I recently started a second job at one of my favorite beauty stores (wink wink), and I have never felt more inspired by the beauty industry. Being around fellow beauty lovers and people who are dedicated to connecting folks to their perfect beauty products brings me so much joy. This new chapter of my beauty story could only truly be immortalized by a haul.
It seems I mark any celebration (or non-celebration) with NARS. One of the last career events I observed included my first-ever NARS Audacious lipstick in Annabella. I can now say I've added three more of those beauties to my collection in Anna, Bette, and Rita (my favorite name, as it belongs to my mom).
If there is an Hourglass powder, chances are I'm going to lust after it until I'm able to add it to my collection. The Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light is my latest addition that I can't wait to dig into. In my early uses I've noted its soft-focus quality, which makes my skin look airbrushed and luminous while also setting my makeup. It's perfection.
My favorite liquid concealer at the moment is the Maybelline Fit Me, but I'm doing my darnedest to move away from non-cruelty-free brands like Maybelline. That has led me back to an old and similar favorite, the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. The beauty aisle right before checkout at my store now has itsy bitsy little minis of this concealer in Vanilla, and I am so happy I don't have to miss out on it.
I think it's safe to say that NARS is my beauty soulmate. Or spirit animal.
Ever since I was a little girl I've loved dinosaurs. As an adult my love can be celebrated in conjunction with another love - beauty. This TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL Dinoplatz lip balm in #2 Beet Jam has a dang apatosaurus on the packaging, is the perfect red color, AND is cruelty free, so clearly we're meant to be.
Working in beauty sure has its perks. Expect my beauty obsession to skyrocket in the coming months.