Sophistication & Sparkles

Live Big – on a Budget


Summer Skin and Hair Care Essentials

  Summer time frees up hours to spend pampering yourself, which I like to do. A lot. This summer my favorite hair and skin products have been: Jergens Natural Glow Lotion: This lotion is great for those of us trapped inside at work all day. It keeps my skin tan, while still looking naturally sunkissed. I like this product more than other self tanners because the scent isn’t too rough and it is gradual, giving you the power to use it to ...
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Shopping Day in Georgetown

Summer in DC means traffic, storms, and shopping. Lots and lots of shopping. This weekend, my little came to visit my in DC, so naturally I took her to my favorite shopping spot: Georgetown. We walked up and down M Street and even ventured up Wisconsin popping in and out of the shops. For any hot (low 90s!) shopping day, you need the perfect outfit to stay cool and quickly try on a range of outfits. This dress is my go-to. It is a light ...
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Be There Soon, Stuck in Traffic: Part One

As a girl raised in the Midwest and attending school in Upstate New York, it is safe to say I do not know the first thing about traffic. To me, traffic iswas some foreign experience that sounded almost fun… I now know better. I moved to Washington DC for my summer internship a few weeks ago. Google Maps told me my commute would be 25 minutes driving. I was reverse commuting out of the city, so I figured it would be pretty true to ...