9 Fun Ideas for a First Date + Best of the Shopbop Sale

9 Fun Ideas for a First Date, What to wear on a first date in early April

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you might remember that I go on some of the world’s worst first dates. Seriously. If who could go on the worst dates were a competition, I’d be on a box of Wheaties.

Sporting more gold medals around my neck than Michael Phelps.

As a result, I thought it would be nice to do the world a favor and come up with a few fun ideas for a first date. And maybe share a few of my horror stories, just for entertainment’s sake.

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My Best Tips and Tricks to Help You Get Glam on a Budget

My Best Tips and Tricks to Help You Get Glam on a Budget

I hope y’all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. I celebrated the holiday with one of my best friends. And our holiday went from not-so-glam to super glam. We had take-out Crisp salads for dinner and then we went to Dallas Opera’s The Ring of Polykrates + Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D major. It was the perfect production for Valentine’s Day. I had never heard of this opera before, but it was absolutely delightful. And adorable.

As we were getting ready for the opera and getting the lettuce out of our teeth (glamorous, I know), I started thinking about what I would post today. And then I took a look at my counter and realized I use the same products every time I need to get glam. It’s seriously almost mechanical. I go to so many events that it now takes me less than 20 minutes to go from fresh-faced to fancy AF.

So, I thought it about time I share all of the products in that routine with y’all… as well as the best dupes to help you get glam on a budget. All of my budget-friendly picks are under $15 and almost all of my non-budget-friendly picks are still under $50.

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My Favorite Personal Care Tips for Workouts

My Favorite Personal Care Tips for Workouts

I am so excited to be partnering with Dove today to bring you all of my favorite personal care tips for workouts. I employ each of these tips on an almost-daily basis. AKA whenever I work out, which, admittedly, should be a much more frequent occurrence.

One of the things I love about my job as a blogger is getting to partner with brands I truly love. And Dove is 1000% one of those brands. I purchased the Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant less than one week ago, but I’ve already gone back and purchased two more scents because I honestly like it so much.
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The Best Post-Christmas Sales + a Giveaway

The Best Post-Christmas Sales

I know, I know: I’ve been so bad at posting lately. I promise I’ll be better once I get back to the states. In between the long days and the intermittent WiFi, I’ve had just about 0 drive to sit down and write each night… so I haven’t.

But, I thought today required me to break my silence. In the U.K., today is known as Boxing Day. In the U.S., it’s simply known as the day after Christmas. Basically, no matter where you are, today has some of the best post-Christmas sales you’ll see all season. And I’ve rounded up the best of the best in today’s post.

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What to Bring on an Overnight International Flight

What to Bring on an Overnight International Flight

Hi friends! I’m in London! I arrived around 10AM… it’s currently a little after 1:30PM here and all I want to do is take a shower. But first: this post.

This year alone, I’ve taken three international trips… and each of which has required an overnight international flight. First, my trip to Barcelona and Madrid in March. Then, in May, my trip to Seoul and Shanghai. And now, London, Edinburgh, and Paris for the holidays.

And, honestly, I now feel pretty confident about my packing abilities. Especially when it comes to what to bring on an overnight international flight.

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