Things I Bought That I Love: Urban Decay Eye Liner and Essence Lash Princess

I love makeup, but I’m pretty bad at applying it. For years, I swore by Avon’s Glimmersticks for eyeliner and whatever drugstore mascara I felt like buying and called it a day. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that but, in recent years, I’ve grown restless trying to find a better eyeliner and mascara for myContinue reading “Things I Bought That I Love: Urban Decay Eye Liner and Essence Lash Princess”

Things I Bought That I Love: Winky Lux Flower Balm

Sometimes I just like to treat myself to something pretty. The Winky Lux Flower Balm is exactly that—a lovely lipstick that’s also fun. It’s coconut scented (which is one of my favorites), and the clear balm reacts with your skin’s pH levels “uniquely creating the perfect shade of pink lips just for you,”, according toContinue reading “Things I Bought That I Love: Winky Lux Flower Balm”

Things I Bought That I Love: Lillian Crystal Necklace

For a little more than a year now, I’ve been following Yasi, the fashion blogger Hello Gorgeous on Instagram. She’s definitely been a style inspiration to me and I’ve always been especially obsessed with her necklaces. Recently, Yasi announced the opening of her store, Hello Gorgeous Boutique—which sells the iconic necklaces she wears! I snatched upContinue reading “Things I Bought That I Love: Lillian Crystal Necklace”

Things I Bought That I Love: Luke’s Diner Pin

What better way to celebrate the return of “Gilmore Girls” than with a Luke’s diner pin? Well, you could also celebrate it with a Luke’s diner mug (for your husband); a Dragonfly Inn mug (for yourself); some coffee and Pop Tarts; and a marathon of the show with friends. (Check, check, check, and check.) ButContinue reading “Things I Bought That I Love: Luke’s Diner Pin”

Things I Bought That I Love: Polly Pocket Pins

When I was little, I loved Polly Pocket. I had a bunch of the teeny, tiny dolls, as well as the houses they came with. One of my favorites was a castle that actually lit up. (I think I spent more time turning that light on and off than I did actually playing with it.) And,Continue reading “Things I Bought That I Love: Polly Pocket Pins”

Things I Bought That I Love: Beyoncé Pin

There are few things I love more than Beyoncé. And, there are few things I love more than The Office. So I honestly couldn’t resist adding this pin to my collection. The pin is from Heartificial on Etsy and featured adorable packaging, including a personalized note on the envelope that read, “Thank you Crystal. IContinue reading “Things I Bought That I Love: Beyoncé Pin”

Things I Bought That I Loved: CowCow Cupcake Dress

I fucked up. I found a new dress company that makes cheap but adorable printed dresses. And printed dresses are my goddamn weakness. CowCow sells the best, affordable dresses on Amazon.com. And I need them all. I started with one—this cupcake dress—but I literally have about 20 dresses sitting in my cart right now. I’mContinue reading “Things I Bought That I Loved: CowCow Cupcake Dress”

Things I Bought That I Love: Luke’s Diner Sign

I’m obsessed with “Gilmore Girls.” There’s no other way to say it. I could probably rewatch the series from now until the end of time and not be sick of it. And Luke. Backwards-cap-wearing, lumberjack-esque, good-with-his-hands-and-in-the-kitchen Luke. Sigh. But I digress. I love “Gilmore Girls” so much that I’ve gotten my husband into it and we’reContinue reading “Things I Bought That I Love: Luke’s Diner Sign”

Things I Bought That I Love: AOL Pins

I was obsessed with AOL as a teenager. Like, it basically ruled my life. I was immersed in the world of ‘zines—online magazines just like this one—and even involved in a few. I co-founded one called Backstreet’z Cheezeballz with my bestie, Liz. It was a “humor”-based Backstreet Boys ‘zine, which featured pictures and information about the bestContinue reading “Things I Bought That I Love: AOL Pins”

Things I Bought That I Love: Dollar Store Edition

I’m a fiend for the Dollar Tree and I don’t care who knows it. It fulfills all of my money-spending needs without actually forcing me to spend that much money. During my latest trip, I found a bunch of cute things that I loved! Like… These notebooks! I’m a goddamn monster when it comes toContinue reading “Things I Bought That I Love: Dollar Store Edition”