Hey babes! I hope you’re all having an awesome spring so far! Since it’s nearly summer I wanted to share with you a few of my secrets for getting summer ready! I’ll let you in on a hint…they’re all done at night and easier than ever! You’re probably wondering what the heck I’m talking about, but stay tuned and you’ll understand soon enough 😉 I want to share my night routine with you guys so you can try some of the products I’m loving, and you can get ready for bed and summer in a breeze too!

I don’t know about you, but white teeth are something I definitely consider an essential especially for spring and summer. Having a glowing tan and glowing teeth is a look I am totally here for, and with Smile Brilliant it’s so easy to achieve it! Smile Brilliant is awesome and unlike any other at-home teeth whitening system because the teeth whitening trays are molded to fit your smile! That way you get perfect results, a perfect fit, and your teeth will be shiny and new in no time! I like to put in my trays and leave them in for an hour or so while I do some other things before bed! I honestly forget the trays are even in my mouth tbh. It’s a great way to whiten and do other things as well!

While the trays are in my mouth making my teeth all pearly white this is the time I like to catch up on any emails, blog posts, work, etc. Once I do a few productive things and stop watching Zoella on YouTube (because somehow I always end up there), I decide to do my skincare routine!

As I mentioned in a few posts ago, I’ve been trying so hard to stick to a skincare routine this year, and I have to say I’m not doing terrible! Granted, there are nights when I just remove my makeup with a makeup wipe and call it a day, but I really try to not do that too often. I first use my Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm to literally remove my day from my face. I can’t tell you how awesome this feels. Next, I moisturize with my Philosophy Purity Made Simple Ultra-Light Moisturizer. This stuff is such a dream and makes my skin feel so soft and smooth.

Once my skincare is complete and my trays are still working their magic I like to apply my tan 🙂 Remember before I mentioned my ultimate spring/summer look was glowing tan and glowing teeth? Well since the glowing teeth are being covered we have to take care of the tan 🙂 Now if you guys are interested I would love to show you my entire tanning routine, but for the sake of this post I’m gonna save that for another time 🙂 My favorite self-tanner is Loving Tan. It gives the most natural olive tan which I love! I apply that all over and let it sink in before I get into my pjs.

Once I’m all comfy in my pajamas and it’s been an hour since I put in my Smile Brilliant trays I remove them, rinse them off, and brush my teeth. After the teeth whitening trays it’s so important to apply the desensitizing gel for at least 20 mins. This prevents any further stains and reduces teeth sensitivity. This is extremely important especially if your teeth are a bit sensitive to teeth whitening and if you’re an avid iced coffee drinker like me. Once I’m finished with my Smile Brilliant I put my trays back in their case and get into bed. Now I watch some more Zoella or Law and Order: SVU until I can’t keep my eyes open. Then it’s off to dreamland for this broke blonde.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! It was so fun to create and I hope you love it as much as I did writing it! I also want to give a huge shoutout to Smile Brilliant for collaborating with me on this post! If you would like to add Smile Brilliant to your night routine (which I 100% recommend) then make sure you enter this giveaway!! Smile Brilliant is giving away a $149 credit to one lucky winner. All you have to do is share this post and enter your info in this form! Make sure you share this giveaway with your friends and family so they can enter to win a white smile too! The giveaway is open to the USA, UK, Austraila, and Canadian folks. The giveaway will run for one week. Good luck to everyone who enters and I’ll chat with you very soon! 🙂

Enter the giveaway here!!

 


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Let’s cut to the chase: I freaking love shopping and I can’t stop myself from buying cute things when I see them. I do have some self-control when I know I need to save or if bills are due, but for the most part I loveeeee shopping more than I should. It’s not a problem, it’s a way of life…for me at least. Shopping makes me happy because clothes make me happy. I love being able to feel confident and make a statement with my style, and shopping helps me do that! You might be wondering; “Dana, you’re known as ‘One Broke Blonde’, how can you do so much shopping?” Well my fine readers, I’ll let you in on some of my tips and tricks 😉

This post is not sponsored by any brand or company mentioned. All opinions are my own 🙂

  1. SHOP ON  SALE ITEMS FIRST. This may be a no brainer, but as tempting as it is to check out new arrivals the sale section is where it’s at. Stores update their sale section regularly so you won’t be shopping all of the older items. A lot of stores have pretty awesome sale sections! Here are some of my favorite sale items from five of my favorite stores!

Missguided Dress | Princess Polly Romper | Luca + Grae Dress | Tobi Dress | Shop Love Street Shoes 

      2. WAIT FOR DISCOUNT CODES. I know it’s hard to wait for that adorable dress you’ve been eyeing up for two weeks, but stay strong! Big brands have site wide sales and discounts pretty regularly! If you can wait for that, then you can save a lot of cash on items you would’ve spent a lot more on! Patience is virtue, especially when it comes to shopping. Here are some of my favorite stores that almost ALWAYS have awesome sales going on!

Missguided | Tobi | Metal of Pearl |

3. GET HONEY. I bet you’re wondering what Honey is, and no I’m not talking about the delicious sweetener. Honey is basically the greatest invention ever. Essentially, all you need to do is install it into your browser, and whatever store you shop on Honey automatically finds discount codes and coupons to use so you always save money!! It’s so awesome and there are so many stores it works with too! It’s free and simple and I personally think that is a wonderful combination.

