Oh yes, a beauty blog.
I’ve been dying to do this type of blog for years now, and I was finally able to wear the Manolo down after about three years of bugging him about it. Because I’m that persuasive.
Am I some type of beauty expert? A person who has any type of professional makeup experience?
But, I will assure you that at the tender age of eleven I was already pawing through my sister’s Seventeen magazines and avidly reading up on the correct way to apply eyeshadow (which really, hasn’t changed a whole lot in the thirty years since) and the best way to highlight your cheekbones.
My tween self took all of this advice to heart, having already covertly practiced with my grandmother’s Avon products while she was away at work, as my mother didn’t really wear makeup. Luckily for me, my grandmother had a bathroom filled with all kinds of beauty products for me to enjoy. Not because I thought I was ugly without them, but the colors, the textures, and the scents were all too intoxicating for me to resist. It was, indeed, futile.
As I got older and my checkbook expanded, so did my range of products. I bought everything from expensive hair conditioner to tinted moisturizer to lotions with acid in them and everything in between.
So while I’m no professional, I am someone with more than a passing interest in the world of beauty, and always have been. I also own no fewer than fifteen lipsticks at any one time, all of which are used regularly. Which either means I really like lipstick or I need to enter some type of twelve step program.
I’d like to use this site to chat about all the things we use to make ourselves look (hopefully) better than before we applied them.
So pull up a chair, powder your nose, and let’s go!