8 Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands to Try For Yourself

  Did you know that 80% of countries, including the US, still allow animals to be used for cosmetic testing? After I read multiple animal testing articles, this blog post from Cruelty Free Kitty, and saw this infographic from Humane Society International, I was horrified. In today’s day and age, animal testing for cosmetics isn’t necessary; other much more humane and cost-effective ways exist to test products. Knowing that, I made a commitment to myself that moving forward, I will exclusively buy[Read more]

June Goals

Hey, y’all! How’s everyone doing? I want to give you a  little recap: it was the most beautiful weekend of the year this past weekend here in NYC. My boyfriend and I are dog sat my neighbor’s dachshund, Chico, and we took him to the waterfront Friday night for a late night stroll. The moon was so big and bright right next to the Empire State Building – it was such a sight to see. Saturday, I slept in and[Read more]

What to Get New Dads This Father’s Day | A Gift Guide

Holiday Alert: Father’s Day is a week from today. Who here has guy friends who are new dads? It’s time to spoil them a little! Last month, I shared my post on What to Get Your Millennial Mama Friends for Mother’s Day | A Gift Guide, and today you’re getting the new dad version for Father’s Day.    Affiliate Disclosure: Please note that when you click on links and purchase items, in some cases I will receive a small referral commission.[Read more]

Quick Guide: How to Start Meal Prepping for Your Work Week

    I can’t tell you how many of my friends and colleagues ask me how exactly I meal prep. “Your meals look so delicious!” and “How do you have the time to cook so much?” are just a couple comments that I often hear. Well, I’ve decided to share with y’all my (not so secret) process for work week meal prepping. Check it out below. Step 1: Make sure you have the right equipment to start Meal prepping is pretty easy once you[Read more]

3 Ways To Play Off Not Remembering Someone’s Name

Raise your hand if you’re someone who interacts with a lot of people in your career and professional life and find it exceptionally challenging to remember people’s names. Yeah, I’m right there with you. For me, it’s ironic because I was a middle school teacher for four years, so I had to learn a TON of names (I taught 95 kids a day!). Nowadays, I’m meeting new people through work what feels like every other day, and I have the[Read more]

Marah Elizabeth’s May Style Favorites

Today, I’m back at it again with my monthly style favorites. These posts are so fun for me to write – I hope that you get some inspiration from them. This month, I’m highlighting a retailer that I recently discovered, Lou & Grey. Don’t you just love that name? For me, one of the most important aspects of the clothing that I wear is that it makes me feel good. Lou & Grey’s motto is “clothing for a comfortably confident life,” and the clothing line[Read more]

5 Ways to Get Yourself Out of A Rut

One of the metaphorical definitions of a rut is “a habit or pattern of behavior that has become dull and unproductive but it hard to change”. When was the last time you felt like you were stuck in a rut? Whether you feel like you can’t snap out of a bad mood, have no motivation, or can’t get past a plateau that you’ve hit, I hear you. I’m trying to get myself out of a rut right now. See, many little[Read more]

The Balm’s Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick | A Product Review

Good morning, ya’ll! Within the past few months, I’ve become more invested in finding beauty/skin/haircare products from cruelty-free brands (companies that do not animal test). Surprisingly, it’s harder than you might imagine! A friend referred me to a website, Cruelty Free Kitty, which is dedicated to cruelty-free beauty/skin/haircare brands, and I’ve bookmarked it for easy access. Today, I’m pumped to share with you one of my first cruelty-free beauty product finds, and that’s theBalm’s Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick. I was[Read more]