Every year, I let this moment sneak quietly by but not this year!! As of April 14th, The Makeup Girl is officially 5 years old! Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine that starting something just to talk about my obsession with makeup and skincare would evolve into what it is today.
I am happy that I have been able to turn something that I truly love into my own little cottage industry. I remember slaving away at a “day job” that I did well but didn’t really like, I could not imagine myself sitting at a desk for the rest of my life. Then my sweet little sister mailed me a black makeup kit with a note that said, “Go back to what you know and love” and The Makeup Girl was born. Right there in my office cubicle. I posted SO much from there that eventually my site was blocked by the web filters. I started posting the night before instead….LOL.
Since then, I have covered 10 seasons of New York Fashion Week (back in 2007 when everyone said “Oh….here come the bloggers” and rolled their eyes) and Heather Park from MAC snuck us in (love Heather, sister from another mother). I have been on TV, I have met TRUE FRIENDS that I love and care about, had amazing experiences, business opportunities, all because of TMG. I am in awe and humbled by how many of you actually read what I write and care what I have to say! It’s a true joy for me to be able to bring you what I feel are the latest and greatest in beauty to your computer screen everyday. I feel like reaching an audience in this way is so much more rewarding (for me and you) because I feel like I am just sitting down talking with you. If you ever meet me, you will realize that I am a hugger, and I have met readers and done just that HUG! I am so thankful for you that you let me into your life everyday!
Writing this blog makes me thankful and blessed that I have such wonderful readers. I thank you all for reading from the bottom of my heart and enjoying what I have to say on a day to day basis. I also hope that I can continue to be a source of advice and encourage all of you to achieve your personal beauty goals whatever they may be!
If you will be in in NYC for The Makeup Show next month, I will hosting an event for Indique (more info to come soon) so make sure you reach out to me on Twitter and we can have a drink and a HUG! Also, if you are in the DC area, we are having a 5th anniversary parTAY June 19th…details to come soon!