Wash your hands

Hey guys! I just wanted to share something that we could probably all use right now: hand soap! I know we are all washing our hands now more than ever and it is super important to use something that won’t dry your skin out. This hand soap from Raw sugar is vitamin enriched and ensures that while your hands are getting cleaned that they also stay hydrated. I have super dry skin so this is a MUST for me. It is phthalate, paraben and sulfate free so you can feel good about what you are putting on your skin. It is super affordable ($5!) and I have read that for every product you buy, Raw sugar donates a bar of soap to a family in need. So amazing! I hope you all are staying safe and healthy. Don’t forget to wash your hands!

XOXO,

Amanda

IG posts 4/14/20-4/18/20

This is my new favorite highlighter and I am obsessed with Physician’s formula products. You can read a previous post where I talk about the bronzer here.

Happy Saturday! I just wanted to round up a few of my latest Instagram posts in case you missed them. I hope you all are having an excellent weekend and staying safe. Don’t forget to practice social distancing!

XOXO,

Amanda

IG roundup 4/2/20-4/4/20

(Vitamins) (Water bottle) (Top) (Leggings)

(Pajamas)

Hey guys! It has been such a weird time lately for all of us and it has definitely put me in a funk, content-wise. These last few weeks have probably been my least productive as far as creating content goes. I just haven’t had the heart to get up and shoot new and fun looks when everything else going on around us is so depressing. Lately, I’ve been sharing a lot of older looks with funny captions so I hope you’ve enjoyed those and that they’ve made you smile during these tough times. These looks are from some of the shoots I did last week and posted on Instagram. I wanted to share them here just in case you missed them. I hope you are all doing well and staying safe and healthy. We will all get through this!

XOXO,

Amanda

Madison braids

(Braid) (Leggings)

Hi guys! A few months ago I was asked to try out a popular hair braid from the brand, Madison Braids. I checked out their page and saw that several of my favorite bloggers had worn their braids and saw how gorgeous their pieces were so I said yes right away! I honestly have to say that I am obsessed with my Lulu two strand braid! It is soooo pretty and so easy to use.

I have never been good at doing hair and this braid is a game-changer for me. It is the perfect hair accessory to instantly make any look more sophisticated. Not only is it pretty and easy to style but it is super affordable. The braid I’m wearing is only $35 and they are even offering a winter sale right now on their website. I am really looking forward to wearing this braid whenever I want my hairstyle to look more put together. It will definitely do the trick and people will think that I am actually good at styling my own hair. Win-win!

*This post was sponsored by Madison braids. All opinions and considerations are my own.*

XOXO,

Amanda

St. Tropez gradual tanner

(Lip color) (Mitt) (Body scrub) (St. Tropez tanner)

Hey guys! I absolutely love being tan but I gave up on tanning beds because skin cancer runs in my family. I’ve even done the occasional spray tan and I’m usually fine with that but there’s so much upkeep and it’s pretty expensive. Lately, I have been reading all about the St. Tropez tanning line and how great it is so I wanted to try it out for myself and see if it lives up to the hype. It totally does!!

There is definitely still some maintenance and upkeep with self tanners but St. Tropez is pretty easy. First and foremost, make sure you exfoliate the day before you apply your self tanner. I recommend once a week at least. Exfoliating removes all of your dead skin and creates a clean slate for your tan to set. Trust me, exfoliating is essential in creating a nice even tan.

If you’re using the St. Tropez mousse, then you definitely want the mitt. The mitt helps you apply the self-tanner (use circular motions) and prevents your hands from getting all stained and sticky. Lastly, if you are using the exact product that I have been using, keep in mind that it is a gradual tanner that develops over 8 hours. You will notice a difference pretty quickly but it is not an instant tan. I actually like the one minute gradual tanner because you can shower after one minute and you’re not walking around for 8 hours after you’ve just applied a self tanner. If you are looking for a nice natural and healthy looking tan then I truly think St. Tropez is the way to go. I hope you all have a great weekend!

XOXO,

Amanda

Must have bronzer

(Bronzer) (Lip color)

Hey guys! I hope you all are off to a fantastic start this new year. I just wanted to take a moment to share my new obsession: Physician’s formula butter bronzer. I have tried soooo many different bronzers over the years and this one has got to be one of my favorites! It has mururu butter in it (for moisturizing purposes) and it smells amazing! It also comes in several different shades enabling any skin tone to get the perfect bronzed look! I cannot recommend it enough plus the price is great: under $20!

