Welcome to Narcissista.me!
My name is Becca and I write this blogazine because I love beauty, women and I’m too old to legitimately play with Barbies.
Here you’ll find devotion to your eternal loveliness thru tips, trends, lessons learned and an occasional deep thought. As long as it’s fun, makes us feel smarter and feel prettier, it will be spoken here.
I never thought vanity was a dirty word and call bullsh*t on those who imply it’s wrong for women to care about what they look like. Trying to look your best means you’re showing up for life. The problem is, with all the beauty and the anti-aging solutions out there, we have too many options, not enough information and some pretty messed up ideals about what it means to look great, especially if you’re over 35. There isn’t enough healthy banter around what really contributes to looking your best, whether for you that’s au natural or fillered up.
As for me, I’m a 44 year old formerly and beauty veteran who’s worn every hat under the girly girl rainbow. Some highlights:
- On a good day, I’m 5′ 2″ brunette and have never seen either as a shortcoming. Same with my freckles.
- Weight, however is my beauty Kryptonite. My BMI is perfect and few would describe me as overweight, but I know I look best 10lbs thinner than I am now.
- I was a competitive baton twirler, even though I didn’t have Miss America aspirations or grow up in the South. I don’t think baton twirling gets the respect it deserves, especially in a world where rhythmic gymnastics is an Olympic sport. This hardwired my love of sequins and tiaras.
- When I was 16, I worked behind the Lancome counter at Bloomingdales in the King of Prussia mall. I become the defacto, self taught make-up artist, which meant if you sat in my chair you were guaranteed to look like you stepped out of Duran Duran’s “Rio” video. But to this day, that job remains one of my favorites because even the smallest transformation contributed to women feeling better about themselves.
- I’ve always been a boobs and hair girl until I got breast cancer 7 years ago. Then, for about a year I was neither. Now, I’m back to being a hair and boobs girl, just a little more bionic.
In the offline world, I pay the bills as an SVP Brand Strategist working at a Big New York Ad Agency (hence the anonymous part) as well as a mom and wife who calls NYC home. Guilty pleasures include frosting, that second martini, creating word mash-ups, leopard, UV gel manicures, ice skating, poetry and small doses of reality TV.
Hope to see you again.
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