August 16, 2014

July's Shopping Spoils (And Partial Birthday Haul!)

Hello my dearest readers! I have to admit, this post is scheduled because today is the day that I am going to see One Direction and Five Seconds of Summer in concert *Hurrah*, and I won't have time to write a post as I'll be preparing myself physically and mentally for the event. Now, I'm not as big a fan of the band as I once was, but I still like them and I know this is a once and a lifetime opportunity, so I'M GOING AND NO ONE CAN STOP ME. 

I've already got my outfit picked out (which you can see the upper half of farther below), and I have a few things in the queuing area, prepared to be placed in my purse to go along as well, such as glow sticks, snacks, water, a poster that says "CAN I HAVE A HUG," and several things for the boys to sign just in case a miracle happens and I meet them lol. 

Anyway, I've been shopping a lot lately (well I've gotten this stuff over the course of 4 months), so I'm just going to share with you a few of the things I've splurged on. The items are categorized by types (1. B&B Works Haul, 2. Jewelry Haul, 3. Clothes Haul, 3.5 Concert Attire, 4. Colorado Haul, 5. Ceramics Haul, and 6. Books, Movies, and Music Haul), and you only have to look at the categories that interest you. There will be little reviews of each product!
Let's get started then, shall we?

1. Bath & Body Works Haul

Pomegranate and Lemon body lotion-- $5.00
I quite liked the lemony scent in the store, but when I took it home and started using it, I realized that it was a lot stronger than I bargained for. It was almost headache giving. That being said, it moisturizes my skin decently. I think I have to reapply this more often than other lotions I have, but it makes my skin feel fairly good. I probably won't repurchase this lotion however. 

Morocco Orchid & Pink Amber perfume-- $8.00
I bought this mini perfume 75% off, so it only costed me $2.00 which is pretty good considering that it comes in glass packaging (as opposed to the bigger versions of this scent which are plastic). I love the smell, which is crisp and pleasant to the nose, but I'm a little afraid to use it because the bottle is so small. I would never buy this exact product at $8.00 again because of it's size, so if I wanted to buy the scent again, I would go for the next size up because it costs less, at only $6.00 and I get a ton more. 

Spearmint Supreme lip moisturizer-- $8.00
I was so excited when I went into Bath & Body and saw the lip products on sale. They are NEVER on sale, and believe me, I have checked many a time. I believe I got this one for around $3.00. I am a fan of the store's moisturizing lip products because they do a good job at restoring and making your lips feel good again after they've been dry. The only complaint I have is that the lip shine is sticky, and then if I go outside in the wind, my hair tends to get caught up in it. Ick. I probably won't be buying this again for a long time because of it's expensive normal price, and how I have to be cautious when wearing it so my hair doesn't get gross. 

2. Jewelry Haul

LoveCulture-- $7.95
For a while, I'd wanted a statement necklace, but many of them that I was seeing in stores were too big for me. That was true until I saw this one. If you scale it with my thumb, you can see that the size of it isn't too big or gaudy, so it's perfect for my taste, plus it includes matching earrings. I haven't worn it yet, so I can't tell you much about how I like it, but I can tell you that I got it for 30% off and actually paid around $5.50 for it instead of $7.95. I'm really excited to try this one out! 

LoveCulture-- $5.95
This was also 30% off, so I paid a little more than $4.00 for it. I like the look of this necklace, but when I wear it, the pendent often rests uncentered on my neck from my normal daily movements. Therefore, if I could go back in time and unbuy it, I probably would. I'm just glad it wasn't too expensive!

Deb-- $8.00
As trend in this post, I actually got this necklace on sale ;) It was 50% off, you do the math. I absolutely love it. It's not too adultish, but not too little-girlish either. The quality is wonderful, the gold color is beautiful, it's lightweight, and the chain is adjustable so I can have whatever length I want. I obviously won't buy this again because I already have it, but I would buy this for a friend in a heartbeat. 


3. Clothes Haul 

Vanity Fair-- $12.00
I bought this on an outlet mall in Michigan City run with my aunt earlier this summer. Sadly I haven't gotten a chance to wear it yet because I'm still searching for the perfect shirt to pair it with. I was drawn to this skirt because the fabric is very soft, comfortable, and breathable, and it isn't one of those skirts that you feel you have to sit still in all day. I would buy another like this if I had the chance!

Vanity Fair-- $18.00
Sorry about my closet guys, but this was also purchased on a Michigan City outlet mall run. I like this a lot, but thankfully it has a slip underneath because it is a see through skirt. I actually wear black shorts with it because sometimes the slip won't fall back in place when I stand up, and I just want to be cautious haha. Other than that, I'm glad I bought it.

TJ Maxx-- $12.00
Flower print is really "in" right now, so I bought this shirt. It doesn't overdo the trend, but it has enough that it's noticeable. 

Hot Topic-- $24.00
$24 is WAY to expensive for a shirt, but I couldn't not buy this tank top. It's colors are beautiful, and look at the back... Just look at that. I love Beauty and the Beast way to much to pass this up. 

Hot Topic-- $22.00
Guess how much I paid for this on clearance! If you guessed $3.95, you are right. Yup, you heard me, $3.95, originally $22.00. I don't like this one as much as the Beauty and the Beast one, but I still love wearing it.

