Children, Fashion, Haul, Lifestyle, SALE

New In For Dean

So, Dean is going to be having a bunch of these posts, because Christmas and his birthday is right around the corner. He also has been escaping his crib. I had to make a big order for a bed, a gate to go around it for safety purposes, tv mount, cable wire covers, gate for the kitchen entry way, and a new mattress. I am just happy to be taking these pictures with a camera. I still have a few of my phone photos left over from the month or so without a camera. Now, I have a brand new phone that takes WAY better pictures, so if I am ever without a camera again, the quality won’t suffer as bad as this time. I am super excited about the holidays being around the corner! Having a child has brought back that Christmas magic to me.

Aren’t these little work boots adorable?! Dean needed a new pair of sneakers in the next size up and I thought since it was already getting colder out, he could get a boot version of a pair of sneakers. He has real winter boots from last year that I had bought a size up, so they are still good for this year. He just outgrew his size 5 and now has two pairs of size 6 boots. I am very strict with the amount of shoes that Dean has. Children are always growing, so I feel like two pairs are plenty until he can wear sandals, then three would be fine. He is a boy, so I don’t think he really cares what’s on his feet.

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With those growing feet of his, he needed new socks and I had to go to the men’s section to get them. That’s where they keep the little boy socks! These are toddler socks that fit sizes 4 1/2 to 8 1/2, so they should be good until he walks holes into them. He just graduated into a 6 recently, so these will wear out before he actually grows out of them. We are still using the infant socks on him, since they aren’t worn out and still easy to slip onto his foot. I’m happy not to buy socks for a long time, except for me. I’ve worn mine down to holes and currently have two pairs and a half…

YES! I bought Dean this Paw Patrol fire truck for Christmas. It goes 2 MPH and is so cute! I am currently charging it up. You have to charge it once a month to keep the battery full and after each use. It is worth it to be able to see him use it on Christmas morning! I am so excited to give it to him. I can imagine the smile on his face now. He is really into fire trucks at the moment and how could I resist this? He is going to love this motorized truck. It is mostly for indoors and during the summer on level dry ground.

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Dean has sensory seeking behavior, so he needs more toys that stimulates his senses. I thought this slime kit would be fun to make with him. It also has glitter which is a favorite of his. It has everything we need, so I hope that it comes out right. I thought he could help me mix everything together and watch it turn into slime. It will be a fun activity when we are housebound during my dad’s surgery. This is also a Christmas present, but it may be a birthday present.

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The last Christmas item for this post. I bought Dean the knock off of kinetic sand. I will still buy the real kinetic sand, but I thought I would try this out. If it is the same, then I would buy this one again, because it is so much cheaper than the real thing. I have been buying an item here and there every week to slowly build a good stash of Christmas and birthday presents. I can’t afford it all at once, but buying an item every week makes it really affordable. I started out thinking that this will be a small Christmas, but I think it will be a regular Christmas. He might not have the most expensive things, but he is loved and has tons of stuff to play with.

With Love,

Selena

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Beauty, Fashion, Haul, My Life, SALE

Mega Mall Haul

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I went on a shopping spree on Monday, which was my day off (granted, I wrote this a few weeks ago.). I started shopping at Kmart for a few essentials, then I hit up Macy’s, Victoria Secret’s, Forever 21, and Bath & Body Works. I went all out and got a ton of great stuff with my 2013 tax return. I even had enough money to use on my car for repairs as well. It was a great shopping experience and I loved every minute of it. So, let’s get started with all of the items that I bought at Kmart.

Kmart Items:

Basic Editions Scoop Tank Promo in Light Blue in Medium, 4.98 USD

[It’s a basic bright blue tank top. I didn’t take a picture of it.]

First up, I bought a shirt for free using my SYW rewards bonus points. So, I got a 5 USD tang top for nothing, nada. Major score!

Tree Hut Loofah, 2 USD

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Next off, I bought this loofah by the brand Tree Hut, which I went crazy and bought a few more of their things. I really needed a loofah for my Lush Shower Jelly and this one is the perfect size for my little hands. I also like the more natural color than the artificial brights.

Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub in Coconut Lime, 18 oz for 6.49 USD

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I have yet to try this body scrub, but it smells amazing which is why I bought it. It is a beautiful blue green color with coconut shell particles for extra exfoliation. I can definitely smell the coconut and lime with a hint of sugar sweetness, courtesy of the sugar aspect of the scrub. I found out about this brand from Elle Fowler from allthatglitters21 on Youtube.She loved this scent and I have to say that I am in love with this as well. I thought that the product would be really expensive, but the range is very affordable. I was happily relieved about that. She took this on vacation with her, but using this, is like a vacation for me. I am hoping that I can trade in my Bath ¬†Body Work’s expensive scrub with this inexpensive one.

Tree Hut Shea Moisturizing Shower Wash in Coconut Lime, 16 fl oz for 6.49 USD

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This does not smell as good as the scrub, because it is less sweet and more sour from the lime. Actually, it is a bit apple scented as well. I cannot wait to try this body wash. It is a nice big size for how inexpensive this product is.

Tree Hut Shea Extra-Rich Moisturizing Lotion in Coconut Lime, 9 oz for 6.49 USD

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This smells almost identical to the scrub, except the lime is a bit more apparent. This sinks right into the skin, leaving my skin soft and smelling like a vacation. I love smelling like a summer vacation. It is one of my favorite scents. I don’t have much to say about the products, since I just bought them.

March of Dimes Figurine, 50 USC(cents)

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I got this figurine for free using my SYWR points and this was “pennied out” at my store, so I got it for cheap. Pennied out means that the item is being discontinued, so it sells for less. It was originally 5 USD. It is a cute Christmas figurine for my first tree. I cannot wait for Christmas!

Bruins Socks in Medium for 2.09 USD

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I bought two pairs of Bruins plush socks that were clearanced. My discount also saved me 84 USC. So, I paid 3.34 USD for two pairs of socks. I really love plush socks, so these were a treat for me. Fluffy socks are my life. Lol.

The next store I went to was Macy’s, which I spent so little money in. I bought 180 USD worth of clothes for 36.09 USD. I work at Macy’s, so I get the 20% employee discount on top of the 20% off coupon that I used. I also used two 3 USD off coupons that I got for the two Macy card applications, which Kmart only pays you 2 USD per application. I also bought everything on clearance as well.

OhMG! The Boyfriend Cardigan in Black in Large, Original Price: 29.50; Paid: 9.21 USD

The Boyfriend Cardigan

I cannot believe that I bought this light sweater for under 10 USD. It fits very loose on me, which is the style and I am really into the oversize styles right now. I bought it, because it would be great for work and stylish. I really love how soft it is. The quality is just amazing for the price that I paid.

Jennie Active Tissue Tee in Electric Kiss in Medium, Original Price: 17.50; Paid: 4.40 USD

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I really love this bright pink cheetah print workout shirt. You put it on over your sports bra for more modesty, but it is still super thin to avoid major sweating. This shirt is so pretty that I would consider putting an undershirt and just wearing it as a regular shirt. I workout at least three times a week, so this shirt will be put to good use.

Pink Rose Fashion Top in Guava/Heather Oatmeal in Large, Original Price: 34.00 USD; Paid: 8.24 USD

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This longer sleeve shirt is so soft and comfortable. I really love the color and the stripes. I am a more conservative person and having a scoop neck keeps me covered and feeling confident. I love this tunic styled shirt. It will go great with my leggings.

B. Darlin Junior Dress in Mint/Black in 9/10, Original Price: 69 USD; Paid: 14.24 USD

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The dress is a bit loose, since I am usually a size 6 to an 8 (if the dress is body con, I don’t like it too tight and revealing). This was the last dress and I really wanted it. Since it is a fit and flare, I just need the straps shortened an inch or two for the top of the dress to fit comfortably. When I wore it out for the day, the straps were sliding and on kept falling off of my shoulder. I love how silky the dress feels and it can be a day/night dress depending upon how you style it, which makes it very versatile.

I ended up walking away from Macy’s and straight into Forever 21 for some jewelry…

Forever 21 Meet Me in Paris Bracelet in Silver/Clear, Originally: 3.80 USD; Paid: 99 USC

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I love this little bracelet that says “Oui”. It totally caught my eye and I knew that I had to have it. The little fake diamond is a nice touch of glam. The bracelet is really big on me, but for 99 cents, I will make it work.

