My Loves: May 2010

28 April, 2010

Here’s a few of the fun things that I am loving for this coming month! Keep your eyes and ears peeled.

Juicy Couture MP3 Bear Speaker: $58
Now this is one of those totally indulgent things. I mean, it looks like a cute and cuddly teddy bear, but in the back there’s a little pocket…and it’s a holder for your iPod/Zune/other MP3 player, with a hookup. Yes, the bear is a speaker, and it’s totally cute! When I bought it, I had two separate thoughts going. The first was “Crap, did I really just drop $63 (with WA state sales tax) on a teddy bear speaker?” but then I thought “Since I missed out on the Scottie dog speakers, this is justified”. This is great for any lover of Juicy stuff, but also for the young and young at heart. Act quick, though-the Scotties sold out quickly.

Lolita Lempicka Fleur de Corail: $69 for a 1.7 ounce, but easily findable at TJ Maxx for $20 for that same size. Yes, no typo-you’re saving almost $50.
I am a huge lover of L, which is the most I ever paid for a bottle of perfume-and two years later, I still have a lot left! This is a great alternative for the summer-it opens up in a floral-citrus manner, then gets a little oriental on us but still staying light and refreshing. Lasting power, like you would expect with all LL perfumes, is excellent. (Oooh, I just got orchid and vanilla!) The bottle is gorgeous, also-these are bottles to keep when you are finished, and display them, use them as paperweights-whatever. They’re too pretty to be hidden.

MAC Luscious Spark Dazzleglass Creme: $18
I know this is old news, but I just bought this last week and it is definitely an interesting gloss! For me to buy a gloss, it has to clearly kick ass, which this does in spades. It’s a reddish orange, and it’s got some opacity to it! The shimmer is good, which I like-but I like the colour. It works with so many different lipsticks that I own. For example, it turns Show Orchid into a bright reddish-pink, and on its own it’s what I wished so many other glosses had been for me. If your local CCO has it, snatch it up. NOW. Read the rest of this entry »

So another day, another paycheck-and there are some smart buys in here, believe me!

Let’s start out from the treasures at work. I picked up:
A pair of camel high-waisted shorts
Three sweaters and two dress shirts for my boyfriend-they’d been marked to $5 each!
A sequinned jacket
A feathered earring and necklace pairing
Two packs of white flower hairclips
A floral short-sleeve puff-shoulder shirt
Leopard-print flats

Total damage, between all that? Under $80.

But I wasn’t done with shoes yet! I went Payless-hunting for Champion’s offshoot of the FitFlop, which is priced at $25-I went all the way to Burien for them! And since it was BOGO, I got a pair of jewel-detail flats for a whopping $4. I’m replacing all my shoes for the most part, so it’s nice to fill the closets for cheap. Hopefully the Champion flats work as well as the others I own…

Beauty-wise, I did damage. I broke my NP no-buy a week and change early, with several polishes, and added EVEN MORE!:
OPI Crimson Carol
OPI Bronzed to Perfection
Essie Splash of Grenadine
Essie Lapis of Luxury
Essie Turquoise & Caicos
Essie Sexy Divide
Sephora OPI Just A Fairy-Tail
Sephora OPI It’s Bouquet With Me
Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond
China Glaze Watermelon Rind
China Glaze Sexy in the City
China Glaze Frostbite

All of that was just under $60, however I’ve been blessed with more hours and more hours=more money. I also picked up two little bottles for mixing polishes to get my own shades-so far, I have a lovely creamy yellow with a hint of frost. I also just made up a gorgeous orange, mixing OPI In My Back Pocket, Atomic Orange, and DS Treasure. I may add a little bit more of Treasure, as it’s not great on its own but with polishes like this it rocks.

At MAC, I did NOT get the glosses or blushes, like how I intended! Shocker, I know. I did pick up Luscious Spark Dazzleglass Creme (which I absolutely love-it turns Show Orchid into a gorgeous red, and on its own it is so non-sticky and lovely), as well as pans of Goldenrod and Parfait Amour. I need a new palette, though-I have run out of space on my current pair of quads. My 15-pan is still lost (aka somewhere in my bottomless pit), but I’m trying to find it as of NOW.

I hit TJ Maxx also in search of some great newbies, but nothing cosmetic wise or nail wise. I did, though, find a bottle of Sexy Hair’s Flip It Over for $9, and then for $20 I finally got a bottle of Lolita Lempicka Fleur de Corail. It’s definitely different than L, in a good way. It’s more summery, more floral. I’m a Lolita Lempicka fanatic, though, so of course I would love it!

Nordstrom Rack led me to leave with two things. First up was a totally-rhinestoned Betsey Johnson headband for $11. Score! The other was a set of three Stila mini smudge pots, with a brush, for $13. Can’t complain there, now can we?

I am saving money though, as my birthday is a week from Sunday and I need money to buy my fancy meals, hit the outlets, and more. Woot!