14 Things TikTok Has Taught Me

For most Millennials and Gen Z, TikTok is the new internet explorer. I’ll admit that I was very skeptical of the app at first as it was primarily targeted towards younger kids. As people over the age of eighteen began to enter the platform, it completely changed the way the app was managed. People were now promoting brands, creating advertisements, sharing information and so much more that honestly, for me, it has become such a learning space. Every day I save a new recipe or a new website to find new clothes. There is seriously so much information on there that has benefited my life. SO if you are over eighteen and still think you’re too mature for TikTok – think again.

1. Drinks to make to not feel hungover

At a young twenty one years old, I get horribly hungover. I will do ANYTHING to not feel the wrath of last nights alcohol consumption. And these drinks are tasty too.


2. Where I should actually be applying my makeup

This has been the ultimate makeup game changer I have found on TikTok. My face seems instantly lifted and gives me a very sought after Bella Hadid look.


3. How to start incorporating color into my wardrobe

Wearing more color has been a New Years resolution of mine, and I have done a good job so far lol! I recently posted a TikTok about how to style a leather blazer, and was very impressed with the colors I included in my outfits.


4. How to pose in photos

Don’t act like you haven’t saved these before. I am a top-tier awkward human, and never know how to pose in a photo. Knowing how to pose myself makes me feel more confident which makes the photo come out ten times better.


5. Where to online shop

Do I need more places to online shop? Not really. But it’s just so therapeutic. Online shopping for me is like checking my social media – I am always look at stores to see their updated arrivals. Some of my favorite places are Revolve, SSENSE and ASOS but if you have any recommendations please let me know.


6. I don’t have COVID every day, I just didn’t get enough sleep

Every day I swear I wake up with something wrong with me. But then I come across TikTok’s like this and they remind me that I am indeed just a hypochondriac, I do not have COVID, appendicitis, or any other illness every day ❤


7. I WILL live in New York someday

I have wanted to live in New York long before I had ever been there. It is the hub of the industries I am interested in working in, fashion and beauty, and a place where I can immerse myself in a fast paced environment with like-minded people.


8. How to improve my Adobe Photoshop skills

Yes, I was a graphic design student in college, but honestly most of it was self taught. Even with Adobe Illustrator, the application I use to freelance design on, I was self taught. TikTok has such amazing videos on Adobe tips and tricks I had never seen before, and I definitely save every single one.


9. I should pre-make my salad in jars

Now THIS was done by a genius. I would say I tend to eat fairly healthy because of my stomach problems (I am gluten and dairy free). Eating clean can be extremely time consuming, so finding ways to meal prep is always needed.


10. How to get boozy on a budget

Everyone knows that Trader Joe’s has cheap wine, but they have such a wide selection it can be hard to determine which ones are actually worth the purchase. This solved all of my problems!


11. What jobs are currently accepting applications

This has been so helpful for so many driven individuals. TikTok will pick up the type of content you interact with, and provide similar content on your “for you page”. Since I interact with lots of fashion content, I see lots of fashion job opportunity videos. This keeps me motivated and in the know while job hunting.


12. That I will decorate my home like Kendall Jenner’s

The amount of times I have watched Kendall Jenner’s Architectural Digest is… a lot.


13. What I should be for Halloween

This is always everyone’s biggest internal debate of the year. Sometimes Pinterest can be outdated when it comes to these things, but TikTok was definitely up to date with the trends this year.


14. What to play on aux if you don’t know what to play on aux

I have aux anxiety for sure. I love music and know so much about it, but my mind always goes blank when someone tells me to connect to their speaker. These songs are around the same type of music I would normally play, so it’s always good to have some ideas.


Go-To Podcast

All summer I have listened to podcast while working, working out, making graphics, etc. so I have had plenty of time to find my favorites. Here are my favorite podcasts, and if you have any you recommend leave them in the comments (:

I Love You So Much With Kenzie Elizabeth

Kenzie Piper is commonly known for her YouTube channel, but I am so drawn towards this podcast. She is always on that “bread winning housewife” grind, and her mindset keeps me motivated and intrigued with every subject she talks about. From food to business to religion, she is my go-to.

Food, Sex & Money

Food, Sex & Money is hosted by Kenzie Burke, a holistic health and wellness influencers on social media. In this podcast she talks about what we are without people’s three most sought after things for happiness; what are we without eating good food, loving one another and wealth?

