actually... probably not. most likely, the blog series i couldn't wait for.
so. it started a few months ago when i made the decision to build up my cosmetics collection to how i've always wanted it. those who know me well know i have a mini love affair with makeup. however, i've never embraced it because makeup = money, and lydia = poor. when it comes to makeup i've always done the same thing my whole life - wait till i run out of something and then buy it on clearance at the grocery store. anything else would make me feel guilty. well, after countless hours of reading makeup blogs and watching tutorials on youtube and making lists and lists of the perfect makeup i would like to buy in my dreams, i decided to admit to myself: i'm in love with makeup, and it's okay to pursue it if i'm passionate about it.
i am aware that this obsession could be considered materialistic and borderline shallow. however, i like to think of it as artistic. don't judge.
as i mentioned, the last few months i've been doing what i've always wanted to do, and building up my cosmetics collection. i haven't gotten any richer, but i've let myself spend on makeup. i've done so much research that i feel like i'm familiar with almost every brand of makeup out there (not really), and i'm getting to know what is worth spending money on and what is worth buying at the grocery store (debatable). i have some things from the grocery store that i've always liked and will always buy, some things at the grocery store that i plan to try, and slowly but surely i'm getting the expensive things that i've always wanted to give a whirl. i've also been working with a lot of cosmetics and skin care companies on participating in the series and sponsoring giveaways. the responses have been better than i ever expected and i am so excited to share all about it with you!
in fact, i've been so excited about it that i've decided to make the series sort of more than a series. kind of like a permanent thing. see that shiny new button on the right? that's where i'll link all my future posts about makeup, skincare, and haircare, sharing with you as i experiment and learn about these wonderful things. i am well aware that i am no expert, by any means. i'm just the average girl with a makeup obsession who is not a professional but determined to become an expert. i figure there's got to be lots of girls like me out there and maybe some of them would be interested in a blog just like this one. of course, this blog will continue to be first and foremost a lifestyle blog. it's just upped its game.
stay tuned for tomorrow when i share the first post of my new potentially continuous cosmetics series. :)