Friday, December 2, 2011

Pretty City - Gift of Beauty Event

Pretty City - Gift of Beauty
NYC PrettyCity is hosting a beauty event with American Laser Skincare on Dec 12-15. By donating a toy to charity, American Laser Skincare will offer you one free beauty treatment. If you sign up for this event, you'll also receive a free goodie bag.

Click here to rsvp now!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Missha's Holiday Shopping Event - $15-$20 off $40 purchase

For those of you that stumble on my blog for Missha BB creams, is currently hosting a Holiday Shopping Event.

All new and existing users are entitled to a minimum of $15 off every $40 purchase ($20 if you're their VIP)!

Sign up here. Be sure to add my email address as the Referer Email to give me a 10% coupon! ^_^  (Of course, you're not obligated to do so.) New accounts will also be entitled to a BB Cream deluxe sampler set! Free shipping for all orders over $40 as always.

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

$25 for $50 to spend on

Here's another deal from Plumdistrict, you can buy a $50 voucher to spend on for just $25!

Check it out now.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall Fashion Work Outfits

Well it's been a while since I've uploaded OOTD's, here's a few that I've been putting together for my Fall Work Fashion.

Playing with Scarves 
Fall is the perfect time to be playing around with scarves. It's one of the main staples in my wardrobe. I think it's the best accessory to dress up any outfit.

  • Classic V-neck Gray Sweater
  • Banana Republic Wide Leg Pants
  • H&M Floral Scarf
  • Naturalizer Navy Blue Pumps
Cardigans and Skinny Belts
The weather might be getting cooler but it's not the time for jackets and coats but you can warm up with cardigans. Pair it with skinny belts to dress it up or wear it alone for a more casual look.
Local Jewelry Boutique Filigree Earrings
  • American Eagle Boyfriend Cardigan
  • Express Cowlneck Sheath Dress
  • Naturalizer Navy Blue Pumps
  • Simple Skinny Black Belt
White A-line Dress
This was my birthday outfit. I love the dress, it's a the perfect length for work. The bead necklace is actually attached to the dress. I added the belt because A-line dresses remind me of maternity clothing. =P
  • Victoria's Secret Ruched Cardigan
  • White Beaded Chiffon Dress
  • Steve Madden Kortship Flats in Natural
  • H&M Wide Hook Belt
Work Chic and Wide Leg Trousers
Work chic outfits, no problem just wearing a slim fitting t-shirt. I think skinny pants will still be great for the fall season, but its alter ego, the wide leg pants, offer a warmer alternative.

  • Classic Slim V-neck T-shirt
  • Banana Republic Wide Leg Trousers
  • H&M Floral Spring Scarf
Blazer Chic
If you walk into any clothing store nowadays, there's nothing but blazers! H&M is currently offering some really nice and reasonably prices ones too. The elbow patches bring back the 70s look. =)

  •  H&M Elbow Patch Blazer
  • Banana Republic Ruched Collar Shirt
  • Classic Skinny Gray Belt
  • Express Columnist Skinny Pants
  • Madden Girl Pumps
Large Gold Tote
Fall is orange and red season! Gold is also a nice accent color. I just got this Rebecca Minkoff Je'taime Cherish Tote. Super soft leather! I can't wait to check out more of her bags.
  •  Rebecca Minkoff Je'taime Cherish Tote
  • Banana Republic Seamless Tank
  • Express Lightweight Cardigan
  • H&M Blue Skinny Belt
  • Gap Skinny Trouser Pants
  • Steve Madden Kortship Flats in Natural
And that's it for my OOTD's. Let me know what you think!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Haul July 2011

July marks the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and with that a bunch of Nordstrom Exclusive beauty must haves! Meaning you won't be able to find certain colors and sets anywhere else but at Nordstrom (just to justify my shopping habit. =)  Here's what I've hauled XD
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2011 Beauty Haul
All this was a total of $223.78 including tax! I probably wouldn't have even attempted to spend so much if it weren't for the $8 shipping cost, so I made a $200 purchase to get free shipping. XD sigh... shopaholic, I know. Thank goodness Nordstrom now offer FREE SHIPPING & FREE RETURNS for ALL purchases! (ok, maybe that's not a good thing for my wallet either, haha)

Possibly the most worthy item and biggest fail item I got from this haul was the Estée Lauder 'Double Wear' Makeup Lesson Set which is a $105 retail value for $37.50. 
Estée Lauder 'Double Wear' Makeup Lesson Set
Comes with a full size Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 (1 oz.) and deluxe size Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer SPF 10 (0.06 oz.), a full size Spotlight Skin Tone Perfector (1 oz.) (primer) and a Foundation brush. But the failure on my part was that I got so excited seeing this set that I didn't realize I got the wrong color!!!! >_____<  And since there's no Nordstrom near me, I can't do anything about it.
Estée Lauder Gift With Purchase
The best part might have been that there was a gift with purchase with this Estée Lauder purchase. Comes with a blush palette with perfect fall colors cool pinks and corals and bright berry lipstick and lip gloss. Swatches later when I finally decide to use it. Am not a fan of the snakeskin/reptile skin cosmetic pouch (but hey it's free) so I might put that up for sale on my eBay account.

Lancôme 'Définicils Precious Cells' Mascara Set (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Next was the Lancôme 'Définicils Precious Cells' Mascara Set (Nordstrom Exclusive) which retails for $88 but was sold at $39.60 at Nordstrom.  This set includes a full size Définicils Precious Cells Mascara, Le Crayon Khol Eyeliner in Black Ebony, and Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara base.

