August 29, 2015

Link Love: August 23-29

7 Fresh Scents That Will Extend Your Summer [Cosmopolitan]

8 Things That May Be Decreasing Your Productivity [Levo League]

Emma Roberts On Aerie Unretouched Ads: 'Real Doesn't Mean Flawed, Real is Sexy' [Huff Post Style]

Hair Health [Gal Meets Glam]

How Instagram Is Changing the Way Brands Look at Photography, Online and Beyond Embracing the 'Perfectly Imperfect' [AdWeek]

Perks of Working at a Coffee Shop [Lilly & Lemons]

The Line Between Style & Cultural Appropriation [Her Campus]

August 27, 2015

My Trip to London 2015

As you most likely know, I spent last week in London with my sister Gabrielle and I wanted to share with you some of what we did each day. We definitely anticipate on going back in a year or so because my sister plans on studying abroad there and if so, I'll definitely take a trip to visit her!

Here's just a few snapshots from my trip of some of the things we did each day!

Travel Day
Getting Ready for Takeoff // On the plane // Our first tube experience // Exploring the area around our hotel

Day One
Double-Decker Bus Tour // Walking the Millennium Bridge // Drinks on the Thames // River Cruise 

Day Two 
London Eye // Buckingham Palace // Audrey Hepburn Exhibit @ National Gallery // Shopping on Oxford Street 

Day Three
Harrods // Victoria & Albert Museum // Kensignton Palace // Notting Hill

Day Four
Tate Modern Museum // Shopping on Carnaby Street // Afternoon Tea // Exploring

Travel Day
Heading to Heathrow // Layover in Germany // On the plane // Landed in Philadelphia

Check out my Instagram and Twitter for more shots and anecdotes from my trip! Have you ever been to London? I'd love to hear about your experience!

August 25, 2015

Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

As I shared with you last month, in just 33 days I will be walking in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk from Hopkinton to Boston! I'm very excited for the day to come and am very much looking forward to this final month where I will be throwing myself into more rigorous training and [hopefully] fundraising!
Although it is very convenient for me to take the T everywhere I go, I found that since moving to an apartment in May and off-campus, I have grown lazier and have not been walking nearly as much as I did before when it was more convenient to walk to and from work and school. While it can't be an every day task, especially when I'm pressed for time [which is often] or when I have to be somewhere late or early [which is also often], I'm making an effort to walk a little bit more each day to prepare myself for September 27.

Fundraising has been difficult thus far, as a majority of my peers are in a similar 'broke college student boat' as I am. If you have anything extra you'd be willing to contribute to my campaign, I'd be extremely grateful. Cancer is a cause close to me [read more here] and I'm extremely honored to be doing my part to give back to the city that I love as well as those that I love.

I'm sending out an email to my friends and family this week with the help of some of the amazing fundraising tools that the Jimmy Fund team has made available to me! Click here to donate!
Mental preparation for me is equally as important as physical preparation because this is neither an easy feat for the mind or body. I am fully aware that those running the Boston Marathon (which goes along the same route) are much more strict with their training than I have been, but I'm worried more about my mental stability than my physical state for the walk. I'm not a huge fan of group activities, projects or exercises because I constantly find myself comparing how I'm doing to others whether I be putting in more or less effort than someone else.

Ready to lace up? It's time to register! Use the code BLOG to get $5 off your registration! Even if you don't plan on walking one of the four routes, you can always become a virtual walker to show your support.

August 23, 2015

Beauty Sales Week of August 23rd

  • #ManiMonday: Red Carpet Manicure, Suki Skincare (Sales begin 8am PT 8/24)
  • 21 Drops Essential Oil Therapy, Burberry Fragrances, Stila (Sales begin 8am PT 8/25)
  • Deep Sea Cosmetics, Epilady: Hair Removal & Facial Tools, Julie Hewett Cosmetics (Sales begin 8am PT 8/26)
  • Aesthetica Cosmetics, COACH Fragrances, H.I.M-istry Natural Skincare for Men (Sales begin 8am PT 8/27)
  • Bliss Slimming Treatment Must-Haves, CoTZ The Healthier Sunscreen (Sales begin 8am PT 8/28)
  • Jolie Femme 24K Skincare, VIOlife (Sales begin 8am PT 8/29)

  • Beauty Gift & Value Sets (Sale begins 9am PT 8/24) 
  • Beauty Best Bets (Sale begins 9am PT 8/25)
  • Clarins (Sale begins 9am PT 8/26)
  • $55 & Under: Dead Sea Spa Care, Bobbi Brown + Laura Mercier & More (Sale begins 9am PT 8/27)
  • Maintain Your Mane feat. T3 (Sale begins 9am PT 8/28)
  • Skip the Salon: Haircare feat. Fekkai (Sale begins 9am PT 8/29)

  • NYCskincare: Brand to Know (Sale begins 3pm ET 8/26)
  • SK-II (Sale begins 11am ET 8/27)
  • Crown Brush Makeup Tools (Sale begins 11am ET 8/29)

August 22, 2015

Link Love: August 16-22

3 Times Misusing Work Email Has Tainted Success [Levo]

A Definitive Ranking of the Best Red Nail Polishes [Her Campus]

An Expert's Guide to Getting More Instagram Likes [Who What Wear]

How 5 Girls Turned Wanderlust Into a Full-Time Career with Travel Blogging [Teen Vogue]

How To Wear Tie Neck Blouses, Fall's Biggest Trend [Huff Post Style]

Meet Carly Heitlinger [Career Contessa]

The Conversation All Women Need To Start Having [Refinery 29]