My first blog as a beauty guru?
A question I had to ask myself.. am I an influencer? Honestly my answer would immedately be no, nope, not even close. Instead of allowing my anxiety, fear, and self loathing to guide all of my life decisions, I am choosing to move out of my comfort zone and put everything into this blog. I am so far from a beauty guru that it’s not even funny, but my driving passion in life has always been all things makeup, beauty and skincare.. and writing. Granted, I’ve been pretty busy this past decade giving birth and raising 8 (yes, 8) tiny human beings.. so I haven’t had much time for anything besides bottles, diapers, and time outs. So I’m pretty rusty in all the above categories.
But that’s okay, because today is the day. Today is the day I branch out beyond just being “mommy” and do something I enjoy.
Beauty and writing.
I never would have thought in a million years I’d be someone attempting to give others advice and tips on makeup. Believe me, I’m basically more of a man than my husband sometimes. I’ve lived in pajamas and yoga pants since my first child was born, which Im pretty sure I still have and loaf around in those same 12 year old PJs. I don’t really have a “style” other than PTA mom on Wednesday’s when I have to put pants on and go outside. So I’m the last person who should be giving anyone else advice on anything beauty related, but I love the idea of makeup. I love the idea of sitting down at my makeup table and turning the frump, exhausted, bags under her eyes mother into someone else. Someone glamorous, someone who goes to galas and parties and is invited to all these wonderful events. Someone who has equally beautiful acquaintances and an ideal social life. Wow.. this just took a really sad, pathetic turn didn’t it?
But seriously, that’s the wonderful thing about it. It’s still you, just a more elevated you, and that chick is a bad ass. Honestly to me the most fun part is collecting. I love collecting beautiful and colorful palettes and trying a new foundation every week. I love the hunt for an amazing deal, finding and buying a product for half its original cost.. it’s such a fulfilling feeling. I’m normally trying new foundations, new concealers, new brow products, new skin care routines, all the time, every week. Finding what works best and what’s the best deal for your money yet also yields results. Those are the things I’m interested in as a consumer/“influencer”. And if I can meet some new friends along the way that share my same interests, then I will have accomplished what I set out to do.
So if you’re looking for another Jeffree Star or Nikkie Tutorials, then let me apologize in advance because I am nowhere near that level of stature and just plain amazing-ness. You’ll be sadly disappointed. But if you are looking for a lumpy every day mom that loves a good deal, all things beauty and wants to share her experiences.. let’s be real, I’ll probably disappoint in that area also. So let’s just jump right in with my first beauty dedicated blog, head on over to the next post if you’re interested in reading my opinion you never asked for, on... drum roll please....
K-Beauty inspired, a newer drug store brand Joah Beauty!
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