Hello there! Are you looking for content about beauty, food, health, or college? Are you looking for a community of #Girlbosses? If so, you're in the right place.

My name is Amanda Alvarado and this blog launched in 2015 as a way for me to just share my favorite things and my life (the good and the bad), while being a place where women of all ages can come to for a laugh, encouragement, advice, or a new recipe.

Starting a blog was something that I wanted to do for a while and when I couldn't find a summer job before my junior year of college, I got really discouraged. I took that feeling of defeat and decided to put my time and effort into something I had been dreaming of. It was during that time that this blog was born! Since then, this blog has been one of my biggest passions and I can't imagine my life without it. Through this blog, I hope to share not only my favorite makeup or my morning routine, but also some insight on my life -  the good times and the times where I feel hopeless - and just be authentic and real.

I'm a 22-year-old and from Atlanta, Georgia. I am a daughter of Christ, on-air/producer at iHeart, and Alpha Omicron Pi sister. I have been blessed with an incredible family and boyfriend of over six years. I have a dog named Leia that David and I adopted from an animal shelter.  

I graduated from Georgia State University with degrees in journalism and film media. My interest in broadcast media has allowed me to do some really exciting things like work with The Bert Show (I even got to be on-air!), Adam Bomb, and Cumulus Media; write for Her Campus; and visit the Atlanta Journal-Constitution after securing a spot in Cox Media's Day In The Life Program. I currently work with iHeartMedia as an on-air personality and producer!

I own one of Nick Jonas's "Vote For Nick" guitar picks that he used himself. As a BIG fan, this is very important to me. Justin Bieber also follows me on Twitter. Don't ask why or how. Honestly, I don't know. Another fun fact: I want to live in New York City for a few years.

In my spare time, you can find me hanging out with my family and friends, baking my famous chocolate chip cookies, taking pictures, catching up on the news, vlogging, listening to a podcast, enjoying a bite to eat at The Vortex,  or writing. I enjoy puppies, a little bit of whiskey, Gossip Girl, great bargains, traveling, laughter, peonies, glitter, and all things girly.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I look forward to getting to know you. Be sure to join my little internet family by subscribing to my e-mail list and following me on social media.


If you're interested in taking a look at my work in media, visit my portfolio.

Just a note to you.. Sometimes, I'll use affiliate links for products, services, apps, and websites that I talk about here. I see this in the same way as I see getting referral fees or a discount from a business. We all love sharing our Uber codes to get a free ride in return, right? This is how brands say "thank you for telling a friend about us" and it does not alter my opinion in any way. The use of these links and partnerships helps me keep the blog running.
You will never see anything on this website that isn't authentic or something that I really love. I will never accept payment from a product or company who requires me to change my honest opinion. Every blogger views paid promotions in different ways, but as for me, amandadalvarado.com will NEVER feature any brand or product that I wouldn't recommend to my best friend, sister, or my mom. That's just me!