Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Missha's 40% off Everything (BB creams) for Thanksgiving 2010

$8.99 BB creams!

For those of you that wanted and didn't want to break the bank to try out BB creams, Missha will start their Thanksgiving sale with 40% off ALL PRODUCTS on Nov 25th till Nov 28th! This includes the oh so famous Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream that I've raved sooo much about! I still get waaaaaaaay too much attention about them on my old wordpress blog.

Also, I see they are currently doing a promotion on the Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream, they're only $8.99, but currently out of stock already. =(   I would have stocked up on them, though I still have another unopened full size one. =P  But it's such a good bargain! Haha. Be sure to check it out!

In addition, (haha so many deals!) if you never shopped from Misshaus.com before, you can sign up and receive a free item! Right now, they're giving away a free Papaya Foot Scrub. Sign up here. Be sure to add my email address mellie.closet@gmail.com as the Referer Email to give me a 5% coupon! ^_^  (Of course, you're not obligated to do so.)

Happy Turkey Day and happy shopping!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

OOTD - Outfit of the Day - Fall Work Apparel #5

Wanted to post this OOTD before this cute AE cardigan gets sold out.

AE Cropped Ruffle Cardigan $19.95
From the front


Back of the Ruffle Cardigan

  • AE Cropped Ruffle Cardigan - still on sale here . I actually got it at an AE Outlet store, plus it was 40% off clearance so I paid $11.96! Such a bargain! i love the color, its not really gray more like a blueish gray. Got it in XS and it's very soft. The ruffle details are just adorable ^_^
  • Banana Republic basic ribbed white tee - similar here
  • Black Straight Leg trousers
  • Franco Sarto Mary Jane Pumps - similar here . I call these my comfy old lady shoes that I usually leave at work. XD
Here's a coupon code for ae.com if you are interested! Thanks for reading~

Friday, November 19, 2010

Lanvin for H&M 2010

The Lanvin for H&M 2010 collection is here! Well almost =)  It'll be launching on Nov 20 in the United States at select H&M stores. Many of the NY H&M's are carrying the new line.

I'm not that crazy about the clothes but I definitely want to get my hands on these!

These lippies look so cute! And they would be selling for $9.95. But like their Garden collection, I can see people buying them and eBaying it for crazy prices. =(

Hopefully they'll still be available by the time I try to get my hands on them.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Swatches: Sephora, Creative, and Confetti Nail Polishes

Everybody's doing these fall nail of the days (NOTD) that I wanted to paint my nails with a fall color too! But I only have a limited collection of fall colors. Normally fall colors mean darker colors like your browns, blues, deep purples. No more french tips or pastels (which are the only colors I have). I managed to dig up some "fall" colors, but I hated how it looks on my hand! Haha, it makes my hands look old and wrinkly. =P

So just a quick review.

  • Sephora Collection  Lacquer Nail Polish (the mini bottles) in L12 - Figue
The bottle is so small! Barely fits on my 3 fingers
Sephora Collection Lacquer Nail Polish in L12 - Figue
Got this Sephora Collection Lacquer Nail Polish in L12 - Figue a long time ago. I was trying to push it over the $50 mark for free shipping. This was $3 when I bought it and sephora.com currently still carries it. Described as being a deep plum, but I don't really see any sign of the plum, its deep alright. I'll say its more like a cherry-wood color. Being such a small bottle, the brush was also really small, but the polish was easily spreadable and doesn't streak. I could have just did it with 1 coat and it would have been fine, but I wanted to do 2 to see how much the color stands out.

Kind of pricey for such a small bottle, but its a cute bottle so I'll give it that much. Haha. It works just as well as the Sephora Multi Action Nail Polishes that I love. So I'll probably buy it for it's cuteness, lol..
  • Creative Nail Design in #410 - Fedora
On my thumb and index finger
Creative Nail Design - #410 Fedora

Got this Creative Nail Design nail polish free from a beauty sample event. The smell of this polish was REALLY REALLY strong. I suggest you do your nails in private away from the men in your family who hates the smell of nail polish. This will definitely drive them nuts. =P  The brush was the standard Revlon nail polish. This polish was kind of streaky though. I definitely had to layer on a 2nd coat in order to make the color show.  I think these normally retail around $5. I won't be trying their other colors, I don't like that it streaks and I'm still a novice with nails.

How they look over all
Sooo overall, I dislike them both. Haha, makes my hand look so old! But between the two, I definitely like the Sephora Collection polish a lot more. It's in a nicer shade of deep cherry wood red. It looks really nice when I put my hands on my face. =P  because my face complexion is so pale, so I'll actually recommend to those who are paler than me (NC25 or lower).

