My New Lifestyle and Beauty Favorites

Happy Sunday friends!

Today I’m going to be sharing some recent favorites of mine. This past week I realized that there are some products that I have been using religiously over the past few months. Not only are there beauty favorites, but there are some lifestyle favs thrown in here as well.  Some of these I’ve known about and used for awhile, and some are recent discoveries. I can’t wait to share these with you!

Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in “Glace” $24.00

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This is the lip pencil that I have been using on any day that I’ve wanted to have something more than lip balm on my lips. This lip pencil is super hydrating, long-lasting, and it comes in a ton of colors! Also, it comes in the Sephora birthday gift for 2018!

Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 $28.00

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From the first use of this product I noticed a difference in the way my hair felt and looked. I noticed that my hair looked healthier, and was more manageable when I used this bond builder. This doesn’t replace hydrating and conditioning hair masks, but it definitely made a difference in the appearance of my hair.

L’oreal Pure-Clay Cleanser in Detox and Brighten $5.31

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This summer I decided to try to add in some more affordable skincare products into my routine. I decided to try this cleanser because the mask version of this is one of my all time holy grails. This cleanser did not disappoint! If you have oily, acne prone skin like I do, I would definitely try to incorporate this cleanser!

Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray $20.00

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I’ve been using this spray for the entire summer and it has made the biggest difference in the way my hair responds after washing. As my hair is super fine, it gets knotted and tangled all the time, but especially right after I wash my hair. This product has allowed me to be more gentle with my hair when I’m brushing/combing it!

Crest Noticeably White Whitestrips $15.99

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This is a product that I have used for years! I went through an entire two boxes of these before senior prom, and have used them to prep for special occasions since then. Especially since my discovery of coffee freshman year of college. These are the most basic of the Crest Whitestrips, but they still pack a punch. There is a noticeable difference in your teeth after the first 3-4 treatements in a package of 10!

Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla Candle $24.50

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You guys. This candle is my perfect scent and I hope Bath and Body Works never quits making this. If you love warm scents that remind you of the holidays, this is the scent for you! The notes are: fresh ground cinnamon, sugar crystals, and Tahitian vanilla bean. I also have this scent as a wallflower and it is amazing!

Torani Raspberry Syrup $13.97

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Back in my Baxter’s Coffee days I fell in love with Torani syrups and everything that you can make with them! The raspberry flavor is one of my favorites because it tastes amazing in black and green tea! I also love the Salted Caramel in an iced coffee!

The Republic of Tea British Breakfast $11.25 and Daily Green Tea $10.25

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These are the teas that I love to use with the Torani syrups. They are super flavorful and come with a ton of tea bags! There are also a lot of other flavors. My personal favorite is the Wildberry Plum Green Tea!

Recipes From An Indian Kitchen $14.99

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This cookbook was a birthday present from one of my best friends this year and I’ve already made some of the easier dishes from it! They have all been absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to make more of this food when I have a set schedule, and more time to cook again!

Magnolia Table Cookbook $17.99

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Most of you know that Joanna Gaines can do no wrong in my book, and she definitely stepped up her game with this. I have made so many dishes out of this cookbook and I haven’t even scratched the surface. My favorites are the Coca-Cola Cake and the Chocolate Chip Cookies! If you’re looking for some simple recipes that everyone will love, this is the book for you!

I hope that you all have discovered a new favorite of yours in this post. Be sure to let me know what you’ve been loving this summer in the comments below.

Until next time,

-S

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Tempur-Adapt Pillow Review

These products were sent to Miss Sophisticated Chaos for a review. As always these are my honest thoughts and opinions on the products. 

With the school year coming back extremely quickly, I am trying to get all aspects of my life in order, including my sleep schedule. This summer my schedule changed weekly, affecting my nighttime routine, and the amount of sleep I could get each night. Because of this, I felt sluggish, foggy, and just plain exhausted most days.

Early this year Tempur-Pedic came out with the new Tempur-Adapt line of pillows. Each pillow in this line is specifically made for a certain sleep position, or body size. Plus, they are currently 25% off!

ProHi Pillow: Designed for side sleepers or larger frames.

ProMid Pillow: Designed for back sleepers or medium frames.

