I began GiveMeGorgeous.com in 2013 as a beautiful way to combine my need for a creative outlet and my obsession with makeup & skin care.
With a wealth of first-hand cosmetics and skin care expertise, that comes from an avid personal interest in all things beauty, I mostly review and write about products that I choose to buy for my own use. Even though I’m not one to shun a sparkly eyeshadow, I fundamentally believe that the best way to ensure a flawless face is to start with nurturing your skin!
After growing up in Washington state, and graduating from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, I decided to study graphic design for a year. I also began to explore my love for travel with visits to places like Milan, Paris, Florence, Vienna, Dubai and the Caribbean isles—all while working a regular day job.
However, as my cosmetics collection steadily grew and the weekly discussions with my sister over trending beauty persisted, I was inspired to start this blog.
GiveMeGorgeous posts will always be for everyone and anyone who loves shopping for, finding, and having the right makeup and beauty tools at their fingertips. Here you will find Jen-tested application techniques, new cosmetics reviews, as well as practical ideas for alternative uses for products you probably already have!
The colors and products that I choose may be the latest to hit the market, or tried-and-true favorites. Posts are a combination of couture makeup, brand cosmetics, and easy to find beauty selections from Ulta, Sephora or the drugstore.
Although true beauty does come from within, wearing a little makeup certainly doesn’t hurt!
You go, Gorgeous!