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Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I hope you guys had a very merry Christmas if you celebrate, mine was pretty good. it was very laid back, all I did was eat dim sum with my family in the morning, opened some presents, then went to my boyfriend's house to exchange gifts and hang out with his friends/family for awhile.

here's some random pictures of the weekend! note: I only brought home 2 pairs of boots from my dorm sooooo if I do any more outfit posts, you'll probably see these boots again lol.

 $1 top from thrift store, black leggings from Target, $7 pale pink scarf from H&M, $7 black open cardigan from H&M, $25 boots from gojane.com

 most of my presents for my friends/family. I just recycled paper shopping bags since they do the job perfectly and they've been sitting around in my room waiting to be used for a longgg time. I just bought some tissue paper, ribbon, and to/from tags from the dollar store to make it look more festive.
 shopping on Christmas Eve because my mother insisted I drive her. 
$1 sweater from the thrift store, $9 "Nordic Treasures" necklace from JewelMint, $9 black jeggings from PacSun, $25 boots from gojane.com

 a present I received from my family that I've alwayyyyys wanted, a lomography camera! as some of you guys know, I'm really into photography. I used to be really active on flickr but not so much lately because of school and such. this is a film camera that is cute and usable. I've had my family's actual vintage cameras but after awhile parts get damaged and they're hard to fix so I'm happy to have a new one.

my boyfriend and I started dating when we were 14/15 and we used to make mixed CDs for each other because we had no money. now that we're 18/19 (I'm 6 months older lol), we finally have the money to buy each other nice presents. it's not the presents that count but I love being able to buy him what he really wants and needs. this^ is what he got me this year. I picked out the HCO jeans and Sigma brushes but the Juicy bag and Tiffany's bracelet was all him (so proud).

anyways, I had a really awesome Christmas. I loved being able to give my family and friends presents and I especially loved reflecting on what a wonderful year I've had. I know that usually happens on New Years but I couldn't help but get a head start. I thank each and every one of you for all the support and love you've shown me this past year! I honestly did not believe YouTube would be so big to me. I did not in a million years think I'd get over 100 subscribers and now I'm x10 times that. So amazing. Thank you guys and I hope you have an incredible rest of 2011!



Monday, December 19, 2011

For Sale Post #2 - 12/19/11

 For Sale Post #2

Please note:
1. I do not accept returns 
2. if you purchase more than one item, I do my best to combine shipping costs for you
2. I accept Paypal
3. to see all that I have for sale, please click here
3. Please send an email to ntcatherine@gmail.com if you are interested in buying something. also feel free to ask any questions you have before buying.
 Bullhead (PacSun) "Hermosa" Super Skinny Jeans
worn several times - size 1 regular (true to size)
$9 + $5 shipping

Bright Pattern Skirt from Nordstrom Rack 
worn once - size small
$5 + $2.50 shipping

BDG (Urban Outfitters) Skinny Cigarette Jeans
seriously my favorite pair ever but they've always fit a little too tight on me so I am selling :(
in excellent condition, these jeans last forever - size 24 (fits like 0)
$13 + $5 shipping
click here for an additional picture


Black Chiffon Grommet Tiered Miniskirt from H&M
worn once - size 2 (like xsmall/small)
$5 + $3 shipping

Forever 21 Acid Wash Ish Jeans
worn once - size 25 (fits like 0)
$9 + $5 shipping

For Sale Post #1 - 12/19/11

the first of several/many? "for sale" posts I'll be doing throughout this next year. I can only really do them when I'm at home because at my dorm I don't have the clothes I'm selling. 
Please note:
1. I do not accept returns 
2. if you purchase more than one item, I do my best to combine shipping costs for you
2. I accept Paypal
3. to see all that I have for sale, please click here
3. Please send an email to ntcatherine@gmail.com if you are interested in buying something. also feel free to ask any questions you have before buying.
Thanks!


 Charlotte Russe Bird Shirt/Tunic 
only worn twice - size L
$6 + $4 shipping
click here for an additional picture

 H&M Long Navy Sweater
never worn - size XS (fits loose)
$8 + $5 shipping

 Hollister "Pollution Sucks" Whale V-Neck 
worn once - size small
$5 + $2.50 shipping

 Aeropostale Plaid Ruffle Shirt Dress
worn several times - sz M
$5 + $3.50 shipping

 Papaya Sweater V-Neck Dress
worn 3 times, has pockets & tab sleeves - size small
$4 + $4 shipping

 Dark Chambray Tunic (Miley Cyrus brand)
worn once -  fits like size small
$4 + $4 shipping
Kirra (PacSun) Navy/White Polka Dot Pocket Tank
worn once - size large
$5 + $2.50 shipping

