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Christmas Shopping

So many great Christmas gifts are items that you would love, but you're not willing to make the splurge on yourself.  The gift that makes the splurge for you and upgrades your normal purchases are just great.  Amiright?

For example, I would love:

  • Chocolate, Coffee Bread!  Yes.  Even with Intelligentsia Coffee.  Bring on the shakes.
    • Do you think they'll be any version of this at Renegade this weekend?  I'll look!
  • Fancy Shampoo.  Maybe it sounds boring, but I buy the $4 stuff from Target/Walgreens.  This is quite an indulgence.
  • I love face mists!  They are expensive.  I recently purchased one to treat myself and promised it was a one time purchase.  And then there's this...which also looks lovely!
  • I have definitely been eyeing a perfume for awhile, but I can't commit with the price tag.  What a perfect gift!  I'm talking MCM and d'orsey.  I know...I know.
  • A mixtape.  (mix cd whatever)  Seriously.  I love those!
  • A moleskin.  Who doesn't love journaling?  I wouldn't buy a fancy notebook for myself, but I would love one for a gift!

Other upgrades:

Comments

  1. Which perfumes exactly, please? (Perfumes have become a recent interest/obsession for me as well.)

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    1. Oh Janie Rubes, it's bad: Eau Duelle-L'Eau de Toilette for winter, Nirvana Black a solid so a bit different, Carven-L'Eau de Toilette, and MCMC Fragrances. To be clear...I don't have any. I do sometimes go into the l'eau de toilette store and just get the paper spritzes and smell them for weeks.
      I really wish you could smell through the internet!

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