Monday, December 27, 2010

Kohl's, RapidLash and HG Boots

I did a little shopping at Kohl's last weekend.

Harajuku Lover Mini Snow Bunny "G" and "Love" - $13.99

Wheeee my 2 favorite fragrances, "G" and "Love". Finally I could buy them for pretty cheap!

Barely There Invisible Look Extra Firm Hi-Waist Smoother - $18.90.

This is a really good body-shaper. The fabric is soft. It's also thick, so you don't have to worry that you'll rip it apart easily like pantyhose. The waistband has silicon trim so it won't roll down.

Croft & Barrow Belt $7

Also bought a belt, since my old one was almost broke to two pieces since I wore it a lot. I like this belt, the buckle part is flat/no bulge. So it won't make you look like you have big tummy when you wear form-fitting clothes.

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eBay - $17.xx shipped

Paypal rewarded me a $10 coupon, for being a good standing account holder, or sort of. I used it to get this eyelash/brow growth enhancer.
If I remember, I'll post result in a few months. ☺

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Jessica Simpson Capry - $97.49

I once bought the same pair in brown (Blog). I LOVE THEM!
Because the heels are only 2.5" high, they are very easy to walk in and I can walk in them for hours. I spent weeks trying to find black boots that were as comfortable as these Capry boots. In the end, I came back to these boots. After I shopped around, offered the cheapest price. Actually Macy's offered cheaper by almost $14, but they were out of my size.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Holiday Shopping

I did quite a damage last weekend. Glad I don't leave near malls, or I'd be SO overbudget!

Saturday, my hubby and I went to Portland and stayed overnight at his friend's house. He and his friend went to some World of Warcraft card game event, and I was left roaming free for 6 hours at my favorite mall.

I went to VS to spend the $10 off coupon that I got in the mail. I was planning to buy a panty with it, but luckily I found a tee I instantly like. Even though I don't like the huge "LOVE PINK" word on it, I like the athletic style and the color. Nice oversized tee to sleep in.

Athletic Tee (Orig. $16.50) - $6.50

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I got a JCP $10 off of any purchase coupon in the mail last week. I couldn't find anything I like. Then I found the MNG by Mango section. So many nice clothes. Expensive, but nice! I browsed through the sale section and decided to get a marled cardi. It's expensive but I love it. It's thick and nice quality. I love the dark green color.

When I gave my coupon, the cashier said that I should keep that coupon and use the $10 off of $50 coupon from the flier. So I still have this unused $10 coupon. LOL Too bad I'm not planning to use it. I've enough JCP.

MNG by Mango Marled Cardigan (Orig. $89.90) - $43.94

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Express has a $15 off of $30 coupon that valid until today.

Glad I didn't buy anything on Free Shipping Day on friday. I shopped too much in store.

They were having 30% off of the whole store, BOGO 50% off knit tops. To sweeten the deal more, I had a couple of $15/$30 coupons!

Ruffled-Sleeve Ruched Top (Orig. $29.90) - $14.99

2 Open Cardigans - $19.90 each (Orig. $34.90)

After 30% off + BOGO 50% off Knit Tops + $15/$30 coupon = $19.98 !!

The ruffled-sleeves is really pretty, mixed of chiffon and modal. The ruched on the waist gives the slimming effect. The top is hips-length. The SA at the store wore it with high-waisted black skirt. She looked good in it. I'm planning to wear it with skinnies and boots.

The cardigans are made of semi-sheer and soft cotton. Great for summer.

I was planning to get the green one only, but then after I was about to pay, the cashier said he couldn't use the $15/$30 coupon because the total was under $30. I was confused, because I calculated it, the total was supposed to be around $35. So I grabbed another cardigan from the clearance section. I saw the receipt, the cardigans were actually BOGO 50% off!

Then, I browsed the store again to use my second Express coupon. LOL

Military Shirt - $29.90 ($49.90)

Men Stretchy Tee - $19.90

After 30% off + $15/$30 = $24.42

I love how the military buttoned-down shirt is stretchy and form-fitting. Sexy!
I was going to get it in army green. I put it back on the hanger and went to pay for the first 3 tops. I shouldn't have done that. When I went back, the shirt was gone!! No more in my size. :(
So I settled with the brown one. *sniff* Yah it's still better than nothing.

I bought a tee for hubby to reach the $30 minimum requirement. I bought enough for myself. I wanted to get a buttoned-down shirt, but I wasn't sure about the size, since Express men shirts are more fitted.

FIVE tops for less than $45, not bad for Express stuff!
I rarely shop Express because their clothes seem too dressy and club-ish. I'm more of the casual type. Also they are pricey too. Glad I only printed 2 coupons, or I'd keep trying to find something to buy there. LOL

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After 3 hours, my feet were so sore. So I spent about an hour drinking Jamba Juice and reading my Kindle while waiting for . Then, hubby said their game was still going for another 2 hours. So I walked around again and went to A&F.

