My name is Tina Bowling and I am a stay-at-home mom of two and professional blogger, living in the Chicago area.   In 2011, I created My Highest Self just for fun and it flourished before my eyes.  Writing every day gives me great joy and I love connecting with bloggers and brands!  Previous experience includes:  Brand Ambassador & In-Show Trend Reporter for Face & Body Midwest, Beauty Contributor for Savvy Sassy Moms (2 1/2 years), event coverage for Girls Night Out Chicago on and Review Team Member for Pretty Pink Momma.

January 2017 – Panel Speaker, Beauty Trends in Social Media at Face & Body Midwest Expo

Take a moment to read a few of my favorite articles:

Event Recap + Videos: Face & Body Midwest Expo 2017

Getting Through the Loss of Mom with Soul Sessions

How to Make Your Own Sun

How Our Family Treats Eczema 

Best Chicago Spas

Family Fun at Key Lime Cove

Gloria Jean’s Coffee

Getting Started with Jenny Craig

My professional background is all business.  I have over 20 years experience as an Administrative Assistant in several industries including advertising and real estate.  I have a true passion for research, writing, and “the details”.

At My Highest Self you will find thorough beauty product reviews, style, food, drinks, Chicago events, and more.  I’m a busy mom of two, my son is 10 and my daughter is 9.  I share a lot about my life at home too!

I am an absolute coffee fanatic, a true Pisces, and enjoy reading all types of books and listening to nearly all genres of music.  Astrology, psychology, and self-help all crave my attention.  My down-time typically involves a home pedicure, facial, and a stack of magazines.  I am a firm believer in positive thinking, karma, and manifesting your own highest self!

Lots of Love,



  1. Noureena
    November 24, 2013 / 2:07 pm

    I googled Evelyn and Crabtree, came here and now am a fan ! <3 Keep the good work going Tina.

    Lots of love,


    • Tina Bowling
      November 25, 2013 / 1:12 pm

      Hi Noureena! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this nice comment, hope to chat with you again soon!!

  2. Holly
    September 18, 2013 / 5:49 pm

    LOVE YOUR BIO! So professional, yet very cute. Just like you :)! YAY FOR YOU! Now I’m going to check out your articles. See you soon.

    • Tina Bowling
      September 18, 2013 / 5:54 pm

      Awww thanks Holly!!

  3. Domniki Sarri
    June 27, 2013 / 1:46 pm

    Hi!!You are so sweet girl!!

    • Tina Bowling
      June 27, 2013 / 3:25 pm

      Thank you so much!

      January 3, 2013 / 12:29 pm

      Love it! Thanks so much for reading, Latoya!

  4. michelle
    December 31, 2012 / 9:41 am

    your skin is so flawless id love to know your secret

      January 2, 2013 / 4:31 pm

      You are too kind to say that! My skin is far from flawless but finding the right cleanser, scrub, mask etc for your skin is a great step towards nice skin. Once I cleared up a few skin issues it helped when I applied primer, foundation, etc. I love highlighting as a way to visually enhance the look of your full-face makeup too!

  5. livivua c
    December 19, 2012 / 6:57 pm

    I subscribe

  6. Debra
    December 11, 2012 / 5:25 pm

    Hi – I just wanted to know where I purchase some of the Khroma lip gloss from, I am in NZ and we don’t have it here yet. Is there a website I can purchase from?


      December 11, 2012 / 6:09 pm

      Hi Debra! I don’t know where you might purchase these internationally as I bought mine from ULTA and they do not ship int’l. Sorry I could not help more.

  7. Zaira
    December 5, 2012 / 12:53 am

    confirming my subscripton!

  8. Ash Johnson
    October 3, 2012 / 4:03 pm

    I also follow on Pinterest (Ash Johns/twotil)

  9. Ash Johnson
    October 3, 2012 / 4:02 pm

    I follow by email

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