Random Finds

Hey everyone!

I've been having writer's block these days...Actually I have so many ideas in my head that I want to blog about but all this excitement of my upcoming trip to Turkey is consuming all my energy which I don't have too much of since I'm fasting  :) Not to mention, I have zillions of things to do before my trip. Of course there are no obstacles when it comes to shopping ha! I just wanted to share with you guys my recent finds in random places :)

Ever since I first found out that Nicole Richie is getting in the jewelry business, I knew I would fall in love with her creations! I adore her style and sense of fashion, you can't deny that the girl knows her stuff! There are a few different pieces from her House of Harlow 1960 line that I've wanted since the beginning but of course I always chose to invest my money in MAC (let's not even go there!). I finally caved and purchased these beautiful earrings..

 They come in several other colors such as red, green, black, purple and blue :)

I hit up Old Navy for some workout pants, I really love their yoga pants! They are so comfortable and reasonably priced. Right across from the pants were these adorable cardigans so I grabbed one though I wanted one in every color!


While at Target, I spotted this cute iPhone/iPod/digital camera pouch thingie which I thought would help me haul less stuff to the gym. I have this huge problem of toting way too many things around with me. My gym bag is huge, for that reason it's quite tempting to fill it up with unnecessary junk as there is only one reason of going to the gym and that is...to work out! I insist on taking a make-up bag full of cosmetics and much more! With this bag, I will definitely keep it simple. It's cute and small, compatible with iPhone (and I'm sure with anything that's the size of an iPhone or smaller) has a front pocket for ID, cards etc. Then on the side, there is another pocket that could be used for whatever. The brand is 'Golla', it's a Finnish brand and you can find out more about it on their website. The style I bought is called Riley - it's a 'smart bag'.


I also took advantage of the swim sale at Victoria's Secret's website. Don't I already have bathing suits? I do. But who wants to wear the same ones every year? I don't. So I found myself at VS's website. Needless to say, many of the super pretty bathing suits were sold out or they didn't have my size. I always loved polka dots but never bought a bathing suit with that pattern. I also reallllly adore bandeau tops, it's not because I am anti-tan lines I just think there is something glamorous about them. So why not combine both? :) I ordered a bunch more which I'm returning since I didn't like them too much, I'll stick with these! VS photography can be deceiving sometimes, who agrees?


I don't know about you but I am huge on candles. I especially love the ones that burn to a pleasant smell that one can smell a mile from the house. It's hard to find quality candles though. Recently I was at HomeGoods looking for a completely different product. Then I spotted this candle by a company called For Every Body, which I've never heard of before. First of all, let me say that this candle is AMAZING! This particular scent is so yummy! If you like the way a Streusel cake smells or cinnamony goods in general then you will love this candle! It smells just like the real thing, and once it's lit the house smells like you're baking a Streusel cake in the oven. I've always had a positive experience with soy-based candles, they all smell good, burn good, and last a long time! Another soy-based candle brand I love is Archipelago. If you have a candle by this company then you know what I'm talking about! They are freakin' pricey but if there is a day in your life you don't know what to do with an extra $30, I say go buy a candle from them. Especially the Verbena one, it smells out of this world good!


After all these products, you may be thinking 'but I thought this was your make-up bag', I know...I'm branching out a bit here as I haven't really been purchasing much beauty-related products lately. However, I did find a few beauty-related items that I love! Check them out :)

I first saw these eyebrow razors in this eyebrow video by DulceCandy87 . They seemed like a great idea, so I went ahead and placed an order on Amazon. These things are amazing!!! I tweeze both over and under my eyebrows. Under eye-brow area is much easier to clean up but I can't say the same for over. My hair that grows in this area is so stubborn and hard to pluck. These razors seem to do such a good job to remove the unwanted hair/fuzz in that area. I think they could be used pretty much anywhere on the face. Back of the packaging suggests that it could be used in neck and face in general as well. I know some people have unwanted sideburns that they remove using other methods.The razors are really gentle at removing hair. My eye area is one of the most sensitive spots on my face and I did not see a tiny bit of redness or rash using these! Thank you Dulce for sharing this great tool with the rest of us, I'm sure otherwise I would have never found out about them! :) Here is the Amazon seller I purchase these from, there are a few others who sell them as well.


