We are all must "Making It Up" as we go along!
For as long as I can remember, I have loved playing with make up. I can remember now, being a teenager and covering myself in roll-on glitter and the classic dream matte mousse foundation that was far too dark for me and ended in a sharp line at the top of my neck. Oh and my favourite was that bright green Urban Decay eyeshadow that I covered my eyes in, complete with a glitter green eyeliner. That was the look, right?
Make up obsession continues
Since then, the obsession with make up has just continued to grow (I hope I have got a little better since then, but i'm still a sucked for glitter!). I remember watching YouTube videos and reading magazines as to the new make up releases thinking that I wanted every.single.thing. Why does it all have to be so expensive? If I do buy it, will I use it and will I know how to use it? In the end, I wouldn't buy it because I never felt like I could justify spending the money on some of the brands I fell in love with.
Making It Up comes to mind
One day, I had this idea. I thought to myself, I can't be the only one that feels like they don't know what they are doing with make up but want to try all the things? How are other people affording it? I thought about how make up was such a pick-me-up for me and how putting together present like packages, containing a few make up products at a discounted price, I could help other people to feel better about themselves too.
I love to follow new make up releases and my Instagram feed is full of make up brands and influencers showcasing their brands. If my friends need make up advice, i'm the one they come to because they know I will have the suggestions to help.
Where do I want to go next?
I would love to make this into a business that grows and builds a reputation as an affordable place to come and buy your make up products in a different way. I want it to be a judgement free place where experts and novices can come along and buy themselves new things, or pick up a gift for a loved one to show them how much they care about them. I would also love to be able to put together personalised packages for people, depending on what they like and what look they are trying to achieve. I would love to provide a package that would come with some written suggestions provided by me as to how to use the products. I would also love to provide suggestions on other products to use.
In addition to the above, my ideal situation would be to take a professional make up course to be able to learn skills that I can then pass on to you! I would love to learn how to apply make up properly and to be able to share this with you.
I would also set up a blog, with make up tips and tricks, and to share with you any offers or discounts I might find so we can all enjoy make up at a reasonable price! If possible, I would love to be able to offer discounts of my own to you on products I love and use.
How would I use the money raised?
If I could raise some money, it would help so much towards achieving the goals above.
I would be able to buy more products, with a view to putting together the personalised packages above. I could take the make up course and then start the blog to provide more suggestions about how we can all use make up to make ourselves feel the best we can!
Thank you so much for reading this, it means so much to me. Thank you for any help you might be able to provide me achieve my goal.
Remember: we are all just Making It Up as we go along. Lets do it together.