Hello Arcona; Goodbye subpar skincare! 

Hello everyone!  So I think I can speak for just about everybody when I say we are pretty familiar with the basic, cookie cutter, three step skincare systems.  The problem with these skincare systems is that most of us don’t have cookie cutter skin or skincare concerns.  As someone who has tried just about every…

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Beauty in the Burgh: featuring The KTHOM Beauty Boutique!

Where do I even begin?  Well it all starts about three years ago during a night downtown where I crossed paths with Kyle for the first time.  We engaged in conversation about occupation and various pleasantries upon meeting one another.  What stood out to me about Kyle was that he was especially outgoing and passionate…

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Things I’m discovering as a 20-something.

Now I’m horrible at listening to my own advice.  I’m also horrible at listening to other people’s advice.  I’m a winner, I know.  That’s pretty much the point of this blog post. I discovered all of these things myself by trials and failures throughout 23 years.  Here are some recurring lessons in my life (and…

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Oh my Lana! 

Lana Del Rey.  The embodiment of beautiful, and tragic.  The seductress has a mystique surrounding her that is anything but ordinary.  Enveloped in an aura of dark, sexual, melancholic tones, her music speaks volumes.  It’s music that doesn’t just have a catchy hook, but dark and beautiful lyrics.  Each of her albums follow a separate theme…

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Day trip to Ohiopyle!

Ohiopyle is one of the best places to day trip to if you are in the Pittsburgh or surrounding area!  I try to go at least once every year because it truly is my happy place.  There are many activities to partake in especially in these upcoming months (May, June, July, and even August).  There is biking,…

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Tape-in hair extensions! (Seamless hair extensions)

I just had my tape-in extensions removed today so I thought it would be fitting to do a full review!  So I started out in January with dirty blonde, fine, thin, very straight hair.  I was really looking for a change since my hair has been blonde for about two years now and very fine…

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A love forged in Heaven

I long for a love so deep, that the oceans themselves become green with envy A love so gracious, so limitless A love with not condition nor boundary   A love forged in forgiveness   A love so true, the angels will sing When two bodies become one A beautiful life it shall bring A love more definite…

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Retin-A (tretinoin)

Retin-A has been a gift from God to me.  As mentioned in a previous blog post I have battled with my troubled skin for a very long time (roughly 10 years).  I have tried everything–and I mean everything.  I have tried just about every face wash on the market, birth control pills, minocycline pills (from…

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LUSH Skincare! 

Hey everyone!  So as most of you (who are probably closer to me) know, I have struggled with my skin for quite some time!  I have searched the ends of the earth to find a remedy for my troubled skin.  While I greatly depend on Retin A to keep my skin in line, I also…

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Pressures

Like carbon monoxide, it creeps slowly and quietly into every aspect of our lives.  When you graduate high school they ask: “Are you going to college?”, quite often followed by “Where are you going to college?”.  After college they ask: “When will you get a job?”.  If you don’t have a significant other, they ask if you date or…

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