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  • Lifestyle,  Photography

    So You Started a Blog…

    Literally everyone and their mom is “building a brand”. Which is great, I love seeing people sharing their passions on social media. But scrolling through blogs and Instagram, I see some things that make me cringe. Not in a bad way, it just brings back memories from my early blogging days. We spend a lot of time putting out content, but we don’t spend time talking about meaningful content and how to go about that. … I am by no means an influencer. This is just my advice that’s based on my experiences with creating content. So you started a blog…what’s next and what should you do? Find your niche.…

  • Lifestyle

    Takers // Coffee Chats

    Welcome to my new series! I always see YouTubers do these posts where they eat/drink and talk about a topic. So I thought I would do that in a written format. Grab some coffee, tea, or whatever you want and join me in this discussion (only if you want to of course). I want to talk about selfishness today. Everyone is a little selfish at times. But I’ve been really frustrated because I feel like I am surrounded by takers. People that are only around you when they want someone. They take, take, and take until you just feel exhausted. They don’t think of how their actions affects you or…

  • Beauty,  Lifestyle

    My Favorite Cruelty-Free and Organic Products

    This isn’t something I typically would post because I loathe shopping. But I haven’t posted about cruelty-free products in a while and I get questions so…here I am, writing about the products I use. I consider myself an ethical vegan, which means that I buy cruelty-free lifestyle and beauty products. If I can afford an organic option then I will also purchase that. It can get expensive, but buying online definitely helps. I also avoid buying makeup, so I save money there. All of these products I am going to share are affordable and add value to my life. Pin This ⇓♥ Deva Vitamins It’s usually difficult to find vitamins…

  • Lifestyle,  Veganism

    Veganism is a Privilege & Other Thoughts

    It’s time to ruffle some feathers! I am going to talk about the “p” word, so if you are triggered by topics about privilege, then this is your warning. Before I dive into what I want to talk about, I just need to give a little disclaimer. I am vegan and I love this lifestyle and I am not bashing or gossiping about anyone specifically. Moving on… When I was a new vegan, I would get really annoyed when people said that it was too hard and too expensive and all those other excuses. I used to think that any person regardless of economic status could adopt a vegan lifestyle.…

  • Lifestyle,  Photography

    August Captures

    August was the month of golden light.  Luckily, I was at the right place at the right time and my photos turned out illuminated. To some of you I might sound arrogant, but I am just explaining my work and taking pride in my passions. I digress… These are just some of the photos I took in August. You might think I titled this “lock and key” to be obscure and deep, but it’s really because I took a cool picture of a lock. Not everything is a hidden message with me. The sunsets this month were one of a kind. I thoroughly enjoyed the month of August (up until…

  • Lifestyle,  Photography

    I Want to be Great

    We all want to, right? We all want greatness and we all want to be successful. But what happens when you get too caught up in it? Perfectionism in combination with impatience can be debilitating at times. I am usually driven and this is partly because I strive for flawlessness. Not flawlessness in a beauty sense, but I hate mistakes and they easily upset me. On the other hand, focusing on goals and aspirations typically gives me more energy. I enjoy hard work and achieving goals I set. The pros, for the most part, outweigh the cons. What happens when they don’t? At times, it can seem like too much.…

  • Lifestyle,  Veganism

    Don’t Call Me “Honey”

    I hate being called “honey”, if you couldn’t tell from the title of this post. I could tackle this issue from a feminist perspective, but today I am actually going to discuss why you shouldn’t use honey as a product and this relates to the language we use. Honey is bee excrement, so why call someone that? Yes it is sweet, but it comes with a steep price. Most honey sold in supermarkets is so processed that it doesn’t even have nutritional benefits (barely any pollen). This is why some people choose to consume raw honey. While this may be more nutritious, it still hurts the bee populations. In all…

  • Lifestyle

    Goodwill Finds | Part 3

    I might be addicted to thrifting. I guess it’s better than buying into mass consumerism. I recently moved and instead of buying expensive and uninteresting pieces, I have been going to thrift stores to find things for my place. While I try to avoid buying too many possessions, I like to buy secondhand because it is more environmentally conscious. If you are a blogger or instagrammer then you can also look for props or supplies at thrift stores. If you are on a budget or trying to reduce your environmental impact, you might consider buying more things secondhand. In this “part 3”, I got dishes, a tray, and storage containers…

  • Beauty,  Lifestyle

    Minimal Hair Care Routine

    It’s been a long while since I have talked about anything beauty related. My beauty routines have minimized because I barely use products anymore. Partly because of my intentional lifestyle and partly because I am really low maintenance (AKA lazy). Surprisingly, I have received compliments on my hair lately. I have taken a minimal approach recently when it comes to my hair and I just wanted to share an updated hair care routine/products. Basically the routine part is just shampooing every few days. Last year, I was having a lot of scalp irritation and hair breakage. When this happened, I had to cut back on most products. That’s why I…

  • Lifestyle,  Photography

    Summer Goals

    My semester is officially over and I am looking forward to my summer break. On the rare occasion that I have free time, I like to write down my intentions or goals at that moment. Here is what I wrote down for my “summer goals”: Have fun! This is an obvious one, but I often need to remind myself to not take things so seriously. Take day trips. I don’t have any trips planned, but I would still like to go on smaller trips or spontaneous road trips. Post once a day on my vegan Instagram account. I typically post every two days, but it’s becoming more serious now so I am…

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