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Pretty little things (haul)

H&M midi rings

This might be my most random haul yet. There’s some makeup, candles, jewelry and other “pretty things”.

After falling in love with Maybelline’s Lash Sensational Mascara, I wanted to try a few more Maybelline mascaras. I won’t lie, pretty packaging was most definitely a deciding factor for me when buying these. Can’t wait to see how they work.

maybelline mascara blog

maybelline baby lips Baby lips balms. I tried these some time a go, but somehow I managed to lose them so I bought a few more. During this time of the year my lips can use all the help they can get.

Kantek Acrylic Tape Dispenser review

I was after a nice, clear acrylic tape dispenser for quite a while now. After reading horrible reviews about Kate Spade Acrylic Dispenser that I really liked, I found a similar one for half the price ($10.00) on Amazon. It’s Kantek Acrylic Tape Dispenser and it works great. It’s sturdy and certainly doesn’t feel “cheap”. The only thing that I was disappointed about, is the fact that it had big, blue logo printed on the corner, which didn’t show up on Amazon’s image or product description. Thankfully, all it took was a bit of an acetone polish remover and there’s no sign of the logo ever being there.

Kantek Acrylic Tape Dispenser

pretty pencilsSpeaking of office supplies.. how adorable are these pencils I bough on Etsy? Find them here.

bath and body works cranberry woods

I absolutely love Bath and Body Works candles (or any other candles for that matter, but you knew that already ;) ), but I do have one rule when buying them: never pay a full price. I always, always wait for the 20% off coupons in the mail and usually buy these when they’re on sale, which happens every few weeks. I wanted to try some new scents so I got Cranberry Woods and Sweater Weather. The rest were scents that I’m very much familiar with and love: Winter, Mahogany Teakwood, Eucalyptus Spearmint and Fireside.

sweater weather candle bath and body works

bath and body works haulThe “Stress relief” candle is one that I always keep in my bathroom. I always burn it when taking a bath or painting my nails.

bath and body works haul blog

Right now I’m burning “Fireside” in my living room, it’s such a warm and cozy scent, ideal for this season. This year is the first year, ever, that I put our Christmas Tree up so early (I did it on Sunday! Like.. Sunday, November 30th. November. I put my Christmas Tree up in November. WTF!). Usually I wait all the way until Christmas Eve-that’s how we used to do it when I was growing up- but to be honest I just couldn’t wait. I really don’t like all this rush and Christmas-commerce, but I just had to put it up already. It happened so quickly and out of the blue too.. I wasn’t planning on it at all. I wake up on Sunday morning, grab a cup of tea and next thing I know I’m dressing up the Christmas tree.

Fireside candle

bath and body works pocket hand sanitizersPocket-sized hand sanitizers from B&BW ($5.00 for a pack of 5). I got these because I needed my purchase to be over $50.00 so that I could qualify for free shipping, but they always come in handy (no pun intended, if you know what I mean ;) … yup there I go again with my “dad jokes”) and they smell delicious! I definitely wouldn’t use these around kids, I’d probably would try to eat (or rather drink) these if I were a kid.

black bamboo candleI mentioned this candle countless times on the blog and yes, it’s still my favorite. I always get at Homegoods for half the price.

scentsational candle romanticYet another Homegoods find is this “Romantic” candle by Scentsational Candles. I love their candles, they’re definitely amongst my favorites as well. If I’m leaving Marshall’s or Homegoods, chances are I have a Scentsational Candle in my bag (……shopping bag, not handbag, I pay for them :D ).

pecksniff's englandPecksniff’s “Rose & Peony”, also a Homegoods find.

H&M gold tea light holders

These adorable tea light holders are from H&M and boy oh boy did it take me ages to get my hands on them! They come in a two-pack for $5.95 in gold or silver. The gold ones always, always sell out in minutes as soon as they become available. I had to check a few times a day for a week to finally get these. I ordered two so I could have four of these. As soon as I placed my order I received an email saying that “one or more items in your order have sold out”. So in the end, I only got two of these, but I will definitely try to get more, they are so, so pretty! They are very light and delicate and I think that they’d also be cute for storing small jewelry.

H&M haul blogI also got a bunch of different sized rings from H&M. I’m definitely loving those small, golden toned midi rings.

H&M midi rings H&M rings


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    Jasmin Charlotte
    December 2, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Ohh lots of good purchases! I need to pick up some more candles. Love the pencils, they are so cute! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    Katy Alexandra
    December 2, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    All such amazing finds! I love the tea light holders! very cute!

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    samara Beauty
    December 2, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Love this post and the pictures are amazing!!! Love H and M decor and how cute are the pencils!!! May have to get some :)

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      December 6, 2014 at 11:22 am

      Thanks Samara!

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    Marie | theshimmerbllog
    December 2, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    The tape as well as the pencils are so unique, very good choices <3

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    December 3, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I am drooling over your purchases! So many amazing looking candles – one of my major obsessions – and the rings look really beautiful too. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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      December 6, 2014 at 11:18 am

      Thanks so much Kate!

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    December 3, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    I love the pencils from Etsy. So cute! I have a baby lips but it actually makes my lips dryer. I’m allergic to a billion things though, so I think I’m probably just allergic to something. Those rings are just lovely. <3


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      December 6, 2014 at 11:17 am

      Oh no way! That sucks that they make lips dryer! I tend to get allergic to certain products too, thankfully I didn’t experience anything like that with these!

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    December 3, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I love everything! The tap is just so gorgeous! The more sparkles, the better, right? haha!
    I love the baby blue pencils too – adorable!
    Oh my goodness, do I want B&BW to be in the UK – or at least smell-o-vision to smell the amazing sounding scents! hehe!
    Happy Holidays, Paula! <3
    xoxo, | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog 
    also on BLOGLOVIN 

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      December 6, 2014 at 11:17 am

      Hahaha smell-o-vision would be a great idea, who knows, maybe in the future ;) Thanks lovely, Happy Holidays!! <3

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    December 5, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    The glittery tape is so cute! In fact, everything is adorable. Nice collection of rings.

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    December 7, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    i love everything you bought :)

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      December 9, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks Hon!

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    February 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    I like the haul.

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    January 16, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Just got here from your Best of Thirteen Thoughts post… :) Everything on here is so pretty! I love the gold tape, candles, and candle holders! The pencils are cute as well! ;)

    Savannah xx

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