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Chances are that if you are reading this post you probably love beauty as much as I do. Can you recall that moment that you decided that beauty was “your thing”? And what was your beautiful inspiration? I have always been interested in beauty, but when beauty became a way of life was when I found this magazine in a used book store. It is the Allure March 1999 magazine. Nothing about it seemed special when I picked it up but I opened it, flipped through it and KNEW INSTANTLY I had to bring it home. There is a huge writeup on Audrey Hepburn that showed a lot of pictures of her beauty process on set.
Audrey is and always has been my beauty idol; my beautiful inspiration. She is so natural and classic. The picture of her with her makeup artist on the set of Sabrina just cracked me up. I think they may be the first documented duck lips EVAR! It may have been 1952, but she was definitely a gal that was starting big trends.
The most interesting part of the write-up was the actual makeup artist. I know that I am not going to be an actress because… I can’t act, but I know I love beauty and I have a natural talent there. I would kill to get my hands on celebrities and the everyday woman alike and bring their inner beauty to the surface.
So from that moment about 10 years ago I have made several steps into making my life what I want it to be. I got my hands on all of my friends that would let me in the name of transformation, I worked makeup counters, I freelanced at some stores, I even have done some makeup at events. My favorite thing is when someone out of the blue calls and asks me to be the makeup artist at their wedding. But sharing beauty is what I do. I wax poetic about all things beauty to you 7 days a week via this blog. Choosing a career in beauty can be a scary thing.
Your heart wants to live your dream while your head is telling you that going for a more traditional career is the smart thing to do. I have had several jobs over the last 10 years and even though I may have excelled at this and that, they all felt wrong. Nothing was clicking because I wasn’t flexing my creative muscles. Choosing beauty as a career has changed my life. EVERYONE that knows me can see a difference. For the first time in my life I am truly happy. And you know what they say, at least Confucius said… “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Be someone’s beautiful inspiration.
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