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    Lifestyle

    Pursuing our Passion Projects | I’m on a Podcast!

    Hello!! I hope you are having a great week! I got to take part in a cool project this week — I was on a podcast! One of my friends from high school, Calvin, just started a podcast called “The Novice Experience,” where he chats with young adults and students about their opportunities and challenges in life, school, and career. It was a lot of fun being a part of Calvin’s new project and I learned a lot about the podcast making process — definitely, an awesome way to connect with individuals in a socially distanced way. 🙂 In my episode, I talked about my transition from college to my…

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    Fashion,  Lifestyle

    The Ultimate Adidas Gift Guide!

    Hello, happy weekend!! How is it mid-October already?! I don’t know about you, but the fall months always feel like a blur. One minute it’s the end of summer, and the next, you’re already thinking about all of the holidays. I know we still have weeks to go until we start thinking about holiday shopping. But, with the weather getting colder (sweater weather!!!), the days getting shorter, and Halloween right around the corner, the holidays are literally going to sneak up on us in no time. I often struggle to with last-minute gift-giving, so I have to start thinking about them early if I want to find the perfect gifts…

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    Career

    Celebrating All the Wins

    Hello! It’s been a while, right? Thought I’d share a more personal blog post just to connect with you all and catch up. I hope this is something you can relate to. 🙂 I’ve been super busy these last couple of weeks, but I’M BACK! I don’t know about you, but when I’m busy/preoccupied with work (or school), I lose my creative flow. If anyone has any suggestions on how to combat writer’s block and help increase creative flow (even during busier times) please let me know! Anyway, I just wrapped up a work project and it feels so good! Not only because we’re done, but I have grown so…

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    Beauty

    Great Skincare Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive!

    Oh, the things we do to have great skin! We all have our own skincare concerns, favorite products and beauty secrets that we swear by. Trust me, I’ve spent what feels like countless hours shopping for the perfect skincare products. The search never ends! I used to think I had to buy the best of the best products in order to achieve the perfect skin — that meant having to spend a pretty penny for it. I’ve tried it all sorts of brands, from drugstore finds and popular skincare lines from Sephora, to luxury brands. Let me tell you right now that you don’t have to break the bank for…

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    Lifestyle

    5 Simple Picnic Ideas for a Perfect Summer Meal

    Picnics have been the go-to activity this summer! It’s the perfect way to soak up the sunshine, enjoy a meal and spend time with your loved ones (socially distanced, of course). I’ve seen so many people picnic at beaches, parks and even in their own backyards. It’s a great alternative to get a change of scenery, avoid crowds, and “dine out.” I don’t know about you, but dining in restaurants still makes me anxious (although I know tons of restaurants out there are doing their part to make sure they’re safe) and I prefer to support my favorite restaurants by ordering to-go. Besides, with the sun shining so bright these…

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    Lifestyle

    Hello September | 9 Things I’m Grateful For

    Um.. hello? How is it September already? These past few weeks, I’ve noticed I’ve been a lot more reflective about my life. With this roller coaster of a year, I’ve tried to take the time really think about the things in my life that truly make it special. Trust me, it’s SO easy to get caught up what we don’t have. I’m guilty of always wanting more. But, with all of the chaos in the world, I’ve often had moments where I’ve paused to realize how grateful I am with what I have. In honor of stepping into the 9th month of the year (it’s even crazier when I say…

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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…