I was so excited to be tagged by Kemples in her new inspiration tag. I particularly love reading my favorite bloggers more personal tags. It's a wonderful (and fun!) way for all of us get to know each other a little better!
So, without further ado, I give you me! in this Inspiration Tag.
What was the inspiration behind starting your blog?
Since I was little, I've loved all things glamorous. First, I wanted to be a princess (wanted? no, want... =P ), then I wanted to become an actress and/or a model. Of course, life did not play out that way. But just because I couldn't play dress up professionally, didn't mean I needed to give it up entirely. I've always loved the whole beautifying process and fantasized over creating my own blog to share my passion...but I never had the guts to do it. After moving to Seattle, away from family and friends, I really needed to find a creative outlet. I received such positive reactions after mentioning the idea to some close family and friends, I finally felt comfortable taking the plunge. My best friend even helped create my dream logo! Shout out to Leah! XO
What inspires you to take your blog further?
Definitely helping people. I am (as most of our generation is) always consulting the internet before purchasing products. But every time I search for products, I feel like there is a lack of informative information. While some people just want to know what their best friends favorite products are, I really want to know why the product worked...or more accurately why, in some cases, it worked for some and not for others. 99% of us have skin concerns, be it dark circles, acne, aging or dry skin. These are usually the primary reasons we spend money on beauty products. Deep down, most of us would rather not spend 40 minutes trying to hide our imperfections when it could be spent on trying out that new killer contour trick that makes us look ten pounds thinner! While there is no miracle product that can erase time and take us back to our baby smooth and flawless skin, using the right products can certainly point us in the right direction. And if I help even just one person with my blog, it's well worth it.
Who/what are you inspired by?
Oh gosh, the answer to this question could be a book. The question should be what doesn't inspire me? So much has led me to where I am today and the person that has created Beauty de la Mer. Bloggers & vloggers who share in my passion for beauty, to random strangers who've complimented me when I needed it the most. Beautiful faces in a crowd, inspiring me to try new looks. Watching shows like What Not to Wear and seeing people's confidence sail with a makeover. Editorial photography. Artists - we all have our preferred canvases.
Out of your blog goals, what have you achieved so far?
I may be a newbie blogger, but I've gotten so much supportive feedback from readers. Not only has this experience been the perfect creative outlet for me, but I feel like I'm finally doing what I wanted to do...And I may not have come to this conclusion without my blog. It's so fulfilling to know what direction you want to go in your life. I wouldn't change it for the world!
Not to long ago, my stylist and I were discussing her skin...I recently went back to find out she had changed some of her skincare routine after we had talked...and the changes were positively affecting her skin! Some of the recommendations I suggested were undoubtedly a result of research for my blog. Check & check for blog goal achieved!
What does the future hold for your blog plans?
Hopefully, more than I can dream of! I started my blog with a simple passion to learn and better understand all facets of beauty products. Then share that knowledge with people, helping take the guess work out of what products to buy. I'd love for the opportunity to work with other bloggers and beauty companies that share this vision.
I hope to become a certified esthetician this year and continue to share my ever expanding knowledge!
What is your ultimate goal for your blog?
To help as many people as I can find products that truly work for them. Makeup or skin care, none of us can deny that we feel our best when we look our best. I want to reach people both through practice as well as my blog and help them find the better them.
I tag Sally Fazeli (I still want your wardrobe...), UggyNog (go cats!), Gumboot Glam (your website is so pretty!), Nicola (one of my favorite F/B/L blogs!) and all of you, Lovelies! I had so much fun creating this blog and I hope you all join in! Send me your links in the comments below! xo