the lavender magnolia
The idea for the lavender magnolia came to me all at once. I had always wanted to create something of my own in the beauty space, the kind of site that I would want to go to to get feminine inspiration and honest opinions…and a bit of a visual escape. One of my favorite parts of my job as a freelance makeup artist was always helping other women not only feel their best in the moment I was with them, but also teaching them how to care for their skin and do their makeup for themselves.
The lavender magnolia is certainly an extension of my personal style, but also a connection back to all of the women in my family who were my inspiration and taught me everything I know about beauty, both inside and out. LM are my initials(Lauren Michelle). I kept a little jar of lavender oil in my makeup kit always, as it helped calm nervous brides(or nervous me) so now it is synonymous with creativity in my memory. Magnolias were my mothers’ favorite flower and always remind me of late spring in the south.