Prevent the Damage of Gel Manicures with this Alternative Nail Polish

It’s confession time!

I have a love/hate relationship with gel manicures. I love how long they last and I hate the damage gel polish does to my nails. But, I recently found an awesome gel polish alternative – CND’s Vinylux nail polish. My nails are on the thinner side, and all too often nail technicians end up digging into my nail bed or pulling off a layer of my nail with the gel polish when it is removed. Does anyone else have this issue?!

Despite the damage, I have been in a rhythm of getting a gel manicure for a few times in a row and then giving my nails some time to heal afterwards by not having any polish on them. But trying to time that schedule with life events gets annoying, especially because gel manicures require you to get a nail technician to take the polish off (note: I tried doing this myself and it was not pretty!).

The game-changing gel polish alternative

Manicures are an indulgence that makes me feel pampered and gives me time alone to relax, so what’s a girl to do?

Surely there’s a way to get a manicure that will last and not damage my nails. But for so long, I have looked for a solution without finding anything that worked. Until a couple of weeks ago, I found a game-changing product. It’s too good not to share! I went to a new nail salon and discovered CND Vinylux Nail Polish.  This nail polish looks and lasts like gel nail polish, but acts like a regular nail polish.

Let me explain.

Applying CND’s Vinylux doesn’t involve the curing phase under UV lights that you have with gel manicures. It is applied just like a regular nail polish, and it come off the same way too. This is best part! There’s no soaking of your nails in acetone or asking the nail technician to stop digging into your nail bed as they scrape off the polish.

The only down side is that CND’s Vinylux does not stay for a full two weeks, like you can expect with a gel manicure. CND claims itself to be a weekly polish. However, I am pretty hard on my nails and I was able to keep Vinylux on for nine days with just a few chips around the edges of the polish.

 I love how long gel manicures last, but I hate the damage they do to my nails. I recently found an awesome gel polish alternative - CND's Vinylux

 

CND Vinylux Nail Polish in Cake Pop

I love the Cake Pop color for late summer or early spring, too. It has a touch of lavender in the light pink, which makes it different from a lot of pastels out there. CND has a ton of other colors though, if this one is not your cup of tea!

Do you have a love/hate relationship with gel manicures? Do you have a gel polish alternative product that you use? I would love to know if you ever tried CND’s Vinylux polish or if you have found a different solution to the damage from gel manicures. Share with me what nail polish brands and shades you enjoy as well.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

P.S. This has seriously helped strengthen my nails!

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5 Necessities for the Fashionable & Practical Traveler

At any airport in America, you’ll see people wearing and toting so many different things. When I went to Cape Cod last week, I saw people wearing pajamas, suits, cutoff tank tops, yoga pants or stilettos. No one was wearing more than one of these items at once, but as I sat waiting for the delayed plane to get to my gate, I thought about what a large disparaity there is in travel wear.

Some people go for comfort while others go for looks and some simply go to the airport straight from work. Personally, I go for comfortable and slightly dressy, casual travel clothes and practical items to keep me going. Regardless of whether or not I’m traveling, it makes me feel good and confident to wear an outfit that I have put some thought into. I usually go for a travel look that is similar to what I would wear to work on a casual Friday – jeans, knit top, comfy and fun shoes and my usual accessories.

I travel pretty regularly and have found over the past few years that certain clothes and a couple products are particularly perfect for traveling. Here are the top five must-haves for my fellow fashionable and practical travelers.

#1. BIG BagIt’s best to travel with a handbag that is big enough to fit a laptop, wallet, notebook, passport and snacks easily inside. If you’re at all like me and you accumulate more things as you travel, it’s good to have a roomy satchel or tote in hand. Pro tip: pack your bag the night before you travel and make sure there is room for the “extra” things that will turn into “necessities” during your trip. 😉

Sole Society Faux Leather Weekend Satchel, $80 // Tory Burch Parker Leather Tote, $298

#2. Water Bottle — So many airports and train stations have filling stations for water bottles now that it makes sense now more than ever to bring a water bottle with you when you travel. Of course, water fountains work just fine too! Not only will it save you money throughout your trip, but it’s also better for the environment. I got the bottle below in my FabFitFun summer box and the blue silicone cover is so soft and squishy!

