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I'm Lauren, an All-American makeup lover who is fortunate to call Dubai "home" for the last eight years

November 9, 2016

I'm Lauren, an All-American makeup lover who is fortunate to call Dubai "home" for the last eight years. From an early age, I was always fascinated by makeup and how it can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. As a child, I enjoyed spending afternoons browsing through my mother's Avon catalogs and circling my favorite lip shades (always pinks!). When I began experimenting with makeup as a teenager, I regularly bought and read every beauty related magazine and spent countless hours studying the articles and correlating photos. Funny thing is, even though I was fascinated by makeup, I never really understood how to apply it! Concepts such as what colors worked for me, how to blend eyeshadow or why I didn't look cool with brown eyeliner on my lips (so thankful social media did not exist in the 90s!) were completely over my head.

I went on to pursue other interests in my late teens and early twenties, earning a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering and a masters degree in nursing. However, my love for all things related to makeup and beauty was still ingrained into my very being. I lived for 3 1/2 years in the Windy City and started to dabble more into high end makeup brands that were readily available just outside my doorstep on the Magnificent Mile. I became enamored with textures and pigmentation, shimmer versus sparkle and the differences between matte and semi-matte lipsticks.

Today, as a 30-something year old mother of two and expat in Dubai, I am still enthusiastically navigating through the world of beauty by experimenting with anti-aging products, mastering the perfect eyeliner, and discovering the best luxury and drug store products. Join me on my never ending beauty journey as I share tricks and tips for makeup lovers and makeup newbies alike.

My beauty blogs are featured on Kidore every two weeks. I blog about makeup and beauty for women ages 30 plus, the latest trends in the world of beauty and how to integrate them into your daily routine, as well as my favorite products, beauty hacks, and beauty for all budgets. I would love to hear from you! Leave me all your burning beauty questions and suggestions on Kidore’s facebook page. I regularly check the page and am delighted to interact with you!

Have a beautiful day!

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