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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Photography Posing Guide | How To Take Better Instagram Pictures

I wish I could say I’m a natural in front of the camera, but that’s unfortunately not true. My parents once had to threaten me with a grounding so I’d smile for family photos, and I still grimaced in all of them. Thankfully, I’ve made some progress, but I know what it’s like to feel awkward when posing for pictures. Wondering how to take better Instagram pictures? My update photography photo guide is here, and I hope it’ll help you out.

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Target Fall Clothes | Target Women’s Plus Size | Target Dressing Room Session

If you’ve been wondering why my blog has gone mostly silent, good question. I went from posting several times a week to throwing a post up every once in a while without intending to! I’m trying to get back on track, but October has been nearly as busy with non-blogging things as September.

My last try-on session did surprisingly well — I seriously didn’t think anyone would read my ramblings about what I liked and didn’t like from Nordstrom’s annual sale, but based on the positive feedback I received, I knew I wanted to do another. I’ve been putting it off, but my sweet friend Lattes with Liz convinced me to just go for it! I absolutely love Target’s fall clothing, so I stopped in to shop and see what I’d like.

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