Thursday, February 27, 2014

How Do You Shop Lately?

This post is a fun post about cheery little things that just make a girl get bubbly inside. We all like to find a fun new accessory that we will be able to style in so many different ways. Adding a pop of color with a great scarf can really transform an outfit from drab to fab. It's such a treat to put on a great statement necklace that you know you will get great compliments on. Now, we don't mind spending great money on investment pieces but sometimes you're looking for a trendy piece that won't break the bank. Let me introduce you to Shop Lately.

Jewel Toned Bib Set in Orchid from Stack'em Modern Style Boutique @ Shop Lately

Etsy has become THE go to place for all your handmade items for that special heartfelt touch. Shop Lately should be THE go to place for all the fun pieces you need to add to your wardrobe. Like Etsy they have a plethora of vendors offering a wide variety of selections. They have jewelry, clothes, shoes, bags, scarves, watches and every other bit and bauble that you would need or want to add to your closet at really affordable prices. Everyone should definitely go check out Shop Lately by clicking the widget "You might also like" at the top of my right sidebar or at the bottom of this post. Trust me when I say:

Fly Away Bird Scarf from Vintage Heart @ Shop Lately

Fly Away Bird Scarf

1. Their site is full of amazing treasures. Everyone will find plenty to oooh and aaaah over.
2. I bought 4 really fun items for less than $35.00!
3. The mall isn't open 24/7 and it's not appropriate to shop at the mall in your PJs.

Fuschia Eliegance is Bliss Bracelet from Calijoules @ Shop Lately

Take just a few minutes and browse what they have. They have great promotions and they are filled to overflowing with eye catching pieces! I could spend hours and hours just browsing. You'll want to create an account only because they have this great feature: a 'favorites' list! It's so much fun to browse and favorite. We all know that we girls sometimes enjoy the art of hunting for that one piece that's just right. So click favorite and shop to your heart's content. When you're ready to buy all you have to do is visit your favorites list to find all the fun things you fell for so quickly.

Adorable Bib Set in Cobalt Blue from Shop Lulu @ Shop Lately

I'd like to explain that the four pieces  from four different vendors. However, shipping was very reasonable. I paid only $5.95 for all four pieces to be shipped to me. All four items came quite quickly and I was eager to tear into each as soon as they arrived. I did note that all four items had been carefully packaged and had a darling thank you note attached. I felt like I was an important customer to each of them. 

Jewel Toned Bib Set in Orchid from Stack'em Modern Style Boutique @ Shop Lately

"Bonus Item" Open Heart Ring from Stack'em Modern Style Boutique @ Shop Lately
Please note that I was offered a $25.00 Shop Lately credit in exchange for writing this post. However, I willingly spent extra out of my pocket to get a nice sampling of items to try. To be completely honest I am over the moon with all of my purchases. I cannot believe that I got FOUR great items for less than $35.00 and a bonus item, to boot!! 

Adorable Bib Set in Cobalt Blue from Shop Lulu @ Shop Lately

My favorites list is packed full of other items that I will be purchasing in the future. I highly recommend you click the "You Might Also Like" widget either in the right sidebar or just above the comments in this post. Sign up with you Facebook and receive a $10 credit. Currently there is a free shipping sale running on Statement Necklaces so click the widget and happy shopping! 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sunday Scores and Steals 2/23 Haul

Welcome to Sunday Scores and Steals where Brittanee from A Beauty Product A Day and I show you some of the best bargains you can find for the week.  While I outlined some oral care and personal care options in my purse I was wow'd by the lipsticks when I got to CVS. So this is a Lipstick Haul. Yep, I bought just lipsticks; but I bought some really fun ones.

Until this point I had not bought anything from the Maybelline Vivids line. So I decided to take the plunge. My friend and fellow beauty blogger Kelly from Lipstick and Fabulosity had worn Fuschia Flash to work. It looked fabulous on her, so I decided I needed to buy one or two from this line as well. I chose Brazen Berry and Vivid Rose. Brazen Berry is a slightly sheer, mid toned purple with a cream finish that can be built to fully opaque.  Vivid Rose is a slightly sheer, mid toned rose shade with a cream finish which can also be built to fully opaque. I like that you can wear these lightly for a wash of color or can a wear it full on for a lovely pop of color. 

This week Maybelline lipsticks are spend $10 get $3ECB. I had two $2.00 off one Maybelline lipstick. Each lipstick is $7.99 or $15.98 for both less $4.00 in Maybelline coupons and I had a 20% off shopping pass. The shopping pass gave me a discount of $3.19 and I have the cashier a $3.00 ECB. This left my out of pocket cost at $5.82 for both lipsticks or $2.91 for each. 

