After a successful 30-year career as a military nurse and officer, I am embarking on another journey of growth to fully evolve and walk on the path God has set for me.
I was born in Barbados and migrated with my family to New York City at twelve years of age. Later after receiving my nursing degree at Hunter College, I joined the United States Air Force for a chance to explore the world. It was an excellent ride with ups and downs, but now it is time to start my next adventure.
The idea for KQBawi began in 2000. While stationed in Florida, I worked with battered women and underprivileged girls. I taught these young ladies how to rebuild their self-esteem, utilizing makeup to make themselves feel and look great. It was so rewarding to witness these ladies’ attitudes and confidence transform exponentially just by applying a minimal amount of cosmetics to enhance their natural beauty.
Throughout my military career, I was blessed with many opportunities to educate men and women on skincare and the benefits of applying cosmetics to nurture, protect, and enhance their skin. It was also my outlet from the rigors of a demanding military life.
Now, as I step into the second half of my life, as a Certified International Makeup Artist and Beauty Educator, I look forward to blending my military experience and vast knowledge of skincare and cosmetics. All this to further showcase my clients' natural radiance so they may present their "best" for any opportunity or occasion. I will also continue to contribute my services and a percentage of my profits to charity.