Happiness Delivered: POPSUGAR Must-Have September Box Unboxing!

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I’ve always found subscription boxes to be quite alluring. I love the idea of getting a surprise gift in the mail–albeit one you’ve given yourself–on a random Wednesday. How fun, right? But…there are SO many options! How do you pick the right box? What if you get junk, or just stuff you can’t use or don’t want? How do you know if it’s “worth it”?! Now I know. When POPSUGAR offered to send me their September Must Have box, I pretty much leapt at the chance to check it out.  And let me assure you, guys, the Must Have Box is totally worth it. Don’t believe me? Check out my unboxing and review…and grab a coupon for $5 off your first box below!

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5 Things to Read This Wednesday

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  1. As someone who has been acutely obsessed with RENT since, oh, 2006, this post demystifying all of the references in La Vie Boheme speaks to my soul.
  2. For my fit babes, Josie over at FrankieBeanHealthnut (a blog you should TOTALLY be reading if you aren’t already!) turned me on to a new workout appcheck out her post about it HERE.
  3. Loving this Buzzfeed guide to feeling good…even when everything else is pretty bad. Practical advice and tiny tips that make a big impact.
  4. Ever wonder how much it would cost to live like a healthy celebrity? Well + Good did the math, and the results are veeery interesting.
  5. Finally, a girl wrote a hilarious cookbook for her kitchen-averse brother, called “Recipes You Absolutely Can’t F Up” that’s now ion the Internet for us to laugh at (and, tbh, benefit from) forever.

xx,

Liza

The 5 Bras Every Girl Should Own

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Lingerie was pretty much my first love. I’ll explain. I go through phases of obsession with clothing–bikinis, yoga pants, dresses. The article that started it all, though, was the bra. I used to have a color-coordinated drawer filled to the brim with VS’ finest in pastel shades and animal prints. Now, while this was approximately 10 years ago, I still have a bit of a soft spot for all things lacy and frilly. Oh, and also, a killer, well-fitting bra? Totally changes your entire vine, posture, and look. In that spirit, I’ve put together a list of must-have pieces that each and every babe should aspire to own. Consider it the beginning of a well-stocked bra library. (more…)

5 Things to Read This Wednesday

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  1. As a major sweet potato fan, I’m basically drooling over this recipe for sweet potato pizza crust from Pinch of Yum. My two loves combined!
  2. An interesting take with lots of valid points: why you shouldn’t strive to have a body like Teyana Taylor, from LinkedIn Pulse.
  3. Really into this Hello Giggles story about the I Am All Woman Project, which features a body-diverse, unretouched swimwear campaign.
  4. If you’re a latte lover, you’re probably going to want to read this Mashable post about the newest/strongest crazily-caffeinated take on coffee.
  5. Last but not least, according to this article from Elite Daily, mastering your goals could become way easier just by making a simple shift in the language you use when you talk about them. (Hint: you WANT to do things!)

xx,

Liza

My Perfume Wardrobe!

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I’ve always been the kind of girl who likes to have a lot of options. It’s just not smart to put all of your eggs in one basket, you know? This is a concept I apply in nearly every facet of my life, and it has, more often than not, served me quite well…not mad about it. One area I used to wish were a bit more pared down, though, is probably my more-extensive-than-necessary perfume collection. In fact, it’s more of a library. A wardrobe, if you will. I’m borderline obsessed with finding my “signature scent”, but every time I think I’ve found my perfect match, I either tire of it, or find something that I love even more. The silver lining to this, though, is that I have amassed a literal wardrobe of fragrances with an option for any and every occasion.  It’s actually pretty great. Want a peek into my perfume closet? Here are some of my favorite scents for five different occasions. (more…)