Thursday, July 2, 2020

What I Bought on Amazon: June 2020

amazon purchases 2020

Spoiler alert: this month has been full of necessities and randos. Enjoy!

L'Oreal Paris Makeup Brow Stylist Definer Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil

Even pre-pandemic, I was trying to go to the grocery store/shopping less. I've had friends ordering their groceries of Amazon Prime for what, maybe years now, but I'm not quite there. I've moved on to Instacart and still do my weekly Trader Joe's trip because I like to pick out my own produce 🤓

Anyways, one day I decided to get my eyebrow pencils (I'm very fancy) on Amazon because I was in dire need - bless you 2 day shipping, bless you. I set up my account for a subscription style delivery and now they deliver my eyebrow pencils at the exact time that I need them every month. Subscribe and save is the way to go!

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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Abercrombie & Fitch Sale: 50% off + 15% off

Abercrombie is having an incredible sale through Tuesday and I really can't believe these prices!

I am such a bargain shopper and honestly, rarely spend over $25 on one item (unless it's something important or a solid pair of shoes) so when I saw bathing suit bottoms for under $15 and shorts for $25 I about died.

To be transparent, here is what I personally bought from the sale:

And if I was rolling in the dough, here are all the things I'd love to get for myself!

Monday, March 30, 2020

How to Keep Sane During the 2020 Quarantine

Hola compadres. Hope you're all holding up nicely so far in the apocalypse!

I'm not here to give you a pep talk about how we are all in this together and how you should stay home (BUT YOU SHOULD BE STAYING HOME) because there are way too many messages about that right now, I simply wanted to put together a list of things I've been doing to keep myself occupied!

I know there are a million lists out there for things to do while we await the conquering of COVID-19 and I almost didn't put together this list, but you never know when ideas will spark something new for someone else!

Here's my list of things to do to keep sane during the 2020 quarantine...

Friday, January 31, 2020

What I'm Loving: January 2020

Each month I round up a list of my current favorites - from TV shows, to beauty products, outfits and everything in between!


Honeybody by Kishi Bashi (redone by Nu Deco Ensemble)

Friday, November 29, 2019

The Best Black Friday Sales for 2019



American Eagle




Old Navy




Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Winc Wine Review - The Membership You're Missing Out On

Winc Review
When Winc Wines reached out to me for a collaboration, I was so stoked. Maybe even too stoked. Who wouldn't want to work with a wine company!? Only some cockatoos, I tell ya!

*PS - don't miss the promo code at the bottom of this post!*

Before we dive into things, I do feel like I need to preface this post and acknowledge the fact that I am a new-ish wine convert. I do not know what I'm talking about when it comes to the sophisticated notes and tastes of wine. I once saw a wine described as having "hints of the inside of an oak barrel"....okay. Ridiculous statements like this are probably what turned me off of wine in the first place....

But within the last few months, I started to dive into it a little more and I think my palate has changed for the better. I started as a pure rosé girl and now I'm a proper 29-year old woman who likes an assortment of reds. I still don't know what I'm talking about so if you're a wine connoisseur, please don't hate me. If you have a sense of humor, please continue to move your eyes in a left-to-right-downward motion.

What's Winc, You Ask!?

So glad you asked! Winc is advertised as a wine club membership program, but there are no fees you have to pay, and no commitments. The "membership" just gives you discounted prices on their website. You can set up your shipments for however frequent or infrequently you would like. They've been mentioned by huge brands like Forbes and Vogue, which is part of the reason I wanted to check them out as well. One of the most important parts about Winc is that the wine gets delivered straight to your door! Alas, the wine gods have smiled upon us.

Winc is great for new-to-the-scene wine lovers because they give you in-depth descriptions of each wine, what food to pair it with, and a helpful little book with some general wine terms you should learn. It's also a nice idea for the more seasoned wine lovers who simply like to try new wines. Winc works with winemakers and vineyards all across the globe, and I'm pretty positive they make their own wines that you can't buy in store #exclusive.

How Winc Works

I got my first box at the end of August with whites and roses for summer, and just ordered a "fall" shipment with all reds. I am stoked about this!! I'll give another review after I've guzzled down those bottles.

As a novice wine-o, I love the fact that Winc really helps you figure out what you might like right off the bat! I have no idea what kind of taste, hints, or bodies I like so taking their Palate Profile is a great place to start if you don't quite know what you're doing.

Here's how the whole Winc process works:
1) You start off by taking a little quiz to help Winc better understand your taste buds.
2) They'll suggest 4 wines for you to get in your box. (You don't have to get these, you can switch them out for whatever you want!)
3) Your wine gets shipped quickly and usually gets to you within a week.
4) Sit around and relax while you get wine delivered straight to your door.
5) Review your wines online to get a better curated box next time! (They take in your feedback so that they can better suggest wines for future shipments)

Selection of wine from Winc
You can choose anywhere from 2-4 bottles in each package (but 4 bottles get free shipping so why not do that!?). Prices vary from $15-$55 without the Winc membership. With the membership, you get anywhere from about $2-10 off each bottle - which adds up to some extra cash money in yo pocket! With all the money you saved through Winc, you could make the ultimate charcuterie board! ;)

What I Tried From Winc

When I ordered my first box, it was still in the dead of summer so I opted for sweeter and lighter options. Here is what I got along with a short review of each:
  • 2017 Summer Water Rosé
    • A little too sweet for me, but good. This is one of their most popular options.
  • 2018 Mercana Malbec
    • Tasted like rubbing alcohol and made me cringe.
  • 2018 Cocomero Rosé
    • Light and fruity; was supposed to have hints of watermelon, but I couldn't detect them.
  • 2017 Rosa Obscura Red Blend
    • Yummy! My favorite one of the bunch.
Winc wine subscription

Winc Promo Code

By signing up for Winc through this link, you'll get $22 off your first order + free shipping! That's basically 2 bottles for free, babeh babeh!
Go getcha some 🍷