Monday, August 29, 2011

Free Carmex Lip Balm (Lime Twist or Vanilla) at Walgreens

Guess what my new obsession is? Coupons! Ever since I saw an episode of Extreme Couponing on TLC, I've been wanting to be a couponer too. These "Extreme Couponers" have learned the simple basics of the coupon system and used that to save them a whole lot of money on grocery and drugstore products. It's amazing! They have a lot of short clips on youtube, so I suggest you check them out if you haven't seen it.

So I've been collecting coupons for almost a month now and I went to Walgreens today and matched some of the coupons I have with their sales.

Here's what I got...

I got this Carmex Lime Twist lip balm for FREE
Here's how:
Buy it for the retail price of $1.50 and you get $1.50 Register Rewards that prints out right after you pay. It's like I just got my money back and it's like paying $0. You can get back in line and pick up the same product and use your register reward right away or you can wait for another day. They have short expiration date so prefer using on the same day so I won't forget. 

I also got these 2 Crest Complete Multi-Benefit Whitening toothpaste for FREE!
Here's how:
They are currently on sale for 2/$5. I used a $1 off Crest coupons that I got on the Sunday paper for each toot paste which brings the total to $3. Then I got $3 Register Reawards back, which pretty much makes the total $0. It's like paying nothing. Again, I can use that Register Rewards on another transaction.

I used my $3 Register Rewards from purchasing Crest Toothpaste towards these Vanity Fair Dinner paper plates. They retail $4.99 and are currently on sale for BuyOneGetOne Free. I also used a 55cents off Vanity Fair Coupon that I got in the Sunday newspaper.
So $4.99- $3= $1.99- 55cents is $1.44
I could have used my $1.50 Register Rewards from my Carmex purchase, but I plan on going back to Walgreens and use it towards another Carmex lip balm.

I hope I didn't confuse you guys lol.

Visit the following websites for sale alerts and more info on how to use coupons. They will explain it better than I do lol.

There are more websites and blogs that talks about coupons. These are just the two websites I visit a lot.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

FREE Target Beauty Bag

Hurry and grab Target Beauty Bag while supplies last. I got one last year and I received a bunch of awesome beauty samples in a really trendy makeup bag. All you have to do is got to answer a short beauty survey and sign up and that's it!

See what I got from last year's Target Beauty Bag HERE

FREE Target Beauty Bag

Hurry and grab Target Beauty Bag while supplies last. I got one last year and I received a bunch of awesome beauty samples in a really trendy makeup bag. All you have to do is got to answer a short beauty survey and sign up and that's it!

See what I got from last year's Target Beauty Bag HERE

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Haul: Cute Bargain Finds at San Pedro Wholesale Mart (Fashion District)

I had a really fun and awesome time shopping with Kiko's sister in law, V! I took her to my favorite shopping place ever, the San Pedro Wholesale Mart in the Fashion District L.A. I've blogged about this place so many times, and seriously, if you're ever in L.A. you must stop by. All brand new clothes for the price as low as $5 for tops, 3 for $10, $5-10 for shorts, skirts and jeans. It honestly beats the price at the Alley, shopping malls and even thrift shops (sometimes). It's only open to the public on Saturdays from 7-11am. If you want more info just visit my other post on San Pedro HERE.

Here are some of the tops she got. I helped her picked out everything and encouraged her stay away from too many blacks and neutral lol. She liked them all!

I just love the lace detail at the back of this black tunic. It's gorgeous and it's only $5 

I love this white one as well. The detail lacing on the back is so chic and sexy. $5

I love this top on her too. This see through lace top is so pretty and feminine. $5

Crochet long vest $5

Love this top with the rose print. I love how the fabric flows on the bottom. $5

I convinced her to to buy this mustard top from Forever21 $6. She's never wore this kind of color ever before. I told her it looks great on her medium skin tone. We also added this layered long necklace.

Casual top for $2!

I was looking for a dress for a wedding Kiko and I are going to in two weeks, but I bought these leopard print top (Forever21) $6 and the tiger print cardigan $9 instead lol.  The blue top is so bright! Kiko doesn't like it. He said it's blinding him haha.

It was super fun and I can't wait to do it again V!

