About this blog: 

Girly Things by *e* is a personal blog predominantly dedicated to all things beauty. From makeup and skincare to hair and nails, I love to talk about products that help us look and feel our best. Girly Things by *e* is a resource for readers who are looking for honest and occasionally humorous product reviews (laughing keeps us young and I often laugh at myself), video tutorials, dupe alerts, and product swatches.

Ooops! I think I got another lipstick.
From time to time, readers will also find posts about fashion finds, events, sale alerts, photo inspiration (beauty, fashion, hair, health, and more!), personal style, and shopping hauls.

My mission is to help readers make informed buying decisions by sharing my personal experiences. But most importantly, I want to help readers shed their beauty fears. Applying your own smokey-eye, wearing red lipstick, choosing foundation, or using an eyelash curler shouldn’t make anyone’s palms sweat.

About Erika:

Here’s the deal: I believe that when you look your best, you feel great too. And when you feel good, you radiate that into the world.

With that in mind, my love for beauty blossomed. It’s not about achieving perfection or being superficial. It’s about doing what you can to feel better about yourself – inside and out.

Beauty products are my obsession.  And if you’re keeping me honest, writing about beauty and style helps justify my mild (yeah, right) fondness for shopping.

I love trying new beauty looks (my hair can attest), bold statement lips and rocking fierce high heels. I’m always on a mission to achieve a flawless cat eye and find the perfect pair of jeans (and then buy 10 of them).

I’m a word nerd who loves a cleverly constructed sentence and started this blog as an outlet to merge my love for writing and beauty. My mission is to help others find great products, learn new beauty tricks, and not be afraid to try new things. Occasionally, I may also try to make you laugh.

When I’m not obsessing over lipstick and bargains, I love breaking a sweat at the boxing gym, traveling, finding great places to eat, convincing my husband we need a puppy, and relaxing with family and friends. 

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Contact me at: erika{at}girlythingsbye{dot}com