Under Construction

What’s up guys! Re-branding my site and also adding some services that I finally decided to start offering. Can wait for you guys to see what I’m up to and possibly work with some of you guys in the future!¬† ūüôā

 

 

 

This Page is Under Construction

 

TLA Sign

Summer Recap 2018

I’ve been missing in action as usual! But that doesn’t mean that I don’t love you! I have recorded quite a few videos and just never posted them…….life of a hard-working woman lol. So I’m going to get you up to speed with a few summer recaps just before fall!

Speaking of fall, what type of content would you guys like to see? Comment down below!

 

 

 

TLA Sign

Start a Blog in 15 Minutes or Less for FREE!

Happy 3 Year blog-a-versary! Yes, guys, it has officially been 3 years since I started this blog. The fact that I have made it this long is truly amazing! Am I as consistent as I set out to be? No,……No, I’m not, but I’m learning every day and excited about the progress I have made. In celebration of such an accomplishment. I will show you guys how to start a blog for FREE and it should take less than 15 minutes!

 

When you start a blog, people assume that everything has to be perfect and that is the biggest LIE out there! A blog does not have to be perfect for you to get started! It is much better to start and fix things as you go than to never try at all! LET’S GET TO IT!!

 

free blog

 

Helpful or Personal:

What are you doing this for? Do you want to help/entertain people or do you just want to have a fun hobby to do in your spare time? It’s important to know what you’re trying to accomplish when starting a blog. Don’t¬†worry about it being a permanent thing, you can always change your mind! I have changed my set up so many times I’m almost ashamed lol. But its all trial and error don’t be afraid to try and try again! If you want to use this blog to display your talents, or just talk about whatever is on your mind at the time, do it! this is your blog and there is no right or wrong way to do this! But knowing what you’re trying to accomplish helps your viewers know what to expect as well as keep you organized.

What’s in a name?:

This is probably the hardest part of the entire process, trying to pick a unique name that you will love forever. I suggest picking something that’s simple, yet catchy and easy for users to find. Something like shesocuteandfineyoubestbelieveit ,¬†may be really cute and clever, but most likely you’re not going to like it in a few months and it would be extremely hard for users to find you. Stick with simple yet catchy names. Your blog name should represent you and what your trying to do.

Research

Once you have decided on a name do a quick Google/social media search of that name to see if anyone already has it. If no one has that name you are good to go. If someone has already taken that name, then its back to the drawing board. You may not have to change the name completely just figure out how to make it your own.

Social media

Once¬†you have a name. Go and create your social media for whatever platforms you plan on using. That way all of you social media matches and users can easily find you. That Life Adri is my name across all of my social media. It’s all cohesive so whatever platform you may be using you can find me! This can be done before you even start the blog, that way the name is already secured before someone else comes up with the same Idea you have.

socialmedia.png

 

Pick your poison!

So to start your free blog  you have a few options to chose from but the most popular FREE options are:

  • Blogger.com
  • WordPress.com

both of these are awesome places to start. When I started I actually used both so I could see which one I like better. I ended up going with WordPress¬†just because it had more options in regards to the page set up. WordPress has many upgrade¬†options once you get comfortable with what you’re doing. Both options are super easy to use and again I say absolutely FREE! I mean what’s better than FREE?

(Optional Sidenote: Now if you want to spend just a little money. You could purchase your domain name. is honestly shouldn’t cost any more than 30 bucks if that. What is a domain name? it is the name of your blog. When you purchase your domain your blog will then become bombfuckingnameyoupicked.com….. instead of ….. bombfuckingnamedyoupicked.wordpress.com or bombfucikingnamedyoupicked.blogspot.com.

You do NOT have to purchase a domain to have a blog! especially if you’re just getting started. Now if you decide that you want to be serious about blogging then, by all means, purchase the domain but it is not necessary for beginners. )

 

Once you have picked your blogging platform you are ready to go! Set up your site (which is super simple) and start sharing with the world!

 

Tell the world!

The last and final step… tell your friends and family! Family and friends are normally your number one supporters. That doesn’t mean everyone will be supportive and that’s okay. But the ones that are will most definitely build your following.

 

fam

 

I bet you thought this was going to be hard! Literally, it is so simple that you have no excuse to as to why you haven’t gotten started. Start and be great damn it!

 

If you have any additional questions be sure to leave a comment below! Just know that I will post more about this topic throughout the year and go further into depth. I did this simple post because some people honestly don’t realize how easy starting a blog really is.

 

 

 

TLA Sign

 

 

 

 

 

Current Drug Store Favorites

Welcome back, guys! If you are new here, thanks for taking the time to check me out and I hope that you become apart of the TLA family.

I’ve recently decided to go on a small skin care journey and just like most of you, I was not willing to spend a whole lot of money… At least not right away… My skin was having some minor issues due to the holidays just ending. Eating terrible and not drinking enough water really caught up with me. Struggle face doesn’t¬†even describe¬†how bad it was lol. Luckily I came across some trusty drugstore brands, got a routine together and the healing process began. I’ve come across to super simple but amazing drugstore cleansing products that got my face back right!

Once my face cleared, I felt comfortable enough to make a few make-up purchases without the fear of further irritating my skin. If you guys would like a post of my simple drugstore skincare routine let me know in the comments below. For now let just jump right into my current drugstore favorites.¬† ( for my non-readers scroll down below and click the line ūüôā )

 

 

drug3

 

This Cetaphil Gentle¬†Foaming Cleanser is perfect for sensitive skin. It gets deep into pores and leaves your face super clean. It doesn’t¬†feel dry and tight afterward like a lot of facial washes normally do.