O'Neil Pale Pink Lace/Swiss Dot Top
brand new w/ tags - size small
$5 + $3 shipping

Mossimo (Target) Floral Button Up
never worn - size medium
$4 + $3 shipping

Sunday, December 11, 2011

grandpa sweater - OOTD

Hey guys!
I totally discovered this sweater while looking through my mom's closet. it's my dad's old sweater that shrunk so much he couldn't wear it anymore. thankfully, I happen to love chunky sweaters so this one didn't have to go to waste. 



black beret - $5 Ross
sweater - mom's closet
deco bolo necklace - $10 JewelMint
vintage whistle necklace - $3 thrift store
aeropostale jeggings - $4.50 Crossroad Trading Co.
desert boots - $8 Target

Sale Alert! Essie Nail Polishes + Drugstore Makeup

Hey Guys!
I stopped by Rite Aid earlier today and saw that they had a clearance container of stuff which included $3 Maybelline lipsticks, $2 L'oreal Hip eyeshadow duos, other random stuff, anddd $4 Essie nail polishes!

I know Essie's really popular and I rareeeely ever see any sales on them. the colors I saw were from this summer's line so they're pretty recent. I bought 4 and they had about 3 other colors but I decided 4 was enough and a couple of them were pretty similar.



Super Basa Nova, Smooth Sailing, Meet me at Sunset, Absolutely Shore


Walgreens also had clearances on things like Maybelline lip stains and cream blushes, L'oreal lipsticks, Rimmel lipsticks and lip glosses, Wet N Wild lip glosses and eyeshadows, etc, etc.

so if you're looking for drugstore makeup now is definitely the time! :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

blog sale?

hey guys!
so I've gotten a couple youtube messages, formspring questions, and blog comments asking me if/when I'll post stuff up for sale.

would you guys actually be interested in purchasing some items from me?

as you may know... I like to shop and I live in a tiny space so my closet could definitely stand to shrink. and I buy all my stuff for cheap so if I sold it, it'd be cheap to buy.

I sold stuff on a MySpace account for about 6 months then eBay for another 6 months but eBay takes a good % of money from me so it'd be awesome if I could sell on my blog.

just let me know in a comment if you would be interested. thanks guys! :)

EDIT: I ship my stuff through USPS and charge by weight so shipping costs are at a minimum. a shirt for example would be $2.50ish to ship, jeans are heavier so they'll be around $5, etc. the only things that cost a lot to ship are jackets and shoes since they're heavier but I might not even bother posting those up. the post office does have flat-rate shipping so if you buy more than one item, I can probably save you on shipping by putting it into a flat-rate envelope/box.

also, as a commenter pointed out, I wear stuff in all sizes so there's a good variety in what I sell. I think it's just because some things I like to have a looser fit so I wear up to XL stuff heh.

Monday, December 5, 2011

weekend summary

I have finals this week and next soooo... my life is pretty much nonexistent until I'm all done with them. in the meantime here's a quick post about my weekend.

I mostly did Christmas shopping and ended up getting some reaaaally awesome stuff for my boyfriend this year. I also got my mom, aunt, and baby cousin some stuff. 

my roommates and I hit up Urban Outfitters and bought so much stuff (for others!) that we reached the "ginormous shopping bag level" -___- 


then we got a little dressed up to go out...  and we have barely any pictures on an actual camera (not cell) so we spent so time taking them on my camera. teeheeee.



and this pic's not from this weekend but it shows our weekly routine of eating pho with my boyfriend because he can eat bowls upon bowls of it! I get tired of it since I ate it so much growing up but he loves it so much I can't deny him his pho hahah.

hope you guys had a great weekend as well!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Haul Preview!

WOW Black Friday was pretty crazy this year, mostly because it started so early that I pulled an all-nighter and now my sleep schedule is so messed up! 

anyways, lots of amazing deals this year. I unfortunately left my DSLR at my dorm so I can't film the haul until tomorrow when I go back. in the meantime here's a picture of most of the stuff I got (sorry it's not laid out very nicely, I was trying to get the picture before my mom walked in and analyzed everything I bought lmaooo)

AND just so everyone knows... I'm not bragging at all because I got all this stuff for around $200! I always save up for black friday between the money I earned while working and from my birthday money so this is in nooooo way how much I spend in a day on a normal basis.

just showing how for $200 I got 3 pairs of shoes, 2 bags, 1 peacoat, 4 dresses, etc., etc. I ALSO got a Kodak waterproof digital camera for free since I lined up at Old Navy. the only thing I missed out on was electronics but the line at those places were soooo long I decided to skip them.

so I'll film it tomorrow and if you guys got some good deals let me know too!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

NYX Round Lipstick Review & Swatches - Heredes, Decadent, Snow White

Before I bought these beauties, I look online for swatches/reviews and didn't find many so I thought I'd upload my thoughts on these now that I've used them!

