Saturday, May 28, 2011

May'11 - Week 4

I can feel my Urban Decay De-Slick tube is almost empty. I'm not in the mood to spend a lot of $$ on another primer. Well, I'm actually gonna get a couple from Laura Mercier soon. They are free with the LM foundations purchase, but I'm in the mood to try out the makeup primer from iHerb, my favorite natural/organic online drugstore. Luckily, I had a few bucks worth of rewards in my account. So I was able to get the makeup primer for practically free. I only needed to pay for the low $2 shipping fee. O yeah, I also bought a body sponge too!

The makeup primer contains an anti-aging feature called Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10). The primer is made of clear thick liquid. One drop is enough to cover my whole face. It absorbs pretty fast. It has good oil-control too. My BB cream foundation is still look 80-90% intact after 12 hours. So, this primer is a keeper.

EARTH THERAPEUTICS Hydro Body Sponge with Hand Strap - $2.38

REVIVA LABS Makeup Primer - $14.05
After rewards, Paid $2 shipped

iHerb also included 3 samples. Usually they gave me crappy samples, some supplements or instant juice powder. This time they included a jam that's imported from France! Yay!!

If you want to buy something from, use coupon code BUN126 to get $5 off of your order (new customer only). (^__^)

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I purchased some body and hair products from They offered free shipping ($5 saving!) and Swagbucks rewarded me points enough for one $5 Amazon gift card. The site sells limited items, but they cost cheaper compared to other stores.

Total $25.97 shipped

$5 Amazon Gift Card

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I came across this jeans on Amazon site. I had to purchase this pair of jeans twice because the first time I ordered one size too small. Luckily Amazon offers free return, they process the return fast too. I love how the bottom part of these skinny jeans is boot cut/flare style. The lenght is perfect too for my height.

I also purchase a big bottle of wheatgrass pills. These pills are great for me who don't eat veggies everyday. They keep my body healthy internally. I have to take 7 pills (3500 mg) per day. The pills are very easy to swallow because they are as small as aspirin.

Thanks to the Amazon gift card that I got from Swagbucks, I saved $50 on these two things! \(^o^)/

HURLEY Yc 69 Skinny Flare Denim Pant - $40.03
Wheat grass 500 tablets - $24.91
After $50 gift card - Total $14.94 shipped

Saturday, May 14, 2011

May'11 - Week 2

A few weeks ago, emailed me a $50 off of $100 code. Yay! \(^o^)/
To get the code, sign up for their email updates and they will email you the code once in every 3-4 months.

With the code, I ordered 3 items, valued $161 total. After the 30-40% discount that the website was currently offering plus the $50/$100 code, my total came up to $59.35 shipped. But, I ended up returning 2 out of 3 of the items since they didn't look flattering on me.

The item that I'm keeping is a hoodie.

SUPERDRY Thumb-cuff Hoodie - $24.75 (Orig. $108. Sale $76)

I had been eyeing on this hoodie for a few months. I want it because it has thumb holes. The hood, I thought it had grey lining, but it actually has 2 real hoods. So neat. (^-^)


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I made more purchases from ideeli website. That site sells things that I like lately. I wish the shipping fee was not $9.95 though.

PRESS Sleeveless Cowl Neck Top - $12 each (Orig. $35/each) + S/H

Unlike wifebeaters or tank tops, this kind of style of tops I can stay cool in the summer without have to reveal too much skin. My plan is to wear them to work, or when I see the in-laws.

COSTA BLANCA Maxi Skirt - $28 (Orig. $64) + S/H

My wish came true! \(^o^)/

In the previous blog entry, I posted a maxi skirt I'd previously purchased from ideeli. I also wished I had bought the navy one too. Well, ideeli had an "encore" sale of the maxi skirts last week, including the one I wanted.

I wish my waist was as tiny as the model's... (T_T) LOL

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I spent my last $10 VS Secret Reward gift card and a $10 VS B-day code on a couple of tees. Pretty nice tees, as modeled. The sleeves hide fat arms really well. LOL (^_^)

VICTORIA'S SECRET Elbow-Sleeve Scoopneck Tee
$10.99 shipped (Orig. $25 for 2)

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I purchased this dress from Kohl's website. It was sorta an impulse I used the 30% off and free shipping codes to buy this dress. It's cheap and I live 5 mins away from the store. So it's easy to return it if I don't like it.
I bought it in 2 sizes, just in case my usual dress size is too big or too small.
Well, the size small, the top half (bust) is slightly too small for me, but bottom half fits fine. The size medium, the top half fits better, but the bottom half is slightly too big/loose for my narrow hips. I'm keeping the medium one. I like the vibrant abstract patterns and the style, there are not many summer dresses that have wide straps and non-floral patterns.

