Self care is necessary to keep yourself happy and re-energized, to keep things in balance. Self care comes in many forms, in which one of them is treating yourself to new things, whether it be treating yourself to a meal at a new restaurant, a new pair of sunglasses, etc.
Sometimes, you should / need to treat yourself even when you didn’t do anything groundbreaking or much at all. In my case, I don’t really know but I don’t think I’ve done anything to really warrant a “treat”, but sometimes it’s good to do it anyway. It’s like saying “hey, you are living life to the best of your ability and you’re going to continue doing great things. ”
The way I usually treat myself is by ordering takeout or going to Starbucks or Dunkin for some iced lattes. This time, I treated myself to a few things that were more than just a few iced coffees.
It felt so good but I’m sure when I get the credit card bill, I might feel some slight pangs of guilt .. or pain! ANYWAY YOU GOTTA TREAT YOSELF (inserting shameless plug to my stationery shop where you can actually get a “Treat Yo’Self” sticker or art print to remind yourself to do that every now and then!)
I freaking love and adore Pusheen. Often times, I’d find they have really cute merch through Instagram ads. I’d head to their website, only to leave disappointed because I find the price of their apparel to be pricey. I really wanted this Winter edition Pusheen sweater, but I didn’t get it because I couldn’t justify paying $54 (excl. shipping) for it.
This time, I dove in and “splurged”. I know that everyone’s lifestyle varies so this might not even be considered “splurging” to them, but it totally is to me!
I went ahead and got their 10 year anniversary pajama set and I absolutely LOVE them. It was $38 + shipping but I guess I felt better about it because it was a set. I just love the cute, pudgy art blob that is Pusheen. The pastel-y colors also make me happy.
I just find it a little funny how the top is a long sleeve while the bottom are shorts. It’s way too hot in the house right now to wear a long sleeve so I can at least wear the bottoms. When it gets closer to Fall, it’ll be the opposite. Weird but okay!
I used to be an avid nail art person. Back in high school, I’d paint my nails at least once a month, with designs on them. I loved experimenting what I can do on my nails and I even bought a bunch of nail art brushes and dotting tools. I’ve got a caboodle that’s filled to the top with nail polish!
After high school, that totally fizzed out and it’s been a challenge to just paint my nails a plain color regularly. I do miss the old times.
Again, thanks to Instagram’s ads, I found this interesting ad about Vanity Table, a website that sells K-Beauty products. The focus of the ad was about the Korean brand Ohora, a company that sells nail strips.
What’s interesting about their nail strips are that they are gel, so they’re supposedly stronger and last longer than regular nail strips. I bought 2 kinds – the blue design called Abyss, and the reddish pink one called Haemish.
I have no idea what the normal prices are for nail strips (since this is my first time buying) but these were around $14-17 USD per design. They come with 30 nail strips so you can have the same design and use it on 3 separate occassions.
They give away a UV lamp / light away for free to first time subscribers as well so I figured all the more reason to get it!
I also got 2 packs of regular nail strips from Nails Mailed (another ad from Instagram, geez)! They were having a clearance and had free shipping. I got the tannish beige design for like $2-3 and the black one for like $5!
Any Buyer’s Remorse?
Sometimes when I treat myself, I get some sort of buyer’s remorse. I feel like that money could’ve gone to something more important. That may be true, but necessities will always be there. That’s no real reason to feel like I can’t ever treat myself to something nice (even if it’s pricey)!
I didn’t feel any buyer’s remorse while treating myself this time! I’ve already used the first regular nail strip pack and I’m pretty happy with the way they look.
What’s a recent splurge that you made to treat yourself?!
Until next time!