30 Last Minute Gift Ideas

Hey y'all!

If you're anything like me, I'm a huge procrastinator. I always find myself scrambling at the last second to get myself together! Sometimes that happens to me during the holiday season as well. This list is for people like me, who need some inspiration for last second gift shopping!

Check out some of my other posts: Holiday Gift Guide and 50 stocking stuffer ideas under $50!

Under $25
1. Watercolor Cactus iPhone Case
2. Cards Against Humanity
3. Fairy Lights
4. Fuzzy Socks
5. Volcano Candle
6. Sheet Mask
7. Vegetable Spiralizer
8. Beauty Blender
9. Salt Lamp
10. Mason Jar Shot Glasses (4)

Under $75
11. Cinema Lightbox
12. Polaroid Camera
13. S'well Water Bottle
14. Mermaid Tail Blanket
15. Birkenstock Sandals
16. Portable Phone Charger
17. Reversible Fuzzy Robe
18. Anastasia Beverly Hills "Renaissance" Palette
19. 2017 Agenda
20. Wine Cork Holder

Under $100
21. Lulu Lemon Leggings
22. Bluetooth Speaker
23. Record Player
24. UGG Slippers
25. Keurig Coffee Maker
26. Beats Headphones
27. Agate Coasters (4)
28. Kendra Scott "Rayne" Necklace
29. Furry Slides
30. Wildfox Cactus Jumper



Fall Break

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First of all, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! This month went by so quickly, I feel like I just barely did my September monthly favorites. (Be sure to look out for an October favorites post next week).

Since we had a bye week here at Alabama, we had fall break. Basically this means we didn't have school on Thursday and Friday. So my best friend, Sarah (yes we have the same name) and I headed to her hometown in Michigan!

It was my first time ever being in the state of Michigan, but I definitely can say that I loved it. I've never really experienced 'fall' before, but the leaves were incredible and I felt very #Instaworthy. We even went to a cider mill and had pumpkin donuts and apple cider!!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!


My Updated Skincare Routine

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Last year, I did a post titled 'How I Got Rid of My Acne & How You Can Too!' and it seemed to be something that a lot of people could relate to.  Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person struggling with acne, especially while in college when most people are over that stage of their life.  It can be a little discouraging when everyone else around you has 'perfect' skin, but you're stuck with scarring and occasional flare-ups. So yes, I still get breakouts even though I'm almost twenty years old, but I'm here to update you on what I currently do to help my skin stay as clear as possible!

Philosophy "Purity" Cleanser
Clarisonic Mia 2 - (c/o Clarisonic and Her Campus Media)
Burt's Bees Acne Toner
Younique Brilliant Moisturizing Gel (no longer sold) // Clinique "Dramatically Different" Moisturizer

In the shower, I use my Clarisonic with a medium sized dot of Philosophy cleanser. I love this device because not only is it waterproof, but it's so easy to use! As someone who has sensitive skin, I feel like the sonic cleansing is gentle on my skin, but I still feel like my face is thoroughly cleansed. 

Once I get out of the shower, I use my Burt's Bees Acne Toner. I recently picked this up on a whim while at Target and I didn't think I would love it as much as I do! In the past, I've skipped out on a toner because it burned my sensitive skin. But this product is gentle, and I still feel like it's doing the job. I actually really like the smell of it too!

Lastly, I go in with my moisturizer by Younique, which they no longer make unfortunately. So once I run out of this, I plan on going back to using my Clinique moisturizer. I personally don't like anything that's too heavy, because it makes my face feel gross.

Once or twice a week, I like to go in and use my Clarisonic Deep Pore Minimizing Clay Detoxifying Mask. I feel like it helps pull all of the blackheads and overall 'gunk' out of my pores. It leaves my skin feeling super clean which I love!

Above is a picture of my skin after using these products for a few weeks. As you can see, no active breakouts!! (insert cheering emoji!!!) I'm really happy with how my skin looks and I hope to see a continued improvement. I love my Clarisonic device and would recommend it to anyone! It's a great idea for a Christmas gift. If you want to purchase one of these for yourself or even for someone else, use the code HERCAMPUS for 15% off (ends 10/31/16).

