"Mindful Unmasking" with Smoothie Beauty

On July 15th my friend and I went to our first Mindful Unmasking session at Canal Street Market in Soho, New York. When I began working full time I also took up hot yoga and have been super interested in the practice. Since I've been looking at yoga and activewear sites so often I came across a mindful unmasking ad on Facebook and signed myself and my friend up. (thanks lead ads😁) 
I'm so glad we were apart of this lovely event, I had such a nice time and it was a great way to start out my Saturday. First we were guided through the practice by Sunina, she was wonderful and I felt such great energy through the entire session. 

Art Naturals| A Cruelty Free Review & Brand Feature

If you haven't seen my last post yet be sure to check it out, I've been absolutely obsessed with using my Art Naturals Diffuser, and I finally wanted to share my thoughts on the other products they so kindly sent me. 

I was super excited to give all of these products a try, but I think I was most excited for the argan oil hair mask. I'm in the process of moving as I feel like I keep saying (it's been a long month) and I'm sharing my time between upstate NY and Long Island. The water upstate is much more mineral rich and "harder" than what I'm used to back home on LI. My hair was in desperate need of a little TLC. I've been using this 1-2 times a week since I received it and I think it's done wonders for my hair. Especially since I tend to over wash it, thanks to my new obsession with hot yoga. This product is super easy to use. I just wash my hair in the shower, cleanse etc, and then wring out the excess water and work this product through my hair, leaving it on for 5 minutes. I'll usually turn off the water and do something else for 5 minutes, like brush my teeth, before I come back to rinse it out. My hair feels the best is has in months and I see a bit less fallout as well. 

Post Graduation; Coping with Workplace Stress

Entry level positions are the norm for recent college graduates, but I decided to move closer to my boyfriend of three years, and pursue a career that isn't quite what most 21-year olds would go for. If you're new, or haven't seen my last few (kind of sporadic) posts (again... 9-5 lol) I am now an account manager at a marketing agency. 

I really value this job and don't think its appropriate to be specific about my stress, everyone has overwhelming days at work after all, but in the interest of this post I do want to talk a little about my experience. 

I am the type of person who got pretty good grades in school, I was on and off the Dean's List, and am a member of the communications honor society, Lambda Pi Eta. I am proud of my achievements, and proud of my work. While this is all well and good in the academic world, once I jumped into a 9-5 some things changed. For one, I work at a very small company and am currently the only Account Manager... so when things are in full-swing for my clients. They are for me too. I'm right in the middle of a huge project at the moment, and I am acting as their account manager, web developer, support, graphic designer, social media manager... pretty much every title within communications and marketing I can think of. Most days I really do love what I do. But sometimes it can be really hard to prioritize and I become extremely stressed. 

I think sharing my methods to destress may help others or maybe you can share your tips in the comments below and we can start a little forum to help each other. 

Renpure's Viva Curl Coconut Milk Line| A Cruelty Free Review

I feel like I haven't gotten on the computer and blogged in ages, in reality I missed a week but so much has happened recently that its just a whirlwind. If you haven't read my last few posts, or maybe you're new here I recently moved and got my first "big girl" job. It's been fun but super busy, I work for a very small marketing company and it seems that we're in a busy season at the moment with some of our clients having major events coming up soon. I'm also in the process of looking for my first apartment,  it's been hectic but exciting. I'm actually writing this as I prepare dinner for me and Martin. :) 
So my apologies for not blogging much in the past month since graduation. I have so much to catch up on, so much mail to review, and so many new favorites to share. 

A few weeks ago I was sent Renpure's Viva Curl Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner... now, I know I don't post a ton of pictures of myself on my blog (and I'm trying to get better at that too, lol) but I have stick straight hair so I was kind of skeptical of what this shampoo and conditioner could do for me. I do love coconut though so I was hoping this would work for my hair. 

I have been using the set for about two weeks now, and I love the scent, it smells like tropical fruits and of course coconut. Obviously I cant really speak to its effectiveness on curly hair, but I do feel like it has given my hair a bit of texture when styling.