Abercrombie & Fitch tee (Orig. $38) - $20.93

I wasn't expecting to find something in my size in the clearance section. Most of the clearance clothes were only in size small and extra small. I coincidentally found one tee in size large. Actually extra large (non-existent size) fits more comfortably, but I can wear some style in size large.
I have to wash it first before I wear it, it stinks of their perfume. Blech.

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Then I went to Gap. The store was having 40% off on select styles.
I bought a top with puffy sleeves. I almost bought another one in blue. One is enough. I didn't have time to browse more since hubby was on his way to pick me up.

Puffy Sleeves ($19.50) - $9.59

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Sunday, on our way home, we went to a Outlet Factory Mall. We went from one store to another, regardless of the big 30-40% off signs, we didn't buy anything.... not until we visited Kenneth Cole Reaction, the store was having extra 41% off entire store! LOL odd number. Select items were 50% off! Sweet.

Diagonal Ruffle Tee ($49) - $11.79

Most ruffles tops make me look fatter. I love how this one doesn't because the ruffles are flat and the tee is fitted.

Plain tee ($35) - $4.98

Couldn't resist a super cheap plain tee in forest green. One of my fav colors, the same color as the VS boyfriend cardigan I purchased last week. ☺

Ruched V-neck Tee (Orig. $55) - $9.98

I found this ruched long tee on the clearance rack. The only one in my size too! Lucky! The v-neck part has silver and gold colored studs. The fabric is so soft. I love the ruched waist, it gives the slimming effect.

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Our last visit was the Nike store. He's interested to buy that shirt that keeps body warm in freezing weather.

From outside, it looks like any other sweat-wicking sporty shirt, but the inside part of this shirt is lined with a fleece-like material. So this shirt can keep your body warm without wearing those heavy jackets/coats.

Nike Pro - Core Hyperwarm Fitted Mock-Neck (Orig. $50) - $40

$10, $15, $20 off lovely GCs...

A couple of things that I ordered online from Sephora with a $20 off GC and a $15 off GC.

Korres Cherry Full Color Gloss in Nude (Orig. $17) - $7.95 shipped
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner (Orig. $21) - $4.85 shipped

Marc Jacob Lola Deluxe Mini Perfume
Various Perfume Samples

I haven't had the time to try them out. I looovee the shape of the MJ Lola perfume. The rose cap is so pretty!

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I bought this top with my last $10 VS Secret Reward GC, when VS offered extra 20% off of clearance items. I also grabbed a free panty too, it's the December freebie for VS Angel Reward card holders.

Body by VS SuperSoft panty ($11.50) - Free

V-Neck Tee (Orig. $19.50) - $6.38 shipped

Majority of the time, I am happy with my VS purchases. This time I'm SO disappointed. Unlike the modeled tee, the V-neck part and the shoulders has white piping. Too much white piping! It makes me feel like I'm wearing the shirt inside out! Yah, good thing it's very cheap. So I may as well keep it. Maybe I'll grow to like it someday.

UPDATE (12/22/10):
I've decided to return the VS tee above. I HATE the white piping.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Coupons, Store Credits and 70% Sale !

I finally found something that I could buy with my hubby's $20 store credit after stalking RueLaLa site for a month. I bought it on last Thanksgiving weekend. RueLaLa is always having clearance Styleathon at 5 PM PST. They shipped my order a couple of days later. Nice!

The dress fortunately is true to size. It's made of cotton with a removable wide belt. I wear it with tights because it's a bit short for my comfort level.
I still can't believe it originally costs $100. It's a very good quality and it's not sheer though.

Ben Sherman "Barnard" Parker Navy Shirt Dress (Orig. $119) - $16.95 shipped

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I purchased this from, during their black friday sale. They offered $5 Crest 3D WhiteStrips Coupon + 30% off + free shipping. I found out about the deal on Slickdeals forum.
I don't really use whitening strips. I only use them for special occasions, but since it's cheap, cheaper than anywhere else, may as well get them.

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Advanced Vivid (Orig. $28) - $16.10

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My favorite daily cream. For the 3rd or maybe 4th time, I bought this Avalon Organics facial cream. I buy it every 2-3 months since I use it 3x a day. They have to sell it in bigger size.

Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Facial Cream - $12.26
MyChelle Dermaceuticals Fruit Fiesta Peel - $22.69

The MyChelle peel. I once bought the sampler size (5x use) at an organic grocery store called "Fresh Choice" for $4.99. It caught my attention because of the "peel" word.

