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    Trust the Timing of Your Life

    NYC blog, NYC blogger, how to style bandana, soho, black girls who blog, black bloggers, trust the timing of your life, everything happens for a reason, life lessons, adviceIt’s no secret that 2018 has been off to a rocky start for me (especially after the sh*t show that was December 2017; read more about that here).  But something that these last two months have really reaffirmed for me is to trust the timing of my life. I’ve always been a firm believer that everything happens for a reason; but being the hustler and go-getter that I am, it’s sometimes hard for me to just let things flow and let the pieces fall where they may. I want what I want NOW, and I’ll push hard to get it, and sometimes it’s just not enough because the universe has something else planned for me. Case in point: this current job search… Read more

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    Turning 25 & 5 Life Lessons I’ve Learned Along The Way

    25th birthday, NYC blog, NYC blogger, balloons, blogger with balloons, birthday blog, black girl bloggers, pink and gold balloonsIf you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know that I turned 25 this past Sunday! It’s crazy to even think that I’m 25 years old, and I keep saying that I don’t know where the time has gone. Obviously 25 is not old by any stretch of the imagination, but to me, it’s kind of one of those ages where life starts to feel more real and you’re officially an “adult”. Like I feel like I seriously need to get myself together now, ha! Anyway, I’m excited for this next year of my life and am feeling so blessed and grateful for the past 24 years. So in honor of this big birthday, I want to share 20 facts about me that you probably don’t know and five of the biggest lessons that I’ve learned along the way. Let’s do this!

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    How I Whiten My Teeth at Home, Fast w/ Smile Brilliant + Giveaway!

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    It’s no secret that I’m a huge coffee fan. Ever since I entered the workforce in NYC post-college, I’ve picked up a very consistent one-cup-a-day coffee habit. And while my teeth have always been pretty white naturally, this definitely has NOT been helping my teeth stay their whitest and brightest. Enter, Smile Brilliant *insert praying hands emoji*. They recently reached out to me and offered to let me try out their professional at home teeth whitening system and OF COURSE, I had to accept. I’d been interested in teeth whitening for a while, but with so many products on the market I was a bit overwhelmed. Should I go to an actual dentist to get my teeth whitened? Should I try out the whitening strips they sell at the local Target or Walgreens? I was stumped. But Smile Brilliant was like the perfect happy medium between at-home whitening kits and professional whitening systems. Keep reading to see my full review, results, AND deets on a fab GIVEAWAY for you guys!

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    3 Tips to Nail Every Interview

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    I recently published my favorite blog post to date, about how to get what you want this year and you guys loved it. And as most of you know, I’m back on the job market and currently knee-deep in the interview process. (Read this post for the backstory on that…) So in the spirit of keeping the #HustleTips going, I thought it would be the perfect time to share my interview tips with you guys. Interviewing has got to be one of the most stressful/nerve-racking parts of looking for a job, especially if you’re a recent grad like myself. However, after about three job searches and countless interviews in NYC, I think I’m getting pretty good at this whole interview thing and want to share my tips with you guys so that you can also start nailing those interviews too. Read more

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