Author: Mary Clay Kline

I Used Cult Beauty Brand Glossier For An Entire Week and This Is What Happened

by Anna Klement A huge THANK YOU to Glossier for sending us their products!   Spoiler Alert: I’m hooked. Last week a box full of moisturizers and makeup wrapped in dreamy packaging fell into my lap and I immediately found myself at my bathroom counter layering on new products. I felt like I was suddenly entering my personal heaven and Emily Weiss was there to greet me at the gates. For those who don’t know Emily, she’s the girl boss behind Glossier and cult-favorite beauty blog, Into the Gloss. I felt like a 5-year-old daughter playing with her mother’s makeup for the first time. If you have never been introduced to Indie beauty brand Glossier, allow me to be your mutual friend.   THE LINEUP Boy Brow in Black Generation G in Cake, Like, Crush and Zip Stretch Concealer in Medium Haloscope in Quartz, Topaz and Moonstone Perfecting Skin Tint in Medium Priming Moisturizer Regular and Rich Balm Dotcom in Original, Coconut, Rose, Cherry and Mint THE ORIGIN STORY Glossier was born from beauty blog website ‘Into the Gloss’ and started with [4] basic products. Their philosophy is as simple as the ingredients that go into their products—to give you genuine products that will make you feel like your best self. No hiding, no gimmicks. Glossier was formed through customer feedback from beauty editors who have tried every brand...

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3 Lessons I Learned During My Study Abroad

by Mary Clay Kline I never thought I would study abroad. I had all kinds of excuses: it’s not my personality, it wouldn’t fit into my schedule. But last semester, I bit the bullet and decided to study in Perugia, Italy for four months. That decision forever changed my life for the better, and here’s why. Don’t Be Afraid to Act Like a Tourist I wandered around Perugia doe-eyed every day for four months. I must made six dozen treks down the main street, but those repeated trips never bored me. Each time, I noticed a different storefront setup or sidewalk salesman. I took too many pictures of the beautiful Umbrian landscape because of its unchanging allure. I now see the beauty in every sidewalk flower and uniquely painted house. Having to walk a few blocks down the street is no longer a burden but rather an adventure. Jump At Every New Opportunity I hopped on flights to Budapest and Paris (and missed one to London, but we won’t talk about that). I ventured to Carnivale in Venice and traveled to regions of Italy that I’d never heard of. I made Italian friends at a rock climbing gym and ate what was essentially Italian hog’s head cheese. These are all things I was hesitant to do before agreeing to them. Now that I’ve returned to the US, I am...

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Artists for the Nostalgic Millennial’s Playlist

by Michaela Hancock The 2000s were filled with catchy pop beats and lyrics that millennials can still scream out today. Millennials have all “crank(ed) that Soulja Boy,” “move(d) (their bodies) like a cyclone,” and “got low” in their “apple bottom jeans.” At one point or another, most millennials embraced feeling “like a bird” and “like a G6.” Some songs even taught valuable lessons, such as how to spell “Glamorous” and that the best way to deal with the boyfriend that “says he’s got beef”—tell him you are “a vegetarian,” and you “ain’t … scared of him.” However, millennials are...

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7 Movies to Watch on a Rainy Day

by Adrianne Jenkins If you’re stuck at home on a rainy day, what better way to pass the hours than with a movie marathon? These seven movies are a must for any day that is seemingly doomed by ice, rain or other gloomy precipitation. Relax as you melt in your comfy sheets and complete your movie binge with your favorite snacks. At the end of the day, you’ll thank yourself for a day well-spent.   The Notebook If you have never seen “The Notebook,” come out from under that rock of yours. This 2004 classic is the perfect movie...

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