Friday, September 30, 2016

Fall Essentials: September POPSUGAR Must Have Box

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With every new season comes new products and new things to try! I'm so excited that POPSUGAR sent over their September box for me to try this month. It's now officially fall, and this box is filled with so many fun things! Everything reminded me of something that'd be great for fashion week, which was perfect timing for this month. Here's what I mean:

Thursday, September 29, 2016

How to Recreate NYFW Looks

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Fashion week in New York may be over, but it's still fashion season across the globe and right now more specifically in Paris! Oh how I wish I could be in Europe right now for that! There were so many trends on the runway and across the shows that I saw and loved, so I've been looking through store selections to find similar pieces to style. Whether the designer version just isn't available for purchase yet or you're looking for something similar, there's ways to find them! My favorite way that I've found to recreate looks so far is by using FlashFrames; but here's my top four ways to re-create these coveted looks:

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

5 Ways to Adapt Your Hair to the Cooler Fall Weather

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Last week at this time, I woke up to 72 degree weather. Today, I woke up to 41 degree weather. New York brings a whole new meaning to transitional time! For real; and we don't usually have this much of a drastic difference in temperatures so quickly but it's affecting me a lot! Not only is this quick change seriously affecting my skin, allergies and nails - but my hair too. The quick change in temperature plus heat products? Forget it, I'm left with a frizzy and damaged mess! While I'm enjoying the cooler temperatures and dressing in cute and cozy clothes and accessories, my hair doesn't enjoy it one bit.
I'm always opened when it comes to trying new hair products, because as much as I love a blowout and salon-fresh look, I can't have that every day... So I found the next best thing and 5 ways to adapt my hair to the fall weather:

Monday, September 26, 2016

The New Makeup Line Your Beauty Routine Needs: The Estée Edit

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I feel like whenever I try a new beauty product I love, I hit a jackpot - so when Influenster sent me the new Estée Edit VoxBox this month and I began using the products inside, I was like a little kid in a candy store! I figured they'd be great because I love Estée Lauder, and didn't expect anything less here. If you aren't already on Influenster, I highly recommend signing up! It's an awesome resource for finding new products to try, reading reviews to see if they're worth trying, and getting to test out tons of different products to leave reviews on.

This VoxBox came with four awesome Estée Edit products in it; the brightening eye balm, treat prep and glow serum, cream eye shadow and a two-shaded eye pencil. These products and more from the line are all available at Sephora! The colors were a bit out of my comfort zone, and the skin products seemed amazing; now I love them ALL:

Friday, September 23, 2016

The 11 Fall Staple Items You Need This Season

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As of today, it's officially Fall! I love summer (as everyone knows because I say it a million times! ;) but I really do enjoy the cooler temperatures and getting dressed in the fall. If there's one thing I do love about New York, it's getting to experience all four seasons. This is the time of year that everyone starts buying tons of cozy scarves, oversized sweaters, fun boots and all of the season's trends. It's still hitting the mid-80's in New York, so it's been sort of hard to get on the Autumn bandwagon but after going to the mall yesterday and finding a TON of adorable fall items, I'm starting to get in that mood! I may not be able to wear any of this yet, but the nights are getting cooler so I know that the warmth is only going to last so much longer.

I think it's so fun to look through each season's trends and find pieces that fit your style; but there's always a couple of pieces that can be repeated year after year. Whether it's a fun statement scarf or a pair of booties, here are 11 staple pieces that everyone needs in their wardrobe this season:

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

10 Things I Wish I Knew in College: As Told By A College Grad

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It's incredibly weird to me to not have started a new school year for the first time in the past twelve years this year... I can't believe I'm a college grad; I really don't know where the time has gone, but man it's a great feeling to have a diploma after a LOT of hard work! Post-grad life is a lot different than I had expected it to be thus far but I truly cannot complain in the least. The best part about college isn't the parties or the freedom - these are nice and all, but the true blessing in disguise that comes from the college experience is the way you grow as a human. As I sit here now, I really have realized just how many life lessons I learned throughout college. And let me tell ya - there's way more of them than there is knowledge about any of the Gen Ed requirement classes I took. If I could go back, there are definitely things I would change and tweak around - starting from the very beginning of the experience. Literally. I've also realized how many things there are that I wish I knew before I began my college years, and just how much I actually did learn. So here I am today, a college graduate - sharing all of the things I wish someone had told me upon entering some of the craziest years of my life (so far, God bless):

Monday, September 19, 2016

The #1 Face Mask for All Skin Types

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For as long as I've been wearing makeup, I have always loved the idea of face masks. My mom used to buy my friends and I these fun masks from Claire's and we would have the BEST time with them at sleepovers! I never thought about how beneficial masks are back then, but now I do and I live for face masks. I love trying all different ones - sheet masks, tea, charcoal, eye masks and my new favorite - clay masks! Different masks have different benefits for your face (duh) but they're seriously SO relaxing too. I can't think of anything better to do than have a girls night in or a night of pampering to yourself and treat yourself to a face mask.

Picking the mask that's right for you is the first step and with so many different ones on the market, it's safe to say it'll take plenty of tries before finding your favorite. Every time I try a new one I tend to like it more and more! But no matter which mask you pick, you can bet that you'll feel relaxed and have glowing skin that feels super fresh post-mask. And if you use this new Glacial Oceanic Clay Cleansing Mask by Exquisite Earth Elements, I can guarantee you will have JUST that!