Product Girl was introduced in September 2005 by Carla Maganinho. She had a personal blog at the time but didn’t want to annoy her readers with her talk about all the beauty products she was buying so she started Product Girl to share her favorite beauty products with others… and little did she know that it would turn out to be the life changing experience that it has been. Since then, Product Girl has been featured in the New York Times, Women’s Wear Daily Beauty Biz, The Nest and On Makeup Magazine. Product Girl has also been named a Top 50 Beauty Blog by Konector. Most recently, Product Girl was named one of the best beauty blogs by the readers of About.com and Shape Magazine.
Here’s a little bit about Carla:
Hi, I’m Carla and beauty products are my obsession! How many people do you know that would spend their free time visiting Sephora, Nordstrom and Ulta? I call it “research”. My obsession with beauty started at a very young age when I’d visit Nordstrom with my mother and befriending the ladies in the beauty department for perfume samples. From that point on, you couldn’t tear me away from the beauty section of any retail store. I am a sucker for lip stains, highlighters and nail polish, to the point where I’m running out of places to store all my beauty products.
I live in Seattle but dream of someday living in New York City. I am equally obsessed with all things iPhone and iPad with a little bit of an addiction to new apps. While I live and breathe beauty in the evening, during the day I am working on building a career in social media.
Here’s a little bit about Kayla:
Hi, I’m Kayla! I’m a young high school student in love with all things beauty, growing up in a city outside Seattle and trying to plan a future on the east coast in the big apple. I’ve been a make up junkie since I was a little girl playing with my moms lipstick and my passion really started when I watched my older sister start Product Girl and follow her dreams. You could practically call me Product Girl Jr!
My love for make up is also followed by a love of jewelry and accessories, also a trait with the girls in my family. Whenever I’m out shopping, I always make sure to hit all the beauty stores not once, but twice, just to make sure I don’t miss anything. Blushes and lipsticks are my favorites, some form of color always has to grace my lips and cheeks. Simple is how I like to keep my make up, but love when I get a chance to really show off my dramatic looks. Hopefully one day I can take this hobby of mine and turn it into something more, but I have to finish high school first!
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