4. NORDSTROM RACK IS EVERYTHING. This should come as no surprise, but Nordstrom Rack is one of my fav stores ever. You can get big-name brands that are usually quite expensive for a much better price. Granted, there are some items that are still pricey but they are definitely better prices than the retail! One example is Calvin Klein apparel. Urban Outfitters (who I love but is ridiculously expensive) sells Calvin Klein bras for $28, but I got mine from Nordstrom Rack for $11.97. 😎 Talk about a style steal! Here are some more of my favorite pieces from Nordstrom Rack on awesome sales!

Free People Tunic | Melrose and Market Top | Wildfox Top | Lucky Brand Top | Jeffrey Campbell Sandal

5. SIGN UP FOR PERKS. Getting tons of emails can be frustrating, but getting exclusive sales and offers makes it worth it. You don’t need to sign up for tons of reward programs, just pick your favorite stores you want to get perks from and they will be delivered right to your inbox! You’ll also be notified first when sales happen or other big events! I’ve scored a lot of awesome things from being a part of reward programs! Plus most stores offer a discount just for joining! It’s a super easy and efficient way to save you some money 🙂

I hope this post was helpful to you guys and you’ll put these tips to good use! Remember, even though it is extremely important to save money and be financially stable it never hurts to treat yourself once in a while! Don’t be afraid to buy yourself some new things, you deserve them! If you’re hesitant though then try out these tips and I guarantee you’ll feel less guilty 😉

Happy shopping, babes!

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The greatest Monday of the entire year is finally here!  It’s the day that makes online shopping ten times more fun, and Christmas shopping ten times easier! As always I’ve scoped out some of the absolute best sales going on all day today! You can thank me later 😉

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Tobi 60% off New Arrivals!

Tobi always has awesome sales going on, but this one takes the cake! If you haven’t shopped at Tobi before, they have some really trendy, adorable pieces at great prices! You defintiely won’t be disappointed! This is also a great place to shop for that fashion loving friend, as well as snagging a little something for yourself as well 😉

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Originally $98, now $49!

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Originally $123, now $52!!

Lulu’s 40% off Sale Items! 

Lulu’s is one of my all time favorite stores. Their style is so feminine and fun, and there’s nothing on their site I’m not in love with! Sometimes their items can be a bit pricey, but this sale changes everything. Lulu’s is the perfect place to shop for the girly-girl on your shopping list 🙂

Originally $46, now $35!!

Originally $46, now $35!!

Originally $49, now $34!!

Originally $49, now $34!!

Caseify 20% off orders of $70+, 16% off orders of $30+

Caseify is the place to shop for all your tech loving friends. Caseify offers the most unique phone cases for everyone’s taste and personality! They also offer earbuds, Apple Watch bands, iPad/iPod covers, MacBook sleeves, Android cases, and Samsung cases! There is something for everyone, so get shopping 🙂

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Ulta SO MANY SALES

Ulta is offering sooo many different promotions for Cyber Monday I couldn’t fit them all into one title! Get all your makeup lovers some amazing gifts, and spoil yourself a bit while you’re at it 🙂 Also with any $75 purchase you get a FREE beauty bag filled with goodies with a $112 value! Happy shopping 🙂

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Urbanog 30% off sitewide PLUS free shipping!

As you guys know, Urbanog is one of my all time favorite stores to shop from. I am completely obsessed with their shoes, but their clothes are just as awesome. It’s hard to believe they made their already affordable prices even more affordable!

Originally $47.30, now $30.74!!

Originally $47.30, now $30.74!!

Originally $45.20, now $29.38

Originally $45.20, now $29.38

Steve Madden 35% off PLUS Free Shipping!!

Okay, so Steve Madden is one of my favorite shoe brands, but they are quite expensive so I usually just admire the shoes on my computer screen and wait for an epic sale like this one. If you’re in the same boat as me, then this sale is everything you could ask for!

Originally $89.95, $54.50 with code CYBER

Originally $89.95, $54.50 with code CYBER

Originally $129.95, $84.95 with code CYBER

Originally $129.95, $84.95 with code CYBER

Bath & Body Works  25% off sitewide with code CYBERWOAH

I think it’s a pretty known fact that Bath & Body Works is an insane, anxiety-ridden place to be on Black Friday. Yes, the sales are great…but are three free items really worth getting shoved, elbowed, and waiting in line for three hours? My vote is no, not at all. So instead I prefer to shop their Cyber Monday deals instead because they are just as great, AND you get to shop from the comfort of your couch without getting trampled.

My favorite scent! Now $12.50 with code CYBERWOAH

My favorite scent! Now $9.37 with code CYBERWOAH

Another amazing Christmas scent for only $12.50. Originally $22.50!

Another amazing Christmas scent for only $12.50. Originally $22.50!

I hope this post gives you some shopping inspiration, and gives you some ideas for those in your shopping list 🙂 There are tons of amazing sales going on all day today, so make sure to take advantage of as many as you can! If there are any incredible sales that I didn’t mention be sure to leave them in the comments!!

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