8.31.2015

Rory's Sweet Addiction ♥ Sticker Haul

It's time for another Etsy sticker haul! Today's featured shop is Rory's Sweet Addiction. I stumbled across Rory's Sweet Addiction while I was shopping from other planner stickers stores and fell in love with their pastel colored stickers.

It took 3 weeks for my package to arrive to me. I placed my order on August 3, they shipped my package out on August 17 and I received it on August 22 (they ship out of Texas in case you were wondering). Whenever I messaged Aurora about my order she was super sweet and she even included a really cute monthly extra that you will see in just a bit! Overall, I was pretty satisfied with my order from Rory's Sweet Addiction and I would recommend this shop! But, like most planner sticker shops it will take a while for your package to arrive to you.

A fun sticker sampler with a variety of stickers to choose from. She includes one of these with every order and a thank you card.

When I heard that she was giving these coffee sticker sheets with every order in August I was super excited! I am a huge coffee drinker and coffee stickers are always my favorite to purchase! Make sure to follow Aurora on Instagram to see when she is giving out extra freebies and for other promotions.

Now on to the stickers that I ordered! I wanted some pastel clipboard stickers for days when I have something exciting planned. I also bought more heart checklist stickers, these are pastel and really adorable! My favorite heart checklist I've bought so far!

More pastel colored stickers! I order these cute pastel section headers. you can choose whatever you want the headers to say but I decided to leave them blank so that I can personally fill out each sticker myself. I also bought rounded heart half boxes. I kind of regret getting these because I already have the half heart checklists so I didn't really need these but I will find a use for them.

The last sheet of stickers I bought is this ice cream sticker set. I really wanted to make a ice cream spread in my planner but I didn't think these stickers would arrive late so that pushed back my plans (pun not intended). I think I might just make a ice cream/desserts week in September so that I can use some of these stickers up and not let them sit in dust.

What's your favorite Etsy shop?

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8.27.2015

Another Stationary Haul ♥ Target + Target Dollar Spot

It's time again for another Target stationary haul! I bought all these items on separate trips so I thought I would combine everything into one and make a post.  I know some of you must be tired of these posts by now but I still have more to come!

I needed some paper clips and found this pastel kit at the stationary section of Target. It comes with wooden thumbtacks, pastel paper clips and these beautiful patterned paper clasps in various sizes. I love the whole theme color scheme of this kit.

I finally found some page flags at my local Target Dollar Spot! However, it's the only color they currently carry. I hope my Target gets more soon! I also bought this "To Do" refrigerator magnet note pad, it's the same font as the mini to do notepad I got from Target a few weeks ago.

I've seen this decorative paper pad at Target dozen of times but I finally decided to cave in and buy it. It has so many fun patterned paper. I started using some of this paper in my planner for this week's spread.

I got these Yoobi glue sticks mainly because they were on sale for $1. I've been using my double side tape as my main adhesive but I thought I experiment and start using glue to see how it works in my agenda.

Where do you shop for stationary supplies?

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8.25.2015

Still Loving Lavender ♥ Revisited

Every time fall and winter come along I go through seasonal depression because everything suddenly starts becoming darker and time starts rushing, because the holidays are coming and whatnot. Anybody who knows me knows that I love light and bright colors, so even through everybody seems to love autumn, I however do not. So, today;s post is an ode to my favorite season Spring, comeback really soon!

I've never really been a fan of the color purple but pastel colors like lavender and lilacs just looked incredibly stunning, so how can I not fall in love with such a shade! Since I made that Lovely Lavender post way back in April I thought I would continue the obsession and make an updated purple post! My first post was mainly on fashion and clothing so I'm making this one all about lavender colored (and scented) beauty products.

Back during Spring I bought this Etude House Play 101 Pencil in a gorgeous lavender color. This was one of those impulse purchases that I lusted over but didn't really need. I haven't used that much since buying it because I'm still trying to find ways on how I can use it properly, maybe as blush or a lip color? I'm still glad I bought it though!

