Hi! I’m Arwen. I’m a 30-year-old New Yorker currently living just outside of Los Angeles with Kyle (my fiancé), Penelope (my welsh corgi), and Artemis (our demon hell spawn kitten). I work part-time as a hairstylist and I freelance as a tv and film makeup artist, the latter of which I hope to eventually turn into a full-time career. In the meantime, I enjoy the work that I do.
Kyle and I are childfree. That means we don’t want to have children. Ever. No, we won’t change our minds, and no, we don’t feel like we’re missing out.
As far as blogging goes, I’ve maintained some semblance of a web presence since around 1999. I kept an online journal via livejournal and built websites/practiced my awesome HTML skills on Geocities. I bought my first domain sometime in 2001, and have gone through several over the course of my time online. With the exception of my recently created food blog, I haven’t blogged regularly in quite some time (and I think we can all thank social media for all but killing off the blogging scene). Pixiefied.com is my valiant attempt at blogging regularly again.
Despite my heavy involvement in the beauty industry, I’m also a gamer and a sci-fi/fantasy nerd. I have two Lord of the Rings-related tattoos (one of them is my name, Arwen, written in elvish), I love Star Trek (Picard is better than Kirk!), and I have a real life costume based on my Pathfinder character. (I don’t actually cosplay anymore, though.)
Did you find me via Nintendo StreetPass Mii Plaza? Let me know! I use PiPass to get street passes from all over the world. My Nintendo 3DS friend code is 5430-0581-0738, and I play Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Bravely Default, and Pokemon Y. Send me a message if you add me!
You can also find me on Steam!
Beauty by Arwen – my online makeup art portfolio
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