ProLo Pillow: Designed for stomach sleepers or small frames.

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As I’m a smaller frame I have been using the ProLo and the ProMid over this past week, and they have both made a difference in my sleep. I noticed immediately that I slept deeper, for longer, and quit waking up in the middle of the night to re-adjust my position!

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These pillows are also great because they have a 5 year repair or replace warranty, a washable cover, and the Tempur technology that we all know and love. These pillows were actually released to complement the new Tempur-Adapt and Tempur-ProAdapt mattresses. These new mattresses are created with materials that relieve pressure, reduce motion, and give you a deeper, more relaxing sleep every night. I can confirm that these pillows do exactly the same thing for me, as these new and innovative mattresses were made to do.

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These pillows come in a queen or a king size, and the queen fit perfectly in my standard pillow cases. I also loved that the ProMid and ProLo pillows are soft and extra soft. I don’t love a super firm mattress or pillow, so that was great for me!

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Overall, I think these are great investments if you struggle to get consistency in your nightly sleep. Especially since they are designed for specific sleep positions and body sizes, so they can essentially be individualized for everyone. They’re also a great way to easily improve your quality of sleep if you’re not ready to invest in an entirely new sleep system.

Let me know if you’ve tried any Tempur-Pedic products in the comments below!

Until next time,

-S

Style Essentials: Graphic Tees

Happy Sunday friends!

Today I am bringing you the second installment of my “Style Essentials” series, and today’s topic is one of my very favorites. Graphic tees.

I love graphic tees because they are a perfect way to express who you are! Through this clothing item you can show the world what your favorite things are. This could be your favorite move, show, place, book, or any other favorite that you might have!

#1: “I Love Plants” Tee $26.00

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#2: “Eat, Eat, Eat, Repeat” Tee $19.99

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#3: “Gryffindor” Tee $14.99

The Gryffindor shirt that I have is no longer available, but I also LOVE this one!

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#4: “Today I Choose Love” Tee $25.00

I love this company! With every purchase on their site, 100% of the profit is donated to the Think Humanity girl’s hostel in Uganda!

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#5: “Girls Rule” Tee $34.00

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#6: “Riverdale Squad” Tee $18.00

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I seriously need this Riverdale shirt! Who else is beyond obsessed with this show? I also love this Etsy shop. I’ve purchased from them before, and they are absolutely fantastic! The “Mischief Managed” tee pictures below is from this shop.

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I hope that you all have enjoyed learning a little bit about my personality through my graphic tee favorites! I think they are so much fun, and I would love to know what would be the subject of your perfect graphic tee! Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,

-S

Style Essentials: Jeans

Happy Sunday friends!

I truly believe that finding the perfect jeans are something that everyone struggles with. It has taken me 21 years to find jeans that I can definitively say are THE BEST.

I have two specific fits, from two different stores that I think could work for everyone and for any situation or occasion!

Gap True Skinny Jeans in 360 Stretch $56.00 – $69.99 (Current Sale Price)

These jeans are a recent find of mine and I absolutely LOVE them. The slogan for these jeans is “All around amazing. This premium denim moves everywhere you do. With a true vintage look and feel.” and I couldn’t agree more! I’ve worn these jeans all day and they have the perfect amount of stretch, but don’t stretch out throughout the day. They also fit perfectly. I love the super high-rise, but these also come in a mid-rise. I wear a size 29 (Equivalent of a size 8) for reference!

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Jean #2

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Jean #3

American Eagle Super Soft High Waisted Jeans $49.95 – $59.95 (Currently Buy One Get One 50% Off)

I discovered these jeans at the beginning of college and I wear them all the time. I have two pairs of the light wash that I will link below, and I wear them constantly. I also love how affordable American Eagle denim is. Once again I love the super high waisted fit, and I wear a size 6 for reference!

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Jean #1

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Jean #2

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Jean #3

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This last pair is the one I have, that I wear all the time! I definitely recommend them!

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Thank you so much for joining me today!

Until next time,

-S

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Travel With Me: Asheville, North Carolina

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I’m thinking about one of my favorite trips, and places that I have ever been! This past spring break Zach and I went to Asheville, North Carolina and it was an absolute blast. Today I want to share some of my favorite places in the city!

