Here's what I've been up to lately via Instagram...
Taking silly selfies while filming videos for my channel.
I'm kind of totally obsessed with Essie polishes this season. Right now I'm wearing "First Timer" and it's the prettiest mint green. Loveeeeee.
These two are just the cutest ever. They crawl up on my lap while I'm working and fall asleep. :)
This is my messy makeup table where I film my videos. So professional, I know.
All of the goodies I ordered from Markiplier's last charity livestream for Child's Play. If you've never heard of it, Child's Play is a charity that gets toys, video games, and books to children in hospitals. It's one of my favorite charities, and it really meant a lot to me that I could give back while supporting some of my favorite gamers.
Sometimes in the morning, after I make my bed, it looks so cute and comfy that I have a hard time not jumping back in and falling asleep. :)
Enjoy our sporadic Spring weather and getting in some much needed shopping therapy.
I love it when Sami smiles! She is the sweetest little pup!
What have you been up to lately? Let's catch up! I miss talking to all of you. xo, Mandy
I've got a fun new video to start off the week! I answered the 15 Random Questions Tag, which was really a lot of fun. If you've ever wanted to learn a bunch of weird, random things about me....well, here you go. :) I tag all of you reading this right now! If you make a video or blog post response, make sure to leave me a link so I can check it out!
As you may have noticed, my blog is no longer called "Miss Indie". I feel that I've outgrown that name and the direction I want my blog to take no longer fits with the whole "indie" ideal. My blog is now called Mandy Leigh, to tie-in with my Youtube channel AND because this blog will now be a mostly personal space for me to share day-to-day things from my life. I don't know exactly how often I'll be blogging, but I'll probably share posts here every few days. I'm excited to have a space to share things that purely interest me without any pressures of trying to post every day or to only post content that is "popular" right now. So yeah, enough rambling from me. I hope you guys enjoy this new blog and my newest video. xo! Mandy
I've got a new video up on my channel! :) If you were a fan of my "Yay or No Way" posts, then you will love the new Monthly Favorites videos that I will be sharing on my channel at the end of each month. For February, I was loving a bunch of makeup, skincare, and hair products, with a few other goodies too. What product were you obsessed with this month? xo, Mandy
Hey cuties! Happy Sunday! Just wanted to pop in real quick to share my newest video. I'm still a little awkward at filming, so you'll have to excuse any silly moments. I'm having so much fun making videos though! :) What video do you think I should make next? I'm trying to make a list of video ideas, so definitely leave me a comment here or on my video if you have any suggestions. Also, make sure you subscribe to my channel - we're really close to reaching 100 subscribers and as soon as we do, I'll be hosting a special giveaway on my channel! :)
Long time, no see! :) I wanted to pop in real quick to say hi and that I miss you all so much! As I'm sure most of you have noticed, I took a break from blogging at the end of July. I was in a difficult place in my life and was making mistake after mistake trying to stay caught up with everyone else in this little blog community. Deciding to walk away from my blog was the best decision I ever made, as it allowed me to see just how clouded my judgement and priorities had become. I want to apologize to everyone for the drama that went down last year. I was so focused on trying to be the perfect ideal blogger with a pretty life and cute outfits and a successful handmade shop that I ended up making a million mistakes to get there. Bad move on my part, and I've learned from it and have moved on. I hope you all can forgive me and that we can start fresh.
Hi, my name is Mandy. Nice to meet you. :)
This post isn't about me coming back to blogging though. Who knows, maybe I'll start blogging again in the future. I miss it from time to time, but I'd want to do it on my terms next time instead of trying to live up to everyone else's ideals. The main reason of this post is just to catch up with y'all and let you know where you can find me now if you're wanting to stay in touch. I had a lot of readers send me very sweet emails about my blog that I felt too raw to respond to at the time, so I'm hoping those of you will see this. I'm over on Twitter and Instagram again, and I also have a Tumblr now (why did I not sign up for Tumblr before?! It's so addicting!). Also, I'm really freaking excited to share that I finally started a Youtube channel! Remember how many times I mentioned wanting to start one? Haha. :) Well, I finally did! I'll be sharing fashion, beauty, and style-related videos, as well as fun book reviews and video game stuff. Pretty much whatever is going on in my life, or whatever sounds fun!
Thank you so much to those of you who have stuck by me and been my friend even when times were tough. I appreciate you all so much. xo! Mandy
3. I've found another favorite from the Curvy Elle shop! This vintage floral dress is ridiculously pretty, and I love how she paired it with a red cardigan. CUTE.
4. Gemma makes beautiful jewelry for her shop, The Silver Shed, and I am crazy in love with her Folklore Moon Ring. Based off old folklore and country wisdom, this ring is customizable to your month of choice. Based on my birth month, my ring would say "Under the wolf moon". I LOVE that. :)
6."That I" is an absolutely beautiful poem written by Kinyo, a 24-year-old poet from California. I get goosebumps every time I read it. It's something that I'd love to hear put to music, but I don't think there is any music perfect enough to accompany it.
7. The Day Dreamer Necklace from bohemian-inspired jewelry shop Soul Makes is definitely on my wish list. I've been wanting a dreamcatcher necklace for a long time, and this one is the most beautiful I've seen.
I'm completely smitten with my sponsors this month, and hope you will check them all out when you get time. Miss Indie wouldn't be what it is today if it weren't for my amazing sponsors, so show them as much love and support as you can! xo, Mandy
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I decided to take the past couple days off from blogging. I'll be back tomorrow, I promise...I just needed a couple days to clear my head and get my inspiration back. This has been a really rough week so far. All of the drama from yesterday left me feeling pretty empty inside (I still feel horrible that there were things listed in my shop with stolen artwork on it. I'd never do that to anyone, especially a fellow artist and creative spirit, and I feel so embarrassed and sad that that even happened). I've also been dealing with a lot of hate comments and messages lately, and even though I know to not pay any attention to hateful people, it doesn't stop they're harsh words from stinging just a bit.
I'm sorry for being such a downer today...I just wanted to leave a little update letting everyone know that all is well, I just needed a couple days break to heal and find my happy again. :) I hope YOU all are having a much better week than I, and I'm looking forward to getting back to my blogging schedule tomorrow. Lots of love. xo, Mandy