• The prettiest lip palette from @rouje
  • Off to see some palm trees, sun and my LA fam! Lord I need some warm weather in my life. Who’s down to hang?
  • One thing I didn’t expect to deal with in my 30s is hair thinning. I’ve started noticing it the last couple years and looking back at pictures of my hair before I def see and feel a difference. I’ll be looking into the best hair supplements for this but if you have any recommendations let me know 👇🏼 📸 @daniellesimoneco
  • First impressions of @burberrybeauty ......
  • THE SUNDAY RECIPE: combines hibiscus kombucha and different raspberry flavors to create a tasty martini 🍸 head to www.simplyandreea.com for the full recipe
  • Last night’s glam as promised: tried some new goodies and was very impressed! The only face coverage is @code8beauty beauty balm (a new fav for light coverage.) super moisturizing and smells wonderful plus an added spf 15. Then @toofaced  new Born This Way highlighting palette in light is bomb and I used the soft focus on the cheeks and nose then glow on the brow bone and dazzle in the inner corners of the eyes. Also used the @toofaced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eye Shadow Palette (this could literally be a staple because it’s very versatile) then @lauramercier on the cheeks and lips. Used a mix of their Fresco and Pomegranate blushes to create more of a natural warmth with a slight pop and on the lips their Silky Crème Lipstick in Vivid Rose then their fuchsia pink lip pencil to create a base before the lipstick. The brows are natural. A little @covergirl brow gel maybe and a little fill in a bald spot I have with the new @rimmellondonus brow pro micro pen in a dark brown (really good, you have to try it). The hair was not brushed and then we both went out for some pizza in the 7 degree weather and came back to drink red wine and watch Netflix in our sweatpants. It was perfect. About to have the leftover @loumalnatis for lunch 😋
#saturdayvibes #chicago #chicagowinter #midwest #midwestbloggers #chicagoblogger #chicagoland #chicagobeautyblogger #chicagobloggers #datenightmakeup #pinklipstick #glammakeup #beautybloggers #beautyinfluencer #beauty #chicagoinfluencer #chicagostylist
  • Happy Valentine’s Day ♥️ we will be celebrating at home because it’s 7 degrees currently in Chicago and getting all dolled up only to pack on the layers doesn’t seem that fun. There’s a blog post up on www.simplyandreea.com all about Date-Night-In ideas for Valentine’s Day :( check it out! #valentinesday2020 #datenightideas
  • So happy to see this wall completed with the art from @desenio ! I was a little neurotic about the placement but I’m happy when the way it turned out :) if anyone is looking for beautiful artwork that an affordable price then check out Desenio. Through my collaboration with them, they’ve extended a 25% discount on posters (not valid for frames) if you want to use the code: ANDREEA25. This is only valid until February 13th. Below I’ll list the posted on my wall in case you want to get the same ones: -Earth Flower (50x70) $24.47 -Huaraz Colombia (50x70) $24.96
-Autumn Leaf (30x40) $13.97
-Follow the Light (30x40) $13.97
-Autumn Highway (30x40) $13.97
-Herd of Wild Horses (50x70) $24.47
-Autumn Lake (50x70) $24.47
-Dried Bouquet No2 (30x40) $13.97
  • Who’s mornings look a little something like this? .
#petowners #animallovers #mypetpawsy #cats #dogs #underoneroof #morningsinbed #inbed #inbedallday #goodmorning
  • Been living in this look. This sweater is so cozy and the jeans are ridiculously comfy, and flattering and under $40 if you can believe it! Shop the items on my @liketoknow.it ➖http://liketk.it/2KaOE #likeittoknowit #ltkunder50 #momjeans #cozysweater

Reader Interactions


  1. Lauren says

    I started following you on IG and then your blog. I left IG because I found myself on it way too much and becoming way too absorbed with it, but I’ve still enjoyed following your blog. I’m glad to hear you’ll be posting on here more! You’ve always seemed very “real” to me in a world of fakeness and I find that truly refreshing.

    • andreeabolbea says

      Hi Lauren, wow I’m so flattered you continued to follow my blog and I’m so grateful. Which posts resonate with you most? I’m excited to share more on my site. Hopefully, people will eventually remember to check the blog too. I really glad you are here.

      • Elena says

        Hi Andreea,

        I started following you about 3 months ago because you captured my interest with some of your posts. I really appreciate your authenticity.
        I am encouraging you to be yourself and do or post what truly gives you pleasure and satisfaction, no matter how many people will appreciate your posts, or follow you. Quality is above quantity. Don’t fall in the Instagram’s trapp on fitting in the crowd… It’s not a healthy and long lasting option. You must always put yourself above anything or anyone else, think of your own health and happiness.
        Your loved ones will be there for you, unconditionally, so don’t neglect them
        Besides, inspiring teen girls and not only, in a healthy way can really have a positive impact on society’s future.
        Keep up the good work!
        Kind regards!
        Elena 💝
        By the way, I have Romanian origins, too! :😊

  2. Abhinav Singh says

    You are beautiful inside out. I have been following you on indtagram for years.
    I am not a big social media person, but I like to see your posts on IG. I noticed that your posts perspective took a shift, from a free spirited girl to more of a commercialized set up.
    Either way, I still love your posts, and find you bery beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing your story. It definitely inspired me, and reinforced my belief that always be grateful fpr what you have and keep working towards new goals.

    • andreeabolbea says

      Thank you so much, I appreciate you taking the time to read. Yes, unfortunately, I have to take some paid jobs on IG to pay bills but I am getting back to why I loved this blogging world in the first place. the creativity and the personal connection.

  3. Jacqueline says

    I really wish you all the best for this New Year and hope you find something more interesting than Instagram, and that fills your heart with ❤️ and joy! 🥂2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣

  4. Aurela says

    Thank you for sharing this article. I came across your article from Rose stories (she is my friend) I have been struggling and thinking of going back to work but I hold back because I love what o do and it has been my passion for so long. I’ve had amazing opportunists, worked with amazing brands but yet I feel Instagram shuttered my dream! I have to stop comparing myself too because that makes me more confused or angry! Thank you, good luck !

  5. Katherine L says

    I enjoy reading your posts and learning about your insights – whether it be self-esteem to relationships. Personal growth is always so important. Glad to hear you’re approaching the influencer lifestyle from a new perspective!

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