diy, how to, Influencer Advice, Makeup, Opinion, Reviews

Instagram Growth – An Introduction

When I launched my makeup blogging on Instagram, I did so with reckless abandon. I didn't always know what I was doing, but I did make a few observations and sound judgements along the way. In continuation of my series on starting the influencer process, I want to talk about the first few months of… Continue reading Instagram Growth – An Introduction

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

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)

how to, Opinion

What Now? – The Worst Case Scenario

Hello! Welcome to Part 4 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 What Now? – The Worst Case Scenario

diy, how to, Makeup, Opinion, Reviews

Looking Ahead – The Best Case Scenario

Hello! Welcome to Part 3 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 presense on my chosen platform: Instagram! If you're new… Continue reading Looking Ahead – The Best Case Scenario

Bereavement, Thirties

My 32nd Year

The 30th and 31st years were hard. A dear family member lost to suicide. My mother lost to cancer. A baby lost to miscarriage. And a father lost to old age. Three funerals, one casket, two large urns, one small. One family caught in the middle, surrounded by heartbreak, tear stained cheeks because we can't… Continue reading My 32nd Year

Perfume, Reviews

Review: Saint & Sinner by Kat Von D Beauty

I love themes. I love themed products. So when I got my hands on deluxe samples of Saint and Sinner by Kat Von D Beauty, I was crazy excited. Because theme! Because gorgeous packaging! Because Kat Von D makes amazing stuff! But, *sigh*, I'll be honest with you: the most exciting thing about this pair is… Continue reading Review: Saint & Sinner by Kat Von D Beauty