Recap of 2017 Favorites (beauty, clothing, school, food, skincare, fitness)

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Happy Friday friends!

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted a blog post and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I wanted to do a quick recap of my favorites from this past year from everything to fitness, beauty, clothing and food! There’s just so much to rave about. So without further ado, let’s get started into the post. 🙂

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Women’s Best Products Review (Vegan Protein Powder, Beauty Collagen Drink & more!)

women's best

Hello wonderful people,

I just officially finished my finals for this fall semester and I’m super content of how everything worked out. I’m so grateful to have had such amazing professors who actually care about their students and teaching! Which can be a difficult thing to find sometimes.

Anyways, a couple of weeks ago on Black Friday, I saw that Women’s Best was having a 50% off sale on all of their sports nutrition items so I decided to snag a couple of things to test and review for y’all! Women’s Best products have been consuming the social media world from Instagram fitness models and influencers so I thought that this was a perfect time to try out these products myself and to put them to the test.

 

I managed to get my hands on their Vanilla Vegan Protein Powder, Beauty Collagen Drink, Coconut Protein Bites, Protein Crisps, Protein Power Cookies, and Small Shaker 20oz Cup!

Studying Tips for a Busy Bee

Studying Tips 101

Hello wonderful people!

The weather has been so AMAZING lately in Arizona and it’s officially feeling like fall/winter now. I have yet to get over the fact that Thanksgiving is in a couple of days and that the fall semester of school is already ending. For some of you this may be a scary or exciting thing! However, I had a good friend who messaged me earlier and asked if I could write a “study tip/guide” blog to help with the stress of the semester. So of course, I had to say yes and began right away on this post because it couldn’t have been more of a perfect time! (Also, because I just had a physics exam today so I’m treating myself to some blog time! Yay!!)

First things first, I wanted to mention that it’s taken me a good solid two years of my undergraduate career to get the hang of studying and finding out whats best for me. I’ve tried various studying methods and this is what I’ve found out what provides me with the most success. So take my advice as you please 🙂

  1. Don’t get distracted! Screen Shot 2017-11-20 at 7.44.59 PMPut away all technology and block specific sites/apps if you need to. Phones can be a HUGE distraction so it’s important that you put it out of sight. (If it’s outta sight, it’s outta mind)

An Honest Pre-Med Tell-All

the good, bad & ugly

Happy Monday readers!

I’ve been thinking about this topic for awhile now and I feel like there isn’t enough explanation on how it really feels to be pre-med. There’s always a different story and perspective as everyone has a unique journey, however I’m going to share what I think is most common to see as a pre-med in college that isn’t sugar-coatted. Without further ado, let’s dig into it!

The Good: Benefits

As there are many benefits and good things about being pre-med and aspiring to become a physician, I believe that there are bigger benefits than potentially getting a lot of money in the future or a “title.”  So here’s my two cents on what I believe is the true benefits of being pre-med:

Gratitude is an Attitude

Hello friends,

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted and I apologize for the tardiness of this blog post! University has been consuming my life and I’m just learning how to balance out blogging at the same time. During this break, I’ve been listening to great podcasts within the Lifestyle section on Spotify and the word “gratitude” has been brought up numerous of times throughout different podcasts. I’ve always heard people talk about how it’s important to wake up each morning and give your thanks and gratitude before stepping out of bed, however; it’s been a difficult process for me because I never implemented a plan for myself. So, after listening to Jim Kwik’s message on The Ultimate Health Podcast, I decided to take some notes and begin a 30 Day Gratitude Challenge. I highly recommend listening to this podcast after you’re done reading this post. (157: Jim Kwik – The Key To A Better Memory) Screen Shot 2017-11-02 at 6.35.17 PM

Good Times on a Budget!

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Happy Saturday and welcome back to my blog!

Yesterday was my significant other’s birthday and to celebrate, I surprised him with tickets to the Arizona State Fair! It’s been awhile since we got out of our study caves and had a little date night so the fair was a perfect choice. After a long week of exams this outing was much-needed and deserved! We both love going on rides and exploring around so nonetheless, we had a great time at the fair yesterday. In addition, we also had a deep-fried banana split (yum!) and a turkey leg for that extra protein. (I was the one who decided on the banana split, of course). Although the Arizona State Fair is a fun place, I wanted to share how you can budget the fair and save $$$ since it can become expensive really quickly! So without further ado, let’s get started…FullSizeRender (1)

Chicago Adventures

My Chicago Adventure

Hello my lovely friends,

About a week ago I went to Chicago for fall break and although I was there for only 3 days, I immediately fell in love with the city life. I did almost every touristy thing you can imagine while visiting Chicago and I made my very own Chicago Bucket-List for y’all! Additionally, this was my first time taking a trip with Barrett the Honors College and I’m extremely grateful to have explored this city with my colleagues. So without further ado, let’s get started into this list! 🙂

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