Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thank Goodness for Cyber Monday

My last item I bought during Cyber Monday finally came in so I thought I would post a new blog on all the items and discount I received.  I am so excited to try each and every one of these products and when I have time I'll write reviews on some of them. 

According to Boost my Product's website, Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday immediately following Black Friday.  Cyber Monday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year for online retailers.  Many consumers who were too busy to shop over the Thanksgiving weekend, or who did not find what they were looking for, head to the web on Monday from work or home to find bargains. 

I actually never knew about Cyber Monday until my sister told me and I started surfing on the net for great deals.  I enjoyed being home and shopping then going out in the cold, waiting in line, and being around crazy people doing anything to get what they came for.  I bought more items on Cyber Monday than on Black Friday.  One thing that is a big disadvantage for Cyber Monday is the long wait for your item to be shipped to you.  I guess since I was so busy with school, I had the patience to wait for it to come in.

The first thing I bought online was from Ulta.  If you made a $35 online purchase, you receive a free sample bag with 12 free samples which is a value of $40.  If you spend over $25, you also get free shipping.  Also with every online order you can choose three extra free samples.  I guess this deal wasn't that great but I still enjoyed getting samples to try before buying the actual product.

So I bought these items:

The Perfect Smokey Eye Collection by Smashbox for $14.99

Balance N Brighten by Laura Geller for $31 and 24/7 Eye Pencil by Urban Decay Cosmetics in Zero for $17

And these are the items I received for free (some of them are missing or have been opened because I used them or gave some samples to my sister before taking a photo of them).
Beauty in a Bag by Ulta with the three other samples I received


From the iQQU Beauty Website, there was a good amount of discount on the products as well.

A cute little card that came with the products.


The products I bought from iQQU Beauty

The Jasmine Rice Scrub original price is $15 and I got it for $11.99



I love the smell of freshly cooked Jasmine rice.  The scrub has a natural smell of Jasmine rice and there are little particles of soft rice in the scrub that is gentle on your skin.  I have dry sensitive skin and this scrub doesn't irritate my skin at all.  It also leaves my face really soft and feeling fresh.  My first impression of using this scrub for the last couple of days have been a positive one. 

The iQQU Stippling Brush original price is $12.99 and I got it for $9.99





The last website I went to was Famous Footwear.  I have been looking for this very nice boot for a year now and since the price of the boot was so expensive I never got the chance to buy it until now.  Their deal was buy one pair of shoe get one half off (which is always their store deal) plus another 20% off each shoe plus free shipping.  It was such a great deal and I couldn't pass it off.

The boot I've always been searching for is on the left.  It is called Blowfish Hamish original price is $54.99 with the discount I got it for $43.99.  And the one on the right which is called Rocket Dog Honeypup is the boot I got for half off plus another 20% off which came up as only $20.  Such a good deal!  

I guess another down fall for buying online is not being able to try it on.  The white boot came in last and I didn't really like it because it was too tight on my calves.  I just didn't like it as much as my Blowfish boot so I gave it to my sister who ended up liking it too.

I hope you enjoyed my Cyber Monday haul and I already can't wait for next year to come.  I'll definitely research deals ahead of time so I get even greater deals than I did this year. 

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Spoiling Myself

So during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I decided to spoil myself.  The only thing I was looking forward to during Black Friday was the Victoria's Secret sale.  If you buy over $60, you recieve this awesome tote bag with their latest beauty must-haves.  I was quite excited to get it but I didn't know it would run out that quickly.  As soon as we got there all the free gifts already ran out in the first 25 minutes of their opening.  I was devestated since that was the only thing I really came for.  We even checked at two VS stores.  Luck was not on my side until I checked their online website which was holding the same deal online!  I quickly went online to order my two favorite bras (because there was a buy one bra get a second bra half off sale as well) and tried getting the free tote bag.  The only sad thing was waiting for the items in the mail.  But when I recieved it in the mail, it was definately worth the wait.


I know VS bras are very expensive but it is definately nice to have at least one.  I was never a big fan of spending a lot of money for bras but after being introduced to it from my sister-in-law, I can not stop buying them.  It fits right and I can tell a difference wearing VS bras compared to other bras.  My all time favorite bra is the Incredible Push Up Bra because it gives me a good lift and doesn't make my chest look flat.  Do you ever have the problem where your bra keeps moving upward and you keep having to pull it down with your thumb or finger and by the end of the day you have a finger dent in the middle of your chest on your shirt (I get this all the time with my other bras probably becaue it doesn't fit me well or something)?  Incredible bra fits snuggly on me without making me feel suffocated from tight fitting.  I would recommend this bra as a must have especially for people who have small chest like me because it fits perfectly and also gives a full support and shape.  If I could, I would keep rambling about this bra.  You just have to try it to see for yourself. 

The best thing to do if you are a constant customer to Victoria's Secret is getting their VS credit card because they send you coupons through the mail almost once or twice a month.  The coupons range from getting $10 off a bra to getting a free underwear with a purchase.  I know I always try to get the free undies because I think their underwears are too pricey.  I just started buying VS bras and over the summer I became a VIP VS shopper.  That probably means I spend to much money and my sisters alway complain that my husband spoils me too much.  I just say I'm LOVED.  :)  

These are the two bras I bought.  The nude bra is the new Biofit Padded bra that I wanted to try out and the pink on is the Incredible Push Up bra.  I seriously love these bras.

The items I got for free.  I can't wait to try them out.

Okay now it's time to go back to studying.  Will be back in a week after all my finals are over.  I can not wait any longer.

Yours Truly,
Pam


Thursday, December 9, 2010

FINALLY GAVE IN

After weeks of reading my sisters blogs and other people who have blogs, I finally gave in and made one of my own.  With all the helpful beauty tips, make-up reviews, and giveaways, I couldn't resist it and finally joined in with the fun. 

So today my sister Patt helped me make my own blog website.  Check her page out as well because she has way more beauty tips and ideas then I do.  I always turn to her when I want to look pretty and dolled up.  She is also having her first giveaway so follow her and try to win.  Click here  to enter in her giveaway and follow her as well.

As of right now I probably will be busy with all my final exams for school and holiday but I will try to update as much as possible.  I am very proud to say I am in nursing school and I enjoy my clinicals very much.  I can't wait to be in the real world and make a difference in everyday people's lives. 


Here is a photo of me during Halloween 2010.  Of course Patt was the one who helped me with my make-up.  You just gotta LOVE sisters.

P.S.  I know I will get addicted to this.  :)