Holiday season essentials – clothing & beauty

I’m one of thooose people who gets into the Holiday spirit the day after Halloween. Around this time of year, I become even more of a dramatist/romantic. December is an extra festive month for me. My birthday is early in the month, and it’s Christmas two weeks later. This week, I’ll be sharing some must-haves to looking and feeling glam!

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Fall activities for peace and bonding

There’s no better season than fall to begin reflecting on the year. It’s a good time to start asking yourself who has really been there for you. It’s a good time to also look deep within yourself and begin unrooting any destructive thoughts that have been festering over the year. This week, I’ll be sharing some simple activities that have been helping me feel at peace and also bond with loved ones.

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Hacks to looking and feeling more put together

I don’t consider myself to be extremely fashionable. I don’t scour the runways for inspo, keep up with magazines, or stan designers. I don’t meticulously put together outfits every morning. Instead, my fashion motto lately has been “beauty from within” or “try to look effortless.” This week, I’ll be sharing a few easy tricks on how to look and feel put together. 

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Did they nail it?? – October Boxycharm Reveiw

Welcome to another Boxycharm reveiw! I was so excited to thoroughly try this month’s products! Next month will be my last Boxycharm review for the time being. I’ve collected wayy too much makeup, so I’ll be trying out a skincare box instead. I’ve been leaning towards the Mask box from Beauteque Monthly, but let me know any of your recommendations!

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An emotional person’s tips for seasonal mood swings

Seasonal mood swings are like period cramps for me. I feel them oncoming and I’m like “here they are again.” Many people I know love the transition of summer to fall. But some of my close friends and I are more prone to feeling anxious, sad, or angry over things that normally wouldn’t affect us. So this week, I’ll be sharing three strategies that have been helping me through the transition.

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Food adventures in China – My top recommendations

Hi everyone! You may have noticed I’ve been away. I was back in China and got sick immediately after. But at least I wasn’t sick during the trip. Which means more time for food and family (the two most important things in life). We were mainly in Beijing and Chengdu, so if you ever find yourself in those areas, I highly recommend trying these.

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Building a capsule wardrobe – All black in a chilly building

Capsule wardrobes always fascinated me because it doesn’t seem like a lot of clothes, but you can get so many combinations out of them! They’re also great for when you’re limited by dress code. I’ve been wanting to build one for a while….but it’s hard to do without specific guidelines. But now I have two- the dress code at my work is all black or mostly black. PLUS, the building is kept very chilly. 

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