How to Get Healthy, Glowing Skin this Spring

Warm, spring weather means less clothing…and less clothing means my pale, dull skin is exposed for the world to see. Cold weather and harsh cleansers have done a number on my skin recently. I am 100% okay with being pale, but there’s no reason I have to settle for dull, lifeless skin. I just want healthy, glowing skin that I can be proud to show off. Not too much to ask, right?

How to Get Healthy Glowing Skin with Olay Cleansing Infusion

I am so obsessed with Olay’s new line of facial cleansers and body washes, and I just know you all will love them too! The Olay Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Facial Cleanser and Body Wash has helped me achieve a natural, healthy glow after just a couple of uses. They make my skin feel so hydrated, unlike some cleansers that leave an awful dry, stripped feeling. I can actually feel my skin being nourished while I’m using it, and it reveals the prettiest natural glow! I have been using the Deep Sea Kelp facial cleanser and body wash, but there is also a Micropolishing Crushed Ginger version available (four products total in the Cleansing Infusions line).

I love that Olay made these cleansers for both face and body because I want a head-to-toe glow when I step out in my cute sundresses this spring! To prove that these cleansers live up to the hype, I took Olay’s #TiltTest to show off my skin’s newfound radiance. As you can see in the photo below (on the right), I found the perfect tilt that shows the light reflecting off of my face and arms. No more dull skin for me, and really no need for a highlighter! Why fake a highlight when you can get a natural glow just from your cleanser?

How to Get Healthy Glowing Skin with Olay Cleansing Infusion          How to Get Healthy Glowing Skin with Olay Cleansing Infusion

How to Get Healthy Glowing Skin with Olay Cleansing Infusion

How to Get Healthy Glowing Skin with Olay Cleansing Infusion          How to Get Healthy Glowing Skin with Olay Cleansing Infusion

Overall, my skin feels healthier than ever, and I honestly feel like I can conquer the world. It’s amazing how looking good can make you feel good, and I think we all deserve to look and feel our best. Confidence can be so powerful!

I hope you’ll try this out for yourself and share your #TiltTest results with me. SHOW ME THE GLOW, LADIES! If you’re ready to #GlowUp, be sure to purchase your own Olay Cleansing Infusions line at Olay.com.

How to Get Healthy Glowing Skin with Olay Cleansing Infusion

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

Springtime Blues

I’ve got the springtime blues. The “perfectly ruffled, classically striped, will be on repeat all spring and summer” kind of blues. Spring always gives me an excuse to wear pastels on the daily (not like I need an excuse — I could wear them year-round), and this light blue shade might be my favorite. I just love the ruffles on this adorable wrap dress from Sugarlips, and the breeze really brought them out to play!

Springtime Blues Wrap Dress

Springtime Blues Wrap Dress          Springtime Blues Wrap Dress

My trusty blue block heel sandals from Target are out once again because they match this dress oh-so-perfectly. I thought they weren’t available any more, but then I noticed that they are back under the ‘A New Day’ brand name. The color may be just the slightest bit lighter, but they are nearly identical. And they are under $25… so that means you need them in every color! They are honestly the most comfortable shoes ever, and if you’ve been a reader for a while, you know that I wear this style ALL. THE. TIME.

Springtime Blues Wrap Dress          Springtime Blues Wrap Dress

My Tory Burch Fleming Bag is still getting tons of use (seriously one of my favorite bags ever), and I just realized they have a smaller light blue version! It is SO gorgeous, and I think I need it my life. I usually stick with neutrals when it comes to handbags, but I think the blue is so light it could act as a neutral. This is me trying to talk myself into adding to cart, if you couldn’t tell.

So… I want to hear from you guys. Are pretty pastels your thing? Do you wear them year-round like me? Keep scrolling to shop some of my favorite light blue pieces that I want in my closet right now!

