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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Recent Purchases - Hits & Misses

Happy Tuesday, y'all!  I've been swamped with work travel and silent auction stuff (just gotta make it through Friday night!), but I've missed writing so I wanted to pop in and touch base.  With all of the craziness going on in my life, I've been doing a little more shopping than usual.  Today's post is about my recent purchases - hits, misses, and those in-between!  Happy shopping :)

neuEnvy Peptide Enhanced Mascara
I talk about this stuff a lot, but it has truly been amazing in this adventure of growing my eyelashes back post-eyelash extension nightmare.  I use it in conjunction with the neuLASH eyelash serum, and my lashes are longer than they've ever been.  If you like a mascara that's easy to remove but won't crumble and flake on you during the day, this is definitely worth trying out!  It's also great for layering.

Lazy Bones Pajamas
I ordered these from Asos because they were super cute, affordable, and festive.  Spoiler alert - they did not look like they did on the model.  I'm only 5'4, but when I put them on, they looked like I had shrunk them in the dryer.  Bonus bad - the shorts were basically Soffes.

Reading Glasses
If you've been following along with all of my eye problems (#lovely), you're aware that I had to get reading glasses.  At first I was really excited because reading glasses seemed chic, but because my prescription was so low, I had very limited choices.  I found these on Amazon for only $8, and they're Prime eligible!  They look a little cheaper than I would like for them to, but for something that was $8 and I only wear for a few hours a day, I'm pleased.

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer
I used this product in high school and through the beginning of college, but for some reason stopped using a primer for awhile.  Dumb decision.  With my new acne routine, I've noticed that my skin looks better than ever, but a primer is a necessity, so I went back to my old faithful.  If you have oily skin or deal with uneven skintone, I highly reccomend this primer.

Confession - my best friend talked me into buying this dress when we went to Nashville for her birthday last month.  I typically dress pretty conservatively, but this dress was just so fun and unlike anything in my closet, so I caved and scooped it up.  I still haven't found an excuse to wear it, so I'm considering returning it.

When I went to Nashville in July to see Nicole, I splurged (or "invested in myself" as I prefer to call it) on a Gucci bag.  I couldn't bring myself to buy the wallet at the time of purchase, so I cut back on my spending and kicked my saving into high gear so that I could purchase it on my next trip to Nashville.  I haven't owned a wallet in years (I am so weird, I know), so it's amazing how much easier it is to keep up with my cards.  Who knew ;)

To Kill a Mockingbird
I went to a very rural, impoverished high school where required reading just wasn't a thing.  I've made it a personal goal of mine to read more classic literature, so I picked this up right before leaving for Cleveland.  I haven't finished it yet, but I'm looking forward to curling up on the couch on cooler evenings and reading it.  (And I'm welcoming suggestions for my next "classic" read!)

Wine & Cheese Tote
This is my first Christmas gift of the year!  My goal is to have all of my shopping knocked out by the first week in December so I can just breathe this year and truly enjoy the holidays.  When I go to Lake Keowee, we typically go on a "booze cruise" - an evening cocktail hour on the boat before dinner.  This is the perfect gift for that scenario, and it's half price right now!

I want to hear from y'all - What have you purchased recently?  Was it a hit or a miss?


  1. You should definitely look into "Rebecca" and Wuthering Heights. Jane Austen is still one of my favorite authors, and I love re-reading her pieces. 1985 is so good too! I love classic literature, so if you want anything else please let me know!

  2. Ouuuu! I would highly recommend Pride and Prejudice!
    xo, Laura

  3. So bummed to hear about those pjs! They're so cute!

    The Blush Blonde

  4. As an Alabama girl, I'm loving that you're going to read To Kill a Mockingbird (it's one of my favorite books, ever!) You should read her other book Go Set a Watchman when you finish that one :) I also highly recommend Gone With the Wind if you haven't read it. I'm just a huge fan of Southern based literature!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  5. I'm super interested all of the Smashbox primers. I have their eye shadow primer (highly recommend if you have oily lids - it's a savior!). Also, I'm a huge classic American novel fanatic - I highly recommend Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn. Okay, really I'm a huge Mark Twain fan (if you want to laugh read any of his speeches, he's a riot).

  6. I love the idea of gifting a wine and cheese tote! Also need to find a good primer for winter.

  7. To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my favorite books. The movie is amazing as well. The so called "sequel" which was not authorized by the author to be published called "go set a watchman" is not worth your time but TKAMB is amazing.

  8. Smashbox makes awesome primers, I love the classic one and the hydrating one.

    La Belle Sirene 

  9. Good for you for taking reading into your own hands! I too did something similar, except with Russian classic literature. As for American literature, I'd recommend A Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, The Scarlett Letter, The Awakening...

  10. Classics: Tale of Two Cities and The Picture of Dorian Gray are my recommendations. Both great novels!

    Too bad about those PJs, I would be bummed too!

  11. What do you think of To Kill a Mockingbird so far? I read it so long ago!

  12. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorites! I would definitely recommend The Great Gatsby, Wuthering Heights, and Pride and Prejudice if you're looking for more classics! I've taken AP English for two years now so we have read a lot of classics haha!


  13. Oh I haven't read To Kill a Mockingbird in FOREVER. Have you ever read Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre? Those are two of my faves. And Pride and Prejudice obvi!!

  14. I've never heard of Lazy Bones Pajamas, but I'm pretty sure I need a pair! PS- TKAM is one of my all-time favorite books. So good! Hope you love it!

    Diary of a Debutante