The BKP Blog

SAVE FACE! Summer Skin 101

Ahh Summer time... and the livin's easy. While we are rounding the final lap of Summer, you've probably had your fill of rosé, gotten that flamingo floaty selfie you always wanted, and achieved the kind of tan that makes you a happier person. I'm with you. BUT I'm also here to warn you. Allllll those rays you've been catching year after year start to add up, and before you know it, you look like this by your early 30's:

Coming of age in an early 2000's Paris-Hilton-orange colored world, I know this...


Social Media vs. Reality

Damn! As someone who spends a lot of time on Instagram, this hit me right in the feels this morning. This video from Ditch the Label explores the difference between real life and the way we portray it on Instagram. Are we all just trying to live an insta-life? 

It is all too easy to feel bad when scrolling through your feed; seeing what other people are doing/ accomplishing, and feeling like your life is less than adequate. The truth is, life is never as picture perfect as it appears on the gram. Click to watch and you'll see...


Make Your Apt more Adult-Like

So. You've been out of college for a few years now but your apartment still looks more 'dorm room chic' then 'Restoration Hardware catalog'. It's ok. Making your apartment look like an adult lives there is sometimes harder than it seems, and usually, a hell of a lot more expensive. BUT it doesn't have to be! After years of trial and error, I'm here to help you up your apartment game with some quick and easy hacks.

1. You know all the mismatched furniture currently inhabiting your...


This TED Talk Will Change Your Life

My newbie grads, my career transitioners, anyone who feels a little lost or behind their peers - you need to watch this TED talk.

I saw this for the first time after I got let go (cough, fired) from my first job. I was applying for new jobs all day everyday, interviewing 3-4 times a week and getting shot down over and over again. I was 23 and had about $1,200 left to my name - about 1 month's rent - before it was time to pack up my big NYC dreams and move back to Florida with my parents....


NYC on a MF Budget

 

 

When I first moved to the city I was SO broke. Like, ramen noodles 5 days in a row broke. While being poor sucks, on the bright side it teaches you to be resourceful AF. Here, a few ways to get by and have some FUN in the city on a shoestring budget:

1. Yoga to the People 

A gym membership? When you are scrambling to pay rent, these kinds of luxuries just don’t fly. To still break a sweat (and keep your sanity) I recommend YTTP.  All...