The Ordinary: An Honest Review

I did not panic buy toilet paper during quarantine. Instead, I panic bought skincare products from The Ordinary. Now, several months, many frustrations, and a couple of empty bottles later, I can talk about their effectivity with some sort of authority. NOTE: my skin can tolerate A LOT of actives that others might find too…

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A Fleeting Connection

New York City, late March. It has just snowed earlier in the week, and dry cold seeped through my old coat and deep into my bones. I made the acquaintance of an Australian girl, and together we braved the metro system at 11pm just so we could see the skyline at night. We talked about…

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Meditation Series

I’ve been trying for a while to get into meditation. I mean, I seem to be the kind of person meditation would be perfect for: mind going a thousand miles an hour, restless, too many interests, not nearly enough focus. And yet my brain just can’t seem to get the hang of it. It’s not…

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Scrolled too Far Back

While debating whether or not I should take a digital detox, I scrolled too far down my own instagram feed (admit it; you do it too from time to time.) Instagram became my second journal when I wasn’t looking, a more polished version of the thoughts that constantly run through my mind. Some of these…

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Little Victories for 2020

Lately, I have been thinking of the way my surrender will take shape this year. From the wildly outrageous (an explosive and tragically short fling in Italy; a modeling contract; a shade of blonde that actually suits my skin tone) to the more mundane (a side hustle doing product and marketing photography; even more time…

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Flexible About Your Methods

On my Facebook, I gleefully announced that I was watching Hamilton, which prompted a barrage of comments such as “omg so jealous!” and “I wish I was you!!” Well… I have a confession to make: Yes, I watched Hamilton. For free. Three times. (it could’ve been four times, but I was so burned out from…

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