Black Friday Shopping Haul

 Saturday, November 30, 2013

     I hope all of you enjoyed your Black Friday (and Thursday). Although the shopping day is technically not a holiday it is definitely one of my favorite days of the year. As an avid shopper I was determined to do some kind of midnight/early morning rush but was a bit disappointed when I realized I did not need anything in this years circulars. I ended up crashing on my father's excursion to the Microsoft store in one of our local malls. The whole place was packed! Crazy!

     He ended up with a dell computer and I ended up scoring a few necklaces for $1 at Claire's. Although the original price to the necklaces were over $10 the cashier rang them up as part of the 10 for $10 promotion so I ended up with 5 necklaces, combined with a worth of over $50, for a cool $5.50ish (with tax). 

     I then went to Annie Sez this morning to score some designer clearance items for a very low price. The retailer had a promotion where items on clearance were marked down to $5, $10, or $15 depending on their retail and previously marked down value. I picked up a beautiful Calvin Klein burgundy lace dress for $15 and a trendy juniors top for $5.

     This morning I went online to see if Anthropologie was having 50% off clearance again this year. Unfortunately the store's black friday promotion is 20% off its whole store (full & sale) which bummed out the bargain shopper in me. Regardless I made a trip down to the store and picked up some gorgeous tops and dresses. I am in love!

I fell in love with the Leia Peplum top. The sweetheart neckline and waist definition made this top a must for me.
     I finished my trip off with some board games at Target! Who doesn't love Jenga and Connect Four.

What did you score this Black Friday?


Black Friday 2013

 Thursday, November 28, 2013

     Hello my lovelies! Today I am thankful for all of the wonderful followers I have on this blog. When I decided to start blogging in high school I could have never imagined just how much I would grow and learn from the experience. 

     I decided to write a little roundup about some of the sales this Black Friday.

  • American Eagle has 50% off Online & In Store starting at 8pm today
  • Ann Taylor has 50% off cashmere in store
  • Anthropologie has an additional 50% sale items in store.
  • Claires has 75% off clearance in store
  • Forever 21 has 50% off items and will have clothing as low as $3!
  • Old Navy has 50% off all items in store
     These are a few of the stores I will be stopping by tomorrow. You never know what Claires will have with such a deep discount! I love Anthropologie clothing but rarely find anything on my budget so with the additional 50% I hope to pick up a few items! 

Are you shopping tomorrow or have you already started with the sales tonight?


Friday Fancies:: Plaid

 Friday, November 15, 2013

     Happy Friday! I hope you all had an excellent week and are looking forward to this weekend as much as I am. I have just one more week of class before going home for Thanksgiving break. The weather is changing and this might be the warmest weekend we will have for a while!

     Lately I have been really getting into sweater dresses. Large chunky knits and thick wools are the perfect fabric for these colder autumn/winter days. I especially love a slouchy style and find that a thin leather belt can be a very chic accessory for sweater dresses.


     This Friday Fancies theme was plaid and I chose to incorporate the pattern as a scarf to this simple beige look. Those awesome boots are actually from Target and have a price tag of less than $40! I love the buckle at the ankle and think they look a lot more expensive. 

     I finished the look with beige nail polish and a combination of bracelets and watches. I think watches are definitely making a comeback and they can be a nice addition to a bangle stack. 

How do you wear plaid? Do you like the sweater dress look?


News:: Moscow's Squat For Ticket Program

 Wednesday, November 13, 2013

     With obesity rates increasing around the globe Moscow has instituted a new incentive to get their citizens fit. A special vending machine has been put inside the entrance ways to the Moscow subway system. At these machines a user has the opportunity to complete 30 squats in two minutes for the prize of winning a free subway ticket.

     Although the ticket, which users are trying to gain by doing exercise, is worth less than $1 US dollar I really appreciate the fact that this is a creative and relatively painless way to incentives subway riders. 

     I am sure that most of you have heard about this by now and I am not trying to inform you about this story. Instead I urge you all to consider how ideas like this one can change the way we conduct daily activities. What if your office job allowed you to get 10 extra minutes at work in exchange for doing some push ups? Sounds ridiculous but in the end these little challenges can push ourselves to be healthier individuals. 

What do you think about exercise incentives? Do you think the subway ticket is effective or just cute? Let me know below!


Review:: Ageless Derma Mineral Blush

 Monday, November 4, 2013

     Happy Monday everyone. I don't know about all of you but I had one fantastic weekend. My sorority had a philanthropy event on friday and I helped out from 8pm-2:30am! I believe the event was a total success and we couldn't have done it without our amazing Vice President of Philanthropy. Then, on Saturday, the sorority had a formal and I was set up with a blind date. We had a blast and was able to get some much needed R&R yesterday with the extra hour.

That basically sums up my weekend!

     I have to admit I am not a makeup junkie. I do like putting on makeup and collecting new colors and shades of lipstick, blushes, and eyeshadows but I have yet to become a pro at applying said products. 

     Lately I have been experimenting more and more with powder makeup options. My foundation is a powder from Urban Decay and I have some great powder eyeshadows. But, I had yet to find a blush powder I liked. 

     Ageless Derma set up a collaboration with Tomoson and I was able to receive a mineral blush from their collection to review. I received the shade Sherry.

     The blush came in a little square packaging and shipped very fast. The net weight at 6g is a standard size and it came in a little compact. 

     I love that the Ageless Derma product is not tested on animals. The reason I have lately switched to minerals powders is that they are more natural and I find that I break out less using them. Ageless Derma is made 100% of natural minerals! 

     When I first took the compact out of the box I did not think I would like the shade. Upon opening it and applying I love Sherry. Its kind of a red-rose color and it definitely brights up my cheeks. I applied it with a Kabuki blush and found the pigment to be very strong and easy to apply.

     All in all I definitely like the Ageless Derma mineral blush. I love that the product is all natural and that the blush is very pigmented. I like Sherry a lot and am glad I have this in my collection. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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