Shopping & Christmas Haul

This past weekend I went to the Southern part of Michigan to have a Christmas Party with my mom’s family and I did some shopping along the way! Where I live, there are very few decent shops so this was a bit of a special occasion. I’m really excited about my purchases and the gifts I received so of course I wanted to share them on my blog!

On Friday I only bought a few things, two jewelry items and a gift for my friend. At Charlotte Russe I found a green and gold statement necklace and a nice set of earrings (I mainly wanted the rose gold ones, I’m a bit obsessed with rose gold at the moment!) These were buy two jewelry items for ten dollars so I thought it was a good deal, especially because I can wear them with multiple things I already own. At Rue 21 I found this adorable coffee mug that reminded me of my friend, so I figured a late Christmas gift was in order.

Saturday night was the family gift exchange and I got two lovely presents, although it was nothing compared to the voice-changing Iron Man mask my five year old cousin Brady got! One of my aunts gave me a change purse from her Trades of Hope line, which helps women in need and the products are made out of recycled materials. From one of my uncles I also got The Vampire Diaries season 6 to add to my collection!

By far my biggest haul of the weekend was Sunday on the way back up North. I stopped at the most magical place in the world, Ulta, hoping to find the Benefit Highbeam highlighter I’ve been wanting. I couldn’t find a full-size one, but instead I tested out Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal and bought a set with a pressed powder and a liquid highlighter, both of which I can’t wait to try out. I also went over to the drugstore side of Ulta and picked up the Maybelline Colossal mascara, Loreal Paris Telescopic liquid eyeliner, and a Nyx butter lipstick in Snow Cap, which is a gorgeous nude shade. I also purchased a bright, shamrock green tank top with lace details up the sides from Marshalls. And, when I finally arrived home, and online purchase was waiting for me in the form of a beautiful rose gold and leather Fossil watch!

A few other online purchases were also waiting for me, although I definitely wasn’t excited about them. That’s right: overpriced university textbooks. I start my second semester in one week and although a lot of my classes sound interesting, I’m not ready for such a packed schedule!

What was your most recent purchase?

Xx Katie


  1. Looks like you got some lovely gifts here!! The green top is gorgeous! Hope your second semester isn't too bad for you :)

    Hanna xxx


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