Oversharing On Social Media: What Does Authenticity Look Like?

I don’t start conversations with, “Hi, my name is Ayana and I’m chronically anxious, but it’s something thing thousands of strangers know about me. I’ve been incredibly open about my experiences with generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder in the past, but my view about authenticity and oversharing on…

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Cyber Monday Scoop: My Favorite Christmas Decorations Sales

Black Friday is great, but it involves leaving your house — and let’s be real, who has the energy to do that? I love Cyber Monday because I get to shop Christmas decorations sales from the comfort of my couch, which is hard to beat. It’s also great because I’m a…

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Garnier Micellar Water Is Perfect If You’re Low-Maintenance – Here’s Why

Note: This post is a paid partnership with Garnier USA and Her Campus Media. All thoughts are my own.  Friends, I’m not one for beauty routines — I’m actually embarrassingly lazy when it comes to my hair and skin. I always say that I trust professionals more than I trust…

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XO, Ayana Turns 1 | My Take On How To Start A Blog

I’m always big on anniversaries, but this one has me emotional. This little corner of the internet represents so much to me, and I’ve had Nov. 17 circled on my calendar for a few months. To celebrate one year of blogging, I’m sharing more about what motivated me to start…

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Lash Extensions Review | Lash Spa Studio Tampa

In case y’all didn’t know, I’m a total scaredy cat and hate commitment without A LOT of preparation, which is why it’s amazing that I somehow ended up with three tattoos. Even though I haven’t ever gotten permanent or semi-permanent treatments, I’ve always wondered about lash extensions — I hate how clumpy my mascara gets. When Lash Spa Studio in South Tampa invited me in, my response was heck yes.

I had a ton of questions — I hate how tired my eyes feel when I wear false eyelashes, so I needed my lash extensions to be gorgeous without feeling uncomfortable or inconvenient. Tallia from Lash Spa Studio assured me that I’d be in good hands, so I went in with an open mind and was super excited with the results.

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