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 🙂
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.
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?