Blogger Love | How to Write a Kickass Blog Post (Tips to Improve SEO)

Blogger Love | How to Write a Kickass Blog Post (Tips to Improve SEO)

Did you know that creative pursuit often thrives with structure? Although it seems counterintuitive, establishing a solid creative process can help creativity to flourish.Β Establishing blog habits can help to improve and speed up the blog writing process, while also impacting SEO ranking within search engines.Β Please keep reading for a step-by-step guide on ways to better your blogging process.

Blogger Love | Bet You Didn’t Know: Random Facts About Me Tag

Blogger Love | Bet You Didn’t Know: Random Facts About Me Tag

I'll admit it: I love reading "get to know me" tags from other bloggers, but they actually scare me. I'm pretty coy when it comes to my personal life, so sharing facts about me can sometimes feel intimidating.Β  Nevertheless, I was elated when the lovely, Sarah, (creator of A Woman's Confidence) tagged me to participate in the "Bet You Didn't Know" Tag. This tag was created by Jenni over at Housewife Hustle. Please keep reading to learn seven random facts about me!

Makeup Minimalism | Summer Declutter – 21 Cosmetic, Skincare & Haircare Products Gone!

Makeup Minimalism | Summer Declutter – 21 Cosmetic, Skincare & Haircare Products Gone!

As a beauty blogger and lover, I'm constantly trying out new cosmetics, skincare and hair care products. Whether I've made a purchase myself, receive a gift, or a free sample, my collection has been expanding beyond my control. In an attempt to curb my waste and make use of what I own, I document myΒ yearlong [...]

Makeup Minimalism | Summer 2019 Beauty Empties (Cosmetics, Skincare & Haircare)

Makeup Minimalism | Summer 2019 Beauty Empties (Cosmetics, Skincare & Haircare)

As a beauty blogger and lover, I'm constantly trying out new cosmetic, skincare and hair care products. However, over the past 2-3 years, I've been attempting to reign in my shopping and work through what I own through a comprehensive inventory system, periodic No-Buys, and yearlong Project Pans. The below products are beauty items that I am happy to have finished over the past 3 months. Although the total number of products finished is not greater than the number of new items that entered my collection, I still view these finished products as a small victory. Please keep reading to see what I used up this Summer!

Blogger Love |5 Top Productivity Hacks for Bloggers

Blogger Love |5 Top Productivity Hacks for Bloggers

Whether we blog purely for passion, a side hustle, or a full-time gig, consistent blogging is a big time commitment that requires a lot of planning and effective time management. As a blogger who works two jobs and is in graduate school, excellent time management is essential for me to maintain consistency with my blog without bleeding into my personal and professional life. Please keep reading for my top time management hacks that help me make the most of my time.

A Blogging Break | The Importance of Blogger Self Care

A Blogging Break | The Importance of Blogger Self Care

Guess who's back, back again? LP's back - hello friends! πŸ˜€Β  Hi friends - I am so THRILLED to be back at it, reading and writing blog posts.Β  To those I am connected with on social Twitter, this explanatory post may seem redundant to you, but I wanted to make sure my friends on WordPress understand that I didn't abandon my blog or suddenly ghost them. After an excruciating June, I took a much-needed, abrupt blogging break where I stopped writing, posting, and promoting my blog, as well as reading and commenting on other blogs.Β 

The Loveliest :: Spring Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Favorites

The Loveliest :: Spring Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Favorites

Am I officially a beauty guru now? πŸ˜‰ Although monthly/seasonal favorites have been falling off the radar in the beauty community on YouTube, I've been wanting to incorporate a "favorites" style post on my blog for sometime because this gives me the opportunity to talk about things I'm loving in a snackable way.

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.