Hi there! I'm still sitting by the sea but it's got me all dreamy about future creative plans and life so I thought I'd strike while the iron was hot (so to speak!) More on visiting Charleston and traveling with a wee babe who (s.t.i.l.l) hates the car seat when we get back- but first; make-up!
Last Fall I began to notice that the whole no sleep thing was catching up with me. I've never been a huge make-up wearer and I tend to stick to lipsticks and eye make-up, but when you hit a certain age, AND you throw in 6-8 months of sleepless nights, I think that's when you start to notice it on your face. That, coupled with the fact that I spent most of my 20's outside working in the sun, helped lead me to one meltdown of a morning when last November when I was all of a sudden aware that I was looking my age... Or older 😭 aging isn't a big deal- i like that I'm older and wiser (in some respects ;) ) and I don't have to justify my decisions and let's be honest, my desire to sit on my couch on a Friday night, BUT, I also don't want to stop taking care of myself or give up on trying new things, just because I'm getting older.
All this to say, I wanted to try something new, to put some effort into myself and to branch out of my comfort zone.
Enter my friend at the right place and right time. She was having an online Younique make-up party and I thought since I was already planning on "project stop feeling sorry for yourself Emily", why not support her, instead of head to Sephora? I ended up buying a skin care package and I was in LOVE with the new routine I was working into my day. I'd never used toner or face wash, and I had been using Mike's neutrogena for men moisturizing cream! I'm not just saying this (honestly!) but after a month of using the skin care items, I noticed such a huge difference. The weird part was it wasn't just in how I thought I looked, it was in how I felt. I felt oddly more confident and excited about "getting ready for the day." After getting hooked on the skin care products, I really wanted to try out some of the lipsticks and other make-up, so I signed up with Younique as a presenter and launched my own Facebook group party (because why not earn free stuff if you are just going to buy it anyway!). I found myself having so much fun trying out new things and looks, and now, I really want to keep it going.
So this is why all of a sudden I've been posting make-up-y type things. I know it's uncharacteristic of me - or it used to be - and I know, I know its direct sales and that can come across as all "what's the catch" ... But really, there is no catch! It's just like how they say, you have to try out a few different careers in your life - and while this isn't a career change, for me it's a COMPLETE change of outlook! So if you are interested in joining my VIP group, I'd love to have you! Let me know! And if you want to check out my business link you can go to www.virginiaglow.com (named it after June bug!)
This is advance warning of sorts that I'll be integrating some make-up stuff into this blog and rebranding things a bit over the coming weeks. I'm going to keep up with my writing and fitness stuff, but I'd like to add in a bit of Virginia Glow as well :) I hope you don't mind coming on this journey with me. I'm super pumped about where it can take me and just for new projects and life outlooks and to be honest I'm pretty grateful for the opportunity to find out these sorts of things about myself through Younique.
here are some of the videos I've put together already for my VIP group. I know I already posted one of them here a few weeks ago, but I'll put it here now in case you missed it! If you like, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel! look at me being all "blogger" converted to multi-platform artist ;) finally putting all my journalism video editing classes to good use! Hey! If not now, when!