Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fall Haul 2014


A beautiful haul for the most beautiful season, fall! :)

 fall forest friends...bear, squirrel, and fox
from Target

 gorgeous glitter pumpkins
left to right: WalMart, Big Lots, Dollar Tree

 maple leaf soap
from Target

golden glitter & sequin pumpkin
from Big Lots

super sparkly "HARVEST" wooden standing sign
from WalMart

The harvest sign is the only thing I pulled from my pre-existing collection; everything else is brand new, purchased this season.

Which goodie do you like most? I for one love them all! ;) Thanks so much for stopping by.

xoxo,
Bri

Halloween Trick or Treat Buckets - "The Book of Life" and Disney


Hey guys :) So I thought I'd be doing my "Fall Haul" next, but I actually have another Halloween post ready to share!

Happy meals are my favorite thing to order at McDonald's. I'm not even "embarrassed" to say that I still collect the toys. I mean come on, some of the toys they come out with are absolutely amazing! Madame Alexander dolls, anyone???

When it comes to Halloween, McDonald's is known for their plastic trick or treat pails/buckets. They've been making them for many, many years now. This year's bucket is "The Book of Life" themed! I haven't seen the movie yet, but I definitely want to. It looks so beautiful and colorful, and it's been receiving great reviews. It centers around Dios De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.


My favorite thing about this bucket is the sugar skull handle, too pretty! :)


Moving on, this next bucket is made by Disney. I recently redeemed it as a prize from "Disney Movie Rewards". It's Mickey Mouse as a pumpkin! Let me tell you, this thing is huge - much bigger than what I was expecting. Not only does Mickey's face light up, but the light flashes different colors :)


The back reads "Trick or Treat" in black.


Do you collect Halloween treat buckets? Have you seen The Book of Life yet? Thank you for reading!

xoxo,
Bri

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Haul 2014...I'm Alive!!!


Ladies, omg! Where have I been??? No, I have not been taken into the mountains by sasquatches. Still waiting on that day to come, to be honest... I've been around online, just blog post motivationally-challenged! The overall feeling of disconnect/lack of enthusiasm from others can really put a damper on things for me. None the less, I hope to somehow become just as excited as I once was about keeping this blog of mine updated. Fingers crossed.

What I've put together today is something very festive - a Halloween haul! The spiciest of all the holidays...pumpkin spice, that is ;) Let's get right to it, shall we?

pumpkin pail, Target
The black & white stripes remind me of both Jack Skellington and Beetlejuice.

Happy Halloween glitter ornament, Michael's

gummy candies (gift)
I'm not the biggest fan of gummy candy, so my expectations were somewhat low, but these were surprisingly good! The witches were green apple flavor, and the pumpkins were orange flavor. Do recommend :)

jackolantern stickers (gift)

wooden pumpkin standing signs, cvs

little Halloween people, cvs
My mom and I think these look like the townspeople of The Nightmare Before Christmas! Do you concur?

Did you buy any of these goodies for Halloween? Personally, I haven't seen any of them in years prior, so I'm pretty sure they were all brand new for 2014 ;)

As always, thanks so much for stopping by. My next post will be a "Fall Haul"; get fired up!!!

xoxo,
Bri

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

"RAK" Day - Random Act of Kindness :)


Hey ladies. Yesterday was Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Day! To celebrate, I am offering a free vintage digi below :) Just click to enlarge, and then right click to save.


If you didn't do so yesterday, I strongly recommend showing some self-less love to a stranger today or tomorrow...doesn't matter how big or small, any and every bit of kindness that is created and put forth makes a difference, and a lasting one at that.

xoxo,
Bri

more vintage digis (and glass bracelets!) HERE
<3<3<3

Be good to each other.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Sweet Valentine's Day Treats


Hey everyone! :) All throughout my life, I have always enjoyed holidays. Being that each holiday makes a fleeting appearance once per year, I like to make the most of them, taking part in a variety of activities... This includes arts/crafts, home decorating (even trees & tablescapes!), themed movies, shopping, and gift giving.

However, one of my very favorite aspects of any given holiday is the food :] Holidays aside, we all know how much fun food can be. When scrumptious goodies and decadent treats get a festive little makeover, it only makes them that much more amazing! ;) Please join me as I share some of my loveliest finds in Valentine's Day themed foods <3<3<3

conversation heart ice cream cakes
orange, pink, or yellow
all with rainbow sprinkles!
Baskin Robbins

gourmet popcorn tin
3 different popcorn flavors (you get to choose!)
2 gallons of popcorn
adorable pink pin
Popcornopolis

*side note: they make delicious caramel apples, as well!

frosted chocolate chip cookie cakes
heart or round
customizable messages
Mrs. Fields

assorted donuts
Krispy Kreme

a variety of chocolates & candy!
pictured are my 3 faves...
See's Candies

Thank you so much for reading!

xoxo,
Bri

Monday, January 20, 2014

My Top Valentine's Day Gift Picks from Sephora


Hi ladies :) With Valentine's Day less than a month away, all of the gorgeous Valentine's themed gifts and special limited edition gift sets have made their way back onto store shelves. When it comes to beauty gifting, Valentine's Day included, you can't go wrong with Sephora. I had a lot of fun looking through this year's selection and liked so many of the sets that I just couldn't narrow it down to ten... Instead, here's my top dozen favorites! ;)

Marc Jacobs "Dot" Gift Trio
$76.00 ($113 value)

includes: 1.7 oz eau de parfum, body lotion, shower gel
all in a sophisticated striped box

"Dot" is actually one of my wish list perfumes at the moment. I adore the packaging of this entire gift set...I would definitely save that box! ;) I think the romantic colors fit perfectly with the holiday.

