10 Gifts for the Self-Care Enthusiast

Holiday Season is rapidly approaching and wishlists are being made so why not check off someone special on your Christmas list? Tools for self care can be one of the best gifts to give because usually people don’t take the time to treat themselves.

Self care can mean so many things so lets dive into 10 gifts any self care enthusiast would be excited about.

Finding Vanity Planet is one of the best things to happen all 2020 for me. Self care became a priority this year while working from home and it started with finding this rose gold Facial Steamer.

We’ve all seen the youtube and tiktok videos of people using facial steamers, advertising a spa experience at home. I was hesitant at first because I can just use the shower steam ya know? But no, let me tell you I now look forward to steaming my face at the end of the night and someone on your gift list probably will too. The initial cost looks expensive but they’re always running a promotion. In fact, right now use code BFCYBER for 50% your entire purchase!

For the self care lover who already has all the gadgets, a super fun self care accessory is this LED Bluetooth music playing, phone charging vanity mirror! Can you imagine how fun applying makeup and skincare would be after opening this on Christmas? There’s three different settings for light colors and has adjustable brightness for different lighting situations. WE NEED.

Now let’s talk skincare: The most popular thing as of lately are skincare fridges and I found a super affordable option for less than $40. Four colors to choose from and 6 can capacity ( lol as if we will use it for cans but cool ) so that’s like a lot of skincare storage. I thought these were gimmicky at first but if you do some research or look at your products, they should be stored at a colder temperature to really get the full life and quality out of it.

Self care isn’t just skincare and facial steam, self care just means taking time for yourself which can absolutely include relaxing under a sky (ceiling) full of stars created by this Star Projector Night Light. With 21 lighting modes and a music player this projector comes in at less than $50 and the perfect gift for just about anyone.

Remember when we mentioned bringing a spa experience home? Well these Faux Fur Slippers will add to that vibe. Working from home calls for comfy shoes and these have been my favorite to slip on. Good thing Zoom meetings can’t see our shoes because these slippers are always on my feet. They come in so many colors and are actually pretty warm.

Don’t forget to check the checkbox for the 10% off coupon.

Next, lets talk candles! WoodWick Candle Company is one of my go-tos for bath tub candles. There’s nothing better than jamming to jazz music in the bath with one of these babies burning in the background. Walmart is actually having a sale on one of my favorite ones so linking it here – WoodWick Medium Hourglass Candle, White Teak for less than $20 on sale.

Back to Vanity Planet, one of my most recent splurges for self care is this amazing Clara Self Sanitizing Electric Toothbrush. When you look at the price, it again seems pricey but this 100% is worth the splurge and let me tell you why. First, it works so good and leaves the teeth feeling so smooth and fresh. Secondly, THE UV SANITATION station. Not only does it protect your toothbrush from the outside particles but also sanitizes while it charges. It comes with 3 different brush heads as well. I’m not sure if you’re aware but with Vanity Planet products, you get a one year warranty from day of purchase. DON’T FORGET to use code BFCYBER for 50% off. Another pro tip is you can afterpay your Vanity Planet purchase – dangerous, I know.

We can’t talk self care without mentioning face masks, right? This Face Mask Magic mask set is from the Sephora Collection and comes with a set of six masks :

– 0.78 oz/ 22 g Coconut Face Mask
– 0.78 oz/ 22 g Grapefruit Face Mask
– 0.78 oz/ 22 g Matcha Face Mask
– 0.78 oz/ 22 g Spirulina Face Mask
– 0.78 oz/ 22 g Pineapple Face Mask
– 0.78 oz/ 22 g Pomegranate Face Mask

This mask set comes in at a value of $34 for only $25, which makes the perfect gift budget.

2020 is just full of surprising purchases for me and this Hometech Ultrasonic Humidifier is no different. I live in Michigan and the heat is on a lot so this has been a life saver since Fall. The discount is CRAZY good too, originally $99.99 but on sale for $36 + an additional $6 coupon! The savings is too good not to mention. It’s the perfect time to grab one for yourself and the self care lover on your list.

Last but not least lets go all out with the self care at home theme with this CozyChic Adult Robe by Barefoot Dreams. If you haven’t heard the hype about these then you haven’t been working from home for the last 9 months and it shows. These robes are raved about online from bloggers and celebs to normal people just like us. People say the material is undeniably the softest thing they’ve ever felt. Also really loving this zip up robe from Barefoot Dreams. Guaranteed to be a hit for any self care enthusiast.

