Dear 20-year-old Me,

Happy New Year! You're about to ring in 2007. Get excited because 2007 is a big year. And so is the next decade.

In the fall you'll start your senior year and decide law school isn't for you. You'll have no idea what you want to do when you grow up (and 10 years later you still won't), but you'll go to a career fair with a stack of resumes in tow. About halfway through shuffling from booth to booth, you'll hand your resume to a man standing behind a table for some company whose name escapes me at this point. The company doesn't matter and neither does this man. You'll know right away that you're not interested, but you'll give your elevator pitch anyway. Just do it. And give it your all because it will end up being the most important 30 seconds of your college career. The woman standing next to this booth, a woman working for a completely different company, will overhear you giving your pitch. You'll walk away, but she'll run after you.


Well, it's December (how did that happen?) which means the office is about to clear out for a few weeks, and holiday travel is in full gear. When it comes to travel, multitasking beauty products are golden. One of the easiest ways to save precious carry-on space is to combine skincare and makeup in one, like with an SPF/foundation combo (yes, you absolutely still need to wear sunscreen in the winter), or an anti-aging eye-treatment/primer combo (Urban Decay makes a great one).  Palettes are also your friend. Pick one, and you'll have everything you need in one place. Then ditch all the other loose items floating around in the bottom of your makeup bag. I'm still crushing on my Tartelette in Bloom eyeshadow palette.


Deciding whether or not to pull the trigger on that beauty or lifestyle subscription box? Wondering if it will be worth it? I've been there! I love the surprise of getting a perfectly curated box in the mail, but I never want to feel like I've wasted my money. So let's start up a new series here on the blog. I'll dig through the goodies, and you can decide if it's worth going after...

First up is the October POPSUGAR Must Have Box. The Must Have Box is $39.95 per month and includes full-sized products valued at over $100. They also have a smaller version called the Must Have Mini for $15.95 per month. You can check them both out here, and use the code SHOP5 for $5 off your first box! Full disclosure, POPSUGAR sent me this October box to try. So let's get started!