Hi! My name is Meranda and I am a 30-something beauty blogger who loves delicious homemade meals, an eclectic range of music, hair flowers, vibrant bikinis and being a mommy to my Jack Russel mix rescue puppy Lilah!
I was born with a genetic condition that dominated my life until two years ago when I joined a clinical trial for a life saving medication that is now approved for children and adults with my condition. For the first time in my life I am able to feel like a woman, not just a woman with a genetic condition. Instead of spending my free time devouring medical research I am able to turn my attention to my lifelong passion of beauty and share this with the world! I have learned incredible makeup tips throughout life, had to figure out how to manage adult acne that’s caused by my lifesaving medication, and how to cook delicious meals! My goal is to share all of this with all my fellow beauty enthusiasts, makeup fans, acne sufferers, and even chronic illness survivors who need a little escape from a stressful day.
My passion for beauty started when I was only five years old when I saw my mom’s brown eyes sparkle wearing a cheap eyeshadow over three decades ago. I used to sneak her makeup and was living my best life digging my tiny fingers in her small makeup stash! I only recently confessed to my mom I used to dig my small fingers in her makeup as a child. She wasn’t surprised, but I can imagine her thinking about how many germs I put in her eyeshadows (sorry mom!).
What you can expect from this blog: I believe in unbiased reviews, honest recommendations and will not recommend products to you that I wouldn’t recommend to my own mom or sister. I review products effectively to help you decide where to spend your money. I want to become one of your trusted resources for all things beauty!
I enjoy real life wearable makeup looks (single eye shadow looks are my jam), effortless glam, easy makeup application, and making trendy makeup looks practical in real life (there’s a time and place for everything). I prefer makeup that looks beautiful in natural light and believe good skincare is the foundation to any great makeup look. I also know how challenging this can be for those of us who struggle with acne (I feel you!). I hope to inspire you to try new products, take care of your skin, and enjoy exploring the endless possibilities of makeup looks!
I believe beauty starts within and begins with kindness and compassion. Beauty comes in all colors, sizes, genders, ages and includes those who are disabled, living with chronic illness, or even mental illness. Selma Blair is the epitome of beauty from the inside out. While she is stunningly gorgeous, she is also a beautiful soul who also struggles with chronic illness. She uses her platform to make positive changes in this world by setting a positive example of what it means to be beautiful, especially in the face of disability. There is beauty in diversity and even in the face of adversity.
Thank you for choosing to spend part of your day with me.