It Gives Me A Sense Of Control In A World Full Of Chaos.


Major, epic news! That involves a storm of exclamation points, evidently. I’ve accepted a position… not at yet another baby-steps-closer-to-what-I-want-to-be-when-I-grow-up financial gig… but as the new Senior Beauty Editor at Daily Makeover. SQUEAL!!!

My feelings about achieving this lifelong goal can be only analogized to those of The Princess Bride‘s Inigo Montoya after he finally killed the six-fingered man. You remember the scene:

I’ll be working under Rachel Hayes (remember I told you I have her autograph?). AND, I will still be able to write BBJ, so stick around! I also want to THANK YOU, dear readers, for motivating me to write about what I know and participating in my forum where I like to discuss sometimes obscure topics ranging from The Enchantment Under The Sea Dance to My So-called Life. The more I feel I have an audience (again, that’s you), the more I’m compelled to do what I love–which is writing about beauty. And now, I’m even going to be able to make a LIVING from it. Three and a half years of doing this on my own has led to an invitation to join an industry in which I so desperately belonged for years, though I had no rightful claim to it. No pedigree. I’m amazed and frankly, psyched that this blog that I started as a distraction from my boring job has led to a career.

So again, thank you to everyone who read, commented, and kept up with my shameless abbreves and pop culture refs thus far.


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21 Comments It Gives Me A Sense Of Control In A World Full Of Chaos.

  1. JennBee

    Omg, congrats! That’s such fantastic news! I bet most people wish they were so lucky to work in a job they truly, passionately enjoy. 🙂

    Best of luck!

  2. bethanngil

    I am so happy for you!! Your blog brings me little smiles every time my feeds update and I am glad to hear you are realizing your dreams, girl! You deserve it!

  3. Lindsey

    Many congratulations!!! I wash JUST thinking about how many of your posts come up on my google reader (love having so much to read!) and thinking, “Man, she does this like it’s her job! She must really love this stuff and has so much to say!”. I guess the karmic world was thinking the same thing!
    So deserved! Looking forward to reading more.

  4. Amber

    Thank you ALL! You are the best beauty friends a gal could have.

    Beautyjunkielondon–Keep doing what you’re doing! If you’re passionate about it, people will NOTICE. xo to you.

  5. Sugarshock

    Amber – a HUGE congratulations to you!
    well deserved – it was only a matter of time before someone scooped you up!! 🙂 And I’m so glad you get to keep BBJ!

  6. Erika

    You are AMAZING! I”m so excited for you– you will be the best senior beauty editor EVER! (And wait til you see the fab business cards! haha)


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