finding joy in the little things

just over a month ago, i told y’all that i’d be taking a break from social media. for one whole month (except for one day to post for a friend’s birthday) i deleted all social media apps from my phone and avoided scrolling, liking, and posting. i expected this to be a life-changing, earth-shattering event. i expected to end the month as a newer and freer person, one with no desire whatsoever to post anything again. i expected all my insecurities and fears to miraculously disappear. imagine my surprise when i ended the month feeling exactly the same as i had before. imagine my disappointment when i realized i was still anxious and insecure and feeling inadequate. Continue reading

rose-colored glasses

today i’d like to add yet another dimension to this blog (i know i know, just make up your mind already). but seriously, this has been weighing heavily on my heart and i felt the need to share. i’ve debated posting this for fear of it being misunderstood and taken the wrong way by the people around me. i’d like to offer this not as a criticism, but as an apology for failing to see how beautiful each of you truly are.  Continue reading

College Everyday Must-Haves



It’s been a hot minute, but the blog is officially making a comeback! Since I posted last, I graduated high school, moved 9 hours from home, became part of a sorority, and got way more makeup than any one human could ever need. (That last part is nothing new; my addiction is an ongoing struggle.) My makeup style and routine have changed A LOT since my last post, so I figured I should update y’all. This list is just for when you wake up a little early, have a presentation, or know there’s a cute guy in that day’s class. By no means does this mean you have to wear makeup to college, because Lord knows I usually don’t. I’ve been embracing my bare skin and loving every minute of it, and you should too! But here’s a few basics for those days when you feel like doing a little extra. Continue reading

Favorites of 2015

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Makeup Favorites

2015 was the year of makeup for me. I really got into products and application this year, so I tried a lot of different things during the learning process. I won’t go into too detail on each product because I have a lot going into this post, but these products are the ones I found myself going back to throughout the year for every kind of look, from Glamazon to “no makeup” looks! Continue reading

December Favorites

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I’m officially back to blogging and for my first post back, I thought I’d share the products I’ve been loving this month! These are products that I’ve discovered recently and I have been using them every day when I get ready. In the next week, I’ll be putting up a yearly favorites post that will include all the products I was addicted to in 2015, but for now I’ll share my newest loves! Continue reading