The story of my love for makeup.
As a little girl, mono-brows were part of my heritage, and I have battled them ever since. (Think Bert and Ernie) I have watched the trends go from eyeliner thin streaks, to bushy, untamed 80`s Madonna style and everything in between. I had gaps in my teeth, and freckles like Pippi Longstockings. Nothing special, and nowhere near fancy, but: My mom used to be an 80`s makeup-artist and my dad turned out to be gay – so you can just tell I had the love of Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor and makeup in my veins. Growing up I had none of my parents` skills though, but the joy of looking at makeup, testing it, wearing different styles and shades, getting lost in magazines and seeing the difference I could make remains to this day.
Not everyone follow their dreams.
I didn`t – I applied to a school for makeup artists in the capital of my country: Oslo, Norway. I was interviewed and got admitted, but my fear of not making it combined with the well meaning advice of “getting a real education” made me turn down the offer. Same goes for my love of hair and styling, I got into a hairdressing school and when the telephone rang, I didn`t even answer it. On my voicemail I could listen to the voice of a man that told me I got in. Eventually I went on to become a nailtech, was told I had amazing product control, ran my own salon for 8 months and closed it down because the competition was so hard at that time.
Present day, I watch Youtube, sometimes I fix others` hair and nails, at times even my own. The love for makeup remains, even though I went on to do none of it. ( I am actually a social educator now)
-This page is me channeling my love for the fabulous stuff that is makeup! Everything bold, glam, extra, fancy, expensive, cheap, good that is out there : I love it. Luxxe is a feeling, not just a cost, and you deserve it! (I will occasionally post random stuff that might not be 100% related.. but that`s how I work) 😉
– If you ever need a hand or have any questions about what I post, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out as best as I can.
All the best,