So I’m loving beauty boxes lately. So fun to get little presents in the mail with new finds on skin care and cosmetics. Hair care in there sometimes, too! Fall feels like the most fun time to have fun with cosmetics because I feel licensed to wear darker colors.
I’ll be embedding those videos here, so those of you that are beauty addicts like me can get your beauty fix. Enjoy!
These boxes are my little recent beauty hobby, and one tiny way of finding beauty in my recent quest of choosing happiness. A shallow hobby, maybe, but I love it. That’s your clue to HOW do these beauty boxes fit in this blog? Sometimes, I will want to write. I love blogging and am an avid reader. Sometimes, I want to talk mental health and neurobiology and how this helps us choose happiness and the choice can then affect our happiness capability. Sometimes I want to talk beauty and fashion. Because in another life (in my mind) I am a stylist. I have background in retail fashion, have done makeup artistry for weddings and plod around in photography.
I am counted on in my family as the go-to stylist. I am honored to consult many family members, even my budding starlet little sis, who will let me pull outfits and shove them in the changing rooms with her. They always work. So it’s just another weird little piece of me that comes naturally. Beauty and style, art and music, just come naturally.
So if it feels like the posts don’t fit together sometimes, I hope this explains some of your feelings. It is odd. It is a little random. Trust me, I know. It was so hard for me to choose a career. I cried for days when I resigned from Madewell and moved home to Oklahoma to try mental health. I still wanted to style people after completing my Masters. I just couldn’t give it up. It was painful to sacrifice that part of me occupationally.
The pull of beauty and fashion is a passionate pull for me. It’s like second nature to know what looks good or what might help others pull a look together. I bet many of you can relate. It’s a piece of you that if you didn’t choose for your career, you will still need to find a way to explore, experiment in, and create with. It’s a part of you. And if you get any boxes, let me know your thoughts.
Beauty addicts, unite!