My love for beauty started a long time ago, when I was just a little girl. I would watch my mother get ready for work in the mornings and couldn’t help but stare. I was so intrigued and wanted to get my hands on makeup as soon as possible. I remember constantly asking for her old makeup when she was going to throw it away or using my hard earned allowance to purchase my own. As time progressed, I spent hours in front of my mirror in my bedroom trying every look I could come up with. I eventually taught myself how to apply my makeup on myself correctly. I did this with lots and lots of practice and by the time YouTube came around, I was watching makeup tutorials all day long. There are a few beauty influencers that I have gotten my inspiration from. Some of them include, but are not limited to: Linda Hallberg, KathleenLights, Jaclyn Hill, Tati Westbrook and Shaaanxo. They make me feel like my dreams are achievable!
It took me a while to get back to school after I graduated from high school. I dabbled in cosmetology, but soon learned that in cosmetology school, much of the focus was on hair and nails and I knew that wasn’t what I wanted to do. So, yes, I ended up being a beauty school drop out. I also came to the realization that I didn’t enjoy putting makeup on others as much as I enjoyed putting in on myself, so being a makeup artist was out of the question too. At this point, I was quite discouraged and felt like makeup was just going to have to be a hobby instead of a career. I ended up going to university for Nursing because I thought it was a safe choice, until I had an epiphany one night!! I didn’t need to give up on my passion just because the few things I tried didn’t work out, there are still so many options out there! I’m still working towards my Bachelor’s Degree, but focusing more on Chemistry so that I can go into the business of creating makeup as a cosmetic chemist, or even working on a product development team for a high end cosmetics brand.
For now, I will continue with my degree while working full-time and keeping up with this new and exciting adventure as a beauty blogger!!