Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith is a 26 yr old freelance writer and social media specialist with a love for coffee, dogs, poetry, plants, and living as sustainable as possible. In her free time she enjoys making content for her personal blog, As Told By Amanda and traveling to California to visit her boyfriend. Her favorite way to chill? Face Mask, Bath Bombs, and re-runs of Friends on Netflix.
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POC Owned Hair Brands to Inspire Your Quarantine Hair Care Routine

It’s no secret that we’re all stepping up our skincare, nail-care, body-care and hair-care routines now that we have more time on our hands. In doing so, let’s support our POC community by sharing and shopping our favorite POC Owned Hair Brands.  Curl Mix Curlmix is great for any curly hair type (yes, there’s many…

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10 Vegan Beauty Brands to Follow This Year

We know you! You’re at home playing with make-up, practicing your winged liner, and double-ing up on sheet masks! Let’s take it up a notch with these 10 vegan beauty brands! Bathing Culture Bathing Culture is one of my favorite body brands when it comes to beauty. Their focus: sustainable bathing that connects you back…

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5 Things You Should Know Before Moving In With Your Partner

Ah! Moving in together! It’s one of the best times in a relationship but can oftentimes feel scary. Daunting almost. There’s so much thought that goes into this next step and if you feel you and your partner are ready, there may be some things you should know before moving in together! Are you ready?…

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5 ASMR Channels to Listen to If You Have Anxiety

It’s unfortunately a common emotion in our society today, anxiety. Whether you deal with it daily, occasionally or have in the past, it’s never fun. Personally anxiety is something I face every day. I tend to overthink everything, worry about the smallest things and have an underlying “anxious energy.” Sometimes I can cope pretty well…

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How to Stay Sane When Moving During a Global Pandemic

So you are contemplating a move during the COVID-19 Pandemic? Or maybe you have to move! Or maybe your parent’s place is much bigger than your tiny studio apartment and it comes with free laundry. Whatever the case may be, there’s a natural fear that creeps in during times like these and lucky for you,…

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The Five Items in Your Pantry You Can Reuse for Beauty DIYs

We all have seen those beauty DIY’s on Pinterest and bookmarked the recipes for a rainy day. Chances are we forget we’ve done that and never get around to making it, but since I’ve decided to be more intentional about my consumption and waste, I’m re-thinking those recipes. I actually found many of them use…

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Zero-Waste Items You Need to be Traveling With

Whether you are planning a solo backpacking trip in the wilderness, going on a family vacation, or taking a much needed tropical vacation, low waste traveling is 100% possible. You might be thinking, “Why would you need specific things to travel with?”, but there are a lot of times we don’t realize how much waste…

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Swaps You Can Make in Your Home to Be Less Wasteful

We all have heard about the Zero-Waste movement, and maybe some of you reading this have participated in making some more eco-friendly changes to your lifestyle – good for you! It can be such a confusing, overwhelming, and slightly intimidating journey to embark on. We all feel the same way, but the reality is there’s…

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What These Female Business Owners Say About Starting Your Own

It’s no surprise that there are small businesses popping up everywhere these days, but how does one really start a business? How can you really take a hold of your passions and turn them into money? Well, I have always wondered the same thing – until now. I spoke to female three business owners I…

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