Little Luxuries {All $25 and Under!}


Kiiind of excited about all these little discoveries I made this week. First order of business: if we want to talk fantastic natural makeup lines, RMS Beauty (1) is a great place to start. (Based on feedback, sounds like a budget natural makeup brands post is in order too!) Isn’t this shade absolutely gorgeous? Punchy, zingy, bright — totally spring. I like it.

(2) Want to hear the most random story ever? My senior year of high school, we moved houses in between the fall and spring semester. How traumatic that was is another story, but I specifically remember making a trip to Target soon after the move with my mother to grab a few new things for the house (you know how you always need another extension cord, or new lightbulbs, or whatever, the minute you move into a new abode), and on a whim, she put this vase of faux flowers in our shopping basket. It ended up living in her bathroom (it’s probably still there), and I was always shocked by how real it looked. It would fake me out every time. Long story short, I kind of think faux flowers in discreet places are a good thing. They’re an easy way to brighten a spot that would otherwise never get any floral love. End story.

I think this spoon (3) is cute, and I have no legitimate use for it. I know you probably feel the same way. Ditto for hourglasses (4). I used to have a couple, like two apartments ago, and they both broke in the subsequent moves (saddest thing ever is opening a box of your stuff and finding green hourglass sand all over it). They’re the types of things I had around, and always forgot to turn over. But every time I see one in a store, I love it. Objects of a bygone era, for sure.

(5) You probably should check out this mini-sale J.Crew Factory is having. 40-50% off tees and shorts. I envy you people who can actually wear said tees and shorts…sans outerwear. Somebody please buy these shorts and wear them ASAP so I can live vicariously through you, k?

C’est tout. Happy Thursday! :)


1. RMS Lip Gloss, $25 | 2. Mixed Ranunculus, $12.99 | 3. ‘La Dolce Vita’ Spoon, $20 | 4. Large Hourglass, $24 | 4. Small Hourglass, $12 | 5. Dot Tee, $24.50 | 5. Stripe Square Tee, $23 | 5. Bar Stripe Tee, $20.50



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  1. 3.6.14

    I had no idea those flower were fake until I read below, such beauties! Thanks for sharing such a great find!

  2. 3.6.14
    jillian said:

    cute picks! loving that lip gloss. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  3. 3.6.14

    Detalles ideales, gracias por compartirlos, besos guapa,ana.

  4. 3.6.14

    I’ve seen so much about RMS latley, can’t wait to check them out! Love the striped tee :)

    • 3.6.14
      Victoria McGinley said:

      They’re the first natural makeup brand I ever tried, like circa 2011. Rose Marie’s products are great! I gave Living Luminizer to the gals at my bachelorette!

  5. 3.6.14
    Erika said:

    perfect for gifts too!!!

    PS – i have a GIVEAWAY going on – stop by and spread the love if you can :o)

  6. 3.6.14

    I really like the hourglasses. The colors are fun and bright. And the shape would be interesting in almost any space.

  7. 3.6.14
    Jen said:

    The fake flowers look surprisingly beautiful! They would be a perfect addition to my coffee table :)

    xx, Jen

  8. 3.6.14

    I am all for faux flowers. I have seen these at Target and keep thinking I need to make the purchase.

  9. 3.6.14

    The Threshold line at Target continues to amaze me! Love the flowers, so I’ll have to track those down!

  10. 3.6.14
    Lily said:

    I’ve bought fake flowers at the dollar store before! Sure, they don’t look the same… but it still makes a difference! These ones look even more gorgeous.

    xo Lily

  11. 3.6.14

    That RMS shade looks like the prettiest color for spring! I love their living luminizer but haven’t tried the glosses yet!

  12. 3.6.14
    Kayla said:

    Those flowers! I totally need those! : )


  13. 3.6.14
    rox said:

    gah! those tees are so fun!

  14. 3.6.14

    I need that spoon!!!

  15. 3.6.14

    I’ve definitely used faux flowers when I haven’t had time to keep real ones but still wanted the little pick-me-up! And I need those hourglasses in my life! :)

  16. 3.6.14

    Love how you integrate un peu French into your posts from time to time. :)+ I am so with you on those shorts.

    • 3.6.14
      Victoria McGinley said:

      Mais oui! Je puis/inclurais plus, mais je pense toujours que aucun ne me comprennent pas… Tu la parles? Je ne t’ai jamais demandé!

    • 3.6.14
      Victoria McGinley said:

      Merp. J’ai réalisé que j’ai écrit “tous” incorrectement dans le blog post aussi!

    • 3.10.14
      Rose said:

      J’aime les mots français dans les blog posts, aussi!

      (…my French is terribly rusty, hopefully there are few if any grammatical errors there.)

      • 3.11.14
        Victoria McGinley said:

        C’etait parfait!

  17. 3.6.14
    Amanda said:

    One of my best friends once house-sat for a woman and the woman had a silver spoon she used specifically for her coffee every morning. It said, “good morning, beautiful” on the handle. When my friend told me about it, we both agreed that little luxuries like that are awesome and we needed more of them in our lives!

    • 3.6.14
      Victoria McGinley said:

      Agreed! And I love that phrase on a morning coffee spoon :)

  18. 3.6.14
    Iris said:

    The spoon is adorable!

  19. 3.7.14

    Love those little t-shirts!


  20. 3.7.14
    Whitney said:

    OOOOOO, swooning over those tee’s!!!!!!

    The Retail Therapist

  21. 3.7.14
    Emily said:

    Love the flowers! I’ve seen those at my local Target and thought about getting them…but I thought, is it tacky? There are just some places that a real plant or flowers just won’t work in an apartment.

  22. 3.7.14
    Bethany said:

    Yay! I love these! I am bouncing over to check out the spoon and J.Crew tees!

  23. 3.9.14
    Raquel said:

    I love the flower vase, it’s tough keeping real ones around yearly (and expensive) so this is perfect.