What I've Been Up to This Fall

What I've Been Up to This Fall

I cannot believe that it's already mid-November and the holidays are coming up soon! I've been seeing tons of Christmas commercials and Black Friday ads which makes me so excited for the most wonderful time of the year. I'm planning on decorating my house for the holidays this weekend and putting up the Christmas tree once Thanksgiving passes. With winter right around the corner, I wanted to write a more personal post today and update you all on what’s been going on in my life this fall. So many of my posts are centered around certain topics and I wanted to take a step back to make sure that my readers get to know me a little. So, read along and see what's new with me! 

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How I'm A Girlboss on the Go With HBO

How I'm A Girlboss on the Go With HBO

Sometimes I feel like "busy" is my middle name. I spend my weekdays at my day job working full-time and my evenings are spent juggling a million and one things. Luckily, I've become a pro at multitasking and finding ways to do two things at once. Since I always have a lot going on in my life (there's seriously never a dull moment) I like to think of myself as a Girl Boss on the go.

On a typical morning I wake up at 7 a.m. so I can get ready for work. Each morning I shower, get dressed, do my makeup and eat breakfast. I've learned to move quickly in the morning so I can make it out the door and head to work by 8 a.m. After a 35 to 40 minute commute, I pull into the parking lot at my office building, walk into the lobby and head to my desk. Next I power up my computer and get ready for the workday!

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What To Do When You're Running Late For Work

What To Do When You're Running Late For Work

One of the most important parts of working in a professional setting is being punctual. Being on time and arriving to the office, meetings, or other work obligations is important no matter who you are or how long you’ve been part of the workforce.

Just the other week my alarm clock went off signaling that it was time to wake up and get ready for another workday. I sleepily pulled back my covers, got out of bed and walked into the bathroom to shower. After turning the faucet, I noticed that water wasn’t coming out. I stood there, scratched my head and wondered what was going on. I then remembered that there was a water main break in the area surrounding my house that happened the night before. Sometime during the night, the water supply for my entire town was shut off.  

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How I Keep My Skin Clear With the Clarisonic Mia 1

How I Keep My Skin Clear With the Clarisonic Mia 1

In middle school and high school – the time when most of us experience significant changes in our bodies – I was lucky enough to have clear skin. Once in a while I’d get a blemish, but I never suffered from extreme breakouts or severe acne. It seemed that once I entered my college years, acne wanted to finally make its appearance and start popping up out of nowhere on my face. Back then I didn’t realize that my bad habits were ultimately contributing to my breakouts. I used to go to bed with makeup on, I didn’t have the healthiest diet and I was often stressed about homework and exams. It’s no wonder that acne eventually caught up with me.

Since then I’ve changed my lifestyle and adopted healthier habits (thanks to reading plenty of articles in beauty magazines that detailed the damage that sleeping in your makeup and having a poor diet can do), but I still struggle with acne from time to time. Most often I’ll go to bed with a clear face just to wake up the next morning and be surprised by a big, red blemish staring back at me in the mirror. I’m generally a confident person, but nothing makes my confidence plummet more than having acne. I'm the type of person that'll notice a new pimple and obsess over it until it's gone. From treating it with different products to covering it up with concealer, I want every blemish on my face to be hidden.

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The Best Travel Size Products to Keep in Your Carry-On Bag

The Best Travel Size Products to Keep in Your Carry-On Bag

I'm a huge fan of traveling light and packing my things in carry-on bags. Being able to bypass the airline ticket counter, bag check lines and the baggage claim area at the airport is a major plus. I also love knowing where my things are at all times and having my essentials handy in case I need anything while waiting at the airport or while on board a long flight. 

Since I've become accustomed to packing my things into carry-on bags I've had the chance to test out a lot of travel size products. Before each business trip or vacation I take, I raid the travel size aisle at the store and stock up on my favorite products. I could write a whole separate post focusing on the makeup I pack when traveling, but for purposes of this post I'm going to be focusing on facial, body and hair products. All of these items are products that'll help you get through either a short or long flight. If you need to freshen up while you're on the plane, you can just reach into your bag and pull out any of these items. 

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Holiday Party Planning with Basic Invite

Holiday Party Planning with Basic Invite

It's that time of year again! The season of celebrations. First up we have Halloween, next we have Thanksgiving and then the holidays will be here before we know it. I don't know about you, but the holidays are an extremely busy time of year for my family and I. We're always on to go attending things like Christmas parties, community events and church services. Since I've never hosted a holiday party of my own, I figured that this year would be the perfect time to do so. I wanted to get a jump start on my holiday party planning since my calendar for the upcoming months is jam-packed (if I don't set aside time now to plan, it'll never get done). Trying to coordinate a get together with my family and friends can be challenging since we all have busy schedules, but I figured I’d get the ball rolling now and get a date on the calendar reserved. 

When it comes to parties and events, there are so many things to figure out. The theme, the guest list, the time and date, the menu and most importantly, the invitations. I've always loved stationery and I think that a well-designed invitation sets the tone for any upcoming event.

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The Best Internship Programs for 2018

The Best Internship Programs for 2018

Calling all college students! Polish up your resumes and practice your interview skills because internship season is right around the corner. I know what you're thinking: "uhm, I just started fall semester a few weeks ago! I'll think about internships later." Sure, you can always apply for internships during the spring semester, but many big companies with robust internship programs start accepting applications as early as the fall. 

So, if you'll be applying for a summer internship for 2018, the internship programs below might catch your eye. Bookmark this post and refer back to it as you plan out which companies you want to apply to. 

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Fun Luggage Tags to Help You Spot Your Bag at the Airport

Fun Luggage Tags to Help You Spot Your Bag at the Airport

Picture this: you're at the airport and your flight just landed. You're either starting your vacation or you're home and you're waiting for your bag at baggage claim. You see a bag come down onto the carousel and it looks almost identical to yours. How are you supposed to tell if it's your bag or not? If you thought to yourself: "check the luggage tag...duh!" then you're totally right! Almost anyone who has been in an airport knows that, right? 

Having recognizable luggage tags is a must for travelers. Not only do luggage tags store your information in case your bag gets lost, but they also help your bag stand out from others. When searching for a new luggage tag for your suitcase, you'll want one that'll stay attached to your bag and you'll want to make sure it's durable and won't break from being tossed around by airline personnel that are handling your bags.

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