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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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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Best Affordable Drugstore Skin Care for Oily Skin

A good skin care routine is vital for maintaining, clear, glowing, youthful looking skin and preventing early signs of aging. Unfortunately, many of us operate under the misconception that skin care becomes a necessity in our 30s and 40s. But this is so wrong! Why? It is far easier to maintain your skin’s youthful qualities rather than take measures to treat set in wrinkles, dark spots, or other signs of aging.

While I regularly splurge on more expensive skin care, the drug store is upping their game by offering affordable, high quality skin care to help individuals with a myriad of skin care issues at any age. Please keep reading to discover your new favorites at the drug store.

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The #BusyBoycott: Week #3, Challenge #3

This September, I’ve been taking part in Be More With Less’s #BusyBoycott Challenge in an effort to simplify my life. I’m tired of spending all my time and energy doing things that don’t add value to my life or bring me joy, so my hope with this challenge is to learn how to better prioritize my life so that I have time to do the things that make me happy.

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The #BusyBoycott Week #2, Challenge #2

This September, I’ve been taking part of Be More With Less’s 21 day #BusyBoycott Challenge because lately I’ve found that my mile-long to-do lists have taken over my life and I’m seemingly spending more and more time doing things I feel I need to do, rather than things that I want to do. I want to simplify my life so that I have time to truly live for the things that bring me the most joy.

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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 #BusyBoycott Challenge

etween an overbearing workload, my never-ending move, and my incomplete graduate school applications, I am feeling overworked and overwhelmed. But I am tired of letting business run me down.

While reading one of my favorite minimalism blogs, Be More With Less, I came across #theBusyBoycott. This challenge is meant to encourage simple living and help us change habits that are detrimental to our physical and mental well-being.

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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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