21 Thoughts I Have When I Go to Sephora

By: Gabbi Battiloro

I’m going to start this off by saying I have recently started to come around to Sephora, but, for a while there, I was overwhelmed every time I was forcibly pulled into the store. I was that awkward, anxious person that tried to keep to herself and would pet the face brushes on display while my friends essentially left their kidneys on deposit to buy all sorts of makeup. You may think I’m kidding, but for a low maintenance makeup gal like myself, Sephora was too much to handle. Below are some of the thoughts that have crossed my mind when venturing into the makeup black hole. Continue reading



By: Máire Hannigan

On March 26, 2017, a new brand was born. If read our article Jawbreaking, then you know we are big fans of Aly Silverio, her story, and her keen sense of style. This past year Aly announced she would be stepping away from Jawbreaking and launching a new endeavor alongside longtime friend, Nedda Parangi. Flash forward a few months and State of Myne is live, and we got the chance to talk with Aly and Nedda about their new brand and what’s to come. Continue reading

Winter 2016-2017: Five Fashion Must-Haves

By: Sam Miller

If you’re anything like me, you wear mostly the same stuff that you wear during the fall except with a heavier outer layer (a.k.a. a winter jacket). With that being said, this post will explore the outer layers that are in style for this upcoming winter! While the outer layers remain the same year to year, the styles of them come and go. Take a look at what’s hitting stores this winter, and keep them in mind for friends and family (or yourself!) while doing your holiday shopping! Continue reading

Outfits for New Year’s Eve

By: Gabbi Battiloro

Shopping for a NYE outfit is stressful. You want the outfit that will shimmer and make you stand out. But, there are so many patterns, colors, fits, and designs that you can easily get lost while trying to find the perfect outfit. So, here are a few options I have compiled to help you decide what to wear this New Year’s Eve. Continue reading


By: Máire Hannigan

Eight years ago, a young fifteen-year-old girl decided to earn some money of her own in her own way.  She decided she’d dabble in the art of making and selling polymer clay jewelry, and eventually, that hobby turned into a career. Today, that brand is known as Jawbreaking: an independent clothing company for the “big dreamers, headbangers, lovers, and wanderers.” Aly Silverio, 23, is the founder and creator of Jawbreaking that, with the help of social media, allowed her to expand to graphic tees and more. Continue reading