It's been more than a week since the birth of HRH George Alexander Louis, Prince of Cambridge and I'm still not over it. I talked about my love for the House of Windsor last week but that was before the name was announced and we were given the first glimpse of Prince George. 

How incredibly precious is this bundle of joy? That is the future King of England you are looking at!

I obnoxiously watched the live feed of the empty doorway, waiting for the Duke, Duchess, and little Prince to make their first debut and goodness, it was thrilling! I was so excited when they came out, I started to cry. I am not ashamed to say it.

Kate looked incredible and so motherly in her baby blue polka dot dress and William was just precious, holding his son and then driving his new family home. You can not get more down to earth than that! It just goes to show how wonderful William and Kate actually are.

Seeing Kate dressed so beautifully made me think about my favorite looks that she has donned over the years. Her blue polka dot dress is definitely one of them, she was simply glowing!

Here are a few of my other favorite Duchess of Cambridge fashion statements:


I love Kate's hats and the matching red shoes? Perfect

My favorite pregnancy look! Simple, chic, and sweet!

What are you favorite Kate Middleton looks?

If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, you probably followed my journey to the Her Campus Intercollegiate Conference or better titled, #HerConference, which was the hash-tag the attendees used all weekend.

I have to say I have been so excited for this conference ever since signing up for it and even though I was slightly nervous heading into Manhattan by myself on Saturday, I could not hide the happiness I felt.

I want to start off by saying this was something I have never done before; I had never done networking events, been to a journalism or blogging conference, and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. It was completely inspirational and put me in the right frame of mind before heading off to senior year.

After sitting through speakers and panels and hearing these successful people I feel more prepared than ever for the professional world. Just because I feel prepared does not mean that I am not scared because I think I might be more scared than ever.

There was a plethora of information and inspiring words of wisdom bestowed on us this weekend so I think I'll spread it out over a variety of posts. I got a lot of different ideas for blog posts during the conference so I won't overwhelm you with information.

This post will basically be a summary of the Saturday portion of the conference and then I'll do a separate one for Sunday. Then, I'll do other blog posts focused on lessons and tips I learned throughout the two days. There was a lot and I think it's important to share with you if you couldn't be there to hear it all.

Enough with the introduction, here's a break down of the day.

Saturday, July 27th

The entire conference was shaped for women by women. You could tell in the air, through the sponsors, it was so women friendly and it was wonderful. When you first walked in there was a BCBGeneration Sample Sale which had incredible prices and a beauty bar where I got my hair curled with Amika hair products (I scored some free samples and got to check out some other products that I've never heard of.

The conference was sponsored by Intel so scattered around the foyer area there were Intel Ultrabooks, laptops, and two in one tablets that we were allowed to play around with. I am an Apple lady but seeing the awesome features and variety of products that Intel had made me wish I could have one.

When I first got there, I registered with the lovely Her Campus women, got my free goodie bag (more on that later), got some breakfast, and chatted with some of the girls. I met some great ladies there and stuck with them the entire conference since I went solo on Saturday.

After about a half hour we went to the opening of the conference and the morning keynote. It was so wonderful meeting Windsor, Stephanie, and Annie, the co-founders of HerCampus and hearing them speak. They are gorgeous, intelligent, ambitious women and truly an inspiration.

Windsor, Co-Founder, President, and Publisher of HerCampus

They introduced the morning keynote speaker(s) Josie Natori and Jacqui Lividini ; Josie is the founder of Natouri Designs, a lingerie and fashion line. Lividini is the CEO and Founder of Lividini & Co, who revived the Lord and Taylor brand. The keynote focused mostly on Natori. She was a true inspiration and had such amazing advice to offer us young women who have dreams and aspirations. Like I said, I will go through my notes and give you more specific information on each speaker so this post doesn't go on forever.

Jacqui and Josie 

After the keynote, we were able to pick one of the four panels in the panel block. I chose to go to "Does the Devil Actually Wear Prada: Life as an Entry Level Editorial Assistant" which is ultimately my dream job. Listening to the intelligent, smart women on this panel was incredible and really helped me get a better insight into what I want to do.

Side note: all the people on these panels were from incredible publications such as Glamour, Women's Health, Self, Seventeen, and other great magazines! It truly was a journalism, magazine conference so I was in my element.

