15th Blogiversary giveaway: Your New Favorite Face SPF For Urban Environments

Jamie holding Shiseido SPF For Urban Environments

It’s hard to believe it, but today marks my blog’s 15th anniversary (“blogiversary,” if you will).  As I’m sitting here typing up this post and prepping the giveaway with Shiseido’s SPF For Urban Environments (don’t worry- getting to that below, lol), I’m honestly just SO appreciative of everything that this blog has given me over the past 15 years. From the ability to share my honest thoughts, opinions and favorite products with strangers to the job opportunities both in the writing and marketing worlds. I’ve also made REAL friends that I never would’ve met or bonded with if not for this silly little website I started on a late night whim. This blog will forever be a part of my foray into adulthood and it also served as a creative outlet for me during some really hard times in my life.

(Yes, the tears are streaming now).

15th Blogiversary giveaway: Your New Favorite Face SPF For Urban Environments

Reflecting on my life since I started this blog on April 6, 2009…well, let’s just say I never would’ve predicted that I’d end up where I am now and, quite honestly, I’m really, really happy that I still get to do what I love AND the way my life has turned out…and I owe a big part of that to not only this blog, but also to YOU GUYS.

I’ll never be the influencer with half a million followers on IG and I’m ok with that.

I have all of you. Some of whom have been reading this blog since 2009 (!), and that truly just warms my heart with joy.  To those readers – I’m honored that we got to “grow up” together.  Thank you for all your support over the last 15 years.

To new/newish readers – thank you for trusting me when there are soooo many other voices that you could trust instead.

P.S. don’t forget to check back every day this week (Monday – Saturday) for a new giveaway every day.

I’m really just a ball fall of love right now and I’m excited to share today’s giveaway with one my ALL-TIME FAVORITE brands, Shiseido!


Things Making Me Happy: 3.15.21

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Things Making Me Happy: 3.15.21

Hi friends!

Last week was my birthday and so, because of that, I felt like taking a mini vacation (and did!).  Honestly, I did the bare minimum work-wise for the first time in a LONG time and it felt amazing.  This whole pandemic really just made me appreciate the value of days off and time away, you know?  I hope your week is off to a great start…here are a few things making me happy right now…


Things Making Me Happy: 3.1.21

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Hi friends!

It’s been awhile, I know.  Truthfully I needed to take a little break last month…it’s just been a LOT dealing with the sale of my dad’s condo (even harder being 3,000 miles away while doing so), among other things like a little thing called COVID quarantine, etc.  You know- just fun times! (This is sarcasm because you always have to laugh).

That said, it’s a new month…my birthday month and a month that feels like a bit of a fresh start for me, in many ways.  I don’t know about you guys, but I always love when a new month starts on a Monday, right? 🙂

Have a great week and make sure to subscribe to my email newsletter so you don’t miss any of the March content!