Finding a fragrance

 

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Ugh… stupid WordPress.

I had a fabulous post about the importance of perfume and my recent hunt to find the best scent, but for some reason, it wasn’t posted and WordPress deleted the draft. So annoying.

Annnnyway, let’s just start back at the beginning. A few weeks ago, I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Jezebel, and came across a post about the writer’s favorite perfume. She talked about how despite the fact that it had developed something of a cult following recently, she still loved it’s woodsy, masculine scent sandalwood scent. I read the post and instantly knew I wanted to try a samples. After a quick shopping spree on Luckyscents.com, I had a few samples of some craft perfumes. I was determined to find a signature scent.

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Tackling Personal Finance Goals

Last month I started tracking my finances. It might not sound like a big step, but I wanted to get a better look about where all my money went each month. I won’t go too deep into details, but I thought it might be interesting to veer off the path of my usual food and beauty posts and do a quick personal finance article instead.

While I love lifestyle blogs (like The Londoner, for example), I’m also a huge, huge fan of personal finance sites. As someone with lots of student debt, I find it fascinating to read about how others tackled similar problems. Some of my favorites include The Financial Diet and posts on Lifehacker.

One of the things these blogs always advocate for is to track your spending. And for the longest time, I thought I was doing just that. Sure, I wasn’t writing down every little thing I spent money on, but I checked my online banking daily, and had a budget in place. That was good enough, right?

Wrong.

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What’s in the Box: April Glossybox Review

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Hello all! Another month, another Glossybox. This month’s box was pretty great — it had a nice mix of products that are particularly well suited for the warmer weather that’s approaching.

In case you aren’t familiar, Glossybox is a subscription box that cost $21 a month and delivers 5 deluxe sample or full-size products. I’ve had the subscription for well over a year now, and it’s rare that I don’t like the boxes.

With that refresher in mind, let’s take a look at April’s box:

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Finding the Right Products for Your Hair

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A few weeks ago I chopped off my lengthy locks for a shoulder-length lob. So far, I’ve been loving it, but I was fairly clueless how to style it immediately after the cut.

I had been growing out my hair for a long, long time (roughly 2+ years) after getting a super short bob (post-breakup, cliché, I know). It hung well below my shoulders, and had become my security blanket. But after slowly transitioning back to blonde and excessive heat styling, it was dead. It also just didn’t fit my life — I’m almost 25 years old, and was constantly getting mistaken as the youngest of my sisters. And FYI, I’m 6 years older than my youngest sis. -_-

So, I went to Salon MJM in Denver and told Bridget I needed a grown-up cut. I’d always admired a messy, wavy lob and she figured a cut that sat just at my shoulders would be perfect.

When I left, I had exactly what I wanted. But you know that feeling, right? When you get out bed the next day, shower and stay at your freshly cut hair in the mirror thinking How the hell do I make it look as good as it did yesterday?

Instead of big, messy hair, I got pageant curls after curling small sections with my curling iron. I knew I needed texture, but didn’t have a clue where to find something other than sea salt sprays that left my hair crunchy and flat.

So, I hit up Sephora.

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Recipe: Chocolate-Covered Banana Overnight Oats

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Hello all!
So one of my goals for April is to blog more. I’m trying to hold myself to 2-3 times a week, so if you have any ideas for posts you want to see, let me know.

Today’s post is a short one, but a good one. I’ve been on the hunt for a good breakfast idea. While I was planning on making a frittata for the week, my Sunday became busier than expected and my meal-prep time was cut short. Instead, I decided to make up my own morning bite: Chocolate-covered banana overnight oats.

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