BKR Romeo Bottle, $21 (40% off!) // MIRA Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $20

#3. Comfortable Denim — Jeans with the perfect amount of stretch are a must when I travel. I love jeans that are comfortable and will help me look polished and less like the hot mess I usually feel like when I am traveling! Below are two of my go-to pairs of jeans for traveling because these styles have stretch that will make you feel like you’re wearing yoga pants, and they maintain their shape over long days; i.e. they don’t end up sliding off you!!


Kut from the Kloth Mia High Waist Skinny Jeans, $90 // Hudson Nico Skinny Jeans, $195


#4. Portable Phone Battery — 
Relying on airport outlets or plane outlets to charge your phone is a rookie mistake. Chances are when your flight has been delayed, you won’t be the only person vying for a battery re-charge. Portable phone batteries have been a life saver for me when I’m traveling all day, whether I’m airport hopping or sightseeing around town.

Anker PowerCore+ mini, $14 // Apple Lightning Portable Charger, $25


#5. Stylish Sweater
— I always prepare myself to be cold and hot when I travel, so I purposely wear or bring a few layers. A stylish, neutral sweater or sweatshirt is my favorite way to stay warm and still look cute.

BB Dakota Sweater, $28 // J.Crew Pompom Sweater, $60

In addition to these necessities, I usually pick out some form of entertainment like the latest book I cannot put down or book of sodoku puzzles. Do you have similar travel necessities? I’d love to hear what you can’t travel without.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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The Perfect Trend for your Date Night

This is the perfect trend for your next date night. Get outfit details on the blog!
A friend once told me that there’s a somewhat unexpected body part of women that men find attractive. My first thought was, well maybe men just find all parts of women attractive!? Ha! But then I was surprised to hear that this body part was shoulders. I never thought of my shoulders as being attractive, but maybe this friend was on to something.


Two of the hot trends this summer – off-the-shoulder (OTS) & cold shoulder tops – reveal the shoulder area in a sexy way, and I must say, I’m on board with this trend! The cold shoulder is my personal favorite because I find they can be just as sexy and often more flattering than the OTS look. If you have broad shoulders or shoulders wider than your hips, it can be more difficult to pull off an OTS top. If you’re busty, like to move your arms a lot when you talk (pointing at myself!) or have small kids OTS tops can also not be very practical. Don’t get me wrong I love OTS tops, but if I’m picking one over the other, give me a little cold shoulder any day!

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Now that I’ve shared the reasoning behind my love of the cold-shoulder look, this brings me to a recent date night look that’s perfect for summer. This cold shoulder tank is so soft and comfortable. The ruffled overlay around my chest is so flattering as well, and I love how it crosses in the back. Paired with my all-time favorite jeans and peep toe booties, I felt so ready for a night out with Will. The clutch I wore is also a favorite for date night. There’s something about the fringe that makes me feel extra fun and flirty!

Get the look:

Top: BP (Super similar; similar & $10!)

Jeans: Hudson Nico Skinny Jean

Booties: Vince Camuto Kensa Bootie

Clutch: Diane Von Furstenberg – on sale!  (Super similar)

Do you agree that shoulders are attractive?! Are you enjoying the cold shoulder trend this year? I’d love to know if you agree with any of my gripes about the OTS trend not being very practical. Is there another trend you’re obsessing over this summer? Tell me all about it in the comments

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

P.S. The Cheapest Date <3

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1 Year Bloggerversary 

one year of blogging highlights

This week SC’s Scoop turned one year old, which means I’ve completed a full year of blogging! Say what!?!

It’s amazing to me to think about what I have done in the past year and think about how life was when I began this blog. Blogging is something I thought about doing for years before I pulled the trigger. Now I look back and think, “Why didn’t I start sooner?”

