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23; NYC; ON THE PATH
Discovering the kinks that make the universe beautifully imperfect.
A vehicle for my Instagram.

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Height: 5'1.5" SW: 221 CW:168 CGW:160 UGW:130



I’m reconnecting my personal Instagram to the account. 

Although I know there is no need to justify it, a little elaboration will alleviate stress on my personal agenda while confronting an issue regarding a social network misconception.

My endeavors on Youtube, a quite large undertaking, has to go on hiatus for multiple reasons. The first is due to lack of resources needed/wanted in order to make content (aside from simple mac-vlogging) up to the quality I’m capable of producing.  My personal issue with furthering my journey is my conflit with my true identity affiliated with the channel.  

On a personal level, self-identity always may remain preserved, but in the highly public and judgmental realm of social media platforms, identity is fundamentally allowed to become fabricated by the user’s design.

When I started my vlogging journey, I wanted the appeal to be professional so I censored and detached my true identity with the network I was building. I concealed any trace of who I am connected to account. Partly because some very old, unprofessional, content that resides in my social media footprint, and partly because of the potential of high traffic viewership and the need to protect myself, as the person on my birth certificate. I felt as if I was creating a facade that detached my identity from the idea that I want to create. In part it felt dishonest.

Looking back, the need to hide is rendering more insignificant. This blog and what is attached to it is a symbiotic projection of my mental vomit.  I’d rather network to an audience I’m perfectly honest with. This is me. Whatever is buried here is treasure.

I am going to continue on my path to a flourishing blogger, adjusting mediums and networks as needed.

Be true to you
Bless up
One Love

"Failure is the only opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely."

"Failure is the only opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely."

(via funeralformyfat)

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A bit of a latergram but I so loved my makeup the night I went to see Gramatik in concert, this one of the few photos I got.

A bit of a latergram but I so loved my makeup the night I went to see Gramatik in concert, this one of the few photos I got.

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Hey all! A little explanation as to why I’ve been missing - I went away to a 10 day silent meditation retreat (more info on the blog later). While I was there I wanted to change my name of my networks. My handles and tumblr will be the same, I’m just going to change my name from Ashley Mercedez to something new! So some links may change along with a new Youtube channel. So bare with me as I make my changes. Xoxo ✌️💕😊

Hey all! A little explanation as to why I’ve been missing - I went away to a 10 day silent meditation retreat (more info on the blog later). While I was there I wanted to change my name of my networks. My handles and tumblr will be the same, I’m just going to change my name from Ashley Mercedez to something new! So some links may change along with a new Youtube channel. So bare with me as I make my changes. Xoxo ✌️💕😊

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One more from this past holiday. 💅💚 #nails #nailpolish

One more from this past holiday. 💅💚 #nails #nailpolish

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#selfie sunday! A latergram of my St. Pats makeup! Green lashes! #eyelashes

#selfie sunday! A latergram of my St. Pats makeup! Green lashes! #eyelashes

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#Essie - Neo Whimsical

#Essie - Neo Whimsical

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Have you seen my most recent video? Current beauty favorites! Link in bio 😎

Have you seen my most recent video? Current beauty favorites! Link in bio 😎

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New post up on the blog about #nyxcosmetics soft matte lip creams. Review swatches and dupes! Link in my bio! 💋 #lipstick #beautyblogger #beautyblog #bblogger #liquidlipstick #mattelipstick #softmattelipcream #makeupreview

New post up on the blog about #nyxcosmetics soft matte lip creams. Review swatches and dupes! Link in my bio! 💋 #lipstick #beautyblogger #beautyblog #bblogger #liquidlipstick #mattelipstick #softmattelipcream #makeupreview

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This is how my threestrand #twistout came out. Not bad for a first try but my hair was still wet in the AM. #curls #naturalhair #curly #curlyhairdontcare #beauty #beautyblogger #bblogger

This is how my threestrand #twistout came out. Not bad for a first try but my hair was still wet in the AM. #curls #naturalhair #curly #curlyhairdontcare #beauty #beautyblogger #bblogger

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