Sunday, July 29, 2018

50% off Selective Items at ULTA

Just purchased a ton of stuff at ULTA because they are an extra 50% off.

Now until August 4, ULTA has select items that are an extra 50% off. At my local store, they state that it's off tags that are green.

I ended up purchasing a couple of sets and a nars lip duo.

makeup and skincare haul for Ulta's 50% off sale

clinique and smashbox + vlada product sale

Usually there aren't major sales in the prestige lines but this time, I was so surprised to find lots of Clinique sets and the Smashbox X Vlada collection on sale.

All the items that are on sale in the photo above is still full priced on Ulta's website, but in store, there is an extra 50%.

So definitely take a quick trip to your local store to see if you find anything worth your money.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Spotted: A Cotton Shirtdress that's been tugging at my heart

Korean actress Han Ga In appears in the March 2018 edition of Grazia. Of course I was mesmerized by her porcelain skin and ability to look amazing in everything. However there is this one dress that I felt like I've seen somewhere before.


I went back to Uniqlo's site and found that although it's not identical, it's very similar.

The dress that Han Ga In wears is Celine's Belted Dress in Cotton and Wool Satin and cost $2,500.
It is an oversized fit with more pocket details on the top of the dress. The D-ring loop belt is also thicker which I like more.

Photo by Celine

The one from Uniqlo is called Cotton Longsleeve Shirtdress.

Photo by Uniqlo

It is 100% cotton and has a fit and flare cut. The black color is all sold out but they have a light blue version which I particularly like. It's currently on sale for $19.90.

Photo by Uniqlo

If you have to have a black dress, Uniqlo has a black button down dress that also looks pretty nice. It doesn't have the D-ring belt but the bow belt makes it look more feminine. The button down dress has a more casual feel compared to the first dress.

Photo credits to Uniqlo

The dress looks strikingly similar because both have the D-ring loop belt. Han Ga In and the model both wore the dress with the sleeves pushed up and they both have this sleek open neckline. I do like the thicker belt on Celine's dress though. Of course the style and material is superior on Celine's but Uniqlo is 1/100 of Celine's price.

I'm really tempted to buy Uniqlo's version.

Which shirt dress from Uniqlo do you like better?

All photos credits to their respective owner.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Spotted: Lots of Makeup Markdowns in Target

Yesterday after work, I headed into Target for their $5 free gift card when you purchase $15 of skincare promotion. It was the last day for that discount, so I went to the closest Target after work in hopes of scoring some goodies.

However I didn't find anything that I truly wanted and after scouring the aisle, I only came up with $14 of items. I did notice all the price drops on select makeup products.

Here's what I ended up getting:

Wet n Wild's Perfect Pout Gel Lip Balm in Play for $1.48 originally $2.99
Loreal Paris Nutri-gloss High Shine Glossing Mist $2.98 originally $5.99
Milani Easybrow in Taupe $4.18 originally $5.99
Milani Baked Powder Blush in Bella Bellini $5.25 originally $7.49

I was really surprised Milani Baked Blushes were on sale because I just discovered that Target were carrying Milani in stores and was surprised they had Luminoso in stock. Luminoso is sold out almost everywhere I see and they have it for a decent price (and not marked up like they have it in Primark). I was equally shocked when I found they had select shades on sale. Other shades that I could see on sale were Bellisimo Bronze, Coralina, and Rosa Romantica. I have Coralina and it's the blush that literally brings happiness to me. I smile every time I put on that blush. At this price, it's definitely a steal to purchase Milani's Baked Blush and I will guarantee you will love it. The flower shaped blush weren't on sale but the illuminating face powder and baked bronzer were on sale.

I think Target is discontinuing Sonia Kashuk line cause everything was on sale. Now is a good time to pick up my favorite blusher brush, which won Allure's Best of Beauty in 2015. I love it but take note that it does shed.

I also noticed a couple of Rimmel mascara, select products from physician formula and Soap and Glory's entire line of Sexy Mother Pucker Lipstick on sale.

A couple weeks back, I also found my favorite drugstore sunscreen Garnier Skinactive Moisture Bomb sunscreen and my holy grail cerave night pm on sale. Both of these I high recommend so definitely pick them up if you see it on sale at your store. My sister likes using Simple's micellar cleansing water and she picked that one up also.

 Ponds extra value pack facial wipes for $6.98

I think Target is clearing out the inventory for spring releases so now's the time to head to your nearest Target and look for markdown.

Happy Shopping!

Let me know what special deals you finds.