This post brought to you by Pure Silk Shave Cream. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Mostly Morgan. Summers used to mean lazy days and pool floats, but this year I’ve got my first “big girl” job in the city and so I’ve been working long days and coming home to do more work for my own personal projects. I love my internship and keeping up with my blogs, but every now and then I just need to slow down, unwind, and destress. I usually don’t feel myself getting overwhelmed until it’s too late so I’ve been sure to work self-care into my weekly routine. And as much as I’d love to be pampered at the spa each week, a girls gotta eat. Instead, I’ve got my own pampering routine that won’t break the bank and leaves me feeling both relaxed and rejuvenated and ready to take on the week. A spa-like atmosphere Maybe I take things too far, but I like to have a relaxing setting to come home to. I keep my apartment pretty neat, but every Friday after work first thing I do is a big deep clean. From there I’ll light candles, turn on my salt lamp, and play some… View Post

I am going to be talking a lot about my move to New York in coming posts because, really, how could I not? My life has definitely taken an unexpected (and exciting!) turn, and every post idea I’ve brainstormed up as of late has something to do with the move. Today I’ve teamed up with Dove to talk about 6 things nobody warned me about before moving to the city. I was told all about spotting Craigslist scams and finding the best food (there are vegetarian restaurants as far as the eye can see, y’all!), but there were a lot of important things that were left out. Your MetroCard is your lifeline. See that little gold card peeking out of my card pocket? That is my ticket around the city. That little slip of cardboard allows me to get from point A to point B (no matter how far apart those points may be) for just under $3. Bonus Tip: Ride the subway more than twice a day? You’re going to want to invest in a monthly pass. Instead of loading 30 dollars on your card every week, pay just over 100 for the month! Personally, I walk when I can and avoid… View Post

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Les Mills. The opinions and text are all mine. I’m all about promoting healthy living for a happy life. I grew up very active – I ran varsity cross country and track through high school and have spent every summer of my life on the river swimming, skiing, and kneeboarding. After going away to college I fell out of my fitness routine for a few months, and while I didn’t gain the dreaded freshman fifteen, I did lose the muscle tone I had spent years developing. Fast forward to now, and while I’m not in the best shape of my life, I’m getting there. A regular exercise routine paired with my recent move affording me the opportunity to walk around the city every day has definitely whipped me back into shape. I’m still being jostled around town from airbnb to airbnb while I look for an apartment and haven’t had the opportunity to check out any gyms, but I have been using the Les Mills fitness streaming service and it’s intense. Basically, it has a bunch of popular workout classes available to stream from online. I haven’t tried them all (I’m sticking with… View Post

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunsweet Growers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. In the last few weeks I’ve been getting a true taste of self-employment. For the first time in my life I’m not in school and so there is no automatic structure to my life. Rather than following a set schedule I have been making my own rules, and that’s something that can be really dangerous. It would be so easy to fall into a cycle of laziness and Netflix binges, which are usually paired with bad decisions elsewhere (namely sleep and diet.) I didn’t realize how hard it would be to take care of myself while doing the self-employment thing full time, but so far I’ve been doing well with some rules and scheduling I put in place. Because taking care of yourself is tricky while self-employed, I thought that I would share the tips I’m following to keep myself in check! Stick to a schedule. Structuring your day is so important. Yes, you have the freedom to do what you want when you want, but without structure this can start to be a bad thing. If you’re constantly flying by the seat of your… View Post

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sally Beauty. All opinions are 100% mine. Not too long ago I had hair to my waist and I was obsessive about keeping it healthy. Fourteen inches later my hair is a lot less prone to damage, but I’m still very picky about the products I use to take care of it. I’ve logged hours researching hair care on YouTube, forums, and other blogs. I’m not a professional, but I’d consider my knowledge to be pretty darn close. While I am selective about what I put on my hair I’m also on a budget, so my go to has been Sally Beauty. Sally hair dared me to get my healthiest hair, and I’m doing the same to you! Whether you’re growing your hair out long, or just trying to keep it healthy – here are a few of my best tips! NOT ALL SHAMPOOS ARE CREATED EQUALLY. For a long time my chosen method when it came to shampoo shopping was to find the cheapest possible option. Yes, saving money is good. But at the expense of your hair? Not so much. Now my main prerogative is finding something that will put… View Post