Born to be alive


Two years ago today I got a new lease on life....

2/17/2014 I had to go to Albany Med for a "routine" procedure as I had a miscarriage at 20 weeks and had to have a D&E. Little did I know I would come much to closer to dying then I ever thought I would.

I've been told I'm a "rare bird" on many instances and if something is weird or unusual or never happens, it will happen to me in all aspect of my life. Just call me Genn with a G as in, G is for Glitch...

After this procedure I developed DIC and nearly bled to death. In Dr. Clark's 30 something years of being an ObGyn and specializing in this procedure, he had only seen it one other time.

Anyways. I'd just like to take the time out to say that never once since then have I taken life for granted. At first it was all I could do just to get out of bed and have motivation to do daily chores. Now, for the first time ever in my life Im excited to wake up and tackle the day and I actually get up when the alarm goes off without snoozing for an hour. I'm not as cranky in the morning (AS).

Everything smells better, tastes sweeter and looks brighter. I'm so unbelievably thankful for getting a second chance at life and getting things right.

Sending love up to our little angel in heaven and taking comfort knowing we've got a few friends and family members enjoying their company.


Genn Shaughnessy

MUAH MakeUp And Hair , 1811 Western Ave , Albany, NY 12203

Genn Shaughnessy is a Commercial MakeUp Artist, Licensed Hair Stylist and Beauty Expert in Albany, NY who provides camera ready makeup and hair styling services for HD, TV, Photo and Film. 

Genn’s ability to produce various types of MakeUp Artistry and Hair Styling for HDTV, Photo and mixed media demonstrates her amazing eye for detail and her ability to think outside the lines of conventional thinking. Genn's vast knowledge of cosmetics & beauty tools shines in writing and producing beauty segments, blog posts and educational tutorials.

Genn Shaughnessy has numerous film, print and web  credits to her name that include FOX, People Magazine, Teen People Magazine American Idols Live and Trading Spaces. She combines tremendous talent and make-up savvy with a plethora of experience and the ability to deliver uncompromising quality of work to every professional work setting.

Genn has trained under various accredited Directors and Department Heads and can boast working with celebrity clients such as; Ron Perlman, Judy Greer, Michael Shannon, Thomas Lennon, Christina Hendricks, Michael Torpey, Carrie Underwood, Alessandro Nivola, Alicia "Lecy" Goranson, Julianne Nicholson, David Cassidy, NY Giants Brandon Jacobs, and even former New York State Governor Elliot Spitzer.

Genn is also available for public speaking engagements, corporate training & seminars and private or industry staff makeup lessons.