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    Everyday Gift Guide for Her

    Everyday Gift Guide for Her

    This post was sponsored by UncommonGoods. Thank you for supporting brands that make Lots of Sass possible.

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    Hey babes! I hope everyone has had a lovely week and is preparing for an awesome weekend. This weekend is my last relaxing weekend for the next month or so and I am pumped to be able to be home. I know that I always say I am cleaning on the weekends, but I honestly am. I have no idea how my 800 square foot one- bedroom condo gets SO dirty, but by the time Friday is here, it looks like WWIII has gone through my home. I totally need to unpack from my trip (yes, the one I’ve been back from for a week and a half) and organize my cabinets. This season, I am really trying to declutter and simplify my home in hopes of living in a calmer space and in the spirit of donating extra blessings. In my life update, I mentioned leaving my job and changing career paths a bit for several reasons. Because of that, I now have a little more time on my hands and want to tackle many of the troubled spaces in my home with that extra time. So, wish me luck y’all! As much as I love donating and recycling, I totally have a hard time letting go of clothing and jewelry but the time has come to get moving on that.

    So, most of y’all know that I LOVE gifts: giving gifts, picking out gifts, surprising people with gifts and participating in random acts of kindness. Last year, I rounded up 10 smalls acts of kindness under $10 and y’all, the responses I got back was A M A Z I N G. So today, I’m sharing an everyday gift guide for the woman/girl/lady in your life all from UncommonGoods. UG is amazing because their products are handmade, recycled and organic AKA does not harm the planet or people or animals. Plus, they have an amazing giveback program where you can choose to donate $1 when checking out, which has totaled over $1M in donations since 2001. Something I have recently been wanting to do more of was be a conscious consumer. That basically, for me, means that I want to know who is making the products I purchase, what are their living conditions, if they are being paid fairly and if they are safe from harmful work environments. It sounds like a big task, right? Not at all. Honestly, the more you research who is making your clothing and products, the easier it is to shop guilt free. All of UGs employees are paid a fair living wage, no matter where they live, and are provided with health insurance. I 100% stand behind what they stand for and that is why I am choosing to share them with you.

    This roundup was so fun because all of the gifts can be given during special occasions or just on your average Tuesday – it is totally up to you. My favorites are the wine rack, charging purse (so cool, right) and The Future is Female necklace. My common picks are the fruit diffusing water bottle and simple gold necklace, which is what I wear/carry almost everyday. UG also has a huge selection of choices for guys and gifts for Christmas that you can separate by price and type.

    What are your favorites? Let me know in the comments! Use the numbers above or slide below to shop each product. Have a lovely weekend babes -xo, Azanique <3

     

     

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    College Fashion Week x Spindrift Sparkling Water

    College Fashion Week | Lots of Sass Blog

    This post is sponsored by Spindrift and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Lots of Sass possible!

    Hey y’all! Happy Friday 🙂 Anyone else ready to throw their hair in pony and sip on a cocktail this evening? Because I sure am. This week has been a little crazy, but I can’t complain about the good that has come from it. This girl needs a margarita and furry blanket ASAP.

     

    I am super excited to share more about College Fashion Week last weekend in NYC! I mentioned a little in this post but there’s so much more share. Along with great fashion and get networking, there were a several wonderful brands that each had activation sites throughout the show. My favorite had to be Spindrift sparking water. Spindrift® is America’s first and only sparkling water made with real, squeezed fruit plus the only colors and sugars come from the fruits themselves, nothing else. Yup, that’s it. On top of being unique in many ways, I love that Spindrift’s activation site had so many of their flavors available for us such as Grapefruit, Orange Mango, Strawberry, Raspberry Lime and Blackberry. I can just be completely honest and tell y’all that I had every flavor available that night. I totally split cans with the girls I met, but I just had to try them all, especially since all flavors are not sold near me. (By the way, Sprindrift sparkling water can be purchases at your local Target, in-story only). Stephanie and I, had so much fun filming boomerangs and short video clips on Saturday with Spindrift and hanging out with all the lovely staff. Since Spindrift was the official beverage sponsor at #CollegeFashionWeek, it was great to chat about the flavors with everyone there since there was plenty of drinks to go around to the influencers during the VIP hour and until the end of the entire show.

    After the show, I was able to grab my favorite flavors from Target and make a few cocktails during my trip home to New Jersey. You can pour one can, your favorite liquor and fruit slices into a shaker to mix evenly. Then, pour over ice and add a splash of soda, juice and/or flavored syrup and add fresh fruit to make the perfect cocktail.

    College Fashion Week overall was such a fun experience that I hope to be able to do again next year. I loved that all the models were real, diverse and confident college girls with all different body shapes, sizes and colors. This was also a great time to network with brands, try new products from Ulta and BedHead and connect with other influences – which is always so fun. Have y’all heard of #CFWNYC or #CFWBoston ? If not, you M U S T check them out of next season. So many great reasons to go plus have a great time learning about new fashion trends/brands this season. Well, that’s all that I have for y’all today! Let me know in the comments if you have been to College Fashion and/or in you would want to go next year <3 – xo, Azanique

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    #Olay28Day Challenge

    #Olay28Day Skin care challenge routine for women of color beauty maintenance reduce dark spots and uneven skin tone brightening mask

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.

    Hey y’all! I hope everyone has had a lovely week. I am so excited to finally have finished #Olay28Day Challenge! With the seasons changing, I was in need of a new skincare routine, and this challenge was perfect for me. Something that I tend to struggle with having combination skin is that some moisturizing products are too greasy and some matte solutions are too dry. See my problem here? But, before I indulge all the challenge results, let me tell you what I was looking for before starting.

    1. Clearer complexion – glowing skin
    2. Less dry spots/dry skin on my face – hydrated skin
    3. Lightening of dark mark/scars – radiant skin

    Pretty simple, right?! All of these above “wants” are common amongst women of color, that’s what I am so excited that Olay has skin care items specifically for women of color and the special needs of their skin. I honestly was looking to gain a fresh face, how did I get started? Here’s the breakdown:

    1. Morning and night cleanse with the Olay Luminous Micellar water
    2. Morning and night, apply a thin layer of Olay Luminous Miracle Boost Concentrate
    3. Morning, apply a thin layer of Olay Luminous Hydrating Lotion 
    4. Night, apply a thick layer of Olay Luminous Overnight Mask

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    So, what’s my verdict? L O V E, love it. The main results I saw from the #Olay28Day Challenge was lightening of dark spots and scars. Also, my skin was much smoother, particularly from using the Overnight Mask. If you have oily skin, I suggest using a thin layer of the Overnight Mask to avoid making your skin more greasy. I also suggest using 3-4 drops of the Miracle Boost Concentrate because that product in particular is for fading dark spots and uneven skin tones. Below, is a midpoint and an ending.

    Odom Farm Inc #Olay28Day Skin care challenge routine for women of color beauty maintenance reduce dark spots and uneven skin tone brightening mask

    Overall, I found the #Olay28Day challenge to be beneficial and sensitive to my skin needs. In case you skipped straight to the bottom, here’s a brief overview.

    • Perfect for cleansing and getting rid of excess oil
    • Fades dark spots and scars
    • HYDRATES skin
    • Light day lotion to freshen skin

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    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.

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