Hi! My name is Carly and I'm in love...with makeup.
Curious about the girl behind the blog? I decided to create this blog as an "healthy outlet" to share my love for cosmetics and all things beauty with those who share the same passion. I love reading what other woman like to use, as well as seeing their opinions on certain products.
I am a certified makeup artist and hold a certificate from a makeup artistry school. I also do freelance work for weddings and special events. One of my favorite things about doing makeup is that I love to see the transformation and the inner confidence that shines through. I tend to find that I feel my best when I look my best! Here's my online portfolio if you wanted to see some of my work.
I worked at Ulta for almost 6 years in the past (it was my first job!) and also was a manager at a skincare store. I currently work full time in an office (a typical 9-5pm style job) and freelance on the side. The best part about having my own blog is that I'm my own boss. I'm not a control freak by any means, but it's nice to know that I have no deadlines, required topics or shifts. The wheels in my head are always spinning with post ideas. I also select each topic I write about and I probably take at least 20 pictures of everything before editing. If you are looking to start your own blog I'd be happy to help out!
Even though I am no longer in cosmetics full time, however I still love makeup and think of it as my hobby and passion. I almost always do my research by reading reviews or looking for swatches of a product before I even go to the store to check it out. You can bet I'm googling these on my phone at Ulta!
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I started this blog as a creative outlet. Many of my favorite products were found by reading reviews on other beauty blogs. I want to hopefully introduce someone to a "must have" and/or help them save money on something they don't need or isn't worth it. I feature products that have been trending and have gotten a lot of hype! Products that failed to impress me are also be featured. I'm an "equal opportunity" beauty lover, so that means you will see a wide range of price points. I refuse to be a beauty snob.
I really do love sharing my favorites and telling others about them! Likewise, I love when friends/family ask for advice on products they need or seeing what I think of an item. It feels so good to know they appreciate my opinion. You are welcome to email me with questions too of course!
I thank all of my friends and family for being so supportive in me starting and growing this blog.
Also thank YOU for being here. It means a lot just to know people are reading my thoughts!
Shoutout to my amazing boyfriend Jon. He understands my love for makeup, puts up with it, and is willing to listen to me ramble about my great finds & deals. He is also a great source of honest feedback and will tell me the truth when I ask "what do you think of this?". He has been a great supporter of my blog and it really means a lot to me!
If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot me an email at Carly@purple-shampoo.com or tweet me @Purple_Shampoo
Last updated: 8/23/13