Saturday, August 28, 2010

Private Designer Sale e-Shopping (Follow-Up)

I posted in the beginning of August about the dresses that I bought from the private designer sale sites (link).

I ordered from Hautelook, ideeli, and Beyond The Rack.
Hautelook and BTR within the same week. The ideeli one a week before.
Well, I received 2 out 3 of my orders last week, when I was on vacation.

First one is from Hautelook that I bought when they were having their Saturday blowout sale. It happens every week.
It says on the website that it will be shipped in 10-14 days.
Unexpectedly, they shipped it just 3 days later! It depends on the supplier though. A couple of times it took them 2 weeks to ship my order.

shirtdress - $27.45 shipped

Luckily,the dress is true to size, it fits comfortably. Same length as modeled. It's kinda too short for me, I was hoping the dress would be about knee-length, because the model in the picture is 5'9" tall and I'm only 5'5". I guess it looks fine that way. The dress quality is very nice. The dress is semi-sheer. My underwear is not that visible, but I will wear spandex shorts underneath.

The second one is from ideeli.
I ordered on the 7/27. The site promised to ship it between 8/12-18. They shipped my dress on 8/11. So even though it took ages, the site is reliable. It depends on the supplier though, some people said their ordered was shipped just a few days later.

My Tribe - $39 shipped

I'm happy the dress fits! It's true to size. I ordered my usual women clothing size. The dress quality is very nice and soft! It feels SO nice against my skin. The pricier clothes do feel different LOL.

Now my third dress from Beyond the Rack. I ordered it on 8/4, and it hasn't even arrived at BTR shipping warehouse. Last week BTR emailed me to tell me that the supplier would send the orders soon. So it's not really BTR's fault for this long shipping process. BTR has been great, they emailed me the progress once a week, and they answered my email on the same day. So, I still can wait patiently. I just hope it will arrive before summer is really over.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Shopping Overload!

Hello!! It's been 2.5 weeks since my last shopping update!
I was on vacation for 1.5 weeks. I just got back last saturday.

I went on an Alaska cruise with my hubby and my parents.
The things I bought from the duty-free shop on the cruise ship.

Rhinestone disco ball ring

This disco ball ring so much looks like the Betsey Johnson disco ball ring I wanted to get awhile ago. I don't like the BJ ring because the rhinestones color is pink. I'm happy that I finally found a ring with similar style and not pink. ♥

I'm always a fan of stars.

White gold plated/sterling silver bracelet

I bought a $9.99 "Alaska" windbreaker off shore.

There's one day, for a few hours, the shop offered a bunch of these watch+ earrings/necklace/ring set for women and watch+passport case/pen/calculator set for men, for $19.99. They are nice but I don't think they are worth $99.99. The quality is just okay. That price tag is just for show. They are good to give to people though. My parents bought 3 boxes. LOL

Watch & Jewelries set

Then, I also got a Matryoshka doll and some Xmas ornaments.

When I'm traveling to out of state, I like buying X'mas ornaments that shows the name of the location, if I can find one. Once I went to my hubby's director's home, for X'mas party.
His 20 feet X'mas tree was totally covered by ornaments that he and his wife bought when they were traveling to different states and countries. They've inspired me to do the same thing.

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I bought this cardigan from a week before my vacation. Nice quality and warm. Love the ruffles. I kinda wish the wrist part had ruffles too.

Italian Merino wool cardigan sweater - $26.98 (Orig. $88)
VS Cotton panty - free

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This wool coat, I bought it from MjrSales site a few weeks ago. They had free shipping offer if bought anything from clearance section. I couldn't resist buying this coat. It's so cheap!! The coat color is very dark navy, almost black. It looks like it's still brand new. The extra button is still attached to the coat. It's thick and warm. I think it's kinda chunky, it's not slim-fitting as modeled. I guess it's alright, that way I can wear layers of clothes comfortably.

Victoria's Secret VIA wool peacoat - $19.97 (Orig. $79.99)

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I bought this travel lip liner on eBay to apply the Korres lip balm (link) I bought awhile ago.

Travel lip liner - $3 shipped

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I bought these tops at Ross.

Boho top - $10.99
Woven shirt $7.49

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I purchased these from last week. Their website had some kind of glitch.
The deal originally was a free 1/2 inch Solia flat iron when buy $50+ worth of items (the deal is now over). Someone found a way to get the flat iron without buying that much, by adding and removing specific items from the cart. Shipping was free.

