Mermade Moments: April 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016




my current arm candy
I know most of you don't know me in real life, but I wear 8+ Pura Vida bracelets a day. Every single day. I love them. I love the company's mission. I love the customer service experience they create. I applied on a whim to be a Spring rep for them and your girl got picked!

I encourage you to visit their website here and take a look around! The bracelets are made in Costa Rica by the locals. This gives them an opportunity to support their families. They are water proof and last forever! PV has come a long way since I started wearing them years ago.Think pineapples, flamingos, and all the other cuteness! PV has donated almost ONE MILLION dollars to various charities. They've only existed for 5 years! That blows my mind!

They sell more than just bracelets now too. Clothes, other accessories, and swim suits are coming in a few weeks!

snapchat sneak peak!

I hope this post makes some kind of sense. I'm just really excited and my thoughts are bouncing all over the place.

check out both of our arms ;)

THE BEST PART. If you use my code at checkout 'MIRANDAOBRIEN20', you get 20% off your total! What what!

even my dad loves them! 

So...what are you waiting for??? Go get yourself some!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Walmart Beauty Box // Spring 2016


I've been meaning to write this post for like two weeks now, but better late than never! I recently received my Spring Walmart Beauty Box in the mail and I AM IN LOVE. This was the best box by far. I think I said O-M-G five times. 

(In case you aren't familiar, Walmart does a seasonal beauty box. For $5! 4 times a year - with each new season comes a box that fits that season.) How many times can I say season in a sentence??


I was so impressed with the products!  All brands I recognize and love. I was going to buy a full size bottle of the Jergens Natural Glow, but I decided to wait. Lucky for me, it came in my box! I'm really excited to try the Curel Itch Defense body wash because the water at our apartment complex makes my skin soooo dry. A lightening shampoo for brunettes?? Sounds perfect for warmer weather. I've been really wanting to try this Biore baking soda face wash and I was soooo stoked to see that in here as well.

In addition to all of those items, the samples were pretty good too! 


I highly recommend this subscription box. It's so practical and I've never been disappointed. $5 pays for the shipping alone in my opinion! Do you get the Walmart Beauty Box? Do you love it as much as I do?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Kate Spade Home Haul!

Let me start by saying - if you're trying to save money, just leave this post now.

I'm so stoked to show you the things I picked up from Home Goods and TJ Maxx. It all started when Tracy from Tracy's Notebook (best insta page for deals ever) posted this photo

FLAMINGOS? KATE SPADE? It just so happens that my niece wants a flamingo birthday party in June and I love all things Kate Spade. I obviously had to go on a hunt for that table runner. Her party couldn't possibly be complete without it!

Now...picture this. Stoked, full of hope Miranda turning down the aisle of Home Goods where the kitchen linens are kept, only to be met with a mother and daughter taking every single Kate Spade thing off the shelves. Yo girl was MAD. Granted, they got there first and blah blah, but still! Didn't they know I was coming for these things?? Didn't they know my niece needed that flamingo table runner!? I tried to get into the aisle a couple times with no luck. These women were ruthless. I did a lap around the store hoping to find SOMETHING Kate Spade. I went back to that linen aisle. They were gone. Aw yeaaaah. I did a quick look around and saw only a few remaining Kate Spade things. None of which had flamingos on it. Much to my dismay, the daughter decided to come back into the aisle and see what else she could buy. (I think she was planning a wedding or something.) Anyway, I stalked their cart hoping to see something flamingo. I'm not really sure what I would've done... ask for it? grab it and run? Who knows. Luckily, under a pile of ugly place mats, I found Kate Spade flamingo place mats! A 4 pack! I clutched those things to my chest and walked with them lovingly around the store. Yaaaasssss. On my way to the register, I saw Isaac Mizrahi table cloths that had flamingos on them for $4.99. I was going to buy that, but J confessed that he had bought me the table runner online while we were walking around the store! Insert heart eyes here.

After Home Goods, we hit up TJ Maxx. J was such a trooper. I went straight to the kitchen linen aisle and TA DA! I found every single thing I had hoped for. And there was no one to figuratively rip them out of my hands! I found the table runner I wanted almost immediately. (J cancelled his order because he paid full price).


Floral dishtowels : $9.99

3 piece flamingo set : $14.99


Flamingo placemats - set of 4 : $14.99

Flamingo table runner : $12.99

Icing dishtowels : $7.99

Christmas placemat : 30 CENTS. (I was looking for this during the holidays and never found them. It was my lucky day)

The items were priced a little higher than I had wanted, buuuuut a little splurge never killed nobody! I've actually really wanted these items for awhile now and I knew I wouldn't find them any cheaper! All of the items are super good quality and I cannot wait to put them to use. Confession : I think the icing towels are so cute. I don't even want to use them. I just want to stare at them all day.