No matter how busy I get, I always find time to read a few pages of a book each day. Sometimes I find myself nodding off to sleep while trying to squeeze in a few chapters late at night, and other times I’m wide awake as I get through a thrilling novel. Or then there are the days I try to forget about car sickness and make use of my bus time by skimming some passages. I’ve also started writing young adult book reviews at work, for one of our sister sites Miss Literati, just so I have an excuse to keep up with the latest releases and motivation to get through to the end. Allow me to share a few excerpts from reviews I’ve been doing lately: Continue Reading »
I hit a bit of a milestone today. Was it a big, life-changing moment in all of history? Well… no. But it marked a major moment in a personal hair journey that so few people have even known I was on. I want to tell an open and honest story, which seems a little silly to even me since it’s just about hair. Before you shrug off my experiences, hear me out for a spell: I promise I’m about to take you on an unexpected ride.
So, this morning, I was styling my hair into a festive Halloween look when I realized that you can no longer see the short, formerly-shaved side of my hair. It’s something my friends have been pointing out a lot recently, because they’re seeing it in pictures, but today was the first time I saw it for myself. Continue Reading »
You know the brands. There are just some fashion companies out there that are fabulous at promoting their stuff on social media. They share beautiful Instagram pics showcasing the products, and you find that you just can’t stop double tapping on your snaps. That’s how I first heard of Pura Vida Bracelets. Friends of friends shared #armparty pics and I found that the dainty woven friendship braids around their wrists actually had a huge story behind them – and I just had to get involved somehow. Continue Reading »
Accessorization is the key to making any outfit great. That being said, it’s the part of dressing that I personally struggle with most. I admit that I get lazy when it comes to polishing off a style with jewelry, and if I do try to glam up a boring look, I tend to go overboard piling on one too many rings or a cluttered set of bangles.
Lately I’ve been feeling like I’m in a bit of a style rut, especially when it comes to my work clothes. I keep tossing on the same old dresses I’ve worn for years, struggling to find ways to make them feel modern and like where my personal style has evolved to at this moment in time. I finally found that the easiest way to make my outdated styles look like the new duds I’m drooling over in current lookbooks is by adding my new favorite necklace into the mix. Continue Reading »
If you know anything about me, you know that any cosmetic or accessory that is glittery, sparkly, and dipped in gold is right up my alley. So when that product also comes with a way to help out a huge international rights issue, count me in. One of my favorite bath and body brands, LUSH Cosmetics, just launched a new limited-edition soap bar that reads #GayIsOk in sparkling gold. Not only does the text itself make a bold statement, the brand itself is giving back to LGBTQ-supporting efforts worldwide. Continue Reading »
Last night, Perfect High premiered on Lifetime, and there were several reasons why I decided to check it out. First, it was lead actress Bella Thorne‘s edgiest role to date, and as I’ve been lucky enough to encounter and interview the star at many points in my career, I had to support her project. Then, I’ve heard a lot of buzz surrounding another lead actor in the film, Ross Butler, who has also recently appeared in Disney Channel’s Teen Beach 2 and my personal guilty-pleasure TV show, K. C. Undercover. Finally, it’s a Lifetime movie, which is guaranteed to be equal parts overdramatic and crazy, which is exactly my kind of Saturday night. Continue Reading »
These days the sun is out for a little longer and the pollen isn’t threatening to fly into my face/mouth as I drive with my windows down so I figured it was about time for a new playlist. This is the kind of stuff you wouldn’t be embarrassed to be blasting in your car. House, pop, indie, hip hop, R&B – a little bit of everything is there so listen up and check out the download link at the end of the post: