Massive CVS Beauty Haul

Hey Loves,

I hope everyone is doing great in this winter-ish weather. Brr it’s been freezing lately!

I went to CVS Pharmacy a few days back and I think I may have done quite some damage. haha :p

They have this end of the year sale on clearance, ranging from 25%, 50% or 75% off some beauty products. Every store varies, so I would check out a few of them.

They also had a sale where if you buy $20 worth of makeup from ANY Rimmel, ย Maybelline,Physicians Formula and ย CoverGirl Face, Eyes or Outlast Nail.

When you buy $10 or more on Revlon, you get $4 back in ExtraCare bucks.

Let’s just say I took advantage of everything that I liked!

cvs haul

The Essence of Beauty cleansing sponges were 75% off while the original price was $4.79 and I only paid $1.19 so I bought 2.

cleaning sponges

Some of the Covergirl Outlast Nail glosses were 50% which isn’t a bad deal. I got “Out of the Blue 295” and “Always Autumn 260”. Both are pretty colors and they last long! They were originally $5.99 and I only paid $2.99.

cg nail glosses

I then got the CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in “Lime Green Flame 315” and the CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pot in “Lime Light 310”. I had a coupon that was $4.50 off 2 CoverGirl Eyes. You could find the same coupon in a few magazines. The total of those together with the coupon was $7.98. Not bad at all!

cv duo

Then there was the Maybelline Limited Edition Shimmer Blush in ” 110 Plum Shimmer. I paid $8.99 for this one. It’s price was pretty steep but then again I do enjoy these limited edition products.

maybelline le blush

So because I had bought over $20 worth of Maybelline and CoverGirl, I got to choose a free tote bag. It was either between a black tote with big white polka dots or a black tote with leopard print. When I first saw this in the ad, I thought it was a cheap small tote, but when I saw it in person I knew I’d love it. This is what I picked.

free tote bag

Lastly I had to get a new foundation since the one I had didn’t do its job, so I got the Revlon ColorStay Foundation for Normal/Dry Skin in the shade “320 True Beige”. I paid $12.99 for it but I did get $4 dollars back so yaay!

revlon foundation

I’d say this is was an eventful week for CVS and their deals! ๐Ÿ™‚ I honestly can’t wait till I look at the other CVS stores and see their variety!

Mini jewelry Show and Tell

Hey loves!!

Ahh this is so overdo! This is supposed to be a mini jewelry haul from October but I’ve been swamped with school. Last few weeks are approaching. >_<
So last month (October) was my birthday month and I did quite some damage when it came to jewelry.

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Target had a sale earlier in October, buy an accessory (watches, earrings, sunglasses and necklaces), get one free. I’m not much into sunglasses or necklaces and I already have a signature watch that I own, so it came down to earrings!

One of the earrings I bought is a 3 set. A small silver coiled hoop, a medium sized hoop and and a larger hoop. Not bad for paying 4.99 especially it being a 3 set.

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The second earring I got was this grayish black teardrop dangling earrings with flowers coming from the inside. This one was also 4.99

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This last one I actually got from Sears. It’s also a teardrop earring that looks gold in the picture but is actually a silver one. It also has designs coming in from the inside. ย It feels heavy but it’s actually not.

I must say I think I may have a thing with dangl-y and teardrop earrings. hehe

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Do any of you guys like shopping at Target for jewelry?

Weekly Freebies :D

Hey loves!!

Hope all is well for you all. Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. School is taking it’s toll on me. haha but i’ll be coming back soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

This week I got tons of freebies, fromย http://www.freeflys.com/MoreFreeSamples.phpย . They usually send you an email every time there’s a freebie and they post on Facebook as well. I personally enjoy the Facebook notifications.

This week I got:

IMG_0574*4 piece sample of Snapple K-cups: 2 Peach Iced Teas and 2 Lemon Iced Teas (got this sample from Target.com)

*3 samples of the Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick: colors 120, 220 and 355 (from Target.com)

*2 Maxwell House International Latte: 1 Suisse Mocha and 1 French Vanilla

*Sensodyne Toothpaste: Extra Whitening (from Costco but you have to be a member to get it sadly)

*Advil from CVS Pharmacy

*Schick Silk Effects Plus (was on sale at Walmart for 3.98 and had a coupon for $4 off. Basically FREE) ๐Ÿ™‚ lol here’s a link to the online coupon:

http://coupons2.smartsource.com/smartsource/index.jsp?Link=RCRO6IQGVFIJA&MID=13513831&check=26024&Fi=26024&locale=en_US&sm=true&zipCode=90242

*Paula’s Choice Resist Intense Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum (got this fromย https://www.totalbeauty.com

There’s more to come! By the end of the month, I’m going to post my birthday month shopping haul. Go October Babys!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Back-to-School Sales

Hey loves,

I wanted to do a little something different since school is approaching fairly quickly whether it being elementary, junior high, high school or even college and we all know how stressful it can be to go back to school shopping. I think we can all relate, 20 years ago, back to school shopping was pretty easy in a way. We didn’t have to worry about what brand of backpacks and notebooks we had. ย We didn’t have to worry about all the different kind of electronics like cell phones, laptops and calculators! Although at the same time we didn’t have too many places to shop for school supplies, we didn’t know where the great deals and we didn’t have as many coupons available I believe. As a kid, my parents would take my sister and I to Target, Kmart, Walgreens, Walmart and the Dollar stores.

Some tips you can use while going through this crazy shopping season:

  • You can use coupons from Target along with a Cartwheel deal.
  • You could also use a Target coupon with a manufacturer coupon.
  • Try using coupons as much as possible especially at drug stores.
  • Try as much as you can to start shopping from August, not last minute.

