Transitioning

Since I decided to go to cosmetology school I’ve been working on preparing for the big jump. For one, I need to sort out the financial side of 1) paying for school and 2) paying for my other life expenses while I’m going to school for 40 hours a week. My whole routine is going to change and I’m stuck in the middle of transitioning.

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I’ve also needed to sort out my job situation since my current job is on the other side of town (an hour and fifteen minute drive in traffic) and the shifts conflict with my upcoming school schedule.Read More »

Blogging On The Go

I love blogging but in the past there have been times when it’s hard for me to sit down and get posts written. A lot of times it’s because I have a lot going on in my life and it gets tricky to make time to sit down at my desk and get writing. Recently I’ve found ways to comfortably blog on the go!

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Typically creative have certain environments in which they can get the most work done, and for me that is when I ‘m alone in the comfort of my own home usually at my desk (though sometimes I try to make it work on the couch but my power cord is too short). What what if I’m struck with inspiration while I’m about and about?Read More »

Not Utilizing My Skills

I’ve been publishing content online since I was 15, covering all sorts of mediums, like writing, drawings, and videos. There was a time that I enjoyed creating all types of posts equally but the more I’ve been blogging the more I began to favor certain mediums over others.

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Even though I began to write more than I drew and made videos I still continued to pressure myself utilizing all of my skills by posting videos and drawings. But as I kept forcing myself to film videos and draw comics I couldn’t help but feel more and more uninspired.

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Beauty Isn’t Taboo

Do you remember back in the day when I used to write a bunch of makeup reviews and post pictures of my at-home hair dye experiments? I do, and making those posts were a lot of fun. I stopped posting about beauty so much because it started to feel a bit taboo.

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I somehow convinced myself that when I posted about makeup and hair all of the time I was being shallow and that there were better topics for me to address online. But you know what? I love writing about beauty and style. Those are usually my most popular posts AND you know what?? I’m going to cosmetology school in November (I moved my start date up) so before you know it beauty and style will be my JOB.

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Now Playing: Wiped Out!

One of my favorite albums of all time is one I discovered this summer: Wiped Out! by The Neighborhood. I’ve never heard cool beach vibes translated into an album so perfectly!

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The only con about this album is that The Neighborhood has a thing for ambient noise but considering how amazing the album is I’m willing to accept all of it, excessive wave sounds, silence, and all.

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Hair Growth Routine

As I’ve mentioned a few days ago I’m planning on growing my hair out over the next couple of years. Now, I could simple let time pass and let my hair to it’s thing but I’ve never been one to half-ass a project. So I have a plan!

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I’ve picked up a few Mane n Tail items to incorporate into my weekly hair routine. I know, I know! Mane n Tail is more of an Urban Legend more than any thing else but it’s inexpensive so why not see for myself? And don’t worry, I’ll be sure to write a whole review on Mane n Tail after a few months so you can have my professional opinion on the myth.

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My Secret Project

Alright, it’s about time that I spill the beans. I’ve been working on a “secret project” for quite a while now but since it’s been at a standstill for the past two and a half years I think it’s safe for me to just throw it out there. I’ve been writing a book!

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Back in December of 2014 I got the idea to write a book about how to make and run a blog. I get asked by so many people about how to do it and I figured it would be more helpful is I simply spit up all the information I have on paper, organize it, polish it up, and maybe make a few bucks off of it.

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Favorite Colors

Over the years my favorite color has changed. I know that seems like a basic and/obvious statement enough, but as I was thinking about the latest change in my favorite color I realized that the color that I like the most changes through phases of my life. The bizarre part is that I never consciously choose my favorite color. It’s almost as if my eyes are drawn to different things as I grow and evolve as a person.

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My first favorite color was orange. This was during elementary school when I was drawn to the brightness and intensity. It was a bold, but happy color. I was a creative, curious kid and orange seems to match that.

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