Sophistication & Sparkles

Live Big – on a Budget


Create a Healthy Lifestyle in 21 Days

I’ve heard it said that it takes 21 days to create a habit. So after continuously hearing my vegetarian friends talk about how they had to make sure they ate enough protein in a day, I decided I should start thinking about what I eat each day and put a little more effort into living a healthy lifestyle. I have always thought about making a healthy choice when eating or picking between two options, but I never actively thought about the ...

Where to Shop for Spring Break Sunglasses

Spring break is almost here, which means its time to shop for some good deals on some new sunglasses. I personally like to find good deals on glasses because I am constantly loosing or breaking them…so spending under $50 is a good way to prevent tears. is an amazing site to find and customize affordable prescription eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses. How it Works While I got sunglasses, this is a great place to ...

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 ...