Home Goods Haul

Happy Wednesday!  This weekend I made a trip to Home Goods and I scored some goodies!

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I found some amazing coffee table books that I will read not just display! Also a major bowl for soup, cereal, noodles, just about anything! I love big bowls to eat out of! And lastly a new piece for my almost bar cart (inside joke see my bar cart post) and a few decorative knick knacks.

I was very happy with my finds!

Do you have any good hauls?

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Lace Dresser Update

Hello and happy Sunday! You may remember but I did a post on the blog a long time ago where I did an update to my mom’s old dresser with paint and lace.

It has proven to be a very popular post even today! Well I decided to update that dresser again!

I changed the paint and the way the lace was placed this time. I also added new pulls. Check out the before and after and if you want to see the original, search for the lace dresser post to see where it all started!

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What do you think?

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Mid Week Haul #2

Bringing you a mini haul this hump day. I was shopping for birthday gifts and I stumbled on a few things for me too!

I just received my Ulta catalog and there were a few items I had to check out.

I ended up purchasing the Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat (I’m in love with this palette!), a backup Perversion Mascara, Morphe blending brush, and ELF highlighter brush. The Vice lipstick was a freebie for purchasing a certain amount in Urban Decay products.

 

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What have you purchased lately?

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Top 5 Holy Grail Beauty Products

Happy Sunday! Today we’re talking must have, can’t live without, holy grail beauty products.

My top 5:

  1. NYX eyebrow pencil with spooly- I love to keep this on hand for when I want a quick brow that’s still on point! Great dupe for ABH Brow Wiz at half the price.
  2. Urban Decay Perversion Mascara- Hands down the best mascara I have ever used. I have tried and will continue to try other mascaras but I always go back to perversion. It’s length and volume, what more can you ask for?
  3. Chapstick: need I say more?
  4. Real Techniques Foundation Brush- If I’m not using this brush I’m using a beauty blender. This brush blends flawlessly and doesn’t soak up a lot of product.
  5. Rice Brightening makeup remover wipes- My first holy grail makeup remover wipes were discontinued so it took me a while to find another. These wipes are gentle but effective and they are large! Which is great for a full face take off.

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You can find all these products at Ulta.

What are your holy grail products?

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The Bougie Water Challenge

Here’s something fun for your Wednesday. There was a debate going on about bottle water; which brand is better or does it really matter it’s all the same.

I used to laugh at the bougie people paying upwards of $3 a bottle for “artisan water”. I thought water is water is water and it’s all nasty! LOL I don’t like to drink water so in an effort to drink more water and see what all the fuss was about I created the bougie water challenge.

I went to the store and I bought all the different waters so I could evaluate them and see if one was superior to the others.

I purchased: Fiji, Evian, Voss still and sparkling, Eternal Water, S. Pellegrino, Perrier, Life Wtr, Core Hydration, and Boxed Water.

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Evaluation:

Fiji: Claim to fame: Natural artisan water from the islands of Fiji, bottled at the source. Untouched by humans until you unscrew the cap (nice huh!).

Pros: crisp, refreshing, quenching, no weird taste, 7.7 pH, easy to open bottle, travel friendly, aesthetically pleasing

Cons: none

Conclusion: I like this water I would buy it regularly

Evian: Claim to fame: Natural spring water from the French Alps.

Pros: 7.2 pH, travel friendly, easy to open bottle, quenching, no after taste

Cons: spring water taste, not as crisp and refreshing as Fiji

Conclusion: I would buy it if I couldn’t find Fiji

Voss Sparkling: Claim to fame: Artesian water from Norway.

Pros: This was my first time trying plain sparkling water it was weird in a good way! Refreshing and crisp, cool aesthetic- glass bottle very tall, no after taste, taste best ice cold

Cons: not quenching, not travel friendly, no pH given

Conclusion: Great sparkling water! I would buy it again. Regularly? Probably not just because it’s sparkling.

Voss Still: Claim to fame: Artesian water from Norway.

