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!


Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon

I remember being so excited for the Marc Jacobs cosmetic line to debut. I even wrote a post on how the line was previewing early at Sephora.

I also remember when I received the Highliner Gel Crayon in Brown(out) as a free gift shortly after the debut. I may have used it once, was not very impressed and tossed it in my kit thinking I’d use it for something. Which, I’d like to add, was very upsetting seeing as how I was so excited about the line, and the press the brand was receiving was incredible.

Well, until yesterday, I had not used it. I randomly saw the pencil and decided I’d play around with it. Immediately I was reminded of why I didn’t like the pencil to begin with and ultimately decided I was going to write about it.

Now, almost all of my posts are about products that I love and think everyone should know about. I rarely have negative feedback and tend to only write about the positive.

However, I think this pencil needs some critiquing.

First, the pencil, which is called a “gel” liner, is incredibly hard and far from other gel liners I have loved in the past. The first time I used the twist-up pencil, It broke.

The color looks beautiful, with hints of gold. However, the color does not directly transfer to the skin. It’s very light and hard to blend.

I was really expecting this product to be more “high-end” and of better quality.

Now, in the products defense, I have not used another Highliner color. There is a possibility that different colors hold different qualities, and may be a softer material or truer to it’s color. This is something I’m curious about and am looking forward to exploring next time I’m at Sephora.

I’m curious if my readers have used any of the Highliner Crayons and if so, did you like them? What colors have you tried?

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