Springtime Blues Wrap Dress          Springtime Blues Wrap Dress

SHOP THE LOOK:

Sugarlips Wrap Dress c/o (similar pink dress, use code ‘tristan15’ for 15% off) | Tory Burch Fleming Bag (smaller light blue option here!) | Merona Block Heel Sandals (updated version from A New Day) | 7 Charming Sisters ‘It Takes Two’ Bracelet c/o (use code ‘ThePolishedPosy15’ for 15% off) | Ace Picked Eclipsed Gold Vermeil Hooped Post Earrings c/o (use code ‘POLISHEDPOSY’ for 15% off) | Photos by Afflatus Photography


 

SHOP MY FAVORITE BLUE PIECES FOR SPRING:

My Favorite Hair Tools and Products

For most of my life, my hair has been the bane of my existence. That may sound a little dramatic, but from a very young age I absolutely hated my hair. I dreamed of having long, straight, shiny blonde or brunette hair like the girls in my class. When I got older, I did everything I could to get the red tones out of my hair. I was constantly getting highlights, and used a flat iron to straighten my hair nearly every day. Needless to say, my hair was wrecked.

I have finally reached a point in my life where I am embracing my natural hair color, and although I still have some issues with breakage, my hair is healthier than ever. I am very careful about the type of products and styling tools that I use, and I am excited to share some of my favorites with you!

My Favorite Hair Tools and Products

My Favorite Hair Tools and Products          My Favorite Hair Tools and Products

First, let’s talk hair tools. Even though I am super conscious about avoiding hair damage, that doesn’t mean I don’t use styling tools. I am, however, careful about which ones I use and how I use them. I really love my T3 Convertible Collection of interchangeable wands. I have 7 different attachments that I can use with the Convertible Base, depending on which curl style I want for that particular day. My most used one is the Undone Waves attachment. I typically curl my hair every 3 or 4 days, so my hair gets a little rest from the heat during that time.

I try to let my hair air dry most of the time (wash my hair at night and it’s dry by morning), but there are days when I have to wash it in the morning and rush off somewhere. For those instances, I have been using the T3 Cura Luxe hair dryer. It dries my hair so fast, and it’s so sleek! I use a medium heat setting, and have noticed that my hair is not as frizzy since I started using it.

My Favorite Hair Tools and Products          My Favorite Hair Tools and Products

My Favorite Hair Tools and Products          My Favorite Hair Tools and Products

In terms of hair products, there are several that I use religiously and some that I switch up from time to time. My shampoo and conditioner is something that changes a lot, and most recently I have been using the Juice Organics Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner. It has a very subtle scent, and it does a great job of cutting through my dry shampoo build up. My hair gets super tangled after I wash it, but when I use the Juice Organics conditioner it seems to detangle much easier. I also really like everything from Nexxus, especially their Diametress Volume Shampoo and Leave In Conditioning Creme.

Before blow drying, I love using the BC Bonacure Smoothing Cream or the Fave 4 Hair Blowout Cream. The best hair brush EVER for blow drying is the Verb Blow Dry Brush. It has open vents to help hair dry smoother and faster. If I feel that my hair needs a little extra smoothing and shine, I spray on the Alterna Caviar Topcoat Shine Spray. It really makes a difference!

Paul Mitchell Hot off the Press is great to spray on dry hair before curling. It gives me the perfect amount of hold without making my hair feel stiff. Plus, it’s a heat protectant, so I know that my styling tools aren’t doing any damage.

And last, but not least, DRY SHAMPOO! You guys, this is what gets me through those in-between wash days. I have always had super oily hair, and I used to wash it way too often because it just felt oily and gross by Day 2. Now that I know how to use dry shampoo the right way, I can go 3-4 days between washes. The trick? Apply dry shampoo right after you have washed and dried your hair. That’s right – on Day 1. I was always waiting until it got super oily to apply it, and that doesn’t really work for me. Lately, I have been using the Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam on my roots immediately after drying my hair, and then I use the Klorane Dry Shampoo as needed up until wash day. This stuff is magical!

