The Creation Story

The Creation Story

Since I was a little girl, I’ve always had a love for all things beauty and skincare related. I can remember the days of getting fussed at for playing in my mother’s makeup and always wondering what hot lotion felt like ( it burns, don’t try it). Also, I always knew that I had to run my own business because I never had an answer to the elementary school question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” I wasn’t quite sure but I knew I didn’t want to be a doctor, lawyer, the President, or an astronaut. One day I finally decided to go into business for myself and formed Already Ruined LLC. The name came from me embracing everything about myself that I considered as flawed, deciding to find the beauty i12734136_1294109350604784_5243838486332560588_nn them and rocking it out loud anyways. Because let’s face it, it’s either that or be miserable forever, which definitely is NOT an option! Funny thing I should mention is my initial plan for Already Ruined was to make it an online clothing boutique. Unfortunately, I ordered a few sample pieces of clothing from an online wholesaler and it seemed like it took a year and a day (I’m exaggerating) to arrive. When it finally did come the quality and design of the clothes were great but I assume they were sized for a hobbit because that medium was most definitely an extra (extra) small. Even after the disappointment I was still moving full steam ahead with that idea when a friend suggested that I carry makeup as well. I figured it was a pretty cool idea with a huge market. However, later that night I found myself pondering on what brand of cosmetics to carry. I knew it had to be something that set me apart from the rest and something that you just couldn’t go pick up in a local drug store. I spent countless hours staring at my laptop until my eyes burned in search for this magical brand that I needed. I even ended up on some website (possibly a scam) that looked like all of its products came straight from across the ocean with some type of alien and unreadable writing on it. I searched some more and to my dismay, nothing! I closed my laptop in frustration and said to myself “oh universe, please send me a sign”. And believe it or not, within about 5 minutes I got a light-bulb idea. I thought to myself “hey, why don’t you create your own line of cosmetics?” And with that thought Already Ruined Cosmetics and skincare was created!