8 Scented Candles You Need (And When To Use Them)

Scents stimulate the human mind in many ways—they can create memories, shift moods and improve your mental and physical health. There is a reason why people have been using these scents for centuries! Here are a few beneficial scents and when to use them…

1. Light a lavender-scented candle to help you relax, especially before you go to bed. The scent is famous for reducing anxiety and increasing drowsiness. It is extremely popular in all age groups from infants to the elderly!

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7 Wardrobe Rules For Working In Retail

Working in retail, I learned a lot of things first-hand (and often, the hard way). Here are some great wardrobe rules to follow if you’re working in the retail world…

1. Always bring a pair of flats

Depending on the retail environment, it may seem like all of the other women there are painlessly walking around in pumps. While it can certainly make an outfit look more put-together and polished, this will wreak havoc on your feet. If you’d like to wear a heeled shoe to work, always make sure to bring a back-up pair of flats. There’s nothing worse than being stuck on the sales floor when your feet are achy and swollen—not only will it cause a ton of health problems, but it will definitely slow down your productivity, too.

2. Keep a Tide pen or Shout wipe handy.

It never fails—if I’m wearing a light-colored top or dress, I’m going to get something on it. Thankfully, I’ve had too many stains in the past that I’ve learned my lesson on carrying Shout wipes and Tide pens. Even if you’re a pro at wearing white, you or a clumsy co-worker will be glad you stashed these in your purse.

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10 Summer Trends I’m Not Ready To Retire Just Yet

As August approaches, I can’t help but to think of going back to school and the upcoming fall months. While spring and fall are my two favorite seasons, it’s usually upsetting to put my summer wardrobe away in exchange for layers and chunky sweaters. This year, I’ve been a huge fan of the major summer trends in magazines, stores and runways. From Birkenstocks to monochromatic outfits and bold lips, here are my favorite trends of the summer that I’m not ready to put in the fashion archive just yet…

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1. Kimonos

After becoming a festival fashion staple, this summer became all about the kimono. It’s a perfect lightweight layer that looks great with high-waisted shorts for a casual day and layers perfectly with a bathing suit on the beach! I also love the variety of color and prints that come with kimonos—they’re the perfect way to add some pop into a summer outfit.

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12 Ways To Style In-Between Length Hair

I recently parted with my long locks and dead ends, and now happily sport a shoulder-length bob. While I miss my longer hair sometimes, this new length is very versatile. If you’re contemplating making the change to in-between length hair, here are ten easy ways to style it!

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1. Wear it half-up, half-down. This can be easily doubled as a casual day look and elegant night style.

2. Braid your hair into a headband! There are tons of tutorials to achieve the same look, but my favorite one can be found here.

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The 4 Essential Jeans (And How To Style Them!)

My job at Madewell has really taught me a lot about the modern woman’s wardrobe. What I’ve discovered to be especially crucial is the denim choices. I’ve become an expert on Madewell’s denim bar — the skinny skinny jeans, the skinny skinny crop, the boy jean, the denim legging… for all of the above, I have a comprehensive knowledge on how they fit, how they feel, how they stretch, and how they work for everyone’s body types. I thought I’d throw together an easy-to-reference, go-to list of the four essential jeans for every woman, and how to style them!

T H E  C L A S S I C  S K I N N Y

Any woman’s go-to denim is the skinny jean. Go to a store like Madewell, JCrew, or Free People to take serious time and find your exact size and the particular style of skinny that works for your body. There is nothing better than finally finding that perfect pair, turning to the stylist, and saying: “I’ll take one in every color!”

Skinnies are great for any occasion, and can very easily be dressed up or down. I love pairing them with an oversized tee or sweater, and with a statement shoe (whether it’s a heel, sandal, or sneaker is totally up to you!). Playing with proportion is key, and is what makes a memorable outfit. Because skinnies are obviously more form-fitting, try a platform heel, large sweater, or oversized jacket. Use accessories to add in a pop of color or an alternative texture — if you allow the oversized top or cool shoes to also add in that extra color, the piece will become too much and overpower the outfit. Try to strike a balance with the different elements of the look!

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Beauty Review: SHOW Beauty Volumizing Lotion And Texture Spray

While some people choose to splurge on shoes or handbags, I am totally guilty of investing in hair products, skincare and makeup. I grew up in a very rural area with limited beauty options, so moving away to attend college definitely opened my eyes to all kinds of products—and I wanted to try them all! So on those days where I feel the need to treat myself, I will definitely see what’s next on my must-try list. And when Show Beauty sent me these products to review, it definitely felt like a ‘treat yourself’ kind of occasion…

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10 Tips To Help You Survive (and Enjoy) Your First Year Of College

For most, college is the first opportunity to experience freedom and independence away from home, while living in a community full of people your own age. That being said, attending a college is a huge life adjustment and comes with many changes. These easy tips will help you adjust more easily to your collegiate lifestyle and make the most of your time away at school…

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1. Be friendly!

Everyone is in the same boat when they first arrive at school. Introducing yourself to the people that live in your dorm or take the same classes as you is an easy way to make friends. You never know, the girl who lives next door could end up being your best friend for the rest of your life!

2.  Keep your dorm room door open.

Not only do you meet more people by keeping your door propped open when you are in the room, you will get a better feel for what is going on in your new residence. You can wave at people as they pass by or join in on a game going on in the hallway without missing out on anything while also showing off your perfectly paired milk crates, twin extra-long comforter and band posters.

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