When the first panel was over, I networked a bit with the women and then headed to the second panel. The second panel was called How to Make Your Startup a Success. Levo was there!! WOO! That was exciting, listening to co-founder Amanda talk about Levo League. It was so inspiring listening to these women talk about their passion projects and what it takes to be successful.

Amanda Pouchot, Co-Founder of Levo League

We then were given lunch by Chiptole which sponsored the conference and goodness, it was delicious! After lunch, there was a lunch keynote who was Fran Hauser, the President of Digital at Time Warner. She was such an inspiration and really instilled some great lessons for careers.

The next block of panels were focused on building up your HerCampus chapter. I don't have one on my campus and don't necessarily have the time to start one but it was still interesting to see all the work that goes into it. 

Afterwards we heard another keynote, this time it was a representative, Nikki Nash, from Intel. Hearing her story from how she majored in Journalism and ended up at a tech company such as Intel was really wonderful. 

Annie Wang introducing Nikki

Nikki Nash

After she spoke, HerCampus gave one lucky girl an Intel Ultra-book (which I was SO jealous of) and then we watched a screening of "Girl Rising". There will definitely be a larger post on "Girl Rising" or maybe I'll write a SLM post on it!

Annie, Nikki, and the winner of the Ultra-book

All the cool door prizes were given away after the movie, which included scooters, books, bags, t-shirts, and other cool stuff!

I have to say, I was exhausted by the time it was ready to leave on Saturday but part of me didn't want it to end. That's why I was totally thrilled that I was headed back on Sunday. Sunday was just as amazing and I had one of my best friends from home with me, which lessen my anxiety. There will be another post on Sunday's portion of the conference.

This summer has been quite the busy one for me. I barely have time to relax or any time to see my friends at home. It has been a whirlwind summer, so many exciting things have been happening and it delights me to the fullest.

Even though it's been an incredible few months, I can't help but feel overwhelmed by everything that has been happening. So much has happened and changed for me since I came home from my junior year in May, I wonder how things will change even further once I enter senior year. 

This was my last summer, the last summer vacation I ever had and I spent it working my butt off. I don't regret that in the slightest though, even if it was tough at first.

Between interning, working a part time job, running the blog, and a few other side projects, I haven't had a moment to breathe. I am awesome at time management and great at juggling a bunch of different hats, during the school year. I've never had to deal with this much on my plate during the down time that is supposed to be summer vacation so it was definitely an adjustment. 

The first few weeks were the toughest and I found my feet and was able to handle everything. I figured out a routine and even though I haven't had much time to hang out with my friends and go out, enjoying summer time, I am happy doing what I'm doing this summer. When I go back to school in three weeks, I will fully embrace my senior year and have fun. For now, I will work.

I will be better off in the long run, I know I will. Because I worked so hard this summer, achieving so many goals and milestones, it will help me achieve my biggest dreams. I have to believe that.

It all comes down to work-life balance. Working at Levo this summer has taught me SO much about the career life women want, deserve, and have. One of the biggest challenges women all over, from every industry face is the challenge of work-life balance.

Balancing your work life and your personal life is something no one will ever get right. I've heard from so many career experts and mentors on Levo say that work-life balance does not exist. We cannot achieve this balance we all crave. 

What we should start to think of balance as is integration. Your career is not some separate part of your life, it is not imaginary. Your work and career IS your life, you have to think of personal and professional as one, not separate.  Keep one calendar for personal and professional engagements, don't schedule work over personal plans that you have already in place. There are so many tips and tricks to achieving work-life integration. 

Applying those tips and advice to my own life this summer has helped SO much and it's something I will carry with me forever.

It may come as a surprise, a lot has changed since my last life update.

It's been a crazy summer (more on that tomorrow) and so much has happened! 

I am still adoring and loving every millisecond of my internship at Levo League. I have learned so much while working there, it makes me so excited to get out into the real world (even though the G word is not to be spoken till the year 2014 actually hits).

Aside from Levo Love, if you follow me on twitter (which you should) you'll know that I was recently published on USA Today College with an article titled "Tips for using Twitter to score an internship". I  was given the opportunity to write the article through the fabulous Intern Queen Campus Ambassador program, which I am lucky to be part of.