Color Design Sensational Effects Eyeshadow Smooth Hold in Filigree
Also included in this set is a beautiful eyeshadow in Filigree and deluxe sample size of the Bifacil Eye Makeup Remover. The eyeshadow's a great neutral color with a hint of shimmer to brighten up the eye.

And of course Lancome purchase also came with a gift with purchase! The tote I'm probably going to put up on eBay as well, but the eyeshadow is so pretty!

Lancome Gift With Purchase
Lancome Sensational Effects Eye Shadow
Lancome Sensational Effects Eye Shadow - Color Codes
Beautiful eye shadow colors! I think the shimmery white and silver will work best for elegant looks. If you look carefully, the black also has silver shimmers in it. =)

Next up, the biggest splurge of makeup I've ever done: Dior 'Fall Ready-to-Wear' Palette.

Dior 'Fall Ready-to-Wear' Palette
Dior 'Fall Ready-to-Wear' Palette - Comes in a beautiful velvet pouch
Dior 'Fall Ready-to-Wear' Palette - the beautiful packaging
Dior 'Fall Ready-to-Wear' Palette - individual brushes
Dior 'Fall Ready-to-Wear' Palette - SUCH BEAUTIFUL SHADES
The palette is so beautiful. It is definitely a luxury item, with its velvet pouch, sleek dark blue packaging, individually wrapped brushes... ahhh... so beautiful!! Haha, I can't stop gawking at it. The colors are very neutral with earthy browns and pale pinks. I've been looking at reviews for this palette, most complaints are on the face that the lip glosses are so close to the shadows and blush. I can see why it would a little unsanitary, I guess I'll have to watch out for it. =)  It's still too pretty for me to swatch.

M.A.C. Purchase

M.A.C. Semi Precious Mineralize Blush - Warmth of Coral, Select Sheer/Pressed Powder NC25, Surf Baby Lipglass in Strange Potion

Picked up some of M.A.C.'s limited edition collections. The lipglass in Strange Potion is part of the Surf Baby collection and was also part of the Villians collection that came out earlier. A coral peach color with gold shimmers.  I wanted to get a pressed powder that I can carry around with me so I ordered the M.A.C. Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC25. Very finely milled but I'm not sure how much I like it yet.

M.A.C's Semi Precious Mineralize Blush in Warmth of Coral and My Highland Honey
My favorite item from this haul must be M.A.C's Semi Precious Mineralize Blush in Warmth of Coral. It's the most flattering coral peach color with just a hint of bronze shimmer for a natural glowy flush. Here I compared it with the My Highland Honey blush.

Evian Facial Water Spray Set
Nordstrom brought this Evian Facial Water Spray Set back during their semi annual sale. It's $15 for a $27 value set. Comes with 2 travel ones that usually sell for $14 at Sephora. These water spray bottles sprays out a very light mist that feels really hydrating. It doesn't mess up my makeup, but these are definitely not very good a setting makeup. Is it worth $15 to get water in a spray bottle? Probably not, but I don't think there's any refillable spray bottles that you can find that can spray out as nice of a mist.

That's it for my haul post! A very long long post that is way overdue!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sephora Beauty Haul July 2011

And hauling I continue.There's been a lot of cool gifts and sales that Sephora was offering this month.

Sephora was giving out a Make Up For Ever deluxe sample set to their VIBs (use code MUSTHAVE) so I made a purchase online right away just to claim this gift. XP

Sephora Haul July 2011
This was definitely just a splurge haul, but I saw the new Stila Travel Palettes in Haute in the Hamptons ($14 for $60 value) and was really tempted.

Stila Haute in the Hamptons Travel Palette
Stila Haute in the Hamptons (Left) and Make an Impression in Moscow (Right)
Stila Haute in the Hamptons (Left) and Make an Impression in Moscow (Right)
I got the Make an Impression in Moscow palette last year and LOVED it. The colors were so pretty and Haute in the Hamptons were very similar. The new travel palettes now come with a powder blush (instead of the cream blushes like last year, thumbs up for me) and a bronzer. The size of the new eyeshadows also look like they are bigger. The new palettes has a smaller mirror but has how-to tips right in the palette so that is a plus for me newbies. ^_^

Caudalie Vinoperfect Beauty on Board Travel Set
Since I got the Best of Caudalie VIB 500 point perk from Sephora last month, I got convinced that Caudalie is a really good brand, so when I saw this Caudalie Vinoperfect Beauty on Board Travel Set, I got it right away. A nice cute set that comes with makeup remover, shower gel, lotion and shampoo. Also a sample size of the Pulpe Vitaminee Anti-Wrinkle Fluid.

Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 30
Next I got this Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 30 because it was a special deal from Sephora, retails for $30 but on sale for $12. This sounded like such a great product! A mineral sunscreen that you don't have to make sure you put on way before sun exposure. I can't speak much for the product, because I returned this to Sephora almost right away. The packaging for this was horrible! >.<  You see where it says, To Close, Pull Here. I was being very gentle and only slight tugging it, when it didn't budge, I pulled a little harder and the whole bottom cap fell off along with all the mineral sunscreen! It was a horrible mess. When I returned it, the cashier was telling me that he uses it all the time and never had a problem. So he took another one and showed me how to close the brush, it look like it worked, but I gave up on retrying, maybe next time.

I also bought the Harajuku Lovers Pencil Case which was $5. I wanted something to hold my brushes when I travel. And I got the Sephora atomizer for $6 to carry in my purse when traveling.

Josie Maran 500 point perk
Josie Maran 500 point perk - What's in the box?
Last but not least, Sephora introduced another highly raved 500 point perk - the Josie Maran Sample Set. Includes a lip gloss, mascara, and the popular Argan oil serums and cleansers. Says on the box that this set has a $45 value. Check out your local store while supplies last!

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