Happy Friday! Today I’m coming in hot with 5 recent purchases under $25 that you need to know about…
Pink Mules ($25)
one. I wasn’t sure if I could pull off the mule trend. At first, I wasn’t sure I even liked them. But then I found this amazing hot pink pair at Target and fell deeply in love. I was so excited to break them in this week and as I was heading out the door for work one morning in my new mules Matt sweetly exclaimed “Babe! I LOVE your new slippers! Very cool!”
two. So it’s pretty rare for me to spend more than $10 on a bottle of wine (Nobilo forever!). However, when I do splurge on a bottle of sauvignon blanc it’s almost always on a bottle of Cloudy Bay. But I promised an under $25 post so my second favorite New Zealand sauv blanc is Whitehaven ($15). It is just SO good. And because my girlfriend Laura came over to hang out with me last night I decided to break out a bottle!
three. This is a two-for-one since I did some maintenance/upgrades to my iPhone this week. First, I (well, technically Matt) replaced the shattered glass screen protector on my phone. I posted a picture of my shattered screen protector after I removed it from my phone to insta-stories and had a bunch of people ask me which type of screen protector I use. It’s the amFilm Screen Protector ($7 for a two pack) and it has saved my phone on several occasions! The second accessory is more fun. I finally purchased a PopSocket!!! The PopSocket helps secure your grip and hold your phone more comfortably so you drop your phone less. It also allows you to securely prop your phone up at an angle for watching videos, etc.
Striped Fluted Sleeve Dress ($10)
four. This dress is $10! After one too many Facebook side ads taunting me with cheap cute clothes from afar (China) I decided to take the risk and purchase a few things from romwe. For $10 I thought, why not? Full disclosure: this dress is one super thin layer of polyester and you can tell was made on the cheap, but it’s definitely wearable and I have received so many compliments on it. Also, it comes in 4 colors!
five. OK, I officially feel like the worst friend in the world to y’all for not sharing this sooner. Waaaaaaay back in July, I featured a makeup dupe on a Five on Friday post and then asked my readers to share their favorite makeup dupes. One of my readers, Sarah, recommended L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise as a dupe for Too Face Better Than Sex and I immediately added it to my Amazon prime order that same day for $6.47. I’ve never been married to a specific mascara (I swear I’ve tried them all and they are all the same) UNTIL I USED THIS ONE. I am now on my second tube and will never, ever, ever use another mascara. Not only does this mascara make my eye lashes look fuller, they are drastically longer since I started using it. If you don’t believe me, just read the Amazon reviews for yourself. I promise this is $6 extremely well spent!!