At the same time, blogging has been much harder than I thought it would be. I have put more time and energy into it than I expected to, but at the same time all the effort I put into this blog is a direct reflection of how much I enjoy it. Before I begin to ramble (and bore you!), I want to share the most popular blog posts and my personal favorite blog posts since SC’s Scoop began.

Most Popular Posts
My Personal Favorite Posts

I’ve learned A LOT in this past year and recently shared some advice for new bloggers that may be helpful if you are thinking about starting one. My favorite things about blogging are building relationships with other bloggers and having ownership over a creative outlet that also acts as a filing system for memories.

The two biggest highlights for this past year have been my nomination for the Blogger Recognition Award and monetizing my blog. I did not originally create my blog to make money off of it, so creating an income stream has been eye-opening and exciting. It is amazing to think how my skills have improved with marketing, social media and search engine optimization as well.

I would love to know what you’ve enjoyed about my blog, and if you have any favorite posts. For my fellow bloggers, what did you learn in your first year? Did you have any special moments or big highlights? What is your favorite thing about blogging? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Cheers & have a great weekend!

Sarah Camille

P.S. Stay tuned for a feature on the outfit I’m wearing in the top photo.  All the clothing details will be up on Monday.

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Life Lately

Hi friends!

This past month has felt like a roller coaster, and I’ve been meaning to fill you all in. My fiancé Will and I kicked of July at the beach in South Carolina and it provided just the right amount of rest and relaxation. We were there for a whole week and our days consisted largely of long walks on the beach, reading by the beach, paddleboarding and bike rides. And, then the month took a crazy, surprising turn!

One of the highlights was going out on my little brother’s boat with Will. We went to an inlet and posted up on a sandbar. It was like we had our own little private beach. Jackson caught a few sharks while we were there and I found a hermit crab and sand dollar. On our way in we fished and I caught a fish for the first time in many years! (Side note: everything we caught or found was released back into its habitat.) Our beach trip definitely helped me slow down and enjoy all the blessings in my life. If you have not visited South Carolina’s beaches, you should really check them out. The marsh land, islands and inlets that make up the coast are so unique and beautiful.

And then…

The week following our beach trip, I dove straight back into work for a big event. There were a couple late nights and then it was time to hit the road on Friday to meet up with Will outside of Pittsburgh for a motorcycle race. He was all set to race on Saturday, July 15 for an endurance race similar to the one we travelled to New Jersey for on Memorial Day weekend. When I look back on that morning, it did feel chaotic and rushed. Maybe those were the only signs that things were “off.” Will started the race and I watched him zoom by… only to hear just one second later, “Will’s down! Will is down! I saw him go down!”

I immediately went into auto-pilot, focused on getting to Will and seeing if he was ok. We travelled down the track and I could see him getting up from his bike. He gave us a thumbs down sign, and might heart sank, knowing something was wrong. Will got a ride back to us and it was pretty clear from the beginning that his collarbone was messed up. Part of it was actually bent upward, like it could almost break his skin.

An ambulance ride and emergency room visit later, we discovered Will’s collarbone was in four pieces. Will and I filled his pain medication, stopped at a local diner for lunch (where Will quickly became the center of attention!) and headed back to the track to pack our bags and get home as quickly as possible. Since we drove separately, I packed Will into the car with ice and pillows so he could drive somewhat comfortably. Then, I followed behind him for our 4 1/2 hour drive home. I was calling him often just to double check that he was as “ok” as he could be given the circumstances.

After the accident…

In the days following the accident, Will was in a lot of pain and I was getting up several times each night in an effort to help him get ice, medicine, an extra pillow or anything else to try and stay as comfortable as possisble. Thankfully Will got scheduled for surgery pretty quickly, just five days after the accident. While surgery is the best decision to fix everything, that day was probably the most difficult for me as I was pretty tired from the week at that point. While we waited for the surgery to be done and then to hear that we could see Will, it felt like time was passing so slowly. I hated seeing Will in more pain, and I so badly wished I could just trade places with him.

