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Kelli Ciola

Stylist & co-owner mAKe cosemtics, Kelli Ciola is a renaissance woman when it comes to fashion. Her journey from traveling English teacher to style guru is the perfect lesson in staying true to what’s important and discovering your personal joy. I spent two years in Japan teaching English. I was there for the tsumani disaster and realized how much family meant. Before that happened, I thought I was going to keep teaching English and traveling, I ultimately regrouped and decided to move back home to Ohio. My sister Ashley and I started mAKe cosmetics after she had her daughter and was already making her own natural products. I’ve always made my own stuff – even when I was little I was into making my own little potions! We wanted the line to have a make-it-your-own, DIY feel. Plus make means make-up in Japanese. My personal style is eco-friendly minimalism with a boho-edge, or tailored free spirit – it’s always evolving! My style inspirations come from traveling. When I lived in Germany I had a style identity crisis! It made me re-evaluate and ask myself what my personal style really was. Go-to outfit: It involves a neutral palate (blush + khaki) and is feminine (not girly-girly) and fresh. I love dresses because they’re low maintence. I like keeping it simple with minimal layers and lots of accessories. In my makeup bag: I always wear mascara + mAKe lip gloss. I make my face powder out of arrowroot and cocoa powder and use coconut oil to remove make up. Instead of buying dry shampoo, I make my own with baby powder and arrowroot. Lemon also makes a really awesome toner and deodorant. I guess I love using products I can also eat! Favorite places to shop in Columbus: I love local boutiques like Rowe and Thread. Bend Active is great for fitness gear and Pluma Jewelry is wonderful for jewelry. She remembers every piece she makes! d

Profile for Wonderfilled Magazine

Wonderfilled Magazine Volume Two  

Discover Columbus, Ohio! Exploring the world around us, one city at a time, through food, craft, art and design. Everything that makes life...

Wonderfilled Magazine Volume Two  

Discover Columbus, Ohio! Exploring the world around us, one city at a time, through food, craft, art and design. Everything that makes life...

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