December 27, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry belated Christmas!! Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday!

I just wanted to do a quick check into wish everyone a merry Christmas and to do a quick FOTD as well as some Christmas nails that I did this holiday!

**In case you're wondering, this lipstick is called Sugar Plum Fairy by Wet 'n Wild!

Wishing everyone a lovely holiday season! I can't believe that it's the end of the year already!

December 19, 2012

Julep Sequin Clutch Mystery Box

Hi everyone!

I've seen Julep around at Sephora and I always hear good things about them but unfortunately I haven't given them a try just yet. I always get very close subscribing to their Maven monthly boxes but never goes through with it just because I can't stand the thought of paying so much for nail polish-- I get my Essie and OPI's for $4-5 at my local nail supply store!

Anyways, so I finally caved in and placed an order. When I saw that they were offering this sparkly clutch with "mystery goodies", I knew I had to have it. I've seen the almost identical Zara clutch flooding blogs last year-- so I had to have this small sequin version!

This is how my goodies arrived.

Such cute packaging and I felt like for $29.99, I definitely got my money's worth!

Here's a closer look at my clutch. I love the leopard interior and the two inner pockets. The clutch is super padded and it fits my ipad mini perfectly.

I was a little underwhelmed by the nail polish selection that came with it. By this time into the holiday season, I've already purchased quite a few reds, greens and golds. I was kinda hoping for something a little different. I haven't had a chance to do my nails to check out the polishes itself but I'm expecting to love the quality of it.

The package also came with these little glitter pots, hand and face cream and nail polish remover pads.

The glitter pots are very typical glitter-- nothing to rave about.

I'm excited to try the polish removing pads. I love getting them from CVS but they come out to be so expensive per use.

Overall, I'm really pleased with my box. I can't wait to test out the polishes and use my sparkle clutch.

I will update you guys with NOTD once I test out the polishes.

Christmas is less than a week away and I feel like I'm not ready yet! How did the whole holiday season fly by so quickly?!

December 14, 2012

Holiday Shopping 101

I know I may sound a little anal but every year, I make it a point to finish all my Christmas shopping by the 15th. I've had too many run-ins with things running out of stock or sizes.

In recent years, I've predominantly done my shopping online-- not only do I get to beat the crowd but I can use ebates for my cash back and there's usually free shipping involved anyways!

I just thought I'd share with you all a shopping tip that I almost learned the hard way today. I was greeted this morning by a wonderful email from Banana Republic saying that they are having a 30% off promo code sale. (Use code BR30LIST good till 12/16) It was a sign that I needed to finish up my shopping today since one of my final gift to be purchased is from BR.

I get on the site and thought "Sweet! What I need is in available!". Not thinking much, I took my sweet time-- maybe a whooping 10 minutes-- to get my credit card, ebates and coupon codeready and by the time I hit "add to cart" it was sold out!!! I kept trying to add it into my cart and it kept giving me this sorry error message about it being sold out just now. I seriously clicked like a mad woman for a good 10 minutes in disbelief.

Luckily, I noticed that I had added it into my basket already but just didn't realize it. So moral of the story-- if you see something you like, snatch it up immediately!! You just don't know when it will be sold out.

Hope everyone is on track with their holiday shopping!