After surgery day, I was pretty exhausted. I crashed on the couch the following night and slept a lot over last weekend. It has really been a whirlwind and I am still processing everything, but I feel so grateful that Will is healing now and getting back to his normal self. It amazes me in hindsight how quickly everything else fell to the wayside and how quickly Will’s recovery became my first priority. It was also amazing to see Will’s family and everyone who cares about him come together. In spite of all the stress and anxiety that has surfaced in the past week, some wonderful moments have occurred that I am very grateful for. I’m also reminded just how important our relationships with each other are.

Isn’t it odd how hard times can bring people together more than ever? Have you ever had a loved one get hurt unexpectedly? Have you been the main caretaker for a loved one? I would love to hear about your personal experiences and any takeaways you have had after someone important to you was injured or fell ill.

Let’s hope the rest of July is uneventful for us!!

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

 

 

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Top 25 Shoes from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Early access for the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicked off last Thursday and boy had it attracted some attention. I feel like this sale gains more and more popularity each year – and for good reason! It’s a perfect time to stock up on wardrobe essentials and items for the upcoming fall and winter season.

Nonetheless, I’m loving the shoes on sale this year and have to share with you my favorite ones. Drumroll please…!

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 Here are the details: 

1. Dolce Vita Hendrix Studded Heel


2. Halogen Oliver Calf Hair Ankle Wrap Flat

3. Louise et Cie Joanna Stacked Heel

4. Tory Burch Adeline Boot 


5. Nike All Out Running Shoe

6. Frye Ivy Slip On Sneaker 

7. Cole Haan Heidy Pointy Toe Flat

 

8. Vince Camuto Madolee Over the Knee Boot

 


9. Sam Edelman Gigi Sandal 

Main Image - Rebecca Minkoff Annette Ankle Boot (Women)

10. Rebecca Minkoff Annette Ankle Boot

11. Vans Old Skool Sneaker

12. Vince Camuto Karinta Block Heel Bootie

13. Hinge Barris Block Heel Bootie

14. Tory Burch Claire Ballerina Flat 

15. Converse All-Star Knit Low Top Sneaker

16. BP Faren Bootie

17. Charles by Charles David Maxx Pointy Heel

18. 1 State Larocka Perforated Bootie

19. Sam Edelman Raisa Bow Flat

 

20. Nike Free Run Distance 2 Running Shoe

21. Hunter Refined Matte Rain Boot

22. Vince Camuto Fauna Sandal

Main Image - Vince Camuto Prasata Bootie (Women)

23. Vince Camuto Prasata Bootie

24. Sam Edelman Tia Calf Hair Pump

25. UGG Vista Slip-On Flat

 

Nordstrom credit card holders have early access through this Thursday. Then, the sale opens to the public on Friday, July 21. If you don’t have early access you can still scope out what’s available by taking a sneak-peak. You can even add items to your wish list.

Have you shopped the sale yet? Do you plan on purchasing any of these shoes or something similar? I’d love to hear all about it.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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Advice for New Bloggers & my Blogger Recognition Award


I’m back from the beach (still overcoming my withdrawals) and have some wonderful news! Last week I was nominated by  fellow blogger Jattu Kallon for a Blogger Recognition Award. Jattu is a lifestyle blogger with a wide range of interesting blogging topics, so you should definitely check her out! This award is given to a blogger by another blogger to show appreciation all the work he/she does on their websites and blog posts.

It feels particularly great to be getting this award because I’m quickly approaching the one year anniversary for my blog. Remember my first post, anyone!? Now in return for this award, I will share how my blog started, advice for new bloggers and nominate 15 bloggers I admire.

How SC’s Scoop Began

I began this blog last July right after a beach trip and after years of contemplating starting one. The beginning of this blog coincided with a time when my job was causing me a lot stress and making me unhappy. It was and is so helpful and inspiring to have a creative outlet that is fun and completely directed by me. As you can see in my first blog post, the goal of this blog is to bring a positive light to other woment, and that remains the same today.

