Giving back -- a day in the life of an MUA...

I am frequently asked to donate my make-up services to various organizations and feel that giving my time and effort to a company that is making a difference is very important.

Recently, the charity CHIfund approached me and asked to provide make-up services to a cast of celebrities that were giving their time to help raise funds for the Rady Children's Heart Institute. I was more than happy to give to this foundation and was eager to learn more about their mission.

I discovered that CHIfund holds an annual event with money raised going directly to Children's Hospital in San Diego. To date this organization has raised over $300,000 which helps to purchase equipment to benefit the children and families served by the Rady Children's Heart Institute. Click here to read more about this organization.

Their event was a huge success and included the following celebrities:

Cindy Ambuehl -- Out of Practice, JAG, The Bold and the Beautiful
Don Diamont -- The Young & the Restless, Days of our Lives
Adrienne Frantz -- The Bold & the Beautiful, Sunset Beach
Florence LaRue -- six-time Grammy Award Winner with The 5th Dimension and Broadway Tony Award Winner
Kate Linder -- The Young & the Restless
Kyle Lowder -- Days of our Lives
Kristoff St. John -- The Young and the Restless
Paula Trickey -- The OC, Pacific Blue, One Tree Hill, Sliders, CSI, Walker Texas Ranger, Beverly Hills 90210, Renegade
Jackie Zeman -- General Hospital
Arianne Zuker -- Days of our Lives

Below are a few photos of the suite that the make-up and hair department took over for this event which was held at the Hyatt Hotel in La Jolla, California. It was an awesome networking opportunity for me as well and a great way to spend the day.