High Point Furniture Market

It happens twice a year – April and October, and let me tell you, it’s a crazy time. If you ever get the chance to work during High Point Furniture Market (or any other market that’s similar) as a student, I highly recommend you take it for so many reasons. Whether gaining experience with communication,…

Makeup to Save On

Makeup. Ugh. A most favorite and most annoying toy to play with. Personally, I love doing my makeup. Maybe it’s the art major in me, but it’s just relaxing in the best way. The ultimate struggle with makeup? The nice stuff is just so gosh darn expensive. Personally, I can’t afford to have my entire…

Pinterest Hacks

Pinterest. Most girls will attest to the fact that Pinterest is retail, how-to, wedding, food, and craft central (along with so much more). It’s a great place to learn (or attempt) to be a master chef, how to ball on a budget, and to DIY some awesome room accessories when you can’t afford to purchase…

Poshmark.

So in my last post, I talked about clearing out your closet and reselling your clothes (as well as donating them!) I got some questions about shopping apps and how to resell your clothes in a “safe” way – making sure you get your money, and you don’t get scammed! An app that I have…

The 1 Year Rule

Closet cleanse. Major clean out. Purge. We’ve all done it. When was the last time that you actually sat down and took the time to go through all of the clothes that you own? Probably forever ago. It takes forever, it’s tedious, and you end up spending forever reminiscing about “that one time I looked…

I Love TJ Maxx

I really do. Honestly. It is by far one of my all time favorite places to physically go and shop.┬áBeing in college, brands matter more than you would think. Going to school in the south, a lot of people live for their Lilly, Vineyard Vines, Lululemon, Free People, and so much more. My budget doesn’t…

Daily Refreshment for Your Face

Let’s get down to business. Now that recruitment is over, my face, wardrobe and life finally have the chance to take a serious breather. After constant makeup & my hair being done *cough cough fried* every day, I think I deserve a product detox. My favorite face routine consists of the following: I start off…

Let’s try this out.

I’ve never done this before, so it will be a learning curve for us all. Hi! My name is Alyssa Karim and I am a 21 year old junior living the broke college girl life, doing my best to be cute, comfy and fashionable on a budget. Hop on over here to hear about my…