Friday, 29 November 2013

New in my Closet :: Black Friday Sale Haul

Hello Everyone! 

So for Black Friday, I headed to Yorkdale Mall to check out the deals. Surprisingly, Aritzia also had some sales (as I didn't expect them to have any - does anyone notice that Aritzia is having more sales more often?).

First I went to Club Monaco. They were having a 30% off sale on all their sale merchandise. Regular merchandise was still regular price. I've been wanting a trench coat for the longest time. Well, in particular I want a Burberry trench coat but those are well over $1k! So that will be in my 'later' wishlist when I can afford it. I have yet to decide if I wanted a black, navy, or trench coloured coat but I haven't really found any decent priced flattering trench coats in stores, until today! I found a knee length trench in black in the sales rack! This is also my first item I've purchased from Club Monaco!

Club Monaco Black Long Trench Coat (Size XS) - $210+30% off :)

Tory Burch didn't have any particular sales for Black Friday but I found this zip coin purse/card holder in the sales section for 30% off! (Retailers really do like 30% off on Black Friday, don't they?)

Tory Burch Amanda Zip Coin Case - $56 + 30% off :D

Lastly, while I didn't get this on the exact Black Friday date, luckily for Black Friday week long sales I was able to snag a pair of Varina's from David's for ~15% off. They were a hot item so I had to call the David's at Bloor to put it on hold for me!

Ferragamo Varina Flats in Wine Patent (Size 6.5) - $385 (Reg $450) from Davids Footwear

Thanks for reading!
elle xx

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Haul :: Lisa's Cosmetics Warehouse November 2013

Hello Everyone!

It's that time of year again! Lisa's Cosmetics Warehouse Sale has opened its door for the holiday season. This week was the first weekend open and it was packed! I went with my mother at 5pm on Sunday (it closes at 6pm) as we normally run in the last hour to grab what we want and leave. However, this time we had to wait 20 minutes to get in! 

My mother and I wanted to run in for 2 things. I wanted shampoo/conditioner and she wanted her H2O skin care products. We ended up buying a lot more than we both had planned...

Here's my portion of the haul! Pretty crazy. Keep reading for prices!

Joico Moisture Recovery Shampoo for Dry Hair ($4.99) and the Evolve Stay Soft Daily Conditioner ($4.99)

This year Lisa's Cosmetics added two new makeup lines to their list: Stila & Anna Sui. I love Anna Sui packaging and picked up the following:
  • Anna Sui Lip Rouge V in 460 for $10.99
  • Anna Sui Face Color Accent Blush in 400 for $12.99
  • Anna Sui Eye Color in 102 for $10.99

Also picked up a Goody Ouchless Brush for $2.99 - Hopefully this is truly ouchless!

Lastly Lisa's expanded their H2O repertoire from the last time I visited them:
  • H2O Sea Results Sea Mineral Cleanser (Oil-Free) [169mL] for $8.00 (reg: $23)
  • H2O Brightening Toner with Marine Brightening Technology [200mL] for $10.00 (reg: $25)
  • H2O Dual-Action Makeup Remover [120mL] for $10.00 (reg: $24)
  • H2O Ultra Hydrator [50mL] for $22.00 (reg: $50)
    • Note: Hydrating Gel [50mL] is $20 (reg: $48)
Thanks for reading and hope this helps!
elle xx

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Birthday Present :: Nike FuelBand SE

Hello Everyone!

So for the longest time, I've been wanting to get back into my exercise grind as I used to be a competitive figure skater prior to university. Since entering university, my exercise regime has gone down and my unhealthy habits were on an increase. 

Anyways, for the longest time I was debating if I should get the NikeFuel Band to be a visual motivator to exercise more often and frequently went into the Apple and Nike store to check it out. Unfortunately, I didn't quite like the appearance of the first generation of Nike FuelBands and opted to wait for a more aesthetically pleasing option (and a more economic version from Fitbit or Jawbone).

However, for my birthday my parents got me the new NikeFuel Band SE! It's a solid black with a slightly apparent electric lime green interior band. While its quite similar to the first FuelBand, this new one is able to be charged directly with the USB that is exposed when you unclasp the bracelet along with other features.

Super happy & grateful to my parents!

Thanks for reading!
elle xx

Sunday, 10 November 2013

New in My Vanity :: Sephora VIB + Birthday Haul

Hello Everyone!

So this month is my birthday month so I headed to Sephora to finally claim my birthday gift this year! 

Also, since there was the 20% off discount for VIB members this weekend, I decided to take advantage of that and purchase a new red lipstick - YSL's Rouge Volupté Shine in #4 Rouge in Danger. It's more of a sheer lip balm than a solid lipstick, thus making it excellent for everyday wear. I was tempted to get #43 from Makeup Forever as it was a true red lipstick, however the YSL lipstick was more reminiscent of MACs Cyndi Lipstick from a couple years ago which I used often! Hence based on personal practicality and the allure of the golden designer YSL tube, I got the YSL lipstick. 

I also saw the new NARS x Guy collaboration and I really would like to get the hot pink blush from that collection - but I still haven't finished my NARS hot pink multiple or my MAC Her Blooming Cheeks. 

Anyways, that's all for today!

Thanks for reading!
elle xx