Wow, that was a lot of deals! I hope you found something for the self care enthusiast in your life, let me know what you bought in the comments. Until then, I rounded up everything with shoppable links below!

  1. Aira Facial Steamer
  2. Makeup Vanity Mirror with Lights with Bluetooth Function
  3. Chefman Mini Portable Personal Fridge
  4. Star Projector Night Light
  5. Faux Fur Slippers
  6. WoodWick Medium Hourglass Candle, White Teak
  7. Clara Self Sanitizing Electric Toothbrush
  8. Face Mask Magic Mask Set
  9. Hometech Ultrasonic Humidifier
  10. CozyChic Barefoot Dreams Robe

Hope you enjoyed,

X Affordable Style by Ashley

Gucci Slides

*Alexa play Gucci Gang* Hi I’m back with another hard to beat SALE, this time from our fave shoe warehouse DSW 🛍. For a limited time PINK GUCCI SLIDES are on sale for $250. Originally priced at $320 🤟🏻 AND use code KEEPITGUCCI for 5% off of your Gucci faves when you sign up to become a VIP. DSW is another Afterpay supporter which we love so these can be yours for 4 payments of $62.50!

I also linked more styles here – how fun are those sneakers?

Sizes are selling fast so hop to this link and getchu some!

Fall or not, I know I couldn’t pass up this deal and had to share

Lmk if you purchased these in the comments.

Ashley, Affordable Style

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Shell Chair from Urban Outfitters

Happy Friday!

It might be fall but the summer vibes never stop

Introducing the most perfect basketwoven chair I’ve ever seen in my life.

It reminds me of The Little Mermaid but if she was a boho princess, ya know?

Originally $549 BUT IS ONLY 389.99 for a limited time.

One of the best parts of Urban Outfitters is they offer Afterpay and so this chair can be yours for 4 payments of $97.50.

Keep your egg chairs, I want a shell chair.

Are you more of an egg chair or shelll chair person? Let me know in the comments!

Ashley, Affordable Style

Animal Print Sneakers

Hi, back again with another killer sale – this time from Madewell! Like the UO Rewards sale, Madewell is offering up to 40% EXTRA on already discounted items.

The only catch is you have to sign up to become a Madewell Insider. But like what’s an extra email in the inbox ya know? So I gave in and signed up.

We are talking shoes that are originally $98, take up to 40% off that. Now, the phrase “up to” can be tricky when it comes to marketing. The majority of the time you won’t get the maximum discount but even 20% is still something, am I right?

I started browsing and found some very exciting animal print sneakers – a genre of sneakers that I never even knew existed. So let’s dive in…

We will start off with the first eye catching pair of sneakers that are an additional 40% off of $98.

All sizes in stock too so I wanted to go ahead and post!

Next, let’s talk about high tops – super on trend for Fall (which starts today) and comfortable at the same time…

Sidewalk High-Top Sneakers in Spot Mix Suede in form grey multi image 1

Sidewalk High-Top Sneakers in Spot Mix Suede

Reg. Price $110. Add 20% off when you become and insider

Everyone knows the athletic trainer sneakers trend but have you seen it in animal print? I doubt it. I love these because you can wear with black and the tanish color – so khakis – check.

Kickoff Trainer Sneakers in Leather and Spot Mix Calf Hair.

Reg. Price $110. Add 20% off when you become an insider.

Let’s talk sustainable fabrics shall we? The year is 2020 and humans have to start recycling more, it’s just a fact. Maybe we can start with the fabrics we purchase to make more goods?

These sneakers are made with LEOPARD recycled cotton canvas. Can it get any better – Look cute and save the world, ya know?

Sidewalk Low-Top Sneakers in Leopard Print Recycled Canvas

Reg. Price $78. Add 20% off when you become an insider

Last but not least, my favorite pair in the bunch. I am obsessed with the pop of coral and beige. I need these in my fall wardrobe asap but think I might have to cave and go for the 40% off pair.

Sidewalk Low-Top Sneakers in Spotted Calf Hair in light sand multi image 1

Sidewalk Low-Top Sneakers in Spotted Calf Hair

Reg. Price $98. Add 20% off when you become an insider

Which animal print sneakers are you loving?

Did you become an insider just to score the 20% off like I did? Let me know in the comments

Ashley, Affordable Style

Fall Favorites from Urban Outfitters

I don’t usually post twice in a day but UO Rewards members get extra 20% off entire purchase today and over the weekend I shopped a little too much, just so many sales ya know? One of my other favorites besides the Free People sale was the Urban Outfitters sale!

