End of 2016 Favorites + Return from Hiatus

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Hello all!

It has been about two months since I’ve posted on the blog and it has been a crazy and wonderful time! Since the last post, I had a birthday, celebrated Thanksgiving and spent a month back home with my family, and got engaged. The hiatus to focus on family has been wonderful, but I am ready to get back to blogging!

I thought I would share some of my favorites, material and beauty-related and otherwise, to fill you all in on the time since the blog hiatus.

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Week in Review 10/2/16

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Sorry for the delay on this post you guys! I think I set the post scheduling tool up wrong 😳

Beauty/Blogging

This week I got to post a review of Ouidad’s new Mongongo Multi-Use Treatment and even give away a bottle of it to one of you guys, which is always super fun! Coming up next, I am reviewing September’s Pop Sugar Must Have Box and previewing their October box for you guys to help determine whether it is worth the price. I’ll give you guys one hint…I’ve been loving one of the items in the box that might be pictured above…

I’ve been traveling a ton throughout September, and am already off on another away rotation. Would you guys be interested in seeing a post about how my travel-friendly makeup tips and what I pack in my makeup bag for when I’m on the road?

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Week(s) in Review 9/18/16

 

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Beauty & Blogging

It has been a crazy couple of weeks and so I have been totally absentee on the blogging side of things. I’ve definitely been trying products on the beauty and skincare end, so I will absolutely have some posts coming soon to be back on track 🙂

I was able to get my hands on a few of the beauty and skincare products from my September’s Most Wanted post with my Sephora gift card– the Anastasia Beverly Hills foundation and contour stick and the Marc Jacobs Blush being the highlights. I also tried samples of Sunday Riley’s Good Genes, Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose, and Nest Dahlia and Vines. Good Genes was a super bust for me– two days of use left my skin way over-exfoliated with flaking and lots of red bumps 👎. It is a holy grail product for a lot of people but Continue reading “Week(s) in Review 9/18/16”

Questions & Coffee #2

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I’m officially back in action (blogging) and back home from my away rotation. While I was gone, I received two awesome questions that I thought would be perfect to share with you all. But first– how cute is this mug? It is the newest addition to my mug collection! While away, I found myself much closer to an Anthropologie than I usually am and just couldn’t resist a great kitty mug.

Now, onto the questions.

Susan: Do you look at ingredients in beauty products and consider the clinical research, if any, when making purchasing decisions? I just found your blog and am hoping to find a beauty blogger that uses his/her science based knowledge. If you don’t, do you have any suggestions? Continue reading “Questions & Coffee #2”

Accepted.com Interview


Hi all! Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA– my rotation has been crazy busy and I don’t have strong WIFI service at the away rotation housing. Lots more posts to come and there will be a Week(s) In Review post up this Sunday ☺️
In the meantime, you can check out this interview that I did with Accepted.com where I talk about medical school (and all the ups and downs) and why I blog.

-Haley

PS, you can always keep up with me on Twitter and Instagram snaps 😉

Week in Review 8/21/16

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Beauty

 

First of all, don’t forget to sign up for the giveaway to win some free beauty products! The giveaway is hosted through Rafflecopter, so the winner will be selected completely randomly. For more details, head on over to the giveaway post –>don’t worry, it will open up in a new window 🙂

This week on the blog I posted about my new favorite mascara– I mean if you saw the before and after shot it totally speaks for itself. For this upcoming week, I am looking to do so posts about my skincare routine and also some of my favorite “smelly” products for this transitional time of year. I also got to try Scentbird, and am excited to give you all my full thoughts and a review on that subscription service.

In MAJOR new release news, Urban Decay announced that they are releasing an all matte palette called the Urban Decay Ultimate Basics in mid-September. This is one launch that I am actually pretty excited about; I wear matte shades every day for  the hospital and clinic and it looks like it has a row of cooler tones and a row of warmer tones so it will be fairly versatile. Plus…I’ve been hoarding my Ulta points, so maybe this will be the palette that convinces me to “spend” them!

Medicine

 

This week on the blog I answered a few of the questions that some folks had asked through the “Ask Me Anything” tab, including some about pre-med research– keep asking those great questions!

I’m all done with Internal Medicine! I think my shelf exam Continue reading “Week in Review 8/21/16”

Questions & Coffee

28409125994_9335d1caf6_zHello! I’ve had a few of you guys ask questions through the “Ask Me Anything” section of the blog, and today was the perfect time to sit down with a mug of coffee, take a study break, and post my answers. So lets get right into it! Continue reading “Questions & Coffee”