Friday, 30 January 2009

Rue La La Loot

Bought a new Stila palette at the Rue La La sale, I always want to get the gift sets with a ton of stuff, but I realize I won't use at least half of it and it's never worth it. I ordered the Stila "Scarlett's Deluxe Palette" which I remember seeing at Sephora and liking, but never bought it, so I'm glad I got it today. I always love a palette: they're easy to travel with, the colours always compliment each other, and they normally have nice packaging. Here are some stock photos, I'll post real photos and a review when it arrives.

Item details:
  • Palette with an eye base color, lid color, liner, cheek color, and lip color
  • Eye shadows: Soft Pink (base), Silvery Rosy Pink (lid), and Shimmery Pink Grey (liner)
  • Cheek: Shimmering Mauve Pink Peach
  • Lip: Grapefruit
  • Includes lip brush
  • Case decorated with delicate Swarovski crystals

The Top Secret

I recently got invited to The Top Secret; this is yet another invitation only sample sale website. I only just registered this morning, so don't know very much about it yet, and haven't ordered from there, but thought I would mention it in case there are people who are interested.

Current and upcoming sales:
Christian Audigier
Eco-Friendly Fashions
Kenneth Cole Watches
Antik Denim
Rampage Handbags
Ellen Tracy Dresses
Andrew Marc Handbags
Essentials By ABS

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Sample Sales

Haute Look now has a bunch of designer perfumes up, I ordered some YSL Babydoll for part of my mom's birthday gift. They're four miniature bottles in an adorable box (pictured at right), it's one of her favorite perfumes, so I know she will love it. Plus they're the perfect size for travel. Tomorrow they are having Borba, which is a skincare brand, I've never tried it, but have heard great things, so I may try something out.

ideeli has Marc by Marc Jacobs today, but it's mostly watches and things I don't need, although they're all very cool looking. Gucci tomorrow.

Gilt starts at noon with Vera Wang and Botkier, I'm really excited to see what Botkier they have and the deals. Though I should probably try to restrain myself.

Tomorrow Rue La La is having Stila! Very excited about that. Haute Look had a Stila sale a few months ago and I got some awesome stuff for so little. I'm a bit of a makeup junkie, so it's good to save some cash. I love Stila products, and know I'll be picking up something from that sale.

Does anyone need invites?

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

New item I'd like to try

I'm intrigued by this product. Anyone try it? Thoughts? Opinions? Reviews?

Gift With Purchase

I recently stumbled across the GWP Addict Blog, and love it! This blog compiles beauty gift with purchase promotional codes into one neat space. It's ingenious and so fantastic to have a go-to for beauty promos. I love freebies, and will definitely be checking this out before making a purchase in case I can get some extra goodies.

Just wanted to pass the good word along. I just placed a Sephora order with the NOFRIZZ promo code, can't wait for it to arrive, will post when it does!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, 26 January 2009

Today's Mail

Love for Love Quotes Scarves!

Today in the mail was my latest addition to my small Love Quotes scarf collection. Love Quotes are these gorgeous Italian Linen scarves in an amazing assortment of colors. They're huge (35 inches wide and 72 inches long), delicate and luxurious. When I ordered my first one (after reading a lot of hype about them on The Purse Forum) I feared it would be rough because of the linen, but it turned out to be just the opposite, these scarves have a lovely smooth texture that is hard to describe. They're incredibly versatile and can be worn in so many different ways. My latest choice was Bordeaux, a gorgeous deep red wine color, I completely adore it. One of the best parts is the tag with a quote about love on them; I keep them on my bulletin board at work. Revolve's shipping is incredibly fast too, and I had a 30% off code (I have more to give out too, let me know if you need one), so I couldn't resist adding another piece to my wardrobe.

New Scarf in Bordeaux:

My Love Quotes Scarf Collection
Colors (from left to right):
Cosmopolitan, Violet Frost, Bordeaux, Porcini


Saturday, 24 January 2009

Etsy Love

I adore Etsy, for those who don't know, it's basically an online marketplace for handmade goods, a lot of it is one of a kind, and unlike things you'll find in your usual shopping ventures.

My recent purchase is Nina Gibson's Penny For Your Thoughts Ring, and it is amazing. Nina makes every item to order (you can even specify a year of penny you want, I asked for one of the old wheat pennies, I just think they're cooler) She takes a penny, molds it so it's more comfortable for finger wearing and puts a band on it, stamped with "penny for your thoughts," and then sends it off to you. The whole process takes less than a week, I got mine in about 5 days. I get so many compliments on it, and love having something so unique.

My ring:

Friday, 23 January 2009


I'm a fashion conscious 20-something living in Boston. I love to get a great deal. I'm going to use this space to photo-blog and review various things, places, etc...

Invitation Codes - Haute Look, Gilt Groupe, Rue La La, ideeli, Editor's Closet, The Top Secret, Glam List, Beyond the Rack, Shop it to me...

When I'm in NYC I try to hit up sample sales to score great items on the cheap. However, I reside permanently in Boston, where sample sales are a bit harder to come by. I turned to the web and found a plentiful supply of only sample sales - best part is the lack of crowd and fighting over the last of something.

Sample sale websites are a great way to get designer items at really low prices. I'm completely addicted and belong to quite a few. If you'd like an invitation code to any of the following, just comment with your e-mail address and which one(s) you'd like an invite from and I'll send you an invite to join in the fun!

Beyond the Rack
click here to sign up for Beyond the Rack now!

Billion Dollar Babes
click here to sign up for Billion Dollar Babes now!

DD Push
click here to sign up for DD Push now!

Get money back on purchases you were going to make anyway! It's an amazing thing. And they are almost always running a promotion for new members where you can get $5 or a free gift card after you make your first purchase.
click here to join Ebates now!

Editor's Closet
click here to join Editor's Closet now!

click here to join Everlane now!

click here to join Fab now!

Gilt Groupe
click here to sign up for Gilt Groupe now!

Glam List

Gomatta Girls
click here to sign up for Gomatta Girls now!

Get e-mails to sign up deals on things in your area, they have site for most major cities, as well as some other areas. They often have restaurant discounts and special deals for fun things in your area!
click here to sign up for Groupon now!

click here to sign up for Hautelook now!

click here to sign up for ideeli now!

Joss & Main
click here to sign up for Joss & main now!

One Kings Lane
click here to sign up for One Kings Lane now!

Open Sky
click here to sign up for Open Sky!

Rent The Runway:
It's kind of like the netflix of dresses, but no membership fees- you just rent designer clothes and send them back when you're done. It's brilliant!
click here to sign up for Rent The Runway now!

Rue La La
click here to sign up for Rue La La now!

Secret Style
click here to sign up for Secret Style now!

Shop it to Me:
It's basically like having a personal shopper find your favorite brands and your sizes on sale, and then they e-mail you as often or little as you like.
click here to sign up for Shop it to Me now!

Shopping Paris Mode
click here to sign up for Shopping Paris Mode now!

Sole Society
Started by hautelook. You answer some style questions and get your 'style bio,' then they recommend amazing, unique, high quality shoes for you for just $49.95. It's a lot of fun.
click here to sign up for Sole Society now!

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's members only site featuring personalized picks for new t-shirts every month. Just $29.99 each
click here to sign up for StyleMint now!

SWIRL by DailyCandy
click here to sign up for SWIRL now!

The Top Secret
click here to sign up for The Top Secret now!

Just comment with your email and preferences and I'll send invites!

Happy Shopping!

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