Stephanie Beard

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!!