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Friday, October 28, 2016

Skincare Routine with Clarisonic

Hey everyone! I'm back today with a fun post talking about my daily skincare routine, featuring Clarisonic! I've been using the Mia 2 brush, Deep Pore Daily Cleanser and Detoxifying Clay Mask for about a month now, and I really love everything about the Clarisonic line of products.

My daily skincare routine isn't very elaborate, but super simple and easy to do in a matter of minutes. In the morning after brushing my teeth, and again at night after taking off all my makeup from the day, I use the Clarisonic Mia 2 brush to cleanse my skin. I love that this brush is waterproof (you can even use it in the shower!), so I wet the brush head and use the Deep Pore Daily Cleanser to cleanse my skin. Then I rinse with warm water and pat dry. 

My favorite aspect of the Clarisonic is how fast it is! The built in timer tells you exactly how long to spend on each section of your face - 20 seconds each on your forehead and T-zone regions, and then 10 seconds on each cheek. In just a minute, you're cleansed and ready to go!

I've also enjoyed using the Detoxifying Clay Mask from Clarisonic over the past month. This mask is lightweight and super comfortable on the skin. Since using the Clarisonic products, I definitely have felt my skin is clearer and brighter, even during stressful points during my semester (which is a MAJOR plus if you suffer from stress breakouts).

Clarisonic would make a great gift for a birthday, the holidays, or even for yourself! Through November 20th, you can receive 15% off by using the coupon code HERCAMPUS when purchasing a Clarisonic product! Be sure to check out the company's social media, via their Facebook page, Pinterest, and on Instagram and Twitter, @clarisonic. 

Have you ever tried a Clarisonic device? What is your holy grail beauty product?
This is a sponsored post in partnership with Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. As always, all words and opinions are my own.
Monday, October 24, 2016

Simple Halloween Costume Ideas for 2016

Hey there folks!! In honor of Halloween being one week from today, I thought I would share what my costume ideas were for this year. Of course, Halloween is a weekend-long event in college, and so you need to be prepared with lots of different ideas (and the classic black top / black pants / cat ears look just in case you need a fail-proof option). 

I've been itching to do this first idea since I saw someone else wearing it last year, and so I bought a lime green beanie, some googly eyes and galaxy leggings so that I could be a Toy Story alien this year!! I'm really excited about this costume and can't wait to wear it out during the weekend.

My second idea was another classic look  - the lifeguard! I've had a pair of white shorts stashed away in my room since freshman year, and I finally am going to pull them out of hiding next weekend for Halloween! Paired with any red top and Converse sneakers, this look is easy to do and really cute for photos. Bonus points if you have the Solo cup floatie.

Last, but most certainly not least, and my favorite costume for the year has to be the pineapple! If you know me at all, pineapples are one of my favorite things and I'm thrilled I found the perfect yellow dress. Every year my sorority has a Halloween date party with a costume contest, and this is what I'll be wearing (I'm making a pineapple top instead of just a green bow!). My date's costume is going to be awesome too and we're crossing our fingers that we win big! I'll try to post a life update with some pictures from the night, mostly because my date told me he would cry if I featured him on the blog and I would pay to see that happen. Plus, I'd love to get some fun shots of the pineapple headpiece in action!

What are y'all planning on being for Halloween? It's such a fun holiday to plan outfits for!
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall 2016 Playlist

Hey everyone! I'm really loving mellow music this fall, so I decided to put together a fun playlist for y'all! I'm mixing a lot of classics with some new fun music I've found through my Discover Weekly playlists on Spotify, and I'm really digging it. For the full playlist, click here to follow!
Friday, October 14, 2016

Five Gadgets Every College Student Needs

Hey everyone!! Welcome back for a fun guest post today on The Scalloped Edge! Today's post from Jordan Davis is all about back-to-school tech that will help carry you through midterms and into the end of the semester. Keep reading to hear her great suggestions.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Fall 2016 Moodboard

Today I wanted to share my fall moodboard with you all! I have been accumulating fall-inspiring photos, quotes, and more for probably a few months now and I am ready to hit the ground running with the cooler temps and fashion. I know I'll regret saying that when winter comes, I'm sure, but for now, I want nothing more than to burn a fall candle, bundle myself in a camel sweater, jeans and loafers, and go pick some fresh apples. I'm loving muted shades of green, rust, and navy, vintage inspired styles, and the sense of gratitude that comes with the change of the season. I loved finding the Spanish word querencia, which has no direct translation into English, but really describes my vibe for the season. Querer means want or desire, and I think that its such a unique way of explaining our deepest, most intentional desires.

What's been inspiring you lately?