Sophistication & Sparkles

Live Big – on a Budget


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. ...

November Ipsy Bag Review

As a girl on a budget that has a passion for trying new products, Ipsy is my perfect soulmate. For only $10 a month, I get five new products in the mail. In High School, I was a long time Ipsy subscriber, and I actually restarted based on my trip to the Birchbox Store in Manhattan. I realized how much I was missing the service and figured I would do it for a few months, get some new products, and then cancel again. I know, big plans for a ...

Combat Stress: Clarisonic Deep Pore Mia 2

I have struggled with my skin since I was 10 years old, and after all of my school stress the past few weeks, my skin was a mess. Plus, I don’t know about you guys, but I also get extremely lazy when I have a lot going on. Lazy in a way that leaves me not washing all of my makeup off before bed. Well, in a quick minute twice a day, the Deep Pore Mia 2 legit saved my skin. The device times a minute for you, so even if you are feeling ...