Amazon Accessories Hits & Misses

I always share my Amazon purchases with you, but sometimes I don't follow up on what was really worth the money (or worth the discount) and what wasn't. I have purchased over a $100 worth of accessories and jewelry off of Amazon. I thought this would be a great time to test out these products and give you my honest reviews of these products.


Hits

David Yurman Dupe Bracelet // This bracelet is the perfect designer dupe. It's two-toned and helps when you're trying to mix metals. It fits even the tiniest of wrist and is super durable. I hasn't changed colors or really scuffed up at all.

Emerald Cut CZ Eternity Band // I have over-worn this ring and I'll admit it. It is just such a better alternative than the Bauble Bar Alidia Rings. Granted, it's only in a silver color, it's the perfect ring to dress up any outfit. I will say after consistently wearing this ring for a few months straight one of the stones eventually fell off and after wearing it in the pool it would start to turn my finger green, but if you don't wear it in the pool or to an amusement park that makes your stone fall out, this ring can last even longer than a few months.

Evil Eye Layered Necklace // I love this necklace. It is such a statement piece without being too much. It has three-layers that compliment each other. The only downside is that it gets tangled if you wear it with other necklaces. This has to be a solo-piece to wear on it's own.

20-pc Set Velvet Scrunchies // Completely worth the money. I love scrunchies and not only do I prefer them for my hair, they're also a hella cute accessory to wear on your wrist. Get a multi-pack like this one so you have multiple colors to choose from.

8-pair Stainless Steel Earrings // I actually got these for Omar because he does have his ears pierced and loves to wear earrings when we go out. This 8-pair pack with silver and black holders were perfect to give him a variety of colors and sizes. He loves this set and you really can't beat the price.

Gold Shell Beaded Bracelet // Something I never thought I would buy.. a poocha shell bracelet. Like, what? I follow Sarah Belle (YouTuber) and she showed off this bracelet from Amazon and it just looked so stylish. Plus, it's the perfect accessory for my upcoming California trip.

Polarized Sunglasses // Another thing I bought for Omar for his birthday. He really liked these sunglasses and referred to them as his "boujee" sunglasses. They weren't boujee in price though so I'm glad he really loves them! Side note, he's not the most careful with his items and these glasses have been thrown around and still not broken or bent!!

Star Choker #2 // If you see below, star choker #1 did not work out. So I invested a few more dollars to get a better quality piece.

Misses

Star Hoop Earrings // I'll try to explain this the best I can, but basically when I first received these in the mail I was really excited and disappointed. I was excited because I knew these would look so cute and I was right. I was disappointed because they were so cheaply made, but they were cheap so you get what you pay for I guess. The star isn't actually attached to the hoop, it's on another hoop that slides onto the main hoop earrings. So if you're not super careful, the "star" part can easily slide off. I almost lost the "star" part a few times. Also, the "metal" is pretty cheap so it bent easily. Like I said though, you get what you pay for.

Star Choker #1 // Let me just say.. keep your money. I loved this necklace the first and only time I got to wear it. The metal tarnished after one wear and then it went to the trash. Again, you get what you pay for. Invest a few more dollars in another version of this piece.

Lock Pendant Necklace // This necklace is in the middle for me. It was a very cheap necklace which is cool, but I honestly haven't worn it as much as I thought I would. The chain is very long, which makes for good layering piece, but it's almost too long. If the chain was a bit shorter, it might be a more worn piece, but it was only $2 so *insert shrugging emoji here.*

xoxo, Michele

July Recap

I am introducing a new feature to the blog today, a simple recap of the past month. I tend to share a lot of the month in separate blog posts; Links I Love, Monthly Amazon Purchases, Monthly Favorites & Monthly Department Store Purchases. I decided to refocus and combine some of these posts into one. These monthly recaps will have different sections including a recap of my month, highs & lows and any purchases from the past month. If I purchase enough from Amazon or have enough "favorites" from the past month I'll still share those in separate blog post, but if it's a couple things I'll put them in the monthly recaps. I will also still be sharing Links I Love, but it will be once a month. So there you have it! Now you know what to expect from these recaps so let's get into it.. my July Recap.


