My Go-To Green Juice

I adore starting my day off with a big green juice. It’s refreshing and energizing in a way that coffee never is. I think flooding your body with nutrients and hydration first thing in the morning is a huge facet of wellness. It wasn’t long ago that I believed you could only make juice at […]

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Matcha Latte Recipe

In January, I decided to try to give up coffee. Honestly, I love coffee, but for me its less about the taste or the caffeine jolt and more about the actual act of drinking it. Its warm and comforting, but I am really sensitive to caffeine so downing a whole cup of coffee every morning usually leaves me […]

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Skincare Sunday: Everything You Need to Know About Retinoids

Retinols and retinoids are popping up into skincare regimens everywhere. Whether you’re getting your skincare goods from a Sephora shelf or a pharmacy counter, that mysterious R ingredient is a popular one in the fight against aging and acne. AND if used properly, it could revolutionize your skin regimen and ultimately your skin. What are Retinoids? Retinoids […]

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6 DIY Fail Stories

Hello loves! I hope you’re in the mood to talk beauty and DIY’s today because that’s what I’ve got on the agenda. The internet is filled with sworn-to-work, easy-to-make, budget-friendly, do-it-yourself beauty recipes. Everything from face scrubs to hair lightening treatments; if you want it, the internet can DIY it. A few days ago, I […]

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Travel Diary: Hearst Castle, Monterey, Napa Valley, & Yosemite

Ah, the California coast. It’s jagged yet delicate angles of mountains and sea. It’s eclectic terrain. When I was 16 I had the opportunity to road trip north from Los Angeles to Yosemite.  A trip for the hungry, the jubilant wanderers, the wine enthusiasts, and those unafflicted by motion sickness. The trip was artfully and […]

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Making Magic

I was going to come on here a few weeks ago and give you guys a holiday gift guide. It’s the standard blogger thing to do in December and I was going to follow suit. I was scouring the internet for deals and coupons and was going to consolidate it all for you in an […]

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Skincare Sunday: Skin Update 2 Years After Accutane

Hello beautiful people! It’s been a loooooooonnnnggggg time since we talked about something other than thoughts and feelings on here. Since sharing my skin journey and skincare is the main reason I started this blog and is always something I enjoy sharing, I really want to get back into posting lifestyle/skincare related posts. So this is […]

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23 Things I’ve Learned in 23 Years

Today I turned an underwhelming twenty-three years old. Twenty-three is the first of many years that no one is too thrilled about turning. The fizzle and pizzazz of the big milestone firsts have dwindled away. I am no longer an inexperienced driver, or a new legal adult, or a drunken stupor out of a bar, […]

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Letting the Fear Lead

Over a year ago, I was talking to this guy, this totally and completely gorgeous guy. We had met at a party in Wilmington and exchanged numbers. He was tall, tan, very muscle-y, and had light eyes and dark hair.  Basically, if you were like “show me a picture of the hottest person you’ve ever […]

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Some Fall Things That I’m Loving

People often differentiate between the fall season and the Christmas season and typically have a preference of one over the other. I’m a fall baby, so all things fall have always made me swoon. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas too, but when I think about it, I don’t get as hung up […]

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