Category: How-To

A Beginner’s Guide to Skincare

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Ah, skincare…a buzzword, a trend across social media, a necessity, according to all the major fashion and lifestyle bloggers…But the question remains: how can we actually get started in skincare? Sure, I want to have glowing, flawless skin, but the world of skincare is extremely daunting to someone who doesn’t know the difference between a serum and a mask. Oils, moisturizers, peels, oh my! What does it all mean? While a simple personalized checklist may not exist, the overwhelm regarding skincare certainly does. That’s why I created this guide: I am certainly not an expert (and everyone’s skin is different), but I did do the research, so you don’t have to, with the hopes of simplifying the idea of a routine and making it easier to start. Because I figure, why wouldn’t we all be participating in skincare if it meant a healthy, vibrant complexion for years to come? The answer: it’s too complicated. Well (hopefully) not anymore. Continue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Skincare”

It’s About Time to End Procrastination

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I’m currently sitting on the lofted bed in my dorm room, PJs on, hair all over the place, one eye basically still closed with sleep. Technically, this blog post was supposed to go live at 6 AM. And yet here I am at 7:50, having just woken up and not even started writing yet—that, my friends, is called procrastination. I’m sure you’ve all heard of it; maybe some of you are quite cozy with it. I think you can tell where I stand. In fact, my dad has started calling it pro-grace-tination when it refers to me. Fitting. Continue reading “It’s About Time to End Procrastination”

Strutting Fearlessly Into the New Year

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Today I want to delve head-first into one of my favorite topics, something I often think about but have yet to address on the blog: fear. But before I jump into that scary stuff (see what I did there?), I want to mention how perfect this outfit would be for New Year’s Eve. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I never really have an appropriate venue to wear an all-out sequin dress with severe makeup and an edgy hairstyle; usually, my NYE consists of having an awesome movie marathon with my family and popping those Martinelli’s bottles at midnight. Cozy and casual, but not without its sparkles. Because duh—whether you’re just chilling with friends and family at home, going blacklight bowling, or attending your city’s most “extra” NYE party, a sparkly outfit to ring in the new year is a must. {Sparkly sweater + favorite skinny jeans + glitzy accessories = outfit perfection.} Continue reading “Strutting Fearlessly Into the New Year”