How I Balance a Side Hustle with a Full Time Job

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Whenever I tell people about myself and what I do for a living their jaws usually drop a little closer to the floor by the time I’m done! I cram a lot of work into my 24 hour days but that’s how I am – I live the hustle. I’m incredibly lucky to have sponsors and companies that want to support A Thing of Beauty and the kind of person I want to be, but it isn’t always easy. I’m a full time marketing specialist, a blogger, a freelancer, a girlfriend, a best friend, a sorority sister and a daughter, and it can be challenging to balance all those roles in one person! So here’s my top secret tips on how to balance a side hustle with a full time job.

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The Weekly Recap + Starbucks Giveaway!

We made it to the weekend! It was a pretty stressful week for me so the BF and I decided to have Harry Potter weekend with a movie marathon and some homemade butterbeers. Needless to say, I live quite an exciting lifestyle! We had quite an amazing week here on the blog though, I really must say. It was stressful to get THREE sponsored posts in a row up but I’m proud to say that I did it and I’m really pleased with the content I created! And to celebrate surviving the work week…I’m giving away a $15 Starbucks e-gift card! Anyone can enter, as long as you’re able to redeem it at a Starbucks near you. Enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post ⇊

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My Spring Pampering Skincare Routine

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media®  & Remington  but all my opinions are my own. #weavemade #CleanFaceWithRemington 

Bring on the glow! I’m already thinking about getting my skin beach ready and I know you are, too! The sun finally peaked out from behind the clouds in Michigan last week and I immediately started up the best of my spring skincare. Whenever the seasons are drastically changing I like to revamp with a pampering skincare routine to give me that effortless supermodel glow. I don’t do this routine every night, just when I’m looking for a Beyonce-level of glam and glow! I have a few secret weapons for my spring pampering skincare routine, and it’s more than just a few “magic” potions!

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How to Choose the Right Color to Decorate Your Home

  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LiveColor #CollectiveBias

Every spring I get the urge to redecorate – the BF and I went home goods shopping a few weekends ago and we may or may not have spent 3 hours in the kitchen section alone! I can buy all the things in the world to fill up my home but one of the things I personally struggle with is incorporating color. My day job is as a graphic designer and my personal aesthetic is very minimalistic and I definitely bring that home with me. So in my quest to give my life a pop of color, I turned to a new book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color by Moll Anderson (launching March 14!) and it is a great start to choose the right color to decorate with!

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My Spring Fresh Face Beauty Routine

//all products in this post have been provided by Meijer. Thank you for supporting A Thing of Beauty!

Summer is so close I can almost touch it! I’ve finally started putting away my winter beauty products and I’m so happy to say “adios” to those heavy creams and dark colors and let my skin breathe and soak in the sun. I’m not kidding, Michigan had under 3 days of sun in January – it’s been deep, dark and gloomy and my skin is ready to be freshened up! So I revamped my entire beauty routine over the weekend since it was 60 degrees and gorgeous out, so here’s what my current fresh face beauty routine looks like:

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