Hauls

Becoming Eco-Friendly: As Simple As A Toothbrush (4/30/2019)

Hey everyone! So, I’ve made a decision to become more eco-friendly because I realized some large and small decisions I was making in life could have a lasting impact. I’ve made it a point to try and make sure I’m doing my part in helping the planet. It’s important not just for us and the planet but also for many generations to come.

I realized there needed to be a change in my life when I was using plastic shoppings bag at a store. I had almost 30 bags and I felt bad because I knew that I was going to throw them away and they would eventually end up in the ocean, in an animals stomach or littering a place. I realized at that moment I needed to change.

So, because of this decision, I got many things to help in my efforts to be more eco-friendly. I wanted to share these things with you all because I want to spread awareness and show items you may or may not have been aware of that could help reduce waste. This post I will be discussing an eco-friendly toothbrush. I got a 100% Bamboo toothbrush that is biodegradable, cruelty free and vegan from The Humble Co.

The toothbrush works really well, even better than my old plastic toothbrush. The toothbrush itself was super cheap because I actually found it at the dollar store. So it’s eco-friendly and super affordable too! I 100% recommended this toothbrush as long as it fits your needs. I also think the way the toothbrush looks is super cute as well. I am really happy with my purchase!

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Make sure to comment down below any eco-friendly products you’d like me to review!

-Stay Chic,

Primark Haul (4/15/2019)

Hey fashionistas! I, of course, went on a huge shopping spree recently with one of my best friends and we ventured our way into Primark. I ended up spending more than I anticipated but I’m super happy with everything I got. Primark is such an amazing store because everything is super affordable.

I got a ton of stuff but I actually ended up purchasing about five pairs of shoes. The shoes were on sale from $5-$10 and I was in my heaven. I got so many cute pairs of shoes on top of some clothes that I decided to purchase. I asked a worker why the shoes were on sale for so cheap and she said it was because fall/winter is over so they are super discounted. So naturally I needed five pairs.

I got this really cute fedora straw hat because I needed a new beach hat. I only have the beach hat from Lulus and it’s basically falling apart so I got this one. I love the way it looks on me and I like that I can cover the scarf on the hat with another scarf to match my outfit.

Speaking of scarves, I also got this really cute yellow scarf. For some reason I’ve been super drawn to tassels lately as well as the color yellow (I think the spring-lover in me is coming out). But I couldn’t not have this cute piece in my wardrobe.

Next up, the five pairs of shoes I got! Of course as I was buying all of these shoes I asked myself “Do I seriously need these many shoes” to I replied “yes”. I got these seriously adorable black pairs. I’ve been searching for plain black booties but couldn’t find them anywhere and alas Primark had both them for $5 and $10. I also got a cute rust pair which is another color of boot that I was looking for. The next pair I got were these cheetah ones. I recently got cheetah boots from ASOS but then I realized after I got them in the mail, they were more of a yellow-ish cheetah and I really wanted a pair of brownish cheetah. Then lastly I got a pair of brown boots with super cute tassels on them.

The last thing I got from Primark is a cute pair of cream/tan linen shorts. I’ve been trying to buy more pairs of shorts because I barely have any. So I got a cute pair of shorts that would match everything I have.

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Comment down below what item you like the most out of everything I got!

-Stay Chic,

New Phone Who Dis (3/31/2019)

Hey everyone! My iPhone decided to be super glitchy and now I got a new phone. I was able to get the new iPhone XS Max and it is so pretty, I am obsessed with it. The camera quality is also so amazing which means that my selfies and mirror pictures will finally be in 4K– just kidding but still this phone is amazing. I wanted to just do a quick haul showing you all this beauty.

I have been nonstop taking pictures and somehow the portrait mode is even better on this phone than it was on the previous Facebook phone I had (which was only two generations away from this one). The only thing that I don’t like is how hard it is to use Face ID. It seems like it’s honestly more difficult than just using the finger print function on the old phones because you have to literally put your face up to the phone every time.

Other than that I am really happy with this phone. I hope you enjoyed this quick little haul post. Remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Make sure to comment down below what phone you have right now and what your thoughts are on the new iPhone and Face ID.

-Stay Chic,

Ulta Shopping Haul (3/22/2019)

Hey beauties! I just wanted to pop in and show you all some stuff that I recently purchased from Ulta. I honestly cannot seem to leave that store with a hand basket full of stuff. It must be the fact that there is high end makeup and drugstore makeup in one building. It could also be in the air– who knows!

The items I purchased were Mario Badescu AHA Botanical Body Soap. I also got SheaMoisture Beauty Hack Mud Mask Base for Face and Body. The next thing I purchased was Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel, which is great for my dry skin. The last thing that I purchased from Ulta is Nature Inspired Botanics All Bright with hibiscus Cleansing Facial Wipes For all skin types.

I have been on a serious skincare kick recently, and so has Ryan. We’ve been trying to get our skin back on track after such a busy few months of basically nothing but havoc and chaos. Ryan just recently got a chemical peel and I’ve been routinely getting facials done. So, we definitely needed some of this skincare from Ulta. I got us the large bottles of Mario Badescu because we both will be using these products.

