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! 🙂

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Even though it may not quite feel like it just yet; IT’S SPRING. This is my favorite time of the year because not only is summer slowly but surely approaching, but everyone’s demeanor is positive and excited for warmer weather! And I just love that so much. There are some trends and certain products I know are going to be HUGE this season and summer as well. Being the hip, wonderful person I am I want you to be in the loop 😉 But seriously, I have been obsessed with all the products and trends I’m talking about today and I’m uber excited to share them with you! If you have any favorite spring essentials I forgot to mention please leave them in the comments so we can all be super trendy together. Also quick side note: this post is going to be a bit all over the place but that’s just how my mind works so excuse that lol.

Matching Sets

Guys. When I tell you that I am all for this trend on another level of love and happiness I’m not kidding. Unfortunately, I don’t have any sets YET but I know I’m going to be picking some up very soon 🙂 I’ve been seeing them all over Instagram and all over stores so I’m absolutely going to be picking some up and when I do I promise to share some pics 🙂 Here are some of my favorite affordable sets!!

Striped Cami Top | Striped Skirt

This set is so adorable and definitely a spring/summer essential. It’s perfect for a beach day, picnic, trip to the park, grocery shopping, taking pics in your room, honestly, the opportunities to wear this are endless. The best part? The whole set is under $40!! Literally such a steal. Go get it. Now.

Smocked Crop Top | Palazzo Pants 

This set screams “look at me I’m so freaking trendy”. I’ve also been obsessed with palazzo pants as well so this set is giving me all the feels.

Dainty Jewelry

I’ve never really been a jewelry person, but lately I’ve been digging simple little pieces! I have a few favorite places to get dainty jewelry from spanning from all different price points. None are too expensive though, don’t worry 😉 I recently stumbled upon Madison Miru on Instagram and fell in LOVE with their jewelry. Trisha, the creator of gorgeous jewelry and fellow girl boss is a sweetie and super talented. Make sure you give her some love and let her know One Broke Blonde sent you 🙂 I’ve also been totally in love with wearing an ear cuff! So many people have asked me if it’s a real piercing and complimented me on it! The best part is it doesn’t get infected and you can take it off when you sleep 🙌 Here are some of my fave places to shop for dainty, affordable jewelry!!

Stargaze Jewelry | J&Co | Pura Vida | Madison Miru | GLDN

Self Tanner 

I’m an avid believer that I’m a much more confident, better person when I’m tan. It’s just a thing. Entering the spring months you want to have a glow and embrace the sun and all its glory. I’ve linked some of my favorite self-tanners so you too can look like you just took a week-long vacay. Also, exciting news! Loving Tan, one of my FAVE self-tanners was sweet enough to offer a code to you guys! If you use the code LOVINGTAN you’ll get a FREE exfoliating glove with your purchase of a mousse!! Exfoliating before tanning is a crucial part of self-tanning so make sure you take full advantage of this! (I’m not receiving any commission from this coupon code and this post is not sponsored.)

Loving Tan | St. Tropez | Tarte | Minetan 

Glowy Skin

Healthy, glowing skin is always in style. Recently though I’ve been very into using BB Creams and moisturizers instead of foundation to give my skin a breather. I love love love the look of “no makeup, makeup” so I have been absolutely obsessed with IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Moisturizer. Guys. This stuff is a game changer. It’s basically a full-coverage moisturizer that has all the benefits of a moisturizer but covers your skin like a foundation. It’s absolutely genius and if you haven’t tried it yet, girl what are you doing. I promise you’ll be as obsessed as I am. On days when I do want a bit more coverage my go-to foundation has been this super lightweight, but full coverage foundation by Bourjois! It gives my skin such a healthy, natural-glow-from-within look that I’m in love with! Whenever I wear this foundation I get so many compliments on my skin!

Sneakers

Whether you’re into super chunky sneakers or just into basics, sneakers are making it big this season. Personally, I love wearing sneakers. They are my go-to shoe option! I have been wearing my platform Vans nonstop since I got them a month ago. They are my babies and I highly recommend them! Here are some other sneakers I’m loving! 🙂

Platform Vans | Forever 21 Heart Sneakers | Fila | Asos Studded Sneaker

There ya have it! Just a few of my favorite things I’m going to be using like crazy this spring!! I would love to add more loves to my list so leave your spring essentials in the comments. I’m telling ya, you need all of the items I mentioned in this post. They are truly the best. So go get em, like now. Sorry…is that too pushy? Get them whenever you want 🙂 hehe and if you do tag me on Instagram and let me know what you think!!

Chat soon, broke babes!!

 

 

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My mom is really hard to shop for because she gives me the world, and I don’t know what I can possibly give her that even compares to what she has given me. So I decided to put together a gift guide for all the awesome mamas out there! If you’re stumped and don’t know what to give your mom for her special day, here are some affordable (and also a little pricey because let’s face it, moms are worth the splurge) gifts she’s bound to love!! My mom’s birthday is the same day as Mother’s Day this year, so my sister and I are gonna spoil her a little extra this year 😉 I’m not going to say what exactly we’re getting her because she’s most definitely going to read this 😂. I hope this post gives you some inspiration! And Happy Mother’s day to all the wonderful moms!!

