Friday, August 26, 2011

Well, hello there lovelies!

So I know I definitely want to start a beauty blog of some sort. I started to post things on a luuux account, however I find the site to be too cluttered for me to navigate. I'll link to posts on there as often as I can, but I think I will primarily post beauty related rants and adventures on here.

For starters, I suppose I'll tell you a bit about myself and my beauty journey.
(Mostly for those of you who either don't know me or don't know about this part of my life.)

My name is Vanessa, but I typically go by Nessa (or Ness) for short. I'm 20 years old and I'm just your average college student. I somewhat consider myself a late bloomer and definitely a makeup beginner. I only wore the occasional eye liner and lip gloss in high school, and that wasn't even until my senior year. I had very traditional parents who felt I was too young to be wearing makeup. My mother always said that I had my entire life to mess with my face and that I had no one to impress. Oddly enough, she was a total Mac-aholic (it's genetic, I swear!)

Anyways, I didn't start getting into makeup until a good friend of mine experimented on me with his personal kit. Little by little, he had me putting on a little more liner here, and a bit of powder there. Next thing you know, I'm a junior in college with a pretty decent collection. I hardly leave the house without a full face of makeup and I could not be more happy about it.

Loads of my friends are guys or girls that just flat out HATE wearing makeup. They all think it's a petty waste of time and money. If you fall under that category, I suggest you either keep those rude comments to yourself or just click the little x-button and be on your way. :)

I was a bit of an ugly duckling growing up, and I feel that now I have more control over my appearance. I'm not necessarily trying to cover myself up, instead I am just enhancing what I already have. For the first time in years, I actually have self-confidence and I feel as though I can go about my day with my chin held high.

So basically how I have been progressing in my makeup journey is through YouTube. I've been watching hours upon hours of tutorials, collection videos and product reviews. I've been sitting in front of a mirror with countless gurus virtually by my side, walking me through every step. It sounds silly to those who are unfamiliar, but it honestly is how I've learned about cosmetic and beauty related awesomeness thus far. So through my blog, I will record my journey as well as share tips and tricks that I learn along the way with all of you!

I hope to meet new beauties and fellow makeup lovers!