Advice for New Bloggers

  1. Create your own rules! This may seem like counter-intuitive advice, but when you start blogging you’ll quickly find lots of opinions from others on how to reach “blogging success.” Figure out for yourself what success looks like for your blog. Then, set specific goals for yourself and remember there is never a single path to success. Every blog and blogger are different, so do what makes sense for you!
  2. Keep your voice consistent and authentic. When your writing is consistent and authentic your true personality will shine through and that’s what generates posts and content readers love. Don’t be afraid to show your true colors or share an interesting thought. If you think something is

My Nominations

I am nominating the bloggers below because I have found them and their content inspiring. Congratulations fellow bloggers!!

  1. Ruthie Ridley Blog – Ruthie chronicles every thing from her marriage to clothes and her three kids
  2. Joyful Iowan – Jenn has a great mix of thought-provoking and fun blog posts
  3. The Vagabond Wayfarer -Shivranjani is a travel and fashion blogger living in Houston
  4. AlltheThingsIDo.com – Dia is a lifestyle blogger from Texas
  5. Passport for Happiness – Rose runs this travel blog and it’s perfect for anyone with wanderlust!
  6. Grace Yourself – Living in Los Angeles, Grace focuses on fashion
  7. Gone with a Whim – Originally from South India, Divya chronicles her travels around the world.
  8. Anne Cohen Writes – Anne shares all kinds of interesting thoughts and advice for relationships and life in general.
  9. Old House to New Home – Amanda shares lots of great recipes and how she makes her house a home for her family.
  10. Style & Living Profile – Audrica lives in Atlanta and has a great eye for fashion trends!
  11. J Bird Runs – Jennifer’s love for running and living a healthy and active lifestyle will motivate you!
  12. Sense and Edibility – Marta shares amazing recipes, perfect for any foodie.
  13. The Blessed Mess – Ryan is a Richmond-native who talks about her young family, beauty products and more.
  14. Cheers to a Wonderful World – From Cuba to Africa, Toni documents her many travels.
  15. Linen & Salt – Gabbinis a faith-filled lifestyle blogger focusing on a wide range of interesting topics from DIYs to Blogging Tips.

Nominees, here is what you need to do now:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated and provide the link to the post you created.

I’d love to know if any bloggers stopping by have similar or different advice for new bloggers! Please share in the comments.

Stay tuned for summer updates and more! The photos below are just a few of my favorites from the beach. 🙂

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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Six Must-Haves for your Beach Bag

Greetings from South Carolina!

I’m on vacation for a week at the beach and it has been SO nice to disconnect and relax. I’ve spent a lot of time walking along the coast and lounging by the beach because the weather has been phenomenal in South Carolina. Fingers crossed it stays that way!

When I’m going out to the beach all day there are certain things I have to pack to ensure I can stay out there as long as possible. For me, a good day at the beach is long, sunny and entertaining. Here are the must-have items for any beach bag to help you have the best day at the beach!

Big Beach Hat

This summer I have been sporting a San Diego Hat Company Large Brim Hat that I adore. It’s such a good beach staple since it keeps my head cool and my shoulders, face and chest shades when the sun is baring down on you. This hat is also somewhat stretchy so it fits well and I can easily stuff my messy wet bun into the hat. The exact beach hat linked above only has a few left, so here is one similar style and another, both from the San Diego Hat Company.


A Good Read

I’ve been reading “The Magnolia Story” by Chip & Joanna Gaines while at the beach. Chip and Joanna are also known as the Fixer Upper couple and this book details how their story – how they grew up, how they met and how they found success together in Waco, TX. I highly recommend it to anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit. It’s entertaining to read how everything came together for the Gaines family and how their perseverance and faith through terrible times led to major blessings.