Forever 21 Bracelet in Gold/Black, Originally: 3.80 USD; Paid: 99 USC

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This one is really big as well, but I love jewelry with words on them. This will pair nicely with my love necklace that I got at a shop on Block Island in Rhode Island, if you don’t know where that is, who are you? I am really into dainty jewelry right now, so I loved these.

Forever 21 Headphones in White/Multi, Originally: 6.80 USD; Paid: 3.49 USD

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I really need headphones, since all of mine decided to die one after the other after having them all for years. I loved this, because they are simple with a special touch (the fake diamonds). I like a little bling on my headphones. They are super comfortable, which is most important to me in headphones.

Next, I stopped at Victoria Secret’s, because I wanted to see what all of the fuss was about with Pure Seduction, the product all beauty gurus on Youtube were raving about. What I found out was that it wasn’t for me, but I found a different scent line worth raving about I am seriously obsessed and will be buying more when I run out. I also got some coupons as well. The greatest thing is that it was on sale, when the pure Seduction wasn’t.

Victoria Secret’s Pink in Total Flirt 2-in-1 Wash & Scrub, 10.1 fl oz, Originally: 18 USD; Paid: 12.50 USD

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This smells freakin’ amazing! It smells like sour green apples (real, fresh granny smith apples) and freesia (light floral notes). It is a really fresh, crisp scent that I am going crazy over. This might be my new go-to scent to replace White Citrus. I can see myself enjoying this year-round, not just in the summer months. I need to buy more!

Victoria Secret’s Pink in Total Flirt Luminous Body Butter, 10.5 oz, Originally: 15 USD; Paid: 12.50 USD

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In the container, the scent isn’t amazing, but when you apply it, it transforms into a light apple blossom scent, a little less fruity and a bit more floral. It is still a yummy scent with a hint of shimmer for that luminous glow. I may have switched my obsession for Bath & Body Works to Victoria Secret’s Pink.

Victoria Secret’s Pink in Coconut Mango 2-in-1 Wash & Scrub, 10.1 fl oz, Originally: 18 USD; Paid: 0 USD

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My VS’s had a promotion going where if you spend over 50 USD, you got something for free for 20 USD or less. My original order would have been over 50, without the promotion of 2 for 25 USD. I was excited to get this for free and just grabbed it when the cashier said that I could get one more item for the same price. This smells coconutty with a hint of sweet mango. The rose gold cap gives it the perfect luxe touch.

Next, I peeked in at Bath & Body Work’s to see what they had going on and as usual, I was sucked into buying one of their candles, because they were having a Semi-Annual sale. I also picked up another product, because it was 75% off. Curse you promotions!¬†I didn’t spend as much as I used to, though. For some reason, the store doesn’t hold that seductive power over me anymore and I’m not as excited as I used to be with it. Is it just me?

Bath & Body Work’s Home Scented 3-Wick Candle in Turquoise Waters, 14.5 oz, Originally: 22.50 USD; Paid: 12 USD

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I love the candle deals, whether its 2 for 22 or 1 for 10/12. I can never resist a candle from B&BW’s when they are on sale. This one smells refreshing and soothing. It is supposed to smell like sea spray, sunlight, and beach grass. It smells like a day at the beach, so I am in love with this scent.

Bath & Body Work’s Shea & Vitamin E Shower Gel in Coconut Lime Breeze, 10 fl oz, Originally: 12.50 USD; Paid: 3.12 USD

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This was a steal for just over 3 dollars, which is really not that much for a great body wash. I am just really into coconut, huh? The lime keeps this from being too sweet. It adds just the right amount of crisp, sour scent to the body wash. I just love it, especially for the price.

So, that was my long overdue haul. I did get a coupon from B&BW, so I will be going back in August/September for more goodies. I really needed body wash, so I am happy that I got plenty of it. I seem to go through about one a month, keeping in mind that I rotate scents around. So happy that I could share this with you. Have you hauled anything lately?

With Love,

Selena Hannah xoxoxo