This is me!

My name is Rachel Gilmore. An Irish, small town girl, who has wanted to make a blog for as long as I can remember (as cringey as that sounds!!)

I live in Galway in the west of Ireland. I am currently studying Makeup Artistry in the L.A College of Creative Arts, where I have already learned a huge amount about who I am as a person and as an artist.

I have been watching bloggers for as long as I can remember, and I always wondered where they got the courage to pursue what they really want in life and it wasn’t until recently that I realised that they were once me… Afraid, intimidated and definitely overwhelmed by the masses of bloggers out there these days… But they worked hard to get to where they are, and if I don’t at least try, I will always be left wondering ‘what if?’

So that is what I did – I opened my laptop, searched ‘starting up a blog’ and now I’m here… afraid, intimidated, but not overwhelmed because I know the number of followers does not define your blog, but the quality of the content that you create – which brings me onto my next point.

I love all things beauty and lifestyle related, which is where my focus will mainly be. I have tried countless beauty products and I cannot wait to share my honest opinion here on the blog… my blog… How exciting!! I believe in making ‘the beautiful’ FEEL more beautiful. Makeup and beauty in general can often be misunderstood. Some people believe that beauty products are about covering up the blemishes, or ‘flaws’ one might have. That is not what I believe in! I believe in making a person, feel more beautiful and often times they need beauty products to achieve this, but do not be mistaken. Beauty products enhance the natural beauty of a person – they don’t stand for concealing their so-called ‘flaws’. We are all beautiful, sometimes we just feel we need encouragement in the form of products! My blog will be largely based on beauty and lifestyle topics – However, if there are other topics you would like me to touch on, please do not be shy.

I am always open to suggestions,

Yours beautifully,

Rachel

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