When I was 13, my mother started getting regular subscriptions of Seventeen Magazine for me. Now what that did was turn a little girl that was not so ready to face her teenage years into a young lady that was basically OBSESSED with darling/cute/fun beauty products. Naturistics, Bonnie Bell, Hard Candy, Revlon Toast of New York lipstick, Navy, Sand and Sable, I could go on forever, but I will not.
I will, however, tell you what was starting to develop here.
Without this teenage girl even knowing, she was starting to develop the knowledge of what would one day become her passion, her career, her company. All she knew at that time was how great it felt to thumb through the pages, admiring various products.. the creative ways that each item would be photographed, folding over pages that she wanted to revisit.
Unconsciously doing her research.
Until my move from L.A to Colorado a few years ago, I still had my first issue of Seventeen and my first Harpers Bazaar and Allure. My notes, vision boards (in a book) if you will. Before vision boards were a thing, I made countless collages of cosmetics and beauty products and artistic photographed images of the items.
The woman pictured below is wearing Impeccable Brows Sculpting Glaze in "Raven," 303 Face | Body Organic Cocoa and Honey Hair Butter, Marsala Rose Lip Creme by 303 Face | Body. No foundation or powder, she washed her face with Molten Oats, the Face + Body Bar.
The woman pictured below also created all of those products, and is the same teenage girl that hesitantly (but successfully) transitioned into her teenage years with a little help from Seventeen Magazine.... and it felt amazing.