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How did you start blogging?
I started my first blog in 2009 when I needed a creative outlet to balance out my life while I had a tough job in public accounting. My blog has changed names and focus over the years as I worked to find my voice. I no longer work in public accounting, but Rules for the Modern Girl is here to stay!

What are your suggestions for starting a blog?
Be yourself, be very patient, and write about things you’re passionate about. Invest in a camera and take lots of photos. Consistency and unique content is very important. Don’t sell yourself out with sponsorships and collaborations that don’t fit your blog’s vision.

What kind of camera do you use?
I use a Nikon D3300 camera. Investing in high quality lenses is important and most of my photos are taken with a 35mm f/1.8 lens or an 85mm f/1.8 lens. I am not a camera expert, but the more I use it the more I learn. I’ve been much better about bringing my camera with me more often, but in a pinch I use my iPhone 6s!

What is your favorite beauty product?
As I near 30, I think a daily retinol, whether over the counter or prescription, is a must-have! I also love Nuxe Dry Oil, Nars Laguna bronzer, YSL Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy lip balm, and Lancome Hypnose mascara. For a special night out I always have Nars matte velvet lip pencils on hand!

What was it like to have LASIK?
It’s really not that bad! You can read my step-by-step post about what its like to have LASIK here. You can also read my thoughts on post-LASIK care here.

Any other questions? Send me a note at: rulesforthemoderngirl@gmail.com!