The Corp

The Corp is one of Barstools many podcast, taken to a more “professional” level. This podcast brings industry leaders to the spotlight to share their story to how they got to where they are today. This includes podcast with Ice Cube, Martha Stewart, Jeniffer Lopez and more.

The Viall Files

I highly recommend this podcast for anyone who has watched a season of the Bachelor, Bachelorette or Bachelor in Paradise. Nick Viall has been a part of the Bachelor Franchise for years. He brings on multiple guests such as Tyler Cameron, Reality Steve and more to talk about their experience involving the show.

How I Built This With Guy Raz

I have talked about this in my Digital Content You Need To Consume post, so check out that article for more information. This entrepreneur podcast is a must listen for any college student or business-minded person.

Okay Sis

Okay Sis is very unique in the sense that it is an “advice” podcast because the host are sisters that have. large age gap. They share their experiences with business, school, careers, etc. from each perspective and provide a welcoming atmosphere for their listeners.

Kneading Dough

Kneading Dough is a sports podcast about how athletes handle their income. Guest such as Klay Thompson, Jalen Rose and Simone Biles share about their fame and finances.

July Favorites

My favorite music, jewelry, food and more for the month of July.


The M Jewelers Medium Ravello Hoops

These hoops are super light, and since these are gold filled they will not tarnish. Amazing (and a little thinner) dupe for the Jenna Fisher hoops.


Love & Bikinis Bikini Set

The quality on these is amazing! This is a one size fits most bikini I purchased at Hemline. Highly recommend the investment for the end of the summer season.


iPad Air & Apple Pencil

These devices have been the biggest game changer for graphic design.


5 Minute Journal App

This journal on the go has been my holy grail this past month. I featured this in my digital content you need to consume post, where you can find more information about why I highly advocate this to anyone.


July Playlist

My curated songs of the month. Please excuse the One Direction in the mix of the Pop Smoke songs, I have a very eclectic taste. If you don’t use Apple Music I made it on Spotify as well ☺


My Acai Bowl Recipe

After 5 months in quarantine, I have MASTERED the Acai bowl. I will post what I eat literally every day soon so y’all can make the same one!


Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen

I purchased this before spending a week straight in the sun and it one hundred percent saved my skin. I use this with my everyday serums and moisturizers still and love it just as much.


Perfect Bars

The most filling and best tasting protein bar there is on the market. All organic and no processed ingredients makes this bar taste like straight peanut butter, and who doesn’t want that?

Digital Content You Need to Consume

Living in a digital age can be challenging. Media such as podcast, social platforms, videos, etc. are produced and consumed everyday by billions of people. I gravitate towards content in all different categories. Yes, I love fashion and lifestyle but I also have other interest that range from the music industry to health and wellness. And I love them all. Here is my favorite content right now that you should consume.

Kenzie Burke Health

When I first had to go gluten and dairy free a year ago, I had absolutely no idea where to begin or where to start. I had seen Kenzie on Instagram and saw her twenty one day guide to all things food, fitness and a sound mind. I love everything in that guide and still reference it to this day. Since then, Kenzie has made more recipes, blog post, and has just recently started a podcast titled “Food, Sex & Money“, which discusses how these things drive humans and what we are without them. Her platforms are very inspiring, refreshing and something I recommend anyone to read if you are interested in bettering yourself for you.


@kaysthetics3000 is an Instagram account I recently came across . The messages that are included in this account is ultimately what inspired me to start the Words of the Week section on my blog. Everyone needs to be reminded and refreshed of the good things in life, especially with all of the negativity that consumes our world. Whether you like her content for aesthetics or take each word mentioned throughout your day, I highly recommend the follow.

Five Minute Journal App

The amount of times that I have tried to commit to writing in a journal every night is insane. When I journal I always love how I feel afterwards, but it always seems like an inconvenience having to carry around a journal with me. I have found two solutions to this problem. 1) creating this website and 2) the five minute journal app. I have seen the physical hardcover journal and think it is a great idea, but the app is just as convenient and less expensive. The five minute journal essentially is a “toothbrush for your mind”. Five minutes for twice a day. Now that’s a commitment I can make.

