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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Smart Consumerism | Make Better Shopping Decisions #2

In my last post, I shared three basic tips to developing smarter shopping habits today: Creating a monthly budget, planning ahead, and evaluating online reviews and advertising. Please keep reading for three additional ways to become a more informed shopper.

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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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DIY Fail: Removing Set-In Deodorant Stains from Clothing

Stick deodorant sucks. No matter how hard I try or what deodorant I buy, every dress, shirt, and bra that I own is slowly ruined by my deodorant overtime.

To stop deodorant from ruining more of my shirts, I decided to try a Pinterest DIY Hack.

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Smart Consumerism | How to Make Better Shopping Decisions #1

Learning how to develop smart shopping and savings habits are essential parts of growing up. Unfortunately, for many of us, financial literacy is not something taught to us in school or by our parents.

Shopping can offer temporary relief from stress or sadness, but buying “things” does not equate to true happiness. Moreover, excessive spending can actually hold you back from living an active, engaging life, especially as you age.

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BeautyCon L.A. 2018

I am stoked to announce that I will be attending BeautyCon L.A. this July! This annual event connects brands, influencers, beauty bloggers, and consumers. 

BeautyCon is premier fashion, beauty, and lifestyle festival held in New York and Los Angeles every year. At this festival brands, creators, and fans come together to talk about what matters in fashion and beauty culture and news. In addition to the traditional festivals held in LA and NYC, BeautyCon has the BeautyCon shop and BeautyCon Digital platforms.

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YouTube Made Me Buy It

Since becoming a part of the beauty community on YouTube, the platform has negatively impacted my shopping behaviors by influencing a large bulk of my purchases. Some of these purchases have been great finds, while others sit in my collection largely untouched. If you’re interested in seeing some of the items that YouTube Made Me Buy, then please keep reading.

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Mini Beauty Haul

Hauls are a great way to maintain complete transparency on the items flowing in and out of my beauty collection. This mini beaut haul includes products that were recently gifted to me. I am beyond blessed to have generous people in my life who send me such thoughtful items.

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Damaging Effects of Dry Shampoo & Haircare for Sensitive Scalps

Although many haircare products tout their ability to make hair stronger, longer, shinier, less frizzy, etc. many products do nothing to help improve overall scalp health even though the foundation of healthy hair is a healthy scalp. If you’re tired of buying expensive products that do nothing for your scalp help, please keep reading.

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