My Favorite Hair Tools and Products

Your styling routine and the products you use can make or break your hair (literally). I can finally say that I LOVE my hair, and that is something I never ever thought would happen. I would love to hear about your hair routine and what tools and products you’re loving. Anything I should try? Send me a message and tell me all about it!

 

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The Best Organic Athleisure Wear

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… one of my favorite things about being a blogger is learning about and working with companies that are making a difference in the world. prAna is one of those companies. They create organic activewear/athleisure wear that’s ethically sourced and produced, and it all happens to be super cute!

The Best Organic Athleisure Wear Prana

The Best Organic Athleisure Wear Prana          The Best Organic Athleisure Wear Prana

Anyone else a big fan of the athleisure trend? I absolutely love it because you can wear your activewear to the gym OR you can wear it to run errands and just look like you’ve been to the gym. Can you guess which bucket I fall into? Hint: it’s not the first one.

prAna has some great organic athleisure wear options, including their Constellation Tee and Leda Pant (which I’m wearing here). This outfit is so ridiculously comfy… I would wear it every day if I could! The ruching adds a fun little detail to the top and I am so in love with this charcoal grey color. It was a beautiful spring day, so of course I had to add a few pops of pink!

The Best Organic Athleisure Wear Prana

The Best Organic Athleisure Wear Prana          The Best Organic Athleisure Wear Prana

So what’s the big deal about organic cotton, and why is prAna’s mission so important? Making the switch to organic cotton means farmers and their families won’t be exposed to harmful chemicals, the health of our planet will be improved, and water consumption will be drastically reduced. You can save 115 gallons of water just by switching one cotton shirt to organic cotton. That is crazy to think about! Head over to prAna’s site to learn more about their mission and how you can get involved.

If you want to grab some prAna pieces for yourself, be sure to use my discount code ‘GGTD18’ for 15% off at prAna.com.

The Best Organic Athleisure Wear Prana          The Best Organic Athleisure Wear Prana

 

SHOP THE LOOK:

prAna Constellation Tee c/o | prAna Leda Pant c/o | New Balance Sneakers (old, similar option here) | DIFF Eyewear Cruz Sunglasses c/o | be bottle. Rose Gold 18 oz. Bottle c/o | Photos by Afflatus Photography

The Perfect Eyelet Dress for Spring

If you looked up the definition for ‘spring sun dress’, a photo of this darling little eyelet dress would have to be right there with it. I am obsessed with eyelet details, and there’s just something even more lovely about a crisp white eyelet outfit in the spring. It has the cutest ties on the shoulder and a pretty light blue scalloped hem. I got it from an adorable boutique called Sugarlips, where you can get a 15% discount on your purchase with my code ‘tristan15’. I just love the southern charm that this dress exudes, and it pairs so perfectly with my monogrammed straw tote bag!

The Perfect Eyelet Dress for Spring

The Perfect Eyelet Dress for Spring          The Perfect Eyelet Dress for Spring

We are still in the month of March and I have already worn the heck out of this dress. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I just took a trip to Charlotte, NC with two of my friends (Lacey of The Glitter Gospel and Annie of Absolutely Annie). I wore this ALL DAY during one of the days we were running around town, and somehow it worked for every single place we went. I may have stuck out like a sore thumb among all the green on St. Patrick’s Day, but I felt oh-so lovely and that’s really all that matters!

Speaking of our Charlotte trip, I will have a travel guide up on the blog in the next couple of weeks that you will want to keep an eye out for if you are planning a trip to Charlotte. You guys – Charlotte is such a fun city with so much to do and see! I can’t wait to share more about where we went and what we experienced.

