THE BEST thing I ever did for my face!!

Do you want to know the #1 best thing I ever did for my looks? There is ONE single thing that made the biggest impact for my face. Can you guess what it is?

No, I never had Botox.

I thought about fillers…but, no.

It’s not a spa treatment or cosmetic product.


And OH MY GOD, was it ever worth it! I have used every type of brow product known to mankind. Brow pencils, gels, kits. The cheapies, the high end products. I was sooo embarrassed by my natural eyebrows that I never left the house without my brows done. You wouldn’t even catch me at the gas station without my brows on!

My poor eyebrows were victims of the overplucking movement of the 90’s and early 2000’s. Remember those pencil thin arched eyebrows everyone was rocking circa 2000? Yea, I had those. I’m not proud, but I was keeping with the times! Sadly, although I came to my senses, my eyebrows never recovered. Over the years since, they continued to become more drastically uneven and sparse. As if in retaliation, every wrongfully plucked hair would refuse to ever grow back.

SO…I faked my eyebrows! I began filling them in with pencils and powders before good eyebrows were even a “thing.” When did good eyebrows become suddenly become so important anyway? It seemed like an almost overnight beauty obsession. The term “brows on fleek” was coined in 2014 and went viral. Suddenly, everybody everywhere was paying attention to eyebrows! EEK!

My go to product became NYX Waterproof Eyebrow Gel. It’s cheaper than most eyebrow products on the market, and far cheaper than products comparable in quality. This stuff really stays put. I found that if I avoided the eyebrow area when washing my face, I could get a full 48 hour wear out of one application. It survived sleeping, swimming, rain.


NYX Professional Makeup Long Lasting Waterproof Eyebrow Gel

My eyebrows looked good – they were on fleek – but I felt like I was hiding something. I was hiding something. I hated to be seen without my eyebrows made up. I did everything to avoid it. So when I heard about microblading, it seemed like the answer!

What is microblading you ask? Microblading is a tattooing technique where tiny needles are used to add semi-permanent ink to the skin, applied in strokes that resemble tiny hairs. It lasts between 12 months and 3 years. The pigment will gradually fade and can be touched up every 6 months to 1 year.

I visited Natech Cosmetics in Belair, Maryland for my microblading procedure. My technician, Natalia, began microblading long before most people ever heard of it. I showed Natalia some photos of the way I do my brows on a daily basis so that she could replicate the shape I wanted with the microblading procedure. She sketched an outline onto my brows and checked for symmetry and balance. I gave the go ahead and she began! It did hurt, I can’t lie! It is comparable to getting a regular tattoo, but imagine that feeling over your brow bones. However, the headache I developed during the procedure was far worse than the actual pain from the needles. My eyes and forehead were constantly contracting and squinting as a response to the microblading needle on my face. The headache got pretty intense but the entire microblading procedure only lasted around an hour. Not bad at all! I would do it 10x over for these results!  Take a look at the before and after photos…


Look at those brows on fleek!

I left my appointment feeling and looking like I had a brand new face! Now I don’t worry about waking up at my boyfriend’s house with one brow rubbed off! These babies are a (semi) permanent part of my face.

That’s right ladies, I woke up like this!


About Me Post

So, I saw a blogging post idea for new bloggers and decided to do it myself. If you’re curious about me, here you go!

all about me

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Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?

There are a few reasons. I’m all about evolving and growing and my own journey has taken some exciting, unexpected, very dramatic turns. I want to share my stories and advice with others just beginning their journey and get the same in return. I’m an introvert by nature but my new focuses have me so excited that I’ve found myself reaching out and connecting more and more. My mind is my own personal journal, so might as well put my writing here!

What topics do you think you’ll write about?

Anything and everything related to self improvement, or the GLOW UP as I like to call it. I believe that a person should never be stagnant and should always be improving themselves some way, whether that’s physically, mentally, financially, spiritually.

What are you about? Why should they read your blog?

I just want to be honest about the totally awesome things in my life and the failures too. I live by the motto “Create a life that feels good on the inside, not just one that looks good on the outside.”

Who would you love to connect with via your blog?

Other women in general – young, old, happy, unhappy, moms or not, married or not, etc, etc. Also anyone who shares my interests in yoga, meditation, and spirituality, especially people in the Baltimore area.

If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

I’d hope to reach a lot of people, inspire others and be inspired by others.

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How to Have Kissable Lips

Who doesn’t want to be kissable, AMIRIGHT?! Your chapstick or favorite lip color looks bomb already, but to glow your lips ALL the way up, do a little extra (and it won’t take much time!) Keep your lips smoother, prettier, and better smelling with the tips below!


The first key to kissable lips, is soft lips. Yes, chapstick is your friend, but you must first exfoliate! A sugar scrub will remove any dead skin cells and leave your lips feeling smoother than ever. Add a scrub to your face care routine twice a week. Etsy sells almost any flavor you can think of. My favorite is Bubble Gum by SweetClementineSoaps. Visit the Etsy shop to buy this amazing flavor or tons of others, including Cotton Candy, Cake Batter, Watermelon, Pineapple, Coffee, Green Tea and Cabernet Crush!

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While deciding which delicious flavor to order, mixing up your own lip scrub takes just a few minutes!

DIY Lip Scrub Recipe


  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Your choice of flavoring (lemon, lime or orange zest, instant coffee, cinnamon)

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Make your chapstick even more kissable by buying a flavored scented chapstick!

I bought a bunch of flavored chapsticks after watching a YouTube video by LoveYourNatural. After trying multiple brands from drug stores and online, these handmade flavored chapsticks are hands down my absolute favorites!


Beeswax Lip Balm by Honeyrunfarm is one of the best! These are smooth, smell and taste great and come in a variety of flavors.

TIP #3 Lip Plumper

If you’re like me and wish your lips had a little more umph, go for a lip plumper. No, you will not get the dramatic results most of these products claim, but you will see a difference. My personal favorite is Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme. It tingles and gives you that little extra umph.


Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme


Aside from our usual chapsticks, lip sticks and glosses, these tips give you that little something extra for extra kissable lips!