- It isn’t SEO optimized.
- It isn’t a listicle or how to post.
- It’s not filled with stock photography.
- It isn’t niched down to speak directly to an audience like online business owners or stay-at-home moms.
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. I used my own money to purchase these products and just wanted to write a review out of excitement! 🙂
Finding a lipstick I feel is flattering on me is one of my biggest battles.
Right up there with discontinued foods that I fall in love with right before they’re discontinued.
But lipstick is perfect for people indifferent to makeup because you can easily look more polished in a snap.
So when Finding Ferdinand followed me on Instagram, and I was all like, “who the heck is Finding Ferdinand??”
I took a peek, and fell in love with the concept!
You’re telling me, I can customize a product without having to live in a major city hours and hours away??
Count me in!
And hey, if your ears have been perked, check out what I have to say about the process and lipsticks themselves. 😉
I used to believe you HAD to be known for only one specific niche before people would be interested enough to read personal information about you…
But I don’t believe that anymore!
Whether I’m squealing over a fellow black woman anime-lover, or a 20-something exploring her life’s passions as well… I know they’re someone I wanna follow along because they’re just like me!
But there’s honestly still a method to the madness when you want to write about everything and still attract readers to your life and interests.
And I’m gonna be explaining that magic today.
One of the biggest misconceptions I hear (and used to believe) about starting a bullet journal is that it takes too much time.
But you don’t have to be some artistic doodler to start a bullet journal!
If you’re a busy person, then honestly? The bullet journal is perfect for you.
Setting up each month takes me less than 10 minutes if I do the bare minimum, and the rest of the bullet journal I use for mapping-out things out like lists and brainstorms.
Think of bullet journals as a notebook where you can organize your braindumps.
And braindumping really helps clear the mind so you can stay present throughout your day.
I mean… you already know that students who write their worries out before a test perform better…
So why not let a bullet journal work for you as an organized catchall in a similar sense?
Whether you’re a student, creative, or freelancer. 🙂
*This post contains affiliate links! So if you were to buy through my link, I get a small chunk of change from your purchase at no extra cost to you. But don’t fret, I only promote items that I truly love, enjoy, and use. 🙂
This post contains affiliate links! So if you were to buy through my link, I get a small chunk of change from your purchase at no extra cost to you. But don’t fret, I only promote items that I truly love, enjoy, and use. =)
I remember how excited I was when the staged photo I took of my foot and a journal on a sheet-covered couch got featured on 21Ninety’s Instagram account.
Of course, anyone that views the photo just sees what looks like a calming scene of a woman who is on her crisp white bed, fresh and ready to write in her journal.
The photo doesn’t show the sheet that was pulled from the lining closet and draped across the living room’s couch cushion closest to the window. It also doesn’t show the props piled up behind me in the rest of the shadowy room.
It doesn’t show that I’m fully dressed in black jeans and a sweatshirt. Or that I’m contorting my foot to fit in the frame so that it looks like I’m chillaxing, not working hard to get that perfect shot I envisioned.
But that’s the truth behind many great photos: they take effort, work, and patience… and some affordable and free tips to help get your own photo-taking foundation built! 😉
It’s my birthday! A time to celebrate, but not without self-reflection.
I can’t believe I’m 26! Last year, I turned 25 two weeks before going out of the country for the first time ever.
Now? There’s nothing that major going on one year later, but I do have a lot to think about.
It’s been a little over a decade since drastic changes began to happen in my life. Now I’m looking back and wanted to write a letter to my 16-year-old self, sharing some life of the life lessons I’ve learned.