Finding my Beauty // Interview with The BeYOUty Bureau

Finding my Beauty // Interview with The BeYOUty Bureau
August 20, 2014 Alison Faulkner

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Hey! Just wanted to bounce in and say hello! I have so many people I love in my life, and I love sharing when they are doing things that I think will help YOU and make your life better too! So I hope to be doing this more, and I hope you love it!

Today I want to share a project with you that I think is just so SO awesome! My friend Kayti Oldham, who is always helping me to look glam, has a really fun YouTube channel called The BeYOUty Bureau.

Since getting to know Kayti, and taking a fun workshop from her about makeup a while back, I’ve realize how clueless and in a rut I’ve been with my beauty routine. I’d walk into Sephora and tell the sales girl, “just give me something, anything you think that would look good for…” whatever I needed. And that’s not a TERRIBLE method, but I didn’t feel like I could make myself ever looks THAT good. I’d spend a bunch of money and not be all that happy.

It’s not that I care to be all dolled up all day every day, but if I’m going on a date, or making a video or headed to host a party, I want to look HOT! I just don’t think it’s that much to ask! Haha. Then again, some days I want to look hot just for the hell of it! And I think that’s ok too!

I’d watch all these YouTube tutorials trying to do my hair and get really frustrated. “Im a crafty, artistic person! I HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE!!! WHY can’t I do my #$%# hair like these 16-year-olds can!” I’d scream to Eric.

I didn’t think much about makeup or hair, but I wanted it to look good WHEN I WANTED TO LOOK GOOD. I think I forgot that like ANYTHING ELSE, you get what you put in. When I was in high school I read magazines and learned about beauty products. So I knew more about them. I just haven’t focused on it in forever. I wouldn’t say I’m frumpy, I love bright lip stick and make an effort, but I didn’t know the power of filling in your eyebrows! Something I’ve learned from Kayti!

Kayti knows as much about beauty products as I do about crafting and baking supplies. And I don’t say that lightly. You can ask me about ANY craft or baking product and I have some reference for it. Because I spend a lot of time researching and reading about them and using them. Kayti is the SAME way! But with beauty. She has become a total crutch, I don’t buy anything without asking her first, or checking her recommendations.

She’d probably be ok with me giving out her phone number so you can text her 20 times a day like I do, (like to say KAYTI I PLUCKED MY EYEBROWS PRAISE ME!) she’s THAT sweet, but instead I’ll tell you where you can find her online.

She has lots of really great tutorials, my favorite is this Curling with a Straightener for Beachy Waves video, it has like changed my life! Well my hair life. Because I can ACTUALLY DO IT!

But she also has an awesome Instagram with fun product reviews and roundups. But my MOST favorite thing she is doing is interviewing women about finding their real beauty, and what makes them feel beautiful.

Kayti flattered me by interviewing me for this series! So I’m posting the video here! But you should go watch all the interviews on her channel because they’re gonna give you a boost! Especially Kayti’s video. You’ll see how awesome she is.

I hope you guys enjoy the interview! I think what Kayti is doing is so important because using makeup and all those fun things in the right way, to help you feel your best, well it can truly make a HUGE difference in your day-to-day life and help you feel more awesome.

So! How do you guys feel about beauty?! Are you junkies! Do you need help? What do you struggle with, or wish you knew more about?

Should we convince Kayti to do a series of tutorials…for US?!

Ok! Lemme know! Lot’s of love!

xo
Alison

11 Comments

  1. Heatherlee 3 years ago

    You made me cry!!! You are such a beautiful person inside and out.

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      Alison Faulkner 3 years ago

      Aw thank you! I make myself cry a lot too. HAHA xo

  2. Lauren B 3 years ago

    I would LOVE tutorials! I need help with easy everyday hairstyles– something that isn’t my go-to messy bun or ponytail. Also, make up! I feel so overwhelmed in Sephora. I love when tutorials use budget friendly products and are easy to follow.

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      Alison Faulkner 3 years ago

      Yes! I love Kayti because she always knows when it’s worth spending the money and when you can just do the drug store! I’ll force (ask) her to do some stuff like that maybe!

  3. Aimee 3 years ago

    This was perfect in every way!

  4. Cayli 3 years ago

    I love finding new youtube channels! I am a beauty junkie I have a huge set of drawers for just my makeup.

    Nightchayde

  5. mallory 3 years ago

    new follower — loved this video and how your authenticity shines thru. ‘i’m really good at being allison and that’s both awesome and terrifying.’ thank you, that hit so home for me. keep being passionate, kind, bold and ridiculous — you’re a beautiful package!

  6. Aleah and Nick 3 years ago

    This is fantastic! I would love to see short tutorials that would inspire me to step outside of my norm! {A}

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