A year ago today, Beauty Unbiased started with a dream and an Emerson quote. The dream was to write, something I’ve been doing since elementary school when I was creating stories about fictional pregnant teens giving up their babies for adoption. The topic seemed poignant to a ten year old who spent way too much time reading contemporary Christian novels and hearing her parents discuss their volunteer work at the Crisis Pregnancy Center. The problem was that I spent so much time focusing on how to describe the hair, makeup and clothing for these mini-novellas that I often got distracted before creating an actual story line. In retrospect, perhaps I can pinpoint the birth of Beauty Unbiased after a particularly fierce argument with my writing partner (and best friend) about her choice of the main character wearing a scrunchie.
Today marks the first anniversary of Beauty Unbiased, a milestone that I was uncertain I would even meet when I first started blogging. My first few posts are evidence that I had no clue what I was doing but that I was ‘just excited to be here’. This year has taken me on incredible adventures including covering beauty backstage and from the front row at New York Fashion Week, numerous events (including my own Benefit House Party) being an alternate in the Allure Beauty Blogger Awards contest and of course my recent opportunity exploring the cosmetics industry in Poland. I’ve also been introduced to amazing brands that I never knew existed and now cannot bear to live without. But the best thing of all that has happened in this past year has been meeting so many wonderful, supportive, and inspiring people along the way.
My goal for the upcoming year at Beauty Unbiased is to bring you more consistent content on makeup, skincare, and hair, as well as keeping you in the know with exclusive beauty news, event coverage, and interviews. And rest assured that I’m definitely committed to keeping this site a scrunchie free zone that encourages diversity and celebrating all types of beauty.