  • Confetti Nail Polish in Heartthrob
Confetti Nail Polish in Heartthrob
Very shimmery nude pink
I got this Confetti nail polish on sale at CVS for $1, it wasn't that big of  a deal, they normally retail for $1.99. Haha. I normally would never go for these cheap drugstore brands. To me it's like buying 99 cents store quality and I would definitely NOT want something like this on my nail that can possibly harm my nails. But I saw Holly from Hollyannaree using it and she got a really nice color, so I wanted to give it a try. I got it in Heartthrob which is a shimmery nude beige pink. Very nice for work. I really loved this nail polish! The brush was nicely sized, the polish was SUPER runny. So even after 1 layer, I can go over the nail polish again to smooth out all the streaks. By the time I was done with one hand, the nails already dried 90%! After top and base coat, this did not chip or wear off much, just slightly around my nail bed as my nails grow extremely fast. I want to try the other colors now. =D

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cosme-de.com Online Coupon Code

A lot of people have been messaging me about cosme-de.com, recently received a coupon code for 10% off entire purchase from Nov 12 - 24, use coupon code THKXGIVING. Haha, and if you really expect to spend a lot, you can strive to be their top 5 spender during this period and get a discount code total of 10% of total purchases made.

cosme-de.com coupon code THKSGIVING

Their prices aren't exactly the best, but they are a good alternative for Asian brands and companies that have different lines in other countries. And don't forget, it's always free shipping and they ship out super fast! Check out my last order here. And they still have the O'slee promotion for the sleeping masks I bought.

Coupon Summary

  • $5 off $25 purchase for first time registrants (add mellie.closet@gmail.com as the referrer email!)
  • Free Shipping for ALL ORDERS.
  • 10% coupon code THKSGIVING from Nov 12-24, 2010.
  • Promotion sale ongoing.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Macy's & Sephora F&F Hauls Oct/Nov 2010

Crazy Crazy HAULS! Stupid sales that are constantly going on.. haha.. I blame them! =P

Macy's Lancome & Clinique Haul
First up, I have my Macy's haul of Lancôme and Clinique products. I ordered these on Gene Day (Oct 22, 2010) when every purchase of the Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate, $7 will be donated to the St. Judes Research by Lancôme. Also Clinique was still having its wonder gift with every $21.50 purchase.

The Macy's Bill

Total came out to be $120.31 after tax, not too bad considering all the things I got.

Very pretty packaging
Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate & Eye Concentrate

This special Lancôme Génifique Value set (sold out on macys.com and sephora.com now) contains the full size of both concentrate which retails for $137. Macy's was selling this set for $88 and Sephora had it for $100. I heard YouTube gurus fuzkittie and raeview raving about it and I really wanted to try it out. Most importantly, I recently noticed these lines under my eyes, not sure if it's really from lack of sleep or my biological age kicking in. =(   I tested the eye cream at the Lancôme counter and really like the smooth mousse like texture. Hopefully it works out!

Clinique with freebies. Haha, I only paid for 1 thing in this picture.
I ordered the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion 4.2 oz. I got the one without the pump, I don't really see the point of spending another $1.50 just to get a pump that I wouldn't use by the end of the bottle. This purchase was really a splurge to get the gift set! Haha XD  I sound so retarded. But it was true, nevertheless. I needed to make a $100 purchase so splurge + free gift it is! I've used this lotion from the sample sizes in my other Clinique gift sets. I normally use this as a hand lotion, so I can justify this purchase by leaving this bottle at work.

And now for all the great freebies!
This Berries Eyeshadow Trio looks so pretty!
I really wanted this eyeshadow trio the most from the gift set! Isn't the berry pink colors beautiful? So soft and elegant. Plus I love how they have all the numbers on the brushes and applicators to let you know what you should do with each. There was an instruction card too.
Freebie #2 Clinique repairwear laser focus wrinkle & UV corrector
 Got this as freebie deluxe sample with any Clinique purchase, didn't try it out yet, but it's a decent size.

Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate 7 Day Sample
This 7 day pack was part of the purchase. But on Oct 22, 2010, they were giving these out at the Lancôme counters. Got a total of 3 packs of these. There are 7 little packets in each. Very very decent size packets with a lot of product. Not going to put the packet sizes here, they don't make sense. Lol.. because according to the package sizes, this 7 day sample can fill a full size bottle of the Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate >.<  makes no sense at all.

Macy's Free Goody Bag
I was surprised to find this goody bag with my order. Haha, I guess Macy's is trying to be like Sephora and Ulta and give out freebie samples too. The ziplock bag's cute though. The crazy random things that I like.XD 

Now to my Sephora F&F Hauls. Yes hauls with the "s" because I made 3 different orders! Probably getting another during the VIB sale... sigh...