Another product I discovered recently is this body lotion by Johnson & Johnson! Last time I used Johnson and Johnson products was probably 24-25 years ago when I was a baby. I honestly never had a body lotion that I was totally in love with which I would purchase for the rest of my life. Then I was introduced to this lotion by a friend whose friend swore by it. It supposedly has lavender and chamomile in it so you'd think it smells like it. I don't know if I agree, I mean it smells really good but I don't really smell lavender. I am not even really fond of lavender smell so I probably wouldn't love this so much if it did smell like it. I don't know how to describe this scent, if you see it at a drugstore, smell it and you'll know! :) Why do I think it's a great product? Well, besides the smell, the texture is just incredible! It has a thicker consistency, definitely not runny like Victoria's Secret lotions but not so thick as a body butter. It has a whipped feel to it. I love how it leaves my skin soft and smooth and not greasy and sticky like some other lotions. I also love the fact that the scent and hydration stay with me for a good while :)


Today was Muffin's 1st birthday! We got him when he was 2 months old, it's unbelievable how fast time flies!

Go Muffin it's your birthdayyyy!!!

Have a great week everyone! Monday is over, 4 more days until the weekend! :)

22 comments:

  1. I like Old Navy's yoga pants too!:D So comfy.:D

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  2. Muuufffinnnnn you're so cuteeeeeeee:) I hope you had a great bithday:)
    All the things you purchased are really nice.So gule gule kullan.:)
    This tweezer thing is really helpful I've seen that in another video and I really wanted to purchase it. In France it's really hard to find someone to shape your eyebrows as you want.So beleive me in Turkey the first person who is going to see me after my mom and brother is the eyebrow woman:))))
    Your bikini is amazing. and I totally agree with you on Nicole's style:) the earrings are perfect:)

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  3. Hahaha, how adorable is muffin?! I'm in love! I totally agree that VS photography can be deceiving! Those suits are waaay cute, though, love polka dots! And I'm obsessed with those earrings, may have to copy you ;) And I'm for sure buying that ipod/camera holder thingy, been needing one forever! Love this post :)

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  4. Happy birthday muffin! He looks so cute with his outfit! :) My baby Oreo says happy birthday too! ^_^

    Great finds. Cute earrings!

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  5. cute earrings ,,
    i have the same eyebrow razors
    cute dog <3
    and lovely bikini ,, =)

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  6. Happy birthday to muffin,he is soooo cute.I like the eye brow razors I am definitely going to buy these.I am also keeping fasts.

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  7. @ Marie, ooh so I'm not their only fan!! Seriously, I don't wanna pay anything over $20 for pants I will sweat the crap out of lol :)
    @ Pelin, He had a great birthday except he had no idea what was going on LOL! Are you serious?? When I visited Paris I've seen sooo many Arab ladies with beautiful eyebrows! I'm sure someone does good waxing/threading! Merci for your sweet comments lady! :)
    @ ellamarie84 Haha he is adorable, but all dogs are! Awww! :) Ok so basically you're getting half the stuff from my post?! The earrings are really adorable though, you totally should get them! I want them in every color *sigh* :)
    @ Miss♥Nikka Thank you Nikka & Oreo, omg Oreoooo is so cute!! :)
    @ Princess Feef, thanks darling! :)
    @ Alvira, woof woof! (It's Muffin's way of thanking you lol!) Have a blessed month and happy fasting, seems to be so easy for me this time even though days are longer :) Try the razors, they do such a good job though they are cheap. I am a fan! :)

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  8. i wanna try those razor things....i must do a search for them! x

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  9. I love the razor brow thing. I have at least one in every color very useful. The earrings and cardigan are so cute.

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  10. Aww I love Muffin!!! How friggin cute!!!! I love his little birthday outfit.... :-)

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  11. awwww hoe cute is muffin!! happy belated birthday to him! and I'm a little sceptical about shaving my eyebrows but it sounds like worth a try, I hate threading my eyebrows!

