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My Favorite Things: Christmas Present Ideas 2018

Click to watch video: It’s the happiest time of the year, and I have had a blast planning out what I’m going to give my friends and family. When you know what to get someone, gift giving is a rush. However, when you don’t know what your loved ones would like, it can be super […]

December 6, 2018

Lifestyle, Trades of Hope

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Dressember: Join Me in Fighting Slavery!

I founded Trades of Hope to create jobs in developing countries and empower women in poverty to have hope and dignity. When women in developing countries have jobs, they are a lot less vulnerable to being trafficked — another reason I LOVE Trades of Hope and our fair trade accessories. This passion has led me […]

November 30, 2018

Empowerment, Trades of Hope

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My Skincare Routine

 I grew up with acne, and I used to think that skincare was a retail ploy to get people to spend hundreds of dollars a year on products for their skin that don’t work. Well, now I’m a huge believer! It totally works. (Or I’m just another fool putting placebo goop on my face […]

November 29, 2018

Lifestyle

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Tint Your Own Eyebrows! (with Beard Dye)

I was looking into getting my tiny eyebrows microbladed, but holy guacamole it’s expensive! I want luscious brows when I wake up, but I don’t want it that bad. Then I found out about tinting your eyebrows at home with BEARD DYE. I kid you not. It costs about $8 (for the box of dye), I had […]

October 29, 2018

Lifestyle

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At the Royal Wedding!

While I didn’t receive a direct invitation from HRH Prince Harry and newly-Duchess Meghan, I did have a whirlwind of fun joining 100,000 others outside of Windsor Castle to accompany the couple on their historical day. (And while I somehow wasn’t invited to their intimate reception, I did get photos of the beautiful newlyweds. In one, Harry […]

May 20, 2018

Photos + Vlogs, Travel

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6 International Travel Tips

Bring snacks. If you’re asleep on the plane while they’re passing out dinner or breakfast, they’ll just skip you! And you’ll be hungry (on top of jet lagged). I usually go for trail mixes (with chocolate!) and dried (probably sugary) fruit. Your suite case matters. It is a game changer on traveling days and throughout your trip! […]

December 9, 2017

Travel

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