For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a Maverick. Strong-willed and free-spirited, I’ve never marched to the beat of any other drummer. As a matter of fact, I AM THE DRUMMER. And you are too! I decided to start this blog to help other people find the rhythm that beats inside them.
When I was a little girl, I never thought I was pretty, no matter who told me. I knew I was smart, and I knew I was different, but I never saw anything beautiful inside myself.When others (mainly adults) would remark about me being cute or pretty, I thought they were just telling that because they loved me. I was as awkward as they come, and I knew it.
I didn’t have many friends. I could never get the material things my peers had, and I didn’t share the same interests or philosophies, so I embraced my individuality. I was more or less forced to embrace it. It was Be Me or Bust.
My classmates will recall me wearing mismatched socks under my too short pants, or wearing green or blue lip gloss to school (go figure…). I jumped head first into discovering who I could be outside the pack, and my fashion sense gradually began to evolve. It was around the age of 15 that I first looked in the mirror and began to like what I saw, even if I didn’t feel anyone else did. I also began my lifelong love affair with hair, makeup, and bargain hunting.
Fast-forward to adulthood. I realized that I didn’t have to try so hard to be different, because I just am.I didn’t realize that being a bit of an outcast and finding my own style on my own terms had prepared me for something special. One day I noticed that random strangers in the store stop and ask me about the wardrobe choices they are considering or what products they should buy for their face and hair. Friends were asking me for tips and lessons on makeup. It’s like I became the Fashion Fairy or the Makeup Genie! I didn’t know why in the world they were asking me, dressed in sweatpants and a baseball cap, but being able to help someone feel more confident- more bold- made me so happy.
It still does. That is why I decided to start this blog. I want to share with you all the things that help me embrace my outer AND inner beauty, and help others do it, too.
And I need to justify all the makeup I keep buying, lol. I digress…I’m no expert, but I know what I know, and what I don’t we’ll learn together!
So, saddle up Mavericks; you’re in for a wild ride…in style.