Now lets dig into what I found because if you sign up for rewards today, you get the discount too.

Don’t forget to sign up for UO Rewards to score the 20% off your order, but hurry because the sale is for TODAY ONLY, which is why today was a two poster. Also because I found so much fun stuff ON SALE this weekend!

What’s your favorite? Did you pick up anything fun from the Urban Outfitters sale this weekend? Let me know in the comments

Ashley, Affordable Style

Free People at Nordstrom Rack

It’s a very exciting Monday!

Today continues the Free People at Nordstroom Rack event and I found some Fall staples at such an affordable price so I am sharing before everything sells out!

The first thing I picked up that is underrated is this Fenix Snake Embossed Faux Leather Moto Jacket by Free People. The original price is $198 and it is on sale for $59 – CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? Sizes are selling out fast so check it out ASAP.

The next thing I picked up is the perfect loungewear jacket – slouchy and soft! High on Life Hoodie by Free People. The original price is $98 and it’s on sale for $49.97. It’s the perfect navy color!

Next up is this perfect fall staple – Moonbeam V-Neck Sweater by Free People. Originally priced at $128 but on sale for $59.97!

Completely obsessed with these loose and comfy Halfzies Pants by Free People. The original price is $128 and on sale for $64.97. I think the rose color is soo pretty AND all sizes left so hurry!

Image of Free People Coconut Knit V-Neck Sweater

LOVING this Coconut Knit V-Neck Sweater by Free People. Originally priced at $128 but on sale for $49.97. I plan to pair it with the below pants!

LAST BUT NOT LEAST – the cutest things I’ve ever seen.

JUST FLOAT ON FLARE jeans– an amazzzzing pair of winter white bells BUT they sold out so linking the same style at REVOLVE.

Which is your favorite Free People at Nordstrom Rack find?

Let me know in the comments

I hope this post made your Monday a little brighter!

Ashley, Affordable Style Blog

Introduction

Hi blogging world, Long time no talk!

A lot has changed since I started my site in 2013 – http://www.bowsandmoccasins.com – which doesn’t exist anymore. I tried to rebrand for only amazon finds at Ashley’s Amazon Finds and realized I didn’t want to limit the audience to amazon users only.

So the Affordable Style Blog is born…

Since 2013, when I began my blogging journey, I started a business (Boho She Shack on Etsy) and had it 4.5 years before I closed it with 5 stars and 5K sales. I then moved across the country and pursued a career in technology – quality engineering to be specific and got promoted within my first year of working.

I finally felt like I found my calling but something was missing…blogging!

I remembered back to the good ole days of sharing my home decor inspo on Apartment Sense and my style inspo on Bows and Moccasins and missed it!

So here I am trying to jump back into it.

My days are way different now – they are still spent behind a computer screen but now I work actual work hours (9-5, sometimes 6 or 7) instead of making my own schedule.

I was 21 when I started my blog and remember it was for a project in one of my college classes, but never expected it to transform into a creative outlet. A creative outlet that highlighted things I loved and loved to share with others.

What better way than to share it with the world?

I never expected money out of it, just pure enjoyment. I had a few sponsorships and collaborations but ultimately decided to go after my dream of owning a tshirt business which grew like wildfire until it didn’t anymore. Until my ideas were stolen, my pictures and descriptions from listings were copied and the market was eventually flooded with the same shirts.

So here I am back with a new set of skills (like Taken haha) and ready to tackle a new challenge in my blogging journey – affordable finds!

I can’t wait to share them all with you.

My vision for this rebrand is centered around online shopping way too much and sharing what I’ve learned along the way from owning a business and starting a brand to reinventing my entire life with one choice. I moved from Florida to Michigan on a dream, but never imagined it would turn into a life. More on that later.

My favorite brands and what you can expect to see in the future are : Free People, Urban Outfitters, Show Me Your Mumu, Dazey LA (use code ASHLEYH), Amazon Fashion, Princess Polly Boutique and sooo much more.

I am also about to start back on a fitness journey (from home of course) so some of those companies will be featured as well. In fact, I just collaborated with a company for Collagen Gummies, which is super exciting because I’ve been looking for a collagen solution and hate the powder. I will post about that in way more detail after I’ve taken them for a while.

Home decor and DIY projects will be another main focus here kinda like what I wrote about on Apartment Sense.

Thanks so much for reading and I plan to update my blog featuring some of my most popular posts from the old blog to an archive on here soon so stay tuned!

Meanwhile you can check out my instagram and twitter to see what I’ve been up to lately

Ashley, Affordable Style