6 Secrets for Flawless, Glowing Skin

At 23 I figured I would have already escaped the acne phase of my life, but it seems every week little blackheads and pimples make their way to the surface. This can be extremely frustrating, especially when I take all the necessary steps to ensure healthy skin. I wash my face twice a day with an all natural exfoliate and cleanser followed by a slew of toners and moisturizers. What am I doing wrong?

In my search for the secret to perfect skin, I came across a few unconventional tips and tricks and fell in love with a few in particular. Here they are:

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6 of my Favorite Summer 2017 Fashion Trends

Summer is right around the corner and if you’re like me, you’ve probably already started getting your wardrobe together for the warm weather. I’ve made lists of all my must-haves (which include about ten new swimsuits I don’t need), and have cleared out old shorts that are too small and tanks that are washed out. There is plenty of room in my closet for all the new trends, but before you swap out your boots and chunky sweaters for flip flops and sundresses, here are a few trends you need to know about:

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The Importance of Being Alone

At five years old I was dressing up as a bride while my sister walked me down an imaginary aisle. At ten years old I was pretending to be Barbie while I reenacted her wedding with Ken.  At fifteen years old I was making Pinterest boards with specific floral and table arrangements for my future wedding. Now, at twenty three years old, I am working in a fine jewelry store spending most days dreaming up designs for my future engagement ring. Why is it that our entire lives are centered around falling in love and getting married? With all this energy spent making room in our hearts for someone else, how often do we remember to leave room for ourselves?

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Beginner’s Guide to Adulting

I’m fairly new to this whole “adulting thing,” and if you’re like me, you stay up late on week nights watching one more episode of your favorite Netflix show because, well, what’s another thirty minutes? Of course, your alarm is set for 6am, but you inevitably hit snooze for an hour and a half before your five minute shower, chug a coffee, skip breakfast, and run out the door kind of morning. Did you forget to put on underwear? Maybe, but no one will ever know.

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