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    How I Grew My Pinterest From 0 to 200,000 Impressions in 30 Days // 7 Steps

    Late in June, I decided to start seriously marketing my blog, and in this post I’m sharing exactly how I grew my Pinterest from almost zero impressions to over 200,000 in exactly 30 days. The steps in this post aren’t necessarily the best for newbies. You’ll want to 1) have a Pinterest business account and 2) make sure to verify your website before you get started. If I get enough interest, I’ll create a follow up post just for newbies and I’ll link it here. I hired a coach to work with me, Chelsea from HerPaperRoute, and I worked with her on a mentor-ship basis for a few months. She…

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    Self Care Guide for Extremely Busy People // 5 Tips

    Recently, I’ve been extremely busy, which is why I’ve been thinking about what a self-care guide for extremely busy people would look like. I have a full-time job, I’m working on growing my YouTube channel, and I’m focusing on my blog. And I’m 100% committed to these things every week—which means I’ve been spending a lot of time working. And even though I’m passionate about all of these things—no one is making me do them—I still feel overwhelmed sometimes. So, since I’ve been writing a lot about self-care recently, I realized that due to my limited time, I needed to start thinking about how I could personally incorporate more self-care…

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    Size 12 Shorts for Women // Mini Summer Amazon Haul

    Are you struggling to find flattering size 12 shorts for women? Well, I was too and decided to buy a bunch from Amazon and have myself a good old fashioned Amazon haul. (Ok, mini haul). For ages, I hated my legs and wouldn’t wear anything that showed them. They’re thick. They rub together. I’ve never had thigh gap? But you know what? I look heckin’ fine and I’m ready to try on some shorts, look cute and be comfortable. I tired on 5 pairs of shorts from Amazon, and at the end I also showed a pair of shorts I recently bought from Walmart during a summer emergency situation. Below…

  • Featured,  Health,  Mental Health,  Self Care

    BetterHelp Online Therapy Review // I Tried Online Counseling

    For years, I went to therapy every week and I gained so much from it—but I never thought I’d try online therapy until recently. I decided to give BetterHelp Online Therapy a try and review it and…I have a lot to say after my own experience and reading Betterhelp reviews. If you’ve ever been interested in online therapy, I’d recommend trying BetterHelp due to their low cost and low commitment. (Disclaimer: I get a referral fee if you use my link). Get the full scoop in the video! Note: I am an affiliate of BetterHelp. After trying it out and reading other people’s BetterHelp reviews, I thought this was something that…

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    My Everyday Makeup Routine // Awkward Girl Does Her Makeup

    After getting a few requests over the years, I finally decided to film a video on my everyday makeup routine. This makeup routine is what I’ve been doing almost every day for 5+ years now. Once I discovered how to do a wing…it was all over for me. Almost everything in the video is from the drugstore except the Jeffree Star highlighter, which was worth every penny. I literally had no idea how much L’Oreal makeup until I filmed this video. I’m not sponsored, but some of the links below are affiliate links on Amazon. I’ll list everything below… Concealer: L’Oreal Paris Cosmetics Infallible Pro Glow Concealer  (this is what…

  • what is self-care
    Self Care,  Self Love

    What is self care, and why is it important?

    What is self care and why is it important? The topic of self care comes up everywhere these days—and…you might have noticed the self care checklist included on my site 😉 But, I have to admit that while the concept seems simple enough, I’m still exploring and learning about self care and what it mean for me in my life. The idea of caring for oneself might sound indulgent or “fluffy”, but I assure you that based on my own practice and doing a lot of research, its actually crucial for your health. Not only that, but it’s also very simple. Practicing care can be achieved with just a few…

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    Kawaii Squishies // Squishy Unboxing Review

    This week, I did something very silly…. I ordered a crap-ton of kawaii squishes from Amazon and reviewed them. #whatismylife I’m not sure if you’ve ever experienced these before, but if you haven’t, you’re truly missing out. I know these are still popular, but when they first started trending two years ago…I didn’t get it. Then recently, they started appearing at my local drugstore and I couldn’t help myself. So, I bought one, fell in LOVE, and went to Amazon to try a ton more. And… I’m hooked. If you liked this video, definitely go to YouTube and comment so I know! If you hated it…let me know that too. Here…

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    Self Care,  Self Love,  Subscription Boxes

    Hope Unboxing // Cratejoy Subscription Box Review

    Cratejoy is the first ever Subscription Box marketplace—meaning a website that offers many, many subscription ox options. Its also a resource for people who create their own subscription boxes. So, I was really looking forward to this Cratejoy unboxing! Click here to check it out!     This week I reviewed my first box ever from Cratejoy called the “Hopebox”. I was looking for boxes that dealt with self care or self improvement ad this one seemed to fit the bill. Watch the video below to get the full scoop! Recommended reading: Therabox Self Care Subscription Box Review So here are some of my thoughts about the box. Cratejoy Unboxing…

  • rebuild confidence after someone cheats and Rebuild Self-Esteem After Breakup
    Confidence,  Grief,  Self Care

    How to Rebuild Self-Esteem After Breakup When Someone Cheats on You

    If your boyfriend cheated on you: first of all, I’m sorry. Someone cheated on me before and it sucks. And that’s why I want to write this post… and hopefully help others rebuild self-esteem after breakup. When I was 14, my dad cheated on my mom, and then my first boyfriend ever cheated on me. Between those two experiences I had a pretty sorry impression of myself AND men. I grew up assuming all men cheated, and I lived my life in fear of being abandoned in every relationship I was in for a long time. As you can imagine…this thinking didn’t result in a ton of awesome relationships. Many…

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    How to Build More Self Confidence // 5 Tips For Anyone

    It’s easy to live my life comparing myself to other people, which is why, for me, learning how to build self confidence was extremely helpful. Building self confidence has been a component of learning and practicing self-care, which is still pretty new for me. “Her thighs are thinner than mine.” “I’m not as smart as him.” “I’m not as talented as her.” “People don’t like me as much as they like…” When I don’t consciously STOP and think, my mind can get flooded by insecure thoughts and fears. But I’ve realized, especially recently, that I have a lot to have self confidence about and to feel self worth for. I’m…