Review: Juvia’s Place Magic Palette and Saharan Blush Vol. 1 Palette

It hurts my heart to not have a glowing review for these palettes. I wouldn’t say are total throwaways, but as far as Juvia’s Place palettes go, these are my least liked. Don’t let the swatches fool you. Let’s start with the Magic Palette. It’s not the colors that are the issue in the Magic Read More

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When Your High Functioning Depression Stops Functioning

You may have heard of the term “high functioning depression”, also known as dysthymia, being used more and more over the past few years. High functioning depression, or dysthymia, is a form of depression. While still feeling many of the symptoms of severe depression, people with high functioning depression are still able to complete daily Read More

Six Impossible Things

There Is Healing That Needs to Happen

While on my solo birthday trip to Thailand I had a lot of time to reflect and just process some things. One of those things being an overwhelming feeling of loneliness. While I’m certainly not devoid of meaningful and fulfilling friendships, there is still a desire for romantic love that is left unfulfilled. I have Read More

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Pre-Travel Anxiety: How I’m Coping

I am 3 days away from my solo trip to Phuket, Thailand and my anxiety is at peak “WTF!” I’ve been having nightmares about realizing I forgot something at home as the airplane doors close and I’ve been getting, at max, 5 hours of severely interrupted sleep per night. My chest hurts, my back hurts, Read More


Review: BH Cosmetic’s It’s My RayeRaye Palette

I bought this palette as soon as it dropped. I appreciate one of my fave vloggers collabing with a brand that is not only affordable but has proven to make good quality products. I swear off buying new palettes every month and every month I break this resolution smh. But I won’t get into my hoarding Read More

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New Year, New Goals

Every new year many of us go through a process of figuring out what we want to change and if we are really serious, develop a plan to allow these goals to come to fruition. Last year my main goal was to travel more, and I accomplished that. I went to Amsterdam, Antigua, Jamaica, Montreal,  Read More


How Travel Is Saving Me

As per usual, I’ve been struggling with my depression. That’s why you haven’t really seen many new posts here, not many convos on Twitter, and definitely not a lot of new Instagram posts. Last night, as I was struggling to sleep, I started to think about what keeps me going, what keeps me struggling through Read More

The Cult Of Positivity

The Cult of Positivity

If you are an avid social media user, such as myself, you have been exposed to a myriad of opinions that challenge your own. From the benign,  “Does pineapple go on pizza?” To the dangerous, “Are Black people inherently more violent?” A topic I often see that borders on side-eye worthy, to “You are why people Read More

My Journey To Better Brows

My Journey To Better Brows

I tend to go through makeup phases. At one point it was finding the best foundations. At another, who made the best primer. Currently, I am on the lookout for the best brow products. Whether it’s a pencil, a powder, or a pomade. I was hoping to find a cheaper alternative to the Anastasia Beverly Read More


#MeToo: What’s Next?

I haven’t been keeping to my writing schedule lately. I wish I could say with confidence that it was simply because of my seasonal depression and trying to find my groove again. But I know that this isn’t the reason. The past few weeks started out being sprinkled with stories of sexual assault and sexual Read More