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beauty

a lady of the evening's nails

when i was a teenager, my father once joked that my freshly painted red nails made me look like a “lady of the evening” which i only realized later on meant “whore.” i imagine that any color would have offended his sensibilities, but that’s his journey!

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how to cheat at nail art

wow, friends, would you look at that incredible nail art - the colors, the variation in style and shapes! they’re all so different, but yet it works somehow?

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some things that are helping me get through october

i just read through 3 months of magazine subscriptions and realized that i'm long overdue on sharing some lifestyle happenings on this, my lifestyle blog. september brought everyone an extra amount of bullshit that we're still seeming to process on top of what october's been bringing our way. i wanted to take some time to talk about some things that have not been disappointing or stressing me out.

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finally, a classic smoky eye tutorial that works for my down-turned, hooded eyes

compared to my lifestyle blogging peers, i am fairly new to Makeup, but i’ve been having lots of fun with it over the quarantine, both by putting it on and also watching how other folks put it on. it’s truly an art form and a great medium for creative expression. but there are so many different kinds of faces that it's hard to find an eye look that works for me.

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ayyy i‘m walking (more) here!!

i’ve been on this journey over the past month or so to recreate routines so i can get back into them and adapt to this pandemic vs. wait for a “normal” that’s not gonna happen.

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how is this for "aesthetic"

over the weekend i did some gel nail art for the first time! to show it off, i’m taking a detour from my usual invisible handjob manicure pose and instead including a little slice of my kitchen–which doubles as my "day office."

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