Friday, December 25, 2015

Instagram Secret Santa Swap 2015

I love participating in the Secret Santa collaborations floating around Instagram. You get to meet new people, give gifts and get gifts.  

I participated in one this year and had the cutest Secret Santa!  

Check out her blog: Prep For A Day

She wrapped it all up in a pretty glittery bag! 

She did awesome!  I got the Essie gel setter polish, Essie polish in eternal optimist and the prettiest Starbucks tumbler with gold letters!! 

Absolutely in love!!! 

Thanks Tori!! 

Merry Christmas everyone!!! 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas Must-Haves

Christmas Must-Haves

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love the decorations, time with family, movies, just the feel of everything.  

Here are my must-haves for Christmas celebrating:

Holiday pajamas- Can you really celebrate Christmas without your Christmas Jammies??  I just love putting on mine with some cozy socks or slippers and fixing a glass of eggnog or a mug of hot chocolate and watching a Christmas movie.  

Christmas candles- There is just something about burning a candle in the fall and winter season that instantly makes your house more cozy.  Bath and Bodyworks is my favorite place to pick up candles.  

Christmas Sweater- spread some Holiday cheer with a cute Christmas sweater.  I love to wear crazy ones on the days leading up till Christmas just to feel festive.  I love the one from Aeropostale that I picked up last year on super clearance.  

Fuzzy Slippers- I hate having cold feet so these slippers are perfect. Mine are American Eagle and they are super fuzzy, sparkly, and have a big bow!   

Christmas Movies- It just isn't Christmas until you have watched your favorite Christmas movies.  My absolute must see movies are The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Santa Clause and Home Alone.  If you want to see my other favorites check out my post here.  

Christmas Socks- Feeling festive down to your toes.  Seriously how cute are the socks from Target this year??

Christmas Mugs- I am a mug's so bad.  Christmas mugs are a favorite of mine.  I love warm drinks (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, etc) and sipping them out of a Christmas mug just feels so festive and fun. I am in love with these reindeer mugs.  Each one has a different reindeer and they are just adorable.  

Monday, December 14, 2015

Stocking Stuffers for Girls

Stocking Stuffers for Girls

Can you believe that Christmas is next week???  Where did the month go?  I though I would share some stocking stuffer ideas in case you need inspiration for your friends, daughters, wives, whoever it may be.  These are some items I would personally love to find in my stocking...hint hint.  

Gift cards: these are perfect for stocking stuffers as they are small and cute.  This one is a Starbucks which I love but you could get anything that suits them. 

Sunglasses: I am not an expensive sunglasses girl.  Sure I would love to have a pair of designer sunglasses but I would probably never wear them for fear of breaking them.  For me cheap sunglasses are the way to go.  This pair from forever21 is on trend and so cute.  

Coffee mugs: I am a coffee mug hoarder. We have a cabinet full of them and I still find myself looking for more.  There is just something about drinking your cup of coffee from a cute special mug.  Just think whenever they have heir coffee they will think of you and your sweet gift.  This one from Kohls is adorable and has a top so it's travel friendly.  

Cute compact:  I love getting cute little items in my stocking.  Compacts are great because somehow mine always end up broken or lost.  This one from forever21 is adorable!  

Socks:  Socks may seem boring but I love getting fun ones in my stocking.  Bonus if they are Christmas themed.  I am absolutely obsessed with the cabin socks from the sporting goods stores.  Hey are the softest socks you have ever felt I guarantee it.  Go feel them, seriously you will want to curl up in them. 

Nail polish: This is always fun to find in your stocking.  I am a nail polish addict and I have no shame.  Essie and OPI are my favorites and this seche fast dry top coat is something new I want to try.  

Candy: if you don't get candy in your stocking is it even Christmas??  Some of my favorites are Reese's, Milky Ways, chocolate coins and these Hershey Candy Cane bars (they taste like a big version of candy cane kisses and are so very dangerous!) 

Jewelry: Perfect stocking stuffers, you can find inexpensive pieces at Walmart, Target, and Forever21.  What girl wouldn't want to get jewelry in her stocking?? 

Makeup: Beauty items are great stocking stuffers because they are small and relatively inexpensive.  This is a new palette from e.l.f. that's on my wish list.  It's the clay eyeshadow palette.  e.l.f. Is one of my favorite brands, it's super affordable yet still high quality.  You can find them at Target, CVS, Walmart and their own website.  If you are unsure of what colors to get stuck with more basic nudes, flattering on everyone.  
Also this Maybelline Age Rewind concealer is one of my favorite products and super easy to use.  I always get the lightest shade since I'm super pale, pick them up at Walmart.  

Travel size products: These are the perfect size for a stocking and are so useful.  I love little mini products to throw in a bag or keep for easy travel. I spotted these Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo travel sets at Target. This is one of my favorite dry shampoos.  

What are you hoping to find in your stocking?

Friday, December 11, 2015

Influenster Try Dry VoxBox

I ended up getting the influenster Try Dry VoxBox in the mail the other day.  I love Influenster, you answer surveys and rate products to get free products.  All you have to do to keep getting free products is review and tell them what you think.  Easy peasy.  

So this box consisted of the Dove dry spry deodorant in a fresh cucumber scent.   

I have tried spray deodorant before and wasn't a huge fan of it.  This one was ok, I still prefer a stick but this wasn't hard to use, dried fast and worked great.  

If you like spray deodorant I say check it out! 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

PSA (Public Savings Announcement) Lipstick Deal

Y'all know I love a good deal and I love some makeup.  Rite Aid just put those two together and it's awesome.  Until Sunday you can get the Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick (or gloss) for $2.99!!!  This is a great deal considering it's normally almost $9!!!  Plus if you spend $15 you get $3 back to spend at Rite Aid. 

I love these lippies and now have three.  

I got all of the Mauvy colors they had...

This one is Mauvy Night and I love it.  

Here's a glimpse of what it looks like on, it's one of my new favorites.  

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Up to 80% off Christmas Gifts!!

Up to 80% off journey five boutique at Groopdealz!

Here are a few of my favorite products from the event:

Holiday 3/4 Sleeve - 2 Colors—$19.99

Oversized Pocket Sweatshirts - 3 Colors!—$19.99

Maxi Sequin Skirt - 2 Colors! —$39.99

Cowl Neck Pocket Tunics - 3 Colors!—$22.99

These are perfect for Christmas gifts, or just a gift to judgement here :)

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

What I read in November

Again busy month and again just one book was finished.  I think I'm in a little bit of a book slump.  I have been really busy for one and then the books I'm starting I have a hard time getting into them.  I'm trying to weed out my huge stack of books.  If I'm not excited about a book I have a hard time turning to them to read instead of Netflix or YouTube.  I guess I just need to find better books.  

Anyway the book I read this month I picked up at Dirt Cheap for (dirt) cheap.  It is one of the Gossip Girl series.  I started these in high school and thought they were decent, love the show more but the books are ok.  

This one is after the first Gossip Girl books with a new set of characters.  Storyline is similar rich kids, relationships, fashion, parties, etc.  It was fine to read and not have to concentrate too hard or think abut it, easy read but I think I'm going to search for better more collocates reads in the future.  

What have you been reading?