I know what you’re thinking:
“Really? Another beauty blog?”
“Wow. Everyone’s suddenly a ‘blogger’ these days.”
“Why should I read this one if there’s two million others out there?”
Or maybe even:
“Who is this girl?”
Believe me. I hear you. So let’s start from the beginning.
My name is Margaret Shaul. I’m a 21-year-old college student living in Nashville, Tennessee. I began my makeup journey earlier than most. In fourth grade I got my hands on some eye shadow my sister threw in the trash (ew), and my beauty routine just escalated from there. I’ve learned a lot over the years, but the years were not kind to my skin. I have extremely sensitive and extremely not-cute acne (and I’m not talking about the occasional blemish).
I tried every product under the sun in an attempt to fix my skin—no joke: I even used Clorox bleach at one of my lowest points. Here I was, halfway through college, still losing the battle that most people win before they graduate high school. I was spending my money, time, and energy on something that felt completely out of my control. At the height of my frustration and embarrassment, I decided to make some changes.
I realized I was going about my beauty routine completely wrong. I needed to stop punishing my skin with whatever looked promising, and instead, look for the right products with the right ingredients. I began researching everything from makeup and face wash, to shampoo and laundry detergent. I investigated ingredient labels like it was my job. Through my obsessive Google-ing and product testing, I finally was having breakthroughs—not breakouts.
My goal is to share honest, first-hand beauty knowledge that is relevant to your everyday life. I think everyone deserves to look good and feel even better when they walk out the door each morning. That’s why I started this blog. I’m here to tell you what I’ve learned about makeup, hair, skincare, nails…you name it. Better yet, these are things that I actually incorporate in my everyday life—not just party tricks you see on your Instagram feed.
My wish for this blog is to inspire you to think differently about the concept of “beauty” and all that it entails. Everyone has insecurities, and we are all beautiful. In a way, my skin troubles were a blessing because they taught me the importance of patience and how to find confidence in things deeper than my appearance—a lesson that I continue to learn each day.
Some may say we are beautiful despite our imperfections, while others believe we are beautiful because these make us unique. Regardless of what side you fall on, it’s time to approach beauty in a new, positive way. You aren’t something that needs to be fixed—you’re someone who needs to be celebrated. So let’s start the party.