It was an incredible experience and seeing my first true byline in a major publication was surreal. I couldn't believe it! Iona even put it on their homepage, how crazy is that?!

Also, I was brought on to be a staff writer at the lovely Sweet Lemon Magazine. I've adored SLM for months now, maybe even a year, so being officially part of the team is a dream come true. I did a Spotlight Saturday on SLM a few months back and my passion for them has only grown. I've had two articles published on there already so check it out! There is a ton of great articles on there from my fellow writers, you do not want to miss out!

As if these two great journalistic opportunities weren't enough, I attended the Her Campus Intercollegiate Conference this weekend which I will post about later in the week. It was an incredible experience where I got great advice, amazing goodies, and networked with the best in the business!

One last update which I'm super excited about! I am going to be interning for in the fall semester and OMG I cannot wait. Writing for them is going to be awesome and I can't wait to dive in.

A lot is happening for me and I couldn't be more excited about it all. I'm so happy I have you all to share it with.

What has been happening in your lives lately? Let me know in the comments :)

Next Tuesday is the day I've been waiting for since becoming an Intern Queen Campus Ambassador! The Intern Queen Party is being held on July 30th in NYC at the Ann Taylor Flagship Store. This is the 3rd Annual Intern shindig that will bring all interns together from all over the city and beyond.

Their will of course, in true Intern Queen style, be a panelist there from career experts from Cosmopolitan to Mashable to Sirius XM Radio. It's being sponsored by Intel, Chipotle, Marie Claire, and MANY MORE!

I am so excited to be part of this wonderful experience and listen to advice from some of the best internship coordinators and career experts around. 

There are already over 1000 RVSPs so if you're around NYC next Tuesday at 7:00pm, come to Madison Ave for a huge party with the best interns in the area! Register here :) (PS, it's FREEEEEEEE)

Being an Intern Queen Campus Ambassador has opened a world wide of doors for me and I'm so happy to be part of this team. 

The 3rd Annual IQ Party is going to be INCREDIBLE, you are not going to want to miss it :)

Sunday into Monday night I had a dream that the Duchess of Cambridge went into labor and gave birth to a baby girl. (I was wrong, apparently)

I awoke Monday morning, ready for a day spent at the Levo League offices to a text message from my Big saying "ROYAL BABY, ROYAL BABY, ROYAL BABY!"

I fully believe that I am psychic, this proves it! How did I have a dream that the Duchess was having her baby at the the very moments that Kate Middleton was going into labor? That to me is very strange.

But the day was made and I was in an exceptionally amazing mood because the heir to throne was on it's way!

From the title of this blog, Royally Pink, you could assume that I have a tiny bit obsession with the Royal Family and all things British. I simply adore England: the rich history, the archiecture, the accents, and the lovely Royal Family.

I blame Lindsay Lohan in 'The Parent Trap' and my mother and aunt for deeply loving Princess Diana. I grew up knowing exactly who Prince William and Prince Harry were. When Kate Middleton entered the picture, I watched her and Prince William's relationship blossom. 

In November 2010 when the couple announced their engagement, it was all I thought about and talked about till April 20th, 2011 when Kate Middleton, common girl, became the Duchess of Cambridge, the next Queen of England.

The story is magical and I am completely intrigued by it all. Katherine Elizabeth Middleton was born a common girl, like me and like you, now she has this entire life that is so UNCOMMON, no one will ever know what it's like to be her.

I have watched over the past two years, the Duke and Duchess and followed their every move. I loved seeing them smile at each other in public, the look of love so apparent in their eyes. I, like every other woman of the world, pay close attention to what the Duchess is wearing. 

Kate Middleton is the epitome of class but that's a whole different story. This post is about the Royal bundle of joy, His Royal Highness Prince of Cambridge!

I was sitting in the Levo offices when I saw the first tweet exclaiming "IT'S A BOY!" And there we had it, the future king, the heir to the throne, he had finally arrived.

The thought of Kate, William, and their little prince warmed my heart, brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my face. I was so happy, thinking of their precious, perfect family. What a joy!

