Sophistication & Sparkles

Live Big – on a Budget


Sephora Play March 2017 Review

After a 2 month hiatus, I am back! It has been a crazy busy last semester of college, but I have dearly missed blogging and am glad to be back. This month I finally made it off the Sephora Play waitlist and received the Sephora Play March box yesterday. I got right to playing and wanted to share a quick review of each of the products based on their first impressions! Want to keep up with all my shenanigans? Follow me on Instagram!  What is ...

Plan a Hiking Trip to Arizona

To kick off 2017, my parents and I went on a hiking trip to Arizona. Not only was there amazing food, but also we got some good work outs in throughout the trip. After visiting Phoenix, Sedona, and Grand Canyon, I have loads of tips on packing, trails, lodging, and activities. I hope this guide helps you to plan your own wonderful trip to Arizona! Packing Tips and Must Haves for a hiking trip to Arizona Boots: As someone who has only gone on ...

Goals for 2017 Success!

After a few weeks at home de-stressing from a long semester, I was thrilled to ring in 2017 last night! Now that the year has started it is time to set some goals for 2017. For the past couple of years, I have been setting goals to accomplish in 2017 instead of resolutions. I find goals easier to accomplish! Unlike resolutions, you can break a goal, so there’s no giving up. Some of my goals I am 99% sure I will accomplish, but others ...

College Gift Guide for Girls

Thanksgiving is over, which means the retail world is in full on holiday season. Personally, I love the holidays and shopping for gifts. My mom and I always spend Black Friday at the mall shopping for everyone on our list, and−despite the crowds−I love picking out fun presents for family and friends. Plus, Black Friday gives you a little kick in the butt to make quick decisions and move on, instead of dwelling on one gift for too long. ...