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Holoholo Girls: Lessons from a Multi-Author Blog

It started off as a casual Facebook instant messaging session between friends in three different towns, that over the course of 2 hours, grew into the biggest (and probably best) cockamamie idea we’ve ever had. What ensued over the next 48 hours was a virtual upchucking of random ideas that resulted in what you now know as Holoholo Girls. As friends, we already share similar interests, so coming up with topics wouldn’t be an issue, but when the idea for Holoholo Girls came about, we were all going through some major life transitions. We thought the blog could be a place for us to explore our interests, to document memories, to traverse the blogosphere and meet with people from all walks of life, but it could also serve as a place for us to process transitions. Now, 6 months since we began, we continue to happily chug along; finding new adventures, making new memories, expanding horizons, breaching lines of comfort, and yes, growing. Writing has never been so gratifying and educational! Since starting the blog, some of our friends have …

Glamour Pusses

Carolina, Rogene, and I are extremely low-maintenance, so when we decided to do a photo shoot for Holoholo Girls, the topic of make-up inevitably came up. We each looked in our respective make-up bags and found that tinted lip balm was how we collectively defined “glamming up”. We needed to do something. Simply applying lip balm might’ve worked when we were 14, but being in our mid- to late 30’s means we should already be well-versed in make-up and using it on a daily basis. It would’ve been simple to tap our friends and/or professionals, but we decided to tackle this head on. It would be an adventure. What ensued were evenings spent researching make-up application on YouTube and Pinterest, trips to the local drug stores to aimlessly wander the beauty aisles, endless email threads discussing topics like filling in eyebrows, applying fake eyelashes, wardrobe, and finally, hours practicing the application of foundation, eye shadow, and yes, fake eyelashes. Needless to say, our support networks were really honest and sometimes, not so encouraging. Husbands would …