CVS had a sale earlier advertising if you bought $20 worth participating brands, you could get a $5 Classroom Gift card.

According to the Find&Save Back-to-School Shopping Experience survey:

83% of children shop and choose their back-to-school supplies with their parents.

53% use a cell phone while shopping to find good deals/sales.

80% will spend under $400 on back to school shopping.

and

50% report that the parents start back-to-school shopping in August.

With Find&Save, Wanderful Media is helping retailers by engaging shoppers around local sales and products, with the intent of driving shoppers across the threshold of retail stores. Find&Save is available to shoppers wherever they are, via tablet, mobile or web.

Here’s a link to the summary of the Survey that Find&Save did.

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What will you guys do? Shop online? Find good deals? Can’t wait to hear your answers! ๐Ÿ™‚

Weekend Extravagenza + Tudor City Teal

Hey loves!

I figured I would do another weekend haul since its always fun to show what I bought. ๐Ÿ™‚

This week isn’t as big as the last one but its still a little something.

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1. Intimate Secrets: Enchanted Kiss ย (a knock off of Victoria Secrets Love Spell)

2. NYC Long Wearing Enamel in 140 Empire State Building

3.ย ย NYC Long Wearing Enamel in 152 Tudor City Teal

4. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded

5. Quasar Clear Rayz *sent to me to test out and blog-coming soon!*

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A close up of NYC Tudor City Teal. I really do like their nail enamel line!

The Week long extravaganza

Hey loves!

Hope everyone had a great week/weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

I figured I would do a weekly haul of everything that I bought this week. I made huge dent in my bank account but hey its ok, most of what I bought was on sale. ๐Ÿ˜€

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1. Aveeno Nourish + Dandruff Control Conditioner (Retail price $6.36)ย 

2. Aveeno Nourish + Dandruff Control Shampoo (Retail price $6. 36)

3. Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments in 10 Brash Blue (Retail $6.99)

4. TreSkinRX 2-week trial kit Normal to dry skin (Retail 14.99)

5. Maybelline Baby Lips in Peppermint (Retail 3.99)

**The two Aveeno Nourish + Dandruff Control products were free complimentary of smiley360.com.

*For the Maybelline Color Tattoo Pigment I only paid $1.62 because I had used the CVS $5 Beauty Club reward

*TreSkinRX was sent to me to review. (Look out for a review in about 2 weeks) ๐Ÿ˜€

*For the Maybelline Baby Lips I payed $1.07 because I had used a $3 CVS Extra Bucks.

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1. Lifeway Lowfat Kefir Probiotic Strawberry Smoothie (Retail $3.45)

2. Purple Tumbler (Retail $1) GO DOLLAR TREE!! ๐Ÿ™‚

3. Rodan + Fields Essentials Foaming Sunless Tan (Retail $24)

4. Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots in 95 Blue Marks the Spot (Retail $3.99)

5. Gunilla of Sweden Nutrient Rich Body Lotion (Retail $25)

6. Rodan + Fields Overnight Restorative Cream pm (Retail $73)

**Lifeway Kefir were free complimentary of Influenster.

*The two Rodan + Fields products were sent to me to review. (Look forward to reviewing these two!)

*Gunilla Body Lotion was sent to me to review. Can’t wait to try this after getting sunburned at the beach! >_<

*Maybelline Color Show, I only payed $1.07 because I had used another $3 CVS Extra Reward Bucks.

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Last One I promise. ๐Ÿ™‚

Payless Shoes had a clearance on flip flops and jewelry. The Flip flops were originally $9.99 and on clearance for $5.99. If you text either SHOES or PAYLESS to 747-474 to get a coupon text for usually a 20% discount.

Maybe in the future, I’ll post something about getting different deals and easy ways to get it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Walmart Beauty Haul

Don’t you just hate going to a store knowing what you’re going to buy but you end up buying more things than you expected?! Sadly I was a victim to this, this past week.

I bought:

mini haul

 

A book called About Face by Scott Barnes ( a makeup artist) ๐Ÿ™‚

about face

Wet N Wild MegaLast nail polish in 204B Private Viewing

private viewing

RIMMEL ScandalEyes Waterproof Eyeliner in 004 Taupe

004 taupe

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara in Ultra Black

physicians formula

Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments in 50 Forest Fatale

forest fatale

I’m pretty excited to reading the book. ๐Ÿ˜€ and trying the Maybelline Pigments

*Dreams are illustrations from the book, your soul is writing about you. -Marsha Norman

Revlon Blue Slate

I was out at CVS Drugstore to kill a little bit of time before an appointment I had. So I took a looong stroll in the beauty section while I saw a few clearance stickers. There were a lot of Revlon nail polishes on clearance up to 75%! Apparently they were limited edition. I ended up choosing a color named Blue Slate. I love it! The original price was about $6 but I only paid $1.99 which is pretty good! I plan to go and hunt for some more colors and makeup products ๐Ÿ˜€

slate blue

Amazon Shopping Frenzy

So I had gotten a $50 gift card for Amazon and it been so long since I ordered from there. My, let me tell you I went on a shopping frenzy! This is what I ended up ordering ๐Ÿ˜€

1 set of Beauty Blenders (4 different colors and 2 different styles)
beauty blender

 

 

A blush palette that has 10 colors

blush palette

 

 

3 essential oils: Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus Oil and Spearmint Oil

essential oils

 

Can’t wait to try them and give you my review! ๐Ÿ™‚