 

drugs5

This blemish control scrub for St. Ives is bomb! Washes away dead skin and gives your pores an intense clean. You can visibly¬†see brighter skin after using this scrub. Also, a little bit goes a long way with this scrub! I’ve¬†had this scrub for a few months now (hints why the picture looks so dingy lol) and I have barely put a dent in the product.

 

drug7

This St. Ives oatmeal mask, that also doubles as a scrub, is the perfect last step to any wash routine. This mask leaves your¬†face as smooth as a baby’s bottom! Not to mentions that it smells amazing!

 

drug4

This Cetaphil¬†moisturizing lotion literally works PERFECT with my sensitive/ combinations skin. It doesn’t¬†leave my¬†face all greasy and sticky.¬† I love how smooth and soft this makes my¬†skin feel. My face feels like it can actually breathe with this lotion.

 

drug6

Now, this bad boy I use at night! This St. Ives Timeless¬†skin moisturizer literally does what it says. When I wake up in the morning¬†I can literally see the difference. I don’t¬†have fine lines or wrinkles as of yet but I do look visibly¬†refreshed when I use this moisturizer. #obsessed

 

drug2

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (oily skin) for the WIN!. SIS! YOU! NEED! THIS! I have been struggling for YEARS trying to remove all of my make up without taking all freaking night. I had tried everything from wipes to coconut oil. This cleansing water almost literally cleans off all your make up in one swipe! This has changed my life!

 

drug10

Looking for a cheap setting spray that doesn’t dry your skin off your face. Look no further! This Refresh hydrating setting spray by Kokie professionals does the trick! Everything stays in place while adding just enough moisture so that your face doesn’t feel stiff as a board lol.

 

drug8

By now everyone should know that Maybelline¬†Fit me is the truth when it comes to drugstore foundations. If you don’t know now ya know! You can accomplish most “beat to the GAWDS” looks with this foundation for a fraction of the price of big name brands.

 

drug9

Maybelline back at it again with yet another staple in my makeup collection and it just came out! Total Temptation Brow pencil is what best friends are made of. It so simple and easy to use that I told my brow waxing lady GOODBYE! lol

 

drug11

I don’t know how it is for you guys but the struggle is real when it comes to red lipsticks. I can never find the right shade. They are always too bright or so dark it shouldn’t even be considered red. Velvet Mousse from Hard Candy in the color Tulip has totally won my heart. Its matte but it doesn’t leave your lips dry and it doesn’t transfer as much as I thought it would. I love this so much that when I decided to do a giveaway (wink, wink) This might be the first thing I throw in there.

 

That’s it, guys! I hope you guys enjoy my favorites! Tell me some of your favorite drugstore items in the comments below! I’m always down to try new products! And as always click the link below to watch¬† ūüôā

 

 

TLA Sign

 

Disclaimer: This post does have affiliate links and I earn a small commission from these links. You are not obligated to purchase any of these items what-so-ever. I used these products each and every day, and all opinions are extremely honest. I would never recommend anything that I do not use personally!

Spring Haul 2018|Fashion Nova, Burlington & Forever 21

Spring is finally here! Good god, it feels like it has taken forever to get here! It has still been relatively¬†cold in Atlanta. Hopefully, this will be the last cold front and I can finally break out my freaking flip flops! With spring finally arriving its the perfect excuse to buy a few new items. I didn’t¬†go too crazy but I was in desperate need of some new jeans. So I ended¬†up with 6 pairs of new jeans but surprisingly¬†it wasn’t as expensive as you would think. I think I picked some really good pieces for an awesome price.¬† I’m¬†gonna show you guys a few of my favorite items from this spring haul. As always for my folks who’d rather not read the haul video is posted down below ūüôā

 

The first item is actually a set. You probably me saw me wear this in Cali’s birthday video. This purple jogging suit set is so cute and super comfortable. It resembles an Adidas jogging suit but of course much cheaper. This is a great transitional option from winter to spring. Now that I have finally posted this on the blog I’m probably gonna wear this a lot now¬† lol (Fashion¬†Nova)

spring2

 

 

This next piece is also a transitional piece. Its a sweater but in crop top form. I  just love the puff sleeves on this shirt, allowing you to be a little extra without going too far lol. Even though it shows your belly its perfect for this crazy Atlanta weather. Especially when its 28 degrees in the morning and 65 by the afternoon! (Forever 21)

spring1

 

This striped crop top is everything with the straight up 70’s vibes.¬† Its super soft and the little tie in the front really makes the shirt ready for not just spring but summer as well. As a person with bigger boobs, a really appreciate how well this shirt was made! (Fashion Nova)

spring3

 

Last but not least, My favorite item of the haul! This freaking bodysuit that says “Glow’d Up” is ready to serve the street sis! This is the first bodysuit I have ever bought and let me tell you I was not disappointed¬†at all! This piece did scare me a bit because the side boob on the model was REAL. But it wasn’t¬†that bad for me. This top is perfect for those days you wanna be ultra¬†sexy but wanna be chilled at the same time. this top can be dressed up or down. (Fashion Nova)

spring4

 

What is your springtime style? Is it more casual or super extra? I would love to know in the comments below.

If you wanna see the rest of my haul just click the youtube video below!

 

TLA Sign