5 things i love to buy but don’t necessarily need

love to buy

Hey Ladies

I am a shopaholic! yes, i said it and it’s true. It was worse when i was single when i didn’t have any obligations or major payments due. However i still sometimes go into a store for one thing and come out with 10 other stuff that wasn’t on my list. I am at my worst when i go to stores like Homegoods, Target or H&M! There are always those few items that i LOVE to buy but don’t really need ( because i already have them piled up in my house…)

5 things i love to buy but don’t really need


Especially lifestyle magazines and home inspired ones. I love to read through them and get inspiration. I honestly have piles of them in my home office and it just keep growing. It’s something that i really enjoy reading through and it makes me happy so i consider it sometimes as a gift to myself.


OK, who can pass by a paper source shop and not come out with something? I can’t! The smell of a brand new notebook or the feeling of a new agenda just puts a smile on my face. And i am a sucker for cute cards and notepads too. There is just something about going old school and still jotting down your to-do list in a beautiful notepad, then on your smartphone.


When browsing through a home store i will always check out the candle department. There is always a new type of scent i don’t have yet that i want. Candles in the house my me feel calm and homey. Some of the more luxury brands are of course incredibly expensive, which is why they will stay on my wishlist for now. However, brands like Molton Brown or Voluspa has some great options for less money

Coffee Table Books

They are so chic yet so unnecessary lol. It’s not really that i read them but some of them are just so pretty. I use them sometimes in my Instagram pictures or for inspiration but other than that they are just pretty to look at. I recently discovered Bookdepository which has all my favorites for way less and free shipping worldwide

Nail Polish

I love to do my nails myself simply because i don’t have the patience sometimes to do it in a salon. I would go pick up a new shade here and there just to come home and realize i have plenty of similar ones already in my beauty cupboard. My all time favorite ones are from the H&M beauty line, they are cheap and the application is really smooth. I reviewed them in this post.

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What are some of the things that you love to buy but don’t necessarily need? Any of the things on my list that you are also obsessed with? Let me hear thoughts in the comments





  1. July 26, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    Oh yes, I love pretty paper goods! Candles are my weakness too.

  2. July 26, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    Ok, I’m all about the candles and nail polish too. I’m embarrassed to even count my nail polish collection. Meanwhile, my nails are bare right now ๐Ÿ˜‰ Candles…well, they just set the mood for a warm tone and smell fantastic ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. July 26, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    YES YES YES! All of these things are my weakness as well! I also love coffee mugs. Can’t get enough at these stores! They are my favorite and always have such a great selection. I just can’t stand it! Time to go shopping! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. July 26, 2017 / 11:47 pm

    This list is my entire life hahaha although I HAVE gotten much better at not buying things I don’t really need… Sometimes a girl just needs her magazine and nail polish okay? Haha!

    • Toby
      July 27, 2017 / 1:54 pm

      you got that right! sometimes we just need it so i see it as an emotional investment lol

  5. Nelu Mbingu
    July 27, 2017 / 1:22 am

    Now there are 5 more things that I want but don’t need lol!!!

  6. July 27, 2017 / 5:39 am

    LOL! I can SO relate to this! Coffee Table Books! OMG! Same. SAME! Also skin care products … like, I already have one eye cream that does all, why do I need another?!

    • Toby
      July 27, 2017 / 1:54 pm

      haha we are all just the same! so funny i love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Julia
    July 27, 2017 / 11:46 am

    I am also a sucker for pretty stationary…for some reason it just always make me happy, and usually goes unused for forever!! haha

  8. July 27, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    Oh my goodness, this post is me to a T!
    Mine would be: cooking magazines, notebooks, calendars/planners, books, and picture frames.

    H&M is addicting. Thankfully, with my new job, I don’t have one near me, and I unsubscribed from their emails!

    • Toby
      July 27, 2017 / 1:52 pm

      haha you are so smart! i should do the same! yes H&M is my frenemie!!

  9. July 27, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    I feel the same about magazines. buy them but don’t really need them

    • Toby
      July 27, 2017 / 1:53 pm

      sometimes a girl just needs it ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. July 27, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    I totally get it! I am a sucker for pretty magazine covers and sometimes I don’t even get around to reading them until months later.

    • Toby
      July 27, 2017 / 1:53 pm

      especially when i travel i buy a lot at the airport and once i arrive at my destination i dont have time to look at them lol

  11. July 27, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    I totally get why you buy all of this – I’m so into magazines and coffee table books too. But nowadays toys are on my list- having a toddler and all.

  12. July 27, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    I’m constantly buying stationary kits or just a new notebook! I have so many that I haven’t even touched yet! Oops!


  13. July 27, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    I love magazines! And Texture just isn’t the same!

  14. July 27, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Candles are my absolute weakness!! I have problems walking by nail polish as well lol

  15. July 27, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    There are far too many things I love to buy, but don’t need hahahaha! These 5 things are definitely some of them, but I would say SHOES are my weakness. I always have to stop myself from buying every pair in my size…

    xo, Taylor (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com)

  16. July 27, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    Yes, I still buy all of these except stationary. I am sad I no longer write many letters. I even have fancy sealing wax.

  17. July 28, 2017 / 1:53 am

    I totally know what you mean by candles. I can definitely relate

  18. July 28, 2017 / 10:52 am

    This post helped me to admit my problem, and know I am not ALONE!! Haha, dont let me near a Target, Marshals, or Sephora.

