REVIEW: Function of Beauty

Let’s get straight to it – I have been struggling with my hair for a long time now. Despite my best efforts, I’ve had issue after issue and wasn’t sure I’d ever find relief. It started with dryness, my hair felt like starch and never really flowed like hair typically should. It just kinda hung there like two curtains on either side of my face. I tried using moisturizing shampoos with lots of avocado oil or shea butter, I can’t remember which. Nothing really helped. After a few weeks of that, it turned into a dry scalp. My head was constantly itchy and, I’m sorry to be blunt, literal flakes of my scalp was drifting from my hair at most times of the day. It was terrible! It wasn’t something I could hide either, so I would constantly duck into a bathroom or check myself in my phone to make sure there wasn’t any dead skin lying around (I’m so sorry).

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Morning Rituals – 4 Things I Cannot Start My Day Without

My mornings are the most important part of my day. They really set the tone for how the rest of my day will go, so it’s important that I take the time to wake up and prep my body and mind for the day ahead. When I started working full-time, I would spend every possible minute in bed until I absolutely had to get up and get ready. I would scroll and snooze right up until the point where I was actually going to be late if I didn’t get up. So slowly, slowly, over time I added a few things into my morning that would get me in the right headspace to have a happy, productive day. I’m hoping that by sharing my morning rituals, I can encourage and remind you to spend an extra few minutes focusing on yourself in the morning.

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Opening Myself Up To More

Honestly, I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for a long time now. Writing has been the undercurrent in my life, carrying me through the highest and lowest of tides. I’ve written professionally for newspapers and press releases, I’ve written fun short stories that will never see the light of day, and I’ve written in personal journals to clear my mind of anxiety (also will never see the light of day). It was always a good outlet for me, but recently as I’ve been immersed in adulthood and working full-time, I’ve felt like any creative outlet I used to indulge in had just…ceased to exist. My life has become so monotonous…waking up to go to work to come home to sleep, rinse and repeat. Cue the existential crisis!

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