Saturday, January 24, 2015

My Piperlime Picks include Kate Spade.

You've heard that saying, "Nothing haunts us like the things we didn't buy." Well, I have been experiencing this no-buy-regret since late Summer, when I first came across the +kate spade new york Skyline Glow necklace. Discovered at +Nordstrom, it's $349 price tag was well out of my budget. So I kept my fingers crossed that one day, we would run into each other again, at a much lower price.

After Christmas I made a mad search for the Skyline Glow necklace and while I came up empty handed with Nordys, I discovered it at Piperlime. Still out of my reach at $224.99. A few weeks pass and I forget not about the necklace but where I came across it for sale.

How fate intervened.
I have been waiting all Winter for +Piperlime to host their 'Take an additional 60% Off of Clearance' sale. Last year I grabbed an amazing vegan skirt for under $10 and this year, I hit the jackpot again! My $567 valued haul included (2) Piperlime Collection pieces, a sequins skirt and a gold dress, and at the last minute I crossed paths with that
 +kate spade new york necklace. Once I signed in to check out, it popped up in the 'Recently Viewed' footer.

It can't be! But it was! Hidden from main view, it was included in the 60% off sale and available for purchase at $89.99. I decided to treat to myself, as a 40th Birthday Present. In the end my cart came to $113.97. I redeemed another $5 Gap Rewards, earned when I purchased the jeans and tights at GAP a few days earlier, bringing my $567 cart to $108.97. What was in your haul? xoxo •Nancy-Lee

Friday, January 23, 2015

Widening the GAP on Winter and Summer Savings.

We were waiting for Lush to open their doors for business, +Gap took advantage of the early morning shoppers in their wing and let us in '15 minutes early'. +Franci was eyeing a red jacket in the window and I had Gap Rewards wanting to be spent, so win win!! While she skipped the jacket, I took advantage of the additional 60% off sale and scored a $19.95 pair of black ribbed tights with pin-dot thread embellishment for $6.39. They are a beautiful find to carry me through the rest of Winter. Then there was the matter of the $69 cropped jeans with a rolled hem, perfect for Spring / Summer for $12.00 after the discount! In the end, I redeemed a $5 Gap Rewards and paid a total of $13.39 out of pocket. Holla!! How did you do? xoxo •Nancy-Lee

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A LUSH•ous Post-Holiday Haul.

+Franci and I met up at +Westfield Valley Fair the Friday +Victoria's Secret launched the Semi-Annual Sale. Also on the to-do list was +LUSH Cosmetics and the +Gap.

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So what does one buy when they have a $25 Gift Card burning a hole in their pocket and all of the Christmas Buy 1 Get 1 Free goods are gone? Everything else! This was one of my favourite +LUSH Cosmetics hauls - because I bought 3 new-to-me things - and I spent a total of $26.54, so my gift card covered all but a little sales tax.!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Luminous Creme Lights by 100% Pure.

Of course I had to have all 3, I am the self proclaimed queen of shimmer.

Silky, illuminating creme gives you an instant, candlescent glow. 1000's of light reflective pigments highlight and gives your skin extra radiance. All natural formula infused with antioxidants and is entirely free of all toxins.

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Presenting Starlight, Moonlight and Northern Light, 3 Luminous Creme highlighting products by +100% Pure. With a doe foot applicator, they are in the same vessel as the Brightening Concealer which makes applying Luminous Creme  easy and effortless.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

My 100% Pure Cyber Monday Haul.

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2014 was a much more conservative year for my Black Friday - Cyber Monday spending. In 2013, I made an insane 17 purchases but this year it was only 1, a +100% Pure Cyber Monday haul. Taking advantage of their 10 specials for $10 I grabbed 2 trios of nail polish, 1 trio of Olive Oil Soaps and a 2 For 1 Body Scrub Trio, which I split a set - and the cost - with a friend.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Mani Monday: Butter London Scrubbers Review

I had high hopes for these Scrubbers by +butter LONDON.

