I Decluttered my Living Space Marie Kondo Style: Here’s What Happened

Although I am an avid beauty collector and beauty lover, I’ve been working really hard the past few years to work on the bad shopping habits. I found myself in a state where I was buying too many things just to mask or deal with emotional problems. Feeling anxious? Buy some shoes, snatch that purse, fill your online shopping cart with makeup. 

But here’s the thing, filling my life with things wasn’t solving my problems – in many ways, my overconsumption actually made me more miserable, because my money was being spent on things rather than experiences. To make matters worse, I moved into a smaller living space earlier this year. As result, the mass clutter I had tucked away, suddenly became exposed.

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Facing Failure | Tips for Dealing with Disappointment

Failure sucks. How we cope with failure doesn’t have to. 

Whether you’re a blogger, a student, a creative, or another working professional, failure is a part of life that everyone has to deal with at some point. If you’re feeling down about your recent failures or you’re looking for tips on coping with failure, please keep reading.

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Love Yourself This V-Day: Self Care Tips for Maintaining Your Wellbeing

The feeling of excitement that the holidays brought has fully worn off and the pressures of real life have set in and started to chip away at my resolve. I’d be lying if I failed to mention that this month has been particularly hard for me, both personally, professionally, and on the blog. Rather than staying down, I’ve decided to push forward and invest in some quality Me-Time. Please keep reading for some tips on how to love yourself when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

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thank u, next: 2018 Success, 2019 Goals

2018 has been full of ups and downs, personally and professionally. During my lows, it felt like I could do nothing right, but ultimately this year has been a rewarding one as I’ve grown both as a marketer, blogger, daughter, and friend. So just like Ariana Grande, I want to pay homage to my past…

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Sunshine Blogger Award #2

As the title of this post suggests, I was nominated for my 2nd Sunshine Blogger Award! I am so thankful to Rio Rose Ribaya of Reverie & Reviews for this nomination. This fall has been a momentous for my blog due to the amazing support I’ve received from the blogging community on Twitter. I’ve read so many thoughtful, creative, and well-crafted posts and have gotten the opportunity to connect with new bloggers.

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Nineteen Things to Declutter from Your Wardrobe before 2019

According to the Daily Mail, we’ll spend an average of 3,680 hours searching or 153 days searching for lost items. On average, we lose about 9 items a day (198,743 items in a lifetime)! But just imagine – if we spend this much time just looking for lost items, how much more time do we spend cleaning?

As a beauty blogger, I spend a lot of time and money buying and organizing cosmetics and clothing, but I want to reduce the clutter in my life.

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Sunshine Blogger Award #1

I was beyond excited to be nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award by Laura from Palette of Thoughts. I am so overwhelmed by the support I’ve been receiving from so many incredible, talented writers and creators in the blogging community. For a long time, I would just read these tags, but I had never gotten a chance to participate, so it means so much to be recognized by friends in this community.

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The #BusyBoycott: Week #1, Challenge #1

Although I enjoy having a full schedule and taking on new challenges, I’m tired of feeling overwhelmed. The Busy Boycott is a 21-day challenge meant to inspire simple living and a more well-rounded life.

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The Transient Twenties: Moving & Chasing After What I Want in Life

As I write this post, I am sitting on a worn-out, secondhand couch left by a former roommate. Currently, this is the only piece of furniture in my apartment that is suitable for sitting. Like many New Englanders, I am moving out of my apartment on September 1st, so much of my furniture has been sold or given to others for free.

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Facebook & Instagram Made Me Buy It

Social media plays a huge role in influencing the purchasing decisions of millennial men and women, since so many of us are actively engaging with influencers, brands, and our own network of friends and family online. Through Facebook & Instagram’s advanced targeting capabilities, as well as through the brand and influencers that we follow, we are being bombarded with a bevy of products in our feeds.

Recognizing the way social media impacts what we buy and how we interact with brands, I thought I’d share the products that Facebook/Instagram “made me buy”.

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