Shifting Gears

Long before I ever started this site, which is mainly to showcase my portfolio and book jobs, I had two blogs.

Those blogs, mostly beauty and fashion write ups just for fun, turned into a little hobby. It’s really exciting to wake up in the morning and see how many people have visited your post!

I eventually started learning how to drive more traffic by adding tags which I found so interesting. Then I started linking products.

This was probably about 10 years ago. Instagram was just becoming a thing and I don’t even know that the term blogger was even being used. At the time I was really only following YouTube bloggers or Vloggers, whatever.

When I created RDB, I moved some of my old content over and started writing new pieces, linking products, adding tags, checking my daily traffic… It was something I loved!

Somewhere, I kind of just stopped writing new content. Not really sure why.


I’d like to shift gears and change the dynamic of my site to be more blog based. Putting together this site has been a very therapeutic experience over the years and has always been a creative platform. I’m excited to add to it and create new layers of what RDB is and can be.

Really just dying to talk about all of my Covid purchases! And everyone knows I’m full of hilarious stories…

Follow along and come back for new content! Working on it!


Drug Store Products I love

I love a true blue red lipstick. Think Mac Ruby Woo- Classic!

I’m a sucker for purchasing lipstick and mascara, regardless of the price. So, I’m always so excited to find a product that is true to color, is long lasting and even better, is easy on the wallet.

Enter: Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Color Stoplight Red.

With a matte cream finish and a perfect blue toned red, this lipstick lasts for hours with just one application.

This is 100% my favorite drug store product that I continue to purchase. You can find it any drug store that carries the Wet n Wild brand and at around $3, it’s worth the try.

Next time you’re in the market for a new lip color, try one of the Wet n Wild MegaLast colors. Trust me, you wont be disappointed!



Madison K. Philadelphia

A few days ago, I had a rib injury which has prevented me from enjoying my daily river runs. Today I decided to just walk a few miles, so I headed out towards NoLibs to visit a nail salon I used to frequent and have always loved. While walking north on 2nd street, about a block north of Spring Garden, I discovered this most eye catching pink/black/white designed boutique, Madison K.

Initially, I had never heard of Madison K. Later, while browsing the stores website, I realized I have seen the standout boutique in Bucks County a few years ago. The Philadelphia location has been open for a handful of weeks.

The boutique is adorable. Its filled with all types of beauty products and accessories and even has a small section for men! How adorable!

Check out the Madison K. boutique at 600 N. 2nd St. in Philadelphia!