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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Make your own wannabe ACAI BOWL!

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Hey guys! I instead of a regular post this #fashionfriday, I want to let you know about the new youtube video I just posted!

Go check it out to learn how to make your very own wannabe acai bowl using mixed berries instead of acai! I walk you through the few easy steps to get you feeling all kinds of LA vibes!

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Fashion Diaries: Black, White and ’90s All Over

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If you guys read my last fashion diary (pssst… here!), you’ll know I’ve been wanting to pair my new Adidas Originals with a dress or skirt! So, that’s obviously what I did.

My friends and I took a day trip out to Smith College to see a friend before she left for school, and I was feeling all kinds of B&W.

I paired my favorite button down from Forever21 with a black semi-structured  skater skirt from H&M. This was a pretty dressed up look so I threw on a ’90s inspired choker and my Adidas Originals (duh).

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Fashion Diaries: Weekend Vibes

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Last weekend, my friends and I took a day trip to Boston to see Hillsong United, which by the way was FLIPPIN’ PHENOMENAL. *sings Oceans for 4 hours straight.*

Before the concert, we spent the day exploring Boston like total tourists. No shame. We went into the Boston Public Library, and it had this gorgeous garden area that literally felt like I had stepped into Rome. How could I not resist doing a little #OOTD?

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#Trending on the Bookshelf

When I was a child, I was probably the biggest reader. I would fly through books like it was my day job, and visit the library frequently. I know I’m not alone when I say, college ruined reading.

With many textbooks to read, leasure reading is simply out of the picture. I had to fill out a survey recently, and it asked what my favorite book was. Truth be told, it took me half an hour to come up with an answer that wasn’t something I read when I was 13.

At the end of the day, I really miss reading, and summer is the perfect time to catch up on it. I’ve compiled a list books I want to read this summer, and I’d love to share it with you guys!

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Tips for a More Productive You!

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“Productivity is not an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer

I never feel like there is enough hours in the day to get everything done. I’m constantly scrambling to get all my assignments done, participate in all of my extra curriculars, and of course, make great content on here for you guys! To be honest, sometimes I feel a little like a scrambled egg. If you try to move me, I might just fall apart everywhere on to the floor.

However, having a lot on my plate in college has really allowed me to become a more productive person who takes full advantage of time. Now that I’m half-way done with college (excuse me, what?!), I’ve learned a few tricks that I’d love to share with you guys for getting the most out of your 24 hours.

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Fashion Diaries: Breezy Beach Vibes

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As you guys obviously already know, rompers are my thing this season! If you guys missed my entire post on them from Spring Break, you can check it out here!

I got this particular romper from Marshall’s, and I’m literally obsessed! It is open in the middle and attached with lace. The bottom hems are a little oversized and have some ruffles.

As for my cardigan, well… I don’t remember where I got it. It’s long, flowy and a pretty salmon color.

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Dear long-distance best friend…

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There is something uniquely hard about going to a different school from your best friend. You grow separately, make different friends, and learn more about yourself. And yet, in times of trial, joy and self-discovery, you find yourself just wanting your best friend by your side to experience it all.

At the same time, the long distance can take a real tole on you and your BFF. It’s easy to get caught up in whats right in front of you and forget to invest in that long distance relationship. It has taken my best friend and I many semesters to learn how to stay in contact and updated on each other in long periods of absense, and we’re still constantly learning.

So without further ado, here is my advice based on the lessons I’ve had to learn for cherishing and thriving as long distance best friends!

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Fashion Diaries: Army Greens & Sassy Stripes

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I would just like to let you know that following this photoshoot, it snowed. A lot.

Right as I thought spring had cracked open the door, it slammed shut in my face. Oh well. What can you do, am I right?

Anyways, I managed to get this shoot in before winter 2.0 came around. I’ve been kind of obsessed with this monochromatic look lately. Stay tuned to the end of the article if you want to recreate this outfit!

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