Last August 3, 2013 I was blessed to attend the Meet and Greet of Bing Castro (beauty blogger). While waiting for the event to start, everyone was trying their best to know each other. I’ve been hearing them side by side talking a lot about different makeup products. I can’t totally relate to them at all so I just tend to listen and try to learn something new from them.
It was last year that I started to get more into makeup. That was also the time I was busy preparing for Nursing Licensure Exam. Everytime I went back home from my review class I still gave time to browse the internet to have a practice questions related to nursing. But when I start to get stubborn reviewing again and again, I just stop for awhile and open a new tab to watch about hair and makeup tutorials on YouTube. Until unknowingly I spent 2 hours on that and then forgot about my future career. My nursing review turned into product reviews watching. At least I still review! Haha!
After watching all the tutorials that night I’m trying to apply to myself all the recommendations of different Beauty Gurus. I find makeup fun and very necessary, something I have to do on a daily basis. I can’t go outside without a makeup and can’t even sleep without it. Because I was a newbie that time I wasn’t aware too that it is not good to sleep with makeup.
The more people give compliments to me the more I urge to learn more about makeup. And did you know that after I passed the NLE I thought of changing my profession? I said to myself that I can now pursue what I really want to be. And that was I thought I’m not meant to be a nurse, I meant to be a make-up artist. That’s how I’ve been addicted to it!
But I found it hard as I enter the world of blogging about fashion and beauty. I feel I’m so far with other girls with a lot of high-end beauty products. I can’t do with what they are doing. They are so lucky to buy tons of beauty products and make a haul, reviews every now and then.
By the way most of my makeup came from my cousin. She just wore it for their OJT. And when she graduated I asked her to donate her make-up to me since she’s not needing it anymore. Beside what I got from my cousin I also bought other makeup products that are not really expensive. It takes an hour of decision making, going back and forth to the makeup counter before I really got decided to buy that product. In addition, I also got other beauty products from giveaways that I won.
As of now, I’m contented with what I have for as long as it’s not empty and not on its expiration date. I want to consume them first before buying another one. Oh! By the way this post should be about the meet and greet event. But it looks like it’s not. My expressions and thoughts just overflow!
One of the major reasons I can’t do the same as others is because I’m just earning a minimum wage salary. Half of my cute monthly earning goes to paying our bills (water and electricity) . Of course I also buy things for myself but not always. I would rather buy a new dress, shoes and sandals, I think it’s a must rather than make-up. Aside from air, water, and food, clothing is one of the physiological needs according to Maslow. Physiological needs are thought to be the most important; they should be met first. If these requirements are not met, the human body cannot function properly, and will ultimately fail.
I’m not against other girls who buy beauty products every now and then. Considering that the money we spend must be worth spending on and not just for the sake of being “in” with what is on the trend. I also understand that some girls purchase beauty products for earning purposes. So since I can’t buy high-end products, I was thinking of a beauty on a budget blog. I think this would suit much better on my personality and my status in life as well. I want to help others to be beautiful inexpensively.