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*This post is sponsored by Her Campus Media and its College Fashion Week brand partners. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make possible!*

I’m so stoked to be writing this blog post right now. Seriously! I have not been this excited for an event in a long time. I’m talking about College Fashion Week 🙂

I will be attending College Fashion Week in Chicago this upcoming weekend, October 15th!

College Fashion Week in Chicago with HerCampus

If you haven’t heard about College Fashion Week yet, I’m here to let you know what it’s all about (because I would love to see you there!)

First, let’s talk logistics. College Fashion Week is happening on Saturday, October 15th. The event’s website describes CFW as “showcasing top talent from the next generation of female fashion entrepreneurs and designers.” Heck yes!

Information about CFW:

College Fashion Week Chicago
Date: October 15th
Time: 6pm-9pm
Venue: 1st Ward
2033 West North Avenue

This event is going to be a ton of fun + is sponsored by some pretty cool brands. The confirmed up-and-coming fashion designers are My Social Canvas, Foray, Ali & Ariel, Frill Clothing, and Bow & Drape

Brands that will be at College Fashion Week:

Fitbit: Woohoo! Fitbit is an awesome brand and I can’t wait to see what they do at CFW. My mom actually has a Fitbit and uses it almost every day, so I’m already pretty familiar with their products 🙂
Drybar: I am so intrigued by Drybar and the idea of getting blowouts. I’ve had friends go to their Chicago locations and have only had amazing things to say. Yay!
Rebecca Minkoff: Totally obsessed with Rebecca Minkoff and I couldn’t be more excited that they are a part of CFW. Rebecca’s bags are so chic + not totally out of a college girl’s budget.
Vince Camuto: I love Vince’s shoes. I have a pair of tan wedge clogs and have stayed loyal to them for a few fall seasons now.
Bertha Watches: I’ve seen Bertha Watches on Instagram before and they are so beautiful!
Perfumania: If you know me, I LOVE perfumes. Perfumania has awesome deals and discounts on different perfumes, and I could scroll around on their website for hours.

Saturday night can’t come fast enough! I’m already working on an outfit.

I really can’t wait for the opportunity to meet some of you + other Chicago fashion bloggers at the event! If you haven’t gotten tickets yet, click here to snag some.  Also, let me know in the comments or on Twitter if you will be attending!


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I’m all for getting glam.

You know. Moisturizer, primer, concealer, foundation, powder, bronzer, highlighter…and that’s just the face.

But sometimes, us busy girl’s don’t have time on our way out the door to do a full face of makeup. Sometimes you just want to look polished, whether you’re heading to class or your job. (I’m always waking up 10 minutes before I need to leave for somewhere. Not a morning person.)

I’ve decided to show you all my quick, simple makeup routine! I can usually do this in 5 minutes or less. Woo!

Side note: I’ve listed these products from top to bottom in order of when I put them on 😉 Also, all images are clickable and will you take you to the sale site.

My 5 Minute Routine:


BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector 4.5 G (0.16 OZ)

This stuff is the real deal. I first found it through Natalie Halcro (yes, I am obsessed with the show WAGS). Natalie’s under eye area is always so bright and highlighted, which is a look I love.

I swipe this creamy corrector under my eyes with my pointer finger after moisturizing my face. It makes a huge difference and makes me look 10x more awake than I actually am.

Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer, Light 120, 0.2-fluid Ounce

Don’t be confused, this is a different product than the Becca product listed above. The Becca product is an undereye corrector, and this Maybelline product is a concealer.

Yes, I find that they are both necessary if I really want that bright-eyed look. The Becca corrector cancels out all of the blue/purple tints under my eyes, and this Maybelline concealer covers and blends into my skin. I also love the sponge tip applicator on this product, because it’s like a built-in brush. And we’re all about saving time!

Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte Plus Poreless Powder, Translucent, 0.29 Ounce

This step is pretty self-explanatory, but I always set my face with powder before heading out the door. My skin is pretty oily, and not in the cute “dewy” way. So, I make sure to set my concealer with this powder + a kabuki brush every morning.

Benefit Cosmetics They’Re Real! Mascara

Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend was using the wrong mascara.

Whoever said diamonds are a girl's best friend was using the wrong mascara. Click To Tweet

This mascara is bomb. It really gives you the false eyelash look that it promises, and I’m always complimented on my lashes when I wear it. If I could only pick two makeup products in the morning, I would choose to use powder and this mascara. Seriously, it doesn’t disappoint.

Nivea Lip Butter Tin – 0.59 oz
This is one of my holy grail items. I can’t go to sleep at night without putting this on my lips, and I love it for daytime wear too. It’s super thick, smells amazing, and keeps my lips soft all day long.

That’s it for my quick, 5-minute makeup routine.

I would LOVE to know what your go-to items are for early mornings. Tell me in the comments section!

Sometimes you just don't have time to do a full face of makeup. I decided to share my quick, easy 5 minute makeup routine for when I want to look polished for school or work. Click through to see a quick and easy makeup routine for working women/busy girls!