What Life Brings Us – (noun) an expression I made up to represent life’s tiny surprises that I deal with through my creative outlet: this blog.

Hi, my name is Jasmine Abdelgafar and I’m so excited to finally be doing this. What Life Brings Us has been a dream of mine for over five years. It started when I discovered my love for makeup, skincare, fashion, lifestyle, and all things beauty! At that time, I was only 15 and very insecure because of my dark circles so I spent my time playing with what little makeup I had and “borrowed” a concealer from my mom (she never got it back). From that point forward, I appreciated the power of makeup!

The Makeup Industry & Me

When I turned 18, I decided to get my first job at Ulta Beauty. It was a seasonal position but I was very excited. I spent my time researching every single product they offered and was very dedicated. I stayed at Ulta for two years; I gained a lot of hands on experience doing other people’s makeup and learning from the best people in the industry about beauty and skincare products.

After two years, I decided it was time that I moved to something else. I started working for Estée Lauder, mainly at the Cosmetics Company Store which is the outlet store for all Estée Lauder owned brands. I enjoyed my time there as well but I am no longer working there. I also worked at Sephora for a while where I got even more hands on experience and worked alongside makeup experts.

Where I Am Today

Today, I’m a freelance makeup artist, a senior at The University of Tampa double-majoring in Communication and Economics, and a social media intern. My communication/social media experience has encouraged me greatly to start meeting clients and makeup lovers through the power of Instagram and blogging.

What Life Brings Us will be dedicated to many different things! From beauty, skincare, and fashion to managing college life, work tips, travel stories, and personal experiences. Most importantly, it will promote self-love, confidence, and endless love for life! I’m so glad that you’re here! ❤ ❤