I hope you enjoyed this little haul of what I purchased at one of my favorite stores Ulta. Remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Make sure you leave a comment down below what product intrigues you most out of what was in this haul.

-Stay Chic,

What I Got For Christmas 2018 (1/19/2019)

I know I’m late with this post because of my hiatus but I definitely want to catch up. I would like to share what I got for Christmas and even more! That is why this whole week I will be posting every day until next Friday sharing my holiday experience and more. Think of this as Christmas and New Years round two.

This Christmas was absolutely amazing and it was actually the first Christmas Ryan and I spent together. Usually we go our separate ways on Christmas Day because we have so many places we need to go. This year we finally decided on going to his family’s house on Christmas Eve and my family’s house on Christmas Day. It was such an amazing experience and I am very thankful to have been with him as well as my families during Christmas.

I got tons of gifts that I am overly thankful for from all of my friends and family. In advance I want to express that I am in no way trying to rub the gifts I got in anyone’s face. I am writing a post about it to share my genuine happiness about these gifts that I got and express how thankful I am for them. I also want to explain that I don’t need gifts to be happy on this holiday, being with the ones I love is enough for me. With that being said, here’s what I got this Christmas:

• Estée Lauder Makeup Set

• Lindt Chocolates

• Plaid Vest

• Red Plaid Socks

• Toblerone Candies

• 4 Smirnoff Vodka Shooters

• Mambas

• Bath and Body Works Gift Set (Thousand Wishes Body Lotion, Shower Gel, and Body Spray)

• Fake Lashes

• The Daily B*tch Desk Calendar

• $25 MasterCard Gift Card

• Burts Bees Gift Set (Cuticle Cream, Face Mask, Lotion, and a Lavender Candle)

• White Chocolate Kit Kats

• 5 $5 Wawa Gift Cards

• High Heel Shoe Shot Glass

• Black Sparkly Winter Knit Headband

• M&Ms

• Jet Setter Cocktail Collection (Drink Chasers)

• Branch’s Chocolate Orange

• Girl Boss and #classy Stemless Wineglasses

• Brown Leather Gloves

• Mermaid Wine Bag

• Mermaid Wine Glass

• Snowman Coffee Mug

• Sephora Mask

• Steve Madden Scarf and Glove Set

• 3 BareMinerals Liquid Lipsticks

• Twix

• Ceramic Llama Mug

• Black Notepad and Pen

• 10 Head-wrap headbands

• Global Beauty Care Gel Face Masks with Applicator

• Astrology Book

• SpaLife Collagen Glitter Sheet Mask

• Parker Professional Pen

• Blue-gray Essie Nail Polish

• Tory Burch Perfume Set

• All Of Me Loves All Of You Picture Frame

• Jingle Bomb Bath Bomb

• Irish Necklace

• Burt’s Bees Chapstick

• Sephora Almond Hand Cream

• Claddagh Ring

• Lindt Peppermint Bark Chocolate

• Soul Sisters Bangle

• Blue Purse

• Elf Lipgloss and Lip Exfoliator Kit

• Tarte Pineapple Palette

• Jose Maran Body Butter

• Azure Lux The Gold Collection Masks

• Mayfair Bath Salts

• Elf Lipstick

• Elf Fake Lashes

• PopSocket

• Kate Spade Rose Gold Necklace

• Kate Spade Rose Gold Flower Earrings

• Kate Spade Rose Gold Diamond Bracelet

• Calvin Klein Hat, Scarf and Gloves Set

• Kate Spade Pink Purse

• Charming Charlie Diamond and Pearl Earrings

• Pink UE Boom Speaker

• Stila Eye Glitter

• Que Bella Face Mask

• Ellen Tracy Rose Gold Watch and Bracelet

• Scunci Hair Ties

• Pink and White Striped Fuzzy Socks

• Purple OPI Nail Polish

• Raspberry Wet n Wild Nail Polish

• Azure 24 K Gold & Caviar Face Mask Set

• Fuzzy White Pom-Pom Throw Blanket

• Pink Moscato Barefoot Wine

• LED Light Makeup Mirror

• Pink Ski Goggles

• Snow Boots

• Floral Robe

• Kennith Cole NY Wrap Wool Coat

• Mermaid Wine Stopper (Not Pictured because the gift shipped late)

• Roxy Weatherproof Gloves (Not Pictured because I got the gift late)

• Jar Of Pickles (Not Pictured because I ate them all, lol!)

This is everything I got for Christmas listed from left to right. I am overly thankful to have these people in my lives and of course I am so thankful for these gifts. I love them all. I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what you got for Christmas!

-Stay Chic,

Nordstrom Purchase Haul (10/8/2018)

Hey everyone! I just wanted to drop in and talk about a recent purchase I made from Nordstrom. Thanks to my boyfriend Ryan (who got me a Nordstrom gift card for my birthday) I was able to make this purchase. I am so excited about this purchase and it’s definitely something that will help revamp the contents of my closet.

