I’ve been working on saving my money because I’ve been in the market to adopt a dog (which I finally did today!!! But shhh don’t tell my building, OR MY MOM, because neither of them knows.) But, as I’ve been doing this, I’ve become more conscious of my spending habits, especially when it comes to

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Sustainabilty & Me

So three months ago I graduated college, and then a month after that I was packing up and moving to New York to start an internship. While in college I had been pumping myself up to move to the city for a while because my mom had constantly been telling me the city was where

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Technologic

When you express a love for all things makeup, people will always come to you expecting you to have the answers. If the questions are about products, I usually can give my opinion without feeling like I’m talking in circles. However, recently I’ve been getting asked about one thing that I really have no idea

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The Age of the Influencer

I want to put a warning here that this post will probably seem like a hot mess before any sort of point comes about, but trust me, it’ll all make sense in the end I hope. So, let’s start with some background. The company I work for is planning some event thing. That’s about as

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Rise and Fall

As a business, profit is arguably what is always going to come first. New products are launched based on client demand simply because it will help drive revenues. Formulas are reinvented to counteract the complaints of clients in order to increase sales. Such is the life of a business in a world where money drives

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What Comes Next?

So, originally I had started this blog in conjunction with my senior year independent study for my studio art minor. However, I always intended it to go beyond that, which is why during the course of the independent study I did reflections on articles I found. However, it is now June, meaning my independent study

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Artist Statement and Exhibition Photos

The earliest known examples of animal testing date back to Early Greek physicians like Aristotle and Erasistratus. Since then, animals such as rats, rabbits, and guinea pigs have continuously been utilized for biomedical testing. These animals are selected because they all have biological similarities that mirror certain aspects of humans, including a similar immune system

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Completed Work #4

These posts were originally meant to be “work in progress” posts, but that quickly fell apart because I started adopting a process where I would complete a series of prints and then immediately start the next series, saving the assembly process for the very end. This worked out great in terms of time, but meant that

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Completed Work #3

This is the third series of works I created for my final collection, and this is one that I struggled with quite a bit. When I was deciding what cosmetic products I wanted to incorporate into my work I began by looking at what tests are actually run on animals during cosmetics testing. A lot

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