Saturday, January 4, 2014

Christmas Haul Update // New Year Update

I can't believe I put writing this until just now! The past few weeks have been exhausting, especially from writing everyday for a whole week for my series!

Because of my countdown to the new year series that I just ended on New Year's Day, I haven't really been able to blog about much else. A lot has happened in the past week and I'd like to take this time to share it with you guys [:

First of all, I posted a Christmas Haul last week up on Youtube! Although I didn't get much money this year, I did get a ton of awesome gifts, plus others that I got after Christmas and wasn't able to add onto this video.

Lots of bloggers have been adding disclaimers to their haul posts saying that they are not trying to show off, but simply sharing what they got in case anyone is interested in some of the same things as the blogger or needs ideas or things like that, and I will definitely say that I do my hauls for the same reason. With that being said, here's what I got:

  • Gray Leather Bag: Forever 21
  • Navy Blue Cardigan: RVCA
  • Mustard Yellow/Green Cross Scarf: RVCA
  • Mustard Yellow Beanie: RVCA
  • Purple Beanie: RVCA
  • Flowerbomb: Sephora
  • Clean on Me Shower Gel: Sephora
  • Dior Lip Gloss: Sephora
  • Sephora Formula X Nail Polish in Fahrenheit: Sephora
  • Boscia SuperCharge Overnight Moisture: Sephora
  • White Infinity Scarf: Old Navy
  • "White Citrus" Eau de Parfum: Bath & Body Works
  • Dior Travel Makeup Kit with Mini Brushes and Mirror
  • Yves Saint Laurent Gold Edition Makeup Palette from Travel Collection
  • Sweet Pea Body Lotion: Bath & Body Works
  • Sweet Pea Shower Gel: Bath & Body Works
  • Black Molskine Notebook: Target
  • $10 Target Gift Card
  • $10 Starbucks Gift Card
  • Lancome Dual-Finish Matte Porcelain D'Ivioire 
  • Givenchy Healthy Glow Powder
  • Lancome Absolut Rouge Lipstick in Jeweled Pink
Pretty cool line-up of gifts, huh? I am refraining as much as I can to waiting until I get back to school (which is in a few days) to start using most of this stuff, so I am excited to start the new year with a bunch of nice things. 

Last Sunday, I received a gift basket as a prize for winning a contest I entered through Mary Kay last month at the New Girl Expo! My prize was a free pampering session and a gift basket with some really nice stuff! 

In the bag, I got: 

+ Mary Kay Satin Hands Set, which includes a Hand Softener, a Hand Scrub, and a Hand Cream
+ Mint Bliss Energizing Lotion for Feet and Legs
+ Two pairs of Christmas-themed socks (hehe I love socks)
+ A red Mary Kay nail polish
+ A purple Mary Kay nail polish (I got this from a mini giveaway she did)
+ A red gift box (there was nothing in here but I can use this in the future for gifts!)
+ And a cute little bear, the one you see [: (I gave this one to my niece)

Another addition to all these wonderful gifts was that my godmother gave me a really nice sweater from her favorite store, Gilly Hicks (part of the Abercrombie franchise), but unfortunately it's closing! She said my sweater was the last thing she bought from there, which I thought was really sweet of her. Another aunt of mine got me a really nice picture frame, and honestly I could always use some nice ones because I want to print out my pictures and display them or use the frame for some pinteresty use, haha.

Now onto New Year's Eve! I spent it with family. I normally spend it with my dad since my sister and I spend Christmas with our mom and her side of the family, but I decided to spend New Years with them too since they were actually planning on doing something. We just ate a lot, made s'mores, and danced to Just Dance hilariously until we got tired. It was a lowkey, but fun night.

Yesterday was my dad's birthday, so we celebrated it with an afternoon/night in Hollywood!

I never thought a picture like this would ever be on this site. Source:
We ended the night watching One Direction's movie on DVD at my godfather's house (my 16 year-old godsister is OBSESSED). I never really cared for them before, but I will say after watching it that most of them are cute (sorry Liam, I think that's the one) and I think Louis is the most attractive one, haha. I may listen to more of their music after watching their stories, which I think were pretty humble and ridiculous at the same time if you ask me, haha, but I can NEVER be like one of their crazed fans. I just can't. I just wouldn't have the energy in me to be so psychotically in love with anyone like that. Not even my boyfriend. Regardless, I do give them props for their dedication, no matter how crazy it is.

So, there goes my random post, catching you all up on life within the past week or so. Happy new year, once again, and I'm excited for what's to come!

Until then,


  1. I've never heard of the brand RVCA. What is it? Do you really like them a lot, or did someone happen to do a lot of their Christmas shopping there?

    PS Your Sephora goodies look super sweet!

    1. RVCA is an urban brand, based here in Southern California, I believe. It targets a lot of guys, but they have stuff for girls. I like them, but they're not my first chance of clothing choices because it's a little pricey for me. But my boyfriend LOVES them and shops from them all the time and that's how he got me some stuff from there.

      And thanks! [:

  2. I love Mary Kay! Congrats on winning that contest! Looks like you made out pretty well for christmas! That white infinity scarf looks so cozy!

  3. Wow, you got some really amazing gifts!! I didn't get anything this year, but spending time with my family was really wonderful. Happy New Year!!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

    1. Thank you! Well that's great that you had a great time with your family. I think that's more important than anything! [:

  4. You definitely know how to start the New Year off right! I'm curious to see whether or not you'll like the Lancome lipstick... maybe a review in the future? *hint hint* LOL I'm quite particular when it comes to lipstick but I've seen a few colors that I like from Lancome... so I'm doing my research before I make the buy (:

    Anyway, Happy New Year!

    xo. Christine

    1. Haha yes! I am planning on doing a review on all these products very soon! Happy New Year to you as well [:


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