My Candle Haul! | Rando Thursday

Hello Beauties!

This weekend I went on a homeware shopping excursion, which ended in picture frames, fairy lights, and candles. Ah, yes, the ever-present need to seem more mature than I really am has manifested itself in candles. I know, it’s weird. But I guess I’m a candle person now. I’m so sorry for letting you all down, but I promise you that it will only get worse… ūüôā

I ended up getting basically everything from¬†HomeGoods, which is a dangerous place for all my fellow candle lovers out there since they had a complete rack of at least 100 candles. Lets just say I ended the day with a serious headache. I didn’t buy as many as you think I did (I promise you I would get more if I had the room for them) but here are the three that I purchased! Enjoy!

THE CANDLES

LAB’s Lotus Bamboo: Basically like flowers and grass. It’s pretty self explanatory.

LAB’s Wild Orchid: What I can only describe as a DQ Blizzard amongst a field of flowers and grass.

Sensational’s Natural Soy Candle in Chrome: The mobster of all candles; it smells like a strong business man.

Watch my accompanying YouTube video to see what I thought of these candles in more detail! Otherwise check in every Tuesday and Thursdays for more videos, and every Friday for a more dedicated/ usually fashion post! Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin X

My April Favorites!

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Hello Beauties!

The first fav of the past month is this Bath and Body Works Cranberry Pear Bellini candle. I have it at my desk so I can easily light it without getting up. The con to that is that there is a high fire risk. It also just makes me feel so grown up! I mean, what is more adult than a well decorated room filled with candles? Nothing! And I know what your all thinking, but get your head out go the gutter. Only candle shopping is for adults…

I’ve currently been “reading” Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. It’s a very thick and slightly confusing book about a man in WWII just trying to go home, but not being able to. It’s very well written, and I promise you that you’ll laugh from the absurdity of the whole thing. It gets weird.

¬†I went shopping a while back *GASP* and bought this really sweet watch from Target. It has a faux leather band and a beautiful face, all for $10! And yes, it actually works! I tend to be one of those people that needs to have one watch that goes with everything, and if it doesn’t then I don’t want it. Thankfully this watch can be so easily dressed up or down, and I keep it in my makeup bag so that I will remember it every morning.

I also picked up this faux leather backpack/purse whilst at Target! It is huge. I mean honestly, it is so very, very huge. I can’t handle how massive it is. It’s like the bag in Mary Poppins; it holds everything. All of the normal contents in my bag take up a fifth of what this can hold.

My next favorite is this very naughty tea mug! Tea mug, is that what they are called? British people, quick, what is it called?! This is my favorite mug and it makes me want to buy more snarky and slightly inappropriate mugs for my own amusement. Where did I get it you ask? Urban Outfitters, where else?

Finally, and most randomly, is the¬†Nutribullet. This thing is amazing. I’m drinking so many smoothies, which are a great way to eat but also not have to waste energy on chewing. I’m a genius. Anyways, this extreme blender thingy is the best thing to ever happen to me, so thank you Nutribullet. You have earned a spot in my April Favorites.

I hope that you guys enjoyed this post, please comment and watch the accompanying YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE!

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin X

My Little Post-Christmas Haul!

Hello My Beauties!

I hope you all doing well? Yes? That’s awesome! I’m excited to be getting back into my schedule and posting again! Miss y’all ūüôā

I uploaded a Youtube video of my “small” Post-Christmas haul, check it out here! But why would I keep all of the fun from you studious blog readers? That would just be mean! So I took some photos of the items that I bought and got really excited about writing this post. Let’s do this, shall we?

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STORES:¬†Wet Seal, XXI Forever, Francesca’s, White Barn, and Aerie.

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White Barn

I’ve never been inside of this place, but I really wanted to by candles for my (growing) collection! I’ve been really into scented ones lately and I thought that it would be nice to get a couple more for my room. After rummaging around¬†Bath and Body Works for a while, I decided that I might find something in¬†White Barn, the store attached to B&BW. At first I thought it was going to be really boring, but then I found these two that I really liked and they were INCREDIBLY cheap because of the sales going on!

Aerie

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I always have to go to Aerie whenever I go to a mall that has the store! Since I have SO many of their bras I went for something different, like these party-penguin pajama bottoms! They are so soft and adorable, plus they have pockets! How could a girl refuse?!

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I also bought one bra (oops!). I’ve really been loving these non-paded bralettes. They’re really comfortable and can be worn under anything. Plus, if they peek out from the sides of a shirt, they look stylish, so there aren’t any worries in that department!

Francesca’s

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I never go into Francesca’s. I’m not sure why, their clothes are just slightly more than I would like to spend and I subconsciously avoid it so that I don’t waste all of my money. But on this shopping trip I broke down and went straight for the clearance section, where I found this little gem that used to be $45, then was marked down to $25, which was then marked down to $15! Now that’s what I call smart shopping… or a miracle. It is slightly large, but the way that it drapes makes the size not really matter.

Wet Seal

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I also rarely go into¬†Wet Seal, but the one in this mall seemed very different than the one we have here so my friend and I decided to go. Even though I only bought one thing (I only found one thing that I liked), it was also on clearance and I got it for $10! It really fits my style and I can’t wait till I get to wear it!

XXI Forever

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Finally, we went to¬†XXI Forever. I still don’t know the difference between Forever 21 and XXI Forever, so if you know COMMENT BELOW! Anyways, I bought two things, and reluctantly leaved behind five other items because of my lack of cash. In the end I chose a set of TWO rings (the middle pearl one slides out from the two bands) and I bought a more quirky cat pullover because who doesn’t want one of those?! It’s really soft and I think it will go with a lot of other things.

Well thank ya for reading, it’s been fun! Look out for my¬†January Interview, I’m excited for it! Also give a big round of applause to my lovely model Lady who so graciously showed some of the tops for you since I was too lazy to do it myself!

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin XO

Video: Post-Christmas Haul!

Hello My Beauties!

How have you been? Good? I hope so, especially since it’s Monday. But if you need a break and you feel like taking to good ol’ Youtube, make sure that my latest haul is one of the many that you [deserve] to watch!

So now you can see the product of all of my hard-earned cash in HD!

Places and Products

Wet Seal~ shirt $10 (sale)

Aerie~ bra $19, PJs $20

Francesca’s~ Shawl $15 (sale)

White Barn~ Twisted Peppermint Candle $8, Cranberry Pear Bellini $10

XXI Forever~ Cat Hoodie $19.90, Pearl Rings $4.50

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin XO