Saturday, May 29, 2010

Weekend Shopping

A good friend of mine bought this Forever 21 LOVE" two finger ring for me. It's so cute!



She also bought me this Walmart - Norma Kamali maxi dress that I wanted.
Walmart website only has it in black and the Walmart in my state doesn't carry Norma Kamali clothes. Yay!
The dress is made of very soft , not sheer, and nice quality cotton, it has a little bit of spandex too. Love it!

NK Racer Long Dress - $15


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Hubby and I went to the malls today.

First, we went to DSW store, to return a pair of boots that I bought together with my Caparros heels (previous blog). Also, I had two $5 coupons to spend. Hubby used them to buy a pocket wallet.

Perry Ellis Pocket Wallet - $2.95


Then, while he's waiting in line at the Cheesecake Factory for lunch, I went to Sephora to return something.

I saw this cute miniature Miss Dior Cherie perfume on the cashier counter. It's one of the "100 points perk" freebies. I took a picture of it and sent it to my friend, since she loves this perfume. I told her if she wanted it, I could get it for her. She said 'Yes, pleasseeeee!!' of course. LOL




Then, we went to Nordstrom Rack.
Kinda pricey, but I love the style and it's comfy.

Nordstrom Rack - $24.97


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Highlight of the day!! \( ^o^)/

We went to Louis Vuitton to get my (early) birthday gift!!
I was going to wait until my birthday in 3 weeks.
I called the store a few days ago to check if they had the Totally MM in stock. The SA said that they only had 1 left, that's not a display. I was afraid that that last one would sold out soon. Who knows when they will restock again. So I begged hubby to get me the bag today. Yay! ^_^"





Friday, May 28, 2010

More Online Orddeerss...

Last week, DSW had a code for 30% off of one non-sale item.
After browsing around, I decided to use the code to buy a pair of heels to wear with my bridesmaid dress. I only have one pair of dressy heels, since I rarely go to formal events. The heels are too high and not that comfortable for an event that involves hours of standing and walking around.

These Caparros heels are very comfortable! The ball of foot part is padded. Okay height, only 2.5 inches tall. The sequins detail is pretty and subtle/ doesn't look flashy.

Caparros Alicia Silk Sandals - $31.47 shipped




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Because of the band jacket on ideeli homepage, I wanted to own one.
I searched for a cute and affordable on many sites, such as Forever21, Overstock, Windorstore, Macys, eBay, and no luck.

Then, I visited the15dollarstore site, and coincidentally found one there!
For a pretty good price too, for $15! LOL


ROMEO & JULIET COUTURE
Band Blazer- $21.95 shipped


Stock photo: Purple & Chocolate

See stock photos above. I remember I saw the same blazer on Hautelook awhile ago for higher price. I was surprised that I could find them again on that site. I was so glad the15dollarstore still had the purple one in my size.
Beautiful purple shade. The quality is very nice. It's made of thick cotton and has a a little bit of spandex, so I can move my arms and shoulders freely. Love it !!

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I bought this dress on Hautelook Blowout Sale event, on Saturday 2 weeks ago. I had to wake up at 8 am so that I didn't miss it. The clothes were sold out really fast. Within 10-15 minutes, the cheap ones were all gone.

Glad that the dress fits fine, and the deep v-neck doesn't show much of my cleavage just like the modeled picture.
But, it's kinda thin, I think I've to wear a spandex boyshort under it.

DEPT Fine Tricot Flared Dress - $20+s/h (Orig. $65)

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There are times when I don't have a place to hang my handbag. So I bought these "purse hangers/hooks" on eBay.

Opal Folding Handbag Purse Hangers - $11.98 shipped


I'm keeping one, and giving the rest of them away as gifts.
It's a nifty little thing! This way I don't have to put my bag on dirty floor. :-P




There are also the keychain version. I love the bling bling! They look SO pretty!! I will probably buy one in the future. You can get them from this eBay seller.



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The pinkie puzzle ring I bought last December broke. :(
My pinkie felt naked LOL. So I bought another one on eBay, a regular ring though. This time it fits perfectly. The puzzle ring was a half size too big.
Very good quality ring! I the butterfly!

