Sunday, 30 June 2013

New In My Closet :: David's Summer Sale

So I was walking around downtown before I officially move out of my apartment and back to my parents house. Much to my happiness, when I was browsing the David's sale rack, I found a long time lust list item - L. K. Bennett Maddox Wedges! I've wanted these shoes since Kate Middleton sported these wedges after her Royal Wedding. I was able to score them for $240 (Regular Price: $325) and I got them in a size 36. This is surprising as I am normally between a 36.5-37! Anyways, I love this shoe as it is classy, comfortable, and elongates the leg! They also had the shorter wedge available but I felt like the smaller wedge does nothing to elongate your legs.

Please excuse me while I stroke and frolic in my new shoes. 

Lots of love,
elle xx

Thursday, 20 June 2013

New in My Closet :: Aritzia Pre-Sale Haul

Hello Everyone! 

So the pre-sale for Aritzia's VIP customers started two days ago! However, I didn't receive the email so I thought I wasn't on the list. Since I am normally on the list, I went in store and asked them to check my file! I was indeed on the list but never got the email - so if you are normally on the list and did not receive an email this year ask in store! Unfortunately the system is weird, as my friend Memie bought 2 Mackage jackets and still was not on the list even though she was on the list last year. It's weird. For those who are familiar with the pre-sale, the discount sare the same as always and are stackable on top of previous purchases. This year, scented candles were given as the gift opposed to towels. I picked up the Rose & Spring candles - but I wish I picked up Fig now. Perhaps since I used my gifts in the Artitzia & TNA store, I will redeem my gift at Wilfred for the Fig. Anyways, thus far I only picked up two tops. First one is the skull top in XS/S- I have been eying it since it came out but I know there's always sales at Aritzia and waited. It's normally $25 - plus 20% off. The second top is Talula in XXS which is on sale for $30 plus 20% off. Yay! 

Happy Shopping Aritizia Fans & Thanks for Reading,
elle xx

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

New In My Closet :: White Asymmetrical Origami Zara Skorts

After seeing Tsangtastic wear this skort in this post, I immediately checked out the skort on the Canadian Zara website. Surprisingly, I never ordered from Zara online before, and I must say my first experience ordering with them was amazing. To qualify for free shipping, you need to spend $50 (which isn't hard as these shorts were $49.90...) - and the shipping was a speedy 2 days. TWO DAYS! As in ordered Sunday late evening, arrive Tuesday at 1:15pm! And tracking was included! That blew my mind. I will most definitely be ordering from again as its much, much easier to look at a catalogue and order things you want in your size (does anyone else have a hard time finding your size in pieces you want at Zara?) and if you don't like it you can return it in store for a full refund within a month. Amazing.

With love,
elle xx

Sunday, 9 June 2013

New in My Vanity :: MAC Warehouse June 2013 Haul

Hello Everyone!!!

Today I went to the MAC Warehouse! My mom managed to score 2 tickets for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as a gift from the security guy from her office. Unfortunately  I was unable to go Friday, so I gave the tickets to my friend and asked her to pick up a charity bag for me (which I have yet to find out the contents). 

However, if you have been to the MAC warehouse sale before, you will be disappointed by the warehouse sale now. Personally, I am more interested in makeup pigments (ie: eyeshadow, blush, & lip products) opposed to foundations, concealers, and skincare. The MAC warehouse was surprisingly not packed and the selections are definitely shrinking as the prices go up.

Notable Changes from Previous Warehouse Sales:
  • There are approximately 4 tables for eye pigments, and the price has increased to $12 per product and one table for palettes. Unfortunately, I do not recall the price of the palettes. They were mostly the quads from MAC and previous holiday collection palettes.
  • There are now 2 tables for blushes and bronzers - ringing $15 per product.
  • Lastly, there are now a sparse 2 tables longer tables for lip products - $10 per product.
  • Although not to complain about charity items, but charity items are now 3 for $5 opposed to 4 for $5.
  • The $3 bins (although $4 bins for quite some time now) have pretty much nothing - this time they had sample sizes of Clinique Flirty Honey, an empty pattern travel jar, 2 types of false lashes (one I picked up, one super short ~1cm), Clinique Happy Fragrance Mini, and Clinique Mascara Samples. Unfortunately  on Saturday they do not have anymore $4 eyeshadow/blush pans.

There were a lot of fragrances (DKNY branded especially) and a lot of skin and hair care from brands such as Origins, Bumble and Bumble, Ojon, MAC, Bobbi Brown, and Estee Lauder.

Anyways, now to my haul!

I picked up the following:
  • Clinique Chubby Stick in 07 Super Strawberry - $10 + tax
  • MAC 42 False Lashes - $4 + tax
  • Pro Longwear Eyeshadow in Always Sunny - Gift for trading in entrance ticket
  • Eye Shadow in Heaven & Earth and Pretty & Prim and a Mattene Lipstick Semi-Mat in Nocurnal Insticts - $5 Charity Bag (no tax)

All in all, I used to spend hours at the MAC warehouse - and I spent a record 25 minutes in and out. There was no line, so I will probably cash in my Sunday tickets for the Sunday gift and to check out the Sunday charity bag.

Bottom Line: If you don't have the tickets, they aren't worth the $20 you normally pay to get them off Kijiji (although ticket holders are not supposed to sell tickets). The selection of this warehouse has gone down quite a lot, in terms of the products that I am interested in, and the prices have also gone up. If you haven't been before, it may be worthwhile to check it out if you are able to get your hands on some tickets (or super cheap ones) but otherwise just save your $20 entrance fee and spend it towards stuff you really want from the actual MAC stores. If you have been to the warehouse before, it's not worth your time if your just browsing for a good deal. You're better off going to the NARS/Shiseido Warehouse if you want to save your time.

Hope this helps!

With love,
elle xx

I went back on Sunday - the free gift was the same product & so was the charity bag (with the Pretty & Prim eyeshadow swapped out for Sage & Wisdom). Additionally, there was last day sales, where selected palettes were BOGO and $2 cosmetic bags were $1. I may have missed it yesterday, but there were $4 eyeshadow pans - but only Plumage - and all of the pans were in bad condition, shattered, touched, etc. I was only able to find 1 decent one, which needed to have the surface wiped and sterilized.