Monday, February 29, 2016

Obligatory Birthday Post (How to Get Free Stuff on YOUR Birthday)

Happy Birthday to me! Technically, my Birthday was the 25th but I like to consider it more of a birth-week really. Why limit the celebration to one day? We should all think bigger.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Makeup Highlighting 101 (A Glazed Donut Goddess Tutorial)

There is a new group that is growing in size everyday. It is the "Glazed Donut Goddesses" aka people who are embracing the wonderful world of highlighter. This is by far not a new trend but it is growing bigger than ever. People are now highlighting collar bones, necks, and even chest. Basically, anything you can give a glow WILL get a glow.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Whats in the Box: Birchbox Unboxing (#1) The Date Night Box

Hi and a very happy belated Valentines Day!

Today I'm going to be reviewing the Birchbox February Box that I received a couple of weeks ago. In case you do not know what Birchbox is, it is a subscription service for makeup, hair, and lifestyle products, where you pay $10 a month and in return receive a box in the mail with 5 different samples in it. These samples are based off your profile that you create where you tell them what kind of products you like, your skin type, your hair type, ect.

I have had a Birchbox subscription for 4 months now and I absolutely love it. Even when I get products I would not normally buy, I still have fun trying them out. This month's box has definitely been one of my favorites inside and out. It is following the theme of preparing for a Valentines date which I think is really cute and the box's minimal stick illustrations were totally up my alley.

Welcome to Fluent in Living

Hi to my followers new and slightly less new. I'm Mikayla and I just want to take the time to tell you a little bit about me and my blog.

I have finally decided to take the plunge and start my own lifestyle blog. I have been wanting to make a blog since I was 11 years old. Growing up, I was obsessed with magazines and always thought it would be so cool to have a blog where I could make my own mini-magazine about things I'm interested in. The problem with starting one up is that I'm a perfectionist and I wanted to have the look of my blog to be a certain way before I got started. Due to my lack of coding skill this took longer than expected, but I am happy to say with the help from some people who are way better at coding than me, I finally have a template that I can work with!

I have a few ideas I have been thinking about for a while now, but long story short I want this to be a place where I can talk about makeup, the thing I love to do, while also talking about other things like movies/tv shows, books, things I buy, and my life in general.

I want to end this first post by saying a little about myself, although I'm sure if you're seeing this you already know me. I'm a 20 year old college student who is currently studying to be a ASL interpreter. This means I spend a lot of time around deaf people and going to events involving deaf people. I have a boyfriend named Marshall who will pop up on here a lot because he is my best friend and we probably hang out a little too much, in fact he came up with the original name for the blog (theside-eye). I live in Ohio and I love it here 95% of the time. I work at a children's museum where I teach kid's about language. I probably watch every movie and tv show ever, it's a serious problem. The most important thing though is I've always been a creator. Whether its drawing, painting, writing, or decorating. I have a constant need to make this world a prettier place!

I changed the name of this blog to Fluent in Living because I just love finding little life hacks that make life easier and sometimes prettier.

That's a little about me! Feel free to look around and talk with me!