How a Makeup Class Changed My Life

Happy Tuesday! Today I’m going to get a little personal with you. The content I put on here is supposed to be informative, helpful, and above all fun. I stick to beauty, fashion, and decor. The name of this blog says it all, I want to help you live your best life, one beauty hack, one fashion trend at a time. My goal is to empower you and expose you to things, products, and events you can incorporate or aspire to in your own life! You don’t have to be a slave to the opinions of society or break the bank to live the Stylish Life.

There are some out there that believe clothes and makeup are a waste of time and there are more important things in life. Yes, there are always more important things especially in a world so serious and “woke”. I’m here to give you a break from the harsh realities of our society. Sometimes you need a break! You need some frivolity. Living in a put together home with knick knacks, throw pillows, and wall art or knowing the ends and outs of contouring and highlighting may seem frivolous to some, but these simple things changed my life.

I grew up in a small town in the south where I was constantly trying to fit in but I knew I never would. I was different and I stood out but never on purpose.

I was a confident person in that I was confident in my skills and abilities but I had some major insecurities. I always felt like an ugly duckling and that held me back in a lot of ways.

I’ve always been interested in interior design. I was constantly changing my bedroom around and as I got older my design techniques expanded to other parts of my parent’s home. My passion for beauty came much later. I didn’t start wearing makeup until Jr. High school and by makeup I mean eyeshadow, just eyeshadow. I had one little quad from my mom that was different shades of purple. I expanded a little in college but most of the time I was bare faced.

I really caught the beauty bug about three years after I graduated. I was soaking up all kinds of YouTube tutorials but I wanted more. I found a school near by that taught a certification course in makeup where you ended with a professional portfolio and photo shoot.

I decided to do it!

I could go on and on about what we were taught but I want to share what I learned.

Of course I learned products, skincare, sanitation, and application but above all, this course helped me embrace myself. Every part flaws and all. I walked away from that experience with everything they said I would as well as, a new self confidence, self awareness, and self love.

This experience chipped away at the insecurities I had about myself. It gave me the courage and the gumption to go out and share my knowledge. I’ve used this experience to spearhead my business but also bring you this blog.

I know what it’s like to not like yourself and live in constant comparison. I want to share that you can use your interests and passions to break out of those negative and toxic thoughts, emotions, and actions to not only inspire and help others but live a better life!

Never let anyone put you down for embracing and enjoying the things in life you love and especially don’t do it to yourself. Use every opportunity to share what you know and what you love because you never know what speaks to other people.

Did I go into that makeup course thinking that it would forever alter my life? No way! I was honestly just excited about the makeup kit lol! Little did I know this one event would impact me so much.

To everyone out there struggling with purpose, identity, having dark thoughts, or dealing with self hate this is for you. You can turn it around and it does get better!

Live it. Love it. Style it.

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