Hey guys. So I did a pretty big makeup clear-out the other day; set a lot of unused products aside for donation, and threw a lot more than I anticipated I would out. During this process I came across products that made me take a little walk, or actually maybe a long stroll, down memory lane. Does this happen to you? Certain makeup items that I’ve had for a while take me back to where I was when I got them – what was going on in my life, where I was living, etc. It’s definitely a cathartic, semi-emotional experience for me, as years leading up to 2017 weren’t all that great.
Most of the above I purchased while living and going to law school in Washington, D.C. This three year period was both incredible and extremely challenging, mentally and emotionally. Incredible in that I met so many people who are still so important to me (so many memories of doing friends’ makeup, talking about favorite products with Ashlyn + Faith, girl wine nights…). Challenging in that I felt so unstable job-wise immediately after law school, and was juggling work and a dying relationship.
I haven’t written about deeply personal things much on here, but I want you to thank you guys for sticking with me through everything. Blogging was more of an outlet to me than you can imagine. I turned to taking photos and talking/writing about my favorite topic when I was experiencing anxiety from studying for the bar exam, from failing the bar exam, from feeling trapped in an unhealthy relationship, from feeling alone in my apartment all week, every week, from feeling like a failure for not having secured a big law job after graduation, from feeling unsure about so many life choices. This blog was a constant, and I am acutely grateful. Grateful that I pushed myself to publish everyday, and even more so that you were reading and interacting with me.
Thinking about how far I’ve come from feeling despondent and unable to peel myself off of the couch makes me really appreciate my life now, especially as I am about to embark on an entirely new career beginning tomorrow. I am so much more aware of the smaller joys in life, and for the past year and a half I have been privileged enough to live with someone who I consider a true partner in everything.
Well, this post took a bit of a turn! All of this is to say thank you for taking this journey with me. If you’re going through something similar to what I described above, know that bigger things await you. Push forward, take chances, change things up. Start a blog, write about things you love. Be honest and passionate, and people will want to read and interact with what you have to say.
My Forever Favorites
Urban Decay Naked Palette. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black. Burberry Gold Copper. Nars Cream Eyeshadow Stick in Goddess. Le Metier de Beaute Lipstick in Marrakech. Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss in Lucky. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk. Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow. Le Metier de Beaute Creme Fresh Tint in Poppy. Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate. Nars Chelsea Girls Lip Gloss. Glossier Boy Brow. Tom Ford Lip Lacquer. Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palette. Glossier Skin Tint. Smashbox L.A. Lights Silver Lake Sunset. Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Lovesick. Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Bitch Perfect. Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme in Cafe Creme. Mac Lipstick in Patisserie.