When I first started getting into makeup, I was only twelve years old and wasn't making money myself, so most of my collection was from the dollar store. It wasn't until I got a bit older, around sixteen, that I started to use makeup from the drugstore instead. It seemed like such a different world to me, and when I got my own job and could buy high end makeup, I was really excited to delve into 'the best' makeup. What I learned is that drugstore makeup has some of the best products, even better than their more expensive counterparts.
"Depression is like wanting to paint a bright canvas of yellow and orange, but you can only afford black and grey."
One of the biggest regrets of my high school career is not loving myself. I spent all of my time in high school believing that my self-worth was completely based on what others' perceptions were of me. I thought that I wasn't worth a single thing because other people didn't think of me as attractive. It seemed like everyone else was getting into relationships while I just wasn't. This not only affected my mental health, but it affected my physical health, as well. I started to gain weight and my depression started to make me break out constantly, and I was even starting to lose my hair.