Night Skin Care Routine

September 24, 2015

During the school year, my skin and I do not agree. I'm constantly busy, and usually stressed which makes my face break out! To fight my acne, I use this combination of products for my dry, sensitive skin.

How to Make Money as A Teen

September 11, 2015

From experience, I know that it can be hard to make money during high school. I'm always busy between blogging, school, extracurriculars and volunteering (and sleep); and even if I had time for a job during the year there aren't always jobs available. Over the last two years I've found some solutions that work well for me, and may help you as well!

Sell Your Clothes!
I don't mean sell everything in your closet, but everyone has clothes in their closet that don't fit them anymore or just don't get a lot of wear but are still wearable. There are so many websites and apps, where you can sell your clothes and people will actually buy them! I use Poshmark, Vinted, and Tradesy! Tradesy works best with higher end clothing, I'm not selling anything that falls into that category, so I haven't made any money there yet. Poshmark and Vinted have both been major successes for me. I prefer Vinted because it gives you more of the money from the sale, but they are both large communities of people who love to buy clothes! I would also recommend asking your parents if they have anything you could sell for them on eBay, and split the price. My dad said I could sell his old golf clubs on eBay a few summers ago, and I ended up making over $200!

Apps that Give You Money...For Free!!
Just like there are apps where you can sell things, there are easier apps where you can make money for nothing! My favorite is Shopkick, and app where all you have to do is open it when you walk into certain stores to gain points. Shopkick gives "kicks" for walk-ins to stores like Macy's, American Eagle, Target, Best Buy and more! You can also scan specific products for more points, but it is an easy and quick way to earn gift cards and even some high-end products! Another great app is Feature Points! Feature Points works a bit more slowly, but all you have to do is download apps from a specific list to earn points for a gift card or free app in the AppStore! I just downloaded a $3.99 app for free, and it was so worth it!

Save Money!
These obviously aren't ways to have a continuous income, sometimes you won't make a sale for months, and then 3 people will buy things from your closet! If you want to make sure you always have some cash on you, I would save a small percent of everything you make. The small additions after every sale add up, and before you know it your back account with have doubled by the end of the year!

These are just a few ways that I make money for myself! Leave a comment letting me know how you make money and stay tuned for a new post soon! Xoxo, Lauren.

*This is not a sponsored post, I am not being compensated for this post!*

Dealing with Rejection

August 20, 2015
Dealing with Rejection

Hello everyone! Today I'm back with a bit more of a serious topic, how to deal with rejection. Everyone experiences rejection at some point in their life, and sometimes dealing with it without becoming pessimistic or even depressed can be difficult.

Find the Perfect Skinny Jean

March 3, 2015

Finding the "perfect jean" can be hard.  Unless you're a character in 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' I'm sure you don't share jeans with your friends, because you have different body types. Even if you have the same body type, you may be different sizes or just have a different preference in pants. I've been on the hunt for the "perfect jean" pretty much for the past 3 years, and I've been through more pairs than you can believe. Today, I wanted to share with you my adventure finding the perfect jean!

Warm Winter Days

February 9, 2015


Hello! It's been a while since I last posted, but I'm making up for it with an outfit!

Sitting Down with Shannon Hessen aka Prep Avenue

January 5, 2015

Hello everyone, long time no see! I decided to take a break beginning the day after Christmas into 2015, and spend time with my family! On January 3rd I had the pleasure of sitting down with Shannon from Prep Avenue and asking her a few questions, voila!

1. Three staples every girl needs in her wardrobe?
"I would probably say a classic white button down, a navy cardigan (I'm on my second!), and a good pair of riding boots (I wear mine almost every day in the fall)."

2. Three of your favorite blogs?
"3 of my favorites...definitely College Prepster, Mimosa and Monroe, and Design Darling"

3.When did you start Prep Avenue? What was your inspiration?
"I started it my senior year [of high school] over Christmas break, that's when I first sat down and started writing. As for my inspiration, I guess I had just been reading them for so long. That year we went on a ski trip over Christmas break; I was sitting there one day in the ski lodge and I clicked the button and designed it. It took my mind off of school and the stresses of senior year, finding a college, etc. "

4. How do you maintain school, blogging, and other extracurriculars?
"It's definitely a challenge, I probably call my mom in tears every two weeks, because I get overwhelmed easily and I get stressed out easily and that's something that I'm working on right now. I try to write as many blog posts as I can when I'm home [on break] and I don't have anything going on, but it's hard because Christmas break and summer break are the only two breaks where I have absolutely no homework. I try to always put my school work first; I try to post four times a week but sometimes there'll be an absence, because I'll have a big paper due that day or something. I write as many as I can when I'm home on break and I try to schedule in time [to write posts]. I also try to be super involved on campus; I'm a tour guide so I have to give tours three times a week, and I'm in a sorority which has multiple commitments a week, and I'm on the student conduct board so there's definitely multiple meetings a week, and if you schedule in time it's definitely manageable."

5. You can wear one outfit for the rest of your...what is it?
"That's so hard...probably a shift dress, because they can be dressed up or dressed down based on the occasion. You can throw on a pair of flats with it to make it look casual, or put on heels with it to dress it up."

6. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
"Well I lived in Germany for three years when I was in middle school, and it was definitely a highlight of my life. I loved being able to travel, so I definitely think it would be somewhere in Europe just because I love how it easy it is to travel to different countries. At my house we could drive four hours and get to Paris, so we would go to Paris on the weekends and go skiing in the Alps, but one of my all time favorite towns we would go to almost every weekend in the winter to ski is called Garmisch in Germany. It's right on the Germany-Austria border, and I love it, it's gorgeous. The town is so quaint and I still have a lot of friends who live there, so probably Garmisch."

7. What is one quote that describes you?
"I love the quote 'fate loves the fearless'; I don't know if it actually describes me because I'm not really fearless but I think it's a good reminder. I want to have it framed in my room so I can look at it all the time. That's one of my favorites."

It was such a blast sitting down and talking with Shannon! She was amazing, so nice and easy to talk to. You should all follow her blog, Prep Avenue, it's definitely a favorite!

xoxo, Lauren
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