25 December 2016

Mini Holiday Haul

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is having a joyous day. I honestly had no intentions of buying much for myself this holiday season but once those sales emails started rolling into my inbox I just couldn't resist. So to get back in the spirit of bringing this blog back to life I decided I'd share a mini haul of some of the items I bought.

I've been in search of an everyday bag that was small, fashionable and could hold my daily essentials. I grabbed this black Calvin Klein bag from Macys online during their Black Friday sale. The red bag is by Coach which I purchased from their online outlet, also for a great price. I've always wanted a cute red bag and this one is perfection. Both bags are leather and I love the quilted look and crossbody straps.

I'm serious about skincare these days and I had a $15 Sephora coupon to spend so I figured what better time to restock my absolute favorite. ExfoliKate by Kate Somerville is an essential part of my skin routine and it's truly the only face scrub I will ever use. Seriously, if you haven't tried this then do yourself a favor and pick up a free sample at Sephora - I promise it'll change your life :-) I also had a bunch of Sephora Insider points piled up so I used them on a free deluxe gift. I chose the Argan Oil set by Josie Maran, I can't wait to try it.

I love cooking, especially during the holidays. I've had these cookbooks by Kelis, Ayesha Curry and Chrissy Teigen sitting in my Amazon cart for quite some time so I decided to finally go ahead and purchase them. I also added my fave Around The Way Girl Taraji's book to the mix. I can't wait to try some new recipes (which I will share here) and catch up on some good reading.

I'm a tad obsessive about organization and decluttering these days so I purchased a couple of jewelry organizers that I've been stalking from Pottery Barn Teen. These were also on sale. 

Ok, so I'll admit these were an impulse buy after what was supposed to be a quick trip to Target. But everyone knows there is no such thing as a quick trip to Target. The bronze piece on the left is supposed to be a stationary item for holding pens and things but I'm going to actually use it as a holder for my makeup brushes! The piece on the right is a large candle holder but I plan to use it as a vase for a centerpiece that I'm putting together. I'll update you on that once it's done. 

That's it for now...I promise to be back soon with updates. Happy Holidays! 

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