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How to Make Money Off Your Closet

Spring cleaning might be over, but if you’re like me, graduating from college and moving to a new city, it is only beginning. As someone with a tendency to hoard things, I have trouble letting go to that hot pink Kate Spade handbag that I haven’t worn since Freshmen year. Not anymore! I have found a few amazing ways to make money off the items in my closet. Now I have some free space, extra cash, and a lot less to move to my ...

Create a Healthy Lifestyle in 21 Days

I’ve heard it said that it takes 21 days to create a habit. So after continuously hearing my vegetarian friends talk about how they had to make sure they ate enough protein in a day, I decided I should start thinking about what I eat each day and put a little more effort into living a healthy lifestyle. I have always thought about making a healthy choice when eating or picking between two options, but I never actively thought about the ...

Where to Shop for Spring Break Sunglasses

Spring break is almost here, which means its time to shop for some good deals on some new sunglasses. I personally like to find good deals on glasses because I am constantly loosing or breaking them…so spending under $50 is a good way to prevent tears. is an amazing site to find and customize affordable prescription eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses. How it Works While I got sunglasses, this is a great place to ...

Sephora Play March 2017 Review

After a 2 month hiatus, I am back! It has been a crazy busy last semester of college, but I have dearly missed blogging and am glad to be back. This month I finally made it off the Sephora Play waitlist and received the Sephora Play March box yesterday. I got right to playing and wanted to share a quick review of each of the products based on their first impressions! Want to keep up with all my shenanigans? Follow me on Instagram!  What is ...