• Tech & Auto
    The 2020 Kia Telluride: A Luxury SUV Without the Luxury Price Tag

    Last week I had the pleasure of joining the Kia USA family in Pasadena to …

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  • Luxury
    The Scary Truth You Need to Know Before Buying Counterfeit Luxury Handbags

    It’s been almost 2 years since my very first review on a designer dupe, and …

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  • Physical Health
    You Are Not Your Instagram: The Emotional Consequences of Social Media

    Whether through Instagram DM or during casual conversations with friends, I am always asked about …

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  • DIY Beauty
    DIY Skincare: 2-Ingredient Microdermabrasion Scrub (Fresh + Aveda-Inspired)

    A few years ago when expensive skincare was still my addiction (Sephora, I’m looking …

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  • MY FAVORITE DESIGNER DUPES

    • Designer Dupe: Balenciaga Ceinture Ankle Boot – $1,275 vs. $100

      Designer Dupe: Balenciaga Ceinture Ankle Boot – $1,275 vs. $100
    • Designer Dupe: 3.1 Phillip Lim Medium Pashli – $895 vs. $75

      Designer Dupe: 3.1 Phillip Lim Medium Pashli – $895 vs. $75
    • Designer Dupe: Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heel – $995 vs. $115

      Designer Dupe: Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heel – $995 vs. $115
    • Designer Dupe: Balenciaga City Bag – $2,190 vs. $105

      Designer Dupe: Balenciaga City Bag – $2,190 vs. $105
    Splurge to Purge: 10 Easy Ways to Cut Compulsive Spending

    Splurge to Purge: 10 Easy Ways to Cut Compulsive Spending

    There are times in life where you get hit with emergency expenses – it’s unavoidable. Just yesterday, my dog got into a little accident and broke his nail right out of the root, and it cost me $200 for the extraction, sedation,…

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    $1 Make-up Dupes: Elf Cosmetics

    $1 Make-up Dupes: Elf Cosmetics

    I’ll admit, I used to spend a lot of money on make-up at Sephora. For make-up lovers, there’s no problem with that. The problem I had was that I’ve always done the same style of make-up since high school, so…

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    Cute Summer Heels Under $50

    Cute Summer Heels Under $50

    Octobers in Southern California come with unpredictable weather. It can be foggy in the morning, shoot up to 90 degrees by mid-afternoon, and then drop to a nice cool evening. So, I styled this outfit for versatility and comfort. I grabbed…

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    Christmas Gift Guide: How I Spent $377.13 on 17 Presents

    Christmas Gift Guide: How I Spent $377.13 on 17 Presents

    Ah, Christmas. The time of the year when everyone claims they’d like to spend time with family, but dread the useless presents wrapped in colorful paper. Stop lying to yourself, you know you’re mildly upset when Mom buys you an ugly…

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    Shoedazzle: Gladiator High Heels Under $40

    Shoedazzle: Gladiator High Heels Under $40

    Day 3 of yet another outfit for the beautiful “Layne” high-heel sandal by Shoedazzle. I could keep going and going with these shoes… At first sight, these lace-up heels seem like a one-trick pony, but they match with plenty of…

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