Hey! I’m Hayley. I’m a makeup-loving, sports-loving college athlete.
Growing up, my mom wanted a cheerleader. I can’t count the number of days I spent waiting for her to finish her hair and makeup before we could go somewhere. My dad wanted a football player. I’m not talking about soccer, I’m talking about good ol’ rugged, American football, shoulder pads, helmets, and all. Unfortunately, my dad was #Blessed with three wonderful daughters, so, I ended up being a little mix of both.
Instead of the cheerleader or football player, they raised a American football, soccer, basketball, and softball loving “one of the boys” type of girl. I was never a fan of pink or cheerleading no matter how hard my mom tried, and let me tell you she REALLY tried. (I started cheerleading when I was 7 and walked off the sidelines mid-game never to return.)
My love of sports definitely came first
I was always running around and willing to get dirty, but I rarely had an “off day” and as any female athlete knows, practice and game days mean your hair is always tied up, you’re wearing sweats or gym shorts to go from one practice to the next, and no makeup on your face because you were bound to sweat it off.
During my junior year of high school I took a deeper interest in makeup. I had finally found a girl friend who was more into makeup and “girly” things than she was sports. She introduced me to winged eyeliner and mascara. I always thought it was too late to learn the proper make-up techniques since other girls my age had been wearing makeup for years. My friend really helped me get started. She showed me how to wear fake eye lashes. She curled my hair and did crazy nail designs.
I was hooked
Now, as an almost-college graduate, I still love to get dirty and sweaty playing my favorite sports. And I still love experimenting with new makeup looks. I even do my friends’ and family’s makeup for special events like weddings, proms, and pageants as a way of paying it forward.
So if you’re a sporty girl like me, I hope you enjoy my blog. I may still be one of the boys at heart, but it doesn’t mean I always have to look like one too, and neither do you!
One of the worst make-up blunders I’ve ever had was when I wore makeup to my job with a minor league baseball team. I was asked to jump into a mascot costume last minute because themascot guy canceled. (I had mascara and eyeliner dripping in my eyes and down my face from sweating. Definitely not a look you’ll find on my blog. Promise!