Not one to desire excess, I prefer understatement and underdogs...except when it comes to beauty products!

Welcome to Body & Soul Beauty Blog! This is where I enjoy sharing beauty-related products for one simple reason: they make me happy! If you're a regular reader of my blog, I think it's safe to say that like me, you're obsessed with products that make you look and feel prettier. It's amazing that one tube of lip gloss, a bottle of nail polish, a spritz of perfume...whatever your fancy, holds so much power. These products not only give us a little beauty boost, but they also can lift our spirits and give us more confidence. I remember watching my Mom paint on her red Estee Lauder lipstick when I was a little girl, and I was so excited when she bought me my first beauty product, a Bonne Bell Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker. That was my gateway drug! High-end, drugstore, well known brands, Indie brands, it's all good.

Some may say it's frivolous to spend so much time learning about such things and to have such a vast assortment of beauty products, but I disagree! I love the colors, textures, packaging, and everything else about it. It's my hobby, my passion, my outlet, and a source of my happiness. I have many other interests, so I may stray from beauty products to fashion, accessories, home and lifestyle, and the occasional food/recipe every now and again...whatever makes my soul happy!

When I'm not playing with my makeup, I do have other things that keep me busy. I have a wonderful husband that I adore, and a twenty-nine year old daughter who is the most precious thing in my world. She's severely mentally impaired, and she has taught me more about love, compassion, and empathy for others than I ever thought possible. I have loved animals all of my life, and we share our home with Greta (German Shepherd rescue), Gizmo (Shih Tsu rescue), Tanner (German Shepherd mix rescue), and 2 Persian cats, Misho and Matsu. I also enjoy cooking, gardening, reading, creative writing, and being a Digital Beauty Editor and Consultant. Some of my simple pleasures are a good cup of coffee, cupcakes for breakfast (is that wrong?!!), classic 70's rock music, Notre Dame football, and a real life love story with a happy ending.

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