New Year, New Makeup routine with Neutrogena

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TryHealthySkin #CollectiveBias


Who doesn’t like a fresh start? A new opportunity? A new chance? These are just some of the amazing things a lot of us look forward to in the New Year. This year my biggest goal is to travel more. I have a road trip and a Euro trip in the works, I have all of the outfits planned for these already 😉 as one always should! I am also working on advancing in my yoga practice. Yoga is something that has kept me centered over the last year and a half, and I want to find inner strength to make my practices more challenging.

Make up has always been one of my creative outlets, a form of self-expression, just like my outfits. There are days when I wake up in the morning, look at myself in the mirror and honestly wonder – “How am I going to go through the day?” Then I put some make up on and realize that “I actually turned out okay”. I am starting this year with some new make up products from Neutrogena® and a new makeup look. Flawless skin is not a myth, it is achievable with the right makeup and today I wanted to share my new routine for 2018. Remember to be creative with your makeup and if you don’t feel like applyng a specific product, save it for another day!

I have always loved and trusted Neutrogena® skincare products, so this year I am finally taking the next step and relying on Neutrogena® for my makeup needs. I feel like this is the brand that creates product with customers’ skin in mind. They use quality ingredients and formulas, and the value when you spend money on Neutrogena® Healthy Skin® foundations as compared to more expensive options is impeccable. All of the products that I am using in this post are now available at Walmart, you can find the Healthy Skin® foundations for a better value than any other storefront.

For this look I will be using:


  • Healthy Skin Pressed Powder ($9.97 available in 4 shades) – Suitable for All Skin Types, results in light-medium coverage, evens out skin tone, and has an anti-oxidant blend.
  • Healthy Volume Mascara ($7.47 available in 5 shades) – Provides up to 400% fuller, clump free lashes. One of the key ingredients of the mascara is Olive oil, which helps condition the lashes as well.
  • MoistureSmooth Color Stick ($7.97 available in 14 shades) – Moisturizing color that conditions lips, made of Mango & shea butter.
  • Healthy Skin Blends ($10.77 available in 2 shades)– for Sheer illuminating color, designed to enhance skin’s healthy glow, key ingredients are Vitamin C and botanical conditioners
  • And Makeup Remover ($4.97) to take it all off at the end of day 😉

Step 1: Start with a fresh face and apply Healthy Skin Pressed Powder all over. If you have oily or combination skin apply more product in those areas.

Step 2: Define your eyebrows.

Step 3: Use a neutral eyeshadow for that everyday look. Add eyeliner if you feel like it!

Step 4: Apply the mascara. It’s there for you to help open the eyes! Mascara is one of the products I always wear, even if I have zero time to get ready.

Step 5: Experiment and play around with highlighter and bronzer to define the cheekbones and nose. I never thought I would admit to it, but my cheeckbones are one of my favorite features.

Step 6: Finally bring it all together with Healthy Skin Blends and apply some lipstick. I’ve been into neutrals in 2017, so I am starting 2018 with deeper darker colors. This color is called Deep Plum.



I hope you all give Neutrogena® products a shot in 2018. Their vision is to be equal parts scientist and beauty expert. To do the kind of thorough research that inspires trust. To have products women want to share with their friends. To offer makeup that magnifies a woman’s confidence and gives her a range of looks-without ever eclipsing her true beauty. Their products make you feel like you are doing the best for your skin, leaving your skin looking healthy and beautiful! And making you feel good in your skin.


And the best news is there are some special offers on these products at Walmart, so make sure to take advantage of those:

  • Healthy Skin Pressed Powder is $2 off and Compact Makeup is $1.80 off during Rollback for 2018!
  • You can also currently find $3 off Healthy Skin coupons at Walmarts but the supplies are limited.
  • You can text “HEALTHYSKIN” to “39492” to get $2 off any Neutrogena® Healthy Skin liquid makeup through Ibotta

Always on the go. How I do it.

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its Advertiser. All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone and should not be construed as medical advice. #24HourEsterC #CollectiveBias

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Happy Spring break! It’s finally warm in Minnesota and it’s so exciting to be outside now, especially when the days are longer. But days when I have classes at the U are really busy for me, and out of the three that I am on campus this semester, Wednesday is probably the busiest. Since my life is so hectic, I make sure I support my immune health with Ester-C every morning. I have just recently picked up this product at Walmart while it was on rollback.

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A few weeks ago I had an especially packed Wednesday. It started with a macro midterm, then an alumni panel in my career and internship prep class where I got to meet amazing people from the industry and one of the girls who also interned for College Fashionista a few years back! I wanted to make sure I had the right questions and learned a lot. One of the most important lessons that I took away from this panel was – Don’t be afraid to tell your boss or manager what you want to do and where you want to go within a company.

10292544_10155111025445604_8337135778753904262_nThen I had my psychology classes, and this week the lectures are not as fun as I would like them to be. I thought I would enjoy this class way more than I am. At least the recitations are not as boring, and our instructor played the cello for us.



