Is Social Media Toxicity Making Us Unhappy?

Is Social Media Toxicity Making Us 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.

I Decluttered KonMari Style: Was I Successful?

I Decluttered KonMari Style: Was I Successful?

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.Β  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.Β 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.

5 Tips for Dealing with Failure

5 Tips for Dealing with Failure

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

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

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.

Sunshine Blogger Award #2

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.

19 Useless Things to Declutter from Your Wardrobe before 2019

19 Useless 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.

Sunshine Blogger Award #1

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.

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

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.