Runyon Canyon Gorgeous In Grey IMG_8099

LISTEN! So I had this bright idea to hike up the Runyon Canyon. It’s been on my bucket list for years and since I was in LA for my last trip with Buick (read about my year-long adventures here) I convinced my boyfriend, my fellow blogger from the Buick crew and his daughter to hike up the mountain on our free day. View Full Post

lipstick dupes kylie lip kit

Listen, I love lipstick from the inner creases of my soul but Kylie Jenner is tripping. From first sight I knew her colors looked really familiar.

Wait. I won’t place all the blame on Kylie because in reality the color wheel ain’t that round so dupes will happen. There’s just not that many colors.

But since her Lip Kit sold out in minutes (damn Kardashians) here’s five dupes that you can rock and still be as fly (maybe fly-er than) as Kylie. Or you can dish out the $10K that you probably don’t have on an eBay purchase. Chile please!  View Full Post

beauty trends to stop in 2016

New year, new beauty tips and tricks. Going back and pulling makeup and beauty trends from the past year is never bad, but sometimes it’s time to just let things die. There was contouring, glitter beards, the super red lip, the wavy bob haircut, strobing, rainbow hair, and so many more, but some of them, at least to me, have come to their natural end in life.

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MAC RETRO MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICKS

[Photo Credit: Temptalia]

Here’s what you should know. I am a beauty junkie, first and foremost. More specifically, I love makeup. And if I am being ONE HUNNIT, I cannot (more like will not) stop buying lipsticks. It’s a really good chance that I have all of these colors from another brand but yet when something is new I need to try it and I’d prefer to be the first.

In this instance, MAC Cosmetics has no idea that my blog exists so they don’t send me stuff. I know “cry me a river” right! Anyways at $20 a pop, I only decided to try one of the new Retro Matte Lipsticks from MAC. Because…$20 G!  View Full Post

feet on desk with computer

Six! Yep, six years blogging. I don’t even know where the time has gone. Plus, I’m like a pre-OG blogger. And to be completely transparent, this is only the second thing in my entire life that I’ve consistently done. Well third if you count motherhood (but who gives up on that, insert duh emoji). Writing is something that I do every single day. Whether it’s a long oversharing Instagram post, or a 500 word rant on Facebook, I am always sharing my thoughts.

The number one question people ask me is, “how did you become so successful?” First off, how y’all know I am successful. That word is relative and depending on the day…but I will say that being successful is a state of mind that is only determined by you.

But when I look back at those six years there are a few mistakes that I made that maybe you don’t have to if I spill the tea! So here’s 8 mistakes you need to avoid when you start blog (or even if you’re blog is old, stop doing these things now!) View Full Post

me and mommy in the kitchen

That’s my mom. They called her Denny. This is one of the five pictures I have with her. She hated taking pictures. Which I never understood because growing up she was THE absolute prettiest and coolest lady I knew. I think I was in the 6th grade when I realized that we were the same size and height (I stole all of her clothes!). Then people starting mistaking us for sisters. You know that made me feel EVEN cooler. And at whatever age you are in 6th grade, feeling cool is pretty high up there on the list of priorities.

My mom passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013 (I always have to check back at her obituary because I purposely dismiss this day’s existence). Suddenly, everything I knew to be true was challenged. This experience took me back to when nothing mattered but the little things. When my problems were small. When I didn’t have any bills to pay (damn adulting is hard). When my only challenge in life was figuring out which shade of red lipstick was I going to steal from Denny this week–and how I was going to not get caught this time. She always caught me!

It’s been three years since she left me for her glorious spot in heaven and I am constantly searching to improve my new normal. How you ask? By allowing the little things in life be my motivation for living my best life. View Full Post