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  12. Happy birthday!!How cute!Love johnson's lotion!!Havent try the razor for the brows!Do a review!I'm pretty scare of them!!:)

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  13. Happy birthday Muffin! He's too cute! I love those House of Harlow earrings...I pretty much love her whole collection but like you said, I normally forget about all of the other stuff and go straight for MAC or Sephora :) Also, that candle sounds like it smells delicious..cute packaging too. And that Johnson&Johnson lotion is one of my all-time faves! I discovered it from my college roommate.

    I could probably comment on everything that you hauled here but I'm going to resist doing that so that people don't think I'm a freak...hope you'll understand,haha :D xx

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  14. You won a little award on my blog:)
    http://pelininstyleenglish.blogspot.com/2010/08/i-won-super-sweet-award.html

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  15. @ Kelly, I love them, who knows maybe you will too give them a try, they are cheap :)
    @ Moda(e)rator, cok tesekkurler! :)
    @ Hell Notes for Beauty™, Good to know other people use and love them :) Thanks!
    @ Cherryblossom, thank you and he's taking you also! woof woof lol
    @ Weesha thanks love! I know it sounds crazy to shave your eyebrows, but these razors are pretty gentle so you don't feel like you're really shaving definitely different experience than shaving legs lol I got my eyebrows threaded only couple of times, they really do look beautiful afterward but I am kind of cheap and don't want to pay for it, I must learn how to do it myself! :)
    @ Blushingloves This lotion is amazing, don't you think?? The razors are even scary, they are not really sharp but they are very good at removing fuzz, seriously! I may do a review on it :)
    @ 3ate4, thank you! :)
    @ WillWorkForMakeup, girl I'm telling you MAC and Sephora will be the end of us! lol Seriously! I'm glad you like my stuff too, yay! I want so many more things from House of Harlow sigh...Go ahead and comment, I won't think you're a freak I love when people write long comments!!! :) I write long comments on other people's blogs too haha!
    @ pelininstyle, thanks girlfriend! :)

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  16. ..hey sweetie ..how are you ? I can imagine how excited you are before your trip , it's the best feeling to see all the loved ones ..eh , I came back just 3 weeks ago but I miss my family so much already ..it's hard ..
    ..I agree , VS is like candy store for kids :) I want every bikini from there , they all are so pretty and models are just ..just ..STUNNING : )but the sizes run very big , for me s seems to be too big ..

    ..oh yes , there is some nice Johnson's products , I also use them now and then ..
    ..YOU HAVE THE MOST PERFECT EYEBROWS EVER , I think I have said that like 100 times : )))

    ..happy Birthday to your little doggy ..and have the most beautiful time in Turkey ..I wish to go there as well , it'a a beautiful place ..

    Ellinelle xxx

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  17. how cute is your baby! happy bday to him! xo

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  18. @ Kelly, I love them, who knows maybe you will too give them a try, they are cheap :)
    @ Moda(e)rator, cok tesekkurler! :)
    @ Hell Notes for Beauty™, Good to know other people use and love them :) Thanks!
    @ Cherryblossom, thank you and he's taking you also! woof woof lol
    @ Weesha thanks love! I know it sounds crazy to shave your eyebrows, but these razors are pretty gentle so you don't feel like you're really shaving definitely different experience than shaving legs lol I got my eyebrows threaded only couple of times, they really do look beautiful afterward but I am kind of cheap and don't want to pay for it, I must learn how to do it myself! :)
    @ Blushingloves This lotion is amazing, don't you think?? The razors are even scary, they are not really sharp but they are very good at removing fuzz, seriously! I may do a review on it :)
    @ 3ate4, thank you! :)
    @ WillWorkForMakeup, girl I'm telling you MAC and Sephora will be the end of us! lol Seriously! I'm glad you like my stuff too, yay! I want so many more things from House of Harlow sigh...Go ahead and comment, I won't think you're a freak I love when people write long comments!!! :) I write long comments on other people's blogs too haha!
    @ pelininstyle, thanks girlfriend! :)

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  19. Aww I love Muffin!!! How friggin cute!!!! I love his little birthday outfit.... :-)

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  20. Köpeğin müthiş tatlı duruyor:) nice yıllara:)

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