July Recap
July Recap
July Recap
July Recap





Recap
As you might have notice, Feline... wait, I a mean.. Michele, One "L" went through a huge change. It was an extremely fun, but also a difficult change. My blog is like my baby. It's a hobby that has turned into a business which still baffles me, but here we are. This change would not have been possible without all of you. I am so in love with my new blog name, layout and everything else that is still to come.

Highs & Lows
I have turned into a big podcast gal and something that lot of my favorite podcasts do is they mention their highs and lows of the week. I thought this would be a really cool feature to add to my recap posts.

Highs: I think my highs of this month is just the overall aesthetic of the blog. I took almost the whole month of July off (well not really), to just focus on my brand and content that I want to share with you all. All of the changes that have come and are still to come just make me very proud and I love seeing my ideas start to come to life.

Lows: When you become an adult.. I know what a scary thought.. you start to make more money which is great, but then you also have bills to pay. Just overall finances have been a little stressful but it's mostly because Omar and I are leaving for California probably on the day that you're reading this! Paying for a 15-day trip whilst taking 15-days off of work is expensive, let's be honest! So, yeah I think just adult finance stuff would be my lows of the month.

Favorites
I really don't have a lot of favorites for the month of July, which is why I'm, including it in the recap this month. I'm sure I'll have more favorites for them month of August so that will be it's own post next month, but since finances are my low, I haven't had a chance to test out new products. That doesn't mean I don't have anything to share with you though.

Google Calendar // I have turned into a big Google–Cal gal. I still love my agenda because there's something about physically writing down a to-do list to complete, but when I'm on the computer having my Google Calendar to help me organize blog posts, photoshoots, trips and appointments is just super helpful.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Nail Polish // I have never been a person who can paint their own nails. My best friend, Rocio, can paint her nails in her sleep and I was always so jealous of that. I really needed to suck it up and paint my nails for a wedding because I didn't have time to get them professionally done so I grabbed this nail polish in the store and I feel like a new person. I don't know what it is about this specific nail polish, but it works for me and I'll probably never use anything else. I think it's a combination of the applicator, it glides onto the nails very easily and the fact that it instantly drys. I am such an impatient purchase and waiting for nails to dry is the biggest inconvenience to me. I always mess them up because I can't wait for them to dry, but this polish really does dry in just a few minutes which is amazing. Highly recommend this nail polish.

iPhone X & AirPods // I finally did it– I got a phone upgrade!! I've had the iPhone 6s for over three years now and I put off getting a new phone for so long. It's not because I didn't want a new one, but it's because right before I got my iPhone 6s they changed the policy to where you have to pay for the entire phone versus just $200 for the upgrade. Don't get me wrong, I get it. Every two years I can get the brand new thousand dollar phone for only two-hundred bucks... like okay, but I was still mad about it. I turned in my iPhone 6s at the Apple store for credit and applied it towards getting a new iPhone and some AirPods and I'm very happy with my decision.

Magazines // My love for magazines has come back and not that it ever really went away, but with my job and the new responsibilities (stay tuned for a job update) that has come with it, I have just been loving magazines all over again and appreciating the design work a lot more.

Purchases
Since I've been gearing up for this 15-day trip to Cali, I obviously did some shopping. There were just a few items on my wishlist for this trip and the rest were simple necessities, but nonetheless, here are my purchases from the month of July.


Rhinestone Ring Set | Sleeping Eye Mask | High-Waisted Denim Shorts | Louis Vuitton Palm Springs MiniWhite Sandals | Black High-Waisted Bikini | Gold Pooka Shell Bracelet | Rhinestone Bracelet Set | Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis CrossbodyWhite Zaful Distressed Sweater | Clear Gold Star iPhone Case | Zyrtec | Blue Wilderness Dog Food | Toilet Brush Cleaner | Travel Jewelry CaseAirPods | iPhone X

Until next month.
xoxo, Michele

I'm Back!

