Sunday, August 28, 2011

August'11 - Week 4

OLD NAVY Denim Pencil Skirt (Orig. $29.50) - $10.65
ROSS top - $7.99

I got an email from Old Navy about their 30% Friends & Family sale. Sweet.

I went there to get the denim skirt that I saw on their website the day before, since the ones I own don't fit anymore (T_T).
After the $10 ON reward coupon and 30% discount coupon, I was able to buy it for super cheap!

After ON, I also went to Ross and bought a peasant-style top with flowers and silver foil details.

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My last trip before I went to the grocery store to stock up my fridge, was to JoAnn to get a fabric glue.

FABRI-TAC Fabric glue (Orig. $8.99) - $7.xx

I have a dress with beads decoration that I bought last year. The beads were falling apart. I was too lazy to sew them back, so I was thinking to glue them instead. I almost used the super glue. Luckily I was smart enough to google it first, people said it'd ruin the fabric and create holes! They said to use Fabri-Tac instead, a glue special for fabrics. It dries and set the beads really fast. It's washable too. If you've made an oopsie, you can use nail polish acetone to remove the glue.

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Now my online purchases!

I bought a few things from with the $15/$30 e-gift card that I bought from last month.

PINES Wheat Grass 500 tabs - $19.11 THAYERS Rose Petal Witch Hazel - $6.05 NATRACARE Organic Tampons - $4.87
After $15/$30 e-gift card = $19.98 shipped
SEDU Anti-Frizz Polishing Treatment w/ Morroccan Argan Oil (Orig. $20) - $11.95

My main purchase is the wheatgrass pills. One jar is cheaper (after the e-gift card) than the one sold on
The rose petal toner, I have read many good things about it. Since the current one I've been using is almost out, I'm going to try this one out. Then, I also bought a box of organic tampons to reach the $30 min. purchase. They are supposed to be better than regular tampons.

Some 10 days ago, sent an email about them giving $10 off code to the first 500 orders. So I right away checked out the site and bought the Sedu Anti-Frizz Morrocan Argan Oil. After the 20% off online promo and the $10 code, I got a pretty good deal for the 1 oz. bottle.
This anti-frizz oil has very good reviews, but I don't really notice anything special about it. It does make my perm looks less frizzy.
I think after I've finished this bottle, I'm just going to buy a bottle of a real Argan oil.

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Urban Outfitters offered free shipping on any online order last week. Yay!
I bought ceramic mug with a mustache image on it. It's so funny!

URBAN OUTFITTERS Mustache Mug - $8

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I love Hautelook blowout sales!!

BOBI Bell Sleeve Tee - $15 BOBI Cowl Neck Tee - $15

Love these two tops. The quality is so nice, soft, not sheer at all, and it feels so nice against skin!!
My favorite is the bell sleeves top. I love the bell sleeves. I have one from C&C California that I bought a couple of years ago, but it shrunk in the wash. So sad!
The cowlneck is not as low cut as modeled. It doesn't show cleavage when I wear it.

SOYBU Ananda Dress - $19

The following week, I bought a dress that is made of organic cotton and bamboo (the tag says so). I love it. A very comfortable summer dress. I'm SO glad I picked the right size. It'd be suck if it's not because it's not returnable. Yay!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

August'11 - Week 3

Since it costs at least $15 (+tip) to get my eyebrows waxed/groomed professionally, I decided to do it myself. So I bought the wax removal kit on Amazon website. It works very well, very easy to use it on my legs and upper lips. I still need to practice to use it on my eyebrows, I'm afraid the strips will take out too much hair and end up eyebrow-less.
I stick the wax jar in the microwave for 20 mins to melt and warm up the wax. After a certain amount of time, the wax goes hard and cold again. So I use the mug warmer to maintain the temperature of the wax.

Mug Warmer - $7.97
MOOM Organic Hair Removal Kit - $12.69

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I found a website called OpenSky, it sells variety of stuff (food, health, lifestyle, etc) that are sold by celebrities. I signed up, and got $10 store credits. A week later, they gave me extra $15 credit. Sweet!! I used the credit to buy a yoga racerback top, in BLUE for free. Yay!

Long story short, my item was out of stock, so in exchange, the seller sent me a top THREE size too small for me and in the color that I hate the most.
OpenSky customer service said that I could keep the wrong top and he refunded my $25 store credits, PLUS $15 credit to compensate my loss. O well, pretty good compensation.

The extra small top sorta fits, because it's very stretchy, but it's not hips-length and I have to mutilate the shelf-bra, since it's super small for my bust size. Too bad, the top actually is really nice. It's stretchy, soft, and it has anti-odor technology.