The ingredients:
Aqua (Water), Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit, Passiflora Edulis (Passion Fruit), Glycolic Acid (7%), Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Mandelic Acid (L), Malic Acid (L), Tartaric Acid (L), Glucuronic Acid, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil, Citrus Racemosa (White Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Sinensis var Sanguina Oil (Blood Orange), Potassium Sorbate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract

It's fruit puree, complete with the seeds. To use it, you apply a thin layer to your whole face and leave it just for 5 mins and then rinse it. During those 5 mins, you will feel a light tingling and stimulating effect that will leave your skin refreshed. This product is not for sensitive skin IMO, because it makes your skin stings, from the acid.
I like the stinging, that way I know the product is working. I've been using it 2x a week. So far so good, it's refreshing, no allergic reaction and no break outs.

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I traded a $5 Amazon GC code with a $10 B-day code from a Slickdeals member, and I used it to purchased a boyfriend sweater, and a PINK panty to get the PINK dog.

Cotton Cable Boyfriend Cardigan - $39
PINK bikini panty - $7.50
PINK dog - free

Free s/h + $10 B-day coupon = $36.50 shipped

Pretty good deal, because of the $10 coupon and free shipping, I technically got the panty for free.
The sweater quality is pretty nice and it's warm. It's kinda too baggy/too big though, well, it's just like wearing a boyfriend's sweater. If you're petite and want the sweater more form-fitting, you should get one size smaller.

UPDATE (12/22/10):
I've decided to return the sweater. It's too big/baggy. not really my style.

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Macy's had BOGO free sweaterdress deal last week. I bought the dress in 2 sizes. Luckily, the one that I want to keep is the free one. ;-)
The sweaterdress is okay. It's thick and the length is as pictured.

The tee is an X'mas present for a friend. The black lace bow print is really cute. I like it, but it's not my style, luckily, or I'd have kept the shirt. LOL

Dress - Free
Tee - $7.19

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Did a little bit of shopping at Oregon State University bookstore. That place is always having 50 to 70% off sale during finals week.

OSU hoodie - $25 (Orig. $50)
OSU Athletic shirt - $8 (Orig. $25)

I bought a hoodie and a sporty-style T-shirt. I love the hoodie design, it looks so Ed Hardy-ish. The cross part has diamond studs around it!
The T-shirt has shimmering gold and silver print lines. Luv it!

When I was about to pay for the T-shirt, I saw a bunch of Burt Bee's products and quickly asked the staff there if they were also 70% off, and they were! I was SO excited, and bought so many things. I was tempted to buy ALL of the face products and stocked up, since they were so cheap, but I controlled my urge and only bought things that I will definitely use. LOL
Half of them are for a friend. I texted her about my splurge and she forced me to get her some Burt Bee's too.

Burt's Bees
(2) Carrots day creme

(2) Carrots night creme

(2) Hand Salves sampler size

(2) Naturally Ageless Pomegranate & evening primrose oils repair serum

Shea & Grapefruit Hair Repair
Carrot seed oil complexion mist
Lip Shimmer sticks in cocoa and guava
Acne Solutions kit (cleanser, lotion, spot treatment)

After 70% off: $50.xx !!!

I've been using the carrot night creme. It's very nice. The cream is heavy, so only need a little for whole face. It makes my face feel oily in the morning, but moisturized. Luv it! I'm going to use this at night instead of the Avalon Organics one above for now.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Picked up some packages @ UPS Store

Last week, I was trapped at home whole week because of the bad weather here, so I wasn't able to pick up my packages at the UPS store located in other town and also because of the holiday. Finally I could pick them up today!

I got another $50 off of $100 code from NM Last Call.
Around end of October they had a promotion, purchased a regular-priced item, like a $7 panty, they would give a $50/$100 that could be used in mid November. One of the clothes I bought last time met the requirement.

I had been drooling at this sweater for 2 months. I finally could buy it!

Superdry St. Germain Sweater Jacket (Orig. $350) - $63.20

This is a very heavy knit sweater jacket. It weighs around 4 pounds! Even my bomber jacket is much lighter! It's thick and warm. The hood is big enough to cover my big head. Luv it! I can't zip up the turtleneck part though, my neck is too big or something.

Sychelles Lavish Leather Wedge (Orig. $100) - $24

I also bought a pair of wedged pumps. Nice vibrant teal color. I love the scalloped trim, so cute!

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I found out about an online store called FECLOTHING (Foreign Exchange Clothing) on Soompi. They are currently having 50% off and free shipping until end of the month. Their clothes are alright. I ended up buying this open cardigan. The knit is pretty good quality, a bit thin. I like the cut and the style of the collar. One thing I don't like is the 3/4 sleeves, they look awkwardly short on me. They look longer on the model.

Open Cardigan (Orig. $34) - $17

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I purchased this on C&C California website, with 40% off code and shipping was free.

Their clothes are so expensive, because they are made in USA? But the quality is very nice and soft.

C&C California Sleeveless Cowlneck (Orig. $54) - $11.94

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Last, something that I bought in store last weekend.
I went to VS to get the VS Pink dog, I collect those dogs. Heheh.
I bought a tee to get the dog AND a Secret Reward card. I also got another dog in red color online. The tee is quite soft and comfy.

PINK tee - $16.50