Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Sabi Boutique Round Up

I've had the absolute privilege of being able to model for a local boutique in College Station this semester. It has been such a treat to get to wear lots of fun clothes and be featured on their website. If you've never heard of them before, Sabi Boutique is a one-of-a-kind boutique that gives you an upscale experience and a break from the craziness of life. Today I'm rounding up some of their newest adorable pieces that are live today for the first time on their site! As spring approaches everyone is getting shopping fever so hopefully this will cure some of that. I'll also be giving you a special coupon code at the end of the post! 
What I love about Sabi is you can find everything from a cute relaxed tee to a sexy dress for a night on the town! It's like an adorable unique Target, it satisfies all your shopping needs. The coolest part is, the clothes are constantly changing so you usually don't see anyone else with what you're wearing in town. I personally love having a unique piece and style that no one else has, so that's definitely a perk. Anyway, I'll stop babbling and let you browse! 😉





Shop this dress here.



Use code "abi15" for 15% off your Sabi order!! The coupon expires at midnight on March 1st! 

Go to the New Arrivals section to shop all the pieces above! 

Shop New Arrivals here
Shop Sabi tops here
Shop Sabi rompers + dresses here
Shop Sabi shoes here
Shop Kendra Scott via Sabi here
Shop the SALE here
I am eye balling this dress for my 21st birthday. Thoughts?? 

Thanks so much for reading! Happy shopping and happy Tuesday! 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Everday Beach Waves

With tons of hair requests I decided I would share my everyday hair look! This is something that is my go-to, fast, and natural yet effortless do. Curling has taken a lot of practice but the practice is well worth it. I can have my hair curled within fifteen minutes! With that said, lets get to a quick and easy picture tutorial. 


If you haven't heard from every other blogger in the hair and beauty department, Target has started carrying Kristen Ess products and they are out of this world amazing! Inexpensive, effective, and wonderfully smelling. The two products I have been using are the Dry Shampoo and Texture (Beach Spray)! I swear the Dry Shampoo is part of the reason I have been able to go 5-6 days without washing my hair. The other reason is my shampoo and conditioner. (They are linked at the bottom of the post)



Before curling my hair I always give it some good Dry Shampoo sprays. This helps give it some grit and texture to help the curls stay and gets rid of any grease. Oh, and it adds volume! 




Then I divide my hair into three sections!


Last step before I start curling is spraying every layer with TreSemme heat protectant. I just recently started using a heat protectant, prior to a few months ago I had never used one. I've realized how crucial it is to the longevity of healthy hair so add this expensive product to the list if you dont already use one! It's under $6.


Grab a section about an 1 1/2 inches thick of hair and wrap the hair around leaving the edges out. This is going to create the wave. I use my T3 like the curling iron with the clamp and not the wand. Some people prefer the wand method but I like using it as an actual curling iron with the clamp. Wrap the hair away from your face, this is the most flattering.


Hold the hair for 3-5 seconds and then pull straight down. 


Your result should look similar to what is pictured below. 


Continue around your head remembering to curl away from the face! 


The back sections can be hard but just grab pieces (smaller pieces might be easier) and do it exactly as the front. You can always go back and touch up at the end! 




Because my bottom layer is the shortest it is usually the least curled. I just need it to have some wave. Move on to the next layer once you're happy with how the bottom layer looks. 


Continue with the same steps as listed above, heat protectant, inch and a half thick piece, curl away from the face, leave the ends out, hold 3-5 seconds and pull down. 





Once your hair is curled, let them set and cool. While this is happening, go around and tease the hair that needs a little volume and pick me up. 😉


Once cooled, take the Kristen Ess Beach Spray and spray it from mid shaft to ends while shaking your hair out. This gives it the messy natural look!




After this, you can leave as is or add more of a holding hair spray if you want it to last like this all day and not fall. 


I'm hoping you feel inspired to curl your hair and get some new products! 

Aside from learning how to curl, here are some quick, easy and practical tips that I use to keep my hair happy, healthy, and clean for 5-6 days.  

