Hey there beautiful!
Welcome to DrugstorePrincess.com – my name is Hilary Ball, and I am the real DSP! I’m really happy that you found this blog, because the bigger this community grows, the more we’ll be able to learn from one another. This site is meant to be like an online beauty magazine – pages and pages of useful information, helpful advice, and beautiful pictures to give you inspiration. DSP is supposed to be an interactive site – ask your own questions, comment on others’, and share posts with others! It’s impossible for one person to know everything – so hopefully I can teach you a few things, and you’ll learn things from others as well.
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DrugstorePrincess is a confidence boosting blog – a negativity-free zone, where hateful comments, pictures, and ideas are not allowed. I don’t judge anyone by their gender, race, sexual preference, religion, or ideas, and neither should any of my followers. I clearly have stated that hate is not tolerated on DSP, most importantly towards other followers.
DSP is not sponsored by any person or company other than myself. There is nothing biased or selective about my reviews or advice, and I do not receive money in exchange for any type of review. This means that everything I write is 100% honest opinion.
These pages are full of information written completely by me – and because I am always learning new things, the pages are constantly being updated and reworked. You may see some “Page Under Construction” signs – so check back in the near future to see my finished work!
I am not a professional. I have never taken any cosmetology classes, nor am I employed by any salon or other establishment catering to beauty needs or products. This blog is purely passion, and all of the information I’ve learned on my free time – from fashion magazines, internet articles, personal experience and of course, other blogs. I do makeup professionally for some people in my area for special events (proms, weddings, etc.) Why haven’t I gotten my cosmetology license? Because it’s a waste of money and time, in my opinion!
I have tried almost every drugstore product out there, for hair, makeup and skincare as well. I have also used a vast amount of high end products, so I have an extremely varied knowledge and level of experience with all products.
If you have questions about certain products or techniques, ask away! If I do not personally know the answer I promise to research it as well as I can to give you the best answer possible. I also promise to provide pictures and all necessary information that I feel is vital for you to get the best results! That dedication is what sets DrugstorePrincess apart, in my opinion – and it is also why it takes me a very long time to get through all of my questions. I simply ask that you have patience with me.
+ I don’t think that you have to be a professional cosmetologist to do beautiful makeup and hair. Beauty is an artform that is constantly changing – perhaps the most personal art someone can make. Anybody can create the art in whatever way they choose. There is no right or wrong way.
+ You don’t need makeup to be beautiful. Yes, DSP is a blog committed to giving advice on makeup, hair, and skin products, but most of all I want to instill a feeling of confidence in EVERY one of my followers, because you really are ALL beautiful. Beauty is definitely not determined by appearances – it’s what’s inside that counts.
+ I don’t think that wearing makeup defines a person. Makeup should not be used as a mask to hide behind, or as a face to lure people in. Makeup should simply be used to enhance one’s natural beauty. If you are wearing makeup to impress others, you’re not wearing it for the right reasons. Makeup should be worn for fun – to make you feel good.
+ I also believe that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to find quality products. You can find great items without spending an outrageous amount of money, although many label snobs don’t seem to think so. This blog is meant to weed out the good products from the bad, high and low end.
+ I am not a professional - if you are dealing with an actual health issue, you should consult your doctor.
+ The photos I post, unless otherwise specified, are not my own. Most are ones I have reblogged from elsewhere on Tumblr.
+ Any pictures that I add to my posts or insert into responses of questions (of products, etc.) were retrieved off of Google.com
+ The “Beauty Blog Directory” consists of blogs on Tumblr and Blogger that have requested to be added - I have not received any payment. If you would like a blog added or removed, please request this in my Ask Box.
Where to Find Us:
+ @DrugstorePrincess on Instagram
+ DSP Beauty on YouTube
+ @OfficialDSP on Twitter
+ TheDrugstorePrincess on Blogger
About the VIPs:
As DrugstorePrincess grows more popular, my life also becomes much more busy. Recently I realized that I needed help answering questions and decided that the people most qualified to help were right at my fingertips. I’ve selected a few highly qualified followers and made them Beauty VIPs - essentially they’re my right hands, writing reviews, creating tutorials, and giving advice to other followers. Their blog is their own, but affiliated solely with DSP - BeautyVIPs.tumblr.com On the VIPs blog your questions will be answered by multiple people with multiple opinions, giving you a wide range of information and advice. Follow them to show your support!
About mark. Sales:
mark. is an expertly edited beauty and fashioin boutique that is constantly launching fresh, on-trend products. Inspired by the hottest runway looks of the season, mark. offers young women must-have, cutting edge trends before they even hit shelves. — meetmark.com
Actually, mark. is a company owned and created by Avon, a trusted beauty brand found online and in stores internationally. I am a mark. representative, meaning that I am specially trained to have a vast knowledge of all mark. products, including makeup, fashion, jewelery, hair products, and skin care. When you purchase products through a mark. representative, you will get special discounts and hands-on service. DON’T HESITATE to ask any questions about mark. products, and check out my eBoutique at http://HBall.MyMarkStore.com - these products are DSP approved!