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THE IMPORTANCE OF ENJOYING COLLEGE + LIVING IN THE MOMENT
Heading back to college is such a fun time. The four years I was in college seemed to take forever in the moment, but now looking back, it flew by! I had two amazing internships (one fall of my second year and one the summer before my fourth year), and nannied Mon-Fri my last 2/12 years of school. I was always busy running from one ink lace to another. I was also in a sorority, had a serious relationship with Drew, and school + making good grades was really important to me. I wanted to do it ALL in college and a lot of the time, I over-committed myself.
Why am I telling y’all all of this? Because I want y’all to learn from me, and know that it’s okay to say no! It’s totally okay to just soak up your time and enjoy it. You have your entire life to do it all and figure out what you want to do! 🙂 So, enjoy every second of it! Try something new, find yourself, make new friends, and change your mind on what you want to do (and your major) a few times. The best and most beautiful part of having everything in front of you is to enjoy the journey and soak it all in.
Schedules can be crazy in college, and so many of my mornings consistent of throwing on some makeup, drowning my hair in dry shampoo, grabbing a breakfast shake, and running out the door to make it for my 8am class. My routine had to be quick and easy! It’s so easy to neglect yourself when you’re in such a busy routine, so my advice is to have a few go-to beauty products that you can apply and go. There was just something about getting ready for class that made me feel better for the day ahead!
AN EASY MORNING ROUTINE TO LOOK + FEEL YOUR BEST
For me, I’ve always struggled with clear skin. Showers from my don’t happen in the morning (lol), so I always shower the night before. MY fave body wash to keep acne + oil at bay is the Neutrogena® Body Clear® Body Wash – Pink Grapefruit. It smells amazing and works really well. I especially love it for my chest + back. To always look and feel your best, it’s so important to take off ALL of your makeup every night. I like to remove my makeup with an oil or a makeup wipe, and then follow up with a cleanser. I also exfoliate my skin 2-3 times a week, and this Clean & Clear® Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub!
In the mornings, I splash my face with some water, apply a quick moisturizer, and then apply my foundation. I have super oily skin, and when I’m stressed out it breaks out and oils up even worse. The Neutrogena® SkinClearing Liquid Makeup works like a charm, and actually helps keep skin clear too. It provides great coverage and feels very light-weight on your skin. 🙂 I set it with some powder, swipe some bronzer, apply a quick swipe of mascara, and head out the door.
All of these products are super affordable on a college budget too, which makes it even more amazing. This weekend, Target is making it easier for y’all to save! I love the Cartwheel app, and seriously always save so much every week! Y’all can save 20% on Neutrogena® cosmetics every weekend in August, Thursday-Sunday, on Cartwheel, if you buy 3 Neutrogena® facial skincare product, you get a $5 gift card, + Buy one Clean & Clear® product, get one 25% off! 🙂 All the more reason to make a Target run + stock up on your faves!
This post is sponsored by CLEAN & CLEAR® and NEUTROGENA®. I only recommend products I use personally and believe my followers will also enjoy! Some of the products mentioned were provided by CLEAN & CLEAR® and NEUTROGENA® for this review