The lowdown on Taryn

20 08 2009

Hello, everyone! I guess I will start with the basics here.  I’m 33, very fair (NW15 is a tad too dark for me), acne-prone and have blue eyes/blonde hair.  Cosmetics has been an interest of mine since my teenage years.  With my best friend in tow, I would walk up to the local pharmacy actually named Drug Palace (!) and look for any new finds.  One particular favorite was what looked like a book of matches but the tips were actually fuschia lipstick.  Not the most flattering, but fun all the same.

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I became really immersed in cosmetics and skincare when I joined the Kevyn Aucoin beauty forum back in 2001 and met many like-minded gals such as co-publisher Sheila.  This was the place where I learned so much about the different brands available, what colors suited my skintone and application techniques.

My interest in beauty has branched out to a few different areas, including a love of Japanese and Korean cosmetics.  Many of their skincare products are life-savers for my oily skin and the packaging on their makeup is so cute, or kawaii! I am also interested in eco-conscious brands and becoming aware of what’s in my products.  I do have to be completely honest –  just because I’m aware of what’s in those items doesn’t mean I have managed to ditch every non-green product in my regimen.  There are some products too good to give up, but I have been able to keep those to a minimum, thankfully.

On that same note, one of my biggest interests is environmentalism and working towards clean air.  I also enjoy Japanese anime/manga, gaming, reading just about anything from articles on bowling to aviation, and listening to music ranging from Fleetwood Mac to opera.

I look forward to sharing my reviews and any tips or tricks I have with our new readers.  My reviews will always be 100% honest, real and uncensored.  I hope you will continue to come back and see what’s in store for our new, exciting site!

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20 08 2009
Here’s the story of a gal named Sheila… « Painted Ladies

[…] weeks ago, while chatting with Taryn and some online beauty-loving friends that I’ve known for the better part of a decade, I had […]

21 08 2009
Dommy!

That’s the cutest picture of you Taryn! 🙂

22 08 2009
Review of Urban Decay’s new Oil Slick lipstick «

[…] Review of Urban Decay’s new Oil Slick lipstick 21 08 2009 By Taryn […]

23 08 2009
Weekly Recap: A Smashing Start! «

[…] Taryn — aka the best co-publisher a gal could ask for — is working on finding a forum host for us, so soon we’ll be able to chat amongst the company of fellow beauty junkies. Fun, fun, FUN! […]

23 08 2009
Battle of the Eyeshadow Transformers «

[…] Battle of the Eyeshadow Transformers 23 08 2009 By Taryn […]

24 08 2009
Who ya gonna call? Grease Busters! «

[…] Who ya gonna call? Grease Busters! 24 08 2009 By Taryn […]

27 08 2009
Part II of Grease Busters «

[…] Part II of Grease Busters 27 08 2009 By Taryn […]

29 08 2009
Part III of Grease Busters «

[…] Part III of Grease Busters 29 08 2009 By Taryn […]

31 08 2009
Childhood Memories in a Bottle «

[…] Childhood Memories in a Bottle 31 08 2009 By Taryn […]

1 09 2009
Peek Into My Purse «

[…] Peek Into My Purse 1 09 2009 By Taryn […]

2 09 2009
My Favorite Lipbalm «

[…] My Favorite Lipbalm 2 09 2009 By Taryn […]

2 09 2009
Retro Beauty Products «

[…] Retro Beauty Products 2 09 2009 By Taryn […]

4 09 2009
Truly A Magical Primer «

[…] Truly A Magical Primer 4 09 2009 By Taryn […]

4 09 2009
Truly A Magical Primer « Painted Ladies

[…] By Taryn […]

6 09 2009
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy: Beauty Evolution «

[…] Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy: Beauty Evolution 6 09 2009 By Taryn […]

8 09 2009
Spotlight On: Elladean from Etsy «

[…] Spotlight On: Elladean from Etsy 8 09 2009 By Taryn […]

9 09 2009
An Economical Smokey Eye With a Slight Twist «

[…] An Economical Smokey Eye With a Slight Twist 9 09 2009 By Taryn […]

10 09 2009
Q&A with Hairstylist Josie Consiglio «

[…] Q&A with Hairstylist Josie Consiglio 10 09 2009 By Taryn […]

10 09 2009
Retro Corner: Astringents «

[…] Retro Corner: Astringents 10 09 2009 By Taryn […]

11 09 2009
My Five Minute Face «

[…] My Five Minute Face 11 09 2009 By Taryn […]

14 09 2009
One of My Favorite Mascaras «

[…] One of My Favorite Mascaras 14 09 2009 By Taryn […]

16 09 2009
Review: Garnier Nutritioniste Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller «

[…] Review: Garnier Nutritioniste Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller 16 09 2009 By Taryn […]

17 09 2009
You Don’t Have to Pay Retail for Top Beauty Brands! «

[…] You Don’t Have to Pay Retail for Top Beauty Brands! 17 09 2009 By Taryn […]

18 09 2009
Review: Chantecaille Lip Chic Lipsticks «

[…] Review: Chantecaille Lip Chic Lipsticks 18 09 2009 By Taryn […]

21 09 2009
How to Achieve Skin as Smooth as Glass for Mere Dollars «

[…] How to Achieve Skin as Smooth as Glass for Mere Dollars 21 09 2009 By Taryn […]

22 09 2009
My Second Favorite Lip Balm «

[…] My Second Favorite Lip Balm 22 09 2009 By Taryn […]

24 09 2009
Ellis Faas Lipcolor Review «

[…] Ellis Faas Lipcolor Review 24 09 2009 By Taryn […]

25 09 2009
My Own Quest to Finding the Right Red Lipstick «

[…] My Own Quest to Finding the Right Red Lipstick 25 09 2009 By Taryn […]

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