Pros: refreshing, quenching, great bottle aesthetic

Cons: not travel friendly, extremely hard to open (may have just been that bottle lol), no pH given

Conclusion: I would keep a bottle or two in my fridge.

Eternal Water:  Claim to fame: Naturally alkaline spring water from the most pure and pristine sources on Earth.

Pros: Bio bottle (environmentally friendly), pH 7.8-8.2, nice bottle design, easy to open, crisp, refreshing, and quenching, travel friendly, no taste

Cons: none

Conclusion: I would purchase again.

S. Pellegrino: Claim to fame: bottled at the source San Pellegrino Terme (Bergamo) Italy. Sparkling natural mineral water.

Pros: refreshing, love the bottle design (I’m a sucker for glass bottles), easy screw top

Cons: tasted minerally, weird during taste (felt like I needed a chaser), no pH given

Conclusion: I would stock some for looks on my bar cart but I would NEVER drink S. Pellegrino again.

Perrier: Claim to fame: Captured at the source in France. Sparkling natural mineral water.

Pros: love the bottle, easy to drink from, refreshing, no sodium

Cons: still minerally tasting (not as bad as Pellegrino), no pH given, not quenching, not travel friendly

Conclusion: I would buy for looks not for drinking. I DO NOT like mineral water!

Life Wtr: Claim to fame: Purified water pH balanced, electrolytes for taste. Thirst Inspiration.

Pros: support artists/designers (adds to the aesthetic), squirt top (yassss), travel perfect, refreshing, tastes good, quenching, no after taste or during taste

Cons: basic

Conclusion: great everyday water; I would purchase again but it doesn’t give me those good bougie vibes

Core Hydration: Claim to fame: Perfect pH water.

Pros: cool bottle, 7.4 pH (the pH of your body), environmentally friendly bottle, no sodium, fresh, crisp, clean, no taste, quenching

Cons: could be more travel friendly

Conclusion: great water reminds me of Essentia (I would have included it in my test but I couldn’t find it- great water!), I would buy it regularly.

Boxed Water: Claim to fame: Boxed water is better. Purified water.

Pros: Eco friendly bottle, process, super small carbon footprint, charitable, crisp, refreshing, quenching, good water, fun aesthetic

Cons: not super easy to drink from

Conclusion: I would buy one or two for conversation but I wouldn’t purchase it regularly. It’s great water but not worth the money.

Ultimate Conclusion: Fiji is my choice for the ultimate bougie water. It’s good water and it gives me those good bougie vibes!

What do you think?

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Brand Spotlight: Sunglass Spot

Let talk about sunglasses! I don’t know about you but sunglasses are not only one of my favorite accessories they are also very important! Sunglasses protect your eyes and the skin around your eyes from sunlight and other harshness of the environment. The bigger the better is my motto!

Today I’m highlighting Sunglass Spot! Sunglass Spot is an internet company that sells all kinds of sunglasses and the majority of them are $5!

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They sell the regular brand and a premium brand. The regular brand is $5 and the premium brand is $9.95. You can even get a monthly subscription of sunglasses! It’s a great way to try different sizes, shapes, and colors. Believe me when I say they have everything!

I live in a place that is sunny about 93% of the year and I spend as much time at the beach as possible, sunglasses are my jam!

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Each pair comes with a colorful sunglass bag too!

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Check out SunglassSpot.com today!

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Coffee Table Books

My favorite piece of functional and fashionable décor, the coffee table book! They come in all different sizes, colors, and subjects.

You can style coffee table books a number of ways: you can stack them, prop them up, stagger them, heck they don’t even have to go on your coffee table.

I think the reason I love them so much is because you can get coffee table books in subjects you like! They not only look good as décor but you can read them as well!

I have coffee table books on travel, fashion, makeup, designers, etc. I’ve found them in a couple of different places as well. Some I ordered from Amazon but I found lot of them at a local used book store! Prices vary but I think coffee table books are timeless and chic!