I love how make-up can bond a group of women, and the power that putting your face on in the morning has. I wanted to explore our relationship with make-up a little more, and thought I should turn to the ladies who love make-up the most - Beauty Bloggers!
Beauty Blogger 9: Nadia K from The Rockabilly Girl Next Door
Can you tell us a bit about your relationship with make-up?
I was never a girly girl and first started experimenting with make up when I was about 16 or 17 years old. By that time I was tired of being ignored and teased about not looking like everybody else, I decided to be the person I wanted to be. I had always loved the pin up/rockabilly look and I started wearing that type of make up at the age of 18. I've never felt better about myself and I now love being "different" and not looking like all the other girls.
Have you developed a staple look?
I am addicted to my winged eyeliner and I've worn it almost every day for 4 years now! I feel naked without it, it's like a part of me is missing. I also have a thick Bettie fringe which is also a part of the every day "me". In addition to the winged eyeliner I experiment with different eyeshadows, and I also spend time perfecting my eyebrows every morning, they are a big part of my every day make up. Putting on the eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow and the eyebrows only takes me about 5-6 minutes in the morning, so it's not very time consuming either, which is good!
Nadia is wearing Rockalily here!
Why do you love make-up?
I love make up because it gives you the possibility to look your best, at all times. A little dab of make up can make a bad day better, or make my self esteem higher when I'm feeling bad. Instead of feeling bad for myself and finding all kinds of imperfections with my face, I just put on some eyeliner and mascara and I feel better immediately! You can also play around with it and create different looks, or different versions of your staple look, something I enjoy doing when I'm in the right mood and have enough time on my hands. I enjoy these girly moments since I can develop my make up skills and I always feel great about myself when my make up is neat and nice.
I started blogging because I wanted to turn my life around. I was tired of being the tomboy everyone called fat, and I wanted to be a girly girl with curves. My blog has helped me in so many ways and I've "met" some amazing people through my blog. I decided to create the life I wanted, and I have developed so much as a person these last few years thanks to my blog. 2 years ago I would have been very upset if people stared at me and whispered, but now I just think it's fun. My blog gave me the confidence I needed, and I have never felt better.
My blog is a great mix of rockabilly, beauty tips and random ramblings about my life. I keep my blog updated and I put in a lot of effort in my blog posts, I don't like posting small posts about nothing. I like to share my life with my readers and I also want them to feel like they "know" me. Interacting with my readers on both Twitter, YouTube and Facebook are also ways for me to stay in touch with my beloved readers.
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