Holiday 2016 Haul

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Holiday 2016 Haul

Holiday 2016 Haul

Last Christmas I went all out for the people in my life. I completely neglected myself in the process. Only to have it all backfire on me. So this year I decided to make up for last year and really treat myself. It’s been a really rough year. I deserve a little pampering.


I took advantage of the $20.00 off $50.00 purchase coupon. I really wanted to get a bunch of ‘fun’ things, but to be honest I really didn’t want much. But I did need to restock on some essentials. I figured it would be best to do that.

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
One of my favorite moisturizers. Light, non-greasy, provides a good amount of moisture which is perfect for the colder months.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo
I actually had my perfect shade, but I gave it away to someone who really needed it and I was stuck using a brow powder that was way too light for me. I finally caved and replaced the one I gave away.

My go-to tool for applying foundation. I try to replace mine every 6 months.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo in Rose Gold/Fig
I saw swatches of this and just had to make it mine. It’s gorgeous! But I’m really surprised at how tiny it is! But I guess for $14.00 I really shouldn’t complain.

I also got the Mid-Flight Delights Sample Bag which is full of goodies. It wasn’t my first choice, but the other bag I wanted was out of stock. So I settled for this one. It still contains some really nice samples though. And the bag is super cute!

Misc. Stuff n Thangs

Holiday 2016 Haul

Holiday Wonders Sugared Plums Cleansing Wipes/Holiday Wonders Peppermint Bark Cleansing Wipes/e.l.f. Cleansing Wipes
I got a really good deal on these at Kmart. It seemed like the perfect time to stock up on cleansing wipes. I haven’t tried the Holiday Wonders wipes yet, but the e.l.f. brand are pretty good. I like to keep lots of wipes on hand for when I’m doing swatches for the blog. They’re also great for travel.

Silk Elements Shea Butter & Olive Oil Hand Cream
I received this hand cream at Sally Beauty for free when I purchased my hair dye. It smells amazing! I’ll definitely purchase another once I run out.

Holiday 2016 Haul

Starbucks Holiday Blonde Roast
I’ve actually been hoarding boxes of these K Cups. It’s delicious! It has hints of brown sugar, sweet orange, and allspice. It’s a nice light coffee yet it’s so flavorful! I never did care for their Christmas blend, but I’m totally digging this Holiday Blonde Roast!

Tazo Joy Tea
During the colder months I drink a lot of hot tea. In the morning I have my coffee and at night I have my tea. The holidays wouldn’t be complete without some Joy tea! It’s a nice balanced blend of black, jasmine green, and oolong teas. I really like the light fruity and floral flavors.

Gingerbread Larabars
How could I not grab these? I like to keep healthier snacks on hand because I have a bad habit of skipping meals. Then I get all sorts of hangry. Larabars have always been a solid go-to snack around here. I wouldn’t have felt right leaving the store without these festive bars! I haven’t gotten around to trying them out yet. I’ll be sure to report back.

Holiday 2016 Haul

Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick
Holy wow is that a mouthful! When word got out about these I knew I wasn’t going to stop searching for them until I found them. And I did. At my local Walgreens! If you’re looking for these lipsticks too, look up! My husband spotted these on the very top shelf far away from other makeup items. They didn’t have the other shades I wanted so I grabbed the 2 they did have. I’ll be reviewing these once I find the other shades I want.

Bath & Body Works PocketBac Sanitizers
I got a pretty good deal on these, but I’ll have to pick up some festive ones next time I’m at the mall.

Yes, I did ban ColourPop. You can read all about it when my holiday post goes live. It’s just a mini-rant though. They’re not even worth a full blown Kanye style rant. All hatred aside though, the items I picked up are pretty darn amazing!

Holiday 2016 Haul

Last but not least, my husband surprised me with new slippers. These Bearpaw slippers are so comfy and warm. I love them! I got myself a heated throw. I’m one of those people who is always cold. My guys are always warm. I figured a nice solution to the heating issues would be a heated throw. Last year I got a heated blanket that took forever to warm up. But this throw warms up pretty fast and does a great job at keeping me warm. It’s small enough to wrap around myself while sitting at my desk and big enough to cover myself while I’m laying in bed watching TV. It’s the perfect size for me! It’s also very soft. The plug can be a bit of an annoyance, but it’s not so bad once you get used to it. This is the one I purchased. And then some festive leggings because why not? Maybe now you see why I don’t do fashion posts around here. Hah!

Christmas Cookies

Oh yeah! I’ve also been doing a lot of baking!

16 Comments on “Holiday 2016 Haul” »
  1. Ooh, great haul! I need a new Beauty Blender & you’ve just reminded me to get one! I love your festive blanket & cosy slippers xx
    Beautylymin recently posted…A Beauty Bay haul featuring Natasha Denona & Mario BadescuMy Profile

  2. You got some good staple items but lots of fun stuff too! Those cleansing wipes sound lovely – I too, use wipes to remove swatches for the blog. I do not use wipes on my face, ever! :P
    Uh oh, what’s the story about ColourPop? I can’t wait to read…
    stashy recently posted…H&M Eye Shadows and Blush ReviewMy Profile

    • It’s just the perfect time to replenish staple items! The cleansing wipes come in so handy while swatching, don’t they? And ColourPop broke my heart and my Churro! I could probably use that as the title. Hmm…

  3. Nice haul babe…and those bearpaw slippers are so adorable :)
    Anubhuti recently posted…Oriflame The One High Impact Eye Pencil Review & Swatches : Onyx Black, Amazon Green & Deep PlumMy Profile

  4. You’ve got some lovely stuff there!! :)
    AlifyaLifestyle recently posted…Inspirational Tuesday ~ Tis The SeasonMy Profile

  5. I can’t wait to read the rant! Love a little beauty drama. haha You look like you did well at Sephora!
    Amanda Amaya recently posted…The Gift You Know They’ll UseMy Profile

  6. Wow…some very cool stuff is one display here….love each one of them…great post hun :)….xoxo, Neha
    NEHA recently posted…OFF-THE-SHOULDER BLOUSEMy Profile

  7. What a great haul! I am so glad that you took some time to treat yourself. It probably comes as a surprise to no one that I am a huge advocate of self-care. lol
    Chris recently posted…Boots Botanics Skincare HaulMy Profile

  8. The slippers gifted by your husband are super cute. Amazing haul Lisa. Happy Holidays💞
    Sonali recently posted…The Nature’s Emporium Butter Me Up ReviewMy Profile

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