My First Blog Entry!


Hi everyone, and welcome to your new favorite source of beauty inspo (I hope!).


My name is Alexandra – or Allie/Alex/Al or some variation of the three – but you can call me Beauty Backpacker 😉 


Right now, I’m on a journey around the world – but if you have read my About Me page, then you already know that. For those of you haven’t, I’m traveling the world with just a backpack, a boyfriend and a big beauty obsession.


As a former makeup artist, it’s fair to say that the beauty industry is a big part of my life. It feels natural, then, to pursue it while I backpack around the globe. This isn’t your ordinary beauty blog, though – I won’t be featuring super complex looks and you won’t need four thousand brushes and a walk-in wardrobe’s worth of products to get involved. Instead, I want to focus on what beauty means to the cultures that I am fortunate enough to be able to immerse myself in and explore while I’m travelling.


I want to highlight what beauty means to the women I meet while “on the road”, share tips that I pick up, impart some wisdom on how you can look fab when you’re on your own travels, and, most importantly, show that “beauty” has an infinite number of meanings and that inspiration can come from everywhere, if we just open up our eyes.


At Beauty Backpacker, you’ll find videos, pictures and words that I hope will inspire you to look at beauty from a different angle. I want to explore what makes people feel beautiful, what makes us comfortable in our own skin and how we can create our own “beauty”, outside of the sometimes limited ideas that society creates for us.


You might not be on this journey with me physically – if my Yorkie couldn’t fit in my backpack, I’m not sure you all could – but I hope you enjoy this journey of discovery as much as I will.



“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”     – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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