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February 15, 2018
The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

As a content creator, any kind of recognition is amazing. The sole purpose of me creating content is to inspire others. This nomination means the world to me. Blogging is something that I've wanted to do for a very a long time. Throughout high school, I spent my time creating designs for a blog that never existed; dreaming that one day my desire would come to fruition.

On February 10th, I was nominated by a wonderful young woman named Catherine, creator of Working with Bipolar. On her blog, she shares her story and her mental health journey.

To Catherine: Thank you for nominating me for this award. Also, thank you for sharing your story. You are beautiful inside and out and you are truly an inspiration.

You can find her post on her Liebster Award nomination here: (click me!)

In her post, she listed a few questions for her nominees to answer. So, here we go. Through these questions, I hope that you learn a little more about me.

1. The classic: you’re on a desert island and you can only bring three objects. What do you choose and why?

On a desert island, I'd bring my drawing bin (my sketchbook and materials inside of it ... those don't count as other objects since its inside of something right?), a pillow, and a blanket. I choose these objects because creating art is a great way to pass time, and island nights can get pretty cold, so at least I'd be comfortable. 

2. If you had all the money in the world, what would you buy/do and why? (Be honest!)

I honestly wouldn't want all the money in the world, but if I did have it, I would love to buy my parents their dream home. After that, I would buy myself the best studio an artist can have, my dream loft, put some of that money in my savings, and give the rest to others that need it more than I do. Money is nice, but isn't the route of happiness for me. I just want to create art.

3. Who would you most like to meet living or dead?

Hands down, I would love to meet Bob Marley. Through my dad, I've been listening to his music since I was a little girl. His music is so inspiring and has left its footprint on history, my life, and the life of many. 

4. If you could relive a moment in history, what would it be?

This isn't a moment in history, but more so periods in history, which are the Pop Art and Minimalist periods. It's interesting to read about artists like Andy Warhol and Richard Serra, but I would love to go back and actually experience what it was like for them during those periods in art history.

5. What is your favourite childhood dish?

My favorite childhood dish, is something I still eat on a regular basis — mac and cheeeeese. I don't know what it is about it, but when I eat mac and cheese I get this feeling of security. It's a bit weird and hard to explain. 

6. Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging as a way for my voice to be heard. I'm such a quiet person and I've always felt like I didn't fit in. I wanted to create a place where I could be myself. I created my own world basically. It is also a way for me to showcase my art and what I am passionate about. Blogging for me, is not about status or fame; those things come after my happiness and the feeling that I have inspired people like me.

Alright, time for the best part. Here are my nominees for the Liebster Award. You guys are inspiring creators and I appreciate you.

Abbie, Inside the Rose // Rachel, Creativity and Crazy // Travis, Travis and the Brain
Rosie, The Barn Cottage Blog // Almira, The Little Black Rose

Here are my questions for you:

1. If you had to eat only fruits or vegetables for the rest of your life (choose one), which would you choose and why?

2. If YouTube or social media didn't exist, how would you spend your free time?

3. How do you imagine your future?

4. Who inspires you and why?

5. What is your favorite kind of music to listen to?

The official rules for this award can be found at The Global Aussie : (click me!)

I hope that you have enjoyed learning a little more about me, and again, thank you for this nomination!



February 9, 2018
Not Fitting In

Not Fitting In


It's something that I resonate with. I feel like I don't fit in - I never did. I don't have many friends. I'm always in competition with myself, and feel like I am not good enough. Heck, the friends that I do have, I barely talk to. I am my biggest critic, and I underestimate my skills. I stand out of the crowd.

I'm an introvert. I'm shy, I'm quiet, and I feel like I stand alone. I spend majority of my time locked away in my comfort zone, sorting through a pile of baggage and pessimistic thoughts. The other part of my time is spent talking to my loved ones, and diving into my craft - something that I love.

The other day I was at work, minding my business when one of the professors approached me. He asked me my name, and what I was studying in school. I told him that I was studying Furniture Design, it's something that's very dear to me and I feel connected to it. You want to know what he told me? That my career choice has no purpose.

Who would say that to someone? Who would purposely bring someone down, not knowing their story and what keeps their day going. I had to fight back tears and not allow his poison to penetrate me ...

It's so hard and it's frustrating to know that you're different. It's hard for me to listen to outsiders tell me that I'm weird or I'm strange and that what I'm interested in, no one cares about. Some days, it's hard for me to pick my head up and get out of bed, but I do it anyway. I do it not only because I have to, but because I accept myself for my differences and I love who I am.

Not fitting in. Realizing that you are different and that there is nothing that you do about it. Not fitting in. Seeing life happen around you, and trying to find a place that has your rhythm. Not fitting in. Feeling the eyes of society staring deep into your soul and wondering why you aren't like everyone else. Not fitting in. Trying to discover who you are, while still loving yourself for your differences.
February 1, 2018
Red Hues

Red Hues


Wearing makeup is fun. There's an artistry to it that I sort of fell in love with. Cleansing your skin, moisturizing, applying primer ... even talking about the steps is soothing. I love watching YouTube and Instagram videos of creatives producing some seriously flawless makeup. One day, I'll be able to do that. But for now, here is the start of my "road to a flawless face" (haha).


I call this look "Red Hues." It's a simple makeup look with a red lip, red under the eyes, and a golden glow. The color red in psychology is the color of strength, passion, and love. It is also my grandma's favorite color. Here are the products I used (in order):


Lipstick (Not Pictured):
Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick - Avenue

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Although it is very simple, I really hope that you enjoyed this makeup look. If you'd like for me to start a YouTube channel to be more in-depth for makeup posts, and for us to experiment with fun looks together, please let me know! I'd be happy to do so.

January 27, 2018
Falling in Love with a Dream (Scars)

Falling in Love with a Dream (Scars)


I, pick my brain like the scars on my knees.
I, pick my brain, like, the scars on my knees.
I, pick my, brain, like, the scars, on, my knees.
Do you understand me yet?

I love falling in love with a dream.
I love planning out my endeavors and ventures,
but never following suit. I'm scared.

I love the idea of dreaming.
The idea that you can step away,
from your reality,
for any given amount of time,
and you can just be free.

I love falling in love with a dream.
The idea that you can imagine,
the life you really want to live,
without any repercussions.

I, pick my brain like the scars on my knees.
I, sometimes, overthink things and,
cause more damage than what needed to be done.

I, pick my brain, like, the scars on my knees.
Sometimes you get a successful thought,
while other times it ends up in a bloody rage.

I, pick my, brain, like, the scars, on, my knees.
Sometimes it's painful, but sometimes it's bliss.
I over-analyze, over-imagine, and over-expect.
I end up disappointed.

I pick my brain like the scars on my knees.
I have so many ideas that I want to show to the world,
but like scars, I'm afraid for them to be visible.
So, I'll just go back to falling in love with my dreams...
January 23, 2018
Braids

Braids


I love my melanin. I love the skin I'm in. I love embracing the beauty that God has given me, including my hair. As a few of you know, I cut my hair off (for the third time) on Mother's Day last year. For me, cutting my hair is such a rejuvenating feeling. I feel free.

December 14, 2017
Therapeutic

Therapeutic


Music is a stress reliever. It's therapeutic. Headphones in, tuning the world out. Whether I'm walking to class, doing homework, or having a solo party in my apartment — music is one of the things that helps me get through the day.