It’s been such an amazing year, and Many personality tests confirm that I’m always looking to the future.
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This year has been an incredible whirlwind! I’ve started and finished school, started interning at my favorite skincare studio in Portland! Feel free to follow me on Instagram to keep up to date. I won’t be doing these types of posts very often, but I just wanted to take you along on this journey I’ve had the past few months. Enjoy!
First of all, I started my Esthiology program! This is a screenshot from Drew’s Snapchat.
And made some amazing friends..
Drew and I went to the coast in the winter and it was WARM. If you’re ever in Seaside, check out the Ashore Hotel in Seaside. It was a spontaneous pick, but it turned out to be super comfortable. (Major bonus: It was a 3 minute walk to the beach!)
One of my instructors made my dream come true by giving me eyelash nails.
I began interning front desk at The Portland Girl, my favorite skin care studio in Portland! This was me at The Portland Girl 1 year anniversary party. Watch my video here!
We saw one of my very favorite bands, Geographer! It was surreal and amazing.
I had the opportunity to do makeup for our Evening for Earth fashion show! It was a bit hard to see with all of the dim lighting, but I gave her a super golden glow.
Me and some of my Aveda besties all fancy for the event.
Drew and I went on a ridiculous hike. And I got a new tattoo!
And most recently, I clocked out at Aveda for the very last time last Thursday. SO MANY EMOTIONS. School was great and all, but I’m going to miss my beauties most of all.
I really hope you enjoyed this mashup of photos from my life currently!
I’m currently in the Esthetics program at The Aveda Institute Portland. How amazing is that? I’m taking this passion of mine and turning it into something I can do professionally to help more and more people! I get a lot of questions about why I enrolled in this program and I wanted to share a tiny portion of that with you. Of course, you may ask as many questions as you’d like–I’m an open book.
I have always been interested in beauty and skin care. I started a beauty blog a while ago (tiffanyfajen.com) which has given me an outlet to place my ideas, recommendations, and curiosities in the beauty field. It’s been fun! I discovered my favorite beauty brand Glossier and their motto is “Skin First, Makeup Second, Smile Always.” I loved that! So I began focusing on skin care rather than just makeup and it was so empowering. If you take care of your skin, you don’t need as many makeup products.
About 6 months ago I was approached by an owner of a sugaring/skin care studio and they said they loved my blog and offered me free services to check the place out. How could I resist?! So I went in and had such an amazingly inspiring facial, when I got home I gathered all of the skin care products I had in my cabinet and gave a facial to my husband! I loved the feeling of helping someone relax and feel amazing and see results.
At the same time, I had taken an interview at Aveda for a front desk retail position and the interviewer asked me how serious I was about starting school and really made me rethink my path. What was I waiting for? I wanted to begin my journey as a professional as soon as possible! So I traded my resume for a financial aid form and I was on my way to become an Aveda Institute Esthetician.
Seriously thank YOU, the reader, supporter, cheerleader, general amazing human being, for being on this ride with me. Thank you for suggesting things I should try, things I should look more into and of course thank you for your encouragement and wonderful words. I love you for that.
Until next time,