Army mechanic starts cosmetics brand

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Shi-Fawn Chee with two of her “beauty boxes”

Growing up in LeChee, Arizona, Shi-Fawn Chee was a tomboy who liked to play sports.

After high school she even enlisted in the Army. She never really had an interest in things like makeup until she was almost 20 years old.

Today, that has completely changed.

She is now the owner of Blended Girl Cosmetics and sells “beauty boxes.”

After her time in active duty as a mechanic who worked on Humvees, she tried out for the “Women of the Navajo” calendar and was selected.

This brought her to modeling and where she developed an appreciation for the power of makeup.

“From there I felt this confidence whenever I applied makeup that I didn’t really have growing up,” Chee said. “I know it’s sad to say.


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Pauly Denetclaw

Pauly Denetclaw is Meadow People born for Towering House People. She was raised in Manuelito and Naschitti, New Mexico. She was the co-recipient of the Native American Journalist Association's 2016 Richard LaCourse Award for Investigative Reporting. Denetclaw is currently finishing her degree in multimedia journalism from the University of New Mexico - Main. Denetclaw covers a range of topics including genetic research, education, health, social justice issues and small businesses. She loves coffee, writing and being with her family. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Her handle is @pdineclah