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Stationary Haul

I know that I don’t usually do haul posts like this, but I had to share with all of you the cute stationary items that I purchased from one of my all time favorite boutiques…Lucca.  This little boutique has been my go to place whenever I need to pick up a quick present for a friend or I want to find something cool for my place.  They honestly have the best mix of whimsical and gothic items…which we all know is right up my alley!

Here is what I got!

DSC00564DSC00551Okay, how adorable is this illustrated kitten?!  I love that the eyes were drawn so large, yet there is still something creepy about them. This is actually a postcard that I plan on using as an insert in my monthly planner.

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I am also a big fan of black and white sea life illustrations…primarily octopus and whales.  So I grabbed this little postcard to throw on my decor wall at work.

DSC00555And lastly, I grabbed these two sheets of map stickers.  Now, I am not a big scrapbooker, nor am I a huge crafts person…but I like to keep a small stock pile of stickers on hand.  They are always good to jazz up letters or cards & they always look super cute when used to seal up envelopes.

I hope you all enjoyed my tiny little haul…and please excuse the fact that this is outside my typical ‘realm’ of hauls.  But if you are anything like me…you love reading all sorts of different haul blog posts and watching various haul videos! :)

  Cheers!

-Michelle

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Maul Haul

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a haul of any sorts…so after recently throwing down some cash at the mall, I thought I would share with ya’ll my new goodies!

Check em out!!

DSC00443I am so excited to sport some of my flowy bohemian tops and muscle tanks this summer…and I thought these super pretty lace bralettes from American Eagle would be perfect to wear underneath.  It’s hard to tell in the picture, but the top left bralette is in the prettiest lilac color and the bottom bralette is in your basic black.  If you are interested, they are available on their website here.

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And we have nothing too special here…just Clinique’s Bottom Lash Mascara.  I find that this mascara works perfectly for my needs.  It has great staying power and I find the shorter bristle head gives me better control when apply to my bottom lashes. For some reason these were 10% off at Nordstrom the day I went, so I decided to get a back up.

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Now for quite sometime have been contemplating on purchasing Rose Et Reines Eau De Toilette from L’Occitane.  I was a little hesitant because I’ve always associated ‘rose’ scents as being an old lady perfume…but this is more of a pretty rose scent than a heavy floral rose scent.  So I decided to bite the bullet when the sales lady told me that they were running a special deal where they were offering the perfume + body wash + soap + hand lotion + body lotion for about $10 more than the normal standard cost of the perfume alone!  I can’t wait to start using all of these products as soon as the weather warms up a bit.

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And lastly, any mall haul wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Bath and Body Works!  I picked up 2 new spring/summer scented candles, a bunch of wallflowers and some travel hand sanitizers to add to my stash.

 I hope you all enjoyed my little haul and I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Cheers!

-Michelle

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Jo Malone

To say that I am backlogged on my blog posts is putting it mildly.  I honestly have bags upon bags littered throughout my bedroom full of items that I have either purchased or been sent that I need to blog about.  So I am sorry if it seems like the next few blogs are all about products or makeup items.  I am just trying to get these bags of items out of the way so I can once again be reunited with a clean bedroom floor!

So awhile back my sister was so generous and gifted me with a few Jo Malone products.  To be honest, I have always been super curious about their beauty products; but I had never really ever purchased anything before.  So I was so excited when my sister gave me a bag filled with all of the goodies pictured below!

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I can’t even begin to express how good these products smell!!  I honestly love every scent!

The soap is in English Pear & Freesia, the body creme is in Peony & Blush Suede, and the two tester fragrances are in Nectarine Blossom & Honey and Orange Blossom.  Now my vanity is already teaming with way too many perfumes, but as soon as I finish up a few of them I will be heading over to the Jo Malone counter at Nordstrom. Right now I am pretty sure it will be the Peony & Blush Suede Cologne!

Cheers!

-Michelle

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Crystals Are a Girl’s Best Friend

Forget diamonds.  I love me some CRYSTALS!

And not in that spiritual, new age-y kind of way…I am just really fascinated by their organic shape and design!!

As you all know, I have become more and more obsessed with raw gems placed in very non-traditional settings.  (Check out my blog posts here and here.)  So it’s only natural that I would be drawn to various forms of quartz and crystal jewelry.

Here are some various images of crystal jewelry that I have lusting after:

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(All images are from We Heart It.)

I want it all!!  And can we just talk about that hair piece?!  I mean seriously!  How gorgeous!!

I love how delicate and ethereal all of these pieces are.  But at the same time you can tell that the actual crystal is sturdy enough to withstand everyday wear.

So far I’ve found a few pieces at a couple local area boutiques that I am loving; but please, let me know if you all have spotted any awesome crystal jewelry out there!  Suggestions are welcome! :)

Cheers!

-Michelle

 

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Korean Beauty Products: Too Cool For School

A coworker of mine was traveling to South Korea for business and was kind enough to pick me up a few items from the Korean beauty brand Too Cool For School!

So before I tear through these products, I thought it would be best to snap a few pictures and share my goodies with you all!!

How adorable it this little lip tint balm?!

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I just love the color…it comes off as more of a watermelon color in person.  And can we talk about the packaging?!  I may not be a cat lady, but I do love this cute/creepy kitty drawing on the lid!