Next up are two delightful choices from the Fergie Centerstage Collection from Wet n Wild. I love this formula as it wears well; yet,its not drying like the MegaLast line. The Fergie Collection has a little shine and a lot of pigmentation. I own two others from this line and I really enjoy them. I chose Fuchsianista which is a mid toned magenta with a slight bluish duochrome finish. Ferguson Crest Cabernet is a deep plum berry shade with a more satin finish. It seems to have a little less shine when on the lips and it has great wear time. It's a lovely deep vampy shade that is still really wearable. 

Each lipstick is $3.79 but this week it is buy one get one 50% off or $5.68 for both. I had two $1.00 off Wet n Wild lipsticks plus my 20% off shopping pass. The shopping pass only applied to the full priced lipstick. So I only received a $0.76 off for my shopping pass. There $2.92 for both or $1.46 for each. 

The last little jewel that I bought is Milani Uptown Mauve. I decided at the spur of the moment to pick up a new lipstick from Milani. While in CVS I was pulling up swatches of the Milani Color Statement Lipsticks to determine which shade I really wanted to buy. After much debating with myself I finally settled on Uptown Mauve. 

Uptown Mauve is more berry than purple with a cream finish. It actually leans a little toward magenta. I love the finish of the Milani Color Statement Lipsticks. You can't complain about such a great formula at such an amazing price. These lipsticks run $5.79 at my CVS and I used my 20% shopping pass for a discount of $1.16. Therefore I paid only $4.63 for this wonder! I spent less than $14.00 for all 5 lipsticks. 

I am more than thrilled with my shopping trip to CVS. I purchased a bunch of really great lipsticks for a great price. I am really looking forward to playing with these guys. All of these seem to be great lipsticks and I am fortunate to have found such great sales on them. While I didn't purchase everything on my shopping list I am quite pleased with what I did purchase.  Do you own any of these shades? Which other shades would you be interested in purchasing? 

Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic. ~Rosalind Russell

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday Scores and Steals 2/23

Welcome to Sunday Scores and Steals for the week of February 23 - March 1, 2014. Brittnee from A Beauty Product A Day and I have teamed up to expand Sunday Scores and Steals. We provide you some great information about what's on sale for the week. Make sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram because I will tweet or post a pic about these things. This post will help guide you through the beauty sales this week at CVS. Sorry I am a bit late today at getting this post published today. 

Per the Sunday Coupon Preview we are getting one insert in the Sunday paper and it will be a small insert. Sadly this is not an exciting week at CVS.

L'Oreal - Cosmetics
$3 ECB wyb $10

$16.98 - Buy 2x $8.49 for two items from new color creations line
-$2.00 - Use 2x $1/1 off L'Oreal eye productMQ 1/12/14RP
$14.98 OOP + $3 ECB (or use $3ECB to drop your OOP to $11.98)
Only $5.99 each after ECB!!

Maybelline - Lip, Eye or Nail
$3 ECB wyb $10

$15.98 - 2x $7.99 Maybelline Lipstick 1/12/14RP
-$4.00 - 2x $2/1 Maybelline Lip Product MQ 1/12/14RP
$11.98 OOP + $3 ECB   (or use $3ECB to drop your OOP to 8.98)
Only $4.99 each after ECB!!

Neutrogena - Cosmetics or Cleansing
$7 ECB wyb $20
$1/1 naturals acne product excluding trial & clearance 2/23/14SS
$3/2 naturals products excluding trial, clearace, bar soap & lip balm 2/23/14SS

$15.98 - Buy 2x $7.99 Neutrogena Naturals Cleanser
-$3.00 - Use 1x $3/2 Neutrogena Naturals Cleanser MQ 2/23/14SS
$7.99 - Buy 1x $7.99 Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub
-$1.00 -Use 1x $1/1 Neutrogena Naturals Acne MQ 2/23/14SS
$20.97 OOP + $7 ECB (or use $7ECB to drop OOP to $13.97)Only $4.65 each after ECB!!

Nexxus - Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler
$10 ECB wyb $20

Premium Hair Care
Pantene Expert, Fekkai, or Toni & Guy
$10 ECB wyb $30
$2.00 off ONE Pantene Expert Collection product
$2.00 off Pantene Expert Hair Regrowth Treatment

Schick Hydro Men - Cartridges
$4 ECB wyb 1
$2/1 Schick Hydro refill cartridge 2/23/14SS

Schick Hydro Silk - Cartridges
$2 ECB wyb 1
$6/1 Schick Hydro Silk refill cartridge 2/23/14SS

$12.99 - Buy 1x $12.99 Hydro Silk Razor
-$6.00 - Use 1x $6.99 Hydro Silk Razor MQ 2/23/14SS
$6.99 OOP + $2 ECB   (or use $2ECB to drop your OOP to $4.99)
Only $4.99 after ECB!!

