September 2018 Favorites

September was an amazing month! I moved out of Texas and spent about 3 weeks in Florida before finally arriving home at the very end of the month. A lot of my favorites this month are related to brands I'm partnering up with on the blog, and it's so exciting! I love being able to work with brands that I actually use and love.
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Beauty
  • Drunk Elephant TLC Sukari Babyfacial. I've heard so much buzz about this product in the beauty community so I was so excited to try it out! At first it burned my face, which was slightly alarming, but I googled it and that's normal for this product! After the burning went away, I didn't even notice it was on my face. When I finally rinsed it off, my skin felt amazing. I can see why everyone loves this. I'm hooked!
  • Nads Facial Wand Eyebrow Shaper. I usually pluck my own eyebrows and I always dread doing it. I picked this up at Walmart to try out and I was so impressed! I got my brows done in under 5 minutes - it usually takes almost an hour! These were painless too. I also loved how much control the wax pen has. 
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion. I wore a lot of sunscreen when I was in Florida. I usually wear the regular Neutrogena sunscreen, but I picked up this new one to try! I love how this feels on your skin! It doesn't feel greasy and leave a residue like normal sunscreen does. It feels like it soaks right into your skin. I am definitely going to be using this every summer from now on!

A Summer Day in the Life: Austin, Texas


If you didn't already know, I lived in Austin, Texas this summer. I actually JUST moved a few days ago, and I'm already missing Texas. A piece of my heart will always be in Austin! I'm already planning my return trip. Anyways, I wanted to share what a typical day in my life was like this summer. Every day was a brand new adventure and no two days looked the same! Read on to find out what one of these days looked like AND where to get some super awesome Texas-themed clothing and accessories.

The Do's and Don'ts of Surviving College with Cengage


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cengage. The opinions and text are all mine.

It's that time of the year again...when the summer blues start to hit and every day leading up to the first day of school feels like a Sunday evening. It's always hard to transition back into school, even when you're all grown up and in college. I'm starting my 5th year of college (yes, I feel like I might never be done), and over the past 4 years I've definitely realized some things that I probably learned the hard way. College is pretty stressful, but it doesn't have to be. Read on for my best tips and advice from the last 4 years of my life.

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The transition from summer into fall can be super stressful for a lot of people. I know I've definitely been feeling the end-of-summer blues and my stress levels have been slightly higher than normal! I've preached it a million times on here, but I think self-care is so important. Sometimes it's hard to step back and take a break, but you need to. Here are a few simple ways you can easily reduce stress and boost your happiness. Remember that this stress is only temporary, and 5 years from now it won't even matter!

Plan to Have the Best Semester Yet with Erin Condren

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Happy back-to-school season! I can't believe some of my friends have already started classes this semester. We can all agree that summer always goes by way too fast, but instead of having the end of summer blues, you should get excited for the new adventure the school year and fall will hold! My favorite way to get hyped about a new semester/new school year is buying new school supplies. Almost all of my school work is done on my laptop, so I don't usually buy any actual school supplies. BUT, every year I buy a new planner. Since I started college, I have been using an academic planner that runs from July-June because it seems to make the most sense for me and for most people who plan around the school year (like parents with kids in school or teachers). It's nice to not have to be switching over to a new planner in the middle of the school year. I'm telling you guys, I've tried almost TEN different brands of planners. Most of them got the job done, but one came out on top as the best, and it is GREAT. That one is my Erin Condren LifePlanner. This is sponsored, but I have used their products and purchased them multiple times in the past so I can say without hesitation or bias that this is the best planner ever. My sister can attest to how great Erin Condren planners are too. She's a sophomore in college and has never been able to stick to using a planner in her life until she saw my LifePlanner. She loved how I used it and how helpful it was, so she went out and bought her own. She has used it every single day since. These planners really are life changing!

My Number One Party Essential x Grow Fragrance

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Summer is just flying by! I can't believe it's already August. I've had such a busy summer between traveling, spending time with people I love, and of course, lots of parties.

July 2018 Favorites

Summer is just flying by! I can't believe I've already been living in Texas for 3 months. July was a crazy busy month for me (as usual). I worked and interned and blogged AND I flew home for a week to go to doctor's appointments and shoot a wedding. It was SO nice to see Nick and my family and have lunch with my Grandmas. The hardest part about living in Texas is being away from everyone I love. Anyways, here's what I was loving in July:
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Beauty
  • Brazilian Kiss Chapstick. I'd heard this chapstick is amazing so I picked one up in July. I love my Brazilian Bum Bum Cream so I had high hopes for this. It definitely lived up to my expectations! It smells amazing and it actually helps my lips...I have a hard time finding chapsticks that work.
  • Sephora Collection Pearl Face Mask. I got this for free when Sephora was giving them out a few weekends ago! I love face masks and I'm always down to try out new masks. This one was super moisturizing and smells really good.
  • MAC Lipstick in Tanarama. I waited in line for over an hour on National Lipstick Day to get this! I didn't think I'd be one of the lucky few to get a free full sized MAC lipstick...but I did! I am so obsessed with this color. It's a sheer metallicy nude that is good for everyday.