5 Things I Learned In Haiti

As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, I recently traveled to Haiti and that trip taught me a lot. So in this blog post, I will share 5 things Haiti taught me.

1. My Love for Culture and People of Color

Living in America in predominantly white places, I have never really gotten a chance to be surrounded by people of color for extended periods of time. The feelings I got in Haiti were quite similar to the ones I got after watching Black Panther. It’s hard to describe, but there is so much power in being around people who look like you. Very cliche, but I felt at home in Haiti. I didn’t feel like I stuck out, I didn’t feel out of place, and I loved it! Also, I loved the culture. Coming from a household of blended cultures (Nigerian and Kenyan) it was no surprise I fell in love the with Haitian culture and the similarities I found between it and the environment I was raised in. I saw simplicity, work ethic, and joy just to name a few but also just a strong sense of community. Most of all I saw beauty in the way the people around me lived their lives, and I found God at work in the details, the big picture… I saw Him in it all.

2. Paved Roads and Driving Laws

The last time I went to Kenya, I was two, so I don’t remember much. I rely on the stories of my parent’s childhoods to paint the picture of living in a third world country. My mom has always talked about how long it takes to do things there. Doing one thing can be an all-day event, and most of the time it’s simply because of the commute. The minute we hit our first gravel/dirt road, I finally began to understand what my mom had been talking about for all those years. Paved roads are truly a blessing and driving laws are too because they save you for almost having a heart attack on the road.

3. The Importance of Communication

As a black girl, the most frequent questions I got when I was in Haiti were are you Haitian, do you speak Creole, and do you speak French, to all of which I answered no. People were in shock, mainly because I look like them and they just assumed I was or could do all of the above, but also because it really limited my ability to talk with them. Thankfully I had wonderful translators around that were more than amazing, but I felt so entitled and even rude to be in their country without knowing even a little Creole, yet they knew anywhere from one to four languages. To say the least, I don’t plan on visiting a country without knowing at least a few common phrases. But in all honesty, I’m in the process of learning Creole as you reading this.

4. People are People

Cultures are different but people are people. While languages don’t always translate, smiles do and thank God for that! It’s funny how when you can’t communicate very well sometimes that’s when it’s easiest to see someone’s heart. It’s easy to get distracted by looks, status, etc., but nothing says more about a person than they’re joy, they’re smiling, and their heart.

5. Less Is More

A lesson I’ve been learning recently is that there are pros and cons to everything. I love living in America, but because of the privilege I have living here, a lot of my worries and concerns are of things that don’t actually matter. To put it more simply, the things I worry about most are things that I am privileged to actually worry about. But living in a third world country, many people only worry about the things that actually matter: God, food, clothing, and family. It’s amazing how short that list is how long I make mine sometimes. Or how often times we think things will bring us happiness when in reality the exact opposite is true.

So those are a few of the things I learned while in Haiti. If you haven’t already, I hope you get a chance to visit the wonderful country. It is beautiful!

Until next time, get up, get moving, and be salt and light.

Beauty Counter: Not All Skincare is Created Equal

If your skin is an organ, the largest organ, why don’t you pay attention to what you put on it? This is a question I had to ask myself early last year because, in my mind, things weren’t adding up. I worked out, I thought carefully about the things I put in my body, but what I put on my body… for some reason, that didn’t matter so much. On my list of priorities, it was at the bottom, and by the time the colder months rolled around, I could really see that my skin wasn’t a fan of what I’d been doing. Dull, dry, and in some cases flaky (I know… gross) I knew something had to change.

Recently, I’ve spent a lot of time learning about and investing in skincare products not only for my body but skincare for my face as well. While I’m still piecing together my “perfect” skincare routine, I do know that Beauty Counter has played a big role in keeping my skin in a much healthier state than in the past.


What is Beauty Counter?

Before I go any further, I’m sure you’re wondering what Beauty Counter is. It’s “a company devoted to progress [by providing] empowering information about ways we can all make the world healthier, along with safer products [we] can trust.”

So to put it simply, they like to cut out all of the BS and give you natural skincare and makeup products that work and are safe… what a concept!

I know, it might be shocking to hear that all skincare companies don’t have your best interest in mind, but that’s just a fact of life. Companies are trying to make money, so if you’re not asking the right questions you’re not going to get the right answers.