Check out my previous San Pedro Wholesale Mart haul HERE and HERE

Friday, August 26, 2011

Kim Kardashian's Wedding Makeup List

My girl Kim Kardashian looked perfect on on wedding day thanks to her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. The exact details on her makeup is already up on his blog, so make sure you check it out. 

Here's the list of all the makeup he used on Kim (info taken from're mostly high-end, but he also used some affordable drugstore makeup. 


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Loving my Yes To Carrots Super Rich Body Butter

My new favorite body product is my Yes To Carrots Super Rich Body Butter. It's paraben free and 97% natural. I slather this bad boy all over my body right after I dry myself from the shower while my body is still quite damp, and It makes my skin super smooth and supple. I'm addicted to it. 

Key Ingredients: Organic Carrots, Shea Butter and Dead Sea Minerals, which relaxes and nourishes the skin.

What I like:
-It's very creamy and applies smoothly on the skin.
-It moisturizes very well.
-It sinks into the skin quickly.
-Non greasy
-The scent is very light.
-Doesn't leave unwanted residue on the clothes.

What I don't like:
-Nothing! Once I'm done, I will will purchase a tub.

price: $12.99
availability: drugstores, 

Have you tried this body butter before?

DISCLOSURE: A sample of this product was given to Everyday Makeup blog for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on Everyday Makeup blog are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cherry Culture Back 2 School Sale Code is having their Back to School sale going on right now. They carry a variety of affordable makeup brands such as NYX, L.A. Colors, Milani, L.A. Splash and many more.

use the Code: BCK2S at checkout

Have fun shopping!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August 2011 Birchbox: Claudalie, Fix Malibu, Number 4 and Zoya

Late post on this month's Birchbox. I've seen and read about it already from other bloggers and I've read a lot of people's comments saying that they do not like it and some are even thinking of unsubscribing. I have to admit that this may not be the best Birchbox I've ever gotten compare to the full size Laura Geller blush from June's Birchbox, but I'm not disappointed at all. I love all the samples for this month, and I will continue to subscribe. Also, the full size Zoya nail polish included (such a gorgeous nude) is $8 and that's almost the cost of one month's Birchbox, so that's something to consider.

They're all high end deluxe beauty samples from brands I would never thought I would try. I don't know how well they would perform, but from reading the description card, they all sound great and very promising.

Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream
Full size .5 oz/$95
This is one expensive eye cream, and I'm sure glad I get to try it out. 

Fix Malibu Wish Wash Exfoliating Powder Wash  
full size 1.06 0z/ $40
A powder that turns into a foaming exfoliator. I'm excited to try it out ^_^.

Number 4 Lumiere D'hiver Reconstructing Mask
full size 5.1 oz/$58
It's suppose to hydrate, strengthen add adds gloss to the hair. I'm excited to try this out.

Zoya Touch Collection Nail Polish in Pandora 
Full size 0.5 oz/48
This polish is so beautiful. Its nude with a slight metallic sheen.

Extra: Number 4 Hydrating Shampoo
It says on my card that the extra is a twistband hair tie, but I got a sample of this shampoo instead and I'm not complaining at all. I can use a great shampoo anytime.

Don't forget to enter my 


NewYorkColor Makeup Giveaway.. CLOSED

I have been keeping a little secret from you guys for almost a month, but now I can finally announce it. I'm so excited to tell you guys that NYC or New York Color Cosmetics has partnered with Everyday Makeup Blog for an awesome giveaway. This is for all of you guys, my lovely friends and readers. Thank you for  showing so much love and support. You guys are awesome!

And thank you to NYC for sponsoring this amazing giveaway. I've always been a fan of their makeup, and I was able to try a lot of their products (which you can find a lot of my product reviews, swatches and makeup looks HERE), and I can honestly say that they are one of the best makeup drugstore brands. They prove that you don't have to sacrifice beauty just because you're on a budget. NYC is affordable and good quality makeup.

