Election Day

A statement before I continue with this post: I am an American.  I believe in America and our messy, wonderful, surprising, relentless democracy.  Even though the results of this election are not what I had hoped for and have hit me and millions of others hard, my faith in this nation has not wavered.   We…

Black Businesses Matter – Haul!

Hello and welcome back to the blog!  Today I will be sharing an accessory haul from She Is collection.  I found this collection, curated by Alesia (@alesiaamishel and @sheiscollection on Instagram), on Instagram and instantly fell in love with her products.  With chokers being a staple accessory in so many fashionistas everyday outfits, I couldn’t resist…

My “Modeling” Story

When I was a little girl, every weekend my group of friends and I would have sleepovers.  We would spend hours painting our nails, styling each others hair, and perfectly painting our faces in rosy makeup.  After hours of deciding and un-deciding outfits, we would begin taking photos.  Our own personal photo shoot that embraced…

Summer Vlogging!

Hello and welcome back to the blog! Exciting news is upon us… my second summer vlog is up on my Youtube channel! I’ve been loving vlogging, mainly because it gives me a space to reminisce and remember past memories.  And although that may sound sappy… it’s actually been extremely fun! Even if you don’t post…

Goddess VoxBox Review!

Hello and welcome back to the blog! Today I will be reviewing the products sent to me in Influenster’s Goddess VoxBox. A ‘VoxBox’ is basically a free monthly product distribution (although they may come more often than monthly). VoxBoxs’ are a great way to try travel and full-size products before committing to a purchase! Watch me opening this…

An Island Called Whidbey

Hello and welcome back to the blog!  A few weekends back I found myself stumbling along windy roads, free of traffic and clutter, on a small island called Whidbey.  Whidbey Island is located in the Pacific Northwest, and is a mere 20 minute ferry ride away from where I live!  Simply put: this place is…

Hope.

After the news about the attack in Nice, I’ve been seeing the “I see humans but no humanity” pictures floating around recently. So I wanted to take a moment to say that I don’t think this is the case. I understand where the feelings of helplessness and rage are coming from, but I still believe…

Weekend Outfits ft. Soho Girl!

Hello and welcome back to the blog! Today I styled three pieces from Soho Girl into outfits that I wore throughout the weekend. This pink jumpsuit is a comfy and casual piece that I thought would be perfect with a hoodie tied around my waist and some slides.  The deep-v back and sporty stripes were…

My First Un-Boxing Haul!

Hello and welcome back to the blog! Today I uploaded my very first un-boxing haul, which was sent to me by Influenster. They were kind enough to send me this VoxBox for free for trial and review purposes. Also, as it may be obvious, I have started posting to my Youtube channel regularly again! I…

Short and Curly Hair Routine!

Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today I am sharing my most basic, go-to, simply hair care routine. This routine is perfect for the summer months because I’m usually on the go (and sometimes am just feeling extremely lazy). Recently I tried Garnier’s Whole Blend’s line of soothing shampoo and conditioner, and let me…

Go-to Beach Bag Essentials!

With warmer days and longer nights in my sights, I have begun picking and choosing specific items that will be must-keep items in my beach bag all summer long.  With the help of Influenster I was able to make a list, scan the items into their system and review each one!  From sunscreen to sundresses, I’ve…

Fighting Fast Fashion with A New Handbag?

Hello and welcome back to the blog! As summer has been quickly rolling forward, I’ve found myself adding more and more essentials to my wardrobe.  My desire to shop is sufficiently satisfied by second-hand shops, or thrift stores, which is where I found this Kenneth Cole handbag for a whopping $6 *queue jaw-drop* In nearly…