I basically created this blog because my dream job will always be beauty editor for Elle Magazine. Well any major publication really but I really don't see that happening anytime soon. But if you saw my makeup collection you'd think otherwise. Oddly enough, my hair care remains pretty simple: Fekkai shampoo/conditioner and Fekkai Coiff Controle: Ironless Straigntening Balm (works pretty good without a flat iron but I like my hair frizz free so I still use a flat iron on my ends). I have always been the type of person without a big-picture game plan - I guess you could say that I live in the moment. Yeah, that's cool if you're 23 but at 36...having a plan is actually pretty smart. This blog has encompassed my love of beauty and a will to set deadlines for myself to write about my thoughts of products on my bathroom counter or shoes hiding in my closet. I learned that I can't always post something live - literally written 10 mns earlier before posting - I need to fine tune my editing eye. Also if my bosses caught me writing about my Ammo palette victory that may be frowned upon. Looks like I still have time management issues. I hope you never see my cubicle!
I am a work in progress...it's the story of my life!
I also learned that I really need to spend time with my daughter's crayola set to get familiar with more colors. I went to FIDM in SF for a good 3 months before dropping out. You cannot be a fashion designer if your patterns are always off by 1/8" - good thing I caught this early on. I took a color theory class and actually got a 98/100 for a color wheel I painted myself. I also got an A on a color gradation project using colors from magazine ads. Now when I'm trying to describe a sparkly magenta gloss I'm just in a loss of words. This is where a 88 crayon box comes in handy - did you know there's a Mac and Cheese color? It's like brown yellow - I know not as appetizing as the name itself. I even turned to my art school graduate husband to help me describe a color. I love his nerdiness; when he was unsure about a color he actually looked it up online - love him!!
Also, I understand there's only so much you can write about so many glosses and round toe heels but I guess I can look at it from the editorial point of view. How many times can you write about the difference between skinny jeans and jeggings? I'm not a fan of jeggings but I must admit it's fun to say! It's the passion that really drives me to try that teal eyeliner or red lipstick and write about it. I'm not trying to win a legion of fans, I guess I'm just writing from my heart and what truly makes me happy. I am also from the school of thought if you don't try it you may surprise yourself. If you failed - you tried and nobody can take that away from you!
I have learned a lot from my blogging sisters. If anything, they are the reason why I'm here. I share a common interest with them but I guess I'm trying to voice my opinion and my own concerns. I just hope someone out there reading can say, 'hey I have eczema issues too or that's what that color looks like on someone with the same dark skintone'. I can let go of my beauty editor fantasy in exchange for helping someone else out or encouraging a scared soul to put on that red lipstick and own it. You can wear that 4' heeled shoe - just be sure to carry a spare set of walking flats just in case! Hey at least you tried, right?
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As for the term, lazy intellectual. It by was an old friend of mine who's a psychologist - he was one of the driving forces encouraging me to go back to school to finish my undergrad. I did, albeit I felt like the only 30 yr old receiving her Fine Arts degree amidst a bunch of 23 yr olds. He didn't give up on me - he was like a paternal figure and I wasn't offended by that term if anything, I was flattered. He is a very smart man and for him to see my potential...well I'll never forget him for that.