Oh Boy, We Did It!

When I started my skincare journey a few years ago, I wanted to truly understand why our skin reacts the way that it does to certain temperatures, makeup products, and skincare ingredients. We’ve spent the last eight years on this blog together learning and growing together and today I’m happy to share that I’ve written a post for my favorite deal site, Retail Me Not,…

Want To Be More Stylish? Purge These From Your Closet Things Right Now

You’ve heard of the rule where at the beginning of the year where you turn all of your hangers one way, and once you’ve worn the item you place the hanger back the other way? No? Well, now you have. It sounds great in theory, but if you are even the slightest bit OCD, hangers in varying directions throughout the year may drive you insane. Truth is that you don’t need a system to know what you haven’t worn. Anyone else guilty of having a closet full of clothes and also choosing the same things? (read: the comfiest option) Now is the time to do an epic closet clean out and here are some basic rules you should follow…

I Tried 10 New Beauty Products—Here Are My Honest Reviews

I’m a creature of habit. If something is working for me, I stick to it – which makes being a product tester uncomfortable and also kind of exhilarating. There are hundreds of new beauty products that come out every month and many of them make their way to me by means of PR boxes, random impulse buys, and late-night Amazon binges that I don’t remember…

8 Ways To Create More Volume In Your Hair

If your hair is sticking to your scalp like a clingy ex, it’s time to figure out how to add some much-needed volume into your hair. I’m blessed that my hair is straight and sleek, but that means that volume is my natural enemy. Over the past few years, I’ve mastered how to “fake” voluminous hair and I’m spilling all of my secrets in this…

How To Get Better At Fighting With Your Partner

Wow! I can’t believe this is the 10th post of our series. It’s been such a fun ride and I want to personally take time out to thank you guys for reading and contributing to our fun experiment. Girltalk is one of my favorite things to write about on the blog and getting to collaborate with some of my best girls and bring great content to you is what I live for…

11 “Feel Good” TV Shows That You Can Watch Over & Over Again

I swear when I started to make this list I intended to only include four or five shows and then I realized that 1) I watch way too much TV 2) I apparently love old shows and 3) I just prefer feel good TV shows.  With all of the chaos and uncertainty in the world, I feel anxious ending my day with something intense like…

Things You Need to Start Saying No To

Sorry Shondra, the ‘Year of No’ is a real thing (that’s a witty reference to Shondra Rhimes “Year of Yes” book for my non-literary friends.) Often on the weekends, I’m stressing about the projects that I need to complete in order to be prepared for the upcoming week. When my friends want to kick it and have fun, I am hyperaware of the things that I could be doing in order to be productive over relaxed. The balance between overwork and productively is a tough line to straddle and I find myself having to say no more often then I would like to in order to be truly present in my downtime….

Essence vs. Toner vs. Serum: What’s The Difference?

As if the world of skincare wasn’t complicated enough, it seems like new products are popping up everyday. Most nights if you manage to wash your face it’s a win, but if you’re looking to up your skincare game it’s important to learn the different types of products so you can determine which one is right for you. It gets a little complicated, but stay…

The $100 Clothing Item You Need In Your Closet

The first time I wore leggings I’m pretty sure they were from Forever 21, cotton, and $8.95. The idea of hearing that leggings are $100 was utterly mind-blowing and almost laughable. As a college student I could maybe justify a $100 purse or perhaps even a pair of designer shoes in the triple digits, but a pair of leggings? Get outta here. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve certainly gotten wiser and realized that investing in pieces isn’t always a bad idea. Remember when I talked about my…