January 9, 2017

Life Lately

Hello there! It's been awhile since I have written anything in this space, but I want to get back in the swing of it. A quick update on life lately...



  • Listening to the La La Land soundtrack, on repeat. 
  • Wearing Girlfriend Collective leggings. This company decided to forgo traditional marketing and give out leggings for the cost of shipping ($20) and rely on word of mouth and social media. To be honest, I thought this was a scam or the leggings would be bad quality, but I gave it a shot and figured it was just $20. But my expectations were beyond succeeded. The leggings are SO comfortable, really flattering, and excellent quality. I have been recommending them left and right, and everyone who also purchased them agrees. Best purchase of 2016! 
  • Doing  long runs. I hadn't been running as often since it has been getting dark earlier, but I'm trying to get back into running and I just hit the threshold of it being enjoyable again. I ran 8 miles this week, which has been my longest in awhile! ^^ photo above from my run.  
  • Watching This Is Us. I binged through it over Christmas and can't wait for the new season to start. It's such a beautiful show, and I think it really captures the ups and downs of real life. 
  • Reading Persepolis and When Breath Becomes Air. Longer post to come, but they are both important and beautiful reads. 
  • Eating Imperfect Produce! It is a produce delivery company that sells "ugly" fruits and vegetables that don't get sold in grocery stores, simply because the appearance. Buying the uglies cuts down on food waste and helps support local farmers. It's an awesome service and available in San Francisco and soon LA. 
  • Applying Glossier Boy Brow. Oh my god. I was nervous to try any of their products since I couldn't see them in person or test them. But Boy Brow really lives up to the hype, I am obsessed. The Concealer and Generation G are also fantastic, and affordable.
  • Resolving to travel more, save more money, floss more, and support my friends in their passion projects.
  • Going to a few places! 2017 seems to be my year of travel, with quite a few trips already lined up. Sonoma, Santa Barbara, Austin, Mexico and LA are already on the calendar. Send me recommendations! 




August 15, 2016

POSTGRAD LIKES: POPSUGAR MUST HAVE BOX - JULY FAVORITES

This month, POPSUGAR sent me a Must Have Box to try out some new products. I love getting the Must Have Box, it's always full of awesome product that is useful and fun. Here are my favorites for July.

POPSUGAR MUST HAVE FAVORITES

1.  Pintrill, Pineapple Pin $12 -- Pins have really  been making a comeback and I'm so happy about it. I loved this little pineapple pin to add to my denim jacket for a fun touch. 
2. Sunny Life, Swan Drink Floatie $18 -- I loved this floating swan drink holder, can't wait to bring it on a bachelorette party next month!
3. Michael Stars, Porcelain Skinny Scarf $30 -- This skinny scarf from Michael Stars is perfect to tie on a bag or bandana-style around my neck. The black and white print is perfectly neutral. 
4. European Wax Center, Brow Highlighter $18 -- I had never tried any European Wax Center products until this arrived in my box, and it's amazing! It's a nice champagne color, so it is not too white, and blends really nicely. I also use it in the inner corners of my eyes and on my cheek bones. A+.
5. House of Pom, Emojii Cocktail Napkins $25 -- These napkins just make me happy. They are featured front and center on my bar cart right now. 


If you want to try out POPSUGAR's Must Have Box, use code 'SHOP5' for $5 off your first box! 


POPSUGAR sent the Must Have Box in exchange for review. All opinions are my own.

June 30, 2016

POSTGRAD LIKES: POPSUGAR MUST HAVE BOX

I have a love/hate relationship with subscription boxes. I have tried several and they have been very hit or miss. POPSUGAR sent me a Must Have Box for review and I was game to review it, as I had heard it was an awesome subscription service and was interested in trying it out.


When the box arrived, it was like a mini christmas. It was so fun to find great products inside. It didn't feel underwhelming, or as though the box had a lot of filler items. 

What the box included:
 -- Hat Attack Neutral Diamonds-Printed Sarong
-- Sisters of Los Angeles "Cheers" Gold Bottle Opener
-- Wild and Wolf Ridley's Games Room "Who Am I?" Quiz
-- NCLA Born on the 4th Nail Lacquer
-- Knock Knock Are You Ready (For Your Close-Up?) Compact
-- Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes
-- Pressels Sriracha



I like the Must Have Box better than other subscription box services I have tried because the items are full sized (not samples) and it's a variety of products. Plus, the value is amazing -- over $120 worth of products for $39.99. 

 My favorite items are the bottle opener, sarong, and party game. I think I am going to get a lot of use out of all three -- especially over the long holiday weekend! The deodorant wipes have also been great to keep in my gym bag.

If you want to get a #MustHaveBox, follow this link and sign up for next month's!


POPSUGAR sent the Must Have Box in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. 

June 24, 2016

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