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    Food

    5 Delicious Smoothies to Satisfy Your Cravings

    Saying I love smoothies is quite the understatement. Smoothies are one of my favorite drinks — I can have them at any time of the day and they are SO versatile! I used to drink them a lot when I’m on the go, or after a workout but ever since I’ve been working from home, I’ve made a smoothie almost daily as my mid-day snack to get in some extra fruit, veggies, and protein into my day. I swear, I’ve become best friends with my nutribullet. I have enjoyed getting creative with all the different combinations of ingredients and flavors. However, once I find a combination that I love, I’m…

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    Beauty

    Sephora Welcome Back Sale – 5 Makeup Finds

    Sephora’s having their “Welcome Back” sale this week and I used that as the perfect excuse to shop for some new makeup! Sure, I have not been wearing makeup regularly like I used to, but this sale was the perfect opportunity for me to get a couple of items I’ve been eyeing for a while (and maybe get back into my makeup routine before I forget how to wing my eyeliner). Trust me, I’m no pro when it comes to makeup, so I look for products that are easy to use and versatile. I got a 5 from Sephora: 3 I have never tried before, and 2 staple items to…

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    Lifestyle

    Embrace Change, Even if It’s Scary

    Yesterday marked 1 year since I started my full-time job, or how I call it: my “big-girl” job. Who knew so much can change in 1 year?! This time last year, I was packing my belongings to officially move to a new city, with a new job as a consultant and start “adulting”. I was fighting back tears and anxiety as I was loading up my car trunk. I felt guilty for feeling anxious — I had so much to look forward to! I had all these wonderful new experiences that I was extremely excited about, but I started to get cold feet. Change is scary, even if I’m excited…

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    Lifestyle

    Lazy Weekends are the Best Weekends

    Like most Fridays, the other day, my coworker asked what my weekend plans were. Most weeks, the usual game plan often includes cleaning/reorganizing, running errands, working out, seeing friends, and anything else that feels “productive” to me. Even when I give myself a little “Self-love Sunday,” it often becoming a small snippet of my weekend, sandwiched between all of my “to-do’s” for the day. I remember telling a friend on Friday that I used to feel bad whenever I didn’t have any social or productive plans for the weekend. I often throw myself into new learnings, events, projects, hobbies– how do you think this blog started? I’m so used to…

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    5 Favorite DIY Hair Masks Inspired by My Mom

    My mom has always reinforced the value of investing in a good hair and skin care routine. It’s no question my beauty routines have been inspired by hers— particularly hair care. Everyone in my family knows about my mom’s fixation over beauty. They would talk about how she would always experiment with her beauty routine and how she could spend all of her time doing so. Particularly, she enjoys making DIY masks— it’s she’s been doing for a LONG time. Even today, she’ll tell me about the latest products she extensively researched and persuade me to try (in fact, most of my favorite skincare products I talk about here are…

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    Lifestyle

    Self Care Sundays: Overcoming the Sunday Scaries

    I always get the Sunday scaries. I could be anticipating an amazing week, and still feel this way. Even with this new virtual working environment and more time at home, the weeks feel jam-packed and fast-paced. Sometimes, it’s nice to take a day to slow things down. Often, I like to make Fridays and Saturdays as the energetic, social days– often full of travel, errands, and friends. Those are the days I want to go out and get stuff done. On the flip side, Sundays are my day to relax and take it easy. It doesn’t always play out that way, but, I still try to be intentional with even…