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Loving Lately

Tis the season to shop!  And I've been doing a lot of it lately - for my friends and family of course but also a little bit for myself.  There's a whole lot of wonderfulness that I've recently discovered and what better way to share it than through a loving lately post?


This Tarte Power Pigment Lip Pencil (in Exposed) was a part of the Tarte Makin' Waves kit I ordered a couple of weeks ago.  Love the entire set but my most favorite thing may be this lip pencil!  It goes on super smooth, is really moisturizing and the color stays put for quite a while.  I've been using it daily and have plans to pick up another color soon.


West Elm has THE cutest lamps!  My favorite is this Mini Abacus Table Lamp.  It's so mini that I'm not sure where I would put it but I just love it.  It's adorable.


Michael Buble's Christmas album makes me happy happy happy.  It's played pretty much 24/7 from October through January.  No shame there.


My makeup is in need of some serious organization.  I love the clear acrylic boxes but I can't believe how expensive those things can get!  I'm leaning towards a couple of these stacking cases from The Container Store... my OCD self is already ridiculously excited.


These Vince Camuto Carleen over the knee boots.  In suede.  Does anything else need to be said?  They're on sale and have my size left... I think it's a sign.  Although Nick might kill me if I bring home another pair of black boots.


I'm probably way late - like the last person - to discover the photography app, VSCO Cam.  It makes my measly iPhone pictures look a million times better.  Hopefully this discovery will cool my "I need an expensive DSLR right now" thoughts.


This Gap pajama set has little umbrellas on it!  Adorable.  I love Gap's pajamas and they're almost always on sale (like right now) so I may have to pick these up for our new Christmas Eve PJ tradition.

And while there's no picture for this one, I am LOVING gas prices right now.  Ridiculously lame and I know I'm old but how great is it to fill up your car for almost half the price that it's been costing?!

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40 comments

  1. Dying over those PJs! I already have far too many pairs...but what is one more!

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  2. The Tarte lip pencils are amazing - I've been obsessed ever since first discovering them through Birchbox! We definitely have the same soundtrack going as it's been non-stop Michael Buble over here...can't wait to see his Christmas special tonight (you might catch a glimpse of me in the audience since I attended the taping!).
    xoxo B | visit The Sequin Notebook to enter our Cirque Colors polish giveaway!

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  3. I need to try those tarte lip pencils - i love all their products!!! VSCO cam is the best...I don't use it nearly enough!!! And Michael Buble...can't wait to see his x-mas special tonight!! week! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  4. i loveee my clear acrylic boxes and things for organizing! it makes me so happy lol. i did a post on how i organize it all once.

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  5. OMG i want that lamp x2 for our bedroom! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  6. Gas prices are insane right now, that is totally worth loving!! I wanted that makeup set from the Container Store until I saw their acrylic shoe boxes! I got a couple of those for the bottom and the organizer for the top (the boxes are half the price!)

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  7. I love all things Tarte :)!

    I'm with you, I can't believe how expensive those makeup organizers are, I mean come on. They are plastic!

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  8. I recently got a lip pencil and was blown away on how smooth it applied! I love it because it doesn't feel heavy. Love those WE lamps, they're gorgeous! And those stacking cases may just be my answer for my makeup, I agree the acrylic cases are way too expensive!

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  9. So. I was going to buy that same exact set from container store, but when I went to see it in person, it looked SO SMALL! I ended up getting a larger single tray with a variety of spots (same aisle)... and it's worked pretty well... BUT YES. Plastic is expensive!!

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  10. I'm cracking up about loving gas prices because I'm right there with you! Um, how adorable are those PJs?! The Michael Buble holiday album is one of my absolute favorites, too!

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  11. I need the acrylic makeup containers! So perfect! And LOVE those Vince Camuto boots! I totally agree about the gas prices! Those can stay this way for awhile and I'd be perfectly happy!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  12. I'm with you on gas prices, I filled up yesterday for $2.12! I need to try those lip pencils ASAP!

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  13. i love those pajamas...they look SO comfy...gap pj's are the best..ALWAYS.

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  14. I too love those clear acrylic makeup containers. I was blown away at how much they cost! I was like, whoa there, this is plastic... what's the deal?! And yup with the gas, yesterday I filled up my SUV for $29! I basically danced a jig in the gas station parking lot.

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  15. VSCO cam works wonders for crappy iphone pics! I love Michael Buble's Christmas station on Pandora!

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  16. Love my acrylic makeup organizer, but I just wish it was that size! Definitely check out TJ Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods for those - they always have them there for a good price. I love Tarte and lip pencils, so you sold me on those! I still haven't used the VSCO cam app either. I need to get on it. My iPhone pics are horrendous. And yes to everything Michael Buble! Have a great day lady!

