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

JustFab Purchase And Re-Decorating My Closet (9/8/2018)

Hey fashionistas! I am super excited to write today’s post because of course I have a JustFab Purchase which is actually my JustFab from August (I’ve just been super busy with posts and couldn’t review it in August). But I also re-decorated a part of my closet which is also something that I am ecstatic to share with you all!

First comes first, let’s talk about what I got from JustFab! I wanted a pair of white mules and I got exactly what I was looking for with these shoes! They are perfect! I felt that these were super chic especially with them being pointed toe mules. It’s different but they look very unique and fashionable. I’ve honestly been wearing them with everything!

Now, let’s discuss my closet. I had this bottom shelf jam packed with boots and shoes. It didn’t look cute so I wasn’t very happy with it. But I recently went to a Forever 21 (it’s always a hot mess in there so I wasn’t expecting to be inspired by their set up), and I was inspired by how they folded their jeans and laid them on the shelves. I took all of my jeans out, folded them and put them in the last shelf. My room has the feel of a store right now but I wanted it to look a little more stylish than just having jeans displayed. So, I grabbed my white mules and threw them in the middle of the piles of folded jeans and I love it!

I am super obsessed with the way my closet and room looks right now. There are still things that I want to do to my room to make it perfect but for right now I am super happy with this look! I hope you enjoyed reading this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content! Comment down below any ideas you have for a very small nook in a room! I need some inspiration!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Small Gift For Beginning Of School (9/7/2018)

Hey y’all! So this week I had my first few days of school and I have a lot of stuff in my plate at the moment. Between going to school, doing an internship, doing my YouTube as well as my blog, and my extracurriculars it has been a lot. There is just a ton to juggle right now in my life and I definitely needed a pick-me-up. That was when Ryan came home the other night with a gift for me to help me get through my first few weeks of class.

He got me a really cute ceramic to-go coffee mug with a tag on it that reads “May your coffee be strong and your students be calm.” I honestly think this is a perfect gift for someone who is going to school and has a lot on their plate. It is such a small act of kindness that really made my stressful week so much better. Ryan also threw a gift card inside the mug to a local coffee restaurant near us. I really appreciated this gift and I hope with you all seeing this random act of kindness, you go out and try and make someone else’s day a little brighter.

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 little back to school gifts for your scholar or yourself!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Sephora Haul: What I Spent My Birthday Gift Cards On (9/6/2018)

Hey beauties! I wanted to quickly come on here because I recently spent all of my birthday gift cards on something at Sephora. I was super excited about getting this item and I wanted to do a haul on to show you all everything I got.

My experience shopping at Sephora is always great. I love it even better when I have a friend to bring along. It’s so much fun just walking around searching things with each other and talking about the products. One of my best friends came with me to grab my Sephora products.

After almost a half an hour passes by and I finally picked out the items that I wanted. I had $80 in gift cards so I grabbed the palette I’ve wanted for a while. I got the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette. I’ve been hesitant to purchase this mostly because it was super expensive and there were other affordable palettes I still wanted. But I was able to finally get it as well as a pair of Sephora brand lashes in Demure #14 which are very wispy lashes. I also grabbed an aloe face mask for Ryan. Ryan loves to use aloe for many different things so when I saw this I had to get it for him!

I was very happy with my purchase and I will be doing a review on both the face mask and the palette. I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Comment down below what other kinds of posts you want to see!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

First Time Shopping At Cotton On: Haul And Try On (9/2/2018)

Hey fashionistas! I had another first time shopping experience but this time it was at Cotton On. If you hadn’t seen the last post of “my first time shopping at” I went to Primark for the first time ever. If you want to checkout that post here is the link: My First Time Shopping At Primark: Haul And Try On. So, I really wanted to talk about my experience here and share what I got.

When I first saw the store I wasn’t very interested in going in. I was indifferent and since I didn’t know what it was I figured that I would just keep it that way. But my friends really wanted to go in so I agreed to tag along. I walked in and immediately found at least five things that I really wanted or was totally in love with. I then gravitated towards the graphic tees. I usually don’t purchase graphic tees anymore but recently I’ve started to get back into them.

I ended up purchasing this black cropped graphic tee that says “Exclusive. Paris, Milan”. I was already sold once I saw it because it’s honestly a really elegant and simple graphic tee. I also really wanted a tote bag because they had super cute tote bags for only $2 a piece! But I restrained from getting one.

Instead, the cashier asked if I wanted to make a $1 donation to Cotton On Foundation and me being the huge philanthropist that I am, always looking for a way to help someone or something in need, I said yes. I was able to pick out a gorgeous bracelet which was how you donated.

Not only did I purchase a really pretty shirt and got a really pretty bracelet. I walked out of Cotton On feeling a sense of fulfillment since I was able to donate towards their foundation. I found out that the Cotton On Foundation I donated towards was to help children living in poverty be able to get educated. This really makes me feel like even a small act like picking out a bracelet to purchase and wearing it out can make a difference for someone who needs help.

After shopping there I proudly wear my bracelet around and tell anyone that I can about the Cotton On Foundation. Now going back to the shirt that I purchased, I paired this graphic tee with a slim pair of high waisted jeans from Zara. For shoes I wore a pair of red heeled mules and no accessories other than my glasses.

I am very much obsessed with my purchase and couldn’t be happier. I recommend shopping here to get some cute clothes and to donate even just $1 towards the Cotton On Foundation. 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 shopped here before or if you want to shop here!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell