Battle of the Boxes: Which Subscription Box Under $10 Is Best?

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I’m honestly so excited about this post! A couple of weeks ago I asked you guys (on Twitter) if you’d be interested in me testing out different subscription boxes under $10 and I got a resounding “yes!” I’ve always been intrigued by subscription boxes. There’s something so exciting about not knowing what cool products you’re going to be opening up. So, of course, I loved having a reason to buy 5 of them (in the name of blogging and for YOU guys, of course).

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7 Ways to Motivate Yourself When You’re In a Funk

Have you ever had one of those days where there’s a million and one things on your “to do” list but you have absolutely ZERO motivation to accomplish any of them? Yeah, same. Heck, I’ve even had those days turn into weeks… even months! Sometimes life is just tough and it seems like there’s no hope for getting out of the rut you’re in. 

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An Honest Q&A: Comparing an INFJ and ISFJ’s Answers

We share three of the same letters, yet the one we don’t share makes a world of difference. We’re both introverted, feeling, and judging but my husband has the sensing trait, while I, on the other hand, am more intuitive. There’s also a lot more that goes into how each type is made up (more than 4 little letters), but I do find the difference in one of our letters intriguing.

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Reasons to Be Cheerful During Stressful Times

Whether you’re PMSing or just in need of a little “pick-me-up,” here are a few things I’m grateful for that can hopefully make you stop and think about what you’re grateful for, as well. This is as much for me as it is for you (cause I’m definitely in need of writing out a gratitude list) but I do truly hope this can inspire you to create your own list (or at least think of some of the things you’re grateful for!)

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How I’m Kick Starting My Blog Again

I’m so excited to announce that I’m kick starting my blog again! Well, not technically again because I haven’t done a full refresh before now… but you get my point! I’ve actually been wanting to hit the reset button the past couple of months. I feel like my hearts been tugging me in a different direction than I’ve been going for awhile.

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My Skincare Routine Ft. the Clarisonic Mia Cleansing System

While getting my life back on track, I realized that implementing a skin care routine into my daily schedule would really benefit me. I actually don’t have a TON of acne, but I’ve never taken the best at taking care of my skin. Truth be told, I probably removed my makeup before bed a total of 3 times the past few years. Just because I don’t have a ton of acne, doesn’t mean my skin wasn’t in need of improvement.

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6 Harmful Misconceptions About Introversion

Being called an “introvert” used to send me into a major existential crisis. I made it my mission in life to prove to everyone around me that I was NOT (I repeat NOT) an introvert. I equated introversion with shyness, brokenness, and being unlikeable. It wasn’t until I discovered the true definition of introversion that I realized that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being an introvert.

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My Simple 3 Step Guide for Repairing Damaged Hair and Eliminating Frizz

Fixing damaged hair is a hot topic these days and it’s not hard to understand why that would be the case! Most of us, by our 20’s, have discovered the magical world of hair dyes, curling irons, straighteners, blow dryers, and everything else that temporarily makes our hair look good. Most of us have also come to the harsh realization that these things also cause a heck of a lot of damage.

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8 Things I’ll Never Stop Recommending

I’m the type of person that’s pretty quiet in a group setting (I mean hello, my blog is mainly about being an introvert). There’s honestly only a few things that make me come alive and get me talking when I’m around a group of people that I’m not completely comfortable with yet. Those two things are… People’s passions, personality types, or anything else that’s not surface level chit-chat and things I love.

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