What It’s REALLY Like To Be An Influencer

Gosh, I’ve been trying to put off writing this blog post, mostly because every time I see someone write about it they only seem to give the watered down version of it. People assume that being an “Influencer” is this fairytale that seems perfect. Well, it’s not and there’s so much that comes with it besides that usual stories that you probably hear. I’m sure you’ve heard about how it’s harder than it looks, and how there’s so much work that goes into it besides the glitz and glam you see on social media. I’m sure you’ve heard about how some opportunities aren’t paid, and how even when they are it’s not a ton of money like you think. I want to tell you a little bit more than that though if you’re willing to keep reading.

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20 Cute New York Cafes For Freelancers + Influencers

As a professional cafe connoisseur, I was so excited when I was given the opportunity to work with Google Maps and Local Guides to show you all my favorite locations in New York! I’ve been living in NY for almost 3 years now, and it’s so insane the number of cafes that I’ve went to for a coffee or matcha, to meet up with friends, to get work done or to even shoot at for a blog post. Either way, these cafes have become a second office to me, and I’m sure it’s the same for other bloggers and freelancers who are constantly looking for places in the city that just has such a cozy environment – making it so easy to get work done there.

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Just Brew It: Life Happens, Coffee Helps

We finally made it to Friday loves! If you were wondering, this is how my days usually go: Wake up around 6:45am/7am, rush through my closet for something to wear, hop in the shower, brush my teeth then run out the door grabbing everything I’ll need for the day. Yeah, it’s pretty much a world wind in the mornings – and let’s not add in the days where I’m up at 6am because I need to record a podcast or schedule a newsletter. Life has been so hectic these days guys, and I’m always waking up wondering how I’m going to survive the day – but after a cup of something warm (whether that be a coffee, espresso, matcha, etc) I feel 100% ready to tackle anything that is thrown at me.

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Gift Guide Under $50: For The Beauty Guru

We all have that friend that is beauty obsessed, and always looking to try the latest products out there! Treat her to something nice this year, while still staying within your budget! There are so many high-end brands that have great deals on some of their signature items. Maybe she’s been eyeing them, but haven’t had a chance to commit? Guarantee that she’ll be happy with whatever products are underneath the tree, especially if it’s one that she’s been waiting the whole year for! Keep reading to view the perfect gifts for the beauty guru in your life.

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4 Ways To Increase Your Productivity

Life gets busy (often), so it’s up to us to do a few things – constantly stay organized and keep ourselves motivated and inspired to keep it going! There are times when we need pick me ups to get ourselves together and makes sure that we are being productive in our day-to-day lives. Lucky for you, I’m here to share four ways you can increase your productivity to ensure that you are making the most out of your days.

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Reclaiming My Time: 5 Ways To Regain Your Power

Hi beauties! I’m back, and I cant’ believe that it’s November. Wow – it literally feels like I was just making a blog post about how to slay 2018 and now it’s almost over. Anyway. I felt so compelled to come on here and share with you guys how over the past few months I’ve been “reclaiming my time” and really getting back the power I knew I had deep down all alone. It’s so easy to go through the motions of life and forget why you’re doing something, and sometimes even forgetting who you are and who you stand for as as person. Before the year ends, we need to address it and get back out why (and our power),

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Mother’s Day Edition – Things My Mom Taught Me

Hi beauties! I hope that you all are having a fantastic Mother’s Day with your loved ones. Unfortunately, I’m in New York for this day so I’m unable to spend it with my mom in Chicago, but I thought it would be nice to share with you all the top five things I’ve learned from her in my almost twenty-six years of life! Keep reading for tips and tricks from my mom that have gotten me through the years.

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Five Key Steps To Living Carefree

Hi beauties! Hope you had a fab weekend. I wanted to chat about something that is a constant uphill battle for me, but I’m slowly figuring out how to master it so I think I’m ready to share with you all what I’ve learned so far. Everyday there’s something that we worry or stress about. Something that keeps us up at night, but girl you have to learn to let it go. I’m the kind of person who thinks entirely too much and often times I let my thoughts get the best of me. Are you the same way? If so, keep reading for my top five key steps to living a carefree life and stop stressing for the better.

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Coffee Talk: The Truth About Drive & Passion

Hi beauties! I’m back with a long awaited “coffee talk” for you guys, and this topic is something that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately – Drive and Passion. There’s a lot of factors that fuel our drive to purse our passion, goals and dreams but sometimes you just have to sit back and think about whether all of those factors are positive and true intentions. I believe that when we’re going about our day-to-day lives it becomes easy to just be so focused on the end goal that you don’t think about what’s fueling the energy to get there in the first place.

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