Beauty Review // NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash

Hi all! Today I have another cult favorite skincare item to review, as always, on my quest to find the perfect skincare regimen! I’ve locked into a good routine, but I always like to switch it up to find out what could work better for me. Today I’m reviewing the NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash, a strong, pH-balanced foaming face wash with 18% glycolic acid. I’ve used glycolic acid face washes before, and was eager to try it out!

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New Look // Trendy Style with Embroidery + Bell Sleeves

Hey all! This week I have a fun outfit to share combining two major trends this year, and two of my favorite ones possibly ever: embroidery and bell sleeves! It’s definitely an eye-catching combination, but I think it’s super fun to style these two very bold trends in one look, and this is an outfit I’ve worn a few times, and one I always feel pretty and confident wearing! I’m pretty obsessed with embroidery lately, ain’t gonna lie. Anything floral print pretty much has my heart. <3

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Spring in the City // New York Botanical Garden

Hi all! My obsession with flowers and spring continues, this time at the New York Botanical Garden. I went to Fordham University, which is literally across the street from the NYBG, so I knew it well. I visited the New York Botanical Garden this spring to enjoy a nice walk and some gorgeous pink trees (I’m obsessed). Here are some rambly photos:

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New Look // The Perfect Summer Midi Dress + Classic Flair

Hi all and happy Friday! It’s been a very long week for me; it was the first full week of work in about two weeks, so it has been a struggle. As always, the bright point is spring! Here’s an outfit I put together with one of my new favorite spring/summer dresses, that looks like a picnic table! Of course, you need a wicker bag for a picnic…hope you like this look! 😉

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Beauty Review // Exuviance Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish

Hi all! Today I’m back detailing my never-ending quest for a miracle skincare product. Today I’m reviewing the Exuviance Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish, a $72 product that combines physical, chemical, and enzyme exfoliators to really scrub at your skin. In case you need a refresher, I’ve been through dozens of skincare products in my day, from using a Clarisonic, to exfoliating with nutmeg, to using a baking soda/honey wash, to visiting a dermatologist. I’ve tried it all. Here’s my current skincare routine and a basic rundown of my skin type:

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Travel Tales // Austin, Texas Tips & Tricks

Hi all! I just got back from a four-day trip to Austin, Texas, and I thought I’d share some highlights and travel tips with you all (y’all?) here! It was my first time in Texas, and I’ve heard that Austin is a lot different from the rest of Texas—a little younger, a little more artsy, more like up north than down south. I really enjoyed my time and here’s what I’ve learned about what to do and how to get around, just in case you’re planning your own trip there soon!

There’s no Uber—they have “Fasten” and “Fare” for ride sharing

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New Look // How to Style a Denim Dress for Spring

One of the best pieces I bought this year was this simple, button-down denim dress. A frugal shopper, I scored it on sale at Wet Seal just before they closed down, and despite the price tag, it’s a quality piece I’ve worn a dozen times already since I bought it in late January. I’ve worn it to work with tights during winter, and now that it’s a wet, chilly spring here, it’s still the perfect casual work look—with a spring upgrade!

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Book Rec // ‘Norse Mythology’ by Neil Gaiman

When I was about 12 or 13, I read a book called East that spurred an interest in Norse mythology and a love for the North. It was a retelling of the Norse fairy tale “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,” and contained gorgeous descriptions of Asgard, Bifrost, and tales of Thor and his hammer. I always had an interest in the subject, but never really read enough about it. That’s where Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology came in.

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Like so many people, I will read anything Neil Gaiman writes, so I put Norse Mythology on my to-buy list immediately when I saw it was being released this year. And I’m very glad I did.

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New Look // Spring Showers, with a fun umbrella

Happy Friday, all! Today I’m heading off with my cousins and sisters to Austin, Texas, for my cousin’s bachelorette party. It’s been a chilly, wet April and I’m so excited to be spending the weekend somewhere really hot! I bought this umbrella about a month ago when I saw it on Amazon and fell in love. I used to work at an art company, and I have always loved ballet, so this umbrella, printed with Degas’ ballerinas, was a perfect choice to keep me dry in the April showers. Hope you like this look!

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Beauty Review // Hyla3D HA Activating Complex by Jan Marini

Hey all! Today I have a beauty review to share, about the Hyla3D HA Activating Complex by Jan Marini Skin Research. As you may know, I have super sensitive, combination skin that’s prone to breakouts. I also have a touch of rosacea and I tend to get bad blackheads. Over the past few years, I’ve found that keeping my skin super moisturized is the key to staying breakout- and blackhead-free! It’s weird, because I have oily skin, but washing my face with oils and slathering on moisturizer really works wonders for me.File Apr 24, 5 07 05 PM

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