Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Crocs again?!

I ordered a couple of things from Forever 21 last week, because they had free shipping offer. I only ordered the basic clothes, since F21 clothes aren't really my style. The long-sleeve top are too tight. I ordered a large, but it fits like a small. I bought a couple of short-sleeves tees from F21 in the past, and they fit me fine. It's such a bummer. I really like this top, but it's too tight, so it's not appropriate to wear in public.

The dress, surprisingly it runs big. I ordered the size medium. I usually buy size large, so it's gamble. It fits just like as modeled! It's the same material as their basic tees. The quality is pretty good, it's not sheer and comfortable.

Basic V-neck top - $4.80
Basic Knit Dress - $15.84

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Happy with my Crocs purchase last week, I ordered another pair!
I bought these wedges from 6pm website. It's the only website I could find that offered the lowest price.
Unluckily (for me), now you can find these wedges for $19.99 shipped on Amazon site! I'm so bummed!! I could have save $10.xx! :(
It's a hassle to return them since 6pm doesn't offer free shipping. O well.

Crocs "Havana"- $25 + s/h

I'm not that happy with these wedges. They run slightly too big for my feet, especially my LEFT foot. If you look closely, there's a gap between the front strap and my foot. My left foot is smaller than my right foot!! OMG !! :(
But, they are really comfortable and very stable to walk in. I love the bumpy part on the base, it massages the bottom part of my feet.

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Another slingback wedges!! LOL
I bought them with the JCPenney $10 off $10 code (GO4TEN). The code valid until 9/28.
When I ordered these wedges, JCP also offered free shipping on all shoes purchases. I love free shipping!

St John's Bay "Magda" - $9.99

These wedges come in black and bronze. I bought the bronze since I already bought the black Crocs above. I was thinking to return these wedges because they are just an impulse buy. But, when I opened the box, I changed my mind. I love the bronze color, the knot design is cute, and they are very comfortable. Yah, they are not even $10 anyway. So, I'm keeping them.

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Once again, VS mailed me a free PINK panty coupon. It comes like once a month. I wish they mailed me a free VS Cotton panty instead. I don't like the quality of PINK panties.
I also bought a $11.50 hiphugger panty. My sister got a $10 Birthday coupon from VS. She gave it to me because she's not into VS.

Body by VS HipHugger - $1.50
Pink panty - Free

Friday, September 17, 2010

Beauty Buys + Freebies and Crocs

I received my Beauty.com purchase + freebies on Monday!

Caswell-Massey hand creme - $3.50


Napoleon Perdis 15 yr. anniv. lip palette

Jack Black intense theraphy lip balm

Laura Geller mini blush-n-brighten

The size of these freebies are very generous.
The lip balm size is decent. The Napoleon Perdis lip palette is bigger than I thought it would be. The blush is very pigmented. It has slight shimmers. Top half is a bronzer, bottom half is a blush. Good stuff!

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This is one of those Sephora VIB perks.
A deluxe sample of Temptu Retouch Highlighter in Champagne.
Not sure what it is for or how to use it. LOL

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KorresUSA.com had some promotions last week. One of them was 20% off $25+ purchase, plus free cosmetic pouch and a lip gloss, also 3 samples.

As you can see, I'm a sucker for freebies, so I ended up buying something there! LOL
I bought a hair mask, since I need one. I torture my hair with a blow drier 3 days a week. Then I also bought a chewing gum to reach the $25 minimum. It's a rose-flavored gum, ... it tastes BAD!! In the beginning it tastes okay, rose-flavored, kinda sweet, ...after 5-10 mins of chewing, it tastes blech!

Shea Butter & Vitamins Nourishing Hair Mask ($23)
Chewing Gum - rose flavour ($2.50)

Cherry Oil Lip Gloss in Coral ($17)
Free Sunflower Cosmetics Pouch
Wild Rose Instant Brightening and Illuminating Vitamin C mask
Wild Rose 24-hour moisturizing cream
White Tea cleanser

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On Monday (Labor Day), I went to IKEA w/ hubby.
When we were browsing the fake plants section, I saw this woman, wearing a pair of black slingbacks. Somehow, I was really attracted to those flats. I thought they looked cute. First glance I knew it right away that those were Crocs because of the material.

