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Your so-called beauty expert

At an early age, I felt an undeniable urge to express myself. As a child I was painfully shy, so while speaking my thoughts was difficult, writing them down came quite naturally. In fact, it came so naturally that I found myself getting lost in each and every mark I made on paper. I left notebook after notebook brimming with carefully thought out comics, short stories and poems that spoke in ways I physically could not. I knew that no matter what I did with my life, writing would always be a big part of it.

This strong desire to express myself led me through some interesting adolescent phases. It wasn't enough to just write down my thoughts. I wanted to express them in a different sort of way, starting with the clothes on my back. Pinstriped skirts over flared jeans and black Chuck Taylors with dolled up homecoming dresses (forever cringing), I committed every fashion faux pas in the book.

While I mimicked family members, friends and celebrities, I never could quite place my finger on what my personal "style" was. The signature style that exemplified who I was. To be honest I still don't know what it is, but through plenty and I mean, plenty, of trial and error I learned all about what I liked. Which clothes looked good on me and which didn't. Which patterns accentuated my figure and which made me wonder what I was thinking when I got dressed in the morning.

From discovering my so-called personal style to figuring out which beauty products my skin loves, I have found myself possessing a wealth of knowledge that I'd like to share with you all. So, while I may not be considered an "expert" I will tell you this: I have made every fashion, makeup, skin care mistake there is to make. That being said, I've also taught myself how to fix those mistakes. But, I mean let's face it making those mistakes was pretty fun.

So now that we've gotten to know each other a little better, what do you say we continue down this beauty path together?

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