If you’ve been looking for a company and products that do it the right way or are just interested in the idea of safer skincare and makeup products, then continue reading.


I got a chance to test out a few of Beauty Counter’s products so that I could review them honestly and give you guys some insight into which products might work for you. I have to say, I was quite impressed with the products I tried. I’m a girl who sticks to a modified (think 4-5 steps instead of 10) version of the K-beauty skincare routine. (Here’s an article talking about the 10 step K-Beauty Routine.) With that said, I found that many Beauty Counter products fit into my routine seamlessly and are products that I would purchase myself.


Oil Cleanser

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If you pay any attention to skincare blogs, YouTube videos, or have taken a step into Sephora or Ulta recently, then you’ve seen or heard of these. They come in many forms, but the most popular ones these days have been the solid oil cleansers that you rub between your finger to soften and then on to your face to remove all makeup and other impurities.

For those who may be hearing this for the first time and have an aversion to oil because you already have oily skin, don’t worry. Contrary to what you may believe if you use these kinds of products, your skin won’t become even more greasy (given that you wash it off thoroughly and follow up with a water-based cleanser).

There are major benefits to using oil based cleansers. First, it really does clean your face. If you have makeup on, it all melts away. But as someone who wears makeup every blue moon, I always thought it would be pointless to add to my routine. I was wrong! My skin has never felt softer and more hydrated in my life.


Day Cream

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While I liked this product, I couldn’t really tell the difference of what it was doing to my skin over time. My skin generally does better with jelly-like moisturizers and in the really cold months, heavy ones. If your skin is sensitive and oily, I feel like you would really enjoy this moisturizer. It’s light, so light you can’t really feel it on your skin, which is always a plus. Though it didn’t really work for me, I have no doubt that It’ll work for some of you so definitely give it a try.


Night Cream and Eye Cream

These are two separate products, but I thought I would talk about them together because my conclusion for each was the same; I really liked them! I had never used a night cream or an eye cream before, but I liked them so much, I made them both a part of my day and night routines. Both lotions are thick and rich, (the night cream was the thicker of the two) which is exactly what my skin needs this time of year. I know many of you can relate when I say dry skin is a major issue during the colder months. If that’s the case for you, you’ll really enjoy these products, especially if you use them in conjunction with the cleansing balm at night. The creaminess of the night cream will speak for itself, but the eye cream despite my preconceived notions really made a difference as well. I was one of those people who never really believed in eye creams, but after trying this one, I could really tell the difference it was making. I definitely enjoyed the extra hydration and plumpness under eyes, and it really brightened up my face overall.


Plumping Mask #2

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As a face mask junkie, I found this mask to be quite interesting. It’s a pink mask when in liquid form, but turns white as it drys on your face. I left mine on for 10 minutes and washed it off with warm water. It left my skin feeling clean and my pores smaller time-and-time again. This is expected due to the clay used in the mask, but it’s not uncommon to feel dried out after using clay masks. With this mask, in particular, that was not a problem. My face felt quite hydrated, and of course, I followed up with the night cream which added even more moisture to my skin.


Overall, I was quite impressed with Beauty Counter. I think they do a good job of keeping things natural but also making sure they still work. Often times, natural beauty brands have natural and organic products, but they simply don’t get the job done. That was not true for Beauty Counter.

While I don’t think I would invest in every product I’ve discussed, the products I would continue to purchase are the night cream and the cleansing balm. They left my skin feeling SO hydrated. But keep in mind that just because that’s my opinion, that doesn’t have to be yours. We all have different skin types and what works for me might not work for you.

So if you’re curious you should definitely check them out for yourself. You can view and purchase any and all Beauty Counter products here. My friend Anna McClung is a Beauty Counter consultant and will take care of all of your orders. She was kind enough to offer free shipping if you order before March 26th using the code Sydney’s social. But even if you happen to read this post after the 26th, you should still check it out.

If you have any questions about the products, how to become a preferred customer (it’s a $30 upfront fee, but you get free products and 15% credit after you’re approved), or a consultant you can contact Anna directly on Instagram (@annam37) or by email at annamcclung37@gmail.com.

Again, guys, you should care just as much about what you put on your body as what you put in it. There are always healthier alternatives, you just have to seek them out. This is just one of the health alternatives I found and I wanted to share it with you all.

