Trendy Meets South Africa: Long Layovers and German Lattés

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Can I just start by saying, 84 hours with out a shower makes for some very stinky college students!

So as some of you might already know, and the rest of you are about to find out, I’m in South Africa! I’m here for one month with an organization called Cru to build relationships with the students and volunteers of a non profit called Mamelodi Initiative, as well as team up with the volunteers to teach English and Math. I’m very excited for what God is going to do this month, and I know I am going to be stretched and growing throughout.

This is a huge step of faith for me because I have never left US soil before! Yes, I’m 20 years old and traveling internationally for the first time. I won’t even apologize for turning my passport into a photoshoot prop or getting giddy on the plane.

We have a 7 hour layover in Frankfurt, Germany on our adventure to South Africa, so we were able to go out and explore the city. Check out the photos from our time!

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VS PINK’S FIRST EVER #CampPINK!

YOU GUYS.

This past weekend I had the AMAZING opportunity to attend VS PNK’s first ever Camp Pink! This was Pink’s first year ever to do this, and let me tell you, I sincerely hope they’ll make it annual. I was super fortunate to attend, all thanks to CollegeFashionista and my #RAD internship.

Despite only being on camping grounds for less than 48 hours, I can honestly say that I have made lifelong friends, tried new things, and gained about enough Pink swag to last me the rest of my life. For my first ever travel post, I wanted to show you a glimpse of my upstate NY weekend getaway, so without further-ado, take a peek!

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Laced up for Summer

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There are a few trends I’m absolutely obsessed with this summer, and one of them happens to be gladiator sandals that lace up all the way to the knee. These got pretty popular last summer, but I was never willing to fork out $50-$60 for them. #collegestudentproblems

The beginning of this summer I made the commitment and ordered a pair off of shoedazzle.com, and not surprisingly, I’m obsessed!

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DIY Summertime Skincare: Avocado Facemask

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It’s time for the last and final Summertime Skincare DIY! What better way to end this series than with an Avocado face mask?

There are a lot of health benefits to this mask. Avocado is extremely moisturizing for the skin and is good for anti-aging. Additionally, it can serve as a protection against UVA and UVB rays. This recipe also includes bananas which contain nutrients that kill acne growing bacteria, in addition to benefits of anti-aging and moisture.

You will need:

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DIY Summertime Skincare: Bath Bombs!

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial day weekend and are ready to hustle and kick butt this week! I am back this #trendytuesday with a brand new Lush Dupe post to share with you guys!

It actually kills me when I walk into Lush and see the rows just filled with bath bombs. How can you choose just one to buy? I decided to learn how to make my own to save money, and so that I can have them in every scent I want. Want to make your own? You will need:

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DIY Summertime Skincare: Lip Scrub

Having smooth, dead-skin free lips is an absolute necessity of life. Exfoliated lips allows lipstick to go on so much smoother, and also adds a little natural plumpness. No Kylie lip kit needed! (For real though, has anyone ordered one of her lip kits? If you have, let me know how the quality is in the comments!)

I’m totally guilty of not exfoliating my lips regularly, but this new recipe for a Lush lip scrub dupe is totally going to change that! You will need:

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DIY Summertime Skincare: Coffee Body Scrub

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There is just something about us girls, and our obsession with Lush. I’m convinced they put drugs in their products that keep us coming back for more. You can have all my money, so long as you pass over the bath bombs.

The unfortunate thing is, a college budget doesn’t always allow for the luxurious life that Lush offers, and with summer rapidly approaching, the need for soft skin is totally essential.

I decided to do a DIY Lush-Dupes series for you guys to get you all silky smooth and feeling fresh for the beach, pool, lake house, or whatever fab plans you guys have! Stay tuned this week and next to learn how to make your own body scrubs, lip scrubs, bath bombs, and face masks!

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