Schick Hydro - Razors (not disposables) 
$2 ECB wyb 1
$4/1 Schick Hydro or Schick Hydro Silk razor

Sally Hansen - Select Products
Salon Effects, Complete or Triple Shine
$1 ECB wyb 1

**Some CVS have $2/1 Sally Hansen Triple Shine MQ attached to display. This would bring the cost down to $1.99 after ECB! An excellent price for these new polishes. The only bad news is that it is limit 1.

Physicians Formula
Save $5

Milani - Cosmetics

Almay - Cosmetics

Nuance Salma Hayak

Wet n Wild 

Simple Facial Care
$2.00 off any Simple Cleanser or Moisturizer

ROC Skin Care
$3.00 off any RoC anti-aging product

Aveeno - Skin Care
Facial Care, Personal Cleansing, Hair Care, Sun Care or Hand/Body Lotion
*Men's, Baby and Eczema excluded

Lumene & Dickonson's 
*Trial sizes and .5 jars excluded

L'Oreal - Skin Care
Youth Code, Age Perfect Glow Renewal, RevitaLift Triple Power or Miracle Bur
Sale $19.99
$2.00 off L'Oreal Revitalift or Youth Code

Skin Care
Eczema, Scar, Stretch Mark or Select Hand Care

Clean & Clear - Facial Care
Buy 2 Get 1 Free

Mitchum - Deodorant
Sale $2.99 each
$1.00 off any one Mitchum product

Crest - Select Products
$5 ECB wyb $10
$1.00 off ONE Crest ProHealth Rinse
$1.00 off ONE Crest 3D Whitening Rinse

Speed Stick & Irish Spring Gear - Deodorant & Body Wash 
$1 ECB wyb 1
Sale $3.99
$1.50 off Speed Stick GEAR™ Deodorant

My shopping list.

ECB Used
Transaction #1

Maybelline Lipstick 

Lady Mitchum Deodor


Colgate Toothpaste

Colgate brush+white pen

All manufacturer coupons are from the Smart Source insert in the 2/23/14 paper with the exception of Maybelline.

Other coupons available:
$1.50 off any gud product
$3.75 off $12.00 or more on any St. Ives products
$0.50 off ONE COVERGIRL Nail Product
$1.00 off ONE COVERGIRL Bombshell Eye Product
$0.75 off ONE COVERGIRL Lip Product
$0.75 off ONE COVERGIRL truMAGIC Product
$1.00 off ONE COVERGIRL truBLEND Foundation
$2.00 off 1 NEOSPORIN ESSENTIALS Product
$1.00 off any Fresh Guard™ Soak or Wipes
$2.00 off one PanOxyl Acne Management Product
$1.00 off any Dermarest product
$1.00 off ONE (1) Dial Lotion 12 oz. or larger
$1.50 off one Suave Natural Infusions product
$2.00 off any ONE (1) Full Size Sebamed Product
$2.00 off Revlon Age Defying Cosmetic products
$1.00 off 1 GARNIER FRUCTIS Shampoo or Conditioner
$2.00 off St. Ives, Vaseline, or Vaseline Men
$0.75 off any TWO (2) Suave Body Washes
$3.00 off any MONISTAT 1 or MONISTAT 3 product
$2.00 off two Right Guard Products
$2.00 off one Garnier moisturizer
$2.00 off ONE Crest 3D White Glamorous White
$2.00 off ONE Crest Whitening System 12ct-40ct
$2.00 off ONE Crest 3D White Professional Effects
$1.00 off any ONE Garnier Cleanser
$3.00 off any Burt's Bees Intense Hydration
$1.50 off any Burt's Bees body lotion
$1.00 off ONE Old Spice Bar Soap 6ct or larger
$1.00 off ONE Crest Sensi-Relief Toothpaste
$2.00 off TRESemme 7 Day Keratin Smooth Product
$2.00 off any L'Oreal Paris Hair Expertise Product
$2.00 off TWO Pantene Damage Detox Products
$2.00 off TWO Pantene Shampoos or Conditioners
$1.00 off ONE Pantene Styler or Treatment Product
$1.00 off 1 LOreal Paris Adv. Hairstyling Product
$1.00 off ONE Scope Outlast 750mL or larger
$2.00 off any L'Oreal Paris Preference Hair Color
$1.00 off any Equate Pad or Pantiliner Product