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

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 my… 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

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