Bereavement, Influencer Advice, Opinion, Thirties, writing

You Are Where You’re Supposed To Be

A few years ago a peer and I were discussing working independently in a creative field. At that time he was still figuring out which direction he wanted to go and how to get to where he was going, but I knew I wanted to be and I would be a writer. I'd picked up… Continue reading You Are Where You’re Supposed To Be

diy, how to, Makeup, Reviews, sponsored

Highlighter: The Extra Pop Your Makeup Routine Needs This Spring

If you're on Instagram you've probably seen at least a few photos of shiny cheeked young women, standing in the sunlight, practically glowing. While many of these photos have been photoshopped to really emphasize that glow, there is an actual product they're using to create the effect: highlighter! No, not this: But, this: Today I'm… Continue reading Highlighter: The Extra Pop Your Makeup Routine Needs This Spring

Influencer Advice, Reviews, sponsored

A Content Creating Game-Changer: Crowdfire

If you've been following the blog for a while, you've probably already checked out this post, where I discussed some of my FAVORITE apps I use as a micro-influencer and blogger. (If you haven't, make sure you toodle over there and give it a read when you're done here. It's full of good stuff!) One… Continue reading A Content Creating Game-Changer: Crowdfire

Mental Health, writing

I’m writing a book. I hate it.

When I watched the film "Secret Window" starring Johnny Depp, it was the first time I confronted the concept of a writer's retreat and I loved it (spoilers: minus all the psychosis and murder). Living with writers block these past two years especially has been hell and I've often romantisized the notion of escaping to… Continue reading I’m writing a book. I hate it.

Mental Health, Opinion

When Someone You Love Has Been Sexually Assaulted

These past few weeks I've watched in horror and support of the women who bore witness against Dr. Larry Nassar, the USA Gymnastics doctor who sexually assaulted at least 150 women, many of them minors as young as 12, over the span of his decades long career. In these moments where I'm lost in their… Continue reading When Someone You Love Has Been Sexually Assaulted

Influencer Advice, Opinion, Reviews, Uncategorized

You Should Be Celebrating Rejection Letters

A recent news story has gone viral regarding an influencer and a Dublin hotel the influencer contacted about an exchange of services. You can find information about the situation here and I encourage you to do so. This whole debacle has had me thinking a lot about what we do as bloggers/micro-influencers who represent ourselves… Continue reading You Should Be Celebrating Rejection Letters

Feminism, Mental Health, motherhood, Opinion, Parenthood, Southern, Thirties

To The Women Who Have Hurt Me: I Forgive You

This has been a long time coming. I didn't intend to get to this point. As a matter of fact, I thought myself brave for not even considering forgiveness. It took me years to work up the courage to get justifiably angry and once I got there, it never occurred to me that there'd come… Continue reading To The Women Who Have Hurt Me: I Forgive You

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

6 Apps I Use On A Daily Basis

Having the right tools can help you build upon your talent and help you better take advantage of the opportunities presented to you. I wouldn't be able to do as much as I currently do with my social media and influencer deals if not for these six apps that I use on an actual daily… Continue reading 6 Apps I Use On A Daily Basis

Marriage, Opinion, Thirties

Ten Years – Reflecting On A Decade Of Marriage

We're told to never give up on our dreams. Movies, television shows, quotes on Pinterest, and captions on fitness models' pictures scream at us that we can achieve our goals and we can make our own dreams come true...if we don't give up. "In two weeks you'll feel it. In four weeks you'll see it...ect,… Continue reading Ten Years – Reflecting On A Decade Of Marriage

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