My blogging habits might be changing soon too so this is a good post to let you know about that!
SO, the basic stuff
I'm Candice, I live and was born in Quebec, Canada. I'm 25 years old and mom of two kids, a daughter who started KG (she's 5) and a baby boy who will soon be 1 year old. I've been married for nearly 7 years to my Egyptian husband. We met online and got married within 2 weeks of meeting in real life when I went to Egypt between semesters at 19 years of age.
I normally work full time in a financial institution but I've been on maternity leave for the past 11 months. I am going back to work after all this time next Monday, September 24 and I'm a little bit sad and a little bit scared. I don't really want to go back because I love my little routine with my kids and taking care of things around the home but it needs to happen! Part of me is excited too though to regain my independence. This is the part that explains the possible changes in my blogging habits since I will have less time to dedicate to it.
Other than that, I like to go to take part in activities, go to festivals, take walks. All sorts of normal controlled activities. I'm no party animal but I like to be goofy and have fun. I have a wide variety of interests but no real intense passion which has always been the thing I desire most. I get interested in things easily but it comes and goes. I wish I could have less interest for most things but lots of interest for one thing, you know?
Other than that... beauty related
I've never been very "makeup and beauty" and everyone who has heard about my blog is mostly surprised. I'm the girl who has refused to wear brand-named clothing since childhood and who went from a sporty-tomboy kid and teen to a young get-out-quick-in-the-morning type of mom.
I have to admit that before quite recently, I wore no makeup at all on a daily basis and didn't even moisturize regularly. I had dry, sensitive, irritated, patchy-looking skin and had no idea what to do with it. My cousin has a beauty salon and she gave me a couple samples of products she sells at her salon and OMG they changed my life! My skin had barely changed with the Laroche Posay cream I was using (which is a good cream!) but with her products, it changed dramatically and within a couple weeks I actually had soft, hydrated skin, no real irritations and only minor redness. And that sparked my passion and blog which, with the help of you guys started to include makeup and what is now my favourite thing ever, BB creams!
The thing I like most about beauty online is the quest for a great products. I really really enjoy reading reviews, discovering new products and trying new ones myself. Makeup is not only about enhancing my appearance anymore, there's a whole new dimension of discovery now in trying different things and comparing them to others and there's just actual enjoyment now when I get ready in the morning. It's like a little something I do for me that brings me joy. It's a hobby that has the side-benefit of making me look and feel better :)
To anyone who got to the end of this, thank you for reading! Please tell me a little more about yourself as well, I'd love to get to know you! What do you do? Work, study, stay at home? Are you in a relationship, do you have kids? What brought you to beauty blogs?