About the Blog

Late 2 Bloom started out as a beauty blog where I shared my transformation from lifelong tomboy into something much more feminine. The original description says it best:
“Are you a late bloomer? What does that even mean? If you weren’t into makeup from the first day you could recognize yourself in a mirror, you were late to the girl party? I was, but not for lack of an invitation. All my life, people have been trying to push “girl stuff” on me, and all my life I’ve rebelled. It came from my own personal misconceptions about what it is to be feminine. I thought that being a girl was all about babies and weddings and cooking, but that just wasn’t me. I was about art and gaming and scary movies.”

Since then, this blog has evolved into something much broader than outer beauty. It embraces inner balance and self love. For several years, during my physical prime, I identified as pagan. Though science really floats my boat these days, I have felt a serious draw back to some of my old practices, because they made me feel good inside and out.

I would like to share these things with you. It’s never too late to find your beauty. Today is the very best day to start your own journey!


About Me

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You can call me Mortbane.  It’s my gamer handle.  While other girls my age were obsessing over Sunflowers and babydoll dresses, I had my nose buried in the latest Nintendo Power magazine.  I’ve rebelled against beauty most of my life (except for my goth phase), so my skills with makeup are limited to the overdramatic.  I’m learning on the fly, but the nerd in me enjoys the challenge of discovering the history and uses of every new tool or product that comes my way.


This picture was taken just before I started this blog to show you my humble beginnings.  That’s me at work, a tomboy struggling to look presentable at an office job.  No makeup, hair is a mess, and I don’t even look like I feel good about myself.

I’m 35 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and I want to make some changes.  I want to improve my appearance and health, and showcase my artistic abilities.  More importantly, I’d really love it if you could join me on my journey.  Whether you’re a seasoned pro with tons of tips to give, a beauty novice like me, or just someone looking for a bit of entertainment in the form of this late bloomer’s trial and error, I really hope this blog is worth a follow.  Thank you! ❤

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jessica R. says:

    We have a lot in common, I see. I’ll be joining this lovely garden of yours!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Daisy says:

    I’ve just stumbled on your blog by searching for info on poi… I love the idea of a garden of misfit flowers! I’ll be just over there, by the roses…


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