This is what my spending looks like every year. I’m pretty good at keeping track of my monthly spending, until…the holiday season. Thanksgiving get-togethers, Christmas decorations, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas presents, and holiday outfits, and so much more! Today, I have some tips on how to stay relatively within budget during the holiday season : ) DIY decor – Christmas decorations can get pretty expensive, especially if you go to Target and grab everything cute. Most decorations aren’t very expensive, but when you buy a lot, it adds up real fast. An easy and fun way to cut down your… View Post

‘TIS THE SEASON to buy the perfect presents for your friends, family, and lovers. If you’re like me, you probably cannot wait for holiday shopping! Etsy is one of the first places I go to for holiday shopping, because there are so many options for personalized and handcrafted gifts that you can’t find in store. I am collaborating with some Etsy stores in this blog post to make holiday shopping easier and more fun for you. Some Etsy stores offered discount codes for my readers, and there are TWO GIVEAWAYS, so read on! Carrieclover by Monique offers wish bracelets, bridesmaid proposal… View Post

All I want for Christmas is YOUUUU (and these things). We all have our ultimate Christmas wishlist that you know will only be true in a dream, here is mine. Tiffany Bow Earrings Victoria’s Secret Cozy Robe and Satin Kimono Aerie Romantic Lace Padded Bralette Chloe Faye Small Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag Lightweight Tripod with Bag Stuart Weitzman NearlyNude Sandal Wishlist from my Holiday Gift Guide for Her and Stocking Stuffers: Sparrow & Wren Emoji Mug / MUK LUKS Pennley Pom Pom Sweater Knit Bootie Slippers / Charbonnel et Walker Marc de Champagne Truffles / Tea in a Macaron / Tea Infuser / My Own Domain What do you have… View Post

My studio is all decked out for Christmas! I finally got around to decorating my place, and I absolutely love it! It is a mix of DIY and store-bought items and I’m really excited to share it with everyone! If you want to see my studio tour before I decked it all out, click here. Let’s begin! Since my studio is not that big, I don’t have space for a 8 ft. Christmas tree, but this 2 ft. one from Target is just as festive : ) I bought a cone styrofoam from Michael’s and wrapped it with some silver… View Post

I have always struggled with my sensitive combination skin, but it has been getting better recently so I thought I’d share my skincare routine here! I have a 9-5 job from Monday to Friday, so I try to keep my skincare routine pretty simple : ) The first thing I do at night is take my makeup off with Neutrogena makeup remover cleansing towelettes, because they are fragrance-free and removes my makeup very quickly. It doesn’t irritate my skin like the ones that smell nice. Next, I will use one of my three face washes. I probably use the Neutrogena… View Post