Product Review: Dove Dry Spray

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Before I start today’s post, I would like to apologize for my inactivity. I didn’t realize that it’s been 20 days since my last post. I had my first couple of tests for the semester and something personal came up.

At the beginning of January, I received a package completely unaware of what it was. Surprisingly, I received two cans of Dove’s Dry Spray deodorant, one for women and one for men, from the courtesy of Target and Influenster.

Here is what me and my boyfriend thought about Dove’s Dry Spray deodorant:  Continue reading “Product Review: Dove Dry Spray”

Fun Cardio Alternatives for Running

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When you think of cardio, running is probably the first things that come to mind. Now, I know running is not everyone’s cup of tea – I know for sure that it’s not mine. Running is a part of my workout routine, however, I am for sure not a distance runner like my mom. Therefore I don’t run for a long time – maybe 30 minutes max when I’m feeling determined (which I don’t most of the time)

Running is actually very good for you and benefits your entire body, not just your legs. However, running tends to get repetitive and gets boring easily, especially if you are on a treadmill versus running outside.

Here are some fun alternatives for running that will get your heart rate up:  Continue reading “Fun Cardio Alternatives for Running”

5 Healthy Habits that Helped Me Loose Weight

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If you guys follow me on Twitter, then you might have noticed that I recently did a poll. Recently, I’ve been going through this writer’s block funk, and I just needed some help in where I needed to lead my content. If you read my New Year’s Resolutions post, then you already know that I am trying really hard to improve my content, as well as many other things.

On my poll, I asked which general topic you wanted me to talk about, and I had 100% votes for health/fitness. So why not kill two birds with one stone? On Wednesday, I shared my current workout playlist, and now I’ve decided to keep the trend of health/fitness to round out January, and slowly progress into February (and Valentine’s Day).

Here are 5 Healthy Habits that Helped Me Loose Weight:

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Workout Playlist: Whistle While You Work It!

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January is has come and is about to be gone! How are you and your New Year’s resolutions? I know for me and for a lot of my friends and family, one of our biggest resolutions would have to be going to the gym and working out more, not just for physical appearances but for health reasons as well, such as cholesterol levels.

Now that you’ve put in the effort to get up and go to the gym, do you ever find yourself unmotivated and just stuck, not knowing what to do first, or what to do next, and for how long? Is your mind running more than your legs?

Having a playlist designed specifically for working out helps to energize you and reduce wandering thoughts which can just stress you out or make you feel awkward. Not to mention it makes working out go by faster and more fun! (And if you’re anything like me, you’re more into the music and the feels it gives you than working out)

Here is my current workout playlist that really helps me to get into the positive mood to workout:

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Hey guys!

Just wanted to pop in and kinda have conversation, and give you a small update about what’s going on in my life! It is now thirteen days into the new year, and trying to maintain all of my resolutions at once is challenging >.< Not to mention, I picked up a couple of other fun challenges in my life.

Recently, I’ve decided to attempt becoming fluent in Vietnamese. Vietnamese was my first language, however, I lost it due to the fact that I stopped speaking it a lot at home and starting primary school. Currently, I know how to read and pronounce most words, but, the issue comes to play when I have to write and talk. I understand more than I can speak, but that’s just a vocabulary issue. I wanna try and become close to fluent by the end of the year — hopefully. It’ll make my grandpa really happy too, so it’s a work in progress.

I’ve also decided to try and learn Korean. I’ve always loved the Korean language, and the culture, although I still have a lot to learn about their culture. But, to me I think Korean is such a pretty language because it’s not as harsh as a dialect like English and Vietnamese. Plus, I like learning new languages and I feel like it works the brain out a lot.

BUT ANYWAYS~ Besides from trying to learn languages, I have some exciting news as well! My university decided to start a chapter with Her Campus! If you are not familiar with Her Campus, long story short it is basically a magazine/ community for college girls by college girls. So, I decided to apply, and they accepted my application! Which means, on top of my personal blog, I will also be blogging for my school’s chapter in Her Campus! I can’t express how excited I am! (I get to meet to team next week, and I’m super stoked!)

Overall, I think 2016 is going to be an exciting year full of good memories~

For now, this is all I have for a life update, but I want to take a second and thank you guys for dealing with myself. I know I was not consistent during the holidays, but I am back and ready to embark the journey of life together with you guys!

Thanks for all the love and support~

Until Next Time xoxo 

Joslyn

#Brablems? #NoThanks!

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We’ve all had those moments where we are really feeling our outfit, however, it’s hard to work it because we are uncomfortable (and I’m not talking about your belt being too tight). I know I’m not the only one confessing that bras will be the death of me, and that I would rather not wear a bra if I didn’t have to.

But, there are ways to increase the level of comfort with your bra! Here are some of my brablems and some solutions to make wearing a bra more bearable:

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2016 New Year’s Resolutions: What I Plan to Improve

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Happy New Year’s Eve loves!! It’s that time of year where we start reflecting over the past 12 months, and start preparing for the new year! Here is a list of 5 things I plan to do/ improve in the upcoming year!

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Hello Love!

I just wanted to pop on and apologize for me not being active this past week. If you don’t follow me on any social media sites, then you are probably not aware that this past week was finals week!!

As a biology major, this was a serious, school intensive week, and I was just completely absorbed in my studies.

Now that I am out of school for winter break, I will be able to be more active, and more on schedule, however, my part-time job did increase my hours by a lot. So, I may not be able to keep my promise for blogmas, however, it turns out I was doing blogmas all wrong–oops!!

There is always next year, and hopefully my life will be a little more eventful to be able to host a proper blogmas.

Regardless, I will be attempting to keep my promise for this year’s blogmas 🙂

With that being said, I am sorry for being absent this week!!

Until Next Time xoxo 

Joslyn 

How I Try To Gain Blog Traffic

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Happy Thursday Loves! This is a request post from a fellow blogger and friend! Now, we all know that I am no expert, whatsoever; however, I’m always happy to share tips and tricks that I have learned, or have discovered along my blogging journey.

Here is How I Try To Gain Blog Traffic:

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Stocking Stuffers 2015 || A Holiday Giveaway

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I have always wanted to host a giveaway, and attempted to before the school year started, however, I had to cancel it on my part because of lack of preparation and planning. But, it’s okay, I’m making it right this time around!!

Now, the rules are simple:

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