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My Top 10 Sephora Sale Picks

sephora vib sale

The Sephora VIB Sale is such a great opportunity to try new products and to restock personal favorites with up to a 15% discount!

sephora vib sale

sephora vib sale

If you’ve been watching my instagram stories over the last couple of weeks, you’ve already heard about my first, and all-time, favorite pick: REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic – yall, I cannot express how much of a game changer this tonic has been for my skin. I love how it’s completely transformed my skin’s texture and clarity. Plus, the bottle is huge and a complete steal as its price is only $35 (that’s without the 15% discount!).

Included below is my full list of my top ten picks:

  1. REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic
  2. Bobbi Brown Face Mist
  3. Laura Mercier Lip Glace
  4. NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer
  5. Kat Von D Lock-It Edge Foundation Brush (featured in this post!)
  6. Kat Von D Lock-It Edge Concealer Brush
  7. Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder
  8. TATCHA Pore-Perfecting Moisturizer & Cleanser Duo
  9. STILA Huge Extreme Lash Mascara
  10. Peter Thomas Roth Acne Duo

What are your absolute favorite, beauty must-haves? I am always up for trying out new products and would love to hear your recommendations!

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xoxo, M

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Travel Outfit Essentials + Life Update!

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travel outfit essentials

longchamp travel bag

carry on travel bags

longchamp travel bag

travel bags

Pink Carry-on // Leggings // Black Tennis Shoes // LA Cap // Black Zip-up Bag (Expandable!) // Favorite Cardigan // Top

Oh my gosh, y’all, it’s been a minute.

Seriously a hot minute full of these past crazy two 1/2 months of bar prep isolation, but I am finally free (for now) and so hyped to get back into the real world & back in touch with all of you!

For this two-day exam extravaganza, I used my favorite go-to travel essentials = this expandable nylon bag and my pink rolling carry-on. The black longchamp is a bit of an investment, but I cannot recommend it more! I’ve had the same one now for over 5 years – it’s been with me to over 5 countries, and everywhere else in between, yet still looks brand new! If you’re looking for a new travel bag, I definitely recommend checking this one out – as it’s been a lifesaver for when I’ve needed more space to bring back souvenirs, and for when I just don’t repack everything as tightly/well I did before leaving on the trip :).

After finishing up the Bar Exam, I met my sweet friends, Emily & Joy, for dinner & spent the night in Chapel Hill 🙌🏻 (For those of you who are new to the blog, UNC is where I went to undergrad, so any chance I have to stay overnight I happily take). Y’all – these two. There are no words for how much they have blessed my life with their friendship. Through all the good, bad, and beyond ugly, they’ve both been such great sources of steady support, encouragement, and motivation to do better // be better. I am so grateful to even just know them – and 100% of the time am truly intimidated by how crazy smart they are – it’s scary (in a good way).

As it always does, the time with them flew, and now I find myself already back at home with at least five weeks to kill before results come back. It’s a little surreal to say the least. Ideally, I am praying to be done with this part of the “become a state-approved lawyer” process, but it really just depends on some many different elements that are totally out of my hands. Although the statement can sometimes be seen as a cliche, I truly believe that God has a plan (Jeremiah 29:11 !) so, whatever the outcome, His plan is still good. Now, that doesn’t make the possibility of having to retake this exam any less depressing or disappointing, but it does allow me to have peace in knowing that if for some reason I do need to retake it, it’s for a purpose that I know is good and will choose to trust.

ANYWAY, transitioning topics – there’s a TON of new content // changes I’ve been dying to complete, launch, & share with y’all. Not the least of which includes a potential branding overhaul for BBB —> Sharing more on that in the coming weeks (I want y’all to vote on this!). First up though, is (of course) a new DIY project!! Later this week I’ll be sharing an easy TV tray overhaul tutorial <3 Oh – and for those of you who have asked//are interested – I will be sharing a “What/How I Packed for the Bar” post soon as well! If you want tips on staying motivated – check out this post here!

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xoxo, M

 

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Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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Happy February! As y’all know from last year’s post for Galentine’s Day, I love the V day season! It’s a great time to treat your besties, and if you’re feeling extra-extra, yourself as well! It can be such a fun holiday, no matter your relationship status – especially when seen as a bonus opportunity to love a little more on your friends and family. 🙂

Whether you/your besties are into going out and painting the town red, or spending as many evenings at home as physically possible, I’ve tried to pull together as many fun and different ideas to fit any budget/style. Below you’ll see a ton of options, within with you can search using the bar at the top of the box, or just browse through by using the arrows on the right and left sides.

 

xoxo, M

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Home Office Tour

bright home office organization

linen office chair home office

chic glam home office decor bright white and tufted linen desk chair

chanel diptyque home office goals

bright white home office

linen office chair tufted nailhead

bright white home office decor

bright welcoming chic home office

bright home office wall decor charlotte prints framed

bright chic home office decor

white shelves office

bright glam home office

bright glam home office

sunglass stand

yorkie in office

tufted storage bench

Malia Lynn home office tour on BBB

white pink letter board

white felt letter board

white home office leaning shelves

leaning shelves Louis Vuitton

blonde home office

Details: 

White X Shelves || White Leaning Shelves || Linen Office Chair || Acrylic Sunglasses Stand || Marble & Gold Vanity Tray (DIY available here) || Girls Just Wanna Be CEO Trinket Dish || White Frames || Velvet Pouf || Linen Storage Bench || Slay Girl Pillow || Gold Cheetah Pillows || Felt Letter Board || Pink Letter Board Letters || Leopard Throw || Faux Sheepskin Rugs || Valentino Pumps || Vintage Louis Vuitton || Pink Mini Chanel

 

Happy 2018, y’all! What does everyone have going on this week?! Mine still looks the same as last week and the week before (gosh – I’m so interesting!). As I mentioned in this post – it’s currently bar prep season until March 1st, meaning I am pretty much on lockdown study mode. It’s definitely an interesting experience spending 10-12 hours at a desk every single day, but thankfully it’s temporary! (Also shoutout to whoever created this bike desk that is so helpful in keeping me semi-sane and healthy!)

Earlier this fall, knowing that this intensive time would be coming up quickly, I really wanted to finish my office area as much as possible before I wouldn’t have the time to in January. Organized, bright, and airy spaces not only help my focus, but they definitely boost my mood, so I’m happy that overall that’s how this space feels. At this point, there are  still a few small changes I would like to make, but they will just have to be things to look forward to in March 🙂

I hope you all are having a wonderful start to the new year! Although my response time is definitely slower right now, I still love to read your comments and kind messages 🙂 Thank you all for your patience and continued support of this blog – starting this new year with all of you is one of the sweetest gifts!

xoxo, M

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