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I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14


The word fearfully means: with great reverence, heart-felt interest and with respect. The word wonderfully means: unique, set apart, marvelous.
— Hana Hutchcroft

We all look in the mirror to see what? My vision is to speak life to that broken part within each of us. Our beauty is so far beyond what a mirror reveals. In order to maintain the inner and outer beauty, it all begins within.  That can also follow with some fabulous skin care and regimens. And why not have some fun with some colors...simply to enhance, not to change. What are you looking for?

What do you see when you look in the mirror?

Amanda Pence, owner of Far Above Rubies, graduated from the Aveda Institute of Esthetics in Houston, Texas in 2002. She has held active licenses in both Texas and Iowa, where she has worked as an esthetician and makeup artist for some of the most prestigious spas and cosmetic lines.    

Her experience and knowledge awarded her the opportunity to work as a makeup artist for a national modeling agency. She now uses her expertise to teach other women the skills they seek to look and feel their best by offering lessons on makeup application. Keeping up with the latest trends in the beauty industry has made her an educator to her clients, friends, and family.

Amanda lives in Cedar Rapids with her husband and their two children. She has found that, while putting her family first, she has been able to follow her passion of helping others feel confident.

 "I am now pursuing my own business in hopes to fulfill and grow my vision - to inspire the inner and outer beauty of women and young ladies that cross my path."  Amanda Pence, Owner and Esthetician of Far Above Rubies