Out of all the nail varnishes I own I only have two pastel purple nail polishes that I would consider the perfect pastel purple color. OPI's Lucky Lucky Lavender and Color Club's Diggin the Dancing Queen. They're both pretty similar because they are a warm lilac creme based polish. Both colors absolutely lovely!

When Etude House released their Dreaming Swan collection my eyes went to the lilac any cushion case straight away! Not only is the case color beautiful but it also has a glamorous design cover!

I've had this Tony Moly Hello Bunny Perfume Stick since February. The scent is a fresh floral fragrance, almost lavender scented! I've used it all up already but I can't seem to let myself throw this away because of the adorable bunny packaging! I'm currently using the bunny as a decoration in my room.

What's your favorite color?

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8.24.2015

The Planner Junkie Inc ♥ Sticker Haul

This is my third sticker haul in the past month and it's still not over! This whole month I've been obsessed with sticker and stationary supplies, I am literally obsessed! I still have a lot more stickers from various Etsy shops coming in, I haven't even ordered autumn and Halloween stickers yet! I am trying to space these posts out so that you non-planner people won't get annoyed. However, if I do post too many stationary posts please let me know!

Today's stickers are from the popular sticker seller, The Planner Junkie Inc. This was my first order I placed back when I started getting into stickers. It took three weeks (almost four) for my stickers to arrive. I thought since The Planner Junkie is based in Florida that they would get to me sooner (I live in Georgia), but that wasn't the case at all! Looking back at it now, I wish I didn't place this order to begin with. The stickers aren't anything special, I mean I can find similar stickers from other sellers on Etsy (some that ship sooner). But since I heard so much talk about this shop I went ahead and placed my order. Since they took forever to arrive that kind of threw me off. I probably won't purchase again from The Planner Junkie but I will show you what I ordered.

I wanted some pastel half boxes so that I can place stickers and write down my tasks over them. I was kind of worried that these stickers wouldn't be that pastel in person, but they actually are so I'm happy!

The main reason I placed my order with The Planner Junkie is because of this sweet washi strip stickers. There are sprinkles, cupcakes, donut, ice cream and more dessert print washi stickers. So sweet!

Ombre check boxes with three rows with check-off hearts. I also got these animals holding cards stickers, which are very cute!

More heart checklist flags! This is my third sheet of checklist stickers from a different shop. These are watercolor, which I like because it adds texture.

Lastly, I received this gold foil mini sticker freebie. I'm not a huge fan of gold so I might not use these. But it's still nice to have it in my collection though. You never know when someone might need gold stickers.

What's your favorite Etsy sticker shop?

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8.21.2015

Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls ♥ Beauty Review

I've had curly hair my whole life. I use to hate my natural curls when I was younger because I didn't know how to tame my unruly mane. I would deal with stubborn crunchy, frizzy, ramen looking dry damage locks for ages! Despite the dozen of  hair styling products I used I could never find one that worked well with my hair type, until now!

I was browsing though the Birchbox site when I came across Miss Jessie's Original hair products. I've received a few of their products in my boxes before but never tried any of them. I was immediately drawn to the Pillow Soft Curls because of the name and cute packaging. It was kind of pricey ($22) but I used my Birchbox points that I'd been collecting and decided to go ahead and spurge. I'm so glad I did because it's the best styling cream I've ever used!

Product description:
"The name says it all. Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curl is the new styling lotion that borrows fabric care technology and marries it to haircare. It is perfect for achieving static-free, big, soft, curly hair that we all dream about."

Pros:
- Smells amazing
- Tames curls and waves
- Enhances curls
- Non-crunchy
- Non-sticky
- Non-greasy
- Doesn't weigh down hair
- Cute fun packaging

Cons:
- Kind of expensive

My experience:
After washing my hair I apply this light weight gel cream on damp hair. I use a wide-tooth comb to evenly spread the product from root to ends. The cream itself it light and doesn't weight down your hair, it also smells incredible! Once fully dry, you are left with beautiful non-crunchy, sticky or greasy looking curls. You basically get soft fluffy pillowy curls!

