Forgive others. Forgive yourself.

“To err is human, to forgive, divine.”
― Alexander Pope

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A Year of Growth ~ More Charm & Savvy


“Worth the wait.”

That is how I will characterize the posts to come. I took a little break to live some life and decide the direction to take Charm & Savvy. With renewed energy and clarity I will publish higher quality and more helpful content.

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In bocca al lupo, crepi al lupo

“In bocca il lupo, crepi il lupo” is an Italian idiom used in opera and theater and is like the English phrase “Break a leg.” I discovered the phrase the night before I took the LSAT. I was reading a law school forum about getting into law school (when I probably should have been sleeping or thinking about something else), and someone posted the phrase to wish others well. Continue reading “In bocca al lupo, crepi al lupo”

Recipe: Homemade Spinach Pesto

I love food. But after starting a new semester of classes the same day I returned to town from my New Year’s trip, I found myself in an unfortunate situation: I had very little food at home. After eating out pretty much all week, I got tired of constantly spending money, so I decided to make a meal out of my limited grocery supply. I had lots of spinach so I figured I would base the recipe off of that. The result was a homemade version of one of my favorite pasta toppings, which turned out great! Continue reading “Recipe: Homemade Spinach Pesto”

Patience is the key to beauty.

Once upon a time, I had to wait.

I got facials in high school, because I enjoyed feeling luxurious, but there wasn’t much on my skin to treat. When I bought my first MAC makeup product after my first year at college was when I had to get serious about skincare. It was the Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, a face powder that I used daily and loved dearly. After a while, the daily application and ineffective cleansing methods negatively affected my skin causing acne problems that I didn’t have before. After trying and failing to fix the problem with numerous drugstore products, I decided to go to an expert, a dermatologist. Continue reading “Patience is the key to beauty.”