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Collective {mommy} Haul

Ive been doing some spring shopping, surprizingly… NO CLOTHES. Although that is next on my list of things i need to do { go through my closet, cull everything, and then purchase what i need}. Anyways, i needed some new makeup, as this winter has been kicking my skins ass. I’ve never been so dry in my life. its horrid, I picked up some stuff from Sephora, Shoppers, and the Bay so here it is!! — i will try to list the product of what i bought from where i purchased it, however, shoppers isnt online so i cant link those from the store!

MOMMYHAUL

What i picked up from Sephora:
Anastasia Brow Pencil in Auburn Beauty Blender Clarasonic Mia2 Heads TOO Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
The brow pencil & mia heads were both re-purchases for me, so obs i love them. The Beauty Blender was new for me, and i very much so enjoy it and will re-purchase when the time comes, As for the better than sex mascara, for me, not sure what the hype is about because i hated it, which sucked! i was hoping to love it. I thought the want was way to heavy where the handle was and the brush was flimsy and to me didn’t give a nice effect. I will not be re-purchasing that product for sure!

What i picked up from Shoppers:
Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation Benefit They’re Real Mascara Benefit Hoola Bronzer
All these products were re-purchases for me and so i love them all.

What i picked up from the Bay:
Clinique’s 3 step system including the Liquid Soap Clarifying Lotion & Gel  clinique moisture surge (my night time cream) Chubby Stick Redness Solution Foundation Clinique High Impact Mascara (which i got as a sample)
The 3 step system is a re-purchase. Moisture surge is new for me, i just felt like my face was to dry it wasnt enough my regular gel i use so i upped it at night to this and its been awesome giving me a boost in my Tzone where i’m crazy dry. The Chubby stick is LIFE. strangely its crazy moisturizing and lasts a really long time. It gives a pretty colour to your lips without looking too much. perfect for a jean and tee kinda day. The Redness Solution i’ve only used 3 times, so far so good.. not sure if its hydrating enough for my face {THANK YOU CANADIAN WINTERS!@#()&!} but ill keep trying it out! i like the coverage and the light weight feel and the colour which i feel i’m a hard match to find. last but not elast the mascara, its AWESOME i’m going to repurchase it. its a really nice buildable mascara i like the want and the formula and it gives really pretty full long lashes, at 19.00 thats better than the 30.00 for the benefit they’re real!

Overall, i’m happy with my purchases, my skin seems to be improving, HOWEVER its not 100% just yet. if i havent mentioned it yet. i’m over winter, BRING ON THE SUMMER!

One last thing before you go, my friend from highschool Jasna, has a skincare/beauty blog and has some awesome tips and tricks, you NEED TO CHECK HER OUT, Jasskincare

xox

Nicole

embarking on: project life.

lets just start out  by saying I’m so excited to do this, ive done scrapbooking before but nothing like this. if you don’t know what project life is click here. basically becky higgins states this on her website

“The idea is simple: Photos + memorabilia + journaling together in an album – everything slips into pockets. No requirement to cut or glue or embellish a thing.”

so i looked around and found a few things that i decided to get. i ordered some from the becky higgins website to get started, then JUST MY LUCK i went to Michael’s this past weekend and all their project life stuff was on sale 40% off PLUS 20% off extra all the purchases, i also bought some storage which i needed to do years ago but i just didn’t. but again was lucky and Michael’s had their storage 40% off + the 20% off so again 60% off pretty well everything i bought, SO here’s what i got over the last week to start my project life, which I’m going to link as many as possible since they might not have them listed on the Michael’s website or the BH website.

WHAT I GOT {#pl brand}
2 binders, here and here
8 core kits, which i went a little crazy on, but again i got them 60% off so i thought i did great. my kids included, Aqua Edition, Honey Edition, Kiwi Edition, Midnight Edition, Sunshine Edition, Cinnamon Edition, 5th and Frolic Edition, and the Dreamy Edition
3 value kits, Boys Rule, Foil, and Good Times
2 mini kits, Holiday, and Seasons
7 different pocket page protectors, a couple of each but these are the ones i got, Design A,  Design D, Design G,
1 pack of lined cards here
Project life Date Stamp
Project Life Corner Rounder, which i had one already but this one is way better quality
5 or so packs of stickers (which i couldn’t find to link but i will take some pics and put below)
3 stencils
3pack of stencil paint

WHAT I GOT {all the other stuff}
2 pack washi tape holder
five drawer organizer
Silhouette Cameo Bundle ( THIS WAS MY BIG BIG BIG SPLURGE & i’m waiting for it to be shipped to me & will do a little review when i get it)

& then i got a bunch of little odds and ends, you will start seeing my posts ones a week i think I’ll do a project life sunday spread or something of this nature. i’m so excited to start this again something I’ve wanted to do for so long i just haven’t gotten around to it, and to start it can be pricey {well i made it pricey cause i bought everything LOL} id liked to go back a nd make a first and second year of life for oakley too but of course ill start with this and go from there. see what i can handle, i’m defiantly committing to this for at least the year {#pl365} but would like to continue this forever as i just think it’s a great way to look back on life week by week! so expect this to roll out in the next couple of weeks, I’ve been snapping pics this week and so it might be about a week or 2 delayed by the time i print, do the pages and get the post up. PLEASE HOLD ME ACCOUNTABLE I WANT TO SUCCEED!!!

here’s my little setup right now and heres a little haul of the stuff i got, when i get all setup with everything thats being shipped to me i will do a new post with all my goodies.

