The Twin Crowd

Thursday, January 12, 2017

GET RICH QUICK

 
FYI: THIS POST IS PERSONAL
 
There is one thing I have learned so far in my life that I can say is 100% accurate.  There is no such thing as a get rich quick scheme and for those who believe a blog is the way to financial freedom I am here to tell you firsthand - this is so far from the truth.  I am writing this post not to be negative or dis credit blogging or bloggers who make a career out of this but to provide more insight for my readers about the truths behind the massive blogging community.  I know some of you may be wondering why this post is important and I'm going to explain why in detail. Gabrielle and I started the blog three years ago in hopes of creating a space that helps young women find affordable looks that are stylish and chic on a budget.  While there was an appeal to a possible financial gain this was NOT the reason we started our blog and personal space to share our thoughts, feelings and opinions. It has been three years and here lately Gabrielle and I have come to a standstill. Most of our readers would think that we make a substantial amount of money from our blog based on our collaborations and sponsored posts, but this information is not correct.  It's not a bad thing that Gabrielle and I don't make a living from our blog but after three years we did hope to have a little bit extra money to support and provide more looks and experiences for a readers. 

Unfortunately we actually end up spending money to pay for the beautiful photography you see weekly on the blog as well as creating outfits to showcase twice a week.  I truly don't want to rant or be negative but I want my readers to fully understand that the blog is here solely to provide endless outfit inspiration for young women everywhere who are shopping on a budget. 

Despite not being able to financially support our passion this creative outlet has inspired many women and given us the capacity to showcase our style on a global level. We are honestly just two twins trying to connect with others who love, share and appreciate fashion as much as we do. It has always been a dream of ours to do this and I am so proud as well as thankful that I get to share this experience with my twin sister. It has also brought so much positivity into our relationship, we are able to communicate more and experience the highs and lows of life together. Having her help me build this platform has been a blessing, her endless support and appreciation for what we do never goes unnoticed. I am extremely thankful every single day to have her as my sister and best friend.  Basically Gabrielle and I just want to connect on a deeper level with our readers this year and want  you all to understand that we do this because we love you - we look forward to providing you with countless style inspiration posts and connecting with each and everyone of you on a personal level.  We hope our thoughts and opinions affect you in a positive manner and allow you to grow and expand with us as bloggers and individuals.

We're excited for what 2017 is going to bring for us and the twin crowd.  Even though there is no such thing as a 'get rich quick scheme' there is such thing as a 'rich and fulfilling life', this is what blogging provides to Gabrielle and mines each and every day. Please comment below with any posts you would like to see in the new year. Are you interested in our daily lives or wanting us to create more outfit post weekly. We are open to transforming our content to ultimately bring us closer to all of you supportive readers out there. We love you and thank you for letting express ourselves on this platform!

XOXO A & G
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Saturday, January 7, 2017

BRAHMIN X TWO



We've thoroughly enjoyed our vacation time spent together. It was a little long this time, so it was nice to get back home. Unfortunately the weather is beyond beautiful in NC. We have a heavy snow storm in the works in both the cities we call home, in this case I wish I was back to spend these snowy days with Amber and Lucy, instead I'll have to take my cat Beatrice as a replacement. I've started back to work at Naturopathica and I have to say it's nice to be back after a vacation. My appreciation for what I do as an aesthetician is back in order and it's a great feeling. Here Amber and I are sporting a twin worthy sweater from Forever 21. Funny story, we both went into the same huge store at separate times and both only came out with purchasing this exact sweater. Twin moments like this make us laugh, as much as we blow off the cliché twin things, they are very true. We hope everyone had a relaxing Christmas and New Years!

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

MAYBE IT'S MAYBELINE


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I have been wanting to update my winter beauty routine for a while now so I decided to start by adding some brand new products.  Maybelline offers some great new products that easily enhance my natural features.  I have been using the Big Shot mascara and Master Precise eyeliner daily to create a bold line and thick lengthy lashes.  They also have added a beautiful 24K Nude palette to their collection, which features a perfect blend of earthy tones - subtle shimmer - and bold hues.  I like to mix some of the taupe colors with the plum and use it to define my eyes, the purple hues always bring out my green eyes and makes them really pop.  Another one of my favorite products offered by Maybelline is the Master Precise eyeliner, the perfect pen-like tip allows for a beautiful line to easily be created which helps define my natural features.  The big shot mascara adds so much volume to my lashes that almost looks like they’re false. Maybelline’s new additions have made it so easy to create a beautifully curated face in just under 10 minutes. My every day routine has been completely transformed.  Their products make the make up applications so simple and perfectly seamless.  Another favorite look of mine using the 24k nude palate is my girls-night-out face, which is the perfect balance of bold and beautiful.  I like to create a smoky eye with the darker shadows and line my eyes with the precise liner and add a little cool effect with a wingtip.  I always love to finish off the look with a little bit of bronzer to highlight my cheekbones and then add a nude lip to bring the entire look together.  If I’m doing an all black outfit for that evening I’ll switch out the nude lip color for a deeper shade of plum, which creates a little bit more of a sultry vibe.  I definitely recommend these products for anyone trying to switch up their make up routines - they’re all great additions!
This post is sponsored by Maybelline. All opinions expressed are my own.