Hello! Thank you for visiting Just A Beauty Blog!
My name’s Natalie and, obviously, I’m completely and utterly obsessed with makeup. I’m an 18 year old student at UNL, a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, and I’m studying marketing and ADPR with a minor in Spanish. Thinking of interesting facts about myself is so hard, but here we go. I love love love coffee, mainly from Scooter’s right now. Just to add a little fun fact, my favorite drink to get is the blended Twix Latte with an extra shot of espresso. I like being organized, so you already know I write everything down in my planner. You can always find me wearing an oversized sorority t-shirt and checkered vans (yup, I’m THAT girl). I’m a huge Pinterest user, and most of the things I do come from something I saw while scrolling through my feed on Pinterest. I’m a big fan of breakfast food, so you can catch me going out on breakfast dates with friends wayyy too often. When I’m working on writing, I love to sit at a coffee shop with my laptop, planner, and an idea notebook in front of me…which brings me back to the coffee addiction once again. I enjoy staying busy, like I always want to be doing something productive with my time. I’m a very happy and smiley person, so you’ll see me laughing and smiling almost constantly. If you wanna know anything else about me, don’t hesitate to leave me a comment or keep looking through the blog for more random facts!
I’ve been working on this blog allllll summer, but I also worked full time, so it’s taken me a while to get enough content to be able to get my blog posted. This summer, I was a waitress at a couple different restaurants, so you could say I was pretty busy. Even though I worked long hours most days, I still came home every night and sat in front of my mirror to practice different makeup looks. I never strayed from what I was passionate about because I knew that writing this blog was something I desperately wanted to do. Despite being insanely busy and tired all summer, I still got my butt over to my computer and wrote about makeup looks I love, reviews on different palettes, and made lists of posts I wanted to complete.
Now that you know a bit more about me, you might want a little bit of a story behind my reasoning for creating this blog. I’ve been extremely into makeup since about sophomore year of high school, and I started buying A TON of it back then. Ever since then, I’ve focused on trying out new products, watching tutorials to teach myself how to do different looks, and talking everyone’s ears off about my favorite brands. I’ve done my friends’ makeup for different events in high school, and some so far in college, and I always have a great time doing it! I’m definitely not a professional MUA, but I’ve taught myself a lot throughout the years, and I want to show everyone what I’ve learned. I’ve also loved writing for a very long time, so why not start a blog dedicated to a couple of my favorite things?
So fast forward to who I want to read this blog and why. After a lot of thought, I realized that I want my blog to be dedicated to everyone with even the slightest bit of interest in makeup. I want to post about drugstore makeup, natural looks, wild colors and how to use them, and everything in between. There’s no way to focus on just one “type” of makeup look because every kind of look interests me! While I do normally wear natural makeup when I go out on any average night, that doesn’t mean that I don’t love to wear different, brighter colors every once in a while, too! I want to be able to show people that you can switch up your look with different colors and products, and still be confident in what you’re wearing!
My focus for this blog is on creativity, learning new things, and stepping out of my comfort zone. Deciding to put my writing out there for the world to see is insanely nerve-wracking, but I want to challenge myself! I hope I can inspire at least one person to try something new, because it’s so rewarding to do something you never thought you’d do, or master a new skill you’ve been working on! I know that when I finally love the makeup look I’ve been working on for hours, or write a blog post that I’m super proud of, all I want to do is show everyone and say “LOOK WHAT I DID!” So this is the place that I can do that. I’m so excited to share this blog with everyone, and I hope that you all enjoy reading!
BTW I have some pictures of me and some of the important people in my life below!