  19. July 28, 2017 / 11:57 am

    I totally get it, I always want to buy candles and make up, even when I don’t need them at all. I will have to check out book depository, I had never heard of them.

  20. July 28, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    Yes to all of these. I’d also have to add craft supplies…of ANY kind! lol

  21. July 28, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    This cracks me up, yes to all three… I’m not alone! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. July 28, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    I love those stores too! Always great finds!

  23. July 28, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    Homegoods is one of my weaknesses too! I always find something there that I dont actually need, but I just really want! haha

  24. July 28, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    We are the same! haha Literally all 5 of these are what I always buy, too. Why are candles and stationery just SO darn cute?!

  25. July 28, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    I love candles! However I have had to get the warmers with the timers just because I will forget they are lit and leave them on.. terrible I know! But I love to buy but dont need are sweets! Great article!

  26. July 28, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    I’m all about the candles too! And little accent pieces that just end up as clutter… but they were so cute in the store… I’m a work in progress,but I’m getting better at just buying what I need (or what I tell myself I need lol)

  27. July 28, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    oh my goodness, I LOVE Rifle Paper Company! I need to get my hands on those writing sheets ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. July 28, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    Omg! Yes! I can’t get enough of stationary or nail polish! Lipsticks are another one of them, lol! All the colors are so pretty! I’ve really try to make good use of all the stationary that I have by writing letters to my boyfriend and best friend and just leaving them around the house, hehe!

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/more-or-less/

  29. July 28, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    YES to all of the above!!!

  30. July 28, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Girl, I’m with you on almost all of these. The only one I don’t really buy a lot of are coffee table books but your post has me thinking that maybe I should start! Haha! I can’t walk into a store without buying nail polish or some sort of make up and magazines, especially recipe and home decor magazines, are my weakness!

  31. July 28, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    Ahhh! I feel like I purchase all of these things and you’re so right they are not needed!! I can’t resist a good candle every now and again though!

  32. July 28, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    I loooooove to buy candles! I have so many at home! they give such a cosy feeling to a room! I also buy a lot of magazines and coffee!

  33. July 28, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    Candles are also a weakness of mine. Love them but I so don’t need them.

  34. July 28, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    I am a nail polish junkie lol, but I love doing my own nails. I like to buy candles too, especially soy candles from Home Goods!

  35. Liza Perry
    July 28, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    haha unfortunately I love to buy a LOT MORE than 5 not so necessary things! So yes to candles, stationery, nail polish, magazines, make up …:)

  36. July 28, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    You’re so right! When I read the name of the blog post was like OK, this is me!
    hahahaha but I enjoyed so much! I always buy journals, is my problem, but after reading this I guess everyone has problems like me! Lol

  37. July 29, 2017 / 2:53 am

    beautiful dress. I donโ€™t need them but they are so pretty.

  38. July 29, 2017 / 2:54 am

    I also love to buy stationary! I have so many notebooks and notepads its slightly ridiculous

  39. July 29, 2017 / 3:18 am

    You are somewhat like me. I could go without the magazines but I get them, read through them and get inspired to write. Makes a difference in my world. Nail polish also. I go to the nail salon and hardly polish my own nails. Its weird. LOL

  40. July 29, 2017 / 11:42 am

    Love to buy:

    3-wick candles and wallflowers from Bath & Body
    Anything matching for my twins (arriving in November)

  41. Krysti
    July 29, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    You definitely aren’t alone! They are simple pleasures in life that bring joy, so I’m all for it!

  42. hanna
    July 29, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    OH MY GOSH Coffee Table Books! So fancy and so cute but so expensive and pointless!

  43. July 30, 2017 / 1:58 am

    I’ve definitely become more this way in the past few years, before that I was such a saver! I definitely have a tendency to grab new beauty products or shoes I don’t need haha

    Meaghan xx

  44. Bailey
    July 30, 2017 / 5:07 am

    Stationary is one of my great weaknesses as well!

  45. July 30, 2017 / 6:13 am

    Goodness. My list of things I buy but don’t need would be endless. I also love picking up stationary and nail polish.. it’s just so darn fun!

  46. Sue Tanya McHorgh
    July 30, 2017 / 8:08 am

    Ha! i can relate. These are my weaknesses. Great post

  47. Nicole
    July 30, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    I’m a sucker for stationary items too! And nail polish. I would literally buy nail polish but not use it ๐Ÿ˜ฉ.

  48. July 30, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Haha I read this whole post saying, “yes! Me too!” That’s so funny. I can’t say no to stationary!

  49. steve walters
    July 30, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    We have an endless supply of candles and fancy smelling soaps in our house ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. July 30, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    I can totally relate to this list! I’ve managed to cut back on all these items unless it’s a really good deal.

  51. July 31, 2017 / 10:46 am

    I’m glad to be able to tell you that I don’t actually buy all of the above you’ve mentioned! Nail polishes are actually quite bad for the nails. Hence, meh. Magazine’s nah cuz I’m pro-environment!

  52. July 31, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    lol, this made my day completely. We are peas in a pod, like you’d swear we are twins.

  53. August 2, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    stationary and candles are my WEAKNESS. any kind of office supplies too.. post it notes. ugh

  54. Elizabeth O
    August 3, 2017 / 2:11 am

    Ugh!! Nail polish is also my weakness. That nail polish will not forget to buy, when I go to Shopping Mall. It’s totally obsessed!!!

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