These are the NYX Round Lipsticks and I got them off Cherry Culture's website for $2.



I'm not sure if they changed the formula of these but I remember a lot of them were really frosty. These ones however have zero shimmer/frost, they're just very creamy. 

Pros:
  • Creamy formula
  • Gorgeous colors (huge variety as well, literally 100+ shades)
  • Cheap ($2) 
  • Hydrating, not chalky
  • Easy to apply

    Cons:
    • Takes awhile to settle/dry due to its creaminess. Can be a con because it smears easily for the first 20 mins or so that it's on. I blow my nose a lot so it can be a problem! A lipliner does cut down on the time however but not by much.
    • Hard to locate all the colors in stores. Ulta is the main place where Nyx is sold and they rarely have all the colors.


    Overall:

    A-

    For only $2 and with such a great selection of colors, I think these lipsticks are awesome. I just think they're a little too creamy since it takes forever to settle on my lips even with a lipliner. It lasts a decent amount, the same as my Revlon lipsticks. I'd say it lasts about several hours so it's not that long-lasting but reapplication isn't a hassle for me. Definitely recommend these!

    Monday, November 21, 2011

    Black Friday 2011 Sales!

    As requested... here's the relevant BF sales I've found. obviously there's a lot more but I focused more on clothes/makeup since that's generally what my blog/yt channel is about. also, many stores haven't released their info yet.

    • Urban Outfitters - 50% off sale until 10am at participating locations (you can look it up online). online: free shipping no minimum/no code & 10% off all orders with code "party".
    • H&M - first 100 people in line get scratch cards with values up to $300 & deals in stores like $5 dresses and they're actually pretty!
    • Old Navy - so many deals! there's a coupon for $10 off $50 on Thanksgiving but most of the deals are on Friday like a free digital camera bundle w/ $40 purchase (limited supply) and lots of stuff marked down. you can click here to see: http://www.gobblepalooza.com
    • Charlotte Russe - they'll be handing out scratch cards and you can get either $5 off, free bracelet, or free panty when you spend $35+
    • JCPenney - doorbuster starting at 4am: 60% off a LOT of stuff like bags, clothes, shoes. judging from the ad they're pretty cute. you can check out their ad on their website.
    • Love Culture - Buy 1 get 1 free event, 40% off sale, gift w/ $50 purchase
    • Forever 21- currently has a huge "pre-black friday" clearance online. they haven't released info for in stores yet... but I'll edit this post when they do. usually they just have markdowns on their "style deals" items.
    • Kohl's - $15 Kohl's cash for every $50 spent (unlimited) which is the most I've ever seen! & deals like 10% off all fine fragrances, 15-20% off all fragrance sets,
    • Aeropostale - everything 50% off on BF only & $12 hoodies in stores. currently 50% off everything online excluding clearance & fragrance. 
    • Macy's - $10 off $25 coupon, should have been sent home, not sure if you can print online. lots of deals on name brands and a LOT of deals on fragrances & sets. you can google their ad. 
    • Target - $12 moccasins (they're cute! I've been waiting for them to go on sale), $10 ELF 144 color eyeshadow palette (normally $15), and $15 select ipods!
    UPDATE 11/23/11
    • Ulta - click here for BF ad
    • Sephora - click here for BF deals
    • Payless Shoes - 50% off select styles & $10 off $50 w/ code 62507 or google coupon to print for in-store use. 
    • ASOS - doesn't seem to be part of BF but 20% off everything except mark downs w/ code HOT20
    • Bath & Body Works - buy 3 get 3 free on their signature line plus other sales. check their FB page in the afternoon for a special sale. awesome idea since the mornings are so packed.
    • H&M update - first 100 people in line get scratch cards with values up to $300 
    • Aeropostale update - 50% off everything in store 
    • PacSun - buy 1 get 1 50% off almost everything in store + deals
    • Rue 21  - buy 1 get 1 50% off everything in store (except on the special deals) + special deals like buy 1 get 1 free boots
    • Express - starts 11/24: 40% off entire store
    • American Eagle/Aerie - through Thursday: free shipping + 40% entire purchase w/ code 7242983172
    ahh! I'm so excited. my boyfriend and I already have our plan =P
    I'll update this as I find more!

    Friday, November 11, 2011

    Current Sales!

    There's actually some really good sales going on now. I LOVE sales ON clearances and there's quite a few!

