Shopmissa Mini-Haul & Giftcard Giveaway!

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Overall, it is always a fantastic experience. This time around, I recieve a very small package (of 6 items). Even though the package was very small, it arrived much later than expected. It took almost a week to ship! However, once it was out, arriving at my apartment took just a matter of days. Best case scenerio is they were out of stock of one of the items, having to wait a few days, and that’s why it took a bit longer than usual. Still, I am so happy with all of the items I recieved!


The L.A. Colors lip gloss and the Burt’s Bees tinted balm are not from my Shop Missa A order but I wanted to share them! It makes the perfect combo for a a bold lip.

Of course, I took some selfies to show you folks how the Kleancolor “Madly Matte” lipsticks look when worn!

My personal favorite – Congo Pink #2281 (Kleancolor Matte Lipsticks)
A bright, and I’d say “fearless” color! Fearless #24 (Kleancolor Matte Lipsticks)

What’s that in my nose?

Faux nose clip and 2 faux septum rings!

Want these for yourself? Here are the links:

2 Piece Gold Rhinestone Septum Rings

Madly Matte Lipstick- Pink Tones

Madly Matte Lipstick- Orange Tones

Oatmeal Oxygen Bubble Mask

Want to win a $25 giftcard to my favorite online dollar store –! Comment on this post with your favorite products from and/or what you’d get with your $25 giftcard! Winner will be annouced 7-27-16!

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Budget Planner Addict – That’s Me!


Organization, planners, and bullet-journals are becoming such a fad. And, I can understand why. When you’re organized, you get a lot more stuff done. For those who procrastinate a lot, like myself, having a planner prevents you from putting things off when you don’t want to do them.

My New Year’s Resolution to get organized has turned into a small scale obsession. Now, I don’t know how I can get anything done without my planner. I plan my entire life in this thing: appointments, work days, pay days, everything pertaining to this blog, hobbies such as gaming and writing, money, budgeting, shopping lists, meal plans, cleaning schedules, misc. goals and projects – everything and everything goes into my planner. My whole life is in this thing and without it, it would be chaos and things would not get done – or at the very least, not as efficiently as they could get done. Does that sound a little nutty to you guys?

A lot of people assume getting organized needs to be expensive – but that’s hardly the case. I have spent less than $10 on all of my planner accessories, including the planner itself. It can be done on the cheap. Bullet journals can be custom made with a simple $1 composition book. Pens, stickers, tape, markers, highlighters, post-it notes ect. can be all bought from 99 cent stores. I bought all my cute accessories from! They have tons of very affordable stationary accessories!

I live in a small space, and things can become cluttered and messy quickly without organization. I have papers, cosmetics, accessories, pens, ect. just scattered around my desk and in the living-room because I haven’t really invested in any kind of organization. I’m still in the process of getting rid of the clutter. Heck – we don’t even really have furniture. So far, I’ve picked up a pencil container to store all my stationary and school supplies.


Then I realized that a large plastic pencil case from the dollar store can also organize just about anything else that is small – jewelry, make up, nail polish, ect. I can probably also find a filing folder or binder at the dollar store for mail and misc. papers. Your neighborhood dollar or discount stores will more than likely have tons of baskets, bins, canvas boxes, crafting containers, and so on to help you get organized as well!

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Thrifty Tips: 25 BEST Dollar Store Items


  1. Ziploc bags
  2. Foil
  3. Hair accessories (hair elastics and bobby pin galore!)
  4. School supplies and stationary (pens, pencils, crayons, markers and notebooks!)
  5. Greeting cards
  6. Gift bags
  7. Activity books (crossword and coloring books)
  8. Tupperware
  9. Batteries
  10. Toothpaste
  11. Tableware, silverware, glassware, and mugs.
  12. Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, and facial tissue)
  13. Baby wipes
  14. Bath products (shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, and shower gel)
  15. **Pregnancy tests!** (these dollar store pregnancy tests are no less accurate than your big brands – in fact, did you know that many of the pregnancy strips you find at a dollar store are the same ones used in pharmacies and doctor’s offices?)
  16. **First aid!** (bandages and antibiotic cream)
  17. Soy, almond, and coconut milk
  18. Dry beans
  19. Oatmeal
  20. Rice
  21. Pancake, cake, and brownie mix
  22. Maple syrup
  23. Peanut Butter and Jelly
  24. Crackers and Cookies
  25. Candy


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