Saturday, October 15, 2011

October'11 - Week 1 & 2


I didn't have the time to update last week, so I'm combining purchases from the Week 1 and Week 2 together. :-P


LastCall offered 40% off of one item 2 weeks ago. So I browsed around the site to see if I wanted to get anything.
I came across some poncho tunics. I had been looking for a decent hips-length poncho tunic! Many poncho tunics I'd seen in the past were always too sheer and too short or waist-length. They have the poncho tunics in 2 different color combinations. I only wanted to get one, because it's a pretty pricey top, but I couldn't decide which one to get, so I bought both of them and decided which one to keep later.


CIELO Colorblock Tunic - $34.81 shipped each (Orig. $88 Sale $59)


Of course it didn't end well, ... after I tried on both of them, I decided to keep both of them! LOL I'm so bad.   O well!! I don't shop clothes as often as I used to these past few weeks.

I love the material, soft jersey and not sheer. The armpit hole is not huge, so my bra is not exposed.

 



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 Got a few things from Walgreens website, they had $10 off of $40 promotion. Beside some household stuff, I got a couple of Yes To  products -- Buy One Get One 50% off.


YES TO CARROTS Nourishing Rich Moisture Day Cream - $14.99

In the past, I bought the Yes To Carrots face cleanser. It's a decent face cleanser, I like it.
This moisturizer, it sucks! It feels waxy, it doesn't moisturize well, it just doesn't feel great on my skin. It smells sweet like candies.

YES TO BLUEBLERRIES Smoothing Daily Cleanser - $4.99 (Orig. $9.99)
  

The Yes To Blueberries cleanser is worse. It's very watery, and it doesn't remove makeup very well. When I applied toner on my face with a cotton ball, the cotton ball was dirty.

I returned both of them to Walgreens and bought the Garnier cleanser below.
It's better and cheaper. It doesn't irritate my skin, it removes makeup very well, and my skin feels fresh after .

GARNIER Skin Renew The Ultimate Cleanser for Skin - $5.99





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Then in the same week I also bought this Avalon Organics face cleanser. It's one of my all time favorite cleansers.  

Somehow, I accumulated around $20 something worth of credit from that site, I have no idea how their reward program works. So when I purchased this cleaner, I only paid for the shipping fee. Good deal!!

AVALON ORGANICS Vit C Refreshing Cleansing Gel - $2.40 shipped (Orig. $6.40)



I also grabbed a freebie,  a full size dental floss !

DESERT ESSENCE Dental Tape - Tea Tree Oil - FREE (Orig. $2.53)

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Last week, Rue La La had a big sale. So many cheap clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories! But, I tried to hold myself back, must save money for my one-week vacation next month. 
I only bought a pair of super cheap sandals from Born. Born is an awesome brand, their shoes are stylish and comfortable.

I lovvveee these sandals !! Unique straps design, and they are very comfortable, very thick cushions!

BORN Crown "Annette" - $15.90 shipped (Orig. $120)
 

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 Bloomingdales had 20% off Friends & Family sale last week, and free shipping too! 

I bought a Bloomingdale's X'mas ornament!  I sort of collect cute X'mas ornaments.

This ornament is pretty heavy, it weighs 7 ounce! 
It's made of stone, not cheap plastic. The globe is made of a real glass, and inside contains water and snow specks just like a real snow globe. Overall it's pretty though, not bad for $12.
One thing I don't like about the ornament, I wish the mouse faced the opposite way, or positioned differently. When the nutcracker is facing forward, I cannot see the mouse, it's hidden.

BLOOMINGDALE'S Nutcracker Little Brown Bag Ornament - $12 shipped (Orig. $15)

Monday, October 3, 2011

September'11 - Week 4


This week main issue is HAIR.

I shed a lot of hair. Yes, yes, human sheds 100 strands of hair everyday, but my hair is thin, so every strand is important to me! 
I'm sick of picking out strays off my shoulders, my arm, my hubby's shirt, etc. I'm sick of looking at my hair all over the floor, and vacuuming them frequently. 
I'm surprised I don't have bald patches yet.

I browsed online for hair treatment product that can strengthen hair roots. I don't want hair growth stimulator, since I don't want to cut my hair often. 
I found one that's promising, it's made of bamboo, but it costs like $120, yikes!

I purchased this Alterna hair treatment on Amazon website. There are only 3 reviews, but the price is good and the brand is good. So I'm willing to try.  So far so good.

ALTERNA Life Solutions Volume Restore Scalp & Follicle Treatment - $24.50

LIFE SOLUTIONS Volume Restore Scalp & Follicle Serum, a super-charged, leave-in treatment for thinning hair. Promotes thicker, healthier looking hair. UVA/UVB protectants guard against sun damage and color fade.For best results, use daily.
LIFE Restore is the first comprehensive scalp and follicle restoring treatment program designed to promote fuller, healthier-looking hair.
Made in USA

I originally only purchased one bottle. It didn't come on time, so I complained to Amazon, and they declared my package lost, and shipped another one the next day with complimentary one-day shipping. They also said if the first one arrived, I could keep it. 

Both of them arrived on the same day.  Yay got a freebie.  LOL
Amazon has such great customer service. My email was replied within a couple of hours.

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REWIND Jeggings - $18.89


I received a 30% off Kohls coupon in the mail and a $10 coupon for switching from paper statement to e-statement. Yay!
So, hubby and I went to the store last week after work. He didn't get anything. I purchased a pair of jeggings with the coupons. The jeggings have fake pockets, no zippers,  and one button closure. I'm going to wear these fit boots a lot!