College: The Final Countdown

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College… otherwise known as the best years of your life. These four years, give or take, are your golden hours. This is your peak in life, in regards to freedom. Freedom from a nine to five day. Freedom from set school hours. Freedom to eat as many frozen burritos as you like and blame it on the stereotypical “college diet”. You call the shots. As a college student you are finally considered and are treated like a true adult, but you are given leverage because you’re still so young. This is your time to figure out who you truly are, who you want to become, and how you’re going to achieve your dreams. It’s all fun and games until you turn the tassel to the left. The big question we all ask ourselves soon after commencement… “So what now?” Continue reading “College: The Final Countdown”

Social Media Fast

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I never realized just how much a person depends on social media until I decided to challenge myself this past week. Anyone who knows me knows my phone is practically super glued to my hand. My entire life depends on my phone. No, I’m not being dramatic. It’s true and when I explain why, you might think yours does too. Of course, my obsession with social media can be a bit excessive, but that’s what this generation is; social media has become the portal key to connecting with the rest of the world. Without it, we wouldn’t be as advanced as we’ve become. I’m not talking about how the newest Instagram story update that comes with different fonts can cure cancer. I’m talking about networking. Continue reading “Social Media Fast”

REVIEW ALERT: Asha Urban Baths

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After reading this title, if you have not heard of this business before, I can only assume that you think I am writing about a warehouse that specializes in selling rustic bathtubs. But those of you who are from the Greater Sacramento Area and are seemingly in the know about rad gems hidden in the streets of this ever-changing town, then you would know I am talking about this little known local business named Asha Urban Baths, a hyper-relaxing bathhouse.   Continue reading “REVIEW ALERT: Asha Urban Baths”

Sprightly’s Guide to: Love Day

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This blog post is dedicated to our readers, both single and taken, who will LOVE “Love Day” as much as we do after reading this!

Don’t be a “grumpus” this Valentine’s Day! There’s much to love about Love Day. Leave the stigma of #ForeverAlone back in 2010 where it should stay FOREVER. For those single minglers, you are independent and fabulous. Same goes for those folks who are invested in some sort of commitment to another. We are all fabulous and today is a day about love, NOT romantic relationships. Continue reading “Sprightly’s Guide to: Love Day”

REVIEW ALERT: Too Faced “Glow Job”, glo-up or glo-down?

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Hi, my name is Lily and I am a makeup fanatic. When dealing with an addiction we all know the first step is acceptance. The second step is to get the help you need to be on the path of sobriety from your addiction. For me, I chose to overdose on all the wonders that is contour, highlight, cut-crease, and more! Makeup is an art. It is a way to express yourself through color and illusion. Now, I’m no M.A.C. Pro Artist, but I have been told my winged liner could cut glass. To me, there is not product I would turn away just based on first glance. This may come as a shock to people who know me because, while I struggle with my addiction to blend and conceal, I am also a bit of a bookworm who only chooses books based on either the cover or their Amazon reviews. That isn’t necessarily the case when it comes to my cosmetics addiction. My makeup mantra is “you don’t hate it until you can officially say ‘that $45 could’ve been spent on a glamorous blowout at Drybar instead.” Continue reading “REVIEW ALERT: Too Faced “Glow Job”, glo-up or glo-down?”

REVIEW ALERT: The Mimosa House

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“The Mimosa House” doesn’t that just sound like something from a fairytale?

A house filled with a colossal amount of mimosa flavors that you cannot help but taste test more than one and warm, delectable brunch plates served on white porcelain that are waiting to be savored.

Within the cookie cutter homes and neatly lined bushes in East Sacramento hides a restaurant visited by brunch masters, by the name of “The Mimosa House”. In honor of my past birthday weekend, a friend and I decided to be amongst the brunchiest bunch and experience what all the hype was about.   Continue reading “REVIEW ALERT: The Mimosa House”

Sprightly’s Guide to: College

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College. The chapter of our lives we dream about since our elementary school years. It is also the biggest let down of my childhood dreams. College is nothing like it seems in your fantasies and definitely not what it seems in the eyes of Hollywood. Not to put a whole downer on the entire college experience. I truly am going to miss going to school in the clothes I found on my floor on my way out the door. Once I receive my diploma, which is essentially my golden ticket into the big adult world, I will be biding my sweatpants and leggings farewell. Continue reading “Sprightly’s Guide to: College”