Is Social Media Toxicity Making Us Unhappy?

Is Social Media Toxicity Making Us Unhappy?

It is no secret that 2019 has been a year full of challenges for me - personally, professionally, and academically. Although I know that I am constantly becoming a more resilient person, sometimes I can't seem to escape my own anxious thoughts. After completing a grueling semester at school, I was surprised to find that I didn't feel much relief... but rather, I felt empty. As a first step in getting my mindset right, I took a brief social media detox this May. I needed time to myself to declutter my mind, boost my mood, and escape the mindless social media scroll. Ironically, after coming back from my brief break, I came across a thought-provoking and inspiring Instagram TV video that inspired me to write today's post.At a high level, this post explores the idea that our friends and social media are corrupting our minds and making us depressed. But how can this be true? Please keep reading to find out.

Blogger Recognition Award #2: How to Sustain Blog Growth

Blogger Recognition Award #2: How to Sustain Blog Growth

Although I focus primarily on beauty-related content, as a beauty blogger, I love partaking in blogger tags. Whether I've been tagged in a fun challenge or nominated for a blogger-to-blogger award, I'm always so grateful to be a part of this creative community and feel such a sense of joy that I'll get to nominate other bloggers.

Mystery Blogger Award #1, #2, #3

Mystery Blogger Award #1, #2, #3

This past Winter I was nominated for three Mystery Blogger Awards by the lovely and talented Sonia Georgina of Chronillicles, Amarjeet Sonia Madaan of Kaurstylefile, and Jenni of Housewife Hustle. The Mystery Blogger award is a blogger to blogger tag created by Okota Enigma. Thank you all for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award. [...]

Save 15% or More with this Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette Dupe | Get the Look for Less $$

Save 15% or More with this Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette Dupe | Get the Look for Less $$

I can't lie - I am bummed that I missed out the the Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette. The color scheme is the perfect combination of warm browns and grungy greens. Leave it to Melt to make beauty lovers worldwide lust after pukey green and brown colors. The Gemini Palette helped to start the wave of green-hued palettes that we're currently seeing in the market. As a result, there are quite a few ways to dupe this palette with single shadows or shadows in other pre-made palettes... for much less! Please keep reading to see how I created a dupe palette for the Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette.

5 Best Ways to Increase Engagement on Your Website

5 Best Ways to Increase Engagement on Your Website

As a blogger, there is nothing more disappointing than pouring your heart and soul into a blog post that performs poorly. Ever wonder what are the best ways to increase engagement on your website? If you're frustrated with your low blog post engagement, please keep reading for the five best ways to increase your website [...]

Bad or Rad | Milk Makeup Review

Bad or Rad | Milk Makeup Review

Like other American, It-Girl indie brands, Glossier and Nudestix, Milk Makeup is a hot, new beauty brand known for its inclusive messaging and unique, clean beauty offerings. This brand champions the no-makeup makeup look for the girl of guy on the go through their multi-use makeup products. But does the brand live up to the hype? Please keep reading for an in-depth review of Milk Makeup's cult classic products: Blur Stick Matte Primer, Lip + Cheek Cream Stick in Werk, Supernova Holographic Highlighter, Lit Highlighter, and KUSH Mascara.

Bad or Rad | ColourPop Double Rainbow Review

Bad or Rad | ColourPop Double Rainbow Review

ColourPop is one of the most hyped-up beauty online beauty brands due to the company's high-quality, affordable products. Although ColourPop now boasts a wide range of goodies from skincare and base products to mascara and liners, the brand originally made their mark with the release of the Super Shock Shadows. When the Super Shock Shadows were released, there weren't any eyeshadow formulas quite like this available on the market.