Sunscreen Stick

Now sunscreen at the beach is a no-brainer, but sunscreen sticks are my little trick. I LOVE my Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Sunscreen Stick. This stuff has great coverage with SPF 50 and it smells clean, almost like deodorant, which is perfect if you’ve gotten a little sweaty walking on the beach. What makes sunscreen sticks a must-have is that they are perfect for small areas that are burned or are prone to being burned, like your neck, forehead, tops of your shoulders or chest. The stick just makes it so easy to apply, and you know right where the product is going, unlike sunscreen spray.

A Super Soft Beach Towel

Everyone wants a cut beach towel (right?!), but what good is one without it being soft, comfortable and durable? This watermelon printed beach towel from P.B. Teen is SO soft and absorbs water well. It’s the perfect comfy thing to sit on in my beach chair. They come in lots of fun designs too! Here’s one with a trendy palm tree print for $29.

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A Ruana

I got my Michael Stars ruana (different color) in my FabFitFun summer box, and it was such a well timed surprise for my beach trip. Similar to a wrap, this ruana is breathable and ties around your waist in various ways. You wear it over your shoulders like a kimono or even wear it as a scarf if you have a nice beach dinner planned. This ruana has turned into amust-have for me because it is much more versatile than a typical cover up.

Cheap Sunglasses

I made the mistake of bringing nice, designer sunglasses to the beach too many times when I was younger. I think every pair I brought out to the beach was consumed by the ocean in some way. You never know when a wave will come out of no where and steal them from you!! It is much more practical to have a cheap pair of sunglasses on hand. I wear my COAST sunglasses that were $3 or a tortoiseshell pair from Loft that are $15.

Some of these items may surprise you and some may seem like no-brainers. Are any of these items must-haves for your beach bag? I’d love to hear what your must-haves are.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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How to Be True to Yourself 

Hi friends!

I’ve been working on this post off and on for quite some time, so I’m excited to finally share this with you. The past few months have included a lot of change for me – job changes, moving, engagement, wedding planning, family obligations, etc., and I’d be lying if I said it’s been smooth sailing! Thoughout these months however, I’ve had an important lightbulb moment that I think might be helpful for some of you.

That realization in summary is that so many of us (including me!) spend way too much time focused on pleasing other people and being “the person” other people want us to be. We loose sight of our authentic selves and our goals and life plans end up intertwined in the expectations placed on us by others. But the fault lies not on those who place expectations on us that don’t align with our true identity. The fault lies on ourselves for accepting those expectations as our own.

Let’s Rewind

Throughout my childhood, I often heard from my mom four particular words. Be true to yourself. These words would come most often when I struggled to make a decision. I would tell my mom how torn I was, how I felt like I had to choose one friend over another or how I wasn’t sure how to move forward with something because I knew it was the right thing to do but that it would make someone else upset.

As a child, I was super concerned about upsetting other people — family, friends or teachers. But I also had a strong sense of self. I knew exactly when I didn’t believe in something. So in those moments, when I was torn between upholding my integrity and maintaining my relationships, my mom would always say those four words. It is something that has stuck with me, something I hear replay in my mind all the time.

Fast Forward to the Present

I reflected on this advice and had my lightbulb moment when I stumbled across a TedTalk, “The art of being yourself” by Caroline McHugh. McHugh talks about how easily we get wrapped up in what others think of us. It made me realize how often I am concerned with what other people are thinking and how other people are feeling, that I often lose sight of my own thoughts and feelings. My desire to please other people can be damaging when it means I am not maintaining my authenticity; when I am not remaining true to myself. Of course, there are times when our thoughts and feelings must take the back seat, like if a loved one is sick and wishes to be taken care of in a way that we would not have chosen.

But all too often we function on auto-pilot and put the thoughts and feelings of our friends and family at the forefront.  We let their vision of who we are dictate our lives, and we loose that clarity we once had as a child. When that happens we risk loosing touch of who we are. And as Caroline points out, we cannot be content with ourselves when we do not know what rings true in our hearts.