1. Find a great shampoo and conditioner that are high quality and are good for your hair and don't just clean it. 
2. If you're trying to treat your hair from dryness or damage, get a good argan oil mask! I have linked the one I'm using below. 
3. Get a silk pillow case. It does wonders to eliminate frizz and keep your hair either curled or straight. It's 100% worth the investment. 

I'm hoping this helps with your hair life, Sorry for all the pictures and lengthy post but it's hard to explain it without them! 

Have a wonderful Monday!! 

Shop all the products I use below: 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bell Sleeves








Hi, readers! Happy Tuesday! Today I am sharing a top that I am crazy about. It's sleek, fun, sexy and affordable! I love the fun bell sleeves that are in right now, they add a flair to any outfit and really dress it up! Shein is a international website that has affordable clothes which is where I got this top! They are almost shockingly low, but I promise they are legit and the clothing does wear nicely. I will say I would go up a size in this top. I am wearing a S. It comes in lots of different colors! Snag yours for $12! 😉  (I told you it was shockingly good)
I am hoping this outfit inspires you!! Shop the look here:


This post was sponsored by Shein but thoughts and opinions are of my own.

PC: Sarah Winsted 


Monday, February 20, 2017

Rodan & Fields Eyelash Boost Serum





I'm back and it feels so good! It's been way too long. I spent my weekend with my mom and close friend getting refocused and inspired. There is lots to look forward to in the up and coming semester! Thanks for baring with me these past two weeks.Your encouragement and love has meant the absolute world! 

For about the past month I have received a plethora of compliments and questions about how my eyelashes are so long. I'm finally sharing my secret today. For those of you that have never heard of Rodan & Fields, I've shared my journey on clear skin here

The company creates an amazing skin care line, self tan lotion and now an amazing eyelash growing serum! My sweet neighbor and friend, Christen Warren willingly agreed to let me try the product and then share my results with you all! I'm here to tell you it works!!! I cannot believe the results but my eyelashes look fake. It took about two months but now they are long I wonder how I lived without them like this. 😉

The product is applied nightly on the upper lash line and within a few short months amazing growth occurs. One normal side effect I had was my eyes would itch slightly at night because I had just put a liquid on them but this occurs when using eye drops or when you're putting anything in or around your eye so if you decide to try this, don't be alarmed or worried about that. 

I can't say enough wonderful things about the product! It's 100% worth the investment. It makes life easier in the morning because I only need one coat of mascara and I'm good to go. For those of you that have extensions, think of the investment this way, two refills and you've paid for the product. No more messing with that or applying false lashes everyday. My lashes are now full, thick and beautiful!! Another thing I've noticed is they are also naturally curled without me doing anything. I wake up and they look full and thick and lift right up. 

If I've convinced you, head here. Once your lashes have been boosted by R & F, you'll never look back! Happy Monday, readers! 



Monday, February 13, 2017

Resparking creativity

Hi friends! I know everything has been so back and forth with me.. nothing's been predictable and I'm so sorry. My head is spinning in a million different directions and I'm trying to get ahold of my new schedule. I don't want to just survive my way through the spring but thrive. This week I have hopes of the craziness settling down and prioritizing my time in a productive manner. I'm trying not to beat myself up over the lack of blogging but instead realize life is full of ebs and flows and this is one of them. If you believe in prayer please send some my way as I get ahold of my schedule and craziness. If not, send wells wishes and positive thoughts. I need all the encouragement I can get. Thank you for your continued support!


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Athleisure







With this season of life I am becoming more and more a fan of athleisure. Cute, comfortable and casual. What is better than that?? It layers beautifully and it gives me even more of an excuse to go to the gym after my day is over to get rid of stress and tension. I also love the fact that I can wear tennis shoes and look cute doing it! 

I think one of my favorite things about this new look is the layering pieces. I absolutely love tunic style shirts that are long and cover both the front and the back! It's cozy and chic! Do you have a favorite piece of athleisure clothing? Is it getting to wear leggings constantly, tennis shoes, sports bras or everything in between? 😉 

I have yet to splurge on LuLu Lemon but the day I do, I promise to share. I'm told once I try it I'll never go back. Until then, Old Navy will do just fine. I'm linking up some cute affordable pieces below! 

One more day till the week is halfway over! Thanks so much for reading!!




Pictures: LMB Photography

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