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  17. I may have to try those lip pencils. Love those boots! ANd yes on listening to Michael Buble on repeat until Christmas :)

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  18. I might need to check out that Tarte lip pencil. I'm a tried and true blistex gal, but I've been thinking I could use a little color, especially during the pale winter months. I'm also loving those boots (get the boots!) they are fab!

    I just downloaded that app...can't wait to try it.

    And finally I have to say, I am just not a Christmas music fan...I wish I were but I'm not. I also don't like Pumpkin Spice Lattes...or pumpkin anything for that matter. Ahhh, feels so good to get that off my chest. I feel like I'm going to be shunned from the blogging community now. =)

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  19. LOVE those boots!! You should definitely get them! Tell your husband that boots are a necessity haha. I love that makeup organizer too. I use a few different bins, and they're OK but things still seem to get messy. I also have a hanging jewelry organizer, but the hanger broke. Boo. Trip to TJ Maxx/Marshalls/Home Goods is clearly necessary now haha. Those Tarte pencils are so cute too!! I hope that you are enjoying your day so far too. :-)

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  20. Those lip pencils look amazing! I'll need to try them!

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  21. I didn't discover Tarte until last year when someone gave me an eyeshadow kit with mascara for Christmas. I love their products!

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  22. I took a picture yesterday......2.73 for premium my heart was very happy. Yes the little things and life and it does make me feel old! Thanks for the update about those tarte products definitely need to try it! I'm with you I had no idea how expensive they were! I need to hit up homegoods people have told me you can find some great options there!

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  23. I need to see if they have that app for Android.
    Get the DSLR.. you'd never regret it

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  24. I love my acrylic organizer. I was lucky and scored one at homegoods at an amazing price. I definitely recommend it! Thanks for sharing the VSCO app, I will definitely check it out!

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  25. I have several great lip pencils that I love right now. The application is so smooth and moisturizing!! You definitely need to find a spot for that lamp and Michael Buble's Christmas cd is top notch. I'm intrigued about the VSCO camera app... I'm definitely going to have to look into it because I'd love something to improve the quality of my iphone pics. Now the big question is... what is Brady getting for Christmas!?!? Haha :)

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  26. Love love love Michael Buble's Christmas CD too! Isn't he just so talented?? I love those boots too! I think they would look stunning on you. I am a TOTAL fan of the lower gas prices as well. I just hope they stick around for a little bit.

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  27. I bought a target set of PJs for xmas eve, and they're just not as cute as I was hoping, so I might have to swing by gap and find a new pair!!

    And what is it about shopping for other people that makes you realize how much more stuff YOU need?? I've been shopping for myself non-stop as if money grows on trees!!!

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  28. You're not the LAST person to know about the VSCO Cam app....bc I am! Excited to check it out! And I love love love those Vince Camuto boots.

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  29. Omg I've been seeing people hashtag vscocam and had no clue either! I need to get with the times!! And I'm so with you on the gas prices- I don't dread going to fill up these days :)

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  30. Um yes, gas here is under $2 now and awesome! LOVE those pj's, too cute. I got one of those Tarte lippies in a Glossybox a couple months ago, love it!!

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  31. I love makeup organization pieces like that! I have two in my bathroom and they are perfect! I want those pajamas too!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  32. I am the same with my makeup! I bought a couple of things at The Container Store, but I found similar (and much cheaper options) at TJ Maxx and Marshalls! Love me some organization heheh!

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  33. Those lip pencils are way to cute and we so need a makeup organizer like that!!

    xx 365hangers

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  34. um so loving gas prices as well. it's fabulous!
    love those acrylic thingymabobs but yeah they are so expensive! i don't have enough makeup to fill that thing but i got something similar, like a bucket almost, that separates everything and I LOVE it, got it from target for $12. its at bed bath and beyond too.

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  35. I love Tarte and the container store...Do you buy that as one or do you build it?

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  36. How cute and cozy would you be in those pj's with your puppy by the fireplace this christmas?!

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  37. Those boots are pretty perfect- sorry I'm not helping!
    Lindsey
    Thrift and Shout

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  38. Those boots are amazing!! I would love a pair too ;)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  39. Those PJs are so cute! I adore the Tarte lippies. I have "Flush" and wear it allllll the time.

    xo Always, Abby

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  40. I've wondered about those lip pencils, so maybe I will check one out after the holidays-- the packaging alone is so cute! Those pajamas are also so cute- we get pajamas every year for Christmas Eve, so I love that you're adding that tradition this year.

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