Trader Joe’s Food Reviews on TikTok

Like everyone else and their mother, yes, I am obsessed with Trader Joe’s. It is relatively inexpensive and has great gluten and dairy free options so I am a regular. Even though I am a regular I never know when they have new products, or when they are getting ready to discontinue seasonal items. THIS ACCOUNT IS THE FIX. They post meals, products updates, drink ideas, etc. I always look at this account before I go grocery shopping to see what to pick up and it has never let me down.

How I Built This with Guy Raz

Yet another podcast, what a surprise. How I Built This with Guy Raz has been a frequent listen lately and is great for anyone interested in business and entrepreneurship. Raz brings on guest speakers of highly successful companies and they discuss their startup and how they got to where they are today. Companies like Supergoop!, Tatcha and Outdoor Voices have been my favorite listens so far but I have many more in my queue.

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June Favorites

Every month I recap things I have been loving from food to podcast. All links will be down below, and similar items will be linked if the original is not available.


Aritzia TNA Perfect Slides

They are called the perfect slides for a reason. Shop them here.


Drunk Elephant Sunshine Serum

I have a difficult time tanning my face, so this serum adds a little life back into me each morning. Highly recommend mixing this with Drunk Elephant’s Vitamin C Serum.


Rectangle Sunglasses

Easy, super wearable shape to wear on your face or head. I have a Quay pair that is no longer sold, but these Free People sunglasses are very comparable.


Trader Joe’s Individual Matcha Packets

I don’t really drink coffee due to its high acid content, so tea is a much better option. These matcha packets are from Trader Joe’s but can also be purchased on Amazon.


ILYSM Podcast with Kenzie Elizabeth

This podcast has been what I listen to while working every day! Kenzie is amazing, the guest hosts are so inspiring, really good entrepreneur/ motivational/ self love podcast. Listen to it here.


Daily Harvest Ice Cream

Being dairy free and gluten free can suck so badly sometimes, but THIS makes it not so bad. I have been purchasing Daily Harvest since January, and they just came out with ice cream and I am obsessed with it. All clean ingredients and taste just like the real stuff.


Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss

All I have to say is I put this on before I went to bed, woke up in the morning and it was still on. Buy it off here.


Claw Clips

These have been a go to because they are so easy on my hair, and don’t pull like a ponytail holder does. Shop here on Amazon.


I constantly watch these Vogue 73 Questions on Youtube and thought it would be a good “get to know me” as a first blog post. Just 73 random (ish) questions about me, for you.

Here is the Youtube playlist of the Vogue 73 questions, which range from interviews of Michael B. Jordan to Hailey Bieber.

My 73 Questions

  1. On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you about life right now?
    • Eight
  2. Describe yourself in hashtag?
    • #basic
  3. What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
    • I only wear one contact
  4. What is your wakeup routine?
    • Answer to notifications, write in my gratitude journal, get myself ready for the day and do a workout.
  5. What is your go to bed ritual?
    • Skincare routine, brush teeth, put in night guard (very important lol), go on TikTok, pray and then hopefully fall asleep.
  6. Dream country to visit?
    • France; I’ve been before but I cannot wait to go again.
  7. What’s your favorite time during the day?
    • The morning; how you spend your morning really sets the tone for the rest of the day.
  8. What’s the biggest surprise you’ve had?
    • Not really a fan of surprises, but I like to surprise people. I loved surprising my siblings on a weekend coming home from college.
  9. Heels or flats/sneakers?
    • Sneakers. Slowly turning into a sneaker head haha
  10. Vintage or new?
    • I hate to say it… new. But I am all about sustainable fashion.
  11. Style icon?
    • Maggie Macdonald, Sofia Coelho, Danielle Bernstein.
  12. What are three things you can’t live without?
  13. What’s one ingredient you put in everything?
    • Cinnamon
  14. What three people living or dead would you like to make dinner for?
    • Phil Knight, John Mulaney, Harry Styles
  15. What’s your biggest fear in life?
    • Not using my full potential.
  16. Window of aisle seat?
    • Aisle, I drink too much water to take the window.
  17. What’s your current TV Obsession?
    • Arrested Development. I swear everyone needs to watch this show Jason Bateman can do no wrong haha
  18. Favorite app?
    • Instagram
  19. Secret talent?
    • I am super good at the limbo, it’s a great party trick.
  20. Most adventurous thing you’ve done in your life?
    • Going abroad at 19 knowing no one and not having family go with me.
  21. How would you define yourself in three words?
    • Determined, Compassionate, Independent
  22. Favorite piece of clothing you own?
  23. Must have clothing item everyone should own?
  24. Superpower you want?
    • Teleportation. I would save sooo much money.
  25. What’s inspiring in your life right now?
  26. Best piece of advice you’ve received?
    • Stay single in college. LOL
  27. Best advice you’d give your teenage self?
    • Speak up more. You can still have your own feelings while taking others into consideration.
  28. A book everyone should read?
  29. What would you want to be remembered for?
    • Treating everyone with respect and making people feel their best.
  30. How do you define beauty?
    • It is in the eye of the beholder.
  31. What do you love most about your body?
    • My height (I’m 5’9)
  32. Best way to take a rest/decompress?
    • Read! Reading is such an escape.
  33. If your life were a song, what would the title be?
    • Work Hard Play Hard
  34. If you could master one instrument, what would it be?
    • Guitar
  35. What is your spirit animal?
    • A frenchie
  36. Best gift you’ve ever received?
    • Handwritten letters; they are above any dollar value gift.
  37. What’s your favorite board game?
  38. What is your favorite color?
    • Blue
  39. Least favorite color?
    • Purple
  40. Diamonds or pearls?
    • Diamonds
  41. Drugstore makeup or designer?
    • Whichever one is made from clean products.
  42. Blow-dry or air-dry your hair?
    • Air dry always.
  43. Pilates or yoga?
    • Yoga
  44. Coffee or tea?
    • Tea
  45. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
    • Dark Chocolate
  46. Summer or winter?
    • Summer… going to school in Michigan has made me appreciate the heat.
  47. You are stuck on an island, you can pick one food to eat forever without getting tired of it, what would you eat?
    • Fresh spring rolls
  48. A dessert you don’t like?
    • I am the world’s least pickiest eater, I will eat anything I can! (But nothing with gluten or dairy, major stomach issues)
  49. Best thing to happen to you today?
  50. Worst thing to happen to you today?
    • Didn’t have avocados to put in my lettuce wrap for lunch… lol
  51. Best compliment you’ve ever received?
    • I inspire someone.
  52. Favorite smell?
  53. Last piece of content you consumed that made you cry?
    • The Morning Show on Apple TV; such an amazing show but definitely an emotional investment.
  54. Lipstick or lip gloss?
    • Lip gloss
  55. Sweet of savory?
    • Sweet, I have the worst sweet tooth.
  56. How you know you’re in love?
    • I’m not sure… haven’t had that happen enough times to pinpoint what it feels like.
  57. Song you can listen to on repeat?
    • What More Can I Say by NxWorries
  58. If you could switch lives with someone for the day who would it be?
    • North West. I am dying to know what it is like to have Kim Kardashian as a mom and Kanye West as a dad haha.
  59. What are you most excited about at this time in your life?
    • Opportunity. Being home for a long time has made me realize so much of what life has to offer and I am so excited to see where I go.
  60. Your go to for having a good laugh?
    • Talking to my sister.
  61. Who would you say your role model was growing up?
    • My mom.
  62. What would you consider to be your uniform?
    • My everyday jewelry, bike shorts, tshirt/hoodie, and TNA slides
  63. What’s your guilty pleasure?
    • Queso. It’s the only thing I’ll take a Lactaid pill for haha.
  64. What is something you really want to try but haven’t yet?
    • Run a marathon
  65. What motivates you everyday?
    • My family
  66. What negative experience has made you come out for the better?
    • Going to college far from home really pushed me out of my shell. And I think that was a big jump but has made me a better person.
  67. What is your current obsession?
  68. Who makes you laugh the hardest?
    • My sister, you never know what is going to come out of that girls mouth.
  69. What makes you feel the most beautiful?
    • When I feel refreshed and healthy.
  70. Favorite place to visit that is not home?
    • France. Like I have said, I am dying to go back.
  71. If you could raid one person’s closet, who would it be?
    • Hailey Bieber. Her wedding dress still has me in awe.
  72. What will you miss most about college?
    • Being a two minute walk down the street from some of my best friends.
  73. Where do you see yourself in ten years from now?
    • At 30 I want to look back on my 20’s and see the progress I have made on my career and how I have identified myself as a brand. I hope to have worked in my desired field in some aspect, and hopefully be in a relationship or married? Too far in advance for that haha but who knows!