AXCESS Brushstroke Empire Dress - $20.30 shipped (Orig. $54.99)

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I purchased a winter coat on, because my other coat with fur-trimmed hood that I bought in 2009 now is too small for me. *sigh*

A few months ago, I think around January, Amazon had 40% off deal on winter coats. I was eyeing at this jacket at the time. After the 40% off discount, the coat was only $33, but I wasn't sure if I wanted to get it or not. When I finally decided to buy it, the 40% off deal was offer. (T_T) Without the discount the coat price was $70.
Week after week, the price gradually decreased. Finally, last week the price dropped to $35. I wanted to wait a little bit longer just in case it'd drop again, but hubby said to just buy it.

I paid partially with the Amazon gift cards that I got from Swagbucks. So it's a pretty good deal for a winter coat.

Big Chill Hooded Moss Micro Coat (Orig. $110. Sale $35.73) - $15.84 shipped

The coat is pretty well made. Inside the coat is lined with black fur fleece. My favorite is the hood. I didn't expect the hood would be so humongous! The hood is detachable too. I think the coat is true to size (women). It's not as form fitting as modeled on me, but that's okay, that way I can wear layers of clothes. If you want it form fitting or if you have a small frame, I think it's safe to get one size smaller.

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I bought these today. Trade Secret store is currently having out-of-business sale. The styling tools (flat irons, curing irons) are up to 80% off. The smaller items are buy 1 and get 2nd and 3rd items free, such as hair styling products, nail polish, lotions, and facial care products. You pay the highest value one.

Swarowski Crystals glass nail file - $19.95
ESSIE Ridge Filling Base Coat - $8
MATRIX Men Styling Gel - $12

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May'11 - Week 1

I purchased these from Beyond The Rack a month ago. I received them last week.
I rarely buy bottoms online because my bottom size is inconsistent. Majority of the time they don't fit me. Luckily, this time picked the right size for these skirts. It'd be really a bummer if I didn't, because it's a hassle to return them and I only would get store credit instead of cash refund.

I love these skirts, because they are sort of boho style. My favorite summer style. Also because they plain, don't have those busy flowery patterns, I hate those kind of patterns, not into those girly patterns.

Scalloped Skirt - $14.99 (Orig. $35)

The skirt is as modeled. The skirt falls right above the knee, not too short or long. I love the scalloped edge.

Wood Bead Skirt - $14.99 (Orig. $35)

This one, I like it 50%-50%. I like the beading details and the flowy/flared-style, but I don't like how it's high-waisted, falls above the belly button. The fabric gets wrinkled easily too.

Embroidered skirt - $14.99 (Orig. $40)

I almost didn't buy this one because of the flower design. But I decided to buy it since they are only 3 flowers. Glad I bought it, it's a pretty cute skirt. I like it.

Overall, I'm happy with my buys! I can wear other skirts beside khakis and denim skirts this year!

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Yup, another skirt! ☺
This one I purchased from ideeli last week. Yeah, they process orders really fast. I love that site!
I bought this for really cheap because I paid partially with store credit. The skirt fits perfectly! I love it !! Too bad the sale is already over. There's also a navy blue one. I would have bought that one too.

Urban Behavior Tiered Full Skirt - $12.95 shipped (Orig. $56)

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I found out about an eyeliner product called "liquid pen" when Eyeko sent me an email about their sale. I was going to buy one from their site, but I didn't want to pay their overpriced $7.50 shipping fee, just for a freakin' pen.

After Googling around, I found one by Smashbox. After reading the good reviews, I decided to buy one on eBay with my Groupon eBay coupon.

Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner Pen - $6.37 shipped (Orig. $22)

This liquid liner pen is really great! It does NOT smudge at all!
I apply it on the bottom outer rims of my eyes. By the end of the day, I don't get raccoon eyes at all.
The packaging is very practical. You don't have to carry around an eyeliner brush or you don't have to worry about it leaking in your purse.
Because the tip is very tiny, you don't have to worry about applying it to thick on your eyelid, it's very easy to do the cats eye look too.
This eyeliner pen is a must in all purses!