THRIV Skinny Racer in pink (Orig. $29) - FREE

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Purchased a couple of random things on Sephora, just to get the VIB freebies. Haha

SEPHORA Pop-Up Brush - $3
SEPHORA Angled Eyeliner Brush - $17
+ VIB Freebies + perfume samples

V.I.B. Hatbox contains the following 8 samples:
Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara (0.2 oz),
Stila Coconut Crush Lip & Cheek Stain (0.02 oz),
tokidoki Ciao Ciao Rollerball (0.07 oz),
Phyto Phytolisse Finishing Serum (0.16 oz),
NARS Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer Oil-Free (0.27 oz),
Brazilian Peel (one application)
Benefit fragrance "Ring My Bella"
and Philosophy Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-Aging Moisturizer (0.4 oz)

The email says "substitution may occur," so I ordered as soon as possible.
I got everything as shown on the email, except I've got a Benefit deluxe perfume sample "Ring My Bella" instead of Benefit primer "Stay Don't Stray."

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Got an email from Kohls about their Clearance sale, and extra 20% off code. Out of boredom, I checked out the sale. I ended up purchasing 8 items. Hahah...but I returned 4 of them though.

I got a knee-length skirt. I bought so many long boho skirts this season and no knee-length skirt. Love the scallops and embroidery details.

Apt. 9® Eyelet Crinkle Skirt - $11.26

Super cheap tee and comfy bermuda shorts!

SONOMA life + style® Scroll Tee - $3.58
ELLE™ Ruffle Twill Bermuda Shorts
- $10.24

I don't really like wearing knee-length leggings, but they are handy when I need to wear something underneath sheer dresses or tops that are long enough to worn as a dress.

SO® Heathered Capri Leggings - $6.07

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Looking for something to help my nail polish to dry faster, to prevent smudges and bubbles. From the reviews on Amazon, this Seche Vite is the best out there. I haven't had the time to try it out.

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat - $5.29

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I LOVE LOVE wool floppy hats!!

I wanted one for a couple of years (more or less), but I only could find this kind of hat at American Apparel, for $40! Ridiculous!!

Finally the 70's fashion is popular again, so these floppy hats are coming back again. JCPenney sells them in 4 colors for $20 online. ASOS also has been selling the wool floppy hat for $12, in my favorite color too!

ASOS 70s Floppy Felt Hat (Orig. $43.10) - $12.07

Yeah, I don't pull off this hat as good as J-Lo or the ASOS model, since my face is round, and my head is kinda big, but I still love how it looks one me. (^__^")

I also bought a gauze boho skirt. It has sort of mermaid-style cut. I love the style and the quality. I also love the smocked elastic band on the back of the skirt to provide custom fit.

VERO MODA Lace Trim Tiered Ankle Skirt (Orig. $55.16) - $17.24

Sunday, August 7, 2011

August'11 - Week 2

I purchased these ball of foot cushions after I read a recommendation on Soompi forum.

STILETTO HARDWARE Ball of Foot Cushions

They are thicker than Foot Petals and Dr Scholls, which is big plus for me!!
I haven't had the time to tried them out yet.

They come in 2 sizes, regular and petite. The petite one is for shoes with narrow footbed, this version can be used as heel cushion too.
The retail price for a pair is $7, not too bad. I bought them from, with code XXP to get 15% off, from


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I'm addicted to eyelash growth serum! I finished the Rapid Lash I bought a few months ago. That thing really works. I want to try a different brand, such as Envyderm. I almost bought it on Amazon for arouind $50. I coincidentally found a much much cheaper one on eBay, for $19!! I hope it's not a fake one LOL. The seller has 100% positive feedback though.

ENVYDERM Eyelash Growth Serum - $19 shipped

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I bought a coupon of $25 off of $50 worth beauty products from @ a few weeks ago. I never heard of this site before. The site is similar to

BUMBLE & BUMBLE Curl Conscious Reactivating Mist for All Curls - $29
DIOR Addict High Shine Lipstick in Model Brown - $26
Total after $25/$50 coupon - $35.95 shipped

I purchased my favorite Dior lipstick (discontinued) and a Bumble & Bumple hair mist for my permed hair.

I was so surprised when I found out Dior discontinued this lipstick. So sad. Many online stores don't carry this shade anymore, Luckily, that BeautyEncounter site still carries it.

I also needed a hair product to revive my permed in the morning. Water and curl lotion don't work well. I was going to get one of the cheaper $8-$16 hair products. I picked the pricey Bumble & Bumble since their stuff is great.

I was so surprised bottle's so huge. I have the B&B Really Thickening hair serum, value $27, the bottle is very tiny, only 3 inches high!

This B&B curling mist works really well. It smells pretty good too. I'm satisfied.

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I purchased a few things on with the $20 off of $40 coupon that my hubby got from his Kindle with Special Offers.

The backscrubber is pretty nice, really can scrub my whole back effectively. I don't like using one of those loofah-on-a-stick thing.

I haven't received the nail polish and the oil spray treatment yet.

I've never worn nude-colored nail polish, I hope I can pull it off.
Argan oil is getting popular these days. It's supposed to be good for skin and hair. So I want to try it out.

BUTTER LONDON - Yummy Mummy - $14
AGADIR Argan Oil Spray Treatment - $18.34
AQUIS Exfoliating Back Scrubber - $10
Total after $20/$40 coupon - $22.34 shipped