Comment below what products you want to try, or products that you’ve tried already. I’d love to hear your opinions.

Until next time, get up, get moving, and live your best life!

 

 

Gift Guide: Top 9 Gifts For Her

Hey, everyone! Today we are focusing on gifts for her. If you’re confused on what to by for your mom, sister, best friend, girlfriend or any other woman in your life, you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few gift ideas that could be a hit on Christmas Day.


Drunk Elephant Duo Kits

I’m a big fan of skincare and have heard nothing but wonderful things about this company in the past. They are committed to using a mixture of natural and clinical ingredients, all of which are safe and produce results. Just scrolling through their reviews on Sephora and Amazon, it seems as though their products do just that, create results. With that said, I recommend that you consider giving Drunk Elephant Duos. The nighttime duo contains the T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum & Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil and their daytime duo contains C-Firma Day Serum & B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel.


Soko Glam

Recently, I discovered the Korean skincare method and the benefits that can be seen by using their 10-step skincare process. While I may never make all 10 steps a part of my skincare ritual, I think learning about each step and how it can benefit your skin is a great idea. If you head over to Soko Glam, you can do just that, and while you’re there you can browse some of the best products in Korean skincare. While you browse, look out for the label that says “Soko Glam Best of K-Beauty Award Winner.” I would highly recommend you gift anything on that list. All of those products are amazing and whoever uses them are bound to see results. Some of my favorite products and ones that I highly recommend gifting are the Missha Time Revolution The First Intensive Moist Treatment EssenceNeogen Dermalogy Real Fresh Green Tea Cleansing Foam, and Clean It Zero. You can give them individually, together, or you can pair a mixture of these items with other basic skincare items like cotton pads, makeup remover wipes, exfoliating clothes, etc., and give it to them as a basket/package gift. But also, on Soko Glam they have skincare sets on their site. One set that I love is their 5-step dry skin set, and I don’t even have dry skin. Anyway, there are plenty of sets to choose from, but depending on how well you know who you’re giving to and how much you want to spend, you may just want to make your own kit.


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There are few makeup brands making as much noise in the beauty industry as Glossier is right now. From launching Boy Brow (their brow gel), to cloud paints (their cream blushes), and now they have a fragrance that everyone is raving about, whoever you’re gifting to will be elated to receive Glossier, even if they’ve never heard of them. All of the items I mentioned above are worth giving, but I want to highlight one of my favorites. It’s so simple, yet very wearable, and that is the beauty of giving it as a gift. It’s the birthday balm dotcom, lip balm. It’s not like the typical matte lip balm that people use just for cold weather. It gives you a “your lips but better,” look. It’s shiny, but not too shiny, and has the tiniest specks of glitter, but don’t make you look like you found a kids beauty product. Basically, it’s hard to explain, but it’s wonderful, and I highly recommend that you try and gift it this Christmas. You can give a combination of these gifts as well.


Ole Henriksen Truth Serum

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I’ve raved about this before and I’ll do it again. This may be one of the best if not the best vitamin C serums on the market. If the person you’re giving to loves skincare, more specifically brightening skincare products, then this is the one. Truth Serum is not exactly cheap, but it works. I use this daily and really couldn’t imagine a day without it. Whoever you’re giving this to will surely thank you for the glowy skin you’ve gifted them. While The Truth serum alone may be mistaken for a stocking stuffer, you can always buy the Three Little Wonders Mini Set from Sephora, which will give them the opportunity to try the serum along with two other Ole Henriksen products.


Essential Oils & Diffuser

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As mentioned in past posts, I will get around to making a blog post dedicated to essential oils, but long story short, they are way more than just good smelling oils. They have healing qualities among many other benefits that make them so useful. So this Christmas give the gift of good smell and many other benefits by gifting a diffuser and essential oils. There are so many essential oil brands to choose from, and some are better than others. But one brand that I’ve found to be priced pretty reasonable given the quality of their oils is Plant Therapy, and you can buy their Plant Therapy Essential Oils Sampler. Also, while essential oils by themselves can do wonders for people, using them in a diffuser is where the magic happens. Though diffusers can be expensive, Amazon has some awesome ones for around $25 or less. The InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser is the one I picked out, and it’s a higher end diffuser that is currently on sale for just over $25.


