An Open Letter to 16-Year-Old Me

In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day, I decided to share something that’s been sitting in my drafts for a while now. It’s a version of something I wrote a while ago titled “The Room Where I Contemplated Suicide” that was about, you guessed it, a time when I thought about ending my life. Unfortunately, it got lost in one of my many blog updates, but I decided to re-write it because talking about stuff…

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#ootd: Feelin’ Sassy

It’s not really a question that I like to wear my heart on my sleeve. (Or, I suppose, on my chest.) I’ve always been tremendously vocal about things that are important to me and I think clothes are one of the most obvious ways we express ourselves. If your wardrobe consists of nothing but black, you’re perceived as serious and grounded – or that you invest so much of your creativity in the things you…

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My Top 10 Non-Makeup Makeup Essentials

All makeup-wearing humans have at least a few thinks in their cosmetic artillery that aren’t products meant to be worn on your face. Of course, some of them are no-brainers, but I don’t think any self-respecting beauty maven is doing their makeup collection justice without at few of these to make it even better! If any of these ideas are new to you or if you have any ideas of your own, PLEASE tell me in…

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What’s in My Bag?

Raise your hand if any of these things have been found in your bag at any point in time: Sunglass case with no sunglasses Gum wrapper with discarded gum folded inside An opened, crumbled Nature’s Valley granola bar A tube of lipstick without the lid A book with the cover bent back A garment of clothing A single earring whose mate’s location is unknown An ink pen with detached cap A crumpled wad of cash…

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September 2017 Wishlist

This year has been nuts. Does anyone else agree? Even in my personal life, situations vary almost completely from one day to the next. That’s not even considering the moment-to-moment stories about our country and world that consume my Twitter and Facebook feeds. Sometimes it’s enough to make my head spin. I have a feeling September will be no different, which Is why my wishlist for the upcoming month feels very… surprising. There are things…

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