• Crystal Monique Cruz


I was delighted to collaborate with Erika Fisher, owner of Shim Photography, for her New Year New You Campaign. The purpose of the project was to give back to a handful of women who experienced hardships in 2016.

She was inspired to execute this project based on her personal trials in the recent past. Passionate about helping women feel appreciated, special, beautiful, valued, and confident.

After relocating to Abu Dhabi I was enthusiastic to meet new people. Most importantly having the opportunity to remind women they are beautiful and strong. During the makeovers I used Motives Cosmetics, nourishing the skin and delivering beautiful coverage and pigment. While emphasizing skin preparation with Lumière de Vie and Skintelligence.

Check out some of the favorites used during New Year New You Photoshoots

Gen the Fierce

Entering the studio, Gen was extremely relaxed embracing her makeover. Tremendous dedication accomplishing her fitness goals, she created a new image for herself. A natural model from within she was confident and fierce!

It's always exciting to see a video! Click to view Gen's story created by Shim Photography.

Sam the Wonder Woman

When I met Sam for the first time, I instantly saw a strong and independent woman. Unknowingly, her teenage son nominated Sam for a chance to win... and she did! Best surprise ever especially coming from her son. As she shared some of her life stories, and all that she's accomplished for herself and children. It was a tremendous honor to meet Sam, the Wonder Woman.

Story doesn't stop here! Click to view spunky details by Shim Photography

It was such a pleasure to meet and work with Erika Fisher, a talented and passionate photographer. Comforting her clients during their photoshoot, its no wonder why her photographs are superior.

I'm humbly grateful to have the opportunity to participate, and meet such admirable women and talented beauty professionals. Thank you Erika from the bottom of my heart!

Erika Fisher, Photographer

Nichole Coffel, Hairstylist

with love,

Crystal Monique Cruz

P.S.: One small act of kindness makes this world a better place. So why not start now...

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