In other news: I have officially been accepted into the liketoknow.it program! This has been one of my goals since I started blogging 10 months ago and today it finally happened! I am over the moon to already be starting my year off on such a positive note. For those of you who are not super familiar with liketoknow.it it is a free app (available in the app store) that allows you to shop the products directly from your favorite influencers! All you have to do is download the app, screenshot an image on instagram, or even like the image and you can instantly shop the products associated within that image. How cool right?! Feel free to follow me on the app: @channelingchanel_

XOXO,

Amanda

My Christmas gift guide 2019

Hey guys! There are only 20 days left until Christmas! Can you believe it?!? I have not yet started my Christmas shopping but I wanted to share with you all some of the things that are on my wish list this year! These are items that I am hoping to unwrap this year/items that I think would make nice gifts!

Michael Kors Dress

Hydroflask water bottle

Wedge booties

Airpods

Oil cleanser

Marc Jacobs handbag

What items are on your wish list this year?

XOXO,

Amanda

Mask monday

(St. Ives mask) (Scrunchie) (Gravity Lipstick)

Happy Monday! Self-care is super important to me and I’ve really been trying to take better care of my skin so I’ve been trying out some face masks and I found the holy grail: The St. Ives hydrating sheet mask cactus water and hibiscus! I am in love with my glowing complexion after using it. You only need to leave it on for 10 minutes and once you take it off you will have more hydrated and dewy skin!

I noticed a difference right away after using it and my makeup even went on smoother afterwards. Cactus water and hibiscus are great for hydration and the mask is made with 100% natural extracts. The best part? The mask is less than $5 so not only does it have great benefits but also a great price! If you are looking for a mask to give you glowing skin then this is the mask for you. Do you have any other current favorite face masks that you’re using? Let me know in the comments!

XOXO,

Amanda

Caripro ultrasonic toothbrush

Hey guys! I am always looking for ways to improve my smile and dental health and one of the most important ways to do that is by finding the right toothbrush. When I heard about the Caripro ultrasonic electric toothbrush from Smile Brilliant I knew I had to give it a try! (Especially since I am obsessed with their whitening kit! You can read about my experience here.)

In the past, I have generally used Sonicare toothbrushes and I am usually pretty impressed with the results but after using my new Caripro toothbrush I will never go back. First of all, unlike other electric toothbrushes this one has five settings! I love that because that means you have so many different options for taking care of your teeth but you only need one tool!

The settings are: clean, white, massage, gum care and sensitive. My absolute favorite setting is clean. The first time I used this setting my teeth felt as clean as they do when I get them cleaned at the dentist. Each setting is crucial to maintaining dental health which is why it is so amazing that all of this can be found in one toothbrush! I like to rotate between each setting every time I brush my teeth so I can get the full benefits. Another amazing thing is that the power seems to last a while without having to be charged a ton. I hate having to charge things constantly (iPhones anyone?) so the fact that I have had my toothbrush for two weeks and I have only had to charge it once is a game changer for me.

Smile brilliant also focuses on catering to those with sensitive teeth and that is why I also love the sensitive setting. I definitely deal with teeth sensitivity and sometimes I have found certain toothbrush bristles to be too harsh. With the sensitive setting, the brushstrokes seem to be lighter and more gentle and it doesn’t hurt my teeth while brushing but still ensures I get a deep clean.

I am seriously so in love with this toothbrush and even more in love with how much healthier my teeth have looked and felt lately. I definitely recommend this toothbrush and suggest you check out Smile Brilliant’s website for additional information. If you are interested in learning more about the Caripro ultrasonic toothbrush feel free to check it out here. If you would like to purchase this toothbrush for yourself just use the code:20channelingchanel for 20% off your purchase! Want to hear the best part? I am giving away one free toothbrush valued at $119 to one lucky reader! All you have to do is click this link and fill out some information to enter. Good luck! (PS I’m also super excited to announce that this is my 100th post! Thank you all so much for reading!)

*Thank you to Smile Brilliant for sponsoring this post. All opinions and considerations are my own.

XOXO,

Amanda

Slip skinnies silk scrunchies

Happy Saturday everyone! I have been trying to take better care of my hair lately and one of the ways I’ve been doing that is by switching out traditional hair ties for these slip silk scrunchies. Traditional hair ties tend to cause damage and breakage to your hair because of the tugging when you take them out of your hair. These slip scrunchies glide out of your hair so much easier which prevents breakage. Plus did I mention how cute they are? Scrunchies are back guys!

I have been wearing these for the last month and I can definitely tell a difference in my hair. I pretty much have my hair up everyday which is why I decided to make the switch. These hair ties are made of silk so it is much more gentle on your hair. The scrunchie set comes in several color options but I chose the set with all pink scrunchies. I feel like my hair has been a bit shinier lately as well and I’m so excited that I will no longer be tugging on my hair every time I take out my ponytail. They are a bit more on the expensive side but totally worth it if you really want to take better care of your hair. I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

XOXO,

Amanda