Nov 3, 2018

Style Post: Almay x CFW 2018

I am among the many women that love fashion. I'm so thrilled to love fashion in a time when fashion is finally loving women back! For so long, runways, magazines, and catalogs were dominated by one body type, one ethnicity, one age group, and overall one Look. These days, there are so many different shades, shapes, sizes, and ages of women in fashion, just as there are in the world.

The 2018 NYC College Fashion Week event was all about celebrating that diversity, with all types of different beautiful women presenting clothes from pro-women brands. Among the clothing brands present, there were also some beauty brands in attendance.

Almay at College Fashion Week 2018

My favorite sponsor installation was definitely Almay!

Almay Goddess Gloss Review

There were little coffee tables set up in the area with sample beauty products from Almay's Cosmic Collection to check out.

Almay Beauty Blogger

I loved the Goddess Gloss!

Almay Cosmic Collection Review

A couple days after the event, I decided to put together my own out-of-this-world look with Almay's Cosmic Collection! I loved the emphasis of shimmer and sparkle combined in a wearable way. None of the products are sticky or heavy and many of them can be played up or toned down.

Oct 15, 2018

Prepared is Powerful

Roughly 1 in 2 people is a woman.

Roughly 1 in 2 women may need emergency contraception at some point in their lives.

Preventeza Emergency Contraceptive

Women's health is important and it's always amazing to me how uneven women's health education is in different areas. While I've been fortunate to have never needed an emergency contraceptive, I'm also very lucky in that I have a mother who always encouraged very open communication and made sure I wasn't misinformed or embarrassed about my body and my health needs.

I recently received a super awesome Prepared Is Powerful kit from Preventeza™ from Vagisil® with InfluenceHer Collective, so I had to share what I learned with you guys! There are so many misconceptions out there about emergency contraceptives.

Safe Sex Practices

Let's start by clearing up a big concern a lot of people have: Preventeza™ is NOT an abortion pill. It does not end a pregnancy, it helps stop pregnancy before it can happen. Take one Preventeza™ within 72 hours of unprotected sex or birth control failure to prevent pregnancy before it can happen.

It contains the same ingredient as most birth control pills and is available without a prescription! You can buy Preventeza™ online and the boxes come stamped with dates through which they're effective and mine are effective for a full year! Perfect to keep in the medicine cabinet, just in case.

The Morning After

The condom breaks? Preventeza™. You got carried away? Preventeza™ (and an STI check, please!). Whatever the reason, Preventeza™ protects you from finding yourself in the terrible position of having an unwanted pregnancy, and there's no reason whatsoever that you shouldn't keep some on hand! I'll take prepared over panicked any day, and I'd rather take a Preventeza™ than spend anxious weeks waiting for my period to come.

This post is sponsored by Vagisil® and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Living, Learning, Eating possible! Use as directed. See here for full product information.

Oct 7, 2018

25 Years, 25 Lessons

The Boy recently made me aware that it was my half birthday. In honor of being halfway through 25 (a bit more than halfway by now), I'm taking a moment to look back.

Girl at the beach

Here are 25 lessons I've learned in the last 25 years. There's no particular order and some are pretty random, but I hope you learn something and/or are amused!

25 Lessons of 25

1. The ocean is my happy place.

Beautiful Mixed Girl

2. Relationships are what's most important.

3. You can't please everyone.

4. Never use regular dish detergent in the dishwasher.

5. Roommate compatibility is key.

6. Hot water + turmeric + honey = delicious, spicy, soothing drink. Try it and thank me!

7. There's something lovable in everyone.

Natural Beauty

8. You don't owe anyone affection.

9. You don't have to give everyone a shot.

10. Always being kind always feels better.

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