Wellness | Digital Detox & 4 Ways To Reduce Digital Screen Time

Wellness | Digital Detox & 4 Ways To Reduce Digital Screen Time

Digital media is a major contributor to the state if my emotional wellbeing. In fact, the over-use of social and digital media adds to my levels of anxiety. After recognizing this, I've embarked on a journey to reduce my screen time and develop healthier habits with technology. Ways I'm Reducing Digital Screen Time Deleting Apps [...]

The Loveliest :: Spring Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Favorites

The Loveliest :: Spring Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Favorites

Am I officially a beauty guru now? 😉 Although monthly/seasonal favorites have been falling off the radar in the beauty community on YouTube, I've been wanting to incorporate a "favorites" style post on my blog for sometime because this gives me the opportunity to talk about things I'm loving in a snackable way.

Wellness | Is Social Media Making Us More Toxic and Unhappy?

Wellness | Is Social Media Making Us More Toxic and Unhappy?

It is no secret that 2019 has been a year full of challenges for me - personally, professionally, and academically. Although I know that I am constantly becoming a more resilient person, sometimes I can't seem to escape my own anxious thoughts. After completing a grueling semester at school, I was surprised to find that I didn't feel much relief... but rather, I felt empty. As a first step in getting my mindset right, I took a brief social media detox this May. I needed time to myself to declutter my mind, boost my mood, and escape the mindless social media scroll. Ironically, after coming back from my brief break, I came across a thought-provoking and inspiring Instagram TV video that inspired me to write today's post.At a high level, this post explores the idea that our friends and social media are corrupting our minds and making us depressed. But how can this be true? Please keep reading to find out.

Big Beauty Haul | Drugstore & Affordable

Big Beauty Haul | Drugstore & Affordable

Despite behind a diehard drug store beauty fan, I came to the recent realization that I don't actually talk about affordable beauty enough on my blog (outside of ColourPop). Although ColourPop is inexpensive, there aren't as easily accessible as "traditional" drugstore brands given that purchases don't qualify for free US shipping if they are under $30.00 USD. Recently, I snagged a few affordable drugstore goodies from Target and CVS Health that I am stoked to be sharing with you! Nearly everything I grabbed is from a brand that I've yet to try, so I'm excited to see how these will perform.

A Beauty Guru Made Me Buy It: Beauty & Fashion Roundup

A Beauty Guru Made Me Buy It: Beauty & Fashion Roundup

As a beauty blogger and makeup lover, I spend the majority of my time reading about, watching videos on, and playing with makeup. Simply put: I live for it. However, this particular hobby can get quite expensive because buying new makeup is expensive. Although I wouldn't consider myself a gullible shopper, beauty influencers play a big role in influencing what I buy. Please keep reading to see what *recent* products beauty gurus made me buy.

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

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.