It’s December 1st, which means it’s the end of “Nothing New November!” Aside from my slip up at Thrift Town, I didn’t spend any money on clothing for the whole month! I have to say, I see a difference in my bank account, which is great because now I have more to spend on my friends and loved ones for the holidays. Oh, and there’s a little extra room in my closet (which never hurts).
The past 30 days have been tough, but I always like doing this challenge to give myself a chance to step back and appreciate what I already have. I’m going to try to stretch this into December and see how long I can last, but I’m not going to lie-I can’t wait to get back to shopping!
Did any of you participate in “Nothing New November?” How did you do with this challenge?
P.S. I apologize for not posting the remainder of my outfits for NNN. I had a family emergency and filming every day became near impossible. XO
Before I get into November’s bag, I wanted to review my products from October’s bag:
-Zoya nail polish in “Mason”: Such a pretty color! While I haven’t used it yet, I’m happy to have it in my collection.
-Ofra lipgloss and plumper in “Sultry”: I didn’t think this did much in the plumping department, but I do like the color and consistency of this lipgloss.
-Nourish Organic deeply nourishing coconut and argan body lotion: I like the feeling and smell of this lotion. Great addition to my purse essentials.
-Sexy Hair texturizing spray clay: This spray is great for second day hair! Love!
-H2O face oasis hydrating treatment: This has become my new before bed moisturizer. Very light and feels nice on my skin.
Alright, on to November!
This is one of my more favorite bags that I’ve received from Ipsy. It’s cute with the gold snakeskin and pink interior, and it even has a little handle to use as a purse.
Already, I can tell you I love this lipstick! I’ve been seeing a lot about this new em Michelle Phan line and even received a sample of some eyeshadows previously from Ipsy, but this full size lipstick is so much better! The nude is just right for my skin tone (good nude shades are difficult for me to find), it goes on smoothly, and smells nice. J’adore!
As I was preparing this blog post, I swiped on some of this lip crayon and while it wasn’t the smoothest, the color is awesome!
This is like, the third Starlooks pencil I’ve received from Ipsy. I like this one just fine; obviously the color isn’t an everyday shade, but it’s fun and I’ll definitely give it a go during the holidays.
Either this is a full size product or a generous sample, which is nice. It says it’s a bronzer, but it’s very VERY light, which could be good for me since I’m so fair skinned.
I’ve been lusting after the Orly nail polish color in “Rage,” but I’m glad I held off because this is a good dupe. It’s a subtly sparkly rose gold shade. So pretty!
I have an eyeshadow palette from bh cosmetics and I quite like the quality and pigmentation of them. This shade isn’t really something I would reach for, but I’ll give it a go.
I would have to rate this month’s bag a C. The lipstick is nice, but everything else is a little too odd to use on a daily basis.
Do any of you subscribe to Ipsy? What do you think of this month’s bag?
Cape from Salvation Army, $5
Land’s End sweater from Thrift Town, $2.10
Sonoma jeans from Thrift Town, $7
Outfit total: $14.10
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my wonderful followers! One thing I am immensely thankful for this year is all of you. Your support of Thrift Your Heart Out means the world to me. I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving, filled with good food, great company, and lots of love.
1. Dweamwithinadweam: I came across this channel on YouTube while looking for thrift haul videos. Besides having an awesome name (love me some “Princess Bride” references), I love her laid back vibe and quirky style. She shares her thrift hauls, lookbooks, as well as funny videos like her “One handed make-up challenge.” Check her out for a giggle.
2. NYX Wonder Pencil: I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I could use a little brightening in the eye department from time to time and this product is just the thing to achieve that. While the Wonder Pencil can be used to conceal blemishes, it stands out as a waterline pencil to make your eyes appear more open and awake. Seriously, for under $5, it’s a great item to keep in your arsenal.
3. Black leggings: Yeah, I know it seems basic, but I have been wearing my black leggings to death this season. I love them paired with tunics, blouses, dresses, boots, and skirts. They are so simple, but so versatile. Just remember, leggings are not pants! Make sure whatever you wear on top covers your tush before you walk out the door, or I will send the fashion police after you.
4. Scented candles: I’ve never been the “light-a-million-candles-and-take-a-bath” kind of girl, but for some reason, I found myself buying a couple of floral scented candles at Target and I must say, I’m glad I did. They are so relaxing, smell amazing (lilac and lavender were my top choices), and add a lovely ambiance to my room when I’m working. If you’ve never thought of yourself as one of those “crazy candle girls,” just do yourself a favor and try one out.
What are you all currently loving?
Salvation Army (doors open at 7am): 50% off the entire store.
Thrift Town (open 8am-9pm): 50% off all yellow color tag items and they’re giving a $5 off coupon to the first 300 customers.
Hut no. 8 Sacramento (doors open at 12pm): Stuff-a-bag for $10. Yes, this means you can fill up a bag with clothes, shoes, and accessories and pay only $10 (plus tax) for everything!
I’ll make updates on this post if I discover any other Black Friday sales.
I am literally speechless right now. I just discovered that CBS selected Thrift Your Heart Out as one of Sacramento’s best fashion blogs! I am elated at this news and so flattered by their kind words about my little blog. Check out the article here.
I am so excited to announce that I am now offering styling services! If you’re someone who gets overwhelmed when you go shopping or simply someone who doesn’t have time to go shopping, then you can hire me to do the shopping for you! The best part is, I’ll shop at local thrift stores to find you unique pieces for a total steal.
Here’s how it works: After taking a short styling questionnaire, we’ll arrange a one hour styling session at a local thrift store, where you try on the clothing and accessories that I pre-select for you based on your styling wants and needs. You’ll leave with new pieces to incorporate into your wardrobe as well as ideas on how to style them!
If you’re in the Sacramento area and interested in setting up a styling session, email me at email@example.com!
Land’s End sweater from Thrift Town, $2.10
Printed Talbots pants from Thrift Town, $5.60
J.Crew ballet flats from Eco Thrift, $5
Outfit total: $12.70