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Tracie Rosales has always loved fashion and make-up. After graduating from college, Tracie went to National Makeup Academy, and then to M.A.C. school. After moving to Northern Virginia with her husband, she decided to start her own company “Makeup Artistry by Tracie”.

In the four years that Makeup Artistry by Tracie has been a company, it has been honored with several awards and milestones. In 2007, The Washington Mystics (WNBA) invited Tracie to participate in events and do the girls' makeup, which she does every year. In 2008, MABT was invited to the White House’s staff appreciation day, to speak about skin care and makeup. MABT was also honored by winning the 2008 Home Based Business of the Year. In 2009 Makeup Artistry by Tracie was featured in Northern Virginia Magazine as Best Makeup Application. Tracie volunteers for charities such as The Loudoun Small Business Development Center, Arthritis Foundation, Nationals Incorporated Pageants, Active Girlz, and The Soldiers Angels Foundation.

12th Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

On Saturday December 3rd, the Potomac River will light up as the 12th Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lightstakes place.  The festivities will start at 4pm and the parade at 6pm. More than 50 illuminated powerboats and sailboats  will cruise the Potomac River from Washington DC to Alexandria.

Photo Credit: About.com

The festivities will include free photos with Santa for children and dogs along with musical performances to start the event off.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at the marina by fireboat at 4:15 p.m. and be at the gazebo.

A panel of judges will award prizes in several categories including Best in Show,

Photo Credit: WHW.com

Hardiest Souls and Thinking Outside the Christmas Box.  Cheer your favorites on from the docks and waterfront parks of Alexandria.

See why HGTV named Alexandria a “Top 10 Christmas Town” and visit this holiday season starting with the parade of lights.

WHEN: December 3, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Alexandria Marina
O Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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