Haircare, how to, Makeup, Opinion, Reviews, Skincare

My 10 Favorite Beauty Products of 2017

It's been an awesome year for me and my makeup journey. I've learned a lot and I've gotten my hands on a lot of great products this year, so I wanted to take some time to tell you my 10 favorite products from 2017! 1. The Balm Cosmetics High Light N Con Tour Palette This… Continue reading My 10 Favorite Beauty Products of 2017

Bereavement, Opinion, Parenthood

A Goodbye To A Bad Car

It wasn't what I was looking for. I'd been eyeing a used Chrysler Pacifica, but when we stopped by the dealership the Pacifica wasn't available. The salesman, an elderly gentleman with a slight lean on his right leg and a jaunty sort of walk, grunted that there was something similar on their back lot and… Continue reading A Goodbye To A Bad Car

Feminism, Mental Health, Opinion, Thirties

Nude

I want to take my clothes off. I want to feel the sun and the breeze touching every part of me. I want it to wrap its tendrils through my pubic hair, caress my thighs, and kiss my breasts. Not because they are sexual, and not for any form of sexual gratification, but because I… Continue reading Nude

how to, Makeup, Reviews

Naked Cosmetics – A Crash Course In Working With Mica Pigments

I LOVE mica pigments and powders. When I received my first Naked Cosmetics pigment in an Ipsy bag 6 months ago, I understood how amazing it was IMMEDIATELY. The versatility of pigments is mind blowing. I have realized however that not everyone feels comfortable using mica pigments; including established makeup artists and enthusiasts. If working… Continue reading Naked Cosmetics – A Crash Course In Working With Mica Pigments

Bereavement, Feminism, Mental Health, motherhood, Opinion, Southern

Alabama Would Make Mama Proud

In Alabama this week something unexpected happened. For the first time in 25 years a Democrat won a Senate seat. The odds were stacked against Senator Jones, but despite this, he won with a 1.5% lead over his opponent, accused sexual predator, Christian extremist, and twice removed from office, Judge Roy Moore. If you've read… Continue reading Alabama Would Make Mama Proud

Bereavement, Opinion, Thirties, Uncategorized

A Do Nothing B*tch

I remember writing frantic Facebook posts about the big things happening or potentially happening, hoping that by putting words to these dreams of bigger, greater things they might somehow become more real than layers of code splayed across my cell phone screen. Inevitably those flights of fancy and delusions of grandeur never materialized out of… Continue reading A Do Nothing B*tch

Makeup, Reviews

Tamara Canup Holiday 2017 Giveaway is here! (CLOSED)

UPDATE: Congratulations to Katylin Pittman! Katylin was AMAZING because she took advantage if every extra entry available! Go Katylin!! Congratulations! Original post: I am so excited to announce that I have gathered some of my favorite products to gift one lucky winner this holiday season, just because I love ya so much! In the past… Continue reading Tamara Canup Holiday 2017 Giveaway is here! (CLOSED)

diy, how to, Opinion

“I’m Not Here To Make Friends” Is Dumb & Why Collaboration Matters

A few months ago I was fortunate to be invited to a small Facebook support group for beauty bloggers. The idea behind this group was simple: share information about how to contact brands, share tips and advice about social media, and gain access to built-in engagement from real life people. These groups, or pods, are… Continue reading “I’m Not Here To Make Friends” Is Dumb & Why Collaboration Matters

diy, how to, Makeup, Opinion

Strengths And Weaknesses

Hello! Welcome to Part 6 of my series on becoming an Influencer! In this series I'm going to give you all the behind the scenes info on how I've been able to start receiving products and services for free and how I've grown my social media presence on my chosen platform: Instagram! If you're new… Continue reading Strengths And Weaknesses