15 November

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES

I feel like I am gearing up for the holidays WAY sooner this year than I normally do. I’m just feeling it this year, guys. Kyle typically would start calling me Scrooge about now, but weirdly, I’m right there with him. Bring on the wreaths and Christmas songs! Anyway, I thought I’d share a few […]

9 October

HEAVY FRUIT

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HEAVY FRUIT

I have a few upcoming published nonfiction pieces, and this one, “Heavy Fruit,” was recently released in So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art, which is based out of George Mason University in Virginia. Having my work (as in my highly personal nonfiction work) out there for the world to see is nerve-racking, […]

23 June

GOING MAKEUP-FREE

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GOING MAKEUP-FREE

I’ve been working on this blog for a while now, and then I saw my beautiful soul sister post something similar to her Instagram. I wanted to share what she said, as well, because it’s a great way to sum up what I’m trying to say on this subject.  “Real talk. There’s this story among […]

30 August

MODERN DAY MARY KAY

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MODERN DAY MARY KAY

The first time I tried makeup, I was 11 or 12 years old and I attended a Mary Kay party with my mother. It was at my aunt’s house, a place as a kid I considered to be a mansion with all of its white furniture, curving staircase, and a catwalk. I don’t remember who […]

5 July

OLE HENRIKSEN SKINCARE REVIEW

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OLE HENRIKSEN SKINCARE REVIEW

My most recent Influenster box included several Ole Henriksen skincare products to try out, and I must say, I was pumped. Sometimes, the Influenster boxes can be a little lackluster, but these high-end products were a pleasant surprise. The four products I received were the trial sizes, and are approximately $60 worth of products to try […]