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amazon clothing haul

I’m a big fan of wearing all black fits, so naturally that’s what I ordered when looking for a new look to wear on my walks in Central Park. Outfit details linked here: top, skirt, boots. The top was a good price for what you get – a cropped knit sweater that’s perfect with a…

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new beauty products i’m using

Some of these were free gifts from Sephora, but most of these I decided to try myself after seeing them enough on my timeline (thanks targeted Insta ads). Flamingo At-Home Waxing Strips I see an esthetician once a month, but it’s always nice to have waxing strips on hand when you need a wax between…

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kylie skin products review

The Kardashians are a love it or hate it brand, and I’m a fan. I tried the Kylie Skin travel-sized kit, a gift from a best friend for Christmas, and absolutely love it. The skin care routine is fairly easy to use, basically takes 5 minutes every morning and evening. My skin feels like it’s…

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things to do in beacon, ny

If you’re wondering (which you’re probably not), I love doing things by myself (which I’ve talked about a lot on here, probably too much). Which is why I planned a trip to Beacon by myself for a long weekend. I’ve written another post on traveling by yourself, but I won’t get into that now. I…

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good reads part 2

As everyone always says, I’ve been trying to read more. But really, I’ve made it a focus to spend my free time reading. Finishing a book feels good and I need more feel-good moments in my life. I usually read non-fiction books which is extremely boring to most people and extremely interesting to me, but…

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the best perfume scents

Choosing a perfume scent is deeply personal. I was hesitant to share these, because it is really personal taste, but maybe someone will discover a new scent they fall in love with. Below are the best perfume scents I’m using right now! How to Choose a Scent You need to consider how you’re choosing your…

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things to do in new paltz, ny

I visited a cute little town in upstate New York about 1.5 hours from Manhattan, here are all the details for a weekend-trip itinerary. Where to Stay Airbnbs are fair prices in New Paltz, but you’ll want to save up a bit for this trip if you want a spacious spot with good views. We…

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how to handle anxiety

I think everyone gets anxiety from time to time. A big issue with anxiety is when it impairs your ability to function, or ability to complete daily tasks. There’s a lot of different types of anxiety. I am also not a doctor or expert in mental health, so this is basically just my take on…

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switching careers

Switching careers isn’t easy. Even in your first few years in the workforce, it’s not easy. Once you’ve gotten yourself into an industry or skill-set, companies often don’t want to hire you for something that you’re not well-versed in. Here’s my best advice on how to switch careers. Go The Non-Traditional Route Find a company…

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things to do in philly

Here’s what I did for a day in Philadelphia: Reading Terminal Market The Reading Terminal Market is a famous indoor market that offers a plethora of cuisines, basically anything you could imagine. All of the top foods you’d want to try in Philly are there, including lots of places that serve Philly Cheesesteaks. If you’re…

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how i take care of my mental health

Taking care of your mental health is key to finding joy in the everyday. I think this is the most important aspect of your day-to-day happiness and perhaps one of the easiest if you implement it correctly. Here are some easy items to incorporate into your every day that will improve your mental health. Take…

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time away from the city

Time away from the city is so so important for my mental health. I visit Indiana lots because my boyfriend’s family lives there, and before you judge, it’s actually kind of beautiful sometimes. There are actual trees (!) and some sort of nature and slow pace mentality that can be really refreshing when you live…

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reminiscing on fall in nyc

I was recently going through photos on my phone and found some from the best season there is. Fall is my favorite season, and fall in New York City is… as corny as it sounds, magical. The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and every walk you take you’re reminded of the fleeting joys…

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books i’m reading

Reading calms my nerves and takes me to a place that often calms me when I am feeling anxious. If I’ve had a rough day, I usually try to check two things off my list: going for a walk and reading. These two things impact me deeply because they help me stop thinking about my…

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lip kit review

I was so curious about the Kylie Jenner beauty products when they came out, but it took me awhile before actually trying them out. I thought the products were a bit too expensive to purchase (incase they ended up not being very good quality), but one of my friends actually ended up buying me a…

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stop being a workaholic

Taking time off is SO important for your mental health, for better relationships, and for fun. Take this as a sign to request a few days off in the coming months for a vacation, as big or as small as you can afford, and take it! As the year comes to a close, I’ve been…

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my favorite estee lauder products right now

Here are the top Estee Lauder products I’ve been using recently. If you’re looking for a new moisturizer or perfume, you’re in the right place. DayWear Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant 24H-Moisture Creme SPF 15 I love this moisture creme the most for wear right before applying makeup, mostly because my regular moisturizer I use is very thick…

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charlotte tillbury makeup haul

Charlotte Tillbury is one of my favorite makeup brands to purchase from. They have a wide range of products to choose from and their products last a really long time. They also give away free samples with every purchase! Most makeup brands do this but I still get excited over the free samples. On top…

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the best starbucks order based on your mood

If you’re feeling any of these things, run, don’t walk, to your nearest Starbucks. Unproductive Cold brew is going to be your best friend. You will sit down and tune into whatever you need to get done for the day once your cold brew kicks in. This is one of the best Starbucks drinks because…

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good reads

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Love 2.0: Creating Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection by Barbara L. Fredrickson

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