Sterling Silver Pinkie Ring - $9.99 shipped

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I Had a Very Bad "itch" Last Week

I went to Ross to buy a cheap yoga mat so that I don't have to lay down on the carpet with my sweaty back. I also bought wrist/ankle weights to make my workout more challenging.

Yoga mat - $7.99
Ankle/wrist weights - $3.99



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Last week, I had a very bad "itch" to purchase something, mostly online, literally everyday.

I'm now just showing the stuff that I already got in the mail.


Monday, out of boredom, I browsed Sephora site. I ended up buying a nail polish that's on sale because I wanted the samples.
I wanted of the "100 pts perk" deluxe sample and the perfumes samples. I also used a code for a sample of the DiorShow Extase mascara.

A week later I received them in the mail, with a couple of unexpected "bonuses"!!



Sephora OPI Nail polish in RUMOR HAS IT (pale eggshell) - $5


Pale eggshell shade. It's very sheer. I applied the nail polish 3 times to get the result pictured. Easy to apply. Not streaky. I actually really like this shade.

Samples:


Gucci By Gucci Pour Homme Eau de Toilette
Emilio Pucci Acqua 330 Eau de Toilette
Vera Wang Glam Princess

The Vera Wang Glam Princess. I guess the scent is not compatible with my own scent. It stinks like a cheap old women perfume. The smell makes me dizzy.

Emilio Pucci Acqua smells really nice and fresh. I sprayed it on the back of my hand, and I couldn't stop smelling it.


Diorshow Extase
(w/ code "EXTASE")


This mascara is pretty good. It thickens, lengthens, smudge-proof and holds curls. I don't know if it's better than the original DiorShow, because I've never tried it.
I've been using the Givenchy Phenomenon. I like the Givenchy more, because it has a tiny brush. The Dior Extase brush is big and fat, so it's a little bit hard to reach the eyelashes in the corner and also hard to separate eyelashes that are clumped together.

Deluxe sample - NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
(100 pts perk)


I redeemed my points to get the NARS eyeshadow primer sample.
Kinda bummed that the sample is so TINY. The size of the white tube is only three-quarters of my pinky. I wish it's a little bit bigger than that. like as big as my pinky. LOL
It's a really good primer. It's literally smudge proof. After 9 hours, my eye-makeup still look good. No "panda eyes" at all.
I get a little bit of "panda eyes" with UDPP.

About the unexpected "bonuses".....

When I received the package, I was confused why the box was so big and heavy. I only ordered a nail polish.

I found a humongous body scrub and a BE foundation powder came with my order! The body scrub smells great, it weighs almost 1.5 pounds!
The BE foundation is not my shade. Yah, no complains about that. ☺

This has turned out to be a good "itch". LOL



Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Exotic Body Scrub 23.5 oz
Bare Escentual bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation 0.3 oz

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Tuesday, I ordered a couple of things from UO.

Silence & Noise Dolman Sleeve Cardigan - $13.49
(Orig. $48)
Fondue For 2 Mug Set - $8.99 (Orig. $20)







My excuse was to look for a bridal shower gift for my sister.
I came across a mug-shaped fondue. I decided to get this for her because she loves chocolates. Also, it's perfect for couples or by yourself, and it's easy to use & clean since it's just a mug size.

A porcelain mug, 2 forks, a tealight candle, all for under $9. Such a good deal! .....
Yeah, I admit. I'm a cheapo.

Then of course, since I had to pay $6 shipping fee, may as well purchased something for me too. Heheheh.. ☺
The dolman cardigan is quite nice, but I think it's one size too big. The sleeves are a bit too baggy. Beside that, I still like it, I like the dolman sleeves.

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Wednesday, MJRSales announced that it's having a free shipping deal until end of May. Too bad there's nothing good to buy there.
I bought a bikini bottom. I was hoping the ruched on the butt part would give the illusion of a bigger butt, but it actually makes my butt looks flatter. I can't fill up the space. LOL
The style fits better for someone with a rounder butt. O well, good thing it's only $5.

$4.99 shipped



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This week, my "itch" has died down a little bit. I'm content because of the splurging last week.

Last week I spent a lot. This week I made some profit from selling my clothes on eBay. (^__^)


On Tuesday, I went to the mall with hubby to watch Iron Man 2. It's pretty good, but not as good as the first one. Not enough fighting scenes.

