New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial

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It’s almost the New Year, and I’m ready to go into 2017 in style. I created this makeup look with New Year’s Eve in mind, blending sophistication with a dash of glamour. I wanted to share the products I used and the process I undertook to create this makeup look. (I realize I used a lot …

Write Yourself A Love Letter.

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We all go through rough times in our lives. Whether it’s a breakup, the passing of a loved one, or another traumatic occurrence, sometimes we forget how to love ourselves. We feel pain, sadness, and guilt. We want to stay in bed all day. There are times when we don’t want to talk to anyone or do anything productive. And …

47 Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Your Favorite Beauty Addict

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Let’s be real: Christmas shopping is stressful. And I’m about to make it a little bit easier for you. Got someone in your life obsessed with makeup, nail polish, style, and everything girly? Look no further: here are 47 stocking stuffer ideas for those beauty addicted gals in your life. MAC Mineralize ‘Rich’ Lipstick Benefit Cosmetics …

Outfit of the Night: Dinner with my Family

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What to wear to dinner? Choosing what to wear out can be a challenge. Tonight, I went to Outback Steakhouse, which is a restaurant that I figured I could either dress up or dress down for. I decided to go with a neutral outfit with a pop of color in the shoes. I paired a casual, horizontal striped …

Visiting Australia: Exploring the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is a scenic coastal drive in Victoria, Australia near the city of Melbourne. While visiting Melbourne, my friends and I decided to book a Great Ocean Road tour. If you want to see the best of the Great Ocean Road, I highly recommend Autopia Tours; Darren, our tour guide, picked my group …

December 2016 Favorites!

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I have really enjoyed the holiday season thus far, and I wanted to take the time to share some of my favorite products of this month. For me, December means wearing a blend of festive holiday colors and neutrals. My favorites this month reflect a combination of reds, darker neutrals, and lots of sparkles. I have a …

Answering the “36 Questions That Lead to Love” with my Boyfriend

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  A study by Dr. Arthur Aron explores whether love and intimacy between two strangers can be accelerated by answering a series of personal questions. Dr. Aron paired strangers up, and then they took turns answering 36 questions about themselves. The idea behind the study is simple: by being vulnerable with partners, we become closer to them, which …

20 Tips to Ace a Job Interview

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Whether you’re a student looking for a part-time job or a graduate seeking full-time employment, chances are you will have to endure the most dreaded part of the hiring process: the job interview. But don’t stress, because there are steps you can take to prepare for your interview, and there are behaviors you can practice …

Visiting Australia: Experiencing the Great Barrier Reef

  In October, I snorkeled at the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns, QLD, Australia, and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. This past Fall, I studied at the University of Canberra in Australia as a part of a Communications Exchange program with my university. When I wasn’t studying, I was …

It’s Okay To Not Wear A Size 0: A Body Image Message

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As a perfectionist, I know exactly what it’s like to not feel good enough. In my teenage years, I was obsessive over my body and my weight. What I’ve learned recently, however, is that your dress size, waist size, and weight shouldn’t matter. Instead of focusing on numbers, we should worry about being healthy and …