So I realized that I have never really introduced myself to you guys. So here it goes!
My name is Kate and I am currently living in Idaho and going to school for communications with an emphasis in public relations. I also work on campus in the IT department in the communications office.
I am also currently engaged! My fiance’s name is Chris and he is my favorite human being.
We met on campus and we are planning to get married in September! You can go check out my latest post about wedding planning here.
I also really love makeup and beauty. I started struggling with my skin a little over a year ago and I tried every remedy under the sun. Eventually I broke down and went to a dermatologist here. They gave me not one, not two, but three prescriptions to attack the issue. Albeit my skin definitely struggled a bit at the beginning and eventually came out better and clearer on the other side.
The prescriptions made my skin dryer than the Sahara desert. They also made my skin BURN so much. There were nights I would open the window (during winter when it was below 0 and snowing) so that I could feel the cold air on my face while I laid in Chris’ lap trying not to cry because it made my skin burn more.
My skin has gotten a little better since then and now it only gets dry and burns right around my period.
(Here’s a side by side of my skin 8 months ago and my skin now)
I have also really fallen in love with makeup through this whole process. When I had really bad skin I hated makeup because I didn’t feel like it was covering up enough. Now I have come to the realization that I don’t like to use makeup to cover my skin up but rather to show off my skin. (I know that sounds cliche but whatever.)
I work in a professional environment so the first few times I went to work with pizza face it was a huge struggle. Then I realized that not only was it helping my skin to get better but it was also helping me be more confident.
Now I love that I can wear makeup to show off my skin and I feel so much better about it. I think that not wearing as much makeup now helps me to feel more confident in my skin and realize that no one thinks my skin looks as bad as I do.
I started watching beauty vloggers in high school and I thought they were so cool. I always thought they were these really cool girls who were so pretty and had this really awesome talent. Around this time was when I started really getting into beauty but I had no idea what I was doing. It wasn’t until a little over a year ago when I started to get somewhere and to a point where other people started asking me for my advice.
So that is kind of how I got to where I am now.
Let me know how you guys started to be interested in beauty and blogging in the comments!