Sunday, April 12, 2009

Some Of My Favorites

Considering I'm fairly new to this blogging hemisphere, I want to give a taste of where my interests lie. Particularly my favorite brands and where to find them and how to save money.

  • Ebates - Ebates has saved me a large amount of money since I became a member in 2005 and they have a slew of cosmetic companies and fashion brands participating. Thanks to their special daily doubles, I've managed to pick up items for a fraction of the retail cost.
  • This is another amazing site, but particularly for its' coupons. It's mostly consumer driven which means you can get some of the best selective deals on the net!
  • If you're careful, you can snag amazing deals on Ebay (and you can now get 3% back through ebates on the site). You do have to keep an eye out for fakes and sometimes when a deal looks too good to be true, it is. But so far I have no had any problems and I've been an Ebay member for quite some time.
Now brand wise. I have to admit, that I will pretty much try any cosmetic makeup once. I have a weakness for sales especially, so that has helped fuel my makeup addiction. Thanks to working a few times a year on a part-time basis at some of the big cosmetic stores, I have had the ability to try a lot of products that I wouldn't have necessary even known about. I hope to provide some insider info the best I can through this blog, but I will make my privacy of utmost importance.

Some of my favorite brands are:
  • Clinique - an oldie but goodie
  • Urban Decay
  • Becca
  • L'oreal (I know shocker! Drugstore makeup!)
  • Bare Escentuals
  • Stila
  • MAC
  • Prescriptives
  • Shu Uemura
And of course I've tried many many others.

In terms of fashion, I'm a huge fan of Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic (when I can afford it!), Old Navy and places like Filene's Basement, Loehmann's, Marshalls and Tjmaxx where I can get designers like Max Studio and BCBG at a fraction of their original price. I have a pretty diverse taste of fashion and especially have a weakness for shoes.

Speaking of shoes, DSW is having a Spring Sale on their clearance shoes. Online, you get an extra 30% clearance shoes with the code SPRING30 and free shipping on orders over $29 with the code FSDSW. Clearance shoes range from $9.99 all the way to several hundred dollars, but they are all discounted. One of the main benefits of ordering online is you can return in store and the shoes that arrive at your doorstep are generally at least 10x in better shape than at store - most of the time they haven't even been touched.

I picked up these pretties with the 30% off and free ship code:
Corso Como Fabiana slides in red


Can't wait for spring to actually... spring to wear these babies.

<3 jeweled thumb

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