As with many people within the creative industry I’ve always known that I couldn’t do a normal 9-5 job, day in day out going through the same repetitive motions. However, that doesn’t always mean that known exactly what I wanted o do with my career; I’ve taken many different roads and they all seem to have led me round and round in circles but makeup and skincare is the thing that I never get bored of because it’s my passion.
There’s been a lot of confusion along the way that has led me to write about my passion and dedicate some time to youtube too, before that there was dancing, business studies, general jobs & even a medical degree but none of them I could seem to stick at!
A lot of people will try to say that if you do what you love it doesn’t feel like work, I disagree with that statement because when I do what I love I work very, very hard but I enjoy it and don’t mind putting in the hours to see the results. I used to paint a lot when I was younger and as I started getting older I’d play with my mothers/sisters makeup and found myself asking for more products every opportunity I could, birthdays, christmas etc eventually by the time I was in my mid teens I started to apply to work behind the scenes on catwalks as an assistant and was immediately obsessed. I’d soak up all the information and knowledge that was thrown at me, in time my hard work and resilience paid off and I started doing the models makeup/hair.
After the taster I decided to train in beauty to get a good knowledge of skin care then progressed onto a HND for media makeup and special effects, later down the line I went to university to study in similar subjects regarding skincare. Throughout my studies I dedicated my time to finding photoshoots with maximum publicity and was featured in over 100 magazines not to mention websites, TV work & general makeup work also such as bridal etc. After a while the pressure of living on a job to job basis regardless of how good the pay may of been, was stressful to say the least.
I’d been brain storming for weeks until I thought ‘I could start a blog’, I’ve always thought about writing a book so I figured that blog writing would be something I could enjoy, I can share the knowledge I have and learn things along the way as I go. So far it’s working out great for me! It gives me the extra time I need, something to focus on that I’m passionate about & doing tutorials on youtube just brings something different to the table! My advice is that if your thinking about starting a blog or even just playing with the idea of it, I say go for it!
Don’t overthink the topic, don’t give yourself time to talk yourself out of it because the worst care scenario is that you don’t like it and find it’s not for you but I promise you it was a great move for me and for many others too.