I’m Victoria, I’m turning 30 this year, and it’s time to shake things up a little bit.

I’ve been blogging over at Beauty Out Loud for the last 4 years, covering my favorite, makeup, nail polish, skincare, and subscription box products. In October of 2014, my mom passed away really suddenly, and all of a sudden I questioned a lot of things in my life. Over the past two years, I’ve mulled over creating a separate blog for my interests outside of Beauty Out Loud.

So here I am. Starting a new project, not knowing how well it’s going to go.

Here you’ll find beautiful and not-so-beautiful things about my life. But I want to be as honest and up-front about that as I can. Life has some gritty parts, and it’s all about processing those gritty parts and maybe even realizing you’re not alone.

Besides all that, I live in the wonderful city of Columbus, Ohio, with my 2 cats, Sheldon and Patsy, and my boyfriend, Brad. I’ve got both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, and have been studying for the LSAT in hopes I can take it in October.

I love coffee and makeup and nail polish and Asian skincare. Fountain pens and special paper and bullet journaling and Instagram.

Welcome, thanks for spending some of your day with me!