I'm not a fan of Crocs and their original clogs design, but I've been curious about them because there are so many great reviews about Crocs. So, since I've finally found a style that I like, I've got myself a pair.

The slingbacks retail price is $29.95.
Luckily, Shoebuy.com has $10 off coupon code. So I was able to get them for pretty cheap. Plus, I got $2 cashback from eBates (10%).

Use this link to get $10 off of your Shoebuy.com purchase. The expiration date is unknown. It's supposed to be only valid on Labor day, but it still works fine.

Crocs "Olivia" - $19.95 shipped

The Crocs is true to size. Might be tricky to find the right size if you wear half sizes, since Crocs don't make their shoes in half sizes.
They are very comfortable. The tiny bumps on the base massage my feet. They make my feet don't feel sore/tired after a long walk!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Purly e-Shopping!

I bought this on eBay. I was in the mood to buy a pair of earrings with stars and dangling style. Of course they have to be .925 sterling silver, so that they don't tarnish.

Sterling Silver Stars Dangling Earrings - $14 shipped
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I bought this dress when UO had stackable free shipping and 15% codes last week. It's comfortable and nice dress. I like the diagonal prints. Perfect for summer. It's very low cut, so I've to wear a cami under it.

Alternative Apparel Diagonal Print Dress - $13.49

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I was bored, and then decided to browse WalMart site. I came across these new collections by Norma Kamali. I did some damange, but shipping fee is hella cheap though, only 97 cents/item.

Norma Kamali - Women's French Terry Core Hoodie -$18

This hoodie is hella unique, the duotone, the zip-up hood. The 100% cotton material is not thick. It's just slightly thicker than cotton t-shirt. It's great for spring and fall. Unfortunately, I'm planning to return it. It's nice, but it's not really my style. It's kinda too sporty, I don't like how it's not thick, and I rarely wear hoodies anyway.

Norma Kamali - Women's Sweater Dress -$20

This sweater dress is pretty comfy and soft! I bought my regular size, unfortunately it's too big/baggy. I'm going to return and get one size smaller, well, maybe.

Norma Kamali - Women's Motorcycle Jacket- $24

I bought my usual size. Glad it fits fine! The material is like the hoodie above. I love the zipper details. I'm tempted to buy the black one too, but I don't like wearing black-colored clothes, so I might pass.

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Forever 21 offered free shipping on labor day. I didn't get any clothes, since I've too many already LOL. But, I bought a beanie! Luckily there's a modeled picture too.

Coincidentally, a day after I purchased the beanie, I saw a woman wore the oatmeal color when I was shopping at IKEA. It looked really cute on her. I was glad I ordered one!

The quality is surprisingly really good, love it! :-D

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I posted a preview of my experience ordering from Beyond The Rack here.
Finally, after waiting for 5 weeks, my BTR order has arrived.

I purchased the dress for around $25 shipped. I had $10 store credit, it covered the shipping fee.

Luckily, the dress is not as bad as the delivery time. The dress fits! The quality is nice, comfy, and it's not too low cut, so I don't have to wear a cami under it. Good thing the weather is still warm, so I still have the chance to wear it this weekend!

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I purchased this dress during Hautelook saturday blowout sale event 2 weeks ago. After shipping, it's about $30.xx shipped. This is the 2nd time I bought a My Tribe.

My Tribe Paolina dress - $22.50 + s/h (Orig. $90)

I love this dress! I was worried about the bust. Usually babydoll style doesn't look right on me because of my bust size. This dress is pretty stretchy so the bust fits nicely. They are true to size, nice quality and soft. The material of this purple dress is pretty thick, so it's perfect for fall/winter. Yay!

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Get multiple deluxe freebies @ Beauty.com

A couple of Soompi members found a way to get more than 1 deluxe freebie from Beauty.com.
All you have to do is order an item from the website (no minimum purchase) and click the freebies links.

