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Watching Stars on Ice :: A Former Figure Skater’s Take

Wearing a simple navy blue-button down over a white t-shirt and black slacks, Nathan Chen flies across the ice to a self-choreographed program. The crowd inside the NYCB LIVE’S Nassau Coliseum is entranced by him as he completes his program, set to a song titled “Next to Me” by Otto Knows. This was the third time I’ve gotten to see Nathan skate live and it’s obvious he has gotten better each time.Nathan, along with some of America’s top figure skaters, are on tour with Stars on Ice. The tour will be stopping in 13 cities and bringing world-class figure skating to crowds across the country. As a former figure skater, it’s always a treat to watch skating of this caliber in person. As I mentioned in this previous post, Johnny and I happened to be in New York City the few days before the show’s Long Island stop for work. Figure skating will always be a big part of my life, so I’m excited to share my Stars on Ice experience.

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My Picks from the Sephora VIB Sale

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and cuddle up. This is going to be a long post because I really want to go in detail about what products I use. Sephora’s Beauty Insider Sale is one of my favorite sales of the year because I use it to stock up. Unless it’s an emergency or something I absolutely have to have, I don’t buy makeup outside of this sale if it’s available at Sephora. You can get up to 20% off so it’s truly beneficial to buy now for the rest of the season or until the next sale. I take this time to replenish on current favorites and buy items I’m lusting after.

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5 Major Takeaways from the rewardStyle Conference

Every year, the rewardStyle Conference brings together top-performing bloggers for a weekend of networking, education and, of course, some fun. I’ve been blogging with rewardStyle for years but it took me a few years to get invited to rStheCon. I will say, when I really started focusing more on my blog and applying the tips my rewardStyle representative gave me, I started seeing results. I’m proud to say this was my second year attending! For those who aren’t bloggers, the rewardStyle Conference might be a little confusing. However, if you follow more than one blogger, chances are you’ll see at least a couple of them post about it. For more about what the conference is, head to my post from last year. I really break down what the rStheCon is and explain more about the blogging industry.

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Stars on Ice :: The Skating Show You Have to See

It may come as no surprise Johnny and I are huge figure skating fans. After all, my first real international trip was the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea! I’m excited to share in addition to a lot of work meetings, Johnny and I are heading to New York City to watch Stars on Ice! The United States tour kicks off tonight in Ft. Meyers, Florida and we are very excited to watch the second stop in Long Island. It’s crazy how life works, sometimes. I’ve had a NY trip planned to meet with brands about projects I’m working on. Fortunately, the Stars on Ice tour happens to be in New York the same weekend! To say we are ecstatic would be an understatement.

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Four Ways to To Be More Confident

Confidence is key. We’ve heard these saying many times before. “Oh, just be confident and it’ll work out.” Or perhaps something like, “My confidence got me through it.” But where does that confidence come from? How do we get it? This might come as a surprise but I used to be an incredibly shy young girl. But if I did something, I was confident in my abilities. I want to share four ways to be more confident and I hope this helps you hold your head up high and put some pep in your step. Some of these came to me from more than a decade of figure skating, my time competing in pageants and of course, the time I’ve been working as an adult. I’m still young and have a lot to learn but I hope these will help you.

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