Author: Bloom

There’s A Whole Flower In My Lipstick!

Usually that’s how it happens. There I am minding my own business, scrolling my Instagram feed or reading my favorite blogs to keep me updated on what’s new and now (shoutout to Refinery29 and The Zoe Report), and boom! O-M-G! What is this?! Off goes that little voice in my head that says something similar to life is short, buy the shoes, except this particular time-the voice said forget cute! There’s a whole flower in the damn lipstick! Is that a chrysanthemum?! It is. A real one. Annnddd, how did I not know about Winky Lux?!! Winky who? Ordering their Flower Balm lipstick was an easy buy. It sells itself. Then I saw their Matcha Lip Balm *also added to cart* I mean I can’t just buy one thing right? Hey. I know myself. As the title of this section on my blog admittedly says – I’m well aware that I buy stuff that I really don’t need just because it’s cute. This purchase is filed as such. The cool thing that I did read …

Issa No For 2019 New Year Resolutions

I’m sitting here thinking — does EVERY year call for new resolutions? I would think not. To be honest, if anything, I feel like I’m in new year’s resolution purgatory! Ok, maybe not quite purgatory [yikes], but, you get me. Every year, I pretty much set the same goals. And sure, they might be a little remixed but for the most part, they are your typical: I have to get my life together and get healthier because I don’t want to get diabeetus and high blood pressure; I have to lose ~40 lbs, I used to be so in shape!!; I want to get better about my finances, and save for the proverbial rainy day or in case my refrigerator dies like my Dad says; or I want to actively start dating a-gain. Followed by my friend and I toasting over happy hour cocktails agreeing we will try to go on AT LEAST five dates starting in January (as said in years 2015, 2017 and 2018); and finally I want to get serious about my …

Bloom’s Five Tips for Surviving a Not-So-Great Year

I guess if you’ve lived even a little bit of life, you’re bound to have a not so great year every once in a while.   You know those times when it seems like none of your prayers are getting answered, or when your life just seems very stagnant and filled with challenges, obstacles, and uncertainty? Or some how you’ve ended up back at square one though you feel you’ve done everything right but to no avail. Yeah, those times.   Well. As I’m reflecting over my 2018, I’m thinking it’s funny how life gives you perspective.  Like, what I used to call a sucky year mainly centered around my dating woes and inevitable eff-boy problems.  However, I realized this was the first year where I didn’t say one of the following statements: “Don’t fu-&%-ng call my phone anymore!” (followed by some number blocking, then unblocking just to see if he’ll reach out for Christmas, to blocking right after they do text, because I’m hella emotional and confused); or  “This isn’t working for me. *You …

Hiatus from Hell?

Bloomies!!! I have Missed. You. Guys. This is a real live post. No editing. No outline. No drafts.  I knew I wanted to write to you guys today, right now; catch you up a ‘lil bit on what’s been going with me, and get this Bloom Train back on the tracks. Nahhh’meaannn? It’s crazy how life works right? Not that long ago, I remember in 2016, I made a promise that if I revive my blog, I was going to post monthly no matter what.  After all, you must feed passion with consistency.  And I lived up to that promise. That is, up until last October. I mean there I was, happy and livin’, minding my own business and LIFE just said, “nah,” and hit me like YOU TOO COMFORTABLE. WAKE UP. And my life has not been the same since. To set the story up right, when I’m not writing I work a 9 to 5 as a government contractor. Anyone who knows anything about contracting – it’s a very fickle but cool professional space. …