An Introduction

Hello, hello!

My name is Jupiter Gimlet and I’m a petite pinup, makeup hobbyist, and Public Health graduate student. I’m a native of New Jersey, raised in Wisconsin, and nurtured in Illinois now living in Kentucky (“Land of the fast horses and slow pours,” as the promotional materials say.)

During the day, I’m what I call a “payer slayer” and yell at insurance companies to pay healthcare providers, I wear makeup and vintage-inspired clothing. At night, I go to graduate classes for Population Health Management. Once upon a time ago, I was also a primatologist, but those days have long since gone (I mean, when was the last time you saw a listing for a primatologist on LinkedIn?)

Although I love vintage fashion and style, I’m not here for vintage values. I’m a mouthy broad and I have no desire to return to the days of long ago; just only the glamour that comes with it and only if it is applicable to everyone. I believe yesterday’s glamour is always welcome today, but only if you can make it for everybody.

I have a deep love for vintage fashion and beauty (makeup and skincare), but I’m also rather fond of anthropology, biology, architecture, traveling, and cooking. I also love nerd culture (especially DC/Marvel comics and movies!) I believe in clever consumerism, social consciousness, and I don’t believe for a minute that just because I am interested in feminine hobbies that it is any less worthwhile. I also believe context is sovereign and when dealing with history, context is required.

You can expect pinup related things, beauty talk, fashion discussion, and historical backgrounds of the aforementioned. When I can, I’ll be happy to share any travel logs or talk on architecture.

As a beauty blogger, this is the information you may need to determine whether or not my reviews or recommendations may be something that may be worthwhile for you:

  • Skintone: ~NC10-15 (very strong yellow undertones with red overtones in face and chest) depending on time of year (ideal foundations for me are Make Up For Ever Y215 (both Water Blend and HD Ultra Foundation Stick) and Tarte Rainforest of the Sea (Porcelain).
  • Skin Type: Dry, reactive (due to contraceptive use)
  • Hair Color: Ash blonde with cool undertones
  • Hair Type: Fine, thin but normal
  • Eye Color: Blue with both gray and green (it shifts depending on the light)
  • Favorite Beauty Products: Foundation, Eyeliner, Lipstick, and Perfume
  • Lesser Liked Beauty Products: Blush, Contour, and Highlight

I started a blog because I like the formatting options it gives me, and while I love Instagram, I don’t love that it cuts the spaces between and has a difficult algorithm, so for that reason, a blog seemed like the ideal solution. Plus, it gives me my own little soapbox on which I can perch (because that is what the Internet is for, if nothing else, right?)

What I hope for you as readers is that you find this both educational and interesting. I hope it is something that everyone of any skin tone, background, gender, or any identity may find it worthwhile.

Yours ’til Niagara Falls,
Jupiter Gimlet

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