 Next up is this Egg Cream Mask!

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This is an actual liquid mask, not one of those sheet masks that most Korean beauty brands are known for.  So I am super excited to try this out!!

I have been entertaining the idea of doing a quarterly, or possibly bi-monthly, “favorite items” blog post.  So if that does happen you might just see one of the above products featured! :)

Cheers!

-Michelle

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I’m Back + New Nail Polish Haul!

I’m Back!!!

After months and months of not posting anything on this blog…I am officially back at it!!   Believe me, a day didn’t pass where I didn’t think of posting something.  But I had SO many decisions to make regarding this blog:

1. Like whether or not to turn this blog into a self hosted website.

2. Updating portions of the layout to be more user friendly.

3. And lastly, getting better camera equipment.

All that to say, I pretty much have everything finalized and I should be back to my more regular blog posting schedule! :)

So to make it up to all of you, I thought I would hit you all with your favorite…a nail polish haul!  Cause gurl, who doesn’t love/need more nail polish in their lives?!

DSC00071I decided to stock up on these super cute these Revlon Nail Art Expressionist Duo Ended Nail Polishes!  Check out all of the colors that I picked up below!!

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(Revlon #350 Ulterior Motif)

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(Revlon #390 Pastel Punk)

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(Revlon #330 Silhouette)

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(Revlon #380 Post Modern)

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(Revlon #370 Jackson Polish)

And what is super awesome about these duo’s is that each one has a super narrow/tapered brush for fine line detailing to create all sorts of different nail art!!  How cool!!

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I can’t wait to start using these babies and sharing with you all the fun designs I come up with.  So please keep checking back and I will make sure to upload some pictures!!

Cheers!

-Michelle

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End Of Summer Candles

I had totally forgotten that I purchased these two candles from Bath and Body Works earlier this Summer!!

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Somehow they got misplaced and pushed to one of the far corners of my closet (this is becoming an increasing trend for items that I purchase). Luckily for me, I just used up my last “Summery” candle the other day and I wasn’t quite ready to bust into my “Spicy Fall” candles yet!

I am sad to say it, but these 2 scents are no longer available in the store…but I am sure (per the usual) Bath and Body Works will bring them back again next year!  And if you are interested here are the descriptions of the scents…

ISLAND WATERS: A mix of water notes, lush green palm leaves and a hint of fresh cut bamboo.

TOKYO PETALS: An exotic combination of Japanese iced sake, delicate cherry blossoms and a hint of berries.

As a side note, I have been cleaning off the stickers and popping out the wax when I am finished with the candles and they’ve make excellent containers!!  I am planning on using next candle as a makeup brush holder!

Cheers!

-Michelle

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Medium Length Hair Styles

A couple of months back I decided to chop off my hair…twelve inches to be exact!

Now I’ve kept my hair rather long the past few years…roughly a couple inches past my bust.  But I was starting to get headaches because of the sheer weight of my hair.  Luckily, I am in no way emotionally attached to my hair…so I have absolutely no qualms with rocking short or long hair.

All that to say…I am loving how much easier it is to style my mid length hair.  I am able to put my hair up in cute updo’s without it all falling out because there is too much hair or because of the weight!!

Here are a few styles that I’m planning on trying out in the near future!

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(Images are from We Heart It)

So many hair style options to choose from…so little time!  I hope you found this post a little useful…and let me know if you have any other good ideas for medium to shoulder length hairstyles! :)

Well I hope you all enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!!

Cheers!

-Michelle

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New Lip Balms!

How adorable are these little fruit shaped lip glosses that I recently picked up?!

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I had read an article a couple months back about how Urban Outfitters was planning on expanding their beauty department by offering popular Asian makeup and skincare products that aren’t available to the typical American consumer.  Now at the time I thought that the products would only be available at their flagship stores or via their website…so I was thrilled to see these cute little guys at my nearby store! :)

Now it would be TOTALLY acceptable for me to say that I bought these lip balms because of the super adorable packaging…but I’ve actually tried a few different TONYMOLY products (presents from friends who have traveled overseas), so I knew I would actually use these up.

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And unlike many other tinted or slightly colored lip balms, these TONYMOLY mini lip balms actually contain SPF15!  Bonus!!

So far I have been loving everyone’s reactions when I pull one of these lip balms out of my purse.  They are always curious where I purchased them at and if they are any good.  If you don’t have an Urban Outfitters near you, here is a direct link to where you can purchase them online! :)

Cheers!

-Michelle

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Veiled Faces

As you can see, I have updated my blog layout.  Now I’ve been toying with the idea of giving the format a little bit of a face lift for quite sometime; but actually finding something that works for my exact needs has taken even longer.  But I finally have settled upon the format you see before you now…and so far, I am really liking how it has turned out!

I guess you could say that it’s a day of “unveiling”…okay, sorry that was a horrible intro into my next topic.  Ha.

I don’t know what it is but I have been draw to veiled faces in photography lately.  I am sure there is some deep-seated psychological reasoning behind this…like I am trying to hide some sort of secret, or perhaps I have some irrational fear of tanning…all that to say, I just think it looks cool.

Check out these photo’s that I have been digging lately…

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(All images are from We Heart It)

Cheers!

-Michelle

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