If you didn’t already figure out, this is a beauty blog. (Note explicit sidebar description: beauty beauty beauty!!!)
Thought I’d start off by introducing myself. My name is Maria Liu. I named myself Maria after Julie Andrews’ Fraulein Maria from The Sound of Music because even as a baby I knew the hills were alive. That’s a story for another day, because today’s focus is makeup and I don’t think Fraulein Maria wore makeup.
Anyway, I am obsessed with makeup, skincare, beauty. It started when I was very young. I’d play around with my mother’s makeup, especially her lipsticks. See example:
Things haven’t changed much. I still fancy a dramatic red lip. But my tastes have become more refined over the years.
I’ve managed to curb most of my vices but I haven’t been able to shake is my need to research, buy, and test new makeup products. I’m constantly mining for new innovations or classics and hoping to find a keeper. If my makeup drawer were a company, the turnover rate would be insane- lots of bad press and unhappy neglected employees. I can’t even count how much money I’ve blown on makeup, months when I didn’t have money left over for anything else after. Resisting the allure of Sephora is one thing I’ve fought constantly but failed at. Most times the embarrassment when the sales associate checks my beauty insider account and tells me how many Beauty VIP points I have stored up is too much.
I admit it. I’m a beauty addict!
So, this blog is dedicated to recording my trials with different products, different brands, different applications- what worked, what didn’t- perhaps all my beauty points and $$$ and experience can be of benefit to you, dear readers!