I just wanted to share a little about my background and how it all started, which was with makeup. As you may know I've always been into beauty but I was obsessed with makeup. I fell down the rabbit hole of YouTube when the beauty community was just starting. I would watch hours and hours of tutorials and makeup reviews and spent a pretty penny myself on everything that was new and raved about.
I decided back in 2009/2010 that I wanted to be a part of this community so I started a YouTube channel. I would post reviews on products, makeup tutorials, anything and everything I would film and post because if I could help one person than that meant everything to me. This was just a hobby of mine while I was attending a University to get a degree in Hospitality. Once I started getting brands wanting to send me products and I was monetized I felt so accomplished.
After years in the hospitality industry and not going anywhere I decided in 2016 that I wanted to pursue my passion in makeup, so I filled out an application at a local Sephora and got hired. This is where I THRIVED with my creativity. I felt like I belonged and I did because all my coworkers were just as talented if not even more talented.
In less than 6 months of being with Sephora, I was reposted on their Instagram page! I was EXTREMELY SURPRISED and just beyond grateful for that because at the time, they had 8.5 Million Followers so this was a BIG DEAL!
After this repost, I had a lot of new followers, a lot of support but I also received a lot of hate because my makeup look wasn't that great, my eyebrows were so ugly and this stung. As happy as I was in that moment, all the hate comments really got to me. It was discouraging but I still kept posting, I still kept creating because this is truly what made me happy. I created some memorable looks that are still my favorite til this day.
After a while, I started losing my creativity, the spark and passion wasn't there. I would get more hate and not as much support, so I kind of stopped. I really started getting into skincare and making my skin more beautiful. Feeling more comfortable in my skin, wearing less and less makeup because I wanted to be proud of what was underneath all the makeup. This is where my love for skincare grew. Here I am today, years later still with that same passion in beauty, still wanting to help others but in so many different ways. Not only on how to apply makeup, or how to use a skincare product but to truly help you be more confident in yourself.
I hope you liked my little story of how it all started. I didn't know what to post for my first makeup blog but thought, I need to give them a little background on how I fell in love with this industry. I still til this day love makeup but love it differently. I love freelancing and helping those feel beautiful, not so much creative myself. So if you ever need a freelancer, I am your girl, feel free to contact me with any questions! :)