For the past five years, I have applied EVERY SINGLE YEAR to be a Revolve Ambassador, and for five years, I have been rejected. Finally, this year I was invited to join this elite group of influencers, and I was so ecstatic! Simply getting to this point was a full-on test of patience and persistence in and of itself. I have shopped and shared Revolve for many years as part of my quality-over-quantity fashion ambitions. Everything I have ever bought from Revolve has been on trend and top quality – even if it means it costs a little bit more.
As Fall is one of my favorite fashion seasons, I am thrilled to share my latest Revolve splurges. You can also keep up with my favorites here.
Chicks and Salsa may be the longest ‘job’ I have held. 296 blog posts and 1240 Instagram posts later, here we are! Starting my own small business in 2016 has led to many meaningful opportunities. I have fostered relationships crafted 100% by hard work, consistency, and you all – my readers, followers, friends, and family. Thank you to many of you who were there when I started and are still here. I see you, and I appreciate you.
Starting Chicks and Salsa was always about learning. Learning to write, learning to network, learning to create, learning to be vulnerable, and learning to commit. It was about so much more than the clothes, the makeup, and the events. It was about finding my tribe in person and online; it was about learning by DOING.
I made my first website, created my first LLC, learned photography essentials, and took numerous courses online to learn the in’s and out’s of ‘having a blog.’ Since starting, things have changed, and Instagram‘s influence on our e-commerce culture has skyrocketed. We also have TikTok as a new place to learn new things and find inspiration. Every few months, there are new things to keep up with and learn. I love the variety that creating Chicks and Salsa offers; it is flexible and ever-evolving.
In 2018, I launched MVP Media, a social media management company that has allowed me to convert what I do for Chicks and Salsa for small brands and businesses. To date, I have worked for dozens of companies to help elevate their social media presence.
When I had the opportunity to stay at a boutique hotel within walking distance of Ponce City Market, I had to say yes! Not only is that part of Atlanta one of my favorite places (see my other favorites here), but boutique hotels also offer a unique experience that you don’t find at some bigger chains.
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Here are five reasons to visit and/or stay at Hotel Clermont:
The Rooftop– with top shelf views, #goldenhour from the rooftop of the Hotel Clermont was so scenic. Location– The property is a short 5-minute walk to @poncecitymarket and the super fun #atlantabeltline. Great Service and Staff– Hello, complimentary cocktails when you check in; need I say more?!? Comfortable Beds– Getting a good night’s rest is important to me on my weekend getaways, and I was not disappointed! VIBES– This boutique property hits all the vintage vibes from its lobby to its bar, lounges, and rooms! I loved every single corner. I will be back! Check out @hotelclermont in Atlanta for your next weekend spot.
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If you are reading this post, there is a good chance that you are female, over 27 years old, maybe a mom, and need some serious grooming. If the last two years have taught me anything, it is how to take care of business (aka my eyebrows) myself. After not going to the salon for threading for over a year, I saved a lot of time, but I also saved a lot of money by problem-solving my brows.
About three years ago, I got micro-blading done (see the photos and full post here), and until I can get them re-done by the same aesthetician, I have been using these four tools to keep up with my brows.
I have talked to many of my friends and we all agree that even our eyebrows thin out over time. I fill mine in daily with this pencil by Benefit (#5) to combat thinning eyebrows.
Many other pencils on the market have similar colors and price points, but not all of them last as long as this one does. After testing them all for you, this one is the clear winner. It also doubles up as a quick eyeliner if need be; try it!
Speaking of tweezers, this CALA set is by far the sharpest and most precise tweezer set I have ever used! I used to use Tweezerman until I discovered these; now, I keep a set in my car, too, for touch-ups on the go.
I own about five of these! My tweens use the Flawless to groom their eyebrows and upper lip. Even my husband has used it! It is the easiest and most painless way to remove unwanted hair on the face quickly. Add this to your cart and keep it in your car; it will come in handy!
I hope this post delivers on something you need to put your best face forward every day. For more of my favorites on Amazon, check out my storefront!
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