From a young age, I’ve been obsessed with beauty products. I remember watching my mum buy from Estée Lauder and Clinique as a child and being entranced by all the glamour of the beauty counters. I remember being allowed to buy my first ever foundation from Bobbi Brown when I was 13. I remember scanning through fashion magazines until I came to the beauty pages and reading intently about all the new product releases.
I was so in love with the beauty industry, that I became determined to have a career within it. So my first ever job was with Benefit Cosmetics, when I was 16 and still at High School. Around the same time, I discovered the online beauty world and I felt like I had finally found my tribe. I read every single post that Anna (then ViviannaDoesMakeup) wrote and I never missed a Pixiwoo or FleurDeForce video.
I have such fond memories of that beauty-obsessive time of my life – it was such a passion of mine and it led to me creating this blog. However, nowadays my relationship with beauty products is so different and I feel like as I’m getting older my interaction with the beauty industry is changing. I don’t think I can call myself a ‘beauty obsessive’ any longer.