Anyway, prior to that, we went to Victoria's Secret to redeem my free Pink panty (w/ PINK purchase) coupon and VS Facebook panty (w/ any purchase) coupon.


VS Pink Pretty & Pure Mega Pink Lip Balm SPF15 - $7
VS Pink lace trim hipster - Free

VS limited edition Facebook panty - Free


The Facebook panty is sooooo funny!

I bought the Pink lip balm in "pink berry" shade. It's okay, nice natural red shade, but it has that unpleasant chemical taste just like cheap or expired lipsticks have.

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I saw this sweater vest on Hautelook about 2 weeks ago. It's a love at first sight. LOL

Romeo & Juliet Couture Sweater Vest $52.95 (Orig. $138)


I usually don't like spending more than $25 for a top. But, I decided to get it. It's a unique vest, I won't find it anywhere else!
Glad I found a $10 off of $50 coupon code on Retailmenot. It covered the pricey shipping cost.

I got the vest 2 weeks later. Glad I picked the right size!

The quality is very nice. It's thin, so it's perfect for spring, summer and early fall.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Cardigan and Beauty Products

I purchased this at Ross last weekend. The design of the brush is pretty neat. One side has regular bristles, and the other side has boar bristles.
The hairbrush name is very mouthful!

Tigi Bed Head Clean Freak Tourmaline Split Personality Styler - $5.99

It gives the desired volume on the crown section better than a round brush does, but it's kinda hard to maneuver because of the odd shape.

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Around 2 weeks ago, ASOS offered free shipping to international buyers!
I didn't really find anything I really wanted to have, except this cardigan.
It's because of the poet-sleeves! I those kind of sleeves!! LOL
And also the unique-looking neckline.

ASOS Collapse Front Longline Cardigan £10.00 (US$15.04 shipped)


The top buttons are on the inside of the cardigan. When I button all of them, the neckline turns into a cowlneck. The cardigan is wool-mixed, so it's pretty thick and warm.



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I saw this cosmetic bag on Purse Forum. It's one of Bloomingdale's signature 'Brown Bag' collection. I don't know why I didn't mind paying a lot for it. Majority of my cosmetic bags are GWP. I guess I'm attracted to the simplicity of the design, and I love the wording.

Bloomingdale's Little Beauty Bag - $18

The bag is made of glazed canvas. It's bigger than I expected. It's very roomy. I put my makeup junks in it, and there's still so much space left.
Measurement: 9" W x 6" H x 1" D





There's also this bag, "Little Brown Cosmetic Bag - $12"
Measurement 8.25" W x 5.25 H" x 1" D
I want to get this one too someday.
My friend will go to California this end of May. I think I'll ask her to buy this for me, a souvenir.

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I purchased more stuff on iHerb.com.

Avalon Organics, Vitamin C Moisture Plus Lotion w/ SPF 15 - $9.92
Reviva Labs, Brown Spot Night Cream with Kojic Acid - $7.15



Avalon Organic Vitamin C is my HG!
Their cream and face cleanser are great, now I want to try their SPF lotion.

Update (5/26/10):
This lotion is not moisturizing enough for my skin. My skin feels tight and has dry patches a few hours later. So I go back using the cream version, and apply this SPF lotion on top of it.

I'm also trying out this cream that can lighten hyperpigmentation. It contains kojic acid, it's a safe skin lightening agent for sunspots, freckles, etc.
My sunspots/freckles have been irritating me for a long time.



As suggested on the packaging, I did a "patch" testing for sensitivity on the underside of my forearm first. The cream has rosy smell.
When it touched my skin, it felt cool and tingling a little bit for a few minutes.
No allergic reaction, thankfully. I hope it does the same when I put it on my face.
Update: I applied some on my face last night, no complication! ^_^V

I also grabbed some freebies from their "Free" section.
You can pick as many as you want. You only can pick one of each though.


iHerb.Com Pen, Recycled Cardboard Pen
Cleanse, Detox Your Whole Body, 32 Pages
Madre Labs, Acai Heart, Organic Acai Plus Grape Vine Resveratrol, 1 packet