The Perfect Eyelet Dress for Spring          The Perfect Eyelet Dress for Spring

The Perfect Eyelet Dress for Spring          The Perfect Eyelet Dress for Spring

I just posted about these cute Lillian & Co. bracelets on Instagram and everyone seems to love them (including me, obviously)! There are lots of quotes to choose from, but I went with ‘Best Day Ever’ and ‘Go Live Your Dream’ because I think it’s the perfect positive reminder to keep with me throughout the day. Wouldn’t they make such sweet gifts for friends and family? Use my code ‘THEPOLISHEDPOSY’ for 10% off at Lillian & Co.

The Perfect Eyelet Dress for Spring          The Perfect Eyelet Dress for Spring

The Perfect Eyelet Dress for Spring          The Perfect Eyelet Dress for Spring

 

SHOP THE LOOK:

Sugarlips Poetic Eyelet Dress c/o (Use code ‘tristan15’ for 15% off) | MarleyLilly Monogrammed Straw Tote Bag c/o | Lillian & Co. Bracelets c/o (Use code ‘THEPOLISHEDPOSY’ for 10% off) | Merona Block Heel Sandals (old, similar option here) | Gorjana Olympia Ear Climbers | Photos by Afflatus Photography

 

Denim Skirt for Easter

Who is still scrambling to find the perfect Easter outfit? I usually start my hunt for Easter dresses in February, but this year I procrastinated until the last minute. Instead of a dress, I am opting for this super cute denim skirt for my Easter festivities. Denim skirts are so versatile, and this one can be worn year-round. Just imagine it in the fall with ankle booties! ADORABLE. It’s under $23, and you’ve got just enough time to snag it before Easter Sunday!

Denim Skirt for Easter

Denim Skirt for Easter          Denim Skirt for Easter

I paired it with a red raffia clutch and this pretty LC Lauren Conrad floral print top. I just love this soft pink shade with all the little pops of red, and these pleated tops from Lauren Conrad’s line are always my fave. It ties in the back at the neck, and it’s so soft and comfy!

I wore this top with black leggings last month when I went to the Create and Cultivate conference (which, by the way, was absolutely amazing and every female creative should attend). Lauren Conrad was actually there as a speaker, but sadly I didn’t get to meet her. She is one of the loveliest human beings on the planet, and I love what she and Hannah Skvarla are doing with their nonprofit – The Little Market. I am totally inspired by their mission and all they are doing to make the world a better place.

Denim Skirt for Easter

Denim Skirt for Easter          Denim Skirt for Easter

Denim Skirt for Easter

Denim Skirt for Easter          Denim Skirt for Easter

So how are you guys prepping for Easter? Do you celebrate? Do you go on egg hunts? Fun fact: I made my mom hide eggs for me every Easter until I was in high school, and every year I get the urge to go egg huntin’. Maybe I should make Garrett hide eggs for me this year. Or maybe I should look in the mirror at my 34 year-old self and snap back to reality. 🙂

 

SHOP THE LOOK:

A New Day Denim Button Front Skirt | LC Lauren Conrad Love Lauren Pleated Top | Akola OneHope Paper Drop Earrings c/o | Adore Skinny Pavé Bangle c/o | Raffia Clutch (not available, similar option here) | Paprika Huarache Sandals | Photos by Afflatus Photography

Polished Picks – March 2018

March is nearly halfway over, and I can hardly believe it! I am super excited about all the fun spring items that are out right now. There is a lot of powder blue happening in this month’s Polished Picks, along with some pops of cognac and florals (as usual)! Let me know which pick is your favorite!

Polished Picks March 2018

SHOP MARCH’S PICKS:

TOPSHOP Horn Button Denim Midi Dress | Rebecca Minkoff Sherry Calfskin Leather Satchel | Sole Society Floral Stripe Scarf | Lydelle Ruched Crop Top | Vince Camuto Bray Leather Crossbody Bag | Dear John Denim Classic Fit Distressed Denim Jacket | Nic + Zoe Flora Wedge Sandal | AERIN Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle Eau de Parfum Rollerball | Essie Cream Nail Polish in ‘Petal Pushers’

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