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My name is Mikayla! I'm a 22 year old University Graduate with a passion for all things beauty. I stumbled into the online beauty community a year ago and have been obsessed with youtube videos and blogs ever since. After watching hundreds of videos over the past year I figured it was about time I joined the community and posted my own thoughts in my own little space. I'm also recently graduated, unemployed and headed for college in September.

I really enjoy all things beauty, and I really like telling my friends what I think about products so writing them down just felt natural. To me, make up isn't something that you wear to make yourself look prettier, it's something you do on yourself for yourself. It has the power to give you strength to tackle a rough day, the courage to find your inner confidence and sparkle like every girl is meant too.

Other than beauty, I love fashion. Beauty and Fashion are the keys to my heart, along with a great deal. I'm all about a decent deal, and budget shopping is my favourite.

I can't wait to start this journey with the internet and all of you!


Just a general disclaimer:

I am not a professional makeup artist, I am completely self taught, any posts on beauty products are purely personal opinion and should not be taken as fact.

Beauty items shown on this blog are purchased by myself, or as a gift from family members.

Any and all reviews on products are based on my opinions alone.

Why Failing is Sometimes a Good Thing.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Recently, I suffered the embarrassing blow of being the only one of my friends to fail a designation exam (by only a couple of points too!). I may have found out about this failing grade while coming out of general anesthetic after my recent surgery which did not help the feeling at all. I had studied hard, for weeks, almost like a full time job which could have been a downfall- studying too much is just as bad as studying not enough!

The combination of failure and coming out of some serious drugs and such was not a good one, and it made me feel very upset, almost depressed. I had a heart to heart with my mother that I don't really remember, but consisted of me expressing concerns that Human Resources was maybe something I didn't want to get into, that I wanted to explore other career options.

I spent the next couple of days soul searching, in my haze of post surgery anesthetic feels and complete disappointment in myself. As someone who used to Figure Skate, failing tests or not placing well was something I dealt with all the time, and I really had to look back on how I dealt with it, to overcome this one.

After spending days in a self induced pity party, I started looking for silver linings:

I would rather pass by a long shot, then barely pass (for my own perfectionist needs).

The next time the exam is offered, I have more options that may help me out in the long run

I now know that I know at least something

Some of the best people have failed at things, no one gets everything the first time (my personal queen J.K. Rowling was turned down by how many publishers- 12, before someone finally decided Harry Potter was worth being published?)

In the end, failing the exam may be what I needed to really question if my field is really what I want to get into (while I believe no one ever really knows what they want to do with the rest of their life) this is what I want to be doing with mine- for the foreseeable future, and the set back really made me decide that.

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