Avocado toast, the millennials' token meal. For some reason, this particular generation has received a lot of backlash for... liking good food? But in all seriousness, this actually is really, really good food. Avocado toast has been my go-to breakfast for a while now, and since I eat it so frequently, I've discovered some of my favorite versions of this versatile meal. You can make avocado toast for breakfast, lunch, a light dinner, or a nice snack. It's easy and quick to make, a great on-the-go snack, and all around really tasty! Here are some of my favorite recipes that I hope you try out.
I've been using this cleansing gel from Mario Badescu ever since I got it as a gift in my stocking for Christmas a couple years ago. It's a best-seller on the Mario Badescu website, and for very good reasons! For way too long I had been wondering why my problem skin was not clearing up, and why my skin always seemed irritated, even though I was washing my face daily. As it turns out, I didn't know that my over-exfoliating was causing the problem. Since I was using an exfoliating wash everyday, instead of just a few times per week, my skin wasn't really improving like I wanted it to. I very quickly realized that I needed to get a face wash that would be gentle on my skin for everyday use, and my mom bought this cleansing gel for me on a whim. I've never been happier with a product than I have been with this one!
I had a ton of reservations about Younique products for a very long time, even when my sister started selling makeup as a presenter. I never really felt like I could trust those companies because they all seemed too good to be true, and I wasn't confident in the products enough to buy them for myself. The company is focused more on makeup, and I never really was interested in spending a ton of money on products I didn't know how to use. But when Younique launched their You-ology line, I started getting more interested in their products because they were focused on skin care rather than makeup. My sister started letting me try her personal skin care products from the company's new line, and I ended up buying a few different items of my own. I have to say, the personalized day moisturizer is AMAZING.
Ah, ramen noodles, the staple of every college kid's diet, and a quick, easy, and often boring meal in general. As someone who loves food, has studied culinary arts, and has worked in the food service industry for a while now, I generally try to cook nice meals for myself. But when life gets in the way, I'm on a time crunch, or I'm just feeling kind of lazy, I do like to whip up some ramen and think about how unhealthy I'm being.
I’ve struggled with combination skin for pretty much my entire adolescent and adult life, and I’ve always had such a hard time finding decent moisturizers to fit my skin type. In the winter my skin gets ridiculously dry in certain spots, but for basically the rest of the year, my face gets super oily around my nose, forehead, and even my chin. Since my skin is so finicky, especially living in New England with constantly changing seasons, it leaves me really prone to breakouts and shiny skin (the bad kind of shiny—like, greasy shiny). No matter which products I would try, nothing seemed to minimize my oily skin and still help to moisturize the dry spots. It can get really frustrating when you can’t seem to find the right skincare products, even when you spend a bunch of money and time to try to find the best ones.
I used to feel trapped by the thoughts in my head. Constantly, I would be pushed and pulled back and forth, dragged down by my mind and my heart, not knowing which way was up. I felt like there was no escape, no way to let out all of the bad things, the uneasy feelings, the confusion that weighed heavy on me for so long. So I kept everything inside, and felt like a burden when I opened up to others, even if they told me it wasn’t true. Talking helped, but it also hurt enough to not want to do it too much.