In case you were wondering, teenage Kim was the worst. She turned her nose up at everything her mom bought because it wasn’t the “right brand”. Jokes on you, angsty Kim, Mom was on to something. The older I get, the wiser more financial responsibilities I take on, which makes me cautious of where I spend all my hard earned cash. I’m still not convinced that face masks are a necessity, but the beauty industry has ingrained it into society’s brain that we need one more step to our skincare routine. While I’m all for investing in skincare (you’re stuck wearing it for the rest of your life), I’m always down to save money on something I literally wash down the drain. If you’re looking for a drugstore face mask that’ll give you clear pores and buttery smooth skin, girl, do I have a treat for you.
Growing up means giving up your free time to slave away at a 9-5 in hopes that someday all this hard work pays off. Yeah, success would be nice…but so would drinking some mojitos on the beach. Winter fun used to mean sledding, building snowmen, and drinking copious amounts of hot chocolate. But ain’t nobody got time for that. Whether you’re still in school or sold your soul for a paycheck, your winter wonderland is limited to a few hours in the evening and weekends. If you’re a busy bee with limited funds, add some of these activities to your winter bucket list.
If you’re blessed with the opportunity to start a digital marketing team from the ground up, take it. You’d be surprised how many companies are living in the Stone Age when it comes to marketing technology. They need someone like you to launch them into the modern era of the internet…or at least help them manage their website. While these tips are marketing-focused, many can be applied to almost any solo team or start up partnership. Here’s how to shine on your first few months of the job.
I’ve had chronic dry skin for as long as I can remember. This was long before middle school when it was cool to douse yourself in Bath & Body Works cucumber melon lotion. I’m talking 5 years old and crying because the skin on the back of my hands was so dry it cracked and bled. While this isn’t a permanent fix, I’ve sworn by this method for years. If you have dry cracked hands and you’re on a tight budget, all you need to do is rummage through your linen closet.
Hosting friendsgiving can be a daunting task. I’m not talking about the hours you’ll spend giving your apartment a deep clean or stressing over who should be on the guest list. Even if you make it potluck style, hosting can get expensive very quick. Don’t worry, I have your wallet’s back. Trader Joe’s is the secret to putting together a killer friendsgiving menu. But be warned, you may do such a good job, you’ll be stuck hosting next year as well.
Hate Halloween? Same.
It wasn’t always this way. Before October would even roll around, I’d spend countless hours researching what I should dress up as. I promise that I had every costume idea on Pinterest from 2012 to 2014 memorized. But for the past few years, Halloween has caused me a ridiculous amount of stress and anxiety. Guys, dressing up should be fun and creating a costume shouldn’t be a chore. So this year, I’m just going to shop my closet. Check out these last minute Halloween costumes that require minimal effort and are super comfortable (even in the most awkward situations.)
There are four different types of people reading this article right now:
- You have zero time to be stressed but you’re so stressed that you’re stressed that you’re reading about how to manage your stress.
- You’re the type of person who completely shuts down when you’re stressed.
- You’re looking for a stress management technique that will work for your mind, body, and budget (bye-bye retail therapy and that week-long yoga retreat in Bali.)
- You’re my mom (thanks for supporting me.)
Don’t fit in the above categories? Well, buckle up, buttercup. This stress management technique may help you out of a pickle or keep you as cool as a cucumber.
If you work full-time, you know what I’m talking about. If you’re a student, you know what I’m talking about. If you’re a living and breathing human being, you know what I’m talking about.
Today was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day*. But it’s now go-home-o’clock and you have a choice to make. Either let the bad vibes consume you, or try to grasp on a single ray of sunshine. I don’t know about you, but I’m the type of girl who consumes her feelings (happiness, sadness, boredom, etc.) But studies have found that eating mom’s mashed potatoes has little or no more mood lifting capabilities than a Sweetgreens Kale Cesar Salad. I don’t like kale nor crying, so here’s how to recover when all you want to do is bury yourself under the covers.
One is the loneliest number, especially when it comes to food. Think about the last few times you hung out with your friends. More often than not the occasion revolved around food. Even if your gang isn’t hunting down the city’s best brunch spots, you always socialize over some cocktails and carbs. Eating is a social activity, so what happens when there’s no one to share a meal with? For one thing, you get to eat whatever you want. No compromises here.
Mornings are the worst. But unless you win the lottery, you’re still going to have to greet Monday morning with a
grimace smile. Have you noticed that running late has become your morning exercise routine? If so, it’s time to kiss these bad morning habits goodbye and learn how to set yourself up for success.