    • Forever 21 - Buy 1 get 1 free all clearance online & in stores for a couple more days. 11% off reg-price items ONLINE only, only today.
    • American Eagle/Aerie - 40% off all clearance in stores, 40% off all bras in store and online. 
    • Charlotte Russe - 40% off all clearance in stores. Text "BFF" to 78953 for a random savings. I got $5 off $25.
    • H&M - 50% off select outerwear. Buy 1 get 1 free select knitwear.
    • PacSun - Select markdowns in stores like $10 shoes, $6 tops. Extra 20% off clearance and free shipping online.
    • Cherryculture.com - 40% off ALL Nyx items: NYX40
    • Girlprops.com - 50% off all black jewelry 
    Will edit and add more as I find out about them :)
    Also feel free to comment letting me know of any more!

    Thursday, November 10, 2011

    mickey - OOTD

    another simple fall outfit coming to you now. it's just showing two things from my clothing haul I uploaded a couple days ago and two things from a shoes/accessories video I'll be uploading tonight.
    I came down with a minor cold (saved by EmergenC!) so I wasn't able to film the video yesterday but tonight I will for sure!




    Thursday, November 3, 2011

    shopping! - OOTD sort of

    soooo... midterms are this week and I have one next week. to destress ourselves, my roommates, boyfriend, and I decided to go shopping in downtown Seattle. I will for sureee upload my haul video this weekend! 



    not a good OOTD pic but you can kind of see. it's just an average outfit but here it is anyways.

    blue embroidered top - $2 Goodwill
    black jacket - $20ish Forever 21
    yellow scarf - gift
    Aeropostale Jeggings - $4 Crossroads Trading Co
    cowboy boots - $12 Ross

    Tuesday, November 1, 2011

    halloween! - OOTD

    hahah, I guessssss this is an OOTD post.
    I wanted to be original and coordinate with my boyfriend sooo we looked for some ideas then I watched a Wong Fu Productions video and they were dressed at Pokeballs... so I had to do that.

    you guys know I'm frugal anyways and don't want to actually spend money on a costume. and I know it's a time where girls can get away with wearing slutty clothes but whatever! I just wanted to be a pokeball! :)


    my boyfriend as Ash in the background...


    my roommate and I :D

    hope you guys had lots of fun and candy!

    Saturday, October 29, 2011

    on the go - OOTD

    Hey guys!
    so here's a quick OOTD post. my roommate and I decided to go on a Walgreens run because we needed some stuff andddd we wanted to look at makeup... hahah.



    beret - $5 H&M
    jacket - $20ish Forever 21
    denim button up - $5 Walmart
    gray chiffon top - $3 Nordstrom Rack
    black textured leggings - $10 eBay (American Apparel)
    boots - $20 GoJane.com
    deco bolo necklace - $12 Jewelmint.com


    a closer look^ and below is a detailed pic of the deco bolo necklace from JewelMint. it's not really an everyday piece but it's pretty awesome!

    Friday, October 28, 2011

    My Birthday!

    Hi All!
    I filmed a video already and won't get around to editing it for a day or two. my birthday was on Wednesday so here's a couple pictures. I didn't really do anything since I had a huge essay due the next day. my friends from home came up to my college to visit my boyfriend and I though and they brought me this delicious ice cream cake! 



    they of course had to play a joke and my name isn't actually Katherine or last name Li, they had my name spelt wrong and used my boyfriend's last name in place of mine. so silly!



    and here is a picture I recently found of my first birthday.... I admit I did look like a boy hahaha.



    being 19 sure doesn't feel different from 18... but anyways, hope you guys have an awesome weekend! I'll post some pictures of my costume tomorrow since I'm going out to celebrate tonight =P

    Sunday, October 23, 2011

    Deals at Target!

    hey guys! so a lot of people have asked me in my Target hauls where the makeup clearances are. I tried explaining it but it's sort of hard to. basically, the makeup/beauty clearance section is always somewhere random. it's on an end cap ranging from 2-6 aisles down usually.



    this is the clearance section for all houseware type stuff. as you can see there's guy's stuff as well as Say Yes to Carrots facial stuff, some makeup bags mixed around, and in the bins there's usually makeup and hair stuff. this time there were only Vitamin Water chapsticks but I did manage to find a gem!

    the location if you can tell is between 2 pet aisles lol, so it is pretty random.


    I found this Juicy Couture Fragrance set for $28, originally $40! at TJ Maxx and places they're $30 minimum so this set was a slightly better deal. there's one big eau de toilette and the middle one is straight up parfum, then there's their body sorbet.

    also, if you guys see these purses at your local Target, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! I really want the fox one now! I the owl one for $17 and that's pretty steep but it was too cute and there was only one left... I couldn't resist!