August 28, 2014

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August 22, 2014

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August 18, 2014

[DORM ESSENTIALS] Feat. Kleenex Expression Oval Tissue Chevron Designs

•This sponsored post is made possible through a partnership with Kleenex and Wal-Mart.  All opinions expressed in this post are my own.•

I live in a town where college kids are everywhere.  Seeing them at Wal-Mart buying school supplies brings back some wonderful memories.  I lived in a dorm while in school and I remember loving the freedom of being on my own.  You get this dorm room that's like a blank canvas...you're free to decorate how you wish.  This is a great opportunity to let your personal style come through.

There are certain things that every college student needs for dorm life.  While you do have that new found sense of personal freedom, you also experience a new way of living, so why not make the best of it?  Here are some things I considered essential in my dorm life experience...

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Shower Caddy - You might luck out and get a dorm room that has it's own bathroom or you might have communal showers like I did.  Either way, a shower caddy is the way to go when it comes to keeping all your stuff together.  Every girl needs things like razors, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, etc. & these things help out in a big way by conveniently toting everything to & from the showers.

Towels/Washcloths - I don't think it's possible to have too many towels/washcloths.  My advice is to have them monogrammed that way people will be less likely to steal them from the laundry room. 

Planner - I seriously cannot stress this enough.  You're in a new world full of papers, meetings, social events, tests, etc. and it can be tough to keep up with everything.  Having a planner that you can carry in your backpack or purse helps keep track of your busy life.

Highlighters - I know you're probably thinking "duh" but hear me out.  I used highlighters not only for studying but also to keep track of all my school work, social events, appointments, etc.  Color coding each one helps keep track of it all. 

Kleenex - These babies are multi functional.  Aside from the obvious, I used them to blot lipstick, clean my dry erase board, dust my computer, clean up spills...plus they're super cute.  The new oval box Kleenex Expressions in Chevron (a special Back To School edition only found at Wal-Mart) adds a cute accent to any dorm room.  They're only around for a limited time, so I suggest you stock up on the cute #KleenexStyle ASAP.



Rug - Let's face it, dorm carpet is just not cute.  It's meant to be there for the long haul so it's not soft or pretty.  Add a cute rug that not only accents your decor but also provides a clean place to sit on the floor.

Storage Bins - I'm pretty sure it's impossible to have too much storage space.  Dorm rooms are tiny so it's best to stock up on storage bins so that you'll have a place to keep all your extra stuff. 

Bed In A Bag - Again with the 'duh' but when you're dealing with a small space, a fun comforter set can really show off your style.  Bright patterns add color & dimension to any room. 

A Laundry Bag - In my opinion, a bag is a lot easier to carry up & down stairs (or even in an elevator) than a basket is.  Again, there are so many cute options to choose from so show off your style!

Mini Fridge - You need some place to store your food!  No one wants to eat at the cafeteria all the time so a mini fridge is a must! 





August 14, 2014

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Introducing the Influenster Vitality VoxBox!

I seriously love being an Influenster.  I get to talk about my opinions & ask thoughtful questions about products, services, life & more.  Influenster is the jam because they reward you for your activity on the site. 

For instance, I just received the Vitality VoxBox.  It's jam packed with awesome stuff from First Degree, Playtex, Elizabeth Arden, Pure Leaf, Softlips & Bikini Ready Lifestyle.  Did I mention it was all free?!



The Box Breakdown:

First Degree Burn Cream ($5.97-$8.99) is an awesome cream that repairs skin damage from minor burns.  It even helps reduce the appearance of scars.  Everyone has experienced a burn of some sort in their lives (cooking, curling iron/straightener, etc.), and since #BurnsHappen, it's great to be prepared!  Find First Degree on Twitter & Facebook.

Playtex Sport Fresh Balance ($3.99) is a new kind of tampon that features Odor Shield technology.  It neutralizes odors plus has a 360○ design for Sport Level Protection so you can feel free to #PlayOn without worrying about that time of the month.  Find Playtex on Twitter & Facebook.

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Serum ($60) is powered by Ceramide caplets that activate when dispensed which reinforce skin's essential moisture barrier.  It also evens skin tone & texture and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.  Talk about a #FlawlessFuture - it revitalizes your complexion!  Find Elizabeth Arden on Twitter & Facebook.

Pure Leaf Iced Tea (price varies) is made from real brewed tea which gives it that fresh brewed taste that I love.  Made with the finest ingredients by a company with a #LoveOfLeaves, their tea contains no preservatives but does contain a perfect, well balanced flavor!  Find Pure Leaf on Twitter & Facebook.

Softlips Cube ($3.49) is an amazing 5-in-1 lip care that paves the way to softer, smoother & more hydrated lips.  #GetCubed with the new fun design that's available in three tasty flavors - Pomegranate Blueberry, Fresh Mint & Vanilla Bean.  Find Softlips on Instagram & Facebook.

Bikini Ready Energy Gummies ($14.99) are a fun way to get your B-12 vitamins.  This scientifically advanced formula boosts metabolism & increases energy so you can work towards your #BikiniReadyLifestyle.  Find Bikini Ready on Twitter & Facebook.

Do you want to be an Influenster too?  Leave your email address in the comments & I'll send you an invite!

August 8, 2014

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August 7, 2014

FYI

I started a new job this week while keeping my full time job (for the time being) as well, so.....you might notice a bit of an absence around here.  I intend for it to be a (very) short absence as I plan on resuming bloggytimes as soon as I get in a routine with my new job/old job situation.  Just wanted to let you know that....


July 31, 2014

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