My only complaint is the price. I'm not a huge hair junkie so spending $22 on a tube of curling cream is kind of ridiculous to me. I've probably never spent more then $10 dollars on any hair styling products. But since it works really well with my type of hair I would repurchase over and over again!

Would I recommend this product?
If you have natural curly or wavy hair, yes! This product will truly amaze you and completely change your life, at least your hair's.

You can purchase the Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls here

What do you style your hair with?

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8.20.2015

Products I've Used Up ♥ Empties

I am a massive box and empty container hoarder. I honestly don't know why, I just am. So, I thought I would be useful and take pictures of some of the empty containers that I've been collecting the past couple of months (maybe even years).

I go through mists like wildfire! I constantly Spritz my face to freshen up my makeup or whenever I need a pick-me-up! The Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Sleek Mist that helps control oil from forming while providing refreshing hydration. Not gonna lie I mainly bought this because of the packaging but I think the mist worked well and will probably repurchase.

Back when I got my acrylics off my nails were completely damage so I bought the Sally Hansen Healthy Cuticles Now Cream. I massaged this in my nails for 3-5 minutes and then wash it off and follow with my nail care routine. This cuticle cream really helped moisturize and nourish my nails and get them back to it's natural state.

This is the second Nivea Lip Butter in Raspberry Rose Kiss that I've used up. At night I would apply to any rough dried areas on my lips and would wake up to soft moisturized lips!

This is my second (maybe third?) Got2B Beach Trippin Waving Spray. I use beach wave spray everyday to set my curly waves so I go through these sprays like crazy! I love the effect this spray leaves my hair but it doesn't have a tropical scent like most sea salt sprays do, which I love because it reminds me of summer!

I finished the Etude House My Castle Hand Cream probably 2-3 weeks in when I bought it but I decided to keep the empty packaging because it's so adorable! The cream is very rich and hydrating. I love it and plan on collecting the rest of the My Castle hand creams because of the pretty packaging!

I wanted the Innisfree Apple Juicy Emulsion Lip + Eye Remover for a long time but it wasn't as good as I thought it would be. It has a heavy green apple scent but within a few minutes the scent disappears along with most of your makeup. Not the best makeup remover cream but it does eliminate most of your face makeup and eye shadows really well, not waterproof makeup though. Also, the pump doesn't properly dispense the product out that well, I had to pump 3-5 times just for enough cream to come!

What products have you used up recently?

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8.17.2015

Frank Hearts You ♥ Sticker Haul

A few weeks ago I found a new cute Etsy sticker shop and I had to share it with you guys! I bought a few stickers from Frank Hearts You and they finally came in over the weekend! I thought some of you would be interested in what I ordered so I thought I would share before I started using them in my planner!

Frank Hearts You is new planner sticker shop based in Colorado run by a married duo who manage the shop together. The shop is named after a childhood stuffed snowman named "Frank". As someone who named her shop after her favorite plush cow I love the name!

I needed some beauty stickers so I bought these mask time stickers and nail polish stickers. Perfect for a relaxation weekend!

I also bought some water bottle stickers, which are the cutest hydration trackers I've seen from any other sticker shop, so far! They started selling smaller water tracking stickers recently so you can get more for you buck! In my package, I also received these insanely cute boba stickers! I didn't order these so I'm not sure if they were a freebie or if they added these in by mistake, either way I'm excited I got them and plan on using them thoughtfully!

Lastly, they included a sticker sampler set! The cutie girl is named Bea and is their shop mascot. She's so cute!

What's your favorite sticker shop?

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8.13.2015

Birchbox Favorites♥ Worth It Or Not?