I got a really cute pair of Steve Madden fashion sneakers in pink. I never have sporty sneakers other than the Nike pair I wear to the gym, but nothing just for fashion. I figured it was time for a change when I looked for something cute and sporty to wear and I had nothing.

So I’m happy about getting these super cute sneakers and I look forward to wearing them. I actually got these sneakers that were originally $65 on sale at Nordstrom for about $35 plus shipping! It was a steal and I was happy to add these gorgeous sneakers to my cart.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and remember to subscribe to email notifications so you can get notified with each post, and comment down below what you think of these Steve Maddens!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Target Purchase Haul (9/25/2018)

Hey fashionistas! I had recently gone to Target, go figure! I purchased some clothes for school but I also needed some work pants for my new internship. I still haven’t gotten everything I was looking for just yet because I still need another pair of black work pants. Nonetheless I wanted to show you all everything I got!

So the first item I got was a really cute yellow floral top that I actually ended up wearing for the first day of school as well as the green conductor hat. I also got a pair of gray, navy blue and white/black plaid work pants. On top of all of that I got myself some accessories as well. I picked up a cute pair of red cat eye sunglasses and lightning bolt hoop earrings. The last item I got is a black and gold belt with two gold circles as the buckle (which is in style right now)!

I absolutely love Target and of course I love everything I got. I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Make sure you comment down below what your thoughts are on the items I got from Target and what you got on your last Target trip.

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Pura Vida Rep PR Unboxing (9/21/2018)

Hey fashionistas! I’m super excited to write this post about the amazing company called Pura Vida Bracelets. This company is one that I’ve been following for about 7-6 Years now. For each item they sell, it provides work for Costa Rican artisans. This is something that is near and dear to my heart because not only do I love helping people but my brother-in-law is from Costa Rica and he has family that lives there, some are also artisans. This makes my attachment to this company even stronger! Pura Vida Bracelets also sells bracelets for non-profit and charity organizations to raise money for that organization. It’s a beautiful company that sells beautiful products, and I suggest checking them out on the Pura Vida Bracelets Website!

Now, we go to the unboxing of this product. As you can see in the title I said Pura Vida Rep. I am a representative for Pura Vida Bracelets, I share what the company is, the products they have and what they do for charity. I get a code that gives 20% off of a purchase, free bracelets to showcase and I get paid when someone uses my promo code. As a rep, if you make sales you get rewarded with obviously a cut of the purchases but also free products. Since I reached a certain threshold of selling products I was sent free bracelets, cards and stickers which is what I am unboxing today!

I got a ton of colorful and cute bracelets, I got some promo code cards, a congratulations card and a few stickers. I absolutely love everything I got, I can’t wait to wear these items! I am so grateful for getting these things and to be able to represent a company I truly believe in. If you are interested in purchasing something from Pura Vida Bracelets feel free to use my promo code STEPHRUSSELL20 for 20% off your purchase!

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Make sure to take a look at their website that is linked above and comment down below what your Pura Vida Wishlist is!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Kate Spade Present Haul (9/18/2018)

Hey fashionistas! A while ago my sister gave me a present for my birthday and I never added it to my 21st Birthday Present Haul. I didn’t do this because my sister and I met for my birthday after I already wrote that post! So I wanted to finally take the chance to show what she got me.

My sister knows me too well in general especially when it comes to my fashion taste. But she also reads my blog and she saw my Birthday Wishlist post! She went off of my wishlist and got me something I really wanted as well as another gorgeous matching piece to go with it.

I cannot explain how obsessed I am with these Kate Spade pieces. The earrings were what was on my birthday wishlist but I also got a gorgeous Kate Spade bracelet to match. I am super grateful to have gotten these for my birthday and I want to thank my sister for this amazing gift! I’m kind of glad these weren’t covered in my birthday haul post because this gift deserves a whole post designated only to this!

I again am very thankful for this present and I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Comment down below if you’ve gotten anything Kate Spade for your birthday!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Last Minute Back To School Shopping At Dollar Tree: Haul (9/9/2018)

Hey lovelies! I realized after going to school that I still needed a couple of other things to get so I am fully prepared for this semester. I ran to the Dollar Tree and I grabbed some last minute school supplies! I love shopping at the Dollar Tree for some school supplies because a lot of the time things you get are overpriced.

I was able to pick up some really cute notebooks to jot down some blog, YouTube or just any type of ideas I have. Little notebooks and journals come in handy for me during the school year especially since I made a thousand to-do lists. Ryan calls me the queen of list making.

Other stuff I picked up was index cards, binder clips, a mini stapler, correction white-out tape, paper clips, highlighters, and post-it notes. I feel that buying a lot of this stuff would have cost triple if I got it somewhere else. This is why I love getting certain stuff at the Dollar Tree. It saves you money in the long run.

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Comment down below what your thoughts are on getting stuff from the Dollar Tree!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell