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Little Luxuries

Little Luxuries {All $25 and Under!}

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Kiiind of excited about all these little discoveries I made this week. First order of business: if we want to talk fantastic natural makeup lines, RMS Beauty (1) is a great place to start. (Based on feedback, sounds like a budget natural makeup brands post is in order too!) Isn’t this shade absolutely gorgeous? Punchy, zingy, bright — totally spring. I like it.

(2) Want to hear the most random story ever? My senior year of high school, we moved houses in between the fall and spring semester. How traumatic that was is another story, but I specifically remember making a trip to Target soon after the move with my mother to grab a few new things for the house (you know how you always need another extension cord, or new lightbulbs, or whatever, the minute you move into a new abode), and on a whim, she put this vase of faux flowers in our shopping basket. It ended up living in her bathroom (it’s probably still there), and I was always shocked by how real it looked. It would fake me out every time. Long story short, I kind of think faux flowers in discreet places are a good thing. They’re an easy way to brighten a spot that would otherwise never get any floral love. End story.

I think this spoon (3) is cute, and I have no legitimate use for it. I know you probably feel the same way. Ditto for hourglasses (4). I used to have a couple, like two apartments ago, and they both broke in the subsequent moves (saddest thing ever is opening a box of your stuff and finding green hourglass sand all over it). They’re the types of things I had around, and always forgot to turn over. But every time I see one in a store, I love it. Objects of a bygone era, for sure.

(5) You probably should check out this mini-sale J.Crew Factory is having. 40-50% off tees and shorts. I envy you people who can actually wear said tees and shorts…sans outerwear. Somebody please buy these shorts and wear them ASAP so I can live vicariously through you, k?

C’est tout. Happy Thursday! :)

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1. RMS Lip Gloss, $25 | 2. Mixed Ranunculus, $12.99 | 3. ‘La Dolce Vita’ Spoon, $20 | 4. Large Hourglass, $24 | 4. Small Hourglass, $12 | 5. Dot Tee, $24.50 | 5. Stripe Square Tee, $23 | 5. Bar Stripe Tee, $20.50

 

 

Little Luxuries {all $25 and under}

little luxuries - fun things under $25

It’s been a while since I shared any little luxuries, so today, I’m rounding up a few of my favorites that I’ve recently spotted. I can’t say they’d be particularly practical, but how glam and fun would these gold playing cards be on a coffee table? (I was also thinking what a cool art piece they could make!) The Crew is having a big sale on winter items, which includes a few seasonless pieces like this passport cover (I’m dying to take a trip…more on that soon) and embellished baseball hats. Finally, my dry skin battle continues and I’ve been thinking I might have to break out the big guns — or brushes, as it were. I’ve had dry brushing done at spa treatments in the past, and even though I always felt a little like a horse being groomed, it does make your skin undeniably smooth and is supposedly really, really good for your lymphatic system. This cute little set is perfect!

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1. Gold playing cards | 2. Houndstooth Hat | 3. Passport Case | 4. Bath Brush Set | 5. Cluster Stud Earrings | 6. Pink Sticky Notes

Little Luxuries: The Stocking Stuffer Edition

stocking stuffer ideas under 50

sunnies tee sewing kit brush set bottle opener beauty blender phone case lip gloss mini phone clutch lip2cheek luxe guides nail polish paperweight beauty palette cheese knives body buffer flask notebook scotch tasting set ipad case whiskey stones earrings bracelet library kit pocket cocktail guide hair ties tea set

It’s Little Luxuries — holiday style! And with a special focus on stocking stuffers, because they’re one of my favorite parts of the whole holiday gifting tradition. Growing up, my grandmother would always stuff our stockings with lottery tickets and little candies. But every now and again, something really fun and unique would get slipped in too (one year I got a Kriss Kross casette tape. Wait, does that age me?). Inevitably, I’d always forget to “open” my stocking until well after tree presents had been opened and breakfast had been eaten, so it was like the best extra surprise gift ever. Nowadays, I tend to stuff Joe’s with his favorite candies (Haribo gummy bears and wintergreen Tic Tacs…I know, so random), but like my grandmother, will sometimes slip something fun and surprising in too. It’s tough though — I think he’s the hardest person ever to shop for!

All of these items would make great stocking stuffers, Secret Santa gifts, or regular ol’ under-the-tree gifts too. I spent way too much time getting this thing formatted so you can click directly on the image to shop too. Hallelujah! Enjoy it. :)

What types of things do your friends and family exchange in stockings?

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