Now, as I type this post, I am watching CNN's special "Will and Kate Plus One", cataloguing the lives of Will and Kate, both separate and together and it's amazing how life brings people together. They are simply perfect.

I think of how my mother and aunt watched William and Harry be brought into this world, they watched Princess Diana's pregnancies, watched their birth announcements, and saw all of the milestones in the Princes' lives. 

Now, I think about how incredible it is going to be for me to watch the Prince of Cambridge grow up. I will have been there from the start, just like the rest of the world. The third generation of the monarchy, right here, in present time and I'm here to watch it all.

Everyone pokes fun and doesn't understand why it is such a big deal about this birth; I'm American, why should I care about what's going on across the Atlantic? 

Well, to not care, in my opinion is ignorant. England and the monarchy is some of the oldest, richest history the world has, this is the future King of England that was born today--it is history, nothing is more historic. You should care, it's the future of one of the great countries of the world. 

All in all, I am so thrilled for the Duke and Duchess and their little prince! I cannot wait to see the little nugget and find out his name.

In the meantime, congratulations William and Kate, you are going to be incredible parents!

Even though I re-subscribed to Birchbox this past month, I kept my subscription to Ipsy Glam Bag because I have the extra $10 right now and I really do enjoy the full size samples I receive in Ipsy.

This month's bag wasn't really to die for but it was pretty great.

Shall we jump right into it?

The bag that I received this month was an adorable, neon, waterproof bag to go with the beach theme of the products. It was a little small but it'll do; it was really cute!

The first product is a great chubby lip pencil in a fuchsia pink color. It glides on really well and is really, really bright. It doesn't stay on that great, it got clumpy along my lip line but it's a great summer product and I don't really mind reapplying it every so often.

Just a little swatch of the lip pencil

The next product is a sample of three eyeshadows. When I tried to swatch them, they aren't very pigmented and I'm not crazy about the colors. Because of the heat, I haven't really used eyeshadow but once it gets a little colder, I may try them out for real but I'm not in love with the palette. It was a nice surprise, to get three eyeshadows, though!

I received this Coola Sunscreen Tinted Moisturizer; Coola is a brand that I've received in my Birchbox before and I like it. I was really excited to get a tinted moisturizer because that's all I've been using this summer. It's not really that tinted when applied to my face but it'll do for days when I want a minimal make-up look.

I've been trying out a bunch of new products to tame my frizz and curly hair this summer so I was thrilled when I got this soy, texturizing beach spray by Healthy Sexy Hair. I used it, without any other products, so I could get the real feel for what it did to my hair and I was slightly disappointed. My hair wasn't necessarily frizzy but the curly wasn't great. I guess I misinterpreted what this spray does and it's not a "curling" spray so maybe combined with my curl products, this will work better!

My favorite product in this bag, and the reason I was so excited to receive this month's Ipsy was the great Benetint. My love affair with Benefit Cosmetics has reached an all time high so I'm really excited to try this out. I've been loving my ChaChat Tint so I haven't used this yet because I'm not ready to sport red cheeks. 

Altogether, I think I liked my Birchbox better this month, they were just better quality products, even if they weren't full sized. 

What subscription boxes do you subscribe too? Tell me in the comments!

PS: Use my referral links to Ipsy and Birchbox to subscribe!

Oh look, another sorority post from Royally Pink, what a surprise! I cannot help my addiction and true love for my sorority and all things Greek life so gear up! 

Nahal emailed me about her wonderful site GreekCoverPhotos where her and her team design gorgeous Facebook cover photos to represent your sorority. 

I am all for showing more Greek pride wherever and whenever I can so I immediately looked at the site and fell in love.

The cover photos are of ultra high quality and are so beautifully designed, I can't even begin to put into words. There is a great range of photos with different designs, with sorority symbols, letters, and full names. They even have fun, little sayings related to your sorority, which is always my favorite!

Here are some of my favorite Phi Sigma Sigma cover photos that GreekCoverPhotos designed!

I will definitely be adding these to my Facebook; they are just so adorable!

GreekCoverPhotos currently has 11 of the 26 NPC sororities featured on their site but there is a handy form for you request your own, custom cover photo. 

