#ShareBeauty Confidence in Beauty

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Killer's Kiss by R.L. Stine on southeastbymidwest.com

When I was growing up I was a tomboy. I had no interest in dresses and surely not in makeup. I rode my bike with the neighborhood boys and I read my Fear Street books. Until one day I decided to read Killer’s Kiss. Now nothing spectacular happens in this book, I mean it’s a Fear Street horror book for middle schoolers. What is special about this book is that it focuses around Delia’s lipstick, which is a shade called Midnight Wine. I read that and for some reason I just HAD to have that exact shade. Mind you I had no idea what this color looked like so I had to rely on just the name, and being a 7th grader I didn’t fully appreciate that the lipstick name might not exist in the real world.

Mac Cyber on southeastbymidwest.com #mac

While that ignited my interest for beauty it also started my self doubt when it came to beauty. A few years later I was in high school where the girls had parents buying them full faces worth of makeup and I could barely afford a tube of lipstick. I had the passion for the makeup, I wanted to own all of it and apply it tons of different ways even ways that the girls at school were to afraid to try. However, I didn’t have the access to purchase it and by the time that I did I thought it was to late.

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Two years ago I decided to throw caution to the wind. I was going to start getting into cosmetics and I didn’t care if people made fun of me for it. I started out purchasing, wearing, and playing with drugstore makeup. I then moved up to subscribing to a beauty subscription bag to test out other products and then I purchased my second Mac lipstick, Cyber. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it because to me that was the exact shade that I imagined back in 1997 when I was trying to find that Midnight Wine lipstick from the book!

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That all culminated to yesterday. Yesterday I had a job interview at Sephora! My dream job and I made that happen. Taking that leap got me to that point. I don’t know if I got the job, fingers crossed that I do, but I got the interview! Now you may have been asking yourself, “Why in the world is she telling me all of this?” I’m telling you all of this because I waited 15 years to start working towards fulfilling my dream and you shouldn’t have to wait that long to start fulfilling yours.

Today I’m partnering with Regency Beauty Institute to bring you this video. Share this with your friends so they can see what being a beauty creator is and then enter their #ShareBeauty contest, which you can find here. I think if I had known about Regency Beauty Institute when I was in high school I wouldn’t have waited so long to start living my dream.


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  1. says

    Thanks for sharing your story! I’m glad that you tossed fear out the window and dablled in makeup. I hope you got the job at Sephora!

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