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The New xo Mia

Welcome to the New xo Mia!

Welcome, welcome! I've finally switched my website over to WordPress and there's lots of new pages... The New Reader? page is an overview of the site, greatest hits, and how to find your way around The About page has had its first real facelift in a very long time Events makes it easy to see what conventions I'm going to this year and where I'll be doing panels Other Projects links to everything else I do around the web, including Superheroesque, Female Geek Bloggers, and Geek Girl … [Read More...]

Ramona Flowers Makeup Video

Ramona Flowers Cosplay Makeup Transformation (Video)

One of my goals this year is to get more involved with video content! I had a photoshoot as Ramona Flowers, so I decided to record my makeup process. I knew nothing about makeup before I started cosplaying. Everything I've learned is from cosplay! Please let me know what you think of this video and if you have any video requests. Interested in learning more about cosplay makeup? Be sure to read my guides: part 1 and part 2. … [Read More...]

Sansa Stark

Style Icon: Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones

This post contains minor spoilers from HBO's Game of Thrones, but no book spoilers. Game of Thrones has some of the most beautiful costuming I have ever seen. Each outfit tells the story of the character and the characters' wardrobes evolve as their stories do. Sansa Stark is a character who has transformed tremendously through the first four seasons of Game of Thrones. In the beginning, Sansa is a young girl, full of dreams and naivety, but by season four, she has learned to play the … [Read More...]

Jord Wood Watch

Jord Wood Watch Review + Giveaway!

We all have our go-to accessories. Some people collect purses, some love hats, and others like jewelry. I'm not a watch person. As much as I try to wear a watch, I dislike the design and size of most watches and wind up using my phone to tell time. Enter: Jord wood watches.   Pictured with my power mini bracelets. Jord contacted me about their product and I was immediately curious. A watch made of wood? As beautiful as they seemed on the website, I wondered if … [Read More...]

Link Love

Link Love

5 things your friends with chronic or mental illness wish you'd say. "Most people assume that I’m [at the gym] for the sole purpose of losing weight and would never consider that I might be there to take care of my body." A beautiful, important essay about exercise, body image, and self-love: How to Exercise out of Self-Love - Not Due to Fat Shaming.  5 Rules for Pampering Yourself at Home from The Financial Diet, my new favorite resource for navigating financial decisions. Instacart, a … [Read More...]