My 1 Year Blogging Anniversary🎉

Without even realizing it fully, my one year blogging anniversary has come and gone. I wasn’t sure I wanted to write a full post on it, so I screenshot a few pics of the memory on Facebook and the WordPress app. The more I thought on it, I wanted to make this post so I can better explain my why. Why I got into blogging, YouTube and being an Influencer.

One Year Ago

A year ago I had just got more comfortable being a stay at home mother. I felt like me being home wasn’t good enough. I needed to find something I could do for me. Something that made me happy outside of my family. I got a part time job at Torrid…that I quit the same day haha! For one they didn’t respect that I couldn’t work yet due to health reasons after having my son, and while I thought I’d love it… being there didn’t make me happy. I missed my babies.

Melanin Mommie

If you’re one of my day one blog readers, you know that my original blog was called Melanin Mommie. I wanted to show my creativity as far as beauty and share my parenting ups and downs. I loved it. I’ve always loved writing and I’ve kept quite a few diaries and was even in Journalism in school! This was feeling more and more like what I wanted to do. I didn’t know that their were people actually making money from blogging at the time, but this was fun. It was creative. It was starting to be my passion.

Growth

After looking into how to take blogging more seriously, I went through a major revamp. Changing the name and general direction of my blog. Neverchilllynn was my very first Twitter handle before I completely deleted all of my social media when I was going through major life changes. I felt like it was only right to continue where I had left off by using the same name.

Loving My Path

While I’m in no way a blogging expert, I’ve learned so much from this community. I feel so blessed that I have so many amazing people rooting for me, whenever there have been times I haven’t even been rooting for myself. The blogging community has taught me so much about writing, my creativity and where I see myself in life! This blog has grown so much and I never expected it to. I’m so thankful for everyone who has believed in me and love my content!

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My Hush Wishlist 👛

Hush is an LA based affordable and trendy beauty site! They literally have every kind of product you could ever dream of on the site! I’ve been eyeing this company for a while, but haven’t been able to make a purchase with our moving date approaching so quickly ( I know, I know. I’ll get to that another day). So today I thought I’d share my wishlist!

Website

As you can see, they have a cute pastel website with easy to navigate menus. The menus have a tone of categories to help you find what you need.

Hush App

The Hush app, which you can downloaded for IOS here is also super easy to navigate and even has a personalized section based on past orders or browsing! Here I also showed the section for your wishlist!

My Wishlist

The Royals Eyeshadow palette is super stunning and a seemingly dead on dupe for the ABH Modern Renaissance palette! For $10 as opposed to the $40+ for the ABH palette, how could you not want to try it out!

The NYX eyebrow gel has been around for so long. I’ve heard nothing but great reviews, and would love to switch up my brow products to give this a shot!

I’ve never used a primer oil before. Being an oily girl it’s something I should probably steer away from. But, It’s certainly intriguing and I’d love to give it a go!

Since changing my lifestyle to Vegan I’d like to eventually be cruelty free for beauty products as well! This would be a fresh addition to my collection.

I’ve recently been getting more and more into skin care, and haven’t found an eye cream I’d like. I’ve heard good reviews for the elf illuminating eye cream.

Last but not least is the Milani matte lip cream in Loved. It’s a beautiful shade very different than any I have, plus I’ve never tried their lip products so it would be a fist as well!

Have you shopped at Hush before? Thoughts?

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*Review* Shop Miss A : a2o Spectrum Highlighter in Rose Quartz Blush


Hello my lovelies! Today I will be reviewing the a2o Spectrum Highlighter in Rose Quartz Blush. I picked this up from Shop Miss A for $5.00. It is currently on the site for $2.50, so if you love what you see after this review you should totally pick it up! Lets hop right in shall we?

Pigment

As we have already gone over the price, the next thing to hit is this products overall pigment. In the swatches below, you will see both a finger and brush swatch. The swatches do not appear to be very pigmented, BUT if you take into account that this highlighter builds wonderfully you wont even care about the actual swatches.

Application

I have used this highlighter with a large fan brush, and with my finger for the tip of my nose and bridge of my nose and have not one complaint. The only negative is the kickback, or fallout, is very overwhelming. But for the price what can you expect.

Overall

I love this pink toned highlighter! I would also recommend it to any of my fair skin toned readers who don’t mind a little shimmer in their blush. This is also a very close dupe for the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Rose ($48.00). I give this highlighter a 10/10 and it has very quickly become one of my favorite highlighters for a no makeup makeup day!

 

What are your thoughts on this highlighter or this line from Shop Miss A?

 

Till next time,

Lynn XOXO

 

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🍂My Favorite Fall Go-To Lip Combo 💋


Fall is here to stay, and my favorite part about it is bold but season appropriate makeup! This time, I’m sharing my ultimate fall lip combo using none other than Kylie Cosmetics OG Metal Matte lipsticks in the shades Reign and King K. Kylie has released two newer Metal Matte lippies in the shades Dancer and Kymajesty. Kymajesty has been discontinued, but had a lot of negative feedback due to its lack of pigment. There were also a lot of complaints from customers saying that their lipsticks came poorly packaged or even halfway empty. Dancer was released with the Christmas collection and remains on the site.

Price


Kylies Metal Matte lipsticks will run you $18.00 plus tax. This is a great price point for her demographic. Compared to similar lines like Beauty Bakerie where a single Lip Whip, as they call their liquid lipsticks, will run you $20.00 Kylies price fits right in!

Pros


These Beautiful lipsticks are super opaque and dry down to a semi matte finish. Both have amazing pigment, and do not settle into those pesky fine lines you may have in your lips.

Cons

The cons are small, but need to be mentioned. The lipsticks are advertised as a Metal Matte…which simply is inaccurate at best. These don’t dry down to a completely matte finish which doesn’t bother me, but I know it is something a prospective buyer would like to know. My only other con is the fact its Kylie Jenner. I know a lot of people refuse to support the Jenner/Kardashian family and that is perfectly fine. I’ve also stated before that I will not be purchasing from her again as I feel like she doesn’t really listen to her fan base and customers and that’s just not a person I want to give my hard earned money to.


These liquid lipsticks together create the perfect bold, but Autumn appropriate, ombre` lip!

What is your favorite go to lippie for the Fall? let me know in the comments!

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