3.5. Concert Attire!

JC Penney-- $18
I chose this to wear to the 1D concert because it's a blue-out, meaning everyone is going to wear blue, and this was the only thing I could find suitable to wear. It has small rhine-stones on the front, and an open(ish) back so hopefully I won't get too hot. Do you guys like it? Oh, wow I'm excited :D

4. Colorado Haul

Some random downtown shop-- $12.00
This sweatshirt isn't much to look at, but it still documents my travels and  is extremely warm and fuzzy inside. It's honestly perfect for nights around a bonfire with my friends! These types of sweatshirts are pretty generic, so you can find one similar (with the name of your destination) pretty much wherever you go! I recommend purchasing this type rather than a fancier one, because it's cheaper, and basic (just in case your style completely changes, it's likely you'll still wear this). 

Some random downtown shop-- $14.00
When I found this owl purse, I knew right away that I would buy it. In the trinket shop there were plenty of other options as well, such as cats, monkeys, dogs, and even different colored owls, but this little guy caught my attention and held it! It isn't super big, but it fits exactly what I need it to when I go out with friends. The first time I wore it the strap broke, so I need to get to repairing that, but it's great otherwise.

5. Ceramics Haul



Thrift/Charity Shop-- $0.50
My mom and I went to a thrift shop whilst looking for some things for my brother's dorm room, and I found this cute little mug just sitting there waiting to be picked up. So, I bought it partly because it was cute, and partly because it said England on the bottom. At the moment, I am storing a few of my loose beauty things in it, and it's doing it's job wonderfully! 



Thrift/Charity Shop-- $0.50 
I found this teacup on the same thrift run as I found the mug, and fell in love with the intricate flowery design with gold accents. It does a wonderful job holding spare jewelry that I haven't had the time to put away, such as my bracelet, locket, earrings, and a few rings. It does have a few little chips in it, but hey.... for $0.50 I'm doing great. 

Pier 1 Imports-- $15.00
Pier 1 has great home decorating products, furniture, and kitchen things. When I saw this elephant teapot, I instantly fell in love because I have a little elephant mug that it would go perfectly with. I just couldn't pass up purchasing the little guy! My only complaint is that he is a little hard to wash on the inside because my fingers don't fit. Other than that, I love him! 
If you are still reading, comment "WHAT!?" down below and let's confuse some people :)

6. Books, Movies, and Music Haul
Mistborn Trilogy-- $10.00
I bought this used on Ebay because at Barnes and Noble, I would have been paying over $20.00 for it. I would highly recommend the series.
Cars-- birthday :)
Cars is my second favorite Disney movie, right after Lady and the Tramp and Beauty and the Beast because it has a great message, and is just all around cute. If you haven't seen it, I recommend going out and renting it with some friends because it's totally worth your time!
Rio-- birthday :)
Rio is a cute movie that I enjoyed. It takes place mainly in Rio De Janeiro during a festival called Carnival, and does a great job of showing Brazilian culture. It is about birds, but there are enough human characters that you don't feel starved of them.
Wreck-It Ralph-- birthday :)
I haven't seen Wreck-It-Ralph yet, but I've heard that it's great!
The Little Rascals-- birthday :)
Little Rascals is just a classic. If you haven't seen it at least once in your lifetime, you're missing out!
Frozen-- $12.00 at Costco
I bought this a while back on sale at Costco. Frozen only came out this past November, but it's basically a treasure already. If you haven't watched this yet, you must be living under a rock because everyone, and I mean EVERYONE has seen Frozen. I highly recommend it.
X by Ed Sheeran-- birthday :)
You probably know that I'm a huge fan of Ed Sheeran by now if you're a regular reader of my blog. I love his music but some of his songs have some negative/inappropriate undertones to them. I recommend listening to Ed, but you really have to be careful when listening because not every song is appropriate for everyone. 


I know that was long, but thanks to those of you who stuck with this post the whole way.
Would you like to see more hauls (shorter ones) on this blog? Let me know if you like this type of post. Love you all!
-July

*sorry about the picture quality.... my life is a struggle

10 comments:

  1. "What?!"

    I enjoyed your hauls a lot! Ooh more, more! :) it was so much fun to read through your haul.

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    1. Haha :) Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed it, sis. Hopefully there will be others in the future, and possibly a video haul....

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  2. Such great stuff here! I can't comment on everything...
    Love that "Create Your Own Reality" shirt <3 Black, but colorful floral lettering...
    Frozen the DVD! Yesss... Ed Sheeran. Nice :)

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    1. Thanks for reading! Lately I've been into black for some reason.... Don't know why!

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  3. Can I borrow your mistborn series when you "force" me to read it? ;p

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  4. I tagged you! http://amdgcrafting.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/tags-and-a-giveaway/

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  5. Love your new skirts! ALSO the Mistborn trilogy, I was just reading about this on July's blogs and EMILY WANTS IT!!!!!

    How was 1D???? :O :O

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    1. Thanks!!!
      What, who's blog? Didn't know there was another blogger named July in our blogosphere community!

      OMG it was absolutely amazingggg...... I'm kinda hooked on 5SOS know because of them. Hopefully you guys can see a post about my concert coming up!

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Hello there! Thanks so much for dropping by my little corner of the blogosphere. I'd really appreciate if you could give me a follow as well *hint, hint* These "about-me's" are literally the hardest things to write, but I'll have a go at it. You can call me July, or really whatever else floats your boat. I live in a very culturally proud little town that borders beautiful beaches, giving us fun for both summer and winter such as swimming, tanning, boating, skiing, ice-fishing, ice-berg walking, and gorgeous sunsets on the beach year-round. I hope to make it through high school and head off to college for, well, I don't know yet, but whatever it is, it'll be something I love. Robotics, books, movies, and music of all genres are kinda my thing. I would basically consider myself to be one of those stereotypical girls who fall desperately in love with fictional boys... I have a strange obsession with tea drunken from cute elephant mugs. So grab a cuppa and strap yourselves in for some brilliant stuff coming soon!