It’s a defining moment in all of our lives. That moment when you realize that “taking care of yourself” is something that you should actually take seriously. That moment when you start looking at the expression “take care” quite literally. It’s that time when you finally decided to look back on your life and have several come-to-jesus moments of self-reflection. 2017 (so far) has been that moment for me. I let go of a past that I didn’t want defining me anymore and decided to “take care” of myself. It’s a little odd for me to sum up this year considering it’s only July, but who makes these rules right? 2017 was (and still is) the year of Self-Love.
We all know that life comes with the really highs and really lows. As a blogger though, how do we deal with that? It’s only natural that when we’re on a high our creativity spikes, and when we’re low the last thing we want to do is write a word down. Breaks are ok, I may even say that they’re a necessity. Whether if it’s for a week or two or three, wouldn’t you much rather put high-quality content up instead of a post you whipped up for the sake of getting content up? When I started Nancy Sparkles, I made a promise to myself to never give up quality over quantity. I see the temptation all the time when it comes to convenience and stats, but that’s just not me and the way I want to put content out for my readers. When life gives you the lows, how do you bounce back from that? How do you keep that creativity thriving through it all? In this post I’m going to show you how I keep my fire going as a blogger and what helps me come back like nothing ever happened!
It’s that time again where we’re all scrambling around to find a gift for her or him for Valentine’s Day. My biggest dilemma has always been finding the right gift that’s appropriate for the holiday. You don’t want to get anything too big, but you also don’t want to get something too little. I rounded up some of my favorite finds that fit right into that sweet spot without breaking your wallet in my Valentine’s Gift Guide for Her and Him!
Hey y’all! Over the past few months, I’ve noticed that I haven’t talked about the beauty products I’m loving as much as I’ve wanted to. To start connecting with my readers more, I’ve decided to start a monthly series where I talk about what makeup/skincare I’m loving! Next to following me on Instagram, this is one of the best ways for me to show you everything that I’ve also been testing out and keeping in my collection! Keep reading for more on January Beauty Favorites of 2017!
On days when I want to leave the house with natural makeup, but with a little oomph I always steer towards a daytime smokey eye. I also find it perfect for day dates with my boyfriend or when I have a full day of running errands and I want to look a bit more put together. Today I’m sharing one of the easiest (and fastest) ways to recreate this look with only 3 shadows and brushes! Keep reading for a step-by-step on this beautiful and glowy daytime smokey eye!
I’m baaaaaaack! I can’t believe that literally in the past 3 weeks and during the midst of the holiday madness, I finally moved to Austin, TX! I’m finally all settled in and incredibly relieved that I don’t have anything pressing constantly on my to-do lists. In the meantime, I’ve been trying some new drugstore goodies that are out for the spring season. One of the most anticipated products that I was looking forward to was the Wet N Wild Photofocus Foundation. Having already tried their primer from the Photofocus line and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this baby. As soon as I settled into my new home, I grabbed my keys and drove to the nearest Walgreens in hopes that they would have my shade. Keep reading for more on what I picked up from the Wet N Wild Spring 2017 launches!
Am I the only one in this world that overheats like crazy in thick sweaters and coats? Regardless if it’s freezing outside, I’ll do my due diligence to stay warm with a heavy coat or jacket. Underneath is another story. I don’t usually do long sleeves, but I’ll do a thicker short sleeve or sleeveless top to prevent myself from breaking a sweat from the heavy layers. When I found this sweatshirt, I fell completely head over heels for the material. It’s light and thin, but because it’s lined with fleece it keeps me warm when I’m outside! Paired with some knee-high boots and this became one of my more effortless chic and cozy looks for the season! Keep reading for more on how I wore these knee high boots without a sweat!
As you can imagine, I’ve been quite busy with preparing for the big move to Austin! During this rushed madness, I’ve also started buying Christmas gifts for my friends and family. I’m back today with another Sparkly Gift Guide tailored uniquely for the Holiday Hostess! Not going to lie, being a home decor snob, I would keep some of these gifts for myself haha! From cheeky champagne flutes to a cozy pom pom throw blanket, I rounded up some of the most thoughtful gifts to bring to your next holiday party!