PLhaul

much love.
Nicole

 

just fab mommy haul

i cant remember the last time that i bought myself shoes or a purse. about a year or two ago i signed up for justfab and i’ve really been loving it. i say i haven’t bought myself anything in the last X amount of months but i kinda have? it automatically charges my card and i usually don’t skip a month so as it sits i had 7 credits to use so at least 7 months of charges….. which i don’t mind cause now at times like this when i’m shopping away online i dont spend a penny {that i really notice} and i get so much great stuff. have you noticed how much i love to shop???? i decided to step it up since i’m pretty well always using my diaper bag  as a purse which i love don’t get me wrong, however its not cute when i’m on my way to work or on date night. so i bought stuff that i DONT have, usually i go for flats or wedges and purses… what purse?? ive been carrying a wallet around and that’s it. so here’s my little haul of all the new pretties i got!

justfabhaul

ONE  alysee, shes a beauty. its like no shoe i’ve ever seen before. i think it’s so trendy and chic and is really versatile, can go with a dress, skinny jeans or dress pants
TWO ardin, i love these edgy flats, they are a synthetic snake-skin fabric and I’m in love, i plan to pair this with leggings and a plaid button up, which is SUPER trendy this year
THREE calliesa, love. i don’t own any strappy heels so again i thought i would venture out and try a pair, cant wait to put on some skinnies and put these bad as heels on
FOUR east end, i dont have not one black and gold purse and i thought it would be a perf match made in heaven with alysee
FIVE i wanted a fun pop of color relaxed back but still fancier, since when i’m dressed up i’m pretty well always in black cause i’m boring like that then this pop of hotty berry color would be amazing

till next time loves.
Nicole

old navy toddler haul

ITS THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE DAYYYYYYYYYYYYYy {when the postal lady drops off my packages} YAY. i love getting my stuff in the mail its like christmas all over again. Even if it’s not stuff for me. LOVE shopping for Oakley. & i always find the CUTEST stuff for him at old navy. i love that they have amazing prices and then they always have sales. so i got 30% off of pretty well ALL items, so i got some shirts for like 4$. YAHOO. i cant pass up a good deal. i got all of this plus some of the same items in larger sizes for next year. i’m all about comfort for Oakley, occasionally he dresses up which means jeans and a nice shirt but mostly its just lounge pants and a tee.

toddlerhaul

ONE self explanatory. so cute, dad taught me everything, well, all the bad things
TWO well Oakley is basically a super hero by day, and night… well 24/7 so i thought it was cute, he loves to jump off of stuff and run around crazy, again just another cute shirt for him to wear with basically any casual pant
THREE L O V E. perfect autumn/winter sweater to be dressed up with some jeans
FOUR fitting for us! ty is in construction so its cute to see Oak wear a shirt like this
FIVE i actually got these in a “calla lily” color but they are OOS, so here’s the black ones, again just another pair for our upcoming winter holiday
SIX these are my most favorite pants ever. I’ve been buying them since oak was 1, they fit SO good, they can roll up for a warmer day, or down for a cooler day. they are lined and IMO perfection. so i buy these in every size and always get a few colors, we’ve had 6 pairs already and will continue to buy more if they have them as he grows older
SEVEN just another cute laid bad long sleeve for the winter months, and pretty cute for my wild two-year old
EIGHT exact same short as number six, just in another color
NINE swim trucks for our winter holiday. Oak used to wear these but now that he is potty trained he doesn’t like them as they absorb some water and are a little heavy so these shorts are perfect cause they are just net lined.

till next time loves.
Nicole

mama and baby mini haul

so gap had a 40% off email that came around on friday, best part – no exclusions. YA baby. so i did a little bit of shopping for Oakley and I now that fall is coming… he needed a couple  warmer things and i needed a couple things as i just went through my closet and got rid of a ton of stuff that i havent wore in a while….. and again 40% off is a steal, i want to buy more MOOOOOOOOREEE!

 

mamaandbabyhaul

ONE  baseball split-neck tee, i love this fit. it is casual and perfect for my everyday going out. i love the curve at the bottom of the shirt so its longer in the middle and shorter on the sides
TWO {< similar here}s kinny jeggings, these feel like butter on my booty. i couldn’t find the exact ones i bought on line, but they do have them in store and sized like  S, M, L. they are awesome fit so nice and look like jeans but feel like leggings. BOMB
THREE leopard shoes. so cute! and they were way more affordable then the steve madden ones i wanted!
FOUR shirt tail tee, the picture doesnt do this shirt any justice, fits awesome and again has the curve on the bottom. i actually got this in coral and white
FIVE pocket tee. again a cute little essential for a little boys wardrobe
SIX wool baseball hat. Oakley needed another one for holidays so i got him this simple little hat that can be paired with anything
SEVEN rashguard, again somthing we needed for our holiday this winter so i got it for him while they still have them
EIGHT baseball hoodie which clearly yall can tell im loving the baseball themed stuff. i love it ! and its warm but not sweaty hot, perfect for a fall morning + evening or winter day!
NINE skinny jeans are so cute on Oakley’s little booty, and i rarely ever put him in them but i had to buy him another pair cause he only has one that fits, they are just so cute.

let me know in the comments if you like to see our little hauls. cause i do have fun buying them : )

till next time loves.
Nicole