Favilla’s New York Pizza

I think the real reason why we decided to go to Asheville was for this pizza. It is truly the best that I have ever had. Of the four days we were in Asheville, two days worth of lunch and dinner came from this amazing restaurant!

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The Asheville Outlets

Zach and I spent an entire morning at these outlets. I love shopping at outlets because you truly can get some awesome deals at the stores. During this trip we went to stores like Gap Factory, Banana Republic Factory, The West Elm Outlet, Starbucks, and the Lindt Chocolate Store.

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Downtown Asheville

You could walk around downtown Asheville for hours. There are tons of shops, restaurants, and other activities to occupy an entire day. We went into a lot of shops like the Mast General Store, Voltage Records, and Old North.

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Biltmore Village

Biltmore village was one of my favorite parts of the entire trip! Once again we got to walk around and enjoy all of the shops and restaurants. Two of my favorites were The Gardener’s Cottage and The Well-Bred Bakery and Café.

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Hole Doughnuts

These doughnuts are absolutely insane, and are definitely worth the line you will have to stand in! We went back the morning that we left for Kentucky because they are just that good!

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Biltmore Estate

On our last day in Asheville we went to see everything that Biltmore had to offer. This was an awesome experience, and I definitely think that everyone should see this estate! We got to explore the house, grounds, and conservatory (My absolute favorite!!). We also ate at one of the cafés that are located on the grounds. If you go to Biltmore, make sure to get the ice cream. You’ll thank me later!

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Overall I think that Asheville is a great place to go for absolutely anyone! I already want to go back!

If you’ve been to Asheville, North Carolina before, be sure to let me know what was your favorite aspect of the city!

Until next time,

-S

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My Summer Home Decor Favorites

Happy Saturday everyone!

As summer has officially begun, I have been searching the internet for home decor pieces that could refresh my space for the warmer months. My style has evolved to be a mixture of Mid-Century Modern, Bohemian, and Traditional Glam. Usually I gravitate towards neutral colors, mixed metals, and wood tones.

Since summer is the time when we see brighter colors, patterns, and a variety of textures, this is what I love to add to a space for the season. All the items that I’ll be sharing today have those brighter colors, patterns, and textures that I love for summer!

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Pink Cream Tulip Wreath

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Llama Planter

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Throw Pillow

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Plant Stand

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Tapestry

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Throw Pillow #2

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Elephant Planter

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Floral Vase

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Gold Pots

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Grow Pizza Kit

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Hand Painted Vase

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Art Print

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Melon Planter

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Tropical Canvas

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Boca Vase

These are some awesome items that anyone could use in their space for the summer, and they’re all pretty affordable!

Let me know what you’re changing about your space for the season in the comments below.

Until next time,

-S

My July 4th Outfit Ideas

Welcome back friends!

As July 4th is one week from today, I wanted to share a few outfit ideas for the occasion with you all. I have put together three outfits that one could wear to any July 4th party or cookout. Or if you’re like me, you’ll be celebrating at work on Wednesday!

Outfit #1: Banana Republic Outlet Top $6.00, American Eagle Jeans $19.99 (60% Off!), and Target Sandals $15.99

This outfit is the most casual to me. I think this type of look would be perfect for any cookout or outdoor party! Plus, I wear these jeans literally every single day, and they are currently on a super sale for $19.99!!

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Outfit #2: Mailey Rose T-Shirt $39.00, Old Navy Denim Skirt $29.99 (Currently Out Of Stock), Target Sandals $15.99

I just recently discovered Mailey Rose and they have the cutest things like this T-Shirt. I love that there is a pop of red so that I can have red, white, and blue in my look. With my skin tone, hair color, and eye color I’m usually drawn to blues more than reds, so I love the pop that the cherries give on this tee!

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Outfit #3: Gap Flutter Sleeve Dress $49.95, Target Sandals $15.99

This dress from Gap is one of the softest pieces that I own. This is what I will most likely be wearing to work on the Fourth of July. I love that this piece can be dressed up or down, and how comfortable it is!

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I hope that you all got some outfit inspiration for all of your patriotic festivities this upcoming week! Let me know what you’ll be wearing for July 4th in the comments below!

-S