Hi hi! This post is a goodie. Every year around my birthday, (June 19 – Gemini!!) when I turn another year old (and wiser) I typically write a blog post. Something about lessons I’ve learned, my thoughts, advice, blah blah blah.
If you’re interested in reading some of those, here they are:
This year, we’re doing things a little differently. Spicing things up, you know?
So, this year, we’re doing a gift guide. But, not for your mom or dad or boyfriend or step sister’s dog. This one’s for YOU and you only. Gifting myself has always been something I’ve done. Ever since I’ve had my own job and made my own money, I always splurge a little on something completely unnecessary but very much wanted. I do this every year on my birthday. It’s something I’ve done for years and found SO rewarding. It’s not weird or selfish. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. It’s beyond satisfying to get yourself a treat that you’ve so wanted.
The key to gifting yourself isn’t about what you need but more of what you want. As women, especially moms, tend to only spend money on absolutely necessary things. You feel guilty. And I get that. I mean, I’m not a mom or anything, but I can understand that feeling of spending money on something useless when you can be spending it on your child.
However, I’m here to tell you, it’s OKAY. We work hard, we’re caretakers, some of you are moms who do it all, and we/you deserve a little something every once in a while. We deserve to spend money on ourselves on things are make us happy. You shouldn’t have to wait for your partner to gift you something. Buy gifts for yourself. It’s does the soul good. Throw away any guilt you may have. YOU. DESERVE. THIS. 👏🏻👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾👏🏿
And on that note, let’s get into some of the splurgy items that I’m loving lately!
GIFTS FOR YOURSELF:
Okay, there is seriously nothing sexier than gifting yourself lingerie. Am I right? I’m SO obsessed with this delicate little piece. I love it under white shirts for added sexiness.
Again, we are all about women empowerment here, and this is totally embracing yourself and feeling sexy in your own skin.
You can use my code CHIC for discounts off!
Speaking of feeling sexy, this perfume has alllll the feels. It’s smells like heaven and the bottle is so chic. It looks gorgeous on your vanity too.
Fragrance Description: This feminine fragrance a blend of woody and floral notes. Bergamot meets Egyptian orange blossom in a sparkling start amplified by Indian tuberose and jasmine. At the base, white musk and cedarwood from Virginia combine with vanilla from Madagascar.
This gold bar cart though!! I mean, how absolutely luxurious is this?! This bar is is one of the most perfect gifts for yourself. I remember this bar cart was one of my first splurges when I bought my first home. Where else was I supposed to store all my bottles of wine?
The best coffee machine that ever existed! Guys, I’ve had this one now for 2 years, and I love it so much. You can actually set a timer on the machine for whenever you wake up, and your coffee will be ready and waiting for you to pour. It’s one of the best features of this machine. It also makes SUCH good coffee and espresso. The machine also has a built-in frother if you enjoy froth with your coffee.
THIS BRONZER! If you’re looking for the perfect bronzer for your skin tone, try the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Matte Bronzer. It’s the bronzer I reach for the most! It’s mattifying, but not too matte, it doesn’t make your skin look cakey, and it gives you the perfect sun-kissed glow! If you want to splurge on a bronzer, I suggest this one!
For this year’s birthday, I actually bought myself this absolutely stunning bralette. Like I said earlier, there is nothing sexier than gifting yourself lingerie and feeling sexy in your own skin. I’m in love with the details of this bra – the double straps, the embroidered trim, the fine mesh, and just the overall look and feel of this bra. The second I saw it online, I added it to cart. I felt I deserved this one. And then I also added this lace thong to the order, because why not?
Luxurious skincare. We all deserve to spend a little extra when it comes to skincare, in my opinion. It’s one of the BEST gifts for yourself. The ultimate self-care gift. Women, we need to pamper ourselves every once in a while. And it shouldn’t be once a year…
Schedule in time for yourself, time for your skin, and a little pampering once a week, once a month, or whenever you can. You feel refreshed, happier, and your skin will thank you.
And speaking of luxury – these Fancy Face brushes are nothing short of it. They are SO beautiful, work so well with make-up, and look stunning on your dresser. I’ve had many, many questions from you guys asking if these are worth it, and the answer is always YES. I would never recommend a product if it wasn’t worth it. They apply make-up beautifully and flawlessly on your skin, which is why I love them.
They are made with Nano Fibre Technology to last forever. I’m obsessed with these, and won’t ever go back to any other kind of brush set.
That’s my splurgy list guys! It’s so good. If your birthday is coming up or you just want to gift yourself something for the hell of it, browse through this list.
Okay, do you guys do gifts for yourself?! I need to know I’m not the only one here…😂😂😂