4 Days Til Christmas: Gifts Over $50



How was everyone’s Saturday? I’m a bit tired since in the afternoon I went out to finish Christmas shopping. The mall was jam-packed with people. But I’m done! Then later on that nigth was the company Christmas Party. Currently in the middle of baking and washing my workout gear, so I thought I might post some really nice gift over $50 that are sure to please!

1) Tarte’s Bon Voyage Collector’s Set and Travel Bag – This set looks so grand! Comes with a 20-palette eye shadow collection, mascara, some lip stain, finishing powder and more, all inside a limited-edition collector’s travel bag. ($59.00)

2) Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera – I always wanted one of the classic instant cameras since I was a kid. Never got one though. This would be awesome to have and create memories in an instant! ($109.00, thought I recently saw it on sale for $79.00)

3) Aqua farm ($59.99) – This is something that I would totally want! How cute is this for someone who has a small apartment or studio and loves to grow their own herbs. Having a pet fish along with that will just brighten their life even more. What I love is that it is a looped ecosystem that has the fish feed the plant and the plant clean the water.

4) For the stationary obsessed a classic pen and pencil set usually make us squeal! Cross has this Classic Century Collection in Lustrous Chrome ($64.00)

5) Whenever I need some quiet time at work, on transit, or while at the coffee shop, headphones are essential to drown out the noise. My favorite are the Bose® Sound True ($99.00) In-Ear headphones.

Hope your Sunday is a fine day!

5 Days Til Christmas! 5 Gifts over $150

PrintYeah, it’s coming up quite quickly right? Did you finish your shopping yet, ’cause I haven’t. I’m going to try to completely finish everything today so that I can spend all Sunday wrapping gifts and baking cookies. But I thought I’d help you find some really nice gift over $150. Well, they are at least ones I would love to receive a boyfriend. If I had one….

1) The one thing every beauty girl needs: Makeup Brush set. I know I showed a set previously in my wish list, but the Sephora Collection: Alexis Bitter Liquid Gold Beauty Brush Set & Stand ($175.00) is just luxury!

2) For the Book Nerd – The Lumio Book Lamp by Max Gunawan ($190.00) looks like a hardcover book, but when open, transforms into a lighted open book.

3) Jewelry – These Diamond Stud Earring from Macy’s are a classic gift that can be worn all year around. And what girl doesn’t like diamond earrings. Even better, it is already set in a little red bow and topped with a bow!

4) Coco Mademoiselle Twist & Spray Travel Set – This is probably a must have for any Chanel obsessed girl. A limited edition set in the classic Chanel packaging.

5) Rebecca Minkoff Bag – My first luxury bag is the Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. ($195.00, but currently $145!) in Soft Grey. I saved for months for this bag after seeing it on some celebrity two years ago. I still have it and I typically only use it when I am traveling or heading out to a party. It’s one of those fashion items that will never go out of style and when I get older I can pass it on to my own child.

Happy Shopping!

My Wish List


With everything that’s going on in my life: little sister giving birth, thanksgiving, books going to press, BFF giving birth, etc. I’ve completely forgot to make my Christmas Wish List that I usually do every year. I always give it to my mom in hopes that she doesn’t buy me some horrible gifts that I have no use for and usually end up being sent off to GoodWill. Love her, but she is a horrible gift giver. This year might be a little late to send it to her. Oh, well.


I love books. I have the Kindle White that my sister brought me last Christmas, but I love having some physically books to hold and add to my growing book collection. These two (1) are some that I am looking forward to reading: Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-Up and Zoella’s Girl Online. I’ve heard lots of good reviews of both books and I am a total fan of both their vlogs, so I kind of feel that it’s a must to read and have.

I have a couple of small makeup bags in my closet, but since my makeup collection seems to be growing, I need to have larger traveling makeup bag. I really like the one/two-teir cases that Sonia Kashuk (2) has at Target. And since her designs are my taste, I really don’t care which pattern it comes in. Along with makeup accessories, I really need more (do I really?) makeup brushes. I saw Zoeva Rose Gold Lux Set (4) and totally fell for them. They are so pretty!! I’ve read great rave reviews of them, so I would love to have the set.

Any sort of running/workout wear is always on my list. Nike long running leggings are the best and the ones I saw on their website are so colorful! The ones I have pictures here (3) are the Epic Luxe Printed Leggings in Dusty Cactus. But I’m not too picky about my workout clothes as I am about my workout shoes. Reason #1 why new running shoes are not on my list. I much rather spend my own money buying the running shoes I love and work for me than have someone else. I also need new running headphones. Hilarious story, when I was downloading the picture for these (8) Yurbud Inspire 200 for Women from my Amazon.com wish list, a pop up showed up asking if I want to continue to link since someone might have already brought this as a gift for me. I’m pretty sure my sister brought them for me since it was the one item I requested from her.

Starting on my tech-y wants with iPhone cases (5). I am on another gold kick, so I really into the gold decorated cases. Headphones are another tech item I want, but I don’t really need. I have a pair of blue ones that I brought from Target for $5, but I think these Sony ZX Series Stereo Headphones (6) are super sleek. They are also noise-canceling.

One of the major tech items every blogger with an laptop needs: an external hard drive. I got a a couple of years ago and when I tried plugging it in recently only to find that it has completely died. Yeah. Not. Very. Happy. So I put the WD Passport for Mac 1TB Portable Hard Drive on my list. I’m pretty sure I can take the old one to a computer repair store and they might be able to repair it, but one, it’s over 4 years old and two, it was only like 500GB.

What’s on everyone wish list this Christmas season?

Anybody else still make a wish list for parents or is it just me? I’m pretty sure it’s just me…

Skool Luv Affair

Golden Ears

Golden Ears
Since getting my ear pierced a 2nd time, I’ve been searching for more studded earrings than ever before…

…And I did a bit of shopping


It had been a really long time since I went shopping for myself since the wedding. Well other than for food. So since we were already down in south Seattle, we might as well check out the mall without the kids.

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Combat Boots!


I’m currently obsessed right now with searching for the perfect combat boots.

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