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My Top 5 Beauty Picks for March

My Top 5 Beauty Picks for March

I can’t believe it’s already April. 2017 is flying by and it’s definitely springtime in San Diego. Here are my top 5 beauty products from the month of March. “Full Dry Volume Blast” by Living Proof. I love the brand Living Proof and use many of […]

How I Studied for the CCRN

How I Studied for the CCRN

Happy Certified Nurses Day! I’m excited to say that it’s the first one I get to celebrate! I hope one day you will too if you don’t already. It is something to be proud of! The CCRN is not an easy test and is completely voluntary. […]

Thailand Island Hopping Guide

Thailand Island Hopping Guide

Thailand has to be one of the favorite countries I’ve visited so far. The beaches are breathtaking, the food is delicious, and the people there are very friendly. I visited Thailand through Contiki, and this company helped me have the time of my life, all […]

Being New in the ICU

Being New in the ICU

If you’ve just been hired into the intensive care unit, congrats! Or maybe you’re a few shifts in and you’re wondering “what the heck am I doing here??” Or, if you’re just considering ICU nursing, I hope this post brings you some comfort, motivation, and […]

My Top 5 Beauty Picks for February

My Top 5 Beauty Picks for February

Hey guys! February has been a good month so far, and there’s been lots of new beauty products I’ve been giving a try. Here’s what I’ve been using on my face a lot this month! 1. “Shape Tape” by Tarte Cosmetics – So after I […]

Why You Need to Get Your CCRN

Why You Need to Get Your CCRN

So you’re interested in taking the CCRN exam. Or if you’re not and you’re an ICU nurse, you should be! Of course the idea of taking this exam is daunting, but when you get to add those four letters behind your name, it’s all worth […]

Must Haves: Mascara

Must Haves: Mascara

I thought I’d start off my beauty section of the blog with one of my favorite makeup products: mascara! Mascara is something most girls don’t leave the house without and with so many options out there, it really is difficult to find the right ones. […]

How to Write a Kickass Nursing Resume (for new grads)

How to Write a Kickass Nursing Resume (for new grads)

Wow, it’s FINALLY time for you to start applying to actual nursing jobs. The years full of early mornings, clinical write-ups, and mental breakdowns are coming to an end. Now, you need to show off all your hard work. For whatever reason, I have a […]

How to be single on Valentine’s Day

How to be single on Valentine’s Day

That day is finally coming up. When your newsfeed blows up with all the pictures of the red roses and chocolates. Or maybe it’s the ones of a candlelight dinner with the boyfriend smiling in the background. My favorites are the pictures of your new […]

How to Stay Positive when Life (or a cliff) Brings You Down.

How to Stay Positive when Life (or a cliff) Brings You Down.

After the initial shock of my injury diminished, the long road to recovery ahead became more clear. And with that clarity came the facts that 1) I would not be going to the job I love for months, 2) I would not be able to […]