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 in 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!