Lifestyle

A Message to College Freshmen

By no means am I any type of college maestro, but the last year of my life has put me through countless hoops, and I feel it is only right to share. The course of life is never linear, but this year really put me to the test. I moved across the country, mastered the art of Amazon Prime […]

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Lifestyle

Save Your Polaroid: Meet Impossible Film

One of my favorite parts of All You Need is Blush is spotlighting innovative brands that are transforming their markets. The Impossible Project isn’t just transforming theirs, but singlehandedly saving it.  In 2008, the founders of Impossible purchased the last factory in the world manufacturing Polaroid instant film, making it their mission to preserve the dying industry. Their goal? […]

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Style

Summer Accessories

Accessories: the pesky little items marketing teams put near the register. Unnecessary but oh so fun, they’re often hard to resist. Alas, here are the accessories I can’t live without this summer. From pool to work, they’re usually by my side. Timex Watch: Lowkey and reliable, I love the classic look of this watch. The nylon […]

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Lifestyle

Enhance Your Instagram Feed

If Facebook is the grandmother of social media, then Instagram is your cool cold-pressed juice drinking older sister. I’m a little overwhelmed these days with copious amounts of worthless material available at every click. What matters anymore? Every feed seems to be plagued with advertisements, and it seems like every blogger posts endless iterations of the same photo. […]

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Lifestyle, Makeup, Nails, Style

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Barneys New York

There is no better (holiday) retail experience than Barneys New York. In fact, they turn shopping into a fine craft. I attribute my entire beauty career to my mother and Barneys New York. She bought me my first lipgloss (Risky Business) at the NARS counter at age 11, and it’s been a slippery slope ever since. Eight […]

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Lifestyle

3 Pearls of Wisdom from Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon

Last week, I had the privilege to attend a lecture by Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Beauty. As expected, she was perfectly coiffed and extremely poised. However, it was her passion for success that drew me to her immediately. A first generation college graduate, Dillon has worked for major companies all across the board, ranging […]

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Lifestyle

Now Playing: Fall 2014

Things I’m learning this fall: 1) Leaves actually change color. 2) There is a temperature below 50 degrees. 3) I need to buy a coat. Aside from the culture/weather shock I’m experiencing from my recent move to the Midwest, I’ve compiled some great tunes (new and old) in the last month or so, and assembled […]

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Lifestyle, Organization

The Anatomy of the Perfect Planner

Finding a good planner is like finding a good bra. The size has to be just right, and it must be aesthetically pleasing. Just because it works for your best friend doesn’t mean you’ll have luck with it, and sales people usually just don’t get it. I’ve had so much luck with the fabulous store Poketo in DTLA. A sanctuary for paper fiends […]

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Lifestyle, Organization

Apps I Love

My phone, as much as I hate to admit, is an extension of my hand. With the exception of an insatiable paper planner addiction, my organization/ sanity is dependent on my phone. Here are some of my favorite apps that keep me sane. 1. Pinterest: One of the best designed apps on the market. A must […]

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Lifestyle

Floral Arrangement 101

Even the tiniest of bouquets can turn a drab space into a spectacular one. Maria of Maria Newton Designs is definitely on the same page. We teamed up to bring you a few small bouquets that would be perfect anywhere from your bedside table to your kitchen counter. Maria’s number one pearl of wisdom? It’s all […]

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