My name is Mindy.
And I am a beauty-a-holic.
There is something so fulfilling about a bright pop of pink lipstick, a gentle sweep of shimmering bronze on your cheek, a fabulous smokey eye. I derive a great amount of pleasure from beauty products and am highly unapologetic about it. Sort of. Because if I suddenly was subjected to some sort of home inspection wherein I was required to answer as to why I have hoarded so many tubes and compacts I would lie through my teeth and explain that my husband often enjoys a transvestite kind of existence. That stash is his. (Sorry, honey. You did vow for better or for worse.)
1980-something. My mom loved Avon. For that matter, whose mom didn’t love Avon in the 80s? I remember so vividly watching her skim through those catalogs, tabbing the pages featuring something she couldn’t live without, while waiting patiently for her to hand me the little book of beauty so my eyes could take in all the colors and smells of the brand. And when her blessed order would arrive bursting with little frosty lipstick and powdery eyeshadow samples she would hand them over to me and I would promptly run to the bathroom to start making myself over.
Fast-forward a few decades and much of that history still rings true. The magic of makeup remains to be a very relevant part of my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I would prefer to have a little bit less of that magic. Drugstore sales, beauty subscription boxes, product samples and the occasional Sephora gift card have enabled me to stock up on quite a stash of beauty. I have enough makeup to satisfy the average human for years and my hubby in his transvestite phase for at least two weeks. That’s a lot.
So, I have began to amass my garbage, my empties, my used-up product containers in an attempt to educate myself on the compulsive shopping tendencies I have picked up as a debit-card carrying adult. I am also hoping that this will give me some true insight into what products work for me, meet my specific needs and aren’t just pretty in a package. (Although a useful product that’s pretty in its package is a double plus!) As part of my beauty diet I plan on also providing some reviews to help either encourage or discourage fellow beauty lovers from purchasing certain products.
That’s my plan.
Hopefully you will enjoy my beauty product junkie diaries. You can be assured that each review will be real, honest and 100% authentic to me. Which means it will have a bit of a Mindyesque spin. Okay?
Mindy, beauty product extraordinaire