Category: Lifestyle

Tips for a Strong, Confident New Year

Tips for a Strong, Confident New Year

*This post has been co-written along with Alex from The Berger Bungalow

Confidence.

As a woman, society teaches us that we are supposed to have confidence from day one. Our hair is supposed to be long and luscious, our faces are supposed to be blemish-free and glowing, and high heels are to be worn when dressing up. While we see this every day on TV and in movies, it’s not natural. In fact, most of us struggle every day with self-confidence. It’s easy and seemingly normal to feel like we are not the best person for the job, not the most beautiful, or not the best partner, friend, or daughter. It’s become normal to compare ourselves and feel inadequate or not enough. Feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt can eventually lead to a state of depression if we keep believing these negative ideas about ourselves.  READ MORE

Black Friday Deals 2019

Black Friday Deals 2019

Here’s a quick guide of Black Friday and PRE Black Friday deals going on now! I’ve searched through these retailers and picked out my favorite items to share with all of you. The hard work is already done. No more searching through endless pages of merchandise trying to find something good. They’re all right here.

Victoria’s Secret

Angel Card holders get early access to BOGO FREE on sleepwear, lingerie, sport, lounge, bras, and beauty. $25 purses and perfumes.

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Weekend Florida Trip – Guide for Boca Raton + Miami

Weekend Florida Trip – Guide for Boca Raton + Miami

“How was your trip to Florida?” everyone asks.

It was AMAZING. Oh my gosh. I didn’t want to leave. I’m ready to go back already. And this is so true. I enjoyed Boca Raton and Miami Beach so much that I’m thinking about moving down there. They’re so beautiful and inviting. You feel like you’re in luxury everywhere you go. And who wouldn’t like that, right?

For anyone who didn’t already know, I recently went on a business trip with my company to Florida for a Board of Directors meeting. Being the administrative assistant, I am in charge of much of the logistical work – scheduling meetings, ordering supplies, and being the main point of contact to connect people. I assisted in creating the meeting agenda, keeping track of flights, arranging transportation, and setting up the room for the board meeting. READ MORE

Everything You Know About Marketing Could Be Changing. Here’s How…

Everything You Know About Marketing Could Be Changing. Here’s How…

Customer relationships are replacing traditional marketing.

How are your relationships with your friends/followers? This is an important question to ask yourself regularly. It isn’t stressed enough how important it is to build relationships with other people. Do you respond back to people and engage with them when they comment on your post or reply to your story? Do you give authentic responses, or do you copy/paste your replies to save time? Putting a bit of thought and effort into your responses, and even responding AT ALL can make a huge difference. Maybe it’s even as simple as sending a direct message to someone you discovered saying hi and telling them how much you love their page. Human connection is BIG. READ MORE

The Reality of Instagram and Social Media

The Reality of Instagram and Social Media

Raise your hand if you’ve ever seen a photo on Instagram and been envious of that person 🙋 . It happens to me all the time. Sometimes it motivates me to do better, but sometimes I have to stop myself from comparing myself. This is becoming such a big issue with Instagram and other social media these days. Social media has become so standard today that it’s practically unavoidable. Instead of being a place of comparison and jealousy, why can’t it become a place of encouragement and inspiration? After all, that’s what it’s SUPPOSED to be, right?! READ MORE

Hot Summer Trend – Brilliant White Smile //

Hot Summer Trend – Brilliant White Smile //

Summer’s right around the corner which means swimsuits, beach bods, wavy hair, and pops of color are going to be EVERYWHERE! In a (digital) sea of striped bikinis, crop tops with shorts, and #bodygoals make yourself stand out from the crowd with a bright white smile! What’s one of the first things you notice when you meet someone or look at a photo? Their features! Eyes, hair, face, SMILE. So what better way to catch someone’s attention than with your gorgeous smile. Imagine all the compliments you’ll receive and the confidence boost you’ll gain. Who WOULDN’T want that?! Right?? READ MORE

Hotel Avalon – Atlanta Blogger Closet Sale

Hotel Avalon – Atlanta Blogger Closet Sale

It was supposed to be a Sunday Funday this week – introducing a friend to Passion City Church, and then going to the first ever Atlanta blogger closet sale in Alpharetta, meeting some of the top bloggers from the Atlanta area! I had everything planned out – I had my hair curled, nails done, and outfits laid out the night before. But come morning time, the moment I woke up things started going differently. My friend bailed from church last minute, and I ended up getting to church late not even being able to sit with my other friend. So already off to a not-so-great start. But after church was the blogger closet sale! READ MORE

Formulate© Your Custom Hair

Formulate© Your Custom Hair

What if I told you that you could get shampoo and conditioner made JUST FOR YOU? I’m talking fully custom – you choose the specific concerns it targets and takes care of, AND the scent! Haircare that’s made specifically by you, for you. If you’re like most other women, you want your hair to look it’s best and smell gooood. Amiright? Well what better way to do that than with a custom made-for-you formula?? A full size set of shampoo and conditioner formulated for you by an expert chemist. Sounds awesome, doesn’t it?! I thought so. So without further ado…

Let me introduce you to Formulate Co.

Formulate Co. is a cruelty free, environmentally friendly haircare company that creates a custom shampoo and conditioner formula based on your hair type and the concerns you wish to target and fix. The materials used for the bottles are environmentally friendly and the formulas are naturally derived. Their products are also paraben and sulfate free. Formulate is all for recycling and reducing waste, so if you happen to receive a re-formulation, your previous one can be used as a cleaner (I have a few sets :P)!

Formulate is the first custom haircare system that allows you to select the top 5 “benefits” you need for your hair. You can choose from benefits such as volume, color care, dandruff control, split end mending, moisture, and so many more. The process is super easy. You’ll fill out a hair profile with the details of your hair, select your main concerns, and then choose from a selection of scents (shown below).

Formulate is driven by individuality, positivity, and improvement. They want to help you end the “guess and test” way of buying and trying hair products. Their goal is to create a product that’s perfect for you so you don’t have to keep guessing. They currently only have shampoo and conditioner, but additional products are in the works.

Formulate Promise || Formulate Purpose

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Bye 2018, I’ll Keep What I Learned //

Bye 2018, I’ll Keep What I Learned //

What did you learn in 2018? What are you going to do differently in 2019? Familiar questions, right? I thought so. At the beginning of a new year we look back at the previous year and evaluate how we did. What did you learn that truly stood out to you? What major life events happened? How or what are you going to change this year that’s going to make a difference? What are your new goals and how will you accomplish them? We ask ourselves these questions with the intent to make every new year a little better than the one before. As we’re already almost 3 weeks into 2019 (holy cows!), I reflect back on what truly stood out and had a lasting effect on me in 2018. Major changes, insights, and overall awareness that’s made a noticeable impact on me.

Here are the top 5 things that I learned last year: READ MORE