Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday Sales

It's here! The biggest online shopping day of the year: Cyber Monday. Last night I shared my Black Friday haul [clearly I need to do more shopping today]. Personally I like Cyber Monday better, as you can shop from the comfort of your home in your pajamas. Who doesn't love that?! Speaking of pajamas, I ordered these in multi sweater knit stripe--they are on sale [$15 off!] and come with free slippers [I got mine in angel pink]. I may have mostly ordered them for the slippers...

Without further ado, let's get into the deals:

Amazon // tons of deals on electronics
Ebates // up to 10% cash back

Body Shop // 50% off + free shipping
Ebates // 10% cash back 

Gap // 50% off [code: CYBMON]
Ebates // 10% cash back [double cash back!]

H&M // 20% off $30+ [code: 5144] // 25% off $50+ [code: 0275] // 30% off $100+ [code: 8284]

Loft // 50% off [code: CYBERMONDAY]

Target // additional 15% off 
Ebates // 1% cash back

Victoria's Secret // free tote [with $75 purchase, code: MONDAY75] | 50% off bras | $39.50 pajamas & free slippers [code: SLIPPERS]
Ebates // 1% cash back

Happy Shopping!

S H O P  M Y  P I C K S!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Eyelash Perm Experience [NYC]

Eight weeks ago, I got my eyelashes permed for the first time. After doing a ton of research on eyelash extensions, I came across eyelash perms and was attracted to their less damaging and more natural effect. I found Gigi through Yelp--from what I can tell, she is the only person in New York City who does eyelash perms (and microblading if you need some brow help!). I looked through reviews and photos. Reviewers showed before and after photos and gave Gigi rave reviews. They said the process took under an hour, cost $40, and lasted 5-6 weeks. This is significantly better than eyelash extensions, which can last a couple weeks and may run you hundreds of dollars! Not to mention, if they aren't applied well, they can completely ruin your natural lashes [I've never had extensions and don't mean to bash anyone who chooses to get them; they just don't seem like the best option for me]. 

Today I want to run you through the process and how they've lasted. I was fortunate enough to have my friend, Marta, come along with me and take photos of the process [thanks girl!]. 

Before we get started, I want to share my before and after photos:

Without further ado...

Here's the run down [with help from Marta]:

Step 1: She applied lash glue to my eyelids

Step 2: She placed a roller on my eyelids

Step 3: She added the perm solution to my lashes and temporarily adhered them to the roller

Step 4: She placed cotton pads under my eyes and taped everything and let them set

Step 5: She removed all the pieces; she removed the lashes from the roller with tweezers

Step 6: She put a conditioning solution on my eyelashes

Here are some key points:
  • I was told they should last 5-6 weeks [they did & then some!]
  • They cost $40 [cash only, no tax; I also tipped]
  • The appointment took roughly 45 minutes 
If you are interested in getting your lashes permed by Gigi, you can make an appointment on Yelp or call her [(646) 474-5756]. She is cash only [no tax, $40 even + tip]. Her studio is in the same suite as Loft 26 but it's in the back--so go back and look for her otherwise she won't know you're waiting as she doesn't have a secretary [what happened to Marta and I]. 

I would love to know if you end up visiting Gigi--please please tell her I sent you! 

I hope this was helpful!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Black Friday Sales

It's here! The leftovers aren't even cold yet and products are already falling off the shelves. I swear Black Friday starts earlier every year. This year I saw ads for Black Friday sales starting last week--I mean really? We hadn't even started cooking our feasts yet. Anyway. I've always had a soft spot for Black Friday. Growing up I went with my mom; we never went at crazy hours or anything. We went to an upscale shopping center that didn't have many actual sales. We mostly went for the Christmas decorations and a nice lunch. I have fond memories of tuna melts and milkshakes. These days we do more shopping online and sales go on for days. 

Let's get into some of the best deals this year:

American Eagle // 40% off
Bath & Body Works // buy 3, get 3 free
Express // 50% off
Gap // 50% off // code: TGIF50
Guess // 40-50% off online
Loft // 50% off // code: berry good
Lucky Brand // 50% off
Nordstrom // extra 20% off select sale items
Old Navy // 50% off
Saks Fifth Avenue // up to 40% off 

Save more money:
Use Ebates to get cash back on online purchases. Sign up here so you can start saving!

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Sephora VIB Sale Picks [Video]

As today is the last day of the VIB sale, I wanted to share what I picked up in my latest video! You can check out my purchases here! Don't forget VIBs can get 20% OFF in stores OR 20% online (with the code: 20VIB). 

I used Ebates in order to receive some cash back [I got $16 back!] on my purchases [sign up so you can start savings as well!] I hope you all pick up some fun products! 

Happy Shopping!


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations

Eek it is that time of year ago! And yes, I'm referring to the Sephora VIB Sale, not Christmas.  For those of you who don't know, Sephora has two major sales each year: fall and spring. The fall sale [the larger sale] is among here! VIB Rouge can shop Sephora products with a 20% discount from November 4-7. Use the code 20ROUGE online. You can also shop in stores [you should receive an email and invite in the mail]. VIB can shop Sephora products with a 20% discount from November 11-14. Use the code 20VIB online. You can also shop in stores [you should receive an email and invite in the mail].

Without further ado, let's get into my recommendations:

Perfume: The Sephora sale is the absolute best time to time to buy perfume. The Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet is on my list! 

Skin Care: Quality skin care products can get pricey. My favorite time to get those coveted products is the VIB sale. This year I'm finally investing in a Clarisonic! [I want my best skin for my wedding]. Also this time of year is great because of the holiday sets--this Mia Fit comes with a cleanser and additional brush head. Also this face oil is so so good! For a treat yo self product, get this facial treatment essence

Foundation: Stock up on your everyday foundation at the sale. You'll be buying it at some point anyway. I recommend the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation. Or for my gals who prefer a tinted moisturizer, this one is my favorite. 

Value & Holiday Sets: Sets are a great way to try out a bunch of products at Sephora. I am a huge fan of the value sets, as you get a lot of bang for your buck. Personally I love lip sets, like this one. I never see hair care product sets at Sephora so this set was a good find with some great items. Face masks are a big part of my weekly routine--this one is my holy grail mask and comes with extra products, as it is part of a holiday set. Nail polish sets are also a good buy. This set has some gorgeous shades, especially for the holidays. 

I will be filming a video of my purchases during the VIB Rouge sale. I will be using Ebates in order to receive some cash back on my purchases [sign up so you can start savings as well!] I hope you all pick up some fun products!


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Taste of Fall

With the crisp air and fall foliage surrounding us, I want to share a few photos from our recent orchard trip. We drove up north to Wilkens Farms in search of a corn maze and cider doughnuts. The bakery line was long but we persevered for those fresh apple cider doughnuts. 

They make fresh pies and doughnuts every single day. And they are open up until Christmas!

They even had a chocolate dipped option--it was amazing!

We ventured through the corn maze. It was pretty short but a corn maze nonetheless. 

Finally, the star of the show: the autumnal colors. Fall foliage is my absolute favorite thing about this season. I love to see the leaves change as we transition at this time of year. Onto our bright future in the new year. 

I hope you had a fabulous Halloween! Now let's get ready for turkey, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes! 

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