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26 September 2009

Sunday Morning Without a Warning.....

So I've decided to change up my weekly updates to Sunday. I've now settled down here in Bournemouth so I decided Sunday is my less busiest day. OK so lets get down to business. Let me tell you how much I love where I live. I live in the town of Poole. It's a natural harbor and surrounding the east of the harbor are some million dollar homes. Yeah the rich like it here because the weather is milder and there are less schools, traffic, pollution, etc etc. So its definitely a serene location if you want to retire and live it up! My dorm is pretty new and what I like the most is my privacy. I have my own suite including a bathroom, bed desk, and teeny closet(urgh). School doesn't start til tomorrow and I already had my first anxiety dream. In my dream I stupidly went home for the weekend and realized that if I left on Sunday I wouldn't make it back in time for school...NIGHTMARE!! LOL


I scored two giveaways this week! One from the awesome blog "The Budget Babe". She is what I call my BLOG hero :) Check out the site you will not be disappointed.
I won the Paddington Hi Boots from EMU Australia (Retail $189.00). Which is a major god send because it will keep my toesies warm in the cold England weather that I have not the pleasure of experiencing yet.

Next, I won a $25 GC to use at Denim Debutante was kind enough to sponsor this lovely giveaway.

So I don't know what to get yet but here are some faves ( leave a comment to help me choose which is your fave)Tie dye denim

Drapey Bib Design Top

Boho Tunic

I definitely love the jean but they only have a 27 left. It has some stretch so I think I can pull it off without trying it on. But that always scares me. I think the two tops are cute but in UK the middle one is pretty much the style here. So don't forget to leave a comment below and tell me which one you think is best.



B1G1 Free All Revlon Lip Products (with card)


B1G1 Free L’Oréal Wear Infinite Eye Shadow, Mascara or Bare Naturale Cosmetics


Hurry down to Ulta first! They are having the best sales of the week!!

L’Oréal, Maybelline, Max Factor & NYX
BUY 1 get 1 free!
Reg. $2.99 - $12.99
thru Oct 3
Mascara, Eye Liner & Eye Shadow


MAC Cosmetics has some good free shipping codes out there:

Use SUKB (expires 9.29)
Use FALLTRENDS (expires 10.11)

Stila Cosmetics

Free Shipping with code FALLSHIPPING ends today at 11:59 pm so hurry over there :)

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25 September 2009

All Ruby Cakes Giveaway: GoJane $25 Gift Card

One of my favorite blogs All Ruby Cakes is giving away a $25 gift card to purchase anything from the store. All you have to do is tell them your favorite item. Enter here. Here is one of my faves from

23 September 2009

Le Blog de Sushi: Giveaway Members Only Luxe Velvet Leggings

First of all, I HEART Le Blog de Sushi and second it became more awesome because they are having a great giveaway. Members Only Luxe Velvet Leggings!!! Check them out and enter here. US readers only.

SOTD: Site of the Day is oh so cutesy! This site offers trendy, chic and fashionable women's clothing and shoes. The prices are quite affordable too! Check them out and use code TPHC6784 to receive 10% off.

20 September 2009

TJ Maxx Review & Gift Card Giveaway @ Mummy's Quite Time

Who doesn't love TJ Maxx??? Well if you do visit Mummy's Quite Time's Blog to enter a $25 Gift Card Giveaway :) Ends Sept. 23 so hurry and enter.

18 September 2009

SOTD: Site of the Day

My Pretty Sample Bag is a site that sells samples of makeup products. The cool part about it is that you can choose what samples you want out of a pretty decent list of brands. I just ordered some samples from MARK, Eyeko, Mineralicious and NYX. There are three easy steps: choose what size bag you would like (5 or 8 samples), add the samples you would like to the cart then checkout. Easy peasy right?? The mini bag is $5.50 and the regular is $8, this price includes the shipping. In the days of yore, samples were only given if you bought something from a makeup counter. At this site, you can buy a handful for a pretty little price. Can't wait to get my package!! (Use code ONEOFF to get $1 off your order)

17 September 2009

Sandier Pastures Giveaway! $25 gift card to

Sandier Pastures is having a great giveaway :) The winner will receive a $25 gift card to use at It ends tomorrow so hurry and sign up!!

