Category Archives: Personal

Dating In LA: Tinder Horror Stories (Reading My Messages) | Video

Tinder Stories

Today I’m switching things up and doing a more personal video- which I look forward to doing more of soon! I use Tinder a lot to meet guys and (hopefully) try to date. Not sure how it’s going to work out, but at least I get some funny messages to entertain the world with…

Do you use dating apps? What’s the strangest thing you’ve heard?

Sleep Solutions Featuring RESCUE Sleep Liquid Melts

Sleep Tips Solutions featuring Bach Rescue Sleep Liquid Melts Natural Sleep Aid

I, like many others have issues falling asleep. I think it’s due to the fact that I’m somewhat of a night owl and can’t seem to get off of my phone for a long period of time.

I was introduced to RESCUE Sleep Liquid Melts ($9.99) recently, and they have made falling asleep that much easier! These homeopathic melts were developed my a doctor to help you stress less and sleep easier. They also have RESCUE Pearls, Gum & Pastilles for natural stress relief. They are available at CVS, Walgreens, Whole Foods, and Sprouts in the U.S.- I couldn’t find the stress products, but I really want to try! The sleep melts really work- I took these at 8:30 and had to be in bed at 10:30- they work quicker than I thought!

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But, for those of you that don’t want to use a product to help you sleep, here are a few of my tips to make falling asleep at night easier.

  • Use A Sleep Mask: If you need to be in pitch black like I do, a sleep mask helps a lot! I just bought a cheap one off of eBay because it was cute. But, there are more heavy-duty ones that will make it as pitch black as possible!
  • Avoid Caffeine: If you’re a soda, coffee, or tea lover- try using caffeine-free alternatives in the afternoon. That mid-day cup of coffee may be keeping you up at night!
  • Turn Off Technology: Try to tune out an hour or two before bed- the bright lights stimulate your brain. If you can’t live without your phone like I can, turn the brightness down a bit.

What are your favorite sleep methods? Leave a comment and don’t forget to go to RESCUE‘s site to get a BOGO coupon and enter their #StressLess sweepstakes!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. For more information, please read my Disclosure Policy

Do Bloggers Pay Taxes? + TurboTax Absolute Zero


Do Bloggers Pay Taxes? TurboTax Absolute Zero

 

When typing into Google “do bloggers…” each option that pops up has to do with money. One question is: “do bloggers pay taxes?”- and the answer is YES. In the past few years that I’ve been blogging I started working with brands, and then had to pay my taxes. It took me a while to wrap my head around the idea, and I thought to myself “why don’t they teach this in high school?”- good question! That’s where TurboTax comes in, and their new Absolute Zero promotion.

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Like the graphic says, TurboTax Absolute Zero promises 0 hidden costs to file both federal and state taxes for the first time with TurboTax Federal Free Edition. No other company or service provides that, but this year TurboTax is opening Absolute Zero up to 60 million Americans. The main thing I love about TurboTax is that you don’t need to know anything about taxes, but can still file on your own. As both a student & self employed blogger, this is a life-saver!

TurboTax Absolute Zero Blogger Tax Tips

TurboTax even has a page of Tax Tips for Bloggers, which I definitely recommend you to check out if you’re a blogger and make money from it. The first time I had to pay taxes was a few years ago, and my dad got me TurboTax and I was easily able to do it myself, and I was surprised at how simple it was. And now with Absolute Zero, TurboTax is making it even easier!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. For more information, please check my Disclosure Policy.

Hair Horror Stories (And Old Pictures Of Me!) | Video

Hair Haircut Horror Stories Video OliviaMakeupChannel Olivia Frescura

I recently got a hair cut that was not what I wanted or expected, to say the least. My frustration with my hair, something I was so excited to have done, inspired me to talk a bit about my hair history and worst hair cuts I’ve had, since my hair cut story is pretty dang funny, if I do say so myself. You’ll have to watch for yourself, but moral of the story is don’t let someone who doesn’t speak your language cut your hair!

Yeah…that hair cut was just a mess from the beginning. I am glad I can make it work, but looking back at my old horrible hair cuts made me appreciate that my hair right now isn’t *that* bad, or bad at all, really. I’m just a drama queen. I like my new hair when it’s straight, it’s okay curled, but I loathe how it looks naturally (which is how I usually wear it). And when I put it in a ponytail all day and take it out, I look like coconut head. Awesome. Thankfully it grows fast.

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My other worst hair cuts…

These old photos of me make me cringe so hard! But, I am glad my hair doesn’t look like that now. The good ol’ pixie cut was a result of chopping one side of my hair off with scissors, and my mom freaked out! And then, the atrocity on the right, as memorialized by my freshman yearbook (2006-2007), was a Supercuts hack job that I cried about afterwards. I don’t know what it was supposed to be, it was just a mess! I don’t know who that would look flattering on.

What was your worst hair cut like? Share your horror story in the comments!

 

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Ask Me Your Questions for August Q&A! | Video

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As a beauty blogger, I find that I never have the space to answer questions that aren’t related to beauty. So, I decided to open the floor up to my readers and YouTube friends to ask me ANYTHING! Get creative with those questions. Would love to talk about FIDM, my current college, studying abroad in Italy this fall, Invisalign, being a “big girl,” boys, etc. I want to give you the opportunity to ask me as many questions you may have, and because I don’t think many will ask, I will be able to answer nearly every single one! I am planning on answering the questions in August, maybe around August 19th, my 22nd birthday, so get to thinking! Don’t be afraid to leave a comment with 10 questions, I want you to!

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