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Everyone has someone in their family who is a faux photographer who has gone out and spent a little bit of their savings to grab the latest and greatest in photography equipment. Well folks, that’s me!

So much so that my friends have officially dubbed me the “Instagram selfie queen.” I have been in love with photographs since… forever! I can remember sitting for hours looking at old black and white photos of my family trying to guess the moments that happened before. Photographs are our sneak peek into the past. It’s how we keep our family memories alive.

The funny part about my love for pictures is that, while I’ve collected a few lighting equipment essentials, some of my best photographs have come from natural lighting. There are so many ways to creatively use natural light to add power and drama to your images. Whether you’ve just purchased your first DSLR or you’re making magic happen with your iPhone, here are a few tips that will help you create incredible photos no matter what type of natural light you have access to. View Full Post

SK II Facial Treatment

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by SK-II through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about SK-II, all opinions are my own.

In my mind perfect skin just sort of happens, no work is needed. You know, it’s in my genes! Well, I also believe in fairies and unicorns (please don’t try to tell me otherwise). In the real world, we know that perfect skin requires good products and daily work. It’s something that you start doing before the wrinkles and the puffy bags form and commit to a cozy spot on your face (read: a good skin care regimen should be in place before you turn 40).

But if your mother wasn’t like mine and didn’t drill the importance of taking care of your skin, I’ve got good news for you. There are a few products on the market that can help you along the way and improve your skin regimen even if you are late to the party.

Insert SK-II Facial Treatment Essence! View Full Post

I’m not sure how this happened. I blame Kela Walker. I normally text my wardrobe choices to her for her approval. She thumbed up all the sleeveless jackets and coats and basically instructed me to buy them all…so I did #KanyeShrug. (I bought this one and this one a few weeks back!)

My new closet goal is to buy more sneakers and items that compliment said sneakers I purchase. I love how sleeveless jackets give a hint of chic to your look without requiring you to slide your corns into a pair of overly tight and narrow heels. View Full Post

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Probably not! I recently caught up with Patti Kapla, beauty aficionado and V.P. of Business Development at FragranceNet.com, who explains the right way to apply your delightfully scented fragrances and dismantle any rumors you may have heard!

So the question is, are you applying your fragrance correctly? Let’s see! Patti Kapla gives her advice on the do’s and don’ts of applying perfumes. View Full Post