Prada "Candy" Gift Duo
$112 (135 value)

2.7 oz eau de parfum & body lotion

"Candy" is another one of my wish list perfumes! Its notes of caramel, musk, and vanilla sound irresistibly sweet to me.

Sephora Favorites "Prelude to a Kiss" Fragrance Sampler for Her $24.00 ($41.00 value)

includes: five designer fragrance samples -and- a voucher for one full size rollerball

L'Occitane Hand Cream Soiree
$92.00 ($120 value)

includes: two 1 oz shea butter hand creams, eight 1 oz limited edition scented hand creams, and a collectible tin box

Although expensive, this is an impressive gift :] You get a total of 10 high end, high quality hand creams, as well as the amazing floral tin...but why is there a wizard on it; am I missing something? lol

find me a find...catch me a catch! ;)

Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Complexion Kit
$68.00 ($126 value)

pictured in "Fair/Light"
includes: (l to r) cheek tint, powder foundation with spf 20, serum foundation, pure argan oil (light)

Clarisonic Aria Glowing Collection with Josie Maran (JM)
$175 ($259 value)

includes: pink Clarisonic, sensitive brush head, charger, drying stand, JM pure argan oil, JM argan cleansing oil, JM argan color stick, pink Moroccan cosmetic case

Sephora Collection "Je T'aime IZAK" Brush Set
$36.00 ($104 value)

brushes: powder, angled, shadow, crease, angled liner -and- the brush roll case
designs by Izak Zenou

These hearts are absolutely adorable, and the price is quite nice for 5 brushes + a case...

*click to enlarge for detail*
Ciate Flower Manicure Set
$25.00 each

"Bada Boom": (l to r) red & blue flowers, pastel blue mini nail polish, fast dry topcoat, nail file, tweezers
BIG bada boom... Five gold stars to whoever knows the reference ;)

"Strike a Posey": blue & yellow flowers, bright pink mini nail polish, fast dry topcoat, nail file, tweezers


Yves Saint Laurent "Love and Lacquer Reds" Set
$58.00 ($74.00 value)

includes: glossy lip stain, mascara, nail lacquer, and gold box

Laura Mercier "Perfection" Lip Trio $38.00

pictured in "Creme Pink"
includes: pencil, lipstick, gloss

Sephora Collection "Lips in Bloom" Glossy Lip Pencil Trio
$18.00 ($30.00 value)

colors: (l to r) pink, orange, pale pink

Too Faced "The Chocolate Bar" Eye Palette $49.00

a total of 16 shadows, mattes and shimmers...all scented with real chocolate!
SUPER cute chocolate bar tin packaging

Which gift is your favorite? Thanks so much for reading!

xoxo,
Bri

Friday, December 27, 2013

Anna Sui Minnie Mouse Collection On Beauty.Com


Hey everyone :) I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas Eve & Christmas, and have a beautiful New Year's Eve & New Year's Day!!! 

Getting on with today's post, let's talk about someone never before featured on my blog... Anna Sui is a high end fashion designer. I've followed her work on and off for many years, and she remains one of my favorite designers to this day. Her designs are so full of whimsy...incredible colors, unique prints (many of which are floral inspired), creative layering...I love it all. She packs so much detail into each outfit; it's such a treat for the eye! If you're unfamiliar with her work, search for one of her runway shows online, and I promise you won't be disappointed.

Her talent for intricate detail and charming whimsy follows over to her beauty line, which includes a full range of fragrances, makeup, nail polish, skincare, and bath/body products. While browsing Beauty.Com, I was pleasantly surprised to discover Anna Sui's (relatively) new Minnie Mouse beauty collection!

I'm subscribed to dozens of beauty girls on youtube, yet none of them have touched on this collection yet! Thank goodness I happened to stumble upon it myself ;) Those of you who have been around here for any considerable amount of time know that I absolutely adore all things Disney. I'm always on the lookout for new Disney inspired collections of anything, really...makeup, jewelry, other accessories, clothing, etc.

There's a total of six Anna Sui Minnie Mouse items available on Beauty.Com, and they are as follows...

Makeup Kit in "Rock Song" $50.00
includes: bow shaped compact with 3 eyeshadows
blue-based red lipstick - in the shape of Minnie herself!
rectangular Minnie Mouse tin

Doesn't the lipstick remind you of the Paul & Joe cat lipsticks? Love!

Rose Hand Cream $20.00
includes: 1.7 oz rose scented hand cream
adorable Minnie Mouse drawstring pouch!
$20.00

I love Minnie's gorgeous red rose gown :)

Rose Body Balm
rose scented body moisturizer in a purple Minnie Mouse tin
$28.00

Lip Balm $22.00

"Perfect Mascara"
in the shades: Rich Black (black tube); Pink Brown (purple tube) / $30.00 each

Nail Color
colors (left to right): Midnight Purple, Neon Pink, Passion Red, Snow White, Stardust Silver / $16.00 each

I'm in love with these bottles!!! I only wish they would have done all Disney inspired names for the colors, rather than just the one, "Snow White".

all featured products can be found HERE

Do you own any of Anna Sui's beauty products? Have you ever ordered from Beauty.Com before? Thanks so much for reading <3

xoxo,
Bri

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas (Arm) Candy! ;)


available Christmas bracelets in my etsy shop, BaublesByBri

* lampwork glass beads
* glossy, candy-like colors
* thick & durable clear stretch cord
* adorable holiday gift wrapping






Thanks so much for taking a look at my creations; I always appreciate it <3

xoxo,
Bri

P.S. I have a couple of other Christmas (or even winter!) themed glass beads within my bead collection... If you'd like me to create a custom bracelet, it'd be no problem at all, and I'd be happy to do so! Just let me know in a comment or message ;)

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