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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!