Friday, June 24, 2011

June'11 - Week 3

I picked up my birthday freebie at Sephora last Sunday.
Pretty good freebie this year, a generous size of vanilla scent shower gel/bubble bath.

SEPHORA by OPI - Leaf Him At the Altar - $9.50
PHILOSOPHY Birthday Freebie

I also bought a Sephora nail polish, "Leaf Him At The Altar." What a catchy name. LOL

I love buying green colored things lately.


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Then, I went to VS to spend the $10 Birthday coupon. VS is having their Semi Annual Sale. Cheap and affordable bras, but I don't need any now. So, I used the coupon to buy a satin nightie. Satin feels really gooood against skin. Heheh..

VICTORIA'S SECRET SATIN NIGHTIE (Orig. $38. Sale $21.99) - $11.99

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Around last week, Kohls had 30% off and free shipping codes. So, of course I impulsively checked out their website. I bought 2 dresses and a knit cardigan. I also got $10 Kohls cash too, because my order total was over $50.
I'm only keeping one of the dresses. The other dress was too big, and the knit cardigan looked bad.

SONOMA Geometric Surplice Dress (Orig. $40. Sale $21.99) - $15.39 shipped

Green again... heheh.
I love the pattern of this dress. The lace trim is a nice detail too.
I was afraid the bust part of the dress would be too small for my big bust, but surprisingly it fits just fine. Well, I expose a bit of cleavage, but a safety pin can solve that problem.

Then I used the $10 Kohls cash to buy a white top, I got extra 15% off discount too. It's not easy to find a white top that's not sheer. This one is not sheer at all, and the crochet trim is a nice detail too, it makes the plain top looks not so plain.

CROFT & BARROW Crochet Top (Orig. $24. Sale $13.99) - $3.39

Sunday, June 12, 2011

June'11 - Week 2

Two weeks ago, I saw a banner ad showing 40% off sale on Kensie website. They offered free shipping/return, plus extra 10% off on $150 purchase, so I ended up getting 7 items.

Unfortunately, their clothes don't look flattering on me. I think they look better on skinnier women. I returned 6 of the 7 items, and keep this open cardigan sweater. I like the design and the color.

KENSIE Permeation Print Draped Cardigan (Orig. $44) - $27.72 shipped

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My early birthday and anniversary present from hubby!! \(^o^)/
Our wedding anniversary is 4 days after my birthday.

Last year, I got the LV Monogram Totally. This year I want an Ebene bag. Heheheh..

LOUIS VUITTON Neverfull Ebene MM

Around end of May, I found out from The Purse Forum that Louis Vuitton were planning to increase their prices AGAIN in June 2nd. That's the second time within 5 months!!! Last February they increased the prices up to 12%, and this second time they increased up to 6%.

I was planning to buy it on my birthday next week at the store, but I didn't want to pay extra 6% ($45-$50) for it, so I told hubby to get it online right away. Luckily it was in stock on the website.

After a week of waiting, here it is !! Yay! \(^o^)/
I ❤ the brown checkers and the bright red lining!

Since the Neverfull doesn't have the zipper closure, it doesn't really matter to me, but just for extra security, I bought the purse organizer from Purse Bling website.

PURSE TO GO Zip-Ups Extra Jumbo - $25.95
PURSE TO GO Zip-Ups Jumbo - $23.95

I couldn't decide which size to get, so I bought it in two sizes.

The extra Jumbo one fits perfectly, but I won't be able to cinch the sides.

I use the jumbo one when I want to cinch the sides.

*2nd picture from TPF

Sadly, this is going to be my last LV bag purchase. After the two price increases, majority their bags worth more than US$1K, not affordable for me anymore. (T_T)
According to the rumor on The Purse Forum, they will increase their prices every quarter (Crazy!).

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June'11 - Week 1

I purchased a couple of Laura Mercier foundation last week, paid partially with a $25 off of $85 purchase, I have also got a bunch of freebies too. So it's a pretty good deal.

I picked my shades using the Flawless Face Finder on the website (Medium & Yellow Undertone). It really helped me in deciding which shades to get.

Gift with Purchase:

So far I have only tried the Silk Creme Foundation, I apply the foundation with my fingers. I haven't tried the Oil Free Foundation yet. I'm too lazy to try the oil free foundation because I have to use a brush to apply it on my face.
The Silk Creme foundation shade is a perfect match, it blends perfectly with my skin. It gives luminous finish, so your skin looks glowing instead of matte.

I've also tried the foundation primer. I don't like it that much. It makes the area around my nose flakey. The Reviva Labs foundation primer I got last week works better.
So, I'm selling the foundation primer (full size and GWP) on eBay, and the lipstick too. I don't wear dark red lipstick.

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Hubby and I went to the mall on Saturday, to check out some stuff.
Trade Secret has been having out-of-business sale. Unfortunately only the unknown brands that are on sale. I grabbed a couple of $15-$16 volumizing hair products for $1.50 each, three BigSexyHair mini size shampoo+conditioner+hair gel for $.50 each. Hubby bought a hair gel for $1.50 too.

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We also went to Walmart, to check out some lamps and home decors.

I bought a facial cleanser since my current one is almost out. For facial cleanser, I usually buy Avalon Organics Vitamin C from This time I want to try a different brand. I came across this Yes To Carrots brand in the beauty aisle where they keep the natural facial and body care products.

YES to CARROTS Daily Cream Facial Cleanser - $7.97

The key ingredients are carrots, aloe vera, and shea butter. It's paraben and SLS free.
It's made of 96% natural ingredients. The 4% non-natural ingredient is the floral fragrance. It smells nice, but I don't understand why they have to put fake fragrance in it, carrot smells fine to me.
I really like this facial cleanser. I use it with the Clarisonic brush. After I'm done, my face does not feel tight and dry at all. It feels moisturized, clean and really fresh. I think the fresh feeling is from the aloe vera. I probably will try the moisturizer after I have finished my Burt's Bees Carrots creme.