This is what I would buy if I won:

Femme Rationale Giveaway :)

Check out Femme Rationale's Blog Anniversary Giveaway! She's giving away lots of great products:
- ck Calvin Klein 0.05 oz Electric Edge Liquid Eyeliner Marker Pen in Black
- ck Calvin Klein 0.09 oz Delicious Pout Flavored Lip Gloss Mini in Dew Drop
- ck Calvin Klein 0.1 oz Delicious Luxury Crème Lipstick Mini in Betrayal
- ck Calvin Klein 0.16 oz Runway Radiance Illuminating Cream Mini in Golden Glow
- ck Calvin Klein 0.15 oz Splendid Color Nail Enamel - Cashmere
- Clear, ck-logo cosmetics bag
- Smashbox Eyeshadow Duo in Glow & Getter
- Fresh Magic Wands Mini Mascara Duo - Supernova & Firebird (2 x 0.067 oz tubes in Black)

Great Stuff Right!! Good luck! For more details on how to enter click here!

Jet Set Woes!

Hiya Everyone :) My first post from across the pond! I can't believe I've been here 5 days already. On the way over I was able to sit FIRST CLASS! Yeah whole new world up there. Seriously only way to fly. I can see why people get a spoiled "I'm rich and you're not" attitude when they are up there. But not me I was just grateful to be amongst the elite. Oh and for my Chi Omega fans, I was sitting next to an Alumni. She was telling me how she forgot the words to 'Shades' and I was like "Don't worry I never knew them in the first place!"....Small World, right Chi O's???? Anyway, weather in London has been up and down. Typical weather is sunny one day then cloudy or rainy the next. I bought one of those tiny little folding umbrellas to put in my purse just in case. I've already managed to spend money at a couple of shops called Primark and TK MAXX. Primark is comparable to H&M but WAY cheaper and I'm assuming TK MAXX is their version of TJ Maxx. This weekend I plan on visiting the Portabello Market in Notting Hill Gate. Pics to come :)


I won a couple of giveaways this week that I wanted to share with you:

Goodie #1

A Mom in Red High Heels was hosting Labor Day Giveaways all weekend and I managed to win 2! Yay for me :)

Poreslen Skin Lightening & Firming Body Lotion ($48)

Hana Styling Iron Cleaner (6 oz)

Thanks again A Mom in Red High Heels! Check out her blog she always posts interesting topics about everything :)
Goodie #2

Spinbrush Pro Clean Sonic AND ARM & HAMMER Advance White Toothpaste from
Thanks Sara from Reviews and Giveaways! :)

So it's definitely been a good and busy week for me!


CVS Sales:

B1G1 Free All Revlon Cosmetics
B1g1 Free All Almay Cosmetics
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails or Extreme Wear nail color $1.99
CoverGirl Lashblast sale!, NEW, NOW $6.99 WITH CARD (Great review here)


Get 20% off Giorgia Armani products now through Friday. Hurry!

Just make sure you enter the code MAKEOVER at checkout. Happy Shopping!


Get Ole Henriksen’s skin-brightening, radiance-boosting skin treats for $10 @ Sephora inside

Jcpenny *While supplies last

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11 September 2009

It's about Bloody Time!

UK bound in less than 12 hours! Can't wait! Don't fret readers as I'm not leaving you for good. I'll still be updating from across the pond. I'll use my new gorillapod (flexible tripod) to share my adventures. I'm going to miss all my friends and family but seriously in this day and age people are like sideview mirrors "Objects may be closer than they appear". I know I'll be keeping in touch with them either through skype or Facebook. Without further ado I'd like to share my goodies with you! This week was a good one for me. All my giveaways came all in one day! I received a Kinerase Photofacial System Set from, belt from, and a Zoya Color Lock System(nail products) from I mean score right??!! I scored some great Labor day buys including this hot shoe from Burlington Coat Factory:

Can't wait to rock these! Saw them at several sites and stores for about $49.99...scored them for $19.99. SCHWING!!

