Gina lives in Little Silver, NJ, with her husband and two children. After working in the corporate world in finance for many years, Gina combined her skill set as a former Wardrobe Stylist and trained Master Makeup Artist into her own local business, GG Beauty & Fashion! Read more in our interview below with Gina about her life here in Monmouth County, including some of her favorite things to do with her kids, why she followed her dream of starting her own business, and where you can shop GG Beauty & Fashion!
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
I was born on the East Coast, raised on the West Coast and have been in Monmouth County since 2011.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
Aidan, 11 (almost 12), Amber, 10, I am also Mom to a few cute non-humans as well!
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I can be quite sentimental and mushy, so when our kids were born, we created them email addresses and have been sending them little love notes and funny memories ever since.
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
All of the amazing Moms in my life, and of course my husband Stephen! I’m forever grateful for their support.
Favorite things to do with your kids?
Anything except their homework! All joking aside, I enjoy going to the beach, skiing, traveling, playing board games and movie nights with them. I try to soak in every moment while they still want to hang out with me.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
After many years in the corporate world, motherhood, and some health issues, I started chasing the dream of, “do what you love” and became a certified makeup artist. My makeup career recently evolved and took me even further back to my true love of fashion. Now I’m popping up around Monmouth County at various locations, available online 24/7 and I’ve partnered with Victoria Beauty Salon in Red Bank as well. I’m excited about my new endeavor and can’t wait to help my clients feel beautiful and have some fun too. Call for an appointment or just stop by Tuesday- Saturday and be pampered from head to toe! Our next event will be on Saturday, February 12th so grab a friend and stop in for some bubbly and Valentine specials.
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
I was so inspired (and supported) by so many local (Rockstar) women who were pushing the limits and taking chances, so I moved out of my comfort zone and now I am here!
What is your favorite restaurant in Monmouth County?
There are way too many to have just one (how lucky are we!) but favorite depends on my cravings that day. The Blonde Shallot, Kissui Sushi, Kitch Organic, Kim Maries, Undici
What is your favorite activity to do with your child(ren) in Monmouth County?
We love to go down by the beach or for a hike in Hartshorne Wood Park.
What are your Mom Goals?
To raise resilient, compassionate, kind kids who feel good and do good!
Find Gina at Victoria Beauty Lounge!
58 English Plaza, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Sponsored by: GG Beauty & Fashion