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Present Not Perfect

Oct 22, 2019

#8: Sameera Ahmed is a Denver based makeup artist with a passion for uncovering and enhancing the natural beauty in everyone. In this episode, Leyla chats with Sameera on how and why she made the leap and is now working for herself, doing what she absolutely loves. After being laid off and working in an industry she had little interest in, Sameera began to make the transition to working full time for herself around the things she was passionate about and talented in.

Some of the topics we talk about include:

How to Make Space for Self Love

Valuing Yourself

Tips for Taking the Leap & Following Your Passions & Interests

Why You Should Avoid Chemical Sunscreens

 Aging Gracefully & Healthfully

Internal & External Skin Care Routines

Clean & Ethical Beauty Brands

How to Achieve Glowing Skin

Simple Skin Care Routines: Less is More

Do More With Less Product

The Environmental Impact of the Beauty Industry

Facial Massage Benefits

Makeup Tips to Enhance Your Features

To connect with Sameera Ahmed, click HERE

To connect with Leyla Sarper (host), click HERE

To learn more about the Makeup & Skincare Services that Sameera offers, please visit

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Truth Treatments, Skinceuticals, NYX Cosmetics, ColoreScience, ColorUp CBD, CeraVe Baby Cream

Sameera recommends full coverage stick foundations for strategic coverage. 

Makeup Brands like M.A.C., Bobbi Brown, NYX 

Sameera's Esthetics Site: