park, Ca 91303

Weddings - Filming - Photoshoots
Private Events - Dances - Proms
Date Night - Special Weekend

Liz Conde 818-917-8220
Wendy Urena 818-723-9930
Teresa Miranda 818-806-5039
Disclosure: the facial was a gift but all opinions are mine.


Thanks for your amazing story Sonia!!!

Cindy October 30, 2018

Live your story Sonia and can totally relate! I would love to go visit this beautiful place for a little reward for my weightloss as well! Mixed-up Clothing thanks for sharing!


Cindy Oliver October 30, 2018

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