You may have noticed that I have changed my posts up a little lately. I have been posting more about makeup! Yes, I am a woman so thats natural to want to talk about makeup and beauty and etc. BUT…I created an Instagram account for all my makeup tips and finds, and favorite looks! Thats why I have been talking about the best makeup brushes and makeup light up vanity mirrors and things of the sort. Its been a hard road to travel! So in todays post I want to tell you more about the background on why I started an IG account for makeup and beauty and why you’ll be seeing more of it here one the blog as well!
To start off, I have not always been a avid fan of makeup. I am the average woman who likes to play around with it but nothing too serious or wacky. I started wearing makeup in 6th grade, and my 7th grade picture was AWFUL because my foundation did not match my face or neck and I wore a ruffly high neck shirt and it was just all bad! My 8th grade year, I was basically a man and never wore makeup except probably a tiny bit of mascara but I mostly wore basketball shorts and tees and had no friends…ANYWAY thats beside the point! I loved makeup all over again as a freshman, because boys were new and interesting all over again after going into high school. It was all downhill after that, I wore less and less makeup, kept it minimal unless I was going on a date or to a dance. Rewind to just last year, 2017, when I started taking makeup a lot more seriously! This is where I feel like my true genuine interest started. My wedding. I did not want to hire someone to do my makeup for the big day as I did not think they would know my style and I wouldn’t love the look they created for me. I knew my cousin Shannon was pretty good with makeup, better than my other friends and cousins so I asked her to do my makeup. I am not the closest with her but I wanted her to feel included in my big day so she slept over and her, my sister, and I got to work early in the morning before I went off to be married to my honeybun! She did amazing! I loved that she was so confident with all the products and I just felt amazing! I couldn’t stop thinking about how she had done my face up. At the time I also had my nails done and eyelash extensions, so I was feeling extra EXTRA! Once we were done with our lovely honeymoon and back to real life together, I got a job at a furniture store. Now I had a lot more money that was mine. I am guilty of waaaay overspending at Sephora! I had bought my first real eyeshadow palette at Ulta right before our wedding, and at Christmas time, my husband and my m other in law gave me two eyeshadow palettes I had been DYING to get my hands on! Now it felt real, Ive got REAL, NICE makeup! It was a dream come true.
At this point, I considered making a IG page but it never happened, I was too self conscious. While I work, I also taker online classes. Two of my classes required me to make a social media account for a brand that I created, and create a website for a topic that was school appropriate. My idea to create a brand and page for makeup just became homework. I created an account and got to work taking pictures of my favorite makeup products, mini tutorials, and makeup looks. I was still scared at first to show my page to anyone. I didn’t let my friends know until I had almost finished my two classes. I still haven’t outright put it on my personal account. I am so glad that I had those two classes that pushed me to put my love for social media and marketing together with something I consider a hobby and really like! Its been uninteresting road, learning about how the Instagram works and getting your page exposed and posting the right content that will bring people in. Its been. challenge but its definitely been a wonderful passion project for me. I don’t know everything but I feel like I have made myself a lot more useful for my future in social media marketing and web design.
So thats my backstory on why I made an Instagram page for beauty, makeup, and skincare! I hope you will stay tuned for more greats tips and stories form me about my adventure in learning about the ins and outs of Instagram and social media. Hopefully you’ll learn some great things too!
POLL: Are there roadblocks you have run into while trying to get a Facebook or Instagram page started? What do you find most challenging in running an outside page besides your own personal account? Let me know in the comments below so I can see if we have some of the same issues!!