Lashes and Dust is a source for inspiration that covers everything from the outdoors and beauty to gear and travel. I hope to encourage people to add the outdoors to their everyday life!

I started Lashes and Dust in graduate school at Florida State University, for Oceanography. I was living on a small remote island of the Bahamas collecting data. When I moved back to the United States, I missed the being outdoors every day. I didn’t have the same access to the outdoors as I did in the Bahamas. So, I decided to start this blog to help me get outdoors more often, but also to share my passion and tips that I had learned.

A little about me… I grew up in Marin County outside of San Francisco. In this little beach town called Stinson Beach. This is where I fell in love with the ocean and the outdoors. I had access to Mt. Tam and the Pacific Ocean every day. I moved away for high school to the east coast. After four years away, I knew I need to come back west. I went to the University of California Berkeley. After graduating college, I got a job in the Bahamas working as a research technician and a teacher ( I helped graduate students collect data, and taught high school students about marine biology). It never felt like a “job” to me. I wanted to share my passion, adventures, and helpful tips through my journey.

The exciting thing about my story is that it is still being written and every day brings a new adventure or opportunity, that’s what is so thrilling. So, thank you for following along and for your continued support!

Cheers, Mackey