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Monday, January 28, 2019

24 Lessons To My Younger Self

I officially turned 24 on Thursday (my golden birthday) and it's been a BUSY week for me in my personal life. As you've probably noticed I took some time away from the blog since around Christmas and although I didn't mean for my absence to be this long and sporadic, I think it was a good move to take a break from the blog. I was getting overwhelmed, my heart wasn't in it for a little bit, but stepping away made me realize how passionate I truly am about my job! I've been coming up with some ideas for the future, some new projects, and how I can make TCB work better for both myself and you! On that note, today's post is one of the more personal ones. I'm sharing 24 lessons to my younger self that I've learned in my 24 years. Although the list is for me, it has lessons that I think are relevant to everyone at any age!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

My Experience With The KonMari Method Of Organization

If you've been anywhere near social media recently I'm sure you've heard all about Marie Kondo and her magical ability to tidy up and organize. Her new Netflix show premiered on January 1st and everyone practically went crazy over the KonMari method and Marie's way of making you gain a new perspective on your living space and all the items you own. I had seen a bunch of stuff about the show on my social media feeds and decided to finally give the show a shot after getting fed up with my messy, overstuffed dresser drawers. Let me tell you guys up front, this show is going to basically be a hit or miss for you. I've heard some people talk about how Marie is "too cutesy" and "strange for talking to clothes" (don't worry, I'll explain in a bit!) but if you're willing to give her method a try I promise it can change how you view organization! Another warning, the photos I'm sharing aren't "goals" or even blogger-worthy today, I'm literally just sharing what my drawers look like after using the KonMari method. This post is definitely more information and personal experience based than anything!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas Wishlist With Babbleboxx

This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The Classic Brunette!

Christmas is almost here! I know I keep saying that, but it's just because I'm so excited. I'm wrapping up all my last minute present shopping and I'm assuming most of you are too. I have a large variety of people on my list this year and some people are more difficult than others. Whoever you're shopping for, Babbleboxx's Christmas Wish List box has something that will help. One of my favorite things about the holidays is that I can match the perfect gift to the individual, even if they're a bit tricky to get right. This box has something for almost everyone, and let me prove it to you!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Easy Christmas Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Happy Monday everyone, there's only 15 more days until Christmas! I've been wrapping gifts like crazy because this year I have so many to give out. I even went to gift wrapping workshop at my local Paper Source store (not sponsored, just for fun!) to learn how to nicely wrap a Christmas present. Let's just say before this class I wasn't the best gift wrapper, haha! I polled you all on Instagram stories to see if you wanted to see a post on the tips I learned, and nearly all of you said yes. So, here we are! Now, these tips aren't for expert wrappers, mostly just beginners. If you can already wrap a nice looking gift, you may learn one or two things from this post, but don't expect to learn some crazy tutorial. These gifts are easy to wrap and make beautiful so anyone can do it! Also, a warning, this post is very photo heavy because I wanted to show each step of the process!

Monday, December 3, 2018

How I Stay Organized As A Blogger

*This post contains affiliate links

Happy first week of December! It's officially my favorite time of the year with all the holidays including my birthday coming along in January! With all the fun though comes a lot of work in the blogging world. I've been blogging full time now for a year and a half (and blogging overall for 4 years) and by far the busiest time of the year is from the end of Halloween through New Years. I try to stay as organized as I can with all the gift guides, try-ons, Christmas decor, along with everything else. It's easy to get overwhelmed with everything going on, so it's important for me to have a system that keeps me both sane and on track with everything I have to do! Here's a little peak at my personal tips on how I stay organized.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Gift Guide: Beauty Under $100

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Eterno Skincare Time Eraser Wrinkle Remover $55 | Urban Decay Naked Cherry Vault $100 | La Mer Mini Miracle Set $95 | Too Faced Under The Christmas Tree Set $49 | Spa Thyme Tea Gift Set $28 | Bobbi Brown Soft Smolder Kit $49 | Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Palette $45 | Sephora Favorites Perfume Sampler $65 | Laura Mercier Prime Set Glow Set $45 | Invisibobble Slim Trio $18 | Lisse Luxe Hair Turban $30 | Mario Badescu 3 Pc Travel Facial Spray $15 | Origins Plantscription SPF $60 | Glow Recipe Limited Edition Watermelon Tote Set $40 | Eva NYC Mini Hairdryer $48 | Sephora Collection Luxe Face Brush Set $54 | HUDA Nudes Eyeshadow Palette $65 | Stila 3D Dazzle Mini Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadow Set $25 | Skin Gym Rose Quartz Kit $49 | LAPCOS Collagen Daily Skin Masks $14 | MAC Pretty Shiny Things Nude Mini Lipstick Set $29.50 | DRYBAR Full Size Faves $49 | Whish Lavender Body Butter $13 | MAC Cool Neutral Eyeshadow Palette $65 | Deborah Lipmann Crystal Prism 8 pc Nail Color Set $22 | DRYBAR 3 Day Bender Digital Curling Iron 1' $90 | Lip Smacker Lip Balm Set of 24 $20 | Kristin Ess Frizz Reducing Satin Pillowcase + French Hair Pin $12.60 |

My third holiday gift guide of the season is all about BEAUTY! I'm a huge makeup and skincare fanatic, so this is one of my favorite guides to set up. As a blogger I'm lucky enough to try out a ton of different beauty items which means I have a lot of opinions and want to share them all with you! In this gift guide I'll be sharing a bunch of my personal favorites, some items that are on my Christmas wish list, plus some items that are staples for your beauty arsenal. Just like my other guides I'll only be sharing details about some of the items, but that doesn't mean the products I don't personally mention aren't great! As always I only include things I would be happy to use myself!
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