Beauty Bit, Pigmented

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

Lipstick is my vice. Anything that has to do with the lips, like liners, lipsticks, glosses, balms, butters, primers, you name it, I love it! When it comes to makeup, what you do with the lips anchors the whole look it can also make or break your makeup look too. Lately I've been on the hunt for lip liners, I treat lip liners as my lip primer. I find it to be the best base for a great lip- focused look and it also enhances the color of any lipstick. Some lip liners are decadent enough to wear alone, like a crayon for your lips! I've recently found some liners to make me realize why I love lip products from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics! 


Fashion Festival

Photos by Kevin Smith
After years and years of music festivals, I know exactly what I like to wear to them and what I don't like. The idea of less being more, is actually very appealing to me, I take my minimalism serious and infuse it with a bit of the free spirited bohemian inside of me! Not only that, but I like to be inspired by my past travels and musical influences. This time, I'm introducing a pop of color especially with my new favorite crop top by Primark. So here is my new take on festival dressing in collaboration with Primark, inspired by a few of my recent musical concerts because fashion and music go hand in hand for me! It's a must that I be able to dance the night away in whatever I'm wearing! 



Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

We all encounter it, well maybe not the few genetically blessed, blemishes! Yes, the horrible B word! And unfortunately, it can be caused by literally anything from the foods we eat to the things that come in touch with our faces, it can be quite inevitable. Nothing like the gleam of a pimple to make our days go from great to worse and then it's the scarring that happens right after it too. The scarring happens especially when we, pick at the blemish, i'm guilty of that! Luckily, in the skincare world there's always something to help with our woes. Sure you can schedule a dermabrasion or laser resurfacing but it will cost a pretty penny plus some major down time. I've recently tried an at home, three step scar treatment that could be considered even better than a trip to your dermatologist! 


What My Mother Taught Me...

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

Mothers, we all have them and over the years, I've learned so much from my mother. The older I get, the more I realize she's been right about a lot of things. Mothers are full of knowledge and life lessons, from the time I could remember to present day me, I've been learning from her since! This holiday expands to so many categories, women who don't have children but nurture all of those around them, women who want children but are struggling to achieve that, women who lost a child, women who help other women be better moms, women who are  single moms and don't have significant others to help the kids tell them,"Happy Mother's Day!" I'll admit it, my mother is my rock and the best Teacher that I have ever grasped knowledge from.


Raising Confidence

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti circa 2010

I've written before about what confidence is, and what makes me feel confident. Confidence is a combination of a natural asset and a learned skill. Everyone has situations when they have to put in some effort to be more confident. Even people who are confident most of the time experience things that make them feel shy or nervous. Learning to be more confident can be harder as an adult. So it's important to encourage confidence in children. Of course, every child is different. Some will find it easier to put themselves out there than others. If you want to raise a confident child, here are some tips to do so. Full disclosure, I don't have children but I feel that you don't need kids to know what's right and what's wrong.