Almost in synchronicity, soon after I watched McHugh’s video, Will sent me an article, “Why We Love Ourselves But Care More About Other People’s Opinons.” It discusses how we place more importance on other people’s opinions than on our own opinions. We seek acceptance from others, and in many ways it’s natural to do so. But as I’ve mentioned, we loose contentment with ourselves when we don’t place enough importance on our own thoughts or we shy away from being true to ourselves.

So what?!

This revelation may seem irrelevant to some of you. It may seem like a no-brained. I may also sound like a crazy person. But the important thing isn’t my lightbulb moment. It’s figuring out where I go from here, and how to stay in touch with my authentic self.

I’ve realized just how much I overthink what I’m doing. I wonder what people will think. I question whether or not people truly understand me. I question whether or not I unintentionally offended someone. And I’ve realized how much extra stress that puts in my life and how much time it takes out of my day to day life.

My goal now is to recognize those moments when I am overthinking things and redirect my thoughts into a positive direction. I reaffirm my authenticity, but reflecting on the things that align with my true nature and letting go of the things that are not me.

It’s unfortunate we live in a society where individuality and differences aren’t celebrated more; where so many people copy each other and accept someone else’s identity as their own. We should aim to be more accepting of different people’s thoughts and not expect everyone (including close family and friends) to live or think the same way we do.

Authenticity is a quality of high importance to me. I look for it in the people I surround myself with. I know this post may seem idealistic, but I hope some of you can relate.

Cheers to YOU!

Sarah Camille

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Inside FabFitFun’s Summer Box 

what's inside the FabFitFun summer box

Hi friends!

Summer officially began last week, and with perfect timing arrived my FabFitFun Summer box. I have talked about this subscription box a couple times before, but if you haven’t heard of it you may be surprised with what a great value it is! I love getting a few fun seasonal items in the mail that I would not think to buy for myself and/or are from brands I have not yet heard about.

what's inside the FabFitFun summer box

Cargo HD Picture Perfect Highlighter in Bronze, $30

Highlighters are hot this year, and this was on my list of things to purchase. This one does not disappoint – I’m already in love with how shimmery and silky it is!

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Way of Will Post Training Massage Oil, $29.50

I opted for a fitness themed item and got this post-workout massage oil. The oil is a mix of peppermint oil, chamomile oil, and lemongrass oil. I have used peppermint oil for pain management before, so I’m excited to try this!

BKR Bottle in Rosie, $35

This 16 ounce bottle is dishwasher safe, and the silicone is BPA and phthalate free, too.

Understated Leather Travel Set, $28

I also opted for a travel themed item, instead of the artist and chef items, and I got this awesome, rose gold leather travel set. It includes a luggage tag and passport holder.

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Juice Beauty Smoothing Eye Concentrate, $29

I had not heard of the Juice Beauty brand but I’m excited to try this product. The formulas is organic and the product has a subtle green apple scent!

Kris Nations Mystic Bar Necklace, $58

This necklace is adjustable in length, from 16″ to 18″. It looks great paired with other neutral or colorful necklaces.

Avene Eau Thermale Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion, $24

This is another brand I’m not familiar with, but with an initial try it works nicely under my makeup. The formula is fragrance, paraben, and oil free, too!

Michael Stars Ruana, $54

This ruana is a multi-use product that can work as a scarf, sarong, or wrap! It may be my favorite item in this season’s box (I can’t decide yet!). And I can’t wait to wear it at the beach next week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The total value of my box is $287.50. I think that’s pretty impressive given the high quality of the products included and the low cost of each box. If you would like to try this out or gift a FabFitFun box to a friend, the cost for one box is $49.99. If you buy an annual subscription, the cost per box is $45, and you get to pick which types of themed items you’ll receive (like a beauty item vs. a fitness item).

Click here to receive $10 off your first FabFitFun box!

Have you ever used any of these items? Are you a FabFitFun subscriber? Have you tried a similar subscription box program? I’d love to hear your thoughts on subscription boxes like this one.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

 

 

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