15 Ideas For "Solo Dates"

"Solo dates" is a concept I stumbled upon earlier this year, and I'm absolutely in love with the idea. If you've never heard of this before, it's basically where you take yourself out on dates. I've always been a huge promoter of self love and finding ways to take care of yourself, and this whole idea of taking yourself out on special dates is just such a cool concept. It's a fun way to get you to step outside of your comfort zone and become more used to being on your own (which is great for confidence-building). For those interested in going out on a solo date, here are some fun ideas you can try!

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3 Face Oils To Try

One area of my skincare routine that I've had a lot of trial and error with is facial oils. While I don't suffer from oily skin, I have still had my fair share of products that left me with a greasy complexion. The thing I've found to be true with oils is that when they're good, they're good, but when they're bad...yikes! Being the beauty obsessive that I am, I've tried a good amount of skincare oils, from serums to cleansers - here are the 3 that have made it into my top favorites.

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5 Tips For Staying Positive On The Daily

I've been asked several times in the past how I always stay so positive. While I'm not in flight attendant-mode 24/7, I do try to focus on embracing and exuding positivity every day. It's just way too easy to be a Debbie Downer about every little thing...I like the challenge of finding the beauty and goodness in every day. If you're trying to embrace positivity and happiness on a daily basis, here are my top 5 tips for making this important lifestyle change.

New From Fresh Beauty

Every job has it's perks. While I may not have health benefits or a fully-fledged retirement plan, on of the perks of being a beauty blogger is that you sometimes get to try out amazing new products from your favorite brands. A few days ago, I was surprised with a box of goodies from Fresh Beauty, and after unboxing everything I knew I would have to dedicate an entire post to their gorgeous products.

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Weekend Activities I Always Look Forward To

There's really nothing better than the start of the weekend after a long, stressful week. Even for those that work from home, there's just something about knowing that it's Friday afternoon and you've got the entire weekend ahead of you. Now that the weekend has officially started, I thought it would be fun to share some of the things that I always look forward to doing on my "days off".

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50 Timeless Beauty Tips Every Girl Should Know

Over the years, I've learned countless beauty tips from bloggers, makeup artists, family members, and friends (honestly, most I wish I would've learned years ago). Some tricks have come and gone, but there are certain techniques that will stand the test of time. From makeup and skincare to hair and body care, I have 50 of the most helpful beauty tips that every girl should know.

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What's In My Bag + 5 Everyday Essentials

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #InspiredHydration #CollectiveBias

It's been quite awhile since I've shared a "what's in my bag?" post, so I thought it would be a good idea to give a little update. I always love these kinds of posts, probably because I'm nosy (haha) but also because I tend to get some helpful tips from them. Since I'm sure most of you are the same way, I've decided to jazz this post up with a few tips for some everyday essentials you should definitely be carrying in your bag.

How To Create A Skincare Routine That Works For You

I think all ladies, beauty enthusiasts especially, can agree that a proper skincare routine is vital to healthy, glowing skin. When I first became interested in makeup and beauty, I was kind of lost in terms of skincare. There are just so many products out there for different skin concerns and it can get a bit confusing. Did I have oily skin or dry skin? Redness problems? Should I start thinking about anti-aging? What is a serum and do I need one? It took me doing a lot of research online and watching quite a few skincare videos on Youtube to figure out what I should invest in and in what steps each item should be used. I feel pretty confident in my knowledge of skincare, as well as being well-versed in the different skin types and products that will benefit each, so I've decided to put together a little step-by-step guide to help you create a skincare routine designed specifically for your skin.

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20+ Ways To Save Money When You Live By Yourself

Living alone for the past 13 months has been such an incredible experience, and I've learned a lot over that time. When I was first considering getting an apartment by myself, there were certain things I had to take into consideration, like which things I would really need and how I was going to pay for everything (this was an even bigger concern for me seeing as how I'm self-employed in a field that can change at the drop of a hat). I had my main goals and backup plans all thought out, but it really took just jumping in and doing it to learn exactly what living alone would entail.

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Eyeshadow Palettes Every Makeup Obsessive Should Own

My very first piece of high end makeup was an eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay that I had wanted for nearly a year. My mom got it for me for Christmas, and I used it religiously for months (and am still obsessed with it today). Ever since, I've been a huge fan of eyeshadow palettes and couldn't imagine my makeup routine without them. With so many different options out there on the market right now, it can be a little confusing when trying to figure out which ones you actually should invest in. That's why I've decided to put together this little guide to help all of you beauty obsessives out there.

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25 Quotes For Today's Girl Bosses

I absolutely love the power of affirmative words. Positive quotes are a great way to keep yourself motivated, and can be incredibly uplifting during times of self-doubt and uncertainty. I've been quite the quote collector for the past few years (thanks to Pinterest for making it so easy to save my favorites to a specific board or I'd never remember them). We live in the age of girl bosses and entrepreneurs, and I know many of you are hard at work on your own creative projects so I thought I would share a collection of my favorite quotes that help with the hustle.

Easy Ways To Find New Reads This Season

One of my favorite things to do during the warmer months is read. Whether it's inside with the windows open or laying out by the pool, I absolutely love having a good book to dive into and get lost in for a few hours. There's nothing better than early mornings curled up on the couch with a few chapters and super late nights not being able to put the book down. Every summer I like to create a reading list to work my way through, but it can be a little tough finding new books that are super interesting and worth the time reading. If you find yourself in this same predicament often, here are some easy ways to find new reads you'll actually enjoy.