I've been subscribed to Birchbox for years, since 2011! Throughout the years I've personally bought a lot of products and found so many favorite products thanks to Birchbox. Birchbox gets a lot of negative responses from many people for some reason but honestly I love this company! They are more then just a monthly box subscription. I did unsubscribe a few years back but after missing two boxes I subscribe again right away! I have found so many unbelievable beauty products that I wouldn't have found on my own. Today, I am sharing my absolute favorite beauty items that I discovered, thanks to Birchbox!

Starting with skincare, first is the Ahava Rich Cleansing Cream. This cleanser changed me life! It brightens and makes my face look really clean. I made a review on this cleanser a long time ago (since then I've deleted it) but I will be making a new review for you new readers.

Next is the Paula's Choice RESIST Moisture Renewal Oil Booster, I didn't think I wouldn't like this product at first because it's suppose to be for people with dry skin, which don't have (I have normal/combination skin). But after trying the sample I received in my box I fell in love with this oil! I mix it in with my moisturizer at night, my skin looks radiant the next morning!

I bought the Shea Terra Organics Argan + Green Coffee Around-Eye Serum on a whim. As I grow older, I've been buying more anti-wrinkle and eye products. I decided to add this eye serum into my routine and have seen tremendous results! If you would like to see a review on this let me know.

I'm still using the sample size of the COOLA SPF 30 Organic Makeup Setting Spray but I can see myself purchasing the full-size in the next couple of weeks. You are suppose to reapply your sunscreen every few hours but sometimes you don't feel like layering on more sunscreen throughout the day. This setting spray by COOLA is life changing! You can spritz this across your face instead of sunscreen because it contains SPF 30 so you can reapply as much as possible without getting your hands sticky!

When I received a sample size of the Benefit PosieBalm in my Birchbox I knew I was going to end up buying the full-size. It's buttery smooth, incredibly moisturizing and leaves behind a gorgeous rosey color on your lips.

I've gotten so many samples from Amika in the past. Their products are all wrapped nicely in cutely colored packaging. I'm a huge fan of the Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo, which I've tried many times. I'm actually surprised that I don't own a full-size copy. I just received the Amika Un. Done Texture Spray in my last Birchbox and it's amazing, it's incredibly voluminous! My younger sister is even a fan! She rushes into my room just to spray this into her hair before she goes off to school.

I've bought many nail polishes from Birchbox but these two colors are my absolute favorite. This Zoya polish named Kate came in a trio with three other nail polishes, which they don't sell anymore (I don't think Birchbox even sells Zoya polishes anymore either). I love this polish because it has a gel-like finish (like jello), it makes application process fun to watch.

Birchbox introduced me to tons of lovely Color Club nail polishes. This color is by far my favorite, it's called Blue-Ming and it's the best bright Tiffany blue that I've ever seen! Sadly, I don't think Birchbox sells this nail polish on their website anymore.

Are you subscribed to Birchbox?

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8.11.2015

Sweet Kawaii Design ♥ Sticker Haul

A few weeks ago I placed several orders on Etsy for some cute planning stickers to use in my Bando agenda. The first shop I placed my order was Sweet Kawaii Design because I had an amazing experience ordering for her the first time. Her stickers arrived first so I thought I would share what stickers I ordered from her shop because Tesia's sticker are incredibly kawaii!

My favorite sheet of stickers that I ordered are these really cute Planner Love Stickers! There is a variety of stickers to choose from including pencils, calculators, paper, unicorn flags, etc! And of course, all are accompanied by two adorable kawaii eyes!

I ordered so many of these flags all from different Etsy shops, the Sweet Kawaii Design ones are by far my favorite! I plan on using these check off stickers frequently to organize my tasks for each day. I adore them because they're pastel and have hearts!

I also got these mini blog square stickers. I asked Tesia to make some blogging stickers and she actually responded! I still don't know how I'm going to use these yet but I definitely will be using them!

Lastly, are these adorable laptop and planner stickers! I don't remember why I ordered the laptop sticker for.. But I wanted the planner/agenda stickers to remind me when to plan.

I also received this thanks you card from Tesia with three free stickers! So kawaii!

Where is your favorite place to shop for stickers?

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