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

September Favorites

I'm a big fan of the cult-classic candle "Volcano" by Capri Blue, but I can't always justify the price tag. While browsing the candle aisle at my local target, I found this great dupe! It comes in an adorable tin can which can be used for storing jewelry after the candle is all burned out. I've been burning it everyday because it's such a warm and cozy scent so it's just perfect for the fall!

Green primer can be a little intimidating. This one in particular has a nice thick consistency but it blends very easily. I apply it first, then do my eye makeup, and then I put on my foundation. I think by doing this, it allows it to become a little more tacky which help my liquid foundation to stay put all day. 

This powder foundation has such a smooth finish. I'm obsessed! I saw some bloggers rave about it so I wanted to test it out for myself. I use it to help set my entire face. It doesn't make me look cakey at all and I really do think it helps prolong my foundation. I have shade '25 Nude Beige'.

This month, Denny has been loving a new bed / scratching post that I purchased him from Petsmart. He lays in it all the time and it seems to have stopped him from clawing the couch (insert eye rolling emoji). I just thought he was too cute not to share!

Believe it or not, this skull was a halloween decoration! It actually lights up green. I've wanted a bull skull for so long, but I haven't found one that's cute, yet still affordable. On etsy, they usually start around 75$. I was lucky enough to snap this one up for only 30$! Plus, it's not real which makes me feel a lot better too.

After recently getting about 6 inches chopped off, I wanted to switch up my shampoo / conditioner. I've always heard good things about the Ogx brand. Plus, I'm a sucker for packaging. I really like shampoos that lather and this one seems to do the trick! As for the conditioner, I bought this based on a review from one of my favorite bloggers, Mackenzie Kendall. She swears by the stuff, so I purchased it. So far, I'm loving it and I really feel like it does make my ends more moisturized.



Cactus One-Piece

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Can you believe it's already July? It feels like this summer has just flown by. I've spent a majority of it busy babysitting and dog sitting, attempting to save up some cash before heading back to college to blow it all on some cute new outfits textbooks. Seriously, they're ridiculously expensive.

But, I recently went to the Galleria with my mother and did a little bit of damage to my "savings". I decided to pick up this fun and adorable printed one piece from Forever 21. I just love the muted colors and of course, the oh-so-trendy cactus. It's totally insta-worthy if you ask me. Unfortunately it's sold out online but I have linked a few options below that are all under $100.

I paired it with these Free People shorts that I also got while at the Galleria. They were already on sale plus there was an extra 20% off so how could I say no? I absolutely love the way their denim fits and feels. Definitely worth the splurge if you ask me.

I head back to school at the end of this month to begin practicing for sorority recruitment. It feels like just yesterday I was preparing to rush! But I'm so excited to be on the other end of it.




Going Out Just Got Easier - The JimmyCASE Review

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As some of you may know, I usually end up as the packed mule when it comes to going out at night. Since I carry a purse, all of my friends ask me to put their phone, wallet, keys, etc into my bag. And of course I say yes because I have the extra room anyways.

But thanks to my friends at JimmyCASE, I don't have to worry about that anymore! This slim yet stylish phone case doubles as a wallet so I can just grab it and go instead of having to carry a bag with me. I know there are a lot of these types of phone cases on the market, but this particular one holds up to 6 cards as well as cash without getting overstretched.

As soon as I received my iPhone 6+ Wallet Case, I put it on and went to dinner with some friends. I was surprised at how many compliments I received on it! When it came time to get the check, it was nice knowing exactly where my cards were without having to search through my purse for my wallet. (If you're anything like me, your phone is basically attached to you) Inside of the elastic I had my drivers license, debit card, credit card and a 20$ bill. Even with all of this stuff, I never once felt like any of it would fall out.

The quality of the case is unbelievable. The wood backing is so smooth and soft. Plus I love how the light color wood looks with the pink and grey on the elastic fabric. But if this isn't your style, there are still plenty of other color combinations to pick from as well as a customizable option where you can pick a bumper color, wood shade, and fabric colors! The options are truly endless.

I personally can't wait to go back to school and get to use this phone case to hold my student ID. I think this case is perfect for high school and college students alike. If y'all are interested in purchasing one for yourself or a friend, then head on over to thejimmycase.com and pick one up!


* This product was received for free but all my opinions are my own!