Thank you for visiting The MakeUp of Beauty. I have created this space for people who need to escape the ever so present and demanding weight of the internet. Here you will be able to smile a little bigger, laugh a little louder, or be inspired, even if for just five minutes of your day. I figured if I could carve out a small corner of the world-wide-web for a happy place that can be anything you need it to be, then I have done what I set out to do. I entered a time of my life where I needed reassurance, acceptance, motivation...just something that could make me feel like I was put here on Earth for more than just existing. It was only at that moment that I knew what I was here for.
All my life I have struggled with self-love, self-acceptance, and really understanding my worth. Still to this very moment, I have to remind myself daily that I am more than what people visually see me as. Being overweight my whole life, from childhood into adulthood, I didn't know anything other than what people told me, or called me for that matter: balloon, fatty, hippo, disgusting...the list goes on. I can hear these statements and falsities in the back of my mind regularly: when something doesn't work out, when I don't succeed the first time at something, or when I see someone looking at me for an extended period of time (for no other reason than engaging in a conversation or at the chance that person catches a glimpse of me), it immediately becomes an in-depth examination and dissection of all my flaws.
I created The MakeUp of Beauty while working on a project in college about the beauty and cosmetics industry--it was actually the title of my project. I liked it so much and it meant more to me than what it appears to be on the surface (things aren't always as they appear, much like all of us) that as I started thinking of it long after I submitted the project, I knew it was going to be something big for me in the future. My boyfriend helped me through a crazy slump by encouraging me to pick up a hobby. As an artist himself, he suggested creating and designing jewelry, as art is proven to be therapeutic and very healing. I am a writer by design so I wondered how I could put the two together.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Marketing and Management, I hit a wall, as many millennials have. "What am I doing with my life? Where is my degree taking me? Where am I going?" were all thoughts running through my head (and still do, which is normal). Then it hit me; unexpectedly, out of the blue, and hard--like a freight train. If I was sending out hundreds of resumes, cover letters, emails, spending hours upon hours of searching and applying and still yielding "Sorry but you don't have enough experience" responses, I knew I needed to create an opportunity for myself rather than trying to shuffle through a pile of other applicants the size of the Empire State Building and making myself known to an employer. It was then that I created this space; my happy place of creating, inspiring, and empowering others to find what they have been searching for.
I want to show others that you can find the beauty in everything, especially the beauty that lies within you.
I want to share my love of fashion, art, food, life and everything in between with as many people as possible, so please follow me on my journey. I also would love to help inspire you through fashion and beauty, so please subscribe (down below! don't worry, I won't bug you!) and email me with questions about my personal shopping and personal styling services available.