A Beauty Evolution: How My Beauty Routine Has Evolved Through the Years


I’m not the same person I was at 22 now that I’m 32 and a look at old photos certainly proves it! My beauty routines have changed from not having one at all to having a meticulous skin care routine. Here’s a look into the different stages of life and how my beauty routine has changed and evolved.



Ahh the early 20s! Fresh out of college, I was fearless and ready to take on the world. Youth was on my side as I had the world at my fingertips. This time in my life was also the most experimental in my beauty looks and my hair saw the brunt of it! It was cut, dyed, bleached, flat ironed….anything you could think of! Rihanna had nothing on me when it came to switching up hairstyles. My hair however paid the price in damage!


My first big girl job! Corporate world forced me to adapt a more polished look.  My former makeup free look was replaced with a daily makeup routine of foundation, lip gloss and mascara.

One of my happiest days of my life was my wedding. I married my best friend and wanted to look like “myself, but hotter” on our wedding day. I researched for months before I decided on the perfect makeup artist to do my makeup. Our first trial run, I requested a non traditional bridal look and went with a smokey black eye. While I loved the look, we did a second trial where I still played up my eyes, but softened the look with purples and plums. That was the winner!




My thirties. I’m more confidant now in who I am and what I want out of life. My beauty routine reflects that as well. I love trying out new and different makeup trends, but only goes with what works on me. My focus now is skincare, as opposed to using makeup to help me look my best. I wash my face 2x a day (never sleeping with makeup on), use skin care products like Vitamin C to help maintain a youthful glow. And prevention is key. I never leave the house without sunscreen! When 40 does hit one day…I’ll be ready!



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