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Random Haul: Target, Zoya and H&M

Over the last few weeks I’ve done a little shopping. Some things I had run out of and just needed to replace, and some things I have been eyeing up and finally jumped on…other things were completely unnecessary, but were a steal and I had to have! I didn’t get all of these things in one go, but over a few weeks time I made a few trips to my local Target, placed an order at Zoya.com and hm.com/us, and stopped at the Clinique counter in Belk. Here is what I picked up!



The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
Recently, I finished reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and have been craving a new book. I had a wander around my local library and wasn’t seeing anything that sounded good to me. While I was having a little mooch around Target, I stopped at the book section and hoped something would jump out at me. The cover of this one did (how pretty is that!), so I picked it up and read the back. It sounded exactly like something I would love and the book itself feels really good in the hands (yes, I’m strange like that…if it doesn’t feel good in my hands I won’t want to read it). I won’t give anything away, but it is supposed to be about an American heiress who is sent away to England in 1893 to find a title for herself. It just sounded like Downton Abbey (my fav TV show of late) and I absolutely LOVE anything from this time period! If you liked Downton Abbey, you will probably like this book.

Paper Tape – Stripes and Dots
How adorable are these 2 rolls of paper tape?! I found them in the Dollar Spot of my local Target! Each one was just $1, so I had to pick them up! These were completely unnecessary, and I have no idea how I will use them, but…look at them! I love everything about them; the colors, the prints, the packaging, and the PRICE! I will find a way to use these…or I may just set them on my desk and stare at them…Either way, $2 well spent I’d say!

Sticky Note Pad – Don’t Forget
I am obsessed with sticky notes, but I prefer lined note paper – because I can’t seem to write in a straight line to save my life when there are none. This, also found in the Dollar Spot of Target, was the best of both worlds! Plus it was, again, only $1! BARGAIN!!! They had the cutest patterns, but this one was my favorite. Of course, I didn’t need sticky notes…but who does?!

Notecards – Stripe
I’ve gotten into writing little notes and actually MAILING them to people lately. How novel! I know…but there is something so exciting about getting a handwritten note in your mailbox. And if it comes on a super cute and colorful card – bonus! Plus, these were only $1…so I had to buy them…right?

Mini Cards + Envelopes
I have absolutely no idea what I will do with these mini cards and envelopes, but they are mini! Mini is always better than full size! I will probably jazz them up and leave little “love” notes for my hubs or my little humans, but for $1, I just couldn’t leave them behind…especially when I was busy piling the other goodies from the range into my basket…they looked lonely! Oh stop! You would have bought them too!

Moving on…

Conair Shower Caps with Microban
For the last few year or so I have been using the same flimsy shower cap I swiped from a hotel stay, and the elastic finally gave out. That’s a pretty good run for something that is meant for a few uses. I went ahead and grabbed this package while I was out and about. When I got home, I noticed that it had 2 in it – so I should be set for at least the next 2 years! There is one pretty patterned one and one plain clear one. The box says they have Microban in them to help deter any icky mold and mildew that comes from living in and around a warm wet environment.

TRESemme Healthy Volume Shampoo
I have absolutely no volume in my hair. I am always on the hunt for volumizing sprays and shampoos. So when I ran out of shampoo and needed to go buy a new one I went to TRESemme – my favorite drug store brand of the moment. I’ve not tried this yet, but it smells nice and comes in this massive bottle that will last me probably until the end of the year! I hope I like it…It claims to provide “Optimal Body & Fullness”. We shall see!

NYX Butter Gloss in Strawberry Parfait
There has been loads of hype around this product. It is creamier and more opaque than a lip gloss, but not quite as thick as a liquid lipstick type product. It has the signature NYX scent which smells like vanilla to me and I love it! This one is a super bright pink, but is very wearable and it feels very moisturizing and comfortable on the lips. There isn’t a huge color range for these, but I will be picking up another one! They are great for this time of year when you don’t want to wear a full on lipstick.

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes
Here is another repurchase. I ran out of my Up & Up facial wipes (in the blue and white packet) and these were on sale so I picked them up. I do prefer these to the Up & Up ones because they do not make my eyes burn and they aren’t quite as wet as the Up & Up ones. I only use these to get the bulk of makeup off of my face on days when I wear it. Then I always go in with my actual cleanser for a proper cleaning job. So, I don’t need a super wet facial wipe. I don’t find that these irritate my skin at all, and that’s pretty much all I can say about them.

Zoya Professional Lacquer in Odette
I saw this color on a few of my favorite YouTuber’s (here it is on Missglamorazzi) in the last few months and feel in love with it! I trolled my local Ulta stores, but never could find it. So, I broke down and placed an order online. I’m not a huge nail polish junkie, but when I see a color that calls my name I have to make it mine. I haven’t loved Zoya’s formula in the past, but I’m hoping that it was just a matter of the wrong choice of base coat. I will keep you updated!

Clinique All About Eyes
This is a repurchase for me. I had a tiny sample pot of this eye cream from Clinique and used it up. I really liked it and found that it really did what it says on the tin – “Reduces Circles, Puffs”. It is a light weight gel formula with no real scent so I find this to be perfect for daytime use. It glides on with a very silky feel and sinks in quickly making it work well under makeup. I will probably stick with this as my daytime eye cream until my skin needs change (read: until I start getting wrinkly and need a high test eye cream).

H&M Yoga Pants in Black
Recently, I got a pair of these crop yoga pants for my Birthday and I loved them so much I went straight out and ordered another pair in black. Nothing much to say about them other than I think they are well made, the material is nice, and they have a little mesh pocket on the inside of the waist that you could put your things in if you were going for a run or something.

H&M Jersey Top in Dark Blue
I thought this tank would be perfect for wearing to my boys soccer games or for running…or just hanging out at the Lake or the Beach. I love the material and cut of this shirt, and want it in every color!

H&M Jersey Top in Gray and Powder Pink
Last, but not least (if you are still with me at this point, you get major friend points), I grabbed the other 2 available colors of this shirt for the same reason I got the yoga pants above. I got this shirt in black for my Birthday and loved it so much that I needed more! You can probably see the details better on these than the original black one I showed in my Birthday Goodies post.

Have you been shopping lately? What did you find that you just couldn’t walk away from?


  1. April 23, 2014 / 6:27 pm

    Okay so 2 things: 1.) I have read that book – American Heiress and found it pretty interesting overall. I think there is a review somewhere on my blog. 2.) I have Odette (got it in my Ipsy) and it is a great color! I usually do not like purples, but this one is really pretty.

    • April 23, 2014 / 6:50 pm

      I really liked the book. I read it in 2 days, which is unheard of in my house! I am not usually drawn to purple polish either, but this one called out to me ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. April 23, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    The nail varnish is in an amazing colour, I love it!

    • April 23, 2014 / 6:49 pm

      Thanks, me too! I highly recommend it ๐Ÿ™‚