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Tuesday, 12th December, 2017

PURPOSE: This Is What You’re Here For

Earlier this month, my church youth committee and I coordinated a youth gala. Many came out (and showed out — yes, ball gowns and suits!) to enjoy our live band and DJ, devour fine dining, win prizes in our many activities, flood the photobooth and enjoy each other’s presence.

 

Definitely a good time!

 

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EASY, BREEZY OFFICE WEAR

Okay, so who’s happy that fall is around the corner? Yeah, you know this girl is.

 

So much so, that in collaboration with Banana Republic, I decided to share an easy transitional office wear look that you can try!

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Korean Skincare with Peach & Lily

Korean skincare. We’ve all heard about it, thought about it, but now I can actually say that I’ve tried it! And let me tell you: IT. IS. EVERYTHING.

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EMBRACING THE RAIN ON MY PARADE

rain on my parade adorned in armor

 

Hey guys, Medge here!

 

Summer has poured “rain on my parade” in the most unexpected of ways. From the silly little things like going to an editors meeting at 2:15 because you missed the follow up email saying that it now started at 2 :)…to the even more serious things, like missing the bill payment for school… or, even having a cracked screen on my laptop that holds all my writing files (including this post that I rewrote) with no funds to pay for damages. Needless to say, I was drowning.

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SNAPCATION: CANADA CAPTURES

 

I’ve been wanting to travel all summer. I had been feeling so off (for many reasons) and needed a break. God granted me the desires of my heart because last Thursday, my mom called me and told me to pack my bags for a trip to Canada the very next day!

 

Yes, just like that.

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COME AS YOU ARE

I’m really good at being “okay.” I’m great at it, actually! Doesn’t matter where or when, I can always muster up a smile for anyone.

 

My best friends, however, know me very well. And so I don’t feel the need to act outside of myself when I’m not feeling like myself. When I’m unhappy, they see it in my eyes. When I’m turned off, they see it in my demeanor. When I’m agitated, they see it in my silence. My mom is especially good at reading me! I don’t have to say a word, they just feel it.

 

So I’m continuously amazed…not by how my closest friends have the ability to feel like something’s off with me, but by the mere fact that God already knows.

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3 WAYS TO SPEAK UP WHEN SOCIETY SAYS SHUT UP

Society raised us to speak up and be heard…unless it’s a controversial subject, that is. Yes, we were taught to speak up but as time progresses and situations worsen, we’re being shouted at to shut up.

 

Shut up, no one cares about your skin. Shut up, no one cares about your hair. Shut up, no one cares about your parents being deported. Shut up, no one cares about your faith. Shut up, shut up, shut up… unless you want to talk about fluff.

 

Now, I’m usually social media silent on issues like police brutality because it’s disheartening and my website isn’t a platform for politics. However, having a heart isn’t political.

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INTERN LIFE: SOARING WITH BYRDIE

 

It’s me, Medgina! I’m officially the Byrdie intern under Clique Media Group, a tech and editorial influenced lifestyle establishment.

 

CMG is the company behind the fashion brand Who What Wear (style and entertainment), MyDomaine.com (home dècor and living) and Byrdie.com which is KEY to discovering every beauty secret you want to know. Specifically, I am the editorial intern for both the Senior and Associate Editor.

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SUMMER NIGHTS WITH ASOS

Summer — I actually hate it.

 

I say so every year it comes along because every year I still mean it! It’s just not for me. And if it was up to me, I seriously would consider relocating to cooler land just for these few months! People think I’m crazy but my reasons are solid (bugs, scorching heat, sweat). Who likes that?

 

Like, the day I shot this look, it was so hot. Thankfully, I have a nice glow in these photos but really, I think I was on the brink of glistening in perspiration lol. Shout out to my glands for holding back for the sake of these photos!

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NO FUTURE PLANS?

I was having a great conversation with my dad yesterday — it was the kind where you figure out future plans together or try to get one another to understand future plans that one is trying to set in motion.  A nice father-daughter convo where I explain how I’m aiming to “get my life.” The topic? Grad school and jobs.

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