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!


So today’s edition of the Shop-a-HAULic Diaries deals with what this most recent check has gotten me! I got wants AND needs, and yeah, I did significant damage but I feel good:) First of all, from work, I got quite a bit of stuff. All wants, of course, but still good nonetheless.

Here’s what I got:
A striped 3/4 sleeved sweater that hits about mid-thigh-I got it in the three colours I didn’t already own: black, aqua, and red. (I owned the royal blue).
A pink wrap cardigan with ruffle detail
A green sequinned cardigan
A black dress that is jersey on the top and then ruffles on the bottom
A pair of black peep-toe stiletto ankle boots with diamond cutouts on the side
A pair of reddish-coral coloured shell disc earrings
A black sequinned pillbox hat (I had one already, but this is for embellishments)
A pair of black velvety shoulder-length gloves
A set of goldtone bangles
Two flower hair clips
A brown sequinned bikini top
A brown blazer
Two heart sweaters-black and a purple-ish colour with sequinned heart in the middle.

Total damage on that? Just under $140. Scratch the wants part-the bikini top was a need, because I don’t have one that will work, and the blazer is something I did not already own. Next up was at the MAC store, where I dropped just over $50 on two eyeliners and a brush. The eyeliners? Awesome. I will be doing a review of the Art Supplies collection, so you’ll hear my thoughts there, and the brush already has its own review:) Picked up a book as well at B&N-namely Laura Bennett’s “Didn’t I Feed You Yesterday?”. The wit and anecdotes made it easily relatable, even though I’m 21, childfree, and a Seattleite. I highly recommend it. Read the rest of this entry »