Guess Factory Store had a lovely Take an Additionaly 50% off section so I bought some silver hoops and a black wallet!!


does not have the best sales this week but the only thing that was of interest are there Borghese Nail Products on sale for 33% percent off. I never see these on sale so take advantage folks :) CVS sale on L’Oreal Colour Riche or Infallible Lipcolor
buy 1 get 1 FREE*


Philosophy 15% off $75

MAC Cosmetics Free shipping with any purchase of $60 or more

Sephora use coupon code Fun92 to get shipping on $25 orders or more

OK I'll catch you on the flipside!

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Everything Up Close Giveaway!

You know by now that I love giveaways :) Visit Everything Up Close to win a black classic style Strappity•Do•Da ® strap set from Style Solutions, a $29.99 value! Make sure you follow the rules in order to enter :) Good luck to you!

10 September 2009

SOTD: Site of the Day

Owned by the cutest married couple ever, Susan and Eric started this Mod Retro Indie Clothing Company after their senior year of college :) She was into vintage thrift shopping and he was a techie geek so they worked together to invent this great company. I love all the pieces in the store and seem to always like the ones that sell out. So if you do visit be sure to snag the one you want quick because they SELL OUT NO LIE! Here is a pic of some their cuteness:

Top L to R: Sim Skirt $37.99, Buffalo Jill Belt $32.99
Bottom L to R: The Clash Bracelet $14.99, Magen-tie Tunic $39.99

COUPON ALERT: 10% off use code perez10

04 September 2009

HEYO Listen what I say OHHH.....

I apologize for skipping out on the last weekly update! It's crunch time...8 days til I leave for the UK! Been packing my stuff and really have to downsize because if I took everything it would involve at least 5 BAGS!! LOL. So now I'm down to two :) Having a fabulous leaving party tonight at Roka Akor in Scottsdale. Photos to come :) Let me share my goodies for the week:
Booties from! With $10 off and free shipping I end up paying $42.99 (reg. $49.99)

Aren't they cute? I did buy a really cute bracelet from Claire's but STUPID me left it in a tray at TSA in LAX. Come on I know one of you has done that before??? LOL


Walgreens has a few sales I like:

B1G1 Free Maybelline Eye Cosmetics

I don't use these products but if there is anything fantastic you like to use, shoot me a comment or email me :)

L'oreal Buy 1 at $4.99 get 1 free

• Vive Pro Shampoo or Conditioner, 13 oz. or Styling Products, 6.8 or 8.5 oz.
• Studio Styling Products, 1.7 to 8.5 oz.

Two bottles of Shampoo or Conditioner for $4.99, NOW THAT'S a DEAL!! Before I discovered Bed Head TIGI, I used the VIVE Pro Color Vive stuff! I highly recommend this product.


Lots of Labor Day weekend sales right now!

FREE SHIPPING all weekend long at! Use code laborday


On Tuesday, September 8th, is offering all UGG footwear at 80% off retail prices.
Great to stock up for winter!!

There you go ladies and gents! Have fun with these deals and don't party too hard this weekend :) Be safe

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03 September 2009

SOTD: Site of the Day

LOOKEY LOOKEY what I found! Cool site for Men & Women clothing! Check out the plethora of brands:

Blue Cricket Design Giveaway!

The adorable blog Blue Cricket Design is giving away your choice of one of these two lovely totes courtesy of Check out the giveaway deets

02 September 2009

I heart Cosmetics Giveaway!

Sarah at I Heart Cosmetics is having a giveaway! Here is the list of goodies:

  1. 1 Mac Cosmetics eyeshadow pot or pan whatever you want - your choice on colour as long as it is a current in stock one!

  2. 3 Barry M dazzle dusts - your choice of colours

  3. 2 Barry M nail paints - your choice of colours

  4. 1 Boots Botanics soothing eye makeup remover (this product = love)
Enter here!