Travel Tuesday: Toronto, Canada

Happy Travel Tuesday! This week, I will be sharing with you the highlights of my most recent trip to Toronto, Canada. Canada has been on my travel bucket list for the past few years, and Toronto did not disappoint! I can’t wait to go back to Canada and explore more of this beautiful country.

My boyfriend Andres (@aces_journals) and I rented a car and made the 10-hour trip up to Toronto from Washington, D.C., stopping along the way to see Niagara Falls. Coming from someone who has traveled solo most of the time, I loved having someone to talk and laugh with during the car ride, and the drive was surprisingly easy. The time spent travelling together is what I cherish the most from this trip, and I can’t wait to see where our next adventures take us. Continue reading “Travel Tuesday: Toronto, Canada”

7 Eco-Work Essentials

When is comes to creating a more eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle, many people do not think about the decisions they make in the workplace. Besides being home, a majority of our time is spent at work. The everyday choices we make in our work environment could have a bigger impact on the planet than we may think. This year I have begun to cultivate a more conscious work lifestyle, from how I get to work to what I eat during lunch. Here are my essentials for a more conscious, less wasteful work life: Continue reading “7 Eco-Work Essentials”

My Favorite Eco-Blogs

In case you haven’t noticed, I am a firm believer in an eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle. While I’m not perfect, I have been working towards making more conscious choices in fashion, food, and everyday actions. Because this lifestyle has just started to receive some recognition, I definitely needed some help along the way. I took to Instagram to find accounts and blogs that would inspire me, give me tips, and help me become more educated on the subject. Here are my favorite people that I have learned from, and have helped me with my steps toward sustainability. Continue reading “My Favorite Eco-Blogs”

10 Ways You Can Make a Difference On Earth Day

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead

Happy Earth Day! One of my favorite things about this holiday is that it connects every person in the world. We all live on the same planet, which sadly many of us tend to forget. Earth Day is not only a day to bring awareness towards environmental protection and activism, but it is also a day to reflect on how far we have come. Continue reading “10 Ways You Can Make a Difference On Earth Day”

My Clean Skincare Routine

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Back in college, I used to be an avid makeup junkie. I watched all the beauty YouTube tutorials, bought as many eye shadow palettes as my wallet would allow, and would never leave my dorm room without a full face of makeup on. While I’m thankful for all the tips and tricks I picked up along the way, lately I have been less into makeup and really (I mean really) into skincare. While makeup was therapeutic for my back in the day, I was not doing any favors for my skin. With my skincare routine, I get that self-care time that I crave while also improving my skin instead of covering it up. Continue reading “My Clean Skincare Routine”

Travel Tuesday: Belize

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This trip was the escape I needed. With four months of working through the busiest time of the year and trying to cross things off on an infinite to-do list, I knew I was nearing my breaking point. As someone who recharges through travel, this trip couldn’t come fast enough. And when it was finally time to board my flight to Caye Caulker, I couldn’t have been happier.

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Steps Toward Sustainability: Reef Safe Sunscreen

IMG_2702As I return from my trip to Belize, I am reminded once again the importance of sunscreen. My skin is fair, and a short amount of time in the sun can cause me to become severely sunburn. As my friend laid out in the sun becoming a golden bronzed goddess, my time was spent cowering in the shade, a towel wrapped around my whole body and a big hat for good measure.

While sunscreen is an essential part of my daily routine on and off the beach, it is important to also note what is in our sunscreen. There are two types of sunscreen that can be used: mineral and chemical. The difference is in the ingredients. Continue reading “Steps Toward Sustainability: Reef Safe Sunscreen”

February Eco-Favorites

Happy March! I know February is the shortest month of the year, but I felt like I blinked, and it was over. When you’re reading this, I will have just gotten back from Belize! I had been looking forward to this trip for months, and an unplug was exactly what I needed. And don’t worry, a Travel Tuesday will be coming with my top picks.

As 2019 has progressed, I’ve been delving into my resolution of sustainability and learning more about eco-products. It’s so interesting to me how many products we can switch out for most sustainable alternatives, and I love how much popularity it’s gaining! While I’ve spent hours looking at ingredients and researching brands to make the best choices for me and the environment, I’ve compiled my favorites, so you don’t have to! Continue reading “February Eco-Favorites”