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A Walk To Work

Chloe GordonComment

I’ve officially been on summer break for about a week and half. It’s nice to have zero projects or assignments to be stressed about, but I’ve always been happier the busier I am. There’s something so nice about being busy and having things to do. 

I’m currently a sales associate and it’s a dream. I can walk to work and walk home during my breaks. I also love all the girls I’m working with. Most are super creative people so when we have time to chat I’m always impressed by the things they’ve done or the dreams they have for their futures. 

While working is literal perfection, I’m struggling with the whole makeup thing here in Florida. The walk to work is fairly short, but by the time I get there all my makeup has been sweated off. It’s ridiculous. I’ve decided to start wearing three things and then I call it a day.

step one: throw a little eyeliner on
step two: throw a little mascara on
step three: put on my Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration™ all over my face

These three easy steps keep me feeling confident, fresh, and definitely protected. The best part about Hawaiian Tropic® is that it offers experiential sun protection by pampering your skin with luxurious moisturization while indulging your senses with soothing scents and exotic island botanicals. It’s the perfect thing to put on in the morning before I head into work, because even though my walk is short I definitely need something to protect my face from the harsh Florida sun! 


Thanks so much for reading! 

I’m sharing Hawaiian Tropic in my life as part of a sponsored series for Socialstars™ #AlohaTherapy

Best Workout Playlist Ever

MUSICChloe GordonComment

I saw a tweet the other day that said something along the lines of, “High school summers: do whatever TF you want. College summers: separation anxiety, attempt to make money, and try to lose weight.” 

I honestly don’t think I could connect to words more strongly. We’re talking a spiritual connection. A connection stronger than my weekly horoscope on Cosmo’s snap story. A connection stronger than one to my own pet cat. So you get it? A strong connection.

This summer especially, I’m missing my friends more than ever. I have a job at Anthropologie that I love, but also am struggling to save money from (because I want to buy everything), and I’m trying super hard to get rid of the sophomore 16 — it’s a real thing, I swear. 

But, this morning I didn’t have to work so I was scrolling through the internet (just millennial things) and I came across this playlist by Refinery29 called “Best Workout Songs Spring 2017,” and it looks amazing! One of my least favorite things when working out is having to constantly skip songs or find new songs to listen to, but this playlist honest to goodness looks flawless. 

We’ve got some G-Eazy, some Blackbear, some Kendrick Lamar, and some Akon. So I think we can all agree so skipping will be necessary. Give it a listen and let me know what you think. 

What do you listen to when you workout?
Thanks for reading!

Summer Reading

Chloe GordonComment

My parents moved across the country during my freshman year of college. I was super pumped that they moved because it meant that I could go to Florida during all my school breaks, but even though my family has moved a ton in the past, this has been the hardest move. I think going from constant social interaction to just knowing my mom, dad, and brother is a little weird. It’s like if you go from eating chocolate cake every night after dinner to just having fruit for dessert. Not terrible, but a drastic change, ya feel?

Every time I come home for more than a week I’m bored outta my mind. I don't have any friends here (AT ALL) so I live that fictional friendship life (i.e. books and movies and TV shows).  I’ve been looking for a list of good books and can’t really find one so I decided to make a list in case anyone else is looking for some good summer reads. 

These are some of my all time favorite books, and if you have any recommendations for books I should read, feel free to leave them in the comments! 

The Impossible Fortress
Orphan Train
American Wife
The Selection
The Glass Castle

And these are the ones on my radar that I want to read soon: 

Men Without Women
The Swans of Fifth Avenue
The Rules Do Not Apply
The Mothers
The Girls
The Nest
Difficult Women
Sorry To Disrupt The Peace
The Thousandth Floor
Modern Lovers

Thanks for reading!