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How to Boost Your Confidence in College

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How to Boost Your Confidence in College - Being Confident in College // ew & pt

This blog post starts with a story. It wasn’t going to — it was initially going to be a vague blurb about how I’m so much more confident now that I’m a senior in college than I was when I was a freshman. Duh, right? But last night I had such an eye-opening experience that really showed me how my confidence has skyrocketed in less than four years. In fact, the experience ended with “I would never have been confident enough to do this as a freshman!”

My college hosts a welcome back block party with fireworks, music and ice cream every year. I’ve been going every year since. Freshman year I didn’t dance — I stood with a small group and only spoke to them. Sophomore year I danced only when everyone else started dancing, too. Junior year I ran the event and handed out ice cream, bopping to the beat before I left. Senior year? I talked to tons of freshmen and upperclassmen, convincing them to take a bunch of ice cream, promoting the Snapchat Geofilter I made for the event. I went to the DJ and had him announce the filter for me. Then? I danced. Three of my friends and I danced. No one else was dancing, but we were. We were dancing and having a fun time and not giving a damn about anyone else. (Our dancing even attracted a freshman boy who was shaken to learn I was not a freshman. He also offered me vodka out of a sketchy water bottle and took a selfie with us, but that’s a story for another time).

The point? Sometimes being confident is just about dancing, even when no one else is. I could’ve never guessed that I’d be in the same spot almost four years later dancing and feeling 1000% confident. From one used-to-be shy, self-conscious and nervous freshman to a confident senior, here are a few of my tips about how to boost your confidence in college.

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Seasonal Beauty Hacks

5 seasonal beauty hacks
Each season brings its own unique set of beauty problems. The winter wind causes some seriously bad hair days, the summer sun causes sunburn and even spring brings plenty of allergies. With that being said, with each season comes a set of seasonal beauty hacks to help you conquer all of your beauty dilemmas!

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Taking Beauty Risks + False Eyelash Review

Taking Makeup Risks + False Eyelash Review

Are you a risk taker? I’m sure as hell not. I hate gambling, I like knowing the future and I’m constantly anxious about everything. Therefore, risks are terrifying to me. In fact, it’s taken me years to even build up the courage to take makeup risks.

Makeup is something I’ve deeply loved since the end of middle school and taking risks with it always felt too frightening. In fact, I religiously stuck to petal pink lipstick (gloss if I felt daring) throughout the majority of high school. I didn’t wear red lipstick for the longest time because I was afraid of pulling it off, even though plenty of fair-skinned people pull it off every day (Uh, Taylor Swift!?).

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The Best Nude Drugstore Lipsticks (Matte)

The Best Nude Drugstore Lipsticks (Matte) - Best Inexpensive Neutral Lipsticks // eyeliner wings & pretty things

My latest and greatest makeup obsession has been nude lipsticks. They’re so versatile and you can eat burgers and drink coffee without having ridiculously noticeable lipstick marks. They also fade very beautifully, which means reapplication is pushed to the back burner. Almost all of my favorite nudes are drugstore lipsticks, which is perfect for those on a budget (or those who just love a good lipstick).

Here are some of the best nude drugstore lipstick colors for those who want to look glamorous without spending a ton of money to do it!

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