A Bit About Me
Jack of all trades, master of none, except correcting grammar ;). I am a beauty junkie to my very core. Since I was a preteen, when my magazine subscriptions were comprised of YM, Sassy, Teen, and Seventeen, I have tried every beauty treatment and product that has caught my eye. Coffee on my hair. Eggs on my face. You name it, I’ve tried it.
With a degree in English from Kenyon College, I spent the first couple years out of college working random jobs ranging from mortgage banker to freelance reporter to dance teacher, before deciding that I knew I wanted one thing: to be my own boss. So I quit my 9 to 5 and started piecing together work at home editing and writing jobs, and have been working from home doing that for more than a decade. My largest editing client is the S&P 500, and I’ve been getting steady business from them for more than five years. About five years ago, I took several coding classes in preparation for entering website design, and I’ve designed and run four WordPress websites since completing those classes.
When I started Beauty Chaos, I knew I wanted to use my beauty obsession to help educate others on products and tips; but it’s grown into so much more than that. The knowledge I’ve gained from the five years I’ve spent designing, writing for, and promoting websites is invaluable. As is the experience I’ve gotten as an editor and writer. So now I’m combining the two passions in one place by offering not only beauty reviews, but blog and social media services, as well as general life advice. I believe no one has it all figured out, but I’m happy to share what I’ve learned!
I grew up in a small town in Ohio near Cleveland, where the weather is perpetually unpredictable and trying to get your hair to do what you want is nearly impossible. About four years ago, I moved to Southern California just outside Los Angeles to work in “the business.” Then I won Wheel of Fortune, bought a house, filled it with cats, got married…and I think that pretty much catches you up.
Now here’s where the chaos part comes in: I will probably stray from topic. There will always be important information in there, but if I happen to have some random thought while I’m in the shower (it’s a cliche, that’s when all my inspiration strikes. That or 3:00 in the morning when I can’t sleep), then it’s likely to make it onto the page. Hope it doesn’t get too offensive ;).
Cheers, and happy reading!