5 AM Workout Challenge

Working out consistently is not always easy. Waking up at 5 am to workout consistently is just plain difficult. With the start of a new job, finding time to go to the gym wasn’t easy. Going after work sufficed, but even after a quick workout the rest of my evenings were consumed with the daunting chores of making dinner, ironing clothes and preparing for the next day. The only way I could increase productivity was to begin working out in the mornings, which is why I started my 5 am workout challenge. I challenged myself to wake up and hit…

Style Guide: 4 Outfits That Go From Work To Happy Hour

You’re stuck in meetings until noon, have a presentation at 3, but are meeting for cocktails at 6? Here are a couple of style ideas where you can take your outfit from work to the bar, without breaking your bank! ♥ ♥ ♥ As a young professional working in Federal Security, I find myself teetering on this thin line between having a work and social life. So if I have a company meeting at 3 but a date at 6, I need to find clothes that will transition well into the evening. Unfortunately I do not have the time to run home…

What You Find When You’re Not Searching

I went to a ‘Singles Bible Study’ at my  church in search of a fine Christian man, but instead, God showed me fellowship. Let’s talk about modern day dating, where you have unlimited swipes, low standards and easy access. Being a young adult who has recently started her career, I finally felt I was in a stable place in my life to start dating more seriously. Like many of my peers, I tried online dating sites, such as Tinder, Bumble, OkCupid and so forth. Although I met some nice men, we didn’t have any commonalities or shared interests. I thought…

Is Glossier’s Invisible Shield Worth The Hype?

It’s no secret that incorporating sunscreen into your daily skincare routine is a necessity. While it’s not so much the amount of candles on you birthday cake that show your age, but the years of sun damage. For me, wearing sunscreen is not an option. I have oily, acne prone skin and use a tretinoin gel at night, which makes my face extremely sensitive to the sun. My dermatologist suggested I use a daily sunscreen with avobenzone acting as a key ingredient in it to ensure protection from UVA rays. Needless to say, I’ve tried many different sunscreens. Ready to…

One Scent Woman—Finding Your Signature Fragrance

Growing up, many of us drenched ourselves in cheap body sprays and heavily scented lotions. Bath & Body Works items lined my bathroom counter, as I recall the scents of sweet pea and warm vanilla sugar filling the room. Where we once trailed down the drugstore beauty isle in search of glitter spray, we are now choosing more intricate scents. Being a young adult woman, I now understand how fragrance is synonymous with womanhood. The perfume you select represents you; it is your calling card to everyone you encounter and a scent remembered by those you love. With the wide selection sold…

Mother Daughter Winesday: A Gilmore Girls Relationship

Wednesday’s are reserved for wine; whether it’s a light, crisp glass of chardonnay or an oaky cabernet sauvignon. Rather than spending this past Wednesday binge watching Black Mirror and downing Mark West’s Pinot Noir, I spent the evening with my mother Growing up with a young mother, our relationship resembled that of sisters. Although we argued and fought, we were seemingly inseparable. Each trial and tribulation thrown our way we faced in unison, which I refer to as a Gilmore Girls Relationship; when your mother is more than just your parent, but your best friend, as well. As I’ve grown older,…

Herbivore Phoenix Cell Regenerating Facial

Since puberty, many of us were taught that oil was the enemy; the cause of breakouts and greasy skin. With oil-free cleansers and lotions heavily marketed, who wasn’t to believe that our 10th grade breakouts were caused by oil, rather than overactive hormones? Now, incorporating a facial oil is a staple in any skincare routine. A common problem many young women and men run into is finding out which facial oil works best for their skin type. This can be difficult due to the wide variety we see marketed in stores and online; with over 80 face oils alone being…