There will be 3 lucky winners

#1 First Prize Winner $75 worth of NYC makeup
1. 2 Individual Smoky Eyes Palettes
2. 2 Liquid Lip Shines
3. 2 Smooch Proof 16HR Lip Stains
4. Smooth Skin Liquid Concealer
5. High Definition Volumizing Mascara
6. Show Time Volumizing Mascara
7. Metro Quartet Eye Shadow
8. Eye Lash Curler
9. Sun2Sun Bronzing Powder
10. Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder
11. Lippin' Large Lip Plumper
12. Skin Matching Foundation
13. Cheek Glow Blush

#2 Second Prize Winner $25 worth of NYC makeup
1. Individual Eyes Smoky Palette
2. Liquid Lip Shine
3. Smooch Proof 12 HR Lip Stain
4. City Curls Curling Mascara
5. Sky Rise Lengthening Mascara
6. Skin Matching Foundation
7. Classic Eye Liner Pencil
8. Cosmetic Sponges

#3 Third Prize Winner 
1. NYC Branded Tote Bag

 It's so easy to enter. Please read the rules carefully.

1. Follow my blog (+1)
2. Like NYC on Facebook HERE (+1)
Additional entries:
3. Follow me on Twitter HERE (+2)
4. Make a post on your blog (+5)
5. Post it on your side bar (+5)

After you do all of the above, comment down below with your email and it should look something like this...
1.GFC username: ___________ (or type how you follow blog)
2. Facebook username:_________
3. Twitter username:__________
4. Blog link where you posted the giveaway:________
5. email address:_________

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Sorry, I will have another giveaway open internationally next time.

Good Luck!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Outfit: Grey and Stripes

Thank you for all the warm greetings and wishes for my 9th yr anniversary with Kiko. You guys are so sweet. This is the outfit I wore to our fondue dinner at The Melting Pot. I bought this dress at the San Pedro Wholesale Mart for $5 a long time ago. The sleeves were actually long and did not look nice at all so I fold it up to my arms to make it look like baby sleeves. You can tell lol.

dress: Everly (San Pedro Wholesale Mart $5)
peep toe heels: Michael Shannon (DSW $49.99)
bag: Ann Taylor $158
necklace: Tiffany (Free as a gift)
Forever 21 $9

Sunday, August 21, 2011

LOOK: The Big 9 Anniversary Makeup Look

Yeah, you read it right. Kiko and I just celebrated out 9 years anniversary. Isn't that crazy? When I made reservations for dinner, the host asked for what occasion and how many years we've been together and when I said 9 years, it hit me like...OMG! Are you serious, 9 years? lol. That's just nuts!

We met back in high school, which is ancient years ago in Spanish class and we started dating before he joined the military and we've together ever since. It's a total roller coaster ride, but we lasted this long because we are crazy about each other lol.

So this is the makeup look I did. I went for bold eye brows, barely there eye makeup, and hot red lips. I guess you can say I was going for a romantic and sexy look. There's nothing sexy than red lips right?

For the eye makeup, I used a matte french vanilla color (NYX eye shadow in Highlight $3.75 Buy it HERE) to neutralize the eye lids. Then, I applied a peach (Inglot peach e/s) and brown eye shadow (Mark I-Mark e/s in Espresso $5 Buy it HERE) on the crease. The peach adds warmth to the eyes. I lined my water line with a light pink eye liner (Benefit Eye Bright $20 Buy HERE), which makes gives the illusion of brighter and bigger eyes.

I have a lot of red lipsticks, but I used my MAC lipstick in Russian Red $14 (Buy HERE) , which is bright red with a slight blue base. I usually go for more of orange base reds because I think those work best against my medium skin tone, but Russian Red still looks good. It's so creamy and opaque and last for a long time. I just love it.

Products used:

-Rimmel London Fix and Perfect foundation primer
-MAC Studio Fix Fluid liquid foundation in NC42
-Almay Bright Eyes Eye Base and Concealer in medium
-MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Medium/Deep

-Almay Bright Eyes Eye Base/Concealer (used as a primer)
-NYX single eye shadow in Highlight
-Inglot eye shadow (peach)
-Mark I-Mark eye shadow in Espresso
-Benefit Eye Bright
-Cargo High Definition eye liner pencil in jet
-Maybelline Falsies Volum Express mascara

-Milani Mosaic Powder in Afterglow 
-Smashbox Double Exposure Lip/Cheek color in Speedracer

-EOS lip balm in Summer Fruit
-Mark Kissink lip marker in Red Siren

Here are some photos from our dinner at The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant. Nothing screams romantic than a nice fondue dinner. It's our second time here and we really like it a lot. I'll have more photos on my food blog.

Spinach and Artichoke cheese fondue

Yin and Yang Chocolate fondue, a white and dark chocolate.

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