These cover photos are great to get into the spirit of heading back to school soon and get excited to see all your sisters! Also, the custom orders could come in handy when your chapter is gearing up for recruitment or your having a big event on campus.

Facebook and social media is the perfect way to market throughout the school year and get people interested in your chapter and your sorority. Matching cover photos for all your sisters is a subtle way to show people how incredible you are!

Check out GreekCoverPhotos to see if they have your sorority and if not, request one, you will not regret it!

I have an addiction to buying books, like a true and utter addiction because even when I have two or three books queued up on my Kindle and Nook, about four print books ready to be cracked open, I need to find more books to add to the collection.

I made a trip to Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago for no particular reason and bought 'Girls in White Dresses' and 'Paris In Love'. I talked about White Dresses a few posts back and I just finished Paris In Love about two weeks ago.

It took me a little longer to get through this book than White Dresses because it was more autobiographical.

The premise of Paris In Love is that author, Eloisa James, who had written several books before Paris, up and moves her family to Paris for a year. 

She was diagnosed with cancer, unhappy with life, and needed a change. Thankfully she had a willingly and accepting family that allowed the move to Paris with just some kicking and screaming from Eloisa's two young children.

The story is beautiful and gives great imagery of a picture perfect Paris. Hearing about Eloisa's journey through Paris, learning how to live like a Parisian was so interesting. It was also such an easy read and easy to follow along with.

It really is such a different life across the Atlantic, whether you're in Spain, England, Ireland, or Paris, life seems so simple over there. It instills a sense of wanderlust in me like nothing else. I so desperately want to drop everything like Eloisa and move to Paris or preferably London.

European living is something that I've always dreamed of; I've even looked up jobs in London for post-grad (I wouldn't last that long without my family and friends). 

I would love to move to Europe some day and I think reading Paris In Love and reading about how Ms. James' journey just made that more apparent. You can have a successful happy life no matter where you are, just as long as you have the people who matter most with you.

If you have any curiosity as to what it's like to actually build a life abroad, read Paris In Love, it's worth the read; you'll feel like you're living in Paris right alongside Eloisa James.

For the past for months, I've been on the search for the perfect under eye concealer. I've noticed that my under eye area is donned with dark circles that no concealer could cure. 

It was starting to really annoy me because I just wanted to get rid of these circles! I felt that my makeup never looked as good as it could because of the dark circles--it threw everything else off.

I've experimented with different kinds, everything from Sephora to drug store brands but nothing was ever quite good enough or it just stopped working after a while. 

I wanted something that was durable, that would last, and make those dark circles disappear.

A Sephora consultant told me that I needed to find a color corrector which I have looked for but nothing satisfied me.

I have a love affair with Benefit Cosmetics and after receiving some Benefit in my July Birchbox, I decided to take the jump and buy a concealer from them. I read the reviews and scanned the online shops and decided to order the ever popular Erase Paste in shade Medium from the Birchbox shops.

I was anxious to receive it and it came sooner than expected which completely delighted me.

It was a nice size pot of concealer (which as a rather sticky base) along with a little spatula to spoon out the cream. It even comes with a little pamphlet of instructions to tell you the proper ways to apply this concealer. 

I tried it out as soon as I got it and I have to say, it completely changed the way my face looked. It was so strong but very smooth; it was a bit sticky but after a good amount of blending, it was fine. I did still feel it on my face, it felt like I was wearing concealer (it wasn't uncomfortable at all) but if that is the price I have to pay to have dark circles covered, then so be it!

I learned after using this product twice that a little goes a long way and there is no need to use a heaping amount of concealer. 

I'm obsessed with Erase Paste and I don't think I'll ever buy another concealer ever again.

As a little bonus, in my Birchbox, I received a discount code for a deluxe sample of Cha Cha Tint from Benefit. I've been battling with myself on whether or not to try one of these tint products. I am not a lover of liquid blushes or any kind of stains but I thought having a deluxe sample would be a great way to try out if I liked them.

UM...I loved it! The peach color that ChaCha comes in is perfect for the summertime and applying a good amount on my cheeks really brightened my face up, more than any powder blush could've. Liquid blushes and stains are great for summer too because they show up and hold up better than powders.

Altogether, Benefit has amazing products and I will definitely be buying more in the future.