Nest Candles

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Yes, candles, but not just any kind of candles, Nest Candles. If you don’t know about Nest, it’s a high-end candle that smells amazing! Well, they all smell amazing because of course, they don’t just produce one scent. Their scents are definitely a treat and often haven’t been snift by the noses of many. I think this is a great individual gift or as mentioned before, you can pair it with something else. Regardless, you can’t go wrong with a Nest candle as a Christmas present. Here’s the link to their 8.1 oz and 21.2 oz Holiday candle scent which smells divine!


Lumee Case

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I have one of these, and I find it to be extremely useful. Whether your friend loves to take selfies, only takes pictures with pristine lighting, or is a blogger and needs this case to light her/his product shorts, I think the Lumee Case can do it all. While they don’t have a case out for the iPhone X, there are Lumi cases available for every other version of the iPhone, as well as the Samsung Galaxy s6 and s7. You can find the case here.


Mobile Picture Printer

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There are many different versions of this, and while I do not have one myself, the mobile printer that I will suggest is the HP Sprocket. On the same trend of picture taking, if your friend likes taking pictures and likes posting or displaying pictures around their room, locker and other spaces, the Sprocket is a great gift. Who needs a Polaroid camera when your mobile phone takes great pictures? The only thing you’re missing is the printer and here is the solution.


Pajamas

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Depending on how well you know someone you might feel comfortable enough to get the PJs, and I think that’s a wonderful gift. Honestly, I really appreciate a good pair of PJs but am reluctant to get a pair for myself because I feel like there are so many other things I could be spending my money on. I think a lot of people are in the same boat. They appreciate a good pair of pajamas but won’t go out and buy them for themselves. Here are a few great brands of PJ sets that I think people will love and that won’t break the bank.


I hope this blog post was helpful for you guys and at least jumpstarted your thought process on gift giving for the ladies in your life. There are three other gift guides on the way: gifts for him, the fit person in your life, and secret Santa/ white elephant gifts.

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Until next time get up get moving and live your best life. Happy Holidays!

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DIY Hair Care Recipes

There is a whole industry dedicated to hair and a million, probably billion, products out there. But after sifting through my fair share of products, I have found what works for me, and generally speaking, you can’t find them on the shelf at many stores.

I used to spend a pretty penny on the products I used in my hair, but after a while of using things and not getting the results, I decided to go the simpler route. I literally looked up hair care recipes I could make myself, and it turns out my hair is actually less maintenance than I thought. No need to spend so much money on deep conditioners, shampoos and all of that. It doesn’t take much to make my hair happy (manageable), and you’re hair might be the same way, so here’s what I use.


Shampoo

Previously, I used Pureology among other brands, but I found that all my hair needs are ACV and Bentonite Clay. For some, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about, so let me explain. ACV, better known as Apple Cider Vinegar is a cure-all for many things, but if you know anything about hair, it makes for a great rinse, leaving your hair shiny and soft.

Bentonite Clay, it’s actually well known in the beauty world and is a powerful clarifying clay. It’s often used in many clarifying face masks, but can actually be great for stripping the dirt out of your hair.

So really it’s just those two ingredients. I wish I could say I was fancier, but just put 1/3 a cup, or less, of Bentonite Clay in a bowl and then pour in ACV. I don’t have measurements because it’s pretty hard to mess this up. Just pour, stir and repeat until you find a consistency you like and that you can easily work into your hair.

Head to the shower and apply, focusing it on your scalp and rinse it out thoroughly when you’re done (i.e., make sure the water runs clean). From there you can proceed with conditioner, but most likely you’ll question if you even need condition because your hair will be so soft.

Side notes: If you have any left over, you can use it as a clarifying face mask. Just apply, let it dry and then rinse it off with warm water. Vuala! Bye, bye pores! Also, make sure you use ACV and not water. I found that water makes it lumpy and hard to use, but if you think water will work best for you, give it a try.


Deep Conditioner

Okay, so this step isn’t au naturale, but it works. I would love to recommend an avocado, banana, and honey mixture, but every time I’ve tried that chunks have gotten stuck in my hair. IT WAS A NIGHTMARE! So if you have an amazing blender (probably a Vitamix) or don’t mind picking chunks out of your hair for some time, then go ahead. But I have been pleased with the Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Mask. It’s not super cheap, but definitely not as expensive as it was years ago. Honestly, if you’re hung up on the price, I promise the results will make your purchase worth it. It’s the only deep condition I swear by because it’s the only one that works for me, and I’ve tried a lot.

