End of 2016 Favorites + Return from Hiatus


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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Questions & Coffee #2


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”

500 Instagram Follower Giveaway!


Hi everyone! I am so excited to be hosting a giveaway to celebrate hitting 500 followers on Instagram. Thank you all so much for your support 🙂 Included in the giveaway is 3 Essie Gel Couture polishes (Rock the Runway, Fairy Tailor, and the Top Coat), a 1 oz Peter Thomas Roth FirmRx Peeling Gel, and a Hada Labo Deep Hydration/Anti-Aging Facial Mask + a super cute coffee mug.

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“Dupeing” Starbucks Sweet Cream Cold Brew

“Never get between a girl and her coffee.” Isn’t that the rule of thumb?

For the first two years of medical school I really liked having a place in town to retreat to and study that had coffee and wasn’t completely filled with other medical students. Getting out of the house made me feel normal, instead of like the crazy board-studying gremlin that I was (imagine Gollum circa LOTR). Needless to say, over two years I became a Starbucks Gold Member and will be for the foreseeable future(read: forever) due to the number of visits.

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