Sophistication & Sparkles

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Combat Stress: Clarisonic Deep Pore Mia 2

I have struggled with my skin since I was 10 years old, and after all of my school stress the past few weeks, my skin was a mess. Plus, I don’t know about you guys, but I also get extremely lazy when I have a lot going on. Lazy in a way that leaves me not washing all of my makeup off before bed. Well, in a quick minute twice a day, the Deep Pore Mia 2 legit saved my skin. The device times a minute for you, so even if you are feeling ...

Leopard Print is a Neutral with Maddy of The Black Barcode

I have always been a firm believer that Leopard Print is a neutral. Last time I was home, I did some shopping with my friend Maddy, of The Black Barcode. Maddy was lusting over a similar cardigan at JCrew, and when we walked into H&M and found this cardigan at a fraction of the price—$10—we couldn’t resist. I choose to style my cardigan around my waist, but in true Ithaca, New York style, it was colder than expect so I ended up ...

September Ipsy Bag Review

As a girl on a budget that has a passion for trying new products, Ipsy is my perfect soulmate. For only $10 a month, I get five new products in the mail. In High School, I was a long time Ipsy subscriber, and I actually restarted based on my trip to the Birchbox Store in Manhattan. I realized how much I was missing the service and figured I would do it for a few months, get some new products, and then cancel again. I know, big plans for a ...

Guide to Making Impressions at the Career Fair

Senior year. Its a bittersweet time full of fun events and last memories. It is only week three and I already find my self being pulled in a million directions. There is pressure to attend every event, catch up with friends, ace your coursework, and—most of all—find a job. Finding a job is easily the most intimidating process. Internally, you know exactly what you want. Externally, not only can you not voice what you want, but it ...