I guess I'll start by introducing myself; I'm Mariah Xtina (or Christina), living in Sweden and loving everything you can create with imagination and your own two hands. In addition to makeup I love to draw, write (poems, novels, lyrics, political texts), hairdesign and work with nails.
Because of my ADHD and Autism spectrum disorder I still haven't found a way to be a member of society in the same way most people are. That is why I had to choose my own path to contribue in a way possible for me whitch leads me to this final desicion to start a blog. It's a big step for me to expose my life and talents because it has taken me my whole life to trust my abilities and even believe I have some sort of talent. I've always created, in different ways, since I have an active imagination which needs to come out and take form. My ADHD-brain is always creating and when i get an impuls with pictures or words in my brain I have to let it out in some form.
Since I can't choose the regular path whitch been handed to "regular people" I've never been able to have an ordinary job -therefore I never really had any real money whitch led me to this idea. When you have as mutch activity in your brain as I do, you have to be really creative to find ways to let it out. I can't go out and buy new paint when I have nothing left. I can't buy the makeup brands other makeup artists use to create their looks and so on. Therefore I began early to find ways to reuse and refresh old makeup, tricks to turn a 4 dollar eyeshadow into a 30 dollar eyeshadow and a jar of glitter into a sparkling tipstick. This is my thing and this blog is my vision to help others to avoid spending money they don't have or don't want to spend. I will start with text and pictures, as tutorials, in this blog and when I have the financial ability to buy a video camera I will add video tutorials.
I have to get just a little bit political too, because I need you to know that I will always use low budget brands and post tutorials to make it easier for others in the same economical position that I am in now. If I ever start making real money I will still continue reusing old makeup and buying cheap makeup because I don't believe in greed and being wasteful. As long as there are people having nothing I will not let myself have a lot.
So this is me and this is my beginning. I hope I can be helpful in some way.