When I look back on my beauty regime “fails” I always find myself focusing on my nails. I’m so aware that rhymed. I can’t even help it. But seriously…my nails only received special attention on very special occassions…prom, someone’s wedding or….when my mom offered to pay for my manicures. As I have delved into the world of blogging and subsequently giving people beauty advice, I became brutally aware of all of my own beauty shortcomings. Most importantly, my nails. Unfortunately, my… Read more »

Humans…each of us, bring our own pasts and our own personalities into every relationship we encounter. I bring fear, lots of it. Fear of abandonment, fear of loss, fear of watching a person slowly drift away. Truth be told that has been the story that accompanied every relationship I have ever known in one way or another. Even if the person came back…at some point, they left. I’m not trying to make anyone feel bad for me….no, instead….I’m trying to… Read more »

Life is so fucking weird. If there is one thing I learned in 2014…it’s that. Life is weird, and what’s worse? Is it, or God, or whatever higher power you might believe in is absolutely calling the shots. You are not really in control of hardly anything. Kind of a horrible feeling, amiright? There is one thing, though…I feel like we have all been granted control of. Telling the people we care about…just how much we care about them while they… Read more »

You guys…this has been like 3 years in the making. Ever since I bought this house I stared at this perfect little space that was to be my very own office. Unfortunately, I never made the time to really fix the thing up. The walls were tan…the carpet was tan…and the furniture was old. It was the least attractive room of the house…and yet, I expected to come there and find inspiration. I didn’t. As a matter of fact, I… Read more »

Do you want to know what my least favorite thing about beauty and makeup is…? There are so many “rules”. Like, a lot of them. Blondes should wear this…. That skin tone requires that… You’re too pale for that color… Your face is too round for that cut… You guys…I could quite literally go on and on for days reciting every rule that has ever been thrown at me in regard to what I should wear & when I should… Read more »

Well, it’s cold out. Like, really cold..and windy….and bedtime feels like 6 o’clock because the sun abandoned us at five. What I’m trying to say is I’m already dreading winter. On the bright side…a new season and new weather means a change in my beauty routine. Which means…an excuse to shop! 😉 So, if you’re wondering what to buy to make the transition into winter just a bit easier on your skin and look then you’re going to love this… Read more »

The most common comment I get on my smokey eye makeup is…”I try and do something like that and I just look silly!” I bet you don’t! We all spend so much time looking at ourselves in the mirror that sometimes when we try something a bit different than our usual look we think we look ridiculous…when someone else thinks you look great! There are so many tutorials and tips on achieving the perfect smoky eye look! But…if you keep… Read more »

For those of you who hadn’t heard…2014 hasn’t been my easiest year. Like, at all. Unfortunately, this blog suffered because of it. I spent a lot of time writing for myself…instead of everyone else…and I just never found much inspiration to post here. I’ve missed it immensely. I’ve missed the chance to interact with my readers and my followers. I’ve missed reading your comments and your emails and your advice. This space makes me happy. So I want to come… Read more »

I’ve spent my entire life doing exactly what I am supposed to. Always what was expected of me. My life was perfectly molded around the people I loved. My days began and ended with this thought: “what can I do today to make everyone around me as happy as possible?” I’m hoping that most of you can see how unhealthy that sort of behavior is…I hope you can identify what was missing. I never once asked myself: “what can I do… Read more »

As summer slowly slips from our grasps we are getting ready to say goodbye (for now) to one of America’s most beloved traditions: Baseball. I grew up smack dab in the middle of America…which meant that I had several MLB teams within driving distant to cheer on all summer. Unfortunately, I never truly embraced the tradition of baseball…so, I found my fandom dependent on whoever I was dating at the time. For some reason, the one team that seemed to… Read more »