Scrubbers, our 2-in-1 wipes, are designed to strip away yesterday’s mani and prep your nails for your next bespoke nail creation. All with one little wipe.

I was test driving the new shades that I purchased at +Nordstrom +Westfield Valley Fair and thought this would be the perfect way to test drive the remover from my GWP, too. Instantly I was impressed with the thickness of the pad; I knew it would be able to handle the same spot rubbing over the nail, break down a variety of lacquers. It did a great job of removing non-glitter formulas, however it did not stay moist enough to break down all 10 non-glittered nails. I had to add some of my own remover to the pad so I could finish the last 3. I feel it's more realistic to use 1 Scrubbers per hand, and at 10 pads for $10, this could get expensive, quickly. Do I recommend them? Absolutely! They are perfect as an on-the-go remover or emergency packettes but I'm not going to make them my every time remover because of the monthly cost; I would need 3-4 boxes. I rate Scrubbers 4 solid stars out of 5 and will purchase a full box to have on hand. xoxo •Nancy-Lee

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Westfield Style Beauty Haul: A day at Valley Fair

Time for the Winter 2014 +Nordstrom Beauty Trend Show. With +Franci by my side, we sat front row enjoying an unobstructed view of the latest work, play and holiday fashion as well as makeup and skincare specialties from the beauty department. We're always treated to a shopping tote of varying kind with water, juice, coffee and mini muffins and fruit to satisfy early morning hunger.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

She's the Inspiration Behind My New Manic Panic Hairdo.

I was trolling Instagram one night and this gorgeous picture of Brooke Welsh popped up in my explore feed. I was instantly smitten, as I am transitioning out of a very short haircut, with the 2 hues on top of the platinum.

I'm pretty open to experimenting with my hair, so I decide at the last minute to run to +Sally Beauty Supply and purchase 1 purple and 1 blue jar of Manic Panic; I grabbed Ultra Violet and Shocking Blue in addition to another jar of Hot Hot Pink. I sectioned off 2 blocks of hair and decided to place Ultra Violet in front of Hot Hot Pink with Shocking Blue as my bang shade. I must admit, I was afraid everything would bleed during the wash out but I didn't have that problem at all. Starting with the darkest shade, I did take my time rinsing each hue as much as possible before moving on to the next although it probably didn't make a difference. I am so happy with the result. The blue looks black; only visible on the blondest of hair. The purple is pure and gorgeous. I can't wait to show it off, it's made me forget about the shock of this shorter 'do.

I have a feeling I will wear this trio for a while. Do you wear an alternative hair style? How many shades do you typically rock and what brand of colour do you use? xoxo •Nancy-Lee

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Beauty•Nails•Fashion•Spiritual•RaveWear•Pets : Black Friday to Cyber Monday

This is your one-stop-shop for Indie Beauty, Skincare, Body Care, Fashion, Lingerie, Spiritual, Yoga, Raver Wear and Pets Black Friday to Cyber Monday deals with codes.This is a living list, check back often as I will be adding more and more Brands and Promotions.

•3 Piece Hand Buttercream Set for only $10
•Mystery Bag - Choose from 3 prices & save up to 80%!
•Get a FREE Black Tea Mascara with purchases of $75+! Ends 12/1/14. 
•Enjoy Free Shipping with code PURESHIP! Ends 11/29/14.
•Limited Edition Vegan Brush Set $95 ($170 value!) 100% proceeds donated to LA Love & Leashes.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Honeydew Nail Polish by 100% Pure

Honeydew with an orange hue.

I present Honeydew, a new Fall 2014 shade from +100% Pure's Melons collection. With a gel-like texture during application, Honeydew is enriched with gold, pink and purple iridescent shimmer. I applied 3 coats for full opacity. Coats 1 and 2 dried quickly and each leveled evenly, coat 3 took a bit longer to both level and cure. I find this to be true with most 100% Pure shades but it is expected: this line is designed as a 2 coat product. I personally like the richness of 3 coats and prefer the way it looks on 'film' for swatches.