Look Flawless While Traveling | Tips from a NY MUA

*This post contains affiliate links which means I get a commission from purchases made through the provided links*travelin Anyone who know me, knows that I love to travel! This past year I've been to Las Vegas, Phoenix, New York City (Travel Vlog), and planning on going to Florida in September. We didn't do a lot of out of state traveling when I was little, so now I'm ready to see the world! But, you know what can sometimes make traveling difficult (besides money)? Looking my best and keeping my skin in check! Traveling with makeup (especially my expansive collection) can be tough. With all the hustle and bustle, I wonder why I wear it all! Plus, you never know how a different environment is going to make your skin react. So, while in New York, I got some great tips from Tiffany Oddo, a New York Makeup Artist. Tiffany is a...Read More
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ATB Takes New York | Travel Vlog

Did I mention how much I love traveling? We had so much fun exploring New York City! The beautiful city had so many sights. Watch us adventure through Times Square, Central Park, Coney Island and more! Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube Channel for more videos! ATB Takes New York | Travel Vlog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFC00PafO1w [mailerlite_form form_id=2]
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Products Every Millennial Woman Needs – June Edition

*This post contains affiliate links which means I get a commission from purchases made through the provided links* So, I decided to start something new on the blog this week. People often ask me where I get products they notice in my pictures (or in real life). It's no secret that I love stuff and shopping, so I thought I'd share some of my awesome finds with you! I'll be breaking it down based on each category of the blog (Beauty, Career, Relationships, Adulting, and Money) each month. Let's get started with products I'm obsessed with this month! Relationships This one is all about the relationship we have with ourselves. For me this shirt is all about my most obvious identity: a black woman. As someone who has always struggled with accepting her blackness (especially my hair), I love that this shirt lets you take pride in who you are....Read More
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Addicted to Social Media: 48 Hour Break

Social media is such a great tool. As someone who has been using social networking sites since she got her first computer and made a career out of it, I'd say that it's one of the best things to come out of this technological revolution we're in. While I spend quite a bit of time on social media between my personal and According to Brittney accounts, it can definitely become overwhelming to manage it all. I'm apart of multiple group pages and message chains, post daily to all ATB channels,  and have over 500 personal Facebook friends. Even though it can be a lot, I love it! I probably spend more time on social media than I do anything else. I would absolutely classify myself as someone who is addicted to social media. When I'm waiting in line, out of town, already using my computer for something else like the...Read More
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Common Mistakes Millennials Make That Lose Them The Job

*This post contains affiliate links which means I get a commission from purchases made through the provided links* Recently, I've had the pleasure of interviewing some potential interns for According to Brittney. Even with a part-time job, this blog takes up a lot of my free time. There is also so much more I want to do, but with writing, social media, and working at home with a cat. Sometimes, the things I want to do just don't get done. Obviously, this is a bummer for me because I love this blog and want my ideas to come to light. So, that's when I decided to hire an intern. Think you might have what it takes? You can apply on Indeed.com. Anyway, while reviewing resumes and making some tough choices, I've noticed some pretty big mistakes. I've never been the person who hires before, but some of the resumes I've...Read More
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An Open Letter to Spring: Where’s Summer?

*I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.* Hello Spring, How nice of you to show up with your May showers, flowers, and jacket weather. It really has been swell. But, we can't forget you also brought your high pollen count, ever changing temperature, and those constant. May. showers. As much as I've enjoyed the constant eye rubbing and being unsure of what to wear. I'm just wondering when you're planning on leaving? I have a friend named Summer that I can't wait to see. I just don't have room for you both. You see, Summer brings certain things with it that you just haven't been able to provide. Do you know that temperatures can be above 70 degrees or that the sun can make an appearance instead of rain (Please...Read More
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Why You Should Try Pole Fitness

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post called 3 Alternative Workout That Won't Put You to Sleep, that was about different fitness routines I've tried that aren't as boring as the traditional treadmill can be. One of those fabulous workouts was pole fitness. A lot of people seemed to be curious about pole fitness, so I sat down with Wanida, who is the manager at the studio I attend, to get the some insight on pole fitness. Learn about Be Studios in Lakewood, Ohio and why you should consider trying pole! What is your role at Be Studios? "I'm the manager of the studio. So, I manage it. I do all the customer service and I am the only person at the desk. There is another girl that comes in about 6 hours a week. I handle most of the customers who are calling in or scheduling. All of...Read More
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11 Benefits of Being An Introvert

When I was younger, I used to hate how shy and closed off I was. I would envy people who had a lot of friends and could just talk to anyone. I was your typical introvert who always kept to their self and was actually scared to talk to new people. Now, I've learned to accept that I like to keep to myself. Plus, as I've gotten older, it gets easier to break free from some of my shyness. Being an introvert may not always be easy, but it can have it's ups. Sometimes, you gotta look at the bright side, right? 1. You rarely feel lonely I can count on my hand how many times I've felt alone. Mostly because I really like being alone. I have the most fun simply by myself! 2. You know a lot about people I have figured out so many people around me....Read More
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Best Places to Shop for Cheap Professional Clothes

As you may know, I started a new job (4/20 marked a full month, of course). This place is a huge step into my career which caused for a huge shift in wardrobe. If you look in my closet, you will find a treasure trove of black leggings, band shirts (mostly The Maine), black leggings, VS PINK yoga pants, a bunch of clothes I hate and don't wear, and the perfect for any occasion black legging. Obviously, this did not suit my new job's dress code whatsoever. I needed business clothes fast (Like ended my last job Friday and starting my new job Monday type fast)! And my one interview suit wasn't going to cut it. On top of needing clothes fast, I needed clothes that were cheap. Transitioning jobs does not leave a lot of disposable income. So, I had to hit the pavement and start finding places that...Read More
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11 Ways to Save Money on Travel

Ever since my first ever Vegas trip last summer, I have had the travel bug. After every vacation, I'm planning the next one! One of the biggest reasons that most people, especially people in their 20s like me, don't travel more is money. That's definitely been a big burden for me that kept me from doing it. But, now that I have 3 planned vacations under my belt, I can tell you that you don't have to be rich to see the world! All 3 week long trips I've planned across the country, have cost me less than $800 for two people! Could you spare $400 for a great vacation? I think so! Here are some of the tips I've used to help us save money on traveling. 1. Sign up for email lists I know that email clutter is never fun, but when it comes to having the vacation...Read More