I told you guys this wouldn't be long. I just needed some time to regroup, which is exactly that I did. I took the past few weeks to make some changes to the blog and plan some content. Did you notice anything different? The layout has had some major tweaking, thanks to Jen from Themeshine and you can find her Etsy account by clicking the link here. Then, I changed my blog name!!! This was a huge deal to me because Feline by Katsaris was very meaningful to me, but if I'm being honest it was very unique. Which isn't bad, but it isn't great. I needed my blog to be more accessible and easier to spell. To be honest this new blog name actually came to me in a dream and it wouldn't leave my head. I felt like it was just something I needed to do and I'm very happy I did it. Welcome to Michele, One "L"!

I'm Back!

So, I'm back and I'm ready to see where this goes next. Thanks for coming along this journey with me.

xoxo, Michele

Taking a Hiatus...

I honestly never thought this day would come, but because of everyone who supports this blog and me, this is all possible. Feline by Katsaris is taking a break. This isn't a bad thing though, I'm not having a burnout, in fact quite the opposite. I've been pushing a lot of content out lately and more than anything I'm inspired to keep doing that for all of you. This hiatus is for me to recollect and plan for the upcoming months. I have a lot of changes that are being made to the blog, but they're nothing but good changes. In the mean time though I will be using almost the entire month of July to refocus and make all of these changes. I seriously just want to say thank you to everyone who clicks on this blog because this hobby of mine that I had kept secret for the longest time, has become an actual business for me and that's crazy! Never in my wildest dreams did I think this would happen, but here we are. Feel free to follow me on all of my socials by clicking the links here: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Poshmark and Pinterest!

This isn't a goodbye, it's a see you later. Stay tuned.

xoxo, Michele
Are Hair Scarves The New Thing?


Are hair scarves the new thing? If so, I'm loving it. I've seen these hair scarves start to surface shortly after the scrunchies made a come back and when I was in the store the other day I picked up two of them just to try them out. I was instantly hooked. These add so much flair to a ponytail. I love the look of these hair scarves and am stunned at how such a small piece of cloth can add so much to a look.

What's so funny is I don't even know what category this would fall under. Let's be honest scrunchies look cuter on the wrist than they do in the hair and it's an accessory. Just like these hair scarves.. it's part beauty and part fashion. I will definitely be stocking up on these hair scarves and highly suggest you do too!

xoxo, Michele
June Amazon Purchases

It's the end of the month which means I'm sharing my monthly Amazon purchases. Maybe one month will go by and I won't buy anything on Amazon... but I seriously doubt that. One of my new favorite features on Amazon is that you can do bulk ordering and monthly subscriptions for a discounted rate. Which means I don't need to stress when I start to run out of this stuff, because it'll be delivered at my door before I know it! Most of these items are home essentials, but hopefully there's some fun stuff in there for you to enjoy.



xoxo, Michele
June Favorites
We're almost there you guys. 4th of July weekend is right around the corner and I am PUMPED. But, also how is it almost July!!?? I swear my birthday was like last weekend. Well, I have a lot of stuff planned for July, but you'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, here are my current favorites from the month of July.

The Bold Type // I totally forgot how awesome this show is. I just finished season 3 on Hulu and now I'm anxiously waiting for season 4. Sutton is my fave and I can't see what she does in this upcoming season.

Poshmark // I've always loved to shop on Poshmark, but I just recently started to sell items on there and it's freaking awesome. Mention the promo code "FELINE" for 10% your order!

Amazon Subscribe & Save // Something I always knew existed, but never took advantage of. I order a ton of home products like toilet paper, dog food, etc. Thing's I'm constantly buying and restocking on and now it'll automatically be delivered every 6 months and because it's a subscription essentially I got a discounted price!