FHI Grip Clip Hair Clips - $7.50
Spornette Little Wonder (teasing brush) - $4.50

Solia Professional Ceramic Ion Mini Styler (1/2") + Glove - FREE (Orig. $40)

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A few days ago, hubby showed me a nice deal on North Face Denali jacket on, plus 4% eBates cashback, which is $3.30 saving. Not too bad!
I don't like wearing fleece jackets, but I bought one since it's pretty good deal, hubby suggested me to do that. He LOVES his Denali so much, he abandoned his other coats, even the wool cashmere ones. I got it yesterday. Yah, it's pretty warm.

The North Face Classic Denali Fleece Jacket - $82.48 shipped (Orig. $164.95)

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I've been using the current brush head since March. I'm supposed to get a new one every 5-6 months. So it's time to buy a new one. It's much cheaper to buy this brush head on eBay.

Clarisonic Brush Head Delicate - $11.95 shipped (Orig. $25)

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About 2 weeks ago, I was able to get a 50% off code from a member of Slickdeals forum!
As you can see, most are men clothes. My hubby did most of the shopping. LOL.
I also received $12.52 cashback from eBates. Another extra saving there! ;-)

Total $125.xx shipped, after the 50% discount.

I only bought 2 things, a jacket and a top. I'm keeping the top only. I returned the jacket. It's a nice jacket, but it's only a cotton jacket. I was hoping it'd be a thicker kind of jacket. Also it's too masculine for me too. The jacket is pretty popular though, it's sold out online and I only saw a couple left in store.
Hubby is pretty satisfied with his buys, he only returned 2 pair of bottoms.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hooked on iHerb

I bought a bunch of stuff on iHerb again!

If you've never bought anything from this website, new customers can get $5 off of your first purchase when you use code BUN126.

Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Facial Cream
Pros: This cream is great. It's affordable, moisturizes my skin really well, my skin condition is better than it used to be. It works under makeup too.
Cons: It's a small jar. I use this day and night. It only last for 2-2.5 months.

Derma E Vitamin E Skin Oil 20,000 IU
I googled, Vitamin E is known for healing and moisturizing powers. It really heals my acne scars much faster. The liquid is very thick, so I apply it on my face sparingly at night before I go to bed. My skin overall looks noticeably better since I've been using it.

Earth Science Eye Makeup Remover
I usually used Clinique eye makeup remover. I wanted to try something different, and cheaper. This one got the most good reviews on the website. I really like it! It removes my eye makeup better than the Clinique does. It doesn't sting my eyes too. Good price and it does the job!

Jarrow Formula Biotin Capsules
I immediately noticed my hair doesn't shed as much anymore. I used to shed so much like house pets. I haven't noticed any negative side effects.
It's supposed to be good for skin too. I don't notice any difference on that area though. Also, it boosts my nail growth. My nails grow faster than they used to, but it doesn't make my nail stronger. I still have to depend on the OPI Nail Envy nail strengthener to keep my nail from breaking.

Earth Science Papaya Glycolic Gentle Skin Peel
This product got pretty good reviews too on the website. The product texture is oatmeal-like. It smells pretty nice. You have to apply the product thickly on your face. If you apply it sparingly, you won't be able to peel it off thoroughly, only a little at a time. If you apply it sparingly, the only way to remove it, is by rinsing your face with warm water....which was not fun to do! It's really hard to rinse it off. I literally had to claw the masque off my face to remove it. I like how it makes my skin feel soft and fresh though.

So, in summary, I love all my buys!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Private Designer Sale e-Shopping (Preview)

I bought a bunch of dresses from the private designer sale sites this week.
I'm addicted to them. LOL I love how these sites offer such good deals on these expensive brands!

Shipping fee is range from $7.95 to $15, but it's still a good deal.

You have to be invited to access these websites. If you want to be a member, just sign up through the banners on the left side. ☺

I purchased this maxi dress from Beyond the Rack. It's the first time i'm ordering there. I hope this site is as reliable as Ruelala and Hautelook.

This dress is from Hautelook. This is the third time I ordered from this reliable site. I love the blowout sale events!! The clothes are on sale for 75-85% off. It happens every Saturday morning at 8 am PST. The only reason I wake up early on Saturdays! LOL Sometimes the sale happens on the weekdays too. Shipping takes about 2 weeks, ship from CA, via UPS.

This dress is from ideeli. I actually ordered this on Tuesday last week.
The site promises that they will ship it in 3 weeks. Gosh! That takes awhile!! They haven't charged my credit card yet, so we'll see.
This is the first time I ordered from them. I'm worried about not getting this dress. I googled, this site got SO many bad reviews. Many people didn't get their orders, ideeli didn't tell them that their items were actually sold out. Some said they got the wrong items. Customer service sucks too, takes awhile to respond, or even no respond at all.