1. Go to eBates and click their Beauty.com link to get 6% cashback, or from any cashback site of your choice.
2. Copy+paste this link into that same window, to add Napoleon Perdis lip palette to the shopping cart later after you do Step 3.
3. Add an item into your shopping cart. I bought a $3.50 hand creme, since it's the cheapest and useful item for me. It got good reviews btw.
4. The Napoloen Perdis lip palette should show up on your cart now.
5. Copy+Paste this link to add the Laura Geller mini blush to your shopping cart.
6. Copy+Paste this link to add Jack Black lip balm to your shopping cart.
7. Before you pay, don't forget to pick 3 free samples with every order!

I placed my order this morning.
My order hasn't been shipped yet, but it's worth to try ASAP, before these deluxe freebies are out of stock!

Update (9/8/10): My whole order is shipped today ! ☺

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Shopping

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th has just opened in Oregon a few days ago.
I checked the store out today. So many nice, but not affordable stuff, even after the 20% off coupon and $5 value Mystery Money. :(
But, I didn't leave the store empty-handed. I bought a handkerchief top, the design is kinda punk-ish.

Romeo & Juliet Couture - $26.xx

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Finally Sephora is offering nice 500 pts perk freebies!

I had a little bit over 500 pts since F&F event last year. Before this one, the freebies were crappy, like 3 OPI red nail polishes, heck those were useless for me. I called 2 Sephora stores in my area, luckily, one of them offered the same freebies. Thank goodness, because I didn't want to get them online. I didn't want to spend $50 worth of stuff to get free shipping.

So, I went today to get them. I also spent my last $3 store credit on a nail polish.
I also got a Make Up For Ever HD foundation sample. I'm currently using Dr Jart Black Bb cream. It's a nice foundation, but the coverage is semi-sheer. I want something that provides more coverage. If this foundation turns out to be great, I'll get it when Sephora has the Family & Friends event.

Sephora nail polish - $3
Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation sample

500 pts perk:
Smashbox Photo Finish Targeted Pore & Line Primer
NARS Orgasm Illuminator
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
Buxom Lash in Blackest Black
Too Faced Glamour Gloss Deluxe Mini in Pillow Talk (a mauve shimmer)

Now, I only have 18 pts on my account. I'm bankrupt, but happy. LOL

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Click here for $25 off $50 purchase or $50 off $150 purchase EXPRESS coupon!!
I found this coupon on Slickdeals thread.

I purchased a couple of things with the coupon.
The sweater dress looks awesome, just like as modeled. It will look great with boots.

Sweaterdress & Burnout tee - $38.xx, after coupon

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Jegging and Another Folica

Another freebie from Folica.
I was able to grab a free shower caddy and full size Amika shampoo+conditioner, before they fixed the glitch on their site.

The caddy was supposed to be free with any purchase of $50+, but because of the glitch, I was able to get the caddy just by buying some $2.99 elastic hair ties. It's a pretty nice shower caddy, it has 3 roomy compartments.

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Since last week, AE is having BOGO 50% off jeans. I found a 20% off code floating around that I could stack with the BOGO 50% off.
I used this chance to get myself a pair of jegging. I heard many good reviews about them. I'm planning to wear them with boots this upcoming fall & winter seasons.

The "Midnight Indigo" wash is on sale for $29.95 (Orig. $39.50).
I bought 2 pairs in different sizes, my regular size and a bigger size, since the reviewers said the jeans run small.
I ended up keeping the bigger size. The jeans are VERY tight fitting and curve hugging. After shipping fee, the jeans still cost under $20. Good deal!

Sadly (for me), this labor day weekend, AE offers 20% off and FREE SHIPPING! Agh, I hate when that happens! I could have saved $7 on s/h fee !! :(

Yah, pretty short update this week. LOL
Next week, I will have 4 packages coming in the mail, including my Beyond The Rack (Gesh. Finally!) and Hautelook orders. Yay!