Hello and welcome to my little place on the internet! If you have any questions, you can email me at wearingmascara@gmail.com.

I started this blog in August 2008 because I’ve always secretly wanted to start a blog and I’m obsessed with everything technology related. At the beginning, this blog talked about random things connected to my day-to-day life. As this it has evolved and changed, so have I. My focus on life now is to be happy and healthy. In the past, I’ve struggled with body image issues, not exercising right, and emotional eating. It’s still a day to day process but I’m exactly where I need to be.

On my road to become both happy and healthy, I have discovered an intense love for running. Yes, me. The one who could never run around a track growing up. Me, the one who was overweight in middle and high school and thought the best cardio was snacking on the couch while watching after-school specials. Please click the Running tab to find out more about my running journey and how I got started.

While I would like this blog to be directed towards living a happy and healthy lifestyle, I don’t think I’ll be documenting everything I eat – at least not right now. For now, I’d like to just post about positive experiences. It’s my opinion that in order to achieve you’re optimal health, you must work on every aspect of your life – not just what goes in your mouth.


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Mrs. Smith April 6, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Julie! Loving the new blogsite! I know it was revealed a few days ago and I am late…but still. Everything looks great!


Erin April 15, 2009 at 10:03 pm

Looks GREAT!!!

I am jealous!




angie July 18, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I just found your blog, and love it! I’m starting to get into photography as well. Have a good weekend!


healthy ashley October 28, 2009 at 2:28 pm

You are awesome! I’m so glad you found me so I could find you! Congrats on making the switch to a vegetarian diet! Email me if you have any questions or want any tips on eating vegetarian. I was a vegetarian for 9 years and went vegan in July. :-)


Nicole @ Making Good Choices April 27, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Long distance relationships are so hard, but so worth it when they are so great. My husband and I did long distance for 3 years before we got married in Aug 2008. I can empathize with how hard it is :) I love your blog!


Robin/Orlando Turtle Runner April 30, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Just found you and your blog via Side of Sneakers, where you had left a message… read your recent post and came over to your Welcome page ~ to meet you. :) Nice to learn a little about you!

Hello from Orlando!


Faith@ Lovely As Charged May 24, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Hey – I just found your blog and love your approach to healthy living. Keep it up :)


Molly July 2, 2010 at 12:09 am

I love your blog and your whole life philosophy and direction towards growth. I can’t wait to read more :) Glad we ‘met’!


Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun August 2, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Hey, I just found your blog through KERF…what a cute name: Wearing Mascara! :-P
I love wearing mascara and I love your blog too! Haha!


Gretchen September 18, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Awesome to meet you today, Julie! What a small world – I look forward to following your blog! And you’ll definitely have to keep me posted on when you’re back in the area. :)


Lindsey @ Morningstar Project October 18, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Love your outlook on life! Definitely the same view I strive for (sometimes falling short) but always aiming for. And although I’m living in Cali now I grew up in Baltimore and lived in DC for a while too – loooove the east coast!


Ashley November 21, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Hey.. I follow you on twitter but have never visited your blog. I love Pittsburgh and I went to high school there. We were just there visiting in October.


Odette @ theonlyplanetwithchocolate March 14, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Hello! Love the name of your blog, and think it’s such a fantastic thing that you want to document the positive experiences- food/running-related or not :) I’ve just started a blog too- feel free to check it out!
keep doing what you’re doing :)
- Odette
twitter: odie_


FYI-helpful reminder March 29, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Be careful when you post geo-tagged photos online as they can show anyone online exactly where you live.

One of your photos you posted contained the following coordinates: 41° 11? 42.00? N, 81° 26? 15.60? W <–(paste into google maps or another map site to show where it was taken)

For more info, check out this news report on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2vARzvWxwY

Good luck, and nice site~


Becca @ Peace, Love & Bagels September 23, 2011 at 8:37 am

Hi Julie :) It was so nice to meet you last night! I’m so glad to hear that people are moving back to the area and loving it! I am fairly new to Cleveland (moved here three years ago) but it has quickly become my home and a place that I absolutely LOVE.

Hopefully we’ll see each other again soon!!


Nancy (Beyoutiful Fitstyle) November 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Um, just found your blog on HLB. From reading this one page, I think I am going to LOVE this. Ps- I reallyyyyy love the name of your blog! :) A girl can’t go anywhere without her mascara!


Kristina Kratzer April 2, 2012 at 10:17 am

Hey Julie! I saw your guest blog on whycle and was like HEY I know her!! :) Love your blog :) I live downtown on West 9th, we should get together for a drink sometime. Take care!


Ali L April 11, 2012 at 10:16 am

So great to meet you last night at Wine+Craft Club! Your bottle turned out fabulously – and so did the blog post!


Julie @ Am I There Yet June 13, 2012 at 9:10 am

It was nice to meet you at last night’s OBA meet up! So many Julie’s! I thought I would check out some of the blogs belonging to those attending last night and I can totally relate to some of the issues described here, look forward to following!


Steph January 19, 2013 at 10:00 am

hello from canada… stumbled across ur blog and really like it!


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