Polaroid Pictures // If you saw my Updates to the Apartment Blog post (view that blog post by clicking the link here) then you know I got a bigger picture frame to fill with more polaroids to hang over the couch. I love this piece in my apartment and I love that's a never ending, never changing piece. Which means I got a lot of polaroid pictures the past couple months and adding new memories to the collection makes me very, very happy.

My Hair // This one sounds but I recently had my hair dyed bleach blonde which I haven't done in years! My friend, Jose Garcia, is a hair stylist in Northern Virginia and he hooked it up! My hair looks amazing and one product that I've been loving to keep my hair in great condition is the Silk18 Conditioner. Of course I use purple shampoo to keep my hair blonde, but I feel like sometimes the purple conditioner, though it's great for color, doesn't really "condition" my hair. I've been used just a dab (because seriously that's all you need) of the Silk18 Conditioner and it's helped to keep my hair soft and shiny. To book a hair appointment with Jose, message him on Instagram by clicking the link here!

High-Waisted Bathing Suits // Sort of a "maybe/maybe not" purchase, but I did it and I am loving it. I got a lot of compliments when I wore this bathing suit on Memorial Day and I'm very happy with my purchase. I want to get this more cheeky, but still high-waisted, bathing suit off of Amazon. Maybe it'll be part of my July Amazon Purchases, stay tuned!

The Lady Gang Podcast // I've always followed The Lady Gang, but I never really listened to The Lady Gang. I was never a big podcast gal, but lately I have been. It started with The Gals On The Go Podcast and now I have 5-6 I can't stop listening too. The Lady Gang is my recent fave and I've been binge listening (is that a thing?) to all of the episodes. Highly recommend.

Next Level Basic by Stassi Schroder // I picked up this book just the other day and I'm already almost finished with it. It has such a good message behind Stassi's witty personality and it's been very inspiring.

Eye Buy Direct // I was in dire need of new glasses, but wow glasses are expensive. You're making me pay so I can see? How does that make any sense? An old co-worker told me about EyeBuyDirect.com and now I swear by it. I've told so many friends, family and co-workers where I got my glasses and now I'm telling you! Head over to EyeBuyDirect.com and get some affordable and stylish glasses for way less! I got the SPOKEN (BLUE) and PORTRAIT (WHITE) Frames.

Elle Home NYC Blanket // I found this blanket at TJ Maxx and I swear it was made just for me. It's a New York print all over this plush white blanket. It's been my go-to blanket for the past month and I am absolutely in love with it.

Black Mirror // I'm so late on this show, but wow. This is the must-watch show of the month. So far my favorite season is definitely season 5, episodes "Striking Vipers" and "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too." Go watch now!

June Favorites
June Favorites

xoxo, Michele
Fab Fit Fun Summer Box Reveal

The ultimate summer essential is Fab Fit Fun. I love Fab Fit Fun and I'm so proud to be a #FabFitFunAffiliate and happy to share my discount code with all of you today. I'm sharing all of the products that came in my box and you can find all of these products on Amazon, but here's the thing- 99% of these products cost MORE than the actual box subscription. Sign up today by clicking this link here & using the code SUMMERLOVIN for $10 off your first order!



Fab Fit Fun Summer Box Reveal
Fab Fit Fun Summer Box Reveal
Fab Fit Fun Summer Box Reveal
Fab Fit Fun Summer Box Reveal
Fab Fit Fun Summer Box Reveal
Fab Fit Fun Summer Box Reveal
Fab Fit Fun Summer Box Reveal
Fab Fit Fun Summer Box Reveal
Fab Fit Fun Summer Box Reveal
Fab Fit Fun Summer Box Reveal
Fab Fit Fun Summer Box Reveal
Fab Fit Fun Summer Box Reveal
Fab Fit Fun Summer Box Reveal
Fab Fit Fun Summer Box Reveal

To get $10 off your first Fab Fit Fun box make sure to click the link here & use the code SUMMERLOVIN at checkout! 

xoxo, Michele

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