Weekend Drugstore Haul


Who doesn’t love a good drugstore haul? I woke up before Mr. Boyfriend on Saturday and decided to adventure over to a Rite Aid I haven’t been in before, because according to the magical internet machine, that Rite Aid carries Black Radiance. BR is a Markwins brand, the same company that makes Wet ‘n Wild. 

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Sephora Chic Week Sale


If you’re a beauty junkie, Sephora Chic Week is one of your favorite times of the year! That’s when everything is 15% off at Sephora and Sephora.com. The sale ends 4/22.

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Julep December Nail Wardrobe

For the first time ever, I decided to get the entire nail wardrobe instead of a monthly Julep box. I just couldn’t decide what polishes I wanted, so what the hell – get ’em all! Right? Right. So… swatches!

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Bath & Body Works Fall Haul

Okay, y’all know I love me some Bath & Body Works, and the fall scents are usually my favorites. I stopped in today for one reason: Winter Candy Apple. [Read more…]

Lipstick Lover’s Paradise

I just wanted to share a little something with you that makes me extremely happy. Voila:

That’s my main lipstuff storage. I’m kind of obsessed. I like to open the drawer and just stare at it.


The Balm Hautelook Haul

TheBalm was on Hautelook again fairly recently, and this time I knew there was one thing I definitely had to have – the Meet Matt(e) palette! A while back they were on Hautelook and I snagged the Nude ‘tude palette and totally missed Meet Matt(e), which sucks because I wanted both, haha. Oh well!! Good things come to those who wait, because this time I was READY and I got my palette! I also grabbed a nail polish, having seen it on Vampy Varnish. Her blog costs me money. We’re both fair skinned and have similar taste in colors, heehee. So…without further babbling, the haulage! [Read more…]

Julep July It Girl Box

Julep time is my favorite time. No, maybe not really, but I really love when it’s time to pick my Julep box of the month and then when it arrives– oh joy! :) [Read more…]

Daiso/Mitsuwa Haul

It seems like this was a long time ago when in fact it was only about a week ago! I met up at Daiso with Mai of Portrait of Mai. Neither of us had ever been to Daiso before but we were really excited. For those of you who don’t know, Daiso is a Japanese dollar store, except everything is $1.50 unless otherwise noted. We also stopped off at Mitsuwa afterward!

This Daiso is pretty new, the first one to Orange County actually. It’s about time!!!! It’s in the same shopping center as a Mitsuwa, which is a Japanese market and food court. I was thrilled enough to have a Mitsuwa, and then when Daiso opened a short time afterward I was thrilled! As you can see, I did a lot of hauling! My entire spend at Daiso was about $21, then I got some stuff at Mitsuwa too. This picture doesn’t include three things I got for Mr. Boyfriend. :)

Mai and I are both totally in love with Hi Chews, which are a soft chewy candy sort of like Starburst. I got a bag of Strawberry, and small packs of Apple, Peach, and Mango. As you can see, I had to dig in to my haul right away – the Apple Hi Chews are already open, as well as another bag of random gummi candy I picked up which just had gummis in Apple and Mango flavor in it. Noticing a theme? And of course, you pretty much can’t go into any Japanese stores without buying some Pocky. I got a box for me and a box for Mr. Boyfriend. Yummy.

Beauty-related! We were on the hunt for this brush washing soap which is apparently the most amazing brush shampoo ever but we didn’t find it. Womp womp. But I did get some little teeny travel bottles that will be PERFECT for my trip to Chicago this weekend! There’s 2 spray bottles and a little set that has 1 flip-top bottle and 1 tiny jar. I plan on decanting some of my hair products into those spray bottles because they take up a ton of room in a suitcase otherwise. I decided to try a face mask (far left). It comes in 2 little pods so you get 2 uses. It’s a pomegranate mask. Wish me luck with that one! Then I also decided to try a peach lip balm. Yum? Let’s hope?

I was also delighted to see a little mini spray bottle of Hyaluronic Acid toner (that’s the little blue bottle on the upper left). That will come in handy to rehydrate my skin after I have been on a plane, and the bottle is a small enough size to go in my 1-qt bag. The bigger bottle next to it is something I was raving to Mai about, Mandom Cleansing Express!!! What’s that, you may ask? Only the greatest makeup remover ever! This is my third bottle of it. That came from Mitsuwa, where it was around $13.

Then, completely unrelated to anything– set of colored pens! For $1.50! I love pens. :)

I had a blast, got some yummy treats and some awesome stuff, and best of all I got to meet Mai, who is delightful! She’s the only other OC beauty blogger I know, so I’m really happy we got to hang.

Let me know if you want full reviews of anything!

Candle Haulin’

I love scented candles. I don’t know…my explanation to people is usually “chicks dig stuff that smells like stuff”. It’s true though isn’t it? Also the soft light of a candle is very soothing and comforting, even in a brightly lit room. ANYWAY, Bath & Body Works had a sale over Memorial Day Weekend for their lovely candles, so I dragged Mr. Boyfriend in after brunch and we picked up some new scents. [Read more…]

Influenster Spring Beauty VoxBox

For those of you who don’t know, Influenster is a program where you join, and based on your influence on the web you qualify to receive free goodies to review! Anyone can join and it’s totally free. Woo! [Read more…]