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

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Just small beauty things...

I bought a few things during Sephora 20% F&F, again.

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation - Soft Beige
NARS Duo Eyeshadow ($32 Value) - Wicked

+ 3 samples

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation - $40
I've been using Dr Jart Black Label BB cream foundation. It's a nice foundation but I feel the shade is a bit too pale for me. This MUFE HD shade is much closer to my skin tone. It's a liquid foundation, so I have to use a brush to apply it on my face. It has good staying power and shine control.

NARS Duo Eyeshadow ($32 Value) - Wicked

✰ NARS is currently selling this shade for $10. I bought it just because I needed to spend $10 more to get free shipping. The color on the left is called "shimmer opal" (pale yellow-green), and the right one is called "shimmering citron" (light green). They are not bad, they compliment brown eye color pretty good. Not the kind of color I'll wear daily though.

Bobbi Brown Foundation Brush
Kat Von D Sinner Rollerball Eau de Parfum Roll-On
+ 3 samples

Bobbi Brown Foundation Brush - $35
✰ Need this to use with the MUFE foundation. Expensive, but it works really well. I had a foundation brush from EcoTools. It's very crappy, it made my face streaky.

Kat Von D Sinner Rollerball Eau de Parfum Roll-On - $16
✰ I wanted to get this since July, but I wanted to wait until Sephora F&F. I love the smell. It smells sexy, with a hint of sweet vanilla scent. The scent is very long lasting too, it lasts whole day.

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These are the only nail strengthener that works for me!
The retail price for one is $15. I was going to buy one on eBay, and then found out that I could buy these for cheaper on Amazon. I bought them from this seller.

OPI Original Nail Envy Nail Strengthener - $17.90 shipped

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Last Call by NM Splurge

I love NM Last Call !! They sell well-known brands for more affordable price! About a month ago, I signed up for their e-newsletter, and they emailed me a $50 off of $100+ purchase code last week. The code only can be used if they send you that email. I was soooo excited! They are currently having 30-50% off sale and they offer free shipping too.

Romeo & Juliet Couture Printed Tunic w/ Peplum $20 (Orig. $108)

I love R&J Couture clothes. Their design is so unique! I love the shark-bite hem of this top and the pleated hem on the back. The top is pretty long, mid-thigh length. Too bad they only have this top in size large, so it's one size too big for me, it's not as form-fitting as picture, but I still love it.

Juicy Couture Zip Clutch $25.26 (Orig. $78)

Very nice quality wallet/clutch. The velour is so soft and luxurious. Compact. Many pockets and card slots. I actually like a wallet with a picture window more, so that I can put a picture of hubby and me .

Michael Kors Polo - $23.75 (Orig. $126)

Lastly, I bought a polo for hubby, for his birthday gift. Luckily it's true to size. I wanted to get a buttoned-down shirt for him to wear to work, but they were kinda pricey. Hubby would get mad if I got him something expensive. When he saw the original price tag of this polo, he almost screamed at me. He calmed down after I told him how much I spent for it. LOL

Monday, November 1, 2010

Splurged with Store Credits & a Gift Card

I bought this dress on ideeli last week.
It took me awhile to decide because I wasn't sure if I liked the super busy patterns.
The dress is manufactured in France and it originally costs a whooping $159. So it'd better be good!

Casting M Print Dress- $7.95 shipped (after $25 credit)

When I received this dress and saw the patterns, I felt a little bit of regret. But, when I tried it on, I thought, "Wow, it doesn't look bad at all! I like it!!" and luckily, I picked the right size too.
I'm glad the neckline is not too low cut and the busy patterns hides my fatty tummy. LOL

The dress quality is super nice. The fabric is SUUUPPERR SILKY SOFT. *happy* ☺

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Last month I bought a sweater from Hautelook, but I didn't receive it because they didn't have enough sweaters to fulfill the orders! :(
I could have gotten a $100 sweater for $27. Blah. So, Hautelook refunded my money and they gave me a $20 credit as a compensation. Yay!! Then, I used it to buy a lovely Soia & Kyo coat.

Soia & Kyo "Naoki" - $140.95 shipped (MSRP $305)

I'd been looking for a nice and affordable long waterproof winter coat that's not puffy and bulky.
I love the slim-fitting cut and the huge removable hood of this coat. The coat filling contains 80%down/20%feather, so it'll keep me warm in the winter for sure.
My journey in finding my ideal long water-proof winter coat is overrrr!!

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Sephora is having 20% off Friends and Family sale. So I purchased a couple of things....

Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Rollerball
Lancome CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base DiorShow Mascara - Black
Urban Decay De-Slick In A Tube Mattifying Gel

LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer
Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick

Total (after 20% off) is $107.20. Ouch!
Luckily, I had a $100 gift card that I got from redeeming my credit card points.

Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Rollerball - $18
LOOVE THE SMELL! Flowery, sweet, it doesn't give me a headache

Lancome CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base - $22
I'm stocking up. I still haven't finished the one I bought a few months ago. This mascara base is great. It keeps my mascara application nice and neat. Without it, my eyelashes are always clumped together and messy.

DiorShow Mascara - Black - $24
I bought this because it's so popular. It's pretty good, but not good as I expected. It separates and thickens, but it doesn't lengthen as dramatically as Givenchy Phenomenon does. I don't like how the brush is super huge too. Well, I'm still going to keep it. I bought it with a gift card anyway, but I won't buy it again in the future.

Urban Decay De-Slick In A Tube Mattifying Gel
- $28
I got a sample not long ago. I forgot it was from Sephora or It's really awesome. My foundation lasts longer, keeps my face shine-free. Too bad it's quite expensive. I will only buy this if there's a discount coupon.

LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer - $20
✰ I got a sample from Sephora. I like this more than the Urban Decay Primer Potion. My e/s doesn't smudge as much after 8 hours.

Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick - Warm Sand - $22
I was looking for a concealer to cover my blemishes and acne scars. I love it. It's provides great coverage, blends well with my BB cream foundation and not cakey.