Sephora F&F Oct 2010 Haul # 1
Only got 1 item during this haul, I've been eying the Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit sets for a while. I controlled myself till the F&F sale. =)
Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit ($159 Value) for $65
Ingredients for the Flawless Face Kit
Got the tinted moisturizer set in Nude. Comes with a 3/4 size of foundation primer and their tinted moisturizer. Includes 2 brushes and powder puffs. Also comes with the full size Undercover Pot. The Undercover Pot has both the famous LM concealers and camouflage. I'm really loving the camouflage right now, very creamy, but the concealer is very dry.

Now for Sephora F&F Haul #2. Got this very close to the end of the sale, I wanted to see what they were going to add to their Sale section.

Sephora F&F Haul #2
Sephora F&F Haul #2 Bill
Made a purchase just slightly over $50 to get my free shipping and 3 samples. =)
NARS Blush in Sex Appeal
I purchased my first NARS blush! Got it in Sex Appeal versus the cult favorite Orgasm. It's a very pretty pale peach! Gives off just the slightest hint of color. Definitely love, but it's not as pigmented as my Rock & Republic blushes.

Stila Make An Impression In Moscow Travel Palette $10 ($65 value)
Also bought the Stila Make An Impression In Moscow Travel Palette for $10! This is part of the 5 travel sets that Stila has been coming out with on a monthly basis. I saw an actual picture of this on Luuux and was immediately in loved! The colors are so soft and pretty. The blush/lip color is very creamy. Love the colors.

Smashbox Instant Eyes Shadow & Liner Palette $15 ($67 value)
Also got this Smashbox Instant Eyes Shadow & Liner Palette for $15. It was Sephora's weekly special and still available. I never tried a cream liner and wanted to give it a try. The eyeshadows aren't pigmented at all. All they have are shimmers, but that doesn't bother me because I don't like shadows with color anyway. =)

Also the other weekly special, Perricone MD Cold Plasma Face and Eye for $15 (a $61 value). These were really really small. You can probably see how small they are compared to my NARS blush. I just wanted to give this a try, more like paying $15 for a deluxe sample size. =T

Now for my last Sephora F&F Haul (haul #3). I submitted my order at 11:50PM EST on the last day of the sale. Haha, splurging way too much. =P

Sephora F&F Haul #3
Sad thing is I loved the Stila Make An Impression In Moscow Travel Palette so much, I decided to get a backup! These are limited edition so I rather pay the $8 (after F&F discount) now than regret not having it anymore. In fact I liked it so much I bought the Stila No. 1: Road to Radiance - Across the USA - Collectible Travel Palette too. It has very pretty pinks, the other palettes are more ehhh.

Also bought First Aid Beauty Be Fabulous Kit for $35 ($70 Value). I wanted to try the moisturizer since my hands has been so dry and it even started cracking. I hate this time of the year. XP

Sephora was having a sale on the NARS eyeshadow duo, so I got another NARS product! They are full size products and I got it in the color Wicked for $10. The colors aren't as flattering as I had thought. The greens are actually very very pale. But I'll swatch it next time. I think Sephora will keep it on their site for a while.

Okay now what to get with my VIB discount? Haha, if you are a VIB at Sephora, you can use VIB20 to get 20% off your purchase from now till Nov 15.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

OOTD - Outfit of the Day - Fall Work Apparel #4

Ah.. I wish I had just as big a mirror at home so I can do my casual OOTD. Took me forever to put this together this morning.. lol =X almost got really late to work. It's getting colder and colder now, but not cold enough for me to bring out the winter winter stuff.

Side View
  • Guess Plain Black Top
  • Forever 21 A-line Skirt
  • Gap Knit Leggings
  • Forever 21 Brown Weave Belt - similar here
  • Kenneth Cole Ankle Boots
  • Scarf from Necessary Clothing

Friday, November 5, 2010

OOTD - Outfit of the Day - Fall Work Apparel #3

Haha, I loved the outfit I put together today but didn't have the time to snap a picture of myself during the day, so I snapped it in the office bathroom again. ^_^ good thing nobody came in.

  • American Eagle Cardigan
  • H&M White Tank Top
  • Gap Tulip Wrap Skirt (the only problem with this skirt is the slit is in the middle. I had to be very cautious about taking big steps, similar here)
  • White Mountain Stinger Boots (available here for $59.95) - I got these boots last year and I love them! So comfy and stylish to walk in. I can wear these shopping all day long.
  • Gap Gray Trench coat - got it at the Gap outlet for like $30 =) different color here
  • Bag from those Japanese/Korean online websites, I don't remember where I got it.

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