After my psych lecture was over I met with my friend Lauren to study for our Marketing midterm. Marketing is one of my favorite classes this semester, I wish I could minor in that instead of management, but unfortunately I can’t.

I couldn’t believe I had 2 midterms on the same day before most of my friends this semester. But after that was over, I was ready for more.

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I agreed to talk about my blog and blogging experience at the FAB (fashion and business) event later that night. The girls all got together and started their own blog – Campus a la Mode, and I can’t wait to see what they come up with! There are amazing DIYs on there already!

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It was a lot of fun to talk about my experience in blogging and social media, and answer all the questions people had. It was also important to me to support my immune system through the day, that’s why no matter rain or shine I take my vitamin C (Ester-C) in the mornings. It’s such a necessary thing for my busy lifestyle.

Learn more about Ester-C by following them on Facebook and Twitter

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Best Buy The Holiday Shopping Destination: LG OLED TV

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free


This holiday season I really want to talk about something other than clothes. So I will be partnering with Best Buy, and bringing you a few tech posts to inspire you to get on your nerdy side this year.

Even though I am super busy with classes and exams this semester, also trying to fit blogging in between too, and taking outfit photos for my Instagram, I still like my Netflix and Hulu. And even though we have replaced gin with sitcoms, TV is a great way to destress and catch a few laughs.

I still like Once Upon a Time. That’s probably the only show I have been in to for the past couple of years. The new favorite is The 100, with a couple actors from Battlestar Galactica. Nothing else has really stood out to  me. What shows do you watch these days?

I am also excited for all the holiday movies that will be airing soon. Wouldn’t it be great to watch them on an OLED TV?


What is OLED TV?

The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here:

Best Buy’s everyday price of $3499.99 (save $500)). 

Your first kiss. A baby’s first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

LG  55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV

·         Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color – delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.

·         4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.

·         Super thin design (consider how to show visually)

·         Find content faster with webOS



Made to Move: Carefree Feminine Care

This #FreeToMove shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias

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Summers are exciting and fun. My summers are full of activities. Every day brings something new and challenging, every day I push myself a little more. I will admit, sometimes I do regret not spending a couple extra hours in bed, sleeping, relaxing, or reading a book. But summer is the time to be active. Summers here are spent on the go, and I don’t want my period to get in the way. Among pads, tampons and other feminine care products available on the market today, Stayfree always stood out, and has been my go to brand since New York City days.

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I would spend all day running around Manhattan, attending events, meeting with friends, going for walks, runs or bike rides, and never have to second guess Stayfree Ultra Thin Regular.

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When the same brand came out with Stayfree Overnight pads, I knew I could cross off another concern off my list.

Now, no matter whether I am running around at work, or getting ready to jump back into college life, or being a tourist in my own town working on Twin Cities Travelin’ post, I know Stayfree won’t let me down.



Stayfree Ultra Thin regular and Stayfree Overnight are available at Walmart, and what’s even better now is a $5 Walmart eGift card reward will be given to you when you buy any 3 products – Stayfree, Carefree, or o.b. – so stock up, ladies! I will be honest, I am finally getting the hang of shopping at Walmart. And the products that I purchased will last me a few months. So it’s a win-win on my end.

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Be yourself, together! Let’s talk Wedding Registry!

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Be yourself, together is this year’s Target’s theme. And it’s no secret, that Target is one of the number ones wedding registry destinations.

I am yet to attend a wedding where the bride and the groom weren’t registered at Target! Two years ago Sam and I were on the list as well!

And today I am collaborating with Target and will be sharing a unique wedding gift idea (or two) for both parties in the wedding!

I will be honest with you, I had so much fun shopping and window shopping for this collaboration post. I love weddings. I do, I do, I do.

And the gift ideas at Target are endless. From their new Gifts to Go section, to designer collaborations (not only when it comes to clothing, but when it comes to home appliances too!)

These Jackie Shapiro designed appliances would be a perfect match for a Threshold dinner set! I think Threshold is one of my favorite Target collections these days. You’ll see more of the Threshold pieces later 🙂


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And how about these sheets paired up with this amazing and almost matching pajamas?


When I think  of coffee, I think of books, and Target has a great variety of those, including major best-sellers. I am especially looking forward to reading “Revenge Wears Prada”. That’s why I think this coffee machine would be perfect for creating that great tasting cup when you are snuggling with a book on a cold autumn day.

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.


But I bet you are dying to see what I picked. What my perfect Target wedding registry gifts are! Drumroll please!

Being a personal blogger I can’t imagine my life without a camera! And I chose to pair it up with a pair of booties, that would spice up my fall outfits!


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And of course Sam would be the photographer!

Some of my other picks were:


Amazing Threshold furniture! Who can say no to that?


Picture frames of all shapes and sizes!


And this really neat section called Gifts to Go if I am not mistaken, filled with fun and unusual designer curiosities.

So what would you like to receive as a wedding gift? Or as a gift in general from Target? And don’t forget to check #TargetWedding 😉