 

Purse | Soap & Glory Set | Perfume | Sneakers |Tanning Oil | Nutrition Journal

Let me know what you’re planning on getting your mom in the comments! And if you’re a mom or mom-to-be reading this, I hope you have a fabulous day 🙂

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Hey babes! I’m so excited for todays post because 1) I love dresses and 2) I’ve been so busy recently I haven’t been able to blog as much as I’d like, but today I’m coming at you with a really fun post I hope you all love 🙂 When I was a little girl I LIVED in dresses. I mean, 90% of my baby/child pics you’ll find me sporting a dress of some kind. My mom always told me how I wanted to wear a dress every day, no matter what the weather. Over the years my fashion taste has expanded to more than dresses, but in the long run they still have my heart. Dresses are just fun, easy, comfy, and essential for when the weather is hot and sticky (which it has been the past few days here in NJ).

Today I’m sharing five of my favorite dresses to sport in this warm weather 🙂 All the dresses are affordable and all will be linked below so you can shop away! (Some dresses may not be available online so I will do my best to link similar options) 🙂 I had so much fun shooting these pics on the beach! My bf is such a great photographer, and I’m so lucky he loves to help me out with my blog! He’s the best 🙂 You’ll notice some pics are taken on a beautiful beach here in NJ, and some are fully styled with shoes and all! I did that because I wanted to show an entire outfit with shoes, and also just have some fun on the beach in these perfect summer dresses 🙂 I hope you guys enjoy this post and get some inspiration! You can shop this post and then we can be twins which would be really rad.

Tobi: Emilie Shift Dress

This dress is so fun, flowy, and can be dressed up or down which I LOVE. I probably will use it as a beach dress more than an outfit dress only because I have a super long torso so this dress is a bit short on me, but that doesn’t take away from it’s cuteness 🙂 I paired this dress with some adorable mules from UrbanOg which I am totally loving. They are so comfy and super chic!

Tobi: Destiny Awaits Shift Dress

Okay, can we talk about how freaking awesome the pattern on this dress is?? I wore this dress on Easter and received so many compliments. The stunning lace up detailing paired with the fun print makes this dress an essential for your wardrobe. For this look I was feeling a little more casual, so I paired the dress with some white Vans and I think they added a really cute touch 🙂 In the beach pics I’m sporting Quay Australia sunnies 🙂

Tobi: Ottis Blouson Skater Dress

As you guys have probably figured out by now if you’re an avid reader of my blog (and if you are you’re the best and if you’re new here you should totally subscribe 😉 that I drawn to baby pink. If it’s baby pink, I’m sold. When I saw this dress on Tobi.com I had all the heart eye emojis. It’s so adorable and the ruffle detail on the straps gives me life. I know I’m going to be living in this dress in the upcoming warmer months and I am so excited. This dress can definitely be dressed up for a date night, but for this look I decided to go with some basic slip on sandals 🙂

Primark: Red Floral OTS Dress

 (exact dress not available online, so here’s something similar!)

I’m not usually one to wear red, but when I saw this dress in Primark I instantly knew I needed it in my life. It is such an essential for summer, and the perfect cover up/beach date outfit! I will say, this dress has absolutely no shape whatsoever so if you’re not into that than this dress might not be for you. However, I did link a super similar option since Primark doesn’t have online shopping 🙁 I recently bought these heeled mules from Target and I think that they go so well with this dress!

Pacsun: Floral Dress (similar)

This dress is definitely the most casual, and also one of the comfiest. I bought it from PacSun a few months ago so I can’t find it online anymore, but I linked a super similar option! Brandy Melville also has dresses that are pretty similar as well! Honestly any babydoll dress you have/find paired with some sneakers is a really effortless, yet adorable summer outfit. Adding sneakers with a dress personally makes me feel more functionable lol. When I have heels and a dress on I don’t feel like I can conquer the world in quite the same way.

Dresses are super fun and easy outfit choices, which is why I love them so much. I hope this post inspired you to wear more dresses and ways to style them!

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The weather here in Jersey has been magnificent recently! Today it’s sunny and 80 degrees and I’m just about ready for summer even though spring just started! Weather like this puts me in the best mood. It’s strange, but I feel like the truest and best version of myself when the weather is sunny and warm. I’m just a happy gal when I feel the sun shining and there isn’t a cloud in the sky 🙂 Another thing that makes really happy is jumpsuits, and this one from Primark in particular. I almost wasn’t going to do a post on this outfit because I know that Primarks are few and far between in the U.S., but it’s so fun and perfect for the warm days ahead so I couldn’t resist. I recently got one near me, and I am in love. This jumpsuit was only $14!! It’s so amazing and worth the drive if you have one anywhere near you!

My boyfriend and I had so much fun taking these pictures. He is just so cute and is such a great photographer 🙂 This outfit was perfect for frolicking through fields and playing on rocks (which you will see I did a lot of hehe). Even though I made the outfit casual with Vans, you can totally dress it up with some wedges and a cardigan for a night out! It’s so soft and comfortable and the colors are just darling. To me they scream a fun spring/summer day which is something I love about them! My obsession for baby pink continues and grows by the day, so when I see any article of clothing that has even the slightest bit of it you better believe it will end up in my closet.

Since I know there aren’t too many Primarks in the U.S. I linked some similar jumpsuit options! Unfortunately you can’t shop on Primark’s website, so unless you have a store near by you won’t be able to score this particular jumpsuit. There are plenty of equally adorable ones out there that are super similar so don’t be too bummed 🙂 I gotchu covered, don’t worry 😉 Hopefully this post gives you some outfit inspiration for the warm days ahead! Side note: please don’t mind my crazy hair in all these pictures. It had a mind of its own.

Jumpsuit (not really the same but super freaking cute) | Sunglasses | Vans | Necklaces |

Thank you for taking the time to look at my pictures and read my words 🙂 It means more to me than you’ll ever know. I hope this post inspired you in some way 🙂 Soak up the sun and enjoy this weather!!

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