Allie Testoni

Allie Testoni
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Allie is calling Florida home again since leaving for college, sometimes all a girl needs to start a new chapter of her life is a little sunshine and endless amounts of tourists. She is a single/divorced mama bear to two little girls, and is excited to share what this new chapter of her life is teaching her. After obtaining a degree in Psychology, she found herself in the obvious career of starting her own business as a Makeup Artist (www.MakeupbyAllisonPaige.com) as well as the Jacksonville Moms Blog Sales Coordinator. She finds that champagne is her spirit animal, will only drink her coffee black, and has a very odd dislike for brownies. Her days are filled with fighting over princess dresses, raising tiny humans with a positive co-parenting relationship, making meatballs so good your grandma would be jealous, mascara collecting, sarcasm and LOTS of love. When not at home Amazon Priming her entire life, you can find her at the beach, reading 3 different books at once, or having random dance parties wherever the music moves her.

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