Sammie Colletta Kolk
clean beauty. makeup artist. creative content + styling
Canadian living in North Carolina. I love to make people feel & look beautiful, whether it be with makeup or styling.
Hi! I’m Samantha Colletta Kolk, aka ‘hullosam‘ (hŭll-oh -sam – that’s a short u vowel , ha) – but you can call me Sammie! I’m a Canadianbred, Ontario native who grew up running in the 6…Toronto, I grew up in Toronto. In my later youth, I moved to Montreal where I learned how to speak fluent French. (But really, it’s like a smaller version of France. Someone take me back! To France, that is..jk, Montreal too.) Having moved around a lot – Connecticut to Nashville, then most recently Charlotte, I’d like to think I’m always up for new adventures. My favourite activities are spending time with Davey (my husband), my family and I adore traveling! I love a good road-trip – with great snacks, please! I’m a huge snacker. I have a slight obsession with anything beauty, fashion and yes, makeup (especially a good lipstick)! I love the beach, seafood, anything Parisian, a good sweat at spin class and all things musical (I’m always listening to music, and my blog originally was a music blog before I transitioned into full–time clean beauty as Ma Vie En Vert ).
I’ve spent most of my life with sensitivities and intolerances – ranging from skin to food, dairy and more – nowadays I’m living a gluten-free, dairy-free and (sorta) sugar-free life. (The latter is not so easy, with my sweet-tooth.) It’s easier said than done, but organic food is key to my clean living and feeling good! I’d say my passion for all things ‘ green’ came to fruition when I realized that I not only wanted to put pure, safe and healthy things IN my body – but ON my body. After all, our skin is a highly complex functioning organ that reflects our health and wellbeing. If the health of our skin is nurtured, this helps to promote full health to the body & mind. In return, we get healthy glowing skin!
Last but not least, I’ve got a background in makeup-artistry and love to make-up faces! My goal is to make my clients feel as beautiful on the outside, as they are on the inside. I am all for giving you tips and tricks on how to achieve a specific look, or where to buy products! If you’d like to see my work on Instagram, just look up the hashtag #makeuptipswithsammie.
My skin type: sensitive/combination with occasional hormonal breakouts + some dry patches. (My skin can be quite all over the board at times…but this is usually how it is!)
Solo, Gather The Vows: Bridal Makeup, LaCa Projects Art Gallery - Charlotte, NC (This was a wedding market for the modern bride. I showcased my bridal makeup and other event makeup and more. I had a live model to showcase some looks as well.)
October, 2013 – Present • Charlotte, NC
Makeup application (Studio, editorial, bridal, event and more)
Offer in-studio or at home consultations and clean beauty swap-outs
Host beauty events with a live model
hullosam | ma vie en vert
July, 2011 – Present • Charlotte, NC
Develop a social media strategy to increase the following of my website and social media platforms.
Create fresh, up-to-date content for blog, social medias, etc.
Photograph + style products, edit, curate.
Curate new beauty looks and tutorials.
Edit photos through Lightroom
Maintain consistent, quality relationships with followers
June, 2014 – January, 2018 • Surrey, British Columbia
Posting makeup tips + tutorials twice a month.
Taking photos of makeup/skincare products, tagging them appropriately.
Promoting EcoDiva Beauty and their products, blog posts, Instagram posts and more.
Working remotely from home, communicating with EcoDiva through e-mail, social media etc.
September, 2014 – December, 2015 • Charlotte, NC
Running personal and business errands, scheduling appointments, filing, placing print orders, keeping supplies stocked, packaging and shipping client gifts/product deliverables and maintaining cleanliness in the studio.
Managing some social media accounts. I.e. business Facebook account by uploading edited photos, creating new albums, managing submission processes for blog/magazine publication, posting edited photos on Pinterest.
Performing research and development for new business initiatives, arranging travel details, prepping/cleaning camera equipment prior to shoots/weddings
Social Media Manager
June, 2014 – September, 2014 • Charlotte, NC
Assessing the customer’s need, within social media platforms to better achieve customer satisfaction.
Assist with social media strategy development to increase profitability and customer relationships;
Manage, maintain, communicate, post through all social media platforms;
Provide insight on the best practices for leveraging social media technologies;
Provide Social Media Calendars and/or written or verbal reports, upon request;
Develop and expand Social Media community to increase profitability and visibility on the web;
Monitor trends in Social Media tools, applications, channels, design and strategy;
Build brand awareness by photographing jewelry, promoting on different social medias, etc;
Promote services/jewelry on social media platforms such as Instagram, Tumblr, and Vine.
January, 2014 – January 2015 • Charlotte, NC
Specialized web research and presentations; producing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations; QuickBooks Online – responsible for accounts and budgets; Creating job proposals and invoices. Social Media Management. Manage visual website design and content to peak customers interest; Curate relevant content to maintain consistency; Write editorial content to engage customers; Monitor, listen and respond to users in a “Social” way, while cultivating leads and sales; Develop and expand community and/or blogger outreach efforts; Oversee design (i.e: Facebook Timeline cover, profile pic, thumbnails, ads, landing pages, Twitter profile, and blog); Design, create and manage promotions and Facebook ad campaigns; Monitor trends in Social Media tools, applications, channels, design and strategy.
Also assist in interior design aspects, aesthetics, brainstorming, design consultations etc.
Client Success Manager (Internship)
January, 2014 – February, 2014 • Charlotte, NC
Assessed client needs to achieve customer satisfaction.
Attended to various aspects of office management to ensure smooth company operation.
Executed project coordination by managing schedules, tasks and asset collection.
Managed client social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Created Social Media Content and Editorial Calendars.
Wrote blog posts about digital marketing on a regular basis.
Learned about all aspects of digital marketing, including PR, social media, SEO, PPC and website strategy.
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