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Leave-In

Here is where the fun happens. After leaving the shower, I do a mix of store bought and homemade leave-in products to make sure my hair stays hydrated and happy for as long as possible.

My first step is to use Maui Moisture Shea Butter Hair Mask. Okay, I know it says a hair mask, but to me, leave-ins are whatever you actually “leave in” your hair. For some people, this might not work. It could be too heavy or not moisturizing enough, and I completely get that. I have 4b/c hair, and I need all the (heavy) moisture I can get. But on the same note, we might have similar hair, and it might not be moisturizing enough for you. All I can say is give it a try and if it works stick to it.

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I’ve used many Maui Moisture hair masks, and the Shea Butter version is my favorite.

After applying Maui Moisture, I mix both Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (like the one you cook with), heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds or less, and then apply it to my hair. You don’t need a lot of this because it is oil, but this step is critical for locking in moisture and keeping my hair soft.

Also, it’s crucial that you do these leave-in steps in the order I outlined above. Doing them in reverse might dry out your hair, or at least it does that to mine. Again, do what works for you. You know your hair best.

I will say I’m no hair expert, but ever since I simplified my hair care routine, my hair has been softer and healthier than ever.

As of right now, I haven’t found a curl definer that I really like, but once I do, I’ll do an update post.


Supplements

Finally, I can’t end this post without talking about a supplement that has really helped my hair, skin, and nails. I’m not a big hair supplement person. I really don’t believe in them, but this one isn’t a hair-specific supplement. It’s Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. Collagen is a protein our body uses to support our hair, skin, nails, tendons and much more. The older we get, the less of it our body produces and this supplement helps to bridge the gap. It’s tasteless and can dissolve into anything, from hot coffee or tea to a cold smoothie or even soup.

It’s a great way to help your body out, but in this case, it can help your hair out too. Also, it’s not the cheapest supplement I’ve ever purchased, but I have seen great results in my overall health while taking it, so if you’re interested, think of it as an investment in your health.

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My Go-To Skincare

I’ve been fortunate enough to have clear skin for the majority of my life. Don’t get me wrong, there were some rough teen years in there, but with a few trips to the dermatologist, and a little patience, it all cleared up.

Now, from time-to-time, I deal with the slightest of breakouts, but despite not having any major skin issues I still do my best to take care of my skin. I would say I have quite interesting skin, as it truly is the definition of combination, but when fall and winter come around I never really know what I’m going to get.

My trick to keeping my skin happy is rotating the products I use. If my skin gets used to any particular product, that’s a wrap, I’ll probably have skin issues for the next week. But when I’m constantly switching things up, my skin looks pretty good. So with that said, here are my go-to products that will always be in my skincare rotation.

Cetaphil

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While in college, I tried a number of cleansers. Some were good, others not so good, but this one always stayed consistent. I would pack Cetaphil Cleanser in my travel bag for away games (I played basketball in college) and ironically I would always wonder why my skin looked it’s best on the road. I always woke up with the clearest skin.

Naturally, many people, they would have thought, “Wow, maybe I should use this cleanser all the time.” No, not me, it took me half a season to realize that it was actually the cleanser that was making all the difference. I guess I just really wanted to give my super healthy, organic, and expensive skincare items a chance. But if I’ve learned anything, when it comes to skincare, it is don’t fix what’s not broken. There will always be a new product claiming to cure every imperfection, or that it’s the most organic thing on the market, but the moment you find what works for you, stick to it!


Mario Badescu Kera Moisturizer

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I have yet to find a moisturizer that I am head-over-heels about. In the cooler months, my skin can become tight and dry, but the moment it gets an ounce of moisture to it, it begins to look shiny and oily. I’ve begun to embrace my natural glow for what it is, but some moisturizers do me no favors.

While I’m not sure if this is the best moisturizer for me, I would say it’s pretty close. I remember when I first picked the Mario Badescu Kera Moisturizer out, I spent 20 minutes in Ulta reading through all of the symbols for this brand and what they meant, just to ensure that I was choosing the right one. Still unsure I made my best guess and walked out. I think I guessed pretty well because this moisturizer got me through the windy Kansas winter last year.


Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer

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As you could probably imagine, this product is seasonal, or at least it used to be. But with eBay, Amazon and Mercari, what is really seasonal these days? You can get it whenever now. Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask works wonders I tell you! It’s a double exfoliant. The beads exfoliate your face while the enzymes chemically exfoliate as well. If you have sensitive skin, as I do, I would be careful not to overuse this. Don’t leave it on for too long, and if it starts to burn remove it ASAP. Other than that, it leaves your skin looking amazing!


Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel (Original Formula)

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If you want to talk about holy grail, this is it! If I’ve tried everything and my skin still can’t seem to get it together, this is the answer. Dr. Dennis Gross Daily Peel Packets is a two-step process. Step one is wiping the first sheet all over your face and letting it sit for two minutes. I let it sit for longer, but I’ve also been using this product for a while, so start slow. It’s another chemical exfoliant. Then after two minutes, you use sheet two on your face. It neutralizes the chemical and moisturizes your face. Do that before you go the bed and then let me know how great your face looks in the morning. You’re welcome in advance! Now, I will tell you this is expensive, but I don’t use mine every day, just for “emergencies” so they will last a while and they really do work.

I hope this blog post gave you some new products to check out and hopefully a jumpstart on clearer and more hydrated skin for these colder months. Comment down below with your go-to skincare products so that others can test out what you use.

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Bloggers I’m Loving

As a blogger, I reading a lot of other blogs to generate ideas, see what’s trending, but also for my own entertainment. Here are four bloggers that I’ve been loving for quite some time now and that you might like too!


Simply Taralynn

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Recipes, health & fitness, travel, and lifestyle, Taralynn shares it all on her blog. If you’ve never heard of her or read her stuff, you’re in for a treat. Down to Earth, all about helping others, and living a healthy lifestyle, she is simply amazing (see what I did there ha!😬). But the only thing more amazing than the content she writes is her story. Now all of her blog posts share a different aspect of her, but I highly recommend you take some time to read her story, as well as a follow-up post she did nearly a year later. Her story is an inspiration to everyone and will add context to her blog posts. But if you struggle with body image issues or have ever shown the faintest signs of an eating disorder her story will inspire you and let you know you’re not alone.


The College Prepster

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Carly is like the older sister I never had. Her content is great whether it be lifestyle or fashion related, but I really enjoy when she gets personal and mentions things she’s been going through or advice based on past experiences. Such a sweet soul, you can catch Carly on her blog, Instagram and now on YouTube as she is posting more consistently there and I couldn’t be happier. If you like fashion, please, check out her blog! You may come for the fashion, but you’ll stay for her and her wonderful personality. She’s great!


Poppy Deyes

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I was introduced to Poppy’s blog not too long ago. A big fan of her brother, Alfie Deyes’, YouTube channel, as well as her “sister-in-law,” Zoe’s channel, I always saw her in videos. With a little bit of research, I found Poppy’s blog and I’m so glad I did. If you watch Alfie or Zoe’s vlogs and love Poppy’s charming personality there, you’ll love her blog content. Basically, what you see is what you get with Poppy, no fluff, no extra, just her thoughts and opinions in her most authentic voice. Her blog is mainly lifestyle, beauty, and travel based, which are all topics I love, but my favorite part about her content is that it is truly written in her voice. You can even tell by the titles of her posts. I could go on-and-on but you’ll just have to read it for yourself.


The Anna Edit

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Last but not least there is Anna, another Brighton blogger along with Poppy. Anna is amazing because she is so put together, but also one of the least high maintenance people ever (just watch her wedding recap video). This comes across mostly in her YouTube videos where she posts two-to-three times a week. But of course, her personality rubs off on her blog as well. A lifestyle, beauty and fashion blogger, she produces great content with honest reviews and timely information. If you want an accurate review on makeup and clothing, go to The Anna Edit. If you need advice on how to make a capsule wardrobe that works for you, go to Anna. So well written and with such solid information to share, I’m sure you’ll love her work just as much as I do.

So those are the bloggers I’ve been loving and will probably continue to love for years to come. They all are such wonderful and empowering girl bosses and I’m glad they produce such awesome, fun and informative content. You should definitely check them out!

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