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34 Genius Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

Tiny apartment? No problem! These storage ideas for small spaces saved my stuff when I moved into my 400-square-foot studio! 34 Seriously Helpful Storage Ideas for Small Spaces 1. Footrest ottoman that doubles as storage Place this by the living room sofa and you’ll have a footrest that secretly stashes items inside! 2. Modular storage squares/bookcase I LOVED these things when I lived in my studio apartment! You can stack them in multiple ways and build whatever you’d like. I…

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How to Stay Warm Without POWER: 16 Heat-Generating Hacks

If you’re suffering from the cold during this brutal winter season, I’m so sorry. I hope this post helps you. I’m a Florida girl stuck in a mountainous region this winter, where it’s been freezing temps nearly every day since November. So I’ve had to learn how to stay warm without power (and with it). Maybe your power went out and the weather is freezing. Or maybe you just want to lower your heating bill. Whatever your reasons, below are…

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Beauty

3 Best Moisturizers for Acne-Prone Skin

I’ve had acne for that past 15-plus years, so believe me, I have tried every moisturizer out there and can tell you what I think are the best moisturizers for acne-prone skin based on my own experience. Before we dive into details, here are the best moisturizers for acne-prone skin (get the detailed reviews farther down in the article): Best all-around: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Extra Dry Skin Best for super dry skin: Clinique Moisture Surge Best for oil control: Murad…

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How to Make a Small Apartment Look Big: 10 Little-Known Hacks

I am the queen of small living spaces. I once lived in a 200-square-foot basement apartment in San Francisco. Then I moved on up to a 400-square foot garage apartment in Florida. Each time, I struggled with figuring out how to make a small apartment look big. By now, I’m a pro. Below are my best tips for making your small space feel larger than it is. 10 Hacks that Make a Small Apartment Look Big 1. Paint the walls…

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Beauty

How to Get Rid of Pimples Overnight: 5 Remedies That Work

You’ve got a big event tomorrow—a date, a party, a presentation—and a huge pimple is threatening to ruin it. (Been there!) You’ve got no time to waste! Here’s how to get rid of pimples overnight. 1. Pimple patch I’ve used these, and they really do work! They contain ingredients that essentially draw the moisture out of your pimple and dry it up overnight. Now, it’s not necessarily going to completely remove the raised bump or the discoloration, but it will…

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Food

Keto Chocolate Chip Mug Cake (Gluten-Free and Sugar-Free!)

This keto chocolate chip mug cake is gluten-free, sugar-free, and of course, low carb! It’s easy to make and takes less than 3 minutes. The texture is fluffy, moist, and cakey. Ingredients for this keto chocolate chip mug cake 1 tbsp salted butter (or you can substitute with 1 tbsp coconut oil) 1 egg yolk (It’s important that you put the egg YOLK only, not the whole egg. If you put the entire egg, the mug cake will taste extremely…

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gluten free vegan mug brownie (Sugar-Free AND FUDGY!)

gluten free vegan mug brownie

This gluten free vegan mug brownie is sugar-free AND only has SEVEN ingredients! It requires NO eggs, NO baking powder, and it takes less than 5 minutes to make. And because it has Flax seed in it, it’s got healthy fiber too! This mug brownie is moist, dense, fudge-y, and OH so good! I seriously eat this almost every day. Ingredients you’ll need to make my gluten free vegan mug brownie: 1 microwave-safe mug 1/2 of a Flax egg (1/2…

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Beauty

The Best Clinique Moisture Surge Dupe (Half The Price!)

Based on my own experience, the best Clinique Moisture Surge dupe is the Neutrogena Hydro Boost GEL CREAM (NOT the water gel version. Read more about the difference below). In 2019, my face was the DRIEST it had ever been. I was battling severe cystic adult acne, and as a result, was throwing every chemical at my face—Dapsone, Benzoyl Peroxide, sulfur masks, you name it. My face was SO DRY I couldn’t even SMILE. It would crack and bleed. It…

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Money

Need Help Paying Rent ASAP? 7 Ways to Make or Borrow Rent Money

Seven years ago, I was lying on the floor of my studio apartment in Silicon Valley, California. Rent was due in two days—and I didn’t have enough money to pay it. I had just quit my well-paying desk job three months earlier to start a freelance business. But a mere 90 days later, I still didn’t have enough clients, and all the savings in my bank account had run dry. My stomach grumbled every night, and I ate peanut butter…

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11 Cold Weather Hacks That Will Make Winter More Bearable

Winter is coming, and you need these cold weather hacks to make the season more bearable. Well, actually, I love winter, but I know not everyone enjoys feeling cold. I grew up in a place that never got snow, much less freezing temperatures, so I’ve had to learn these cold weather hacks myself over the past three years of moving around. Below, I give you my best cold weather hacks to help you stay warm and cozy this winter! #1…

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