Organization: Makeup

This weekend, I found myself on the hunt for a bigger makeup box/carrier/whatever you want to call it. For years, I've been storing my makeup in this little tin carrier that I got from JC Penney and this week was the breaking point to buy a new one. I could no longer close it because it was so full. I found a nice one from Marshalls yesterday for $17:

It came with makeup already in it, but I kept some of it, and gave away the rest.

I then walked over to Big Lots to pick up a few things for the house, and I discovered that they sell E.L.F cosmetics. I'm probably late on this, but it's news to me. They didn't have a big selection, but I still picked up a few things.

The items came two to a pack- the two lip glosses, the bronzing powder came with a powder brush, the eyeshadow came with the eye pencil, and the mascara came with clear brow/lash gel. They were $1.80.

I also picked up this cute compact mirror for $2:


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Recent purchases: Goodwill goodies!!!

Well, today is the last day of my vacation. I didn't go anywhere special, just stayed home. A week away from work is a vacay to me, lol. Anyway, on this last day of my vacay, I decided to vistit my favorite Goodwill spot. There were no crowds, and it was quite pleasant. One of the employees were putting away a new cart full of handbags, so I checked them out and found a few that I like:

All were $3.99. I also found a couple of pieces for work.

  • top- $3.49
  • mustard cardigan- $3.49
  • skirt- $3.99. It looks weird on the hanger because it just came out of the wash.


Cops called on man paying for gas with pennies

This may be a sign that the gas crunch is breaking the piggy bank.
A man trying to pay for gas with a sackful of pennies at a Denver gas station Thursday got so pushy that clerks called police.
The 7:30 a.m. call was on what was termed an "unwanted person" at the Diamond Shamrock station at Broadway and 10th Avenue.
Employees said the man, driving a satellite TV truck, became offensive as he insisted on paying with about $10 worth of pennies while the station's mini-mart was busy with a line of customers and vendors delivering goods.
The penny-pusher took off just before police arrived. Store officials declined to comment

I'm sure if the pennies were rolled up, there wouldn't have been a problem. Oh well. At least he tried to pay. He could've stolen the gas. But this isn't as bad as someone trying to put a down payment on a car with nothing but nickels, dimes, and quarters. Yeah, this actually happened.

So...what are you doing Friday night?

If the answer is nothing, and you're going to be up past midnight this Friday night, turn to the Home Shopping Network. BagTrends.com founder and bag expert, Pamela Perkerman, will be on there discussing current and upcoming handbag trends as well as showcasing new styles of CALLA handbags. During the show, you'll have a chance to purchase the CALLA Concord Satchel for $49.90 in croco-embossed black, rose, bronze, steel or camel. Remember, midnight (12 am) on Friday (June 27).


"What's In" at Marshalls/ Recent finds: Nine West open toe pumps

I just started back shopping at Marshalls one a year ago ever since they've opened a much nicer one at the Gulf Coast Town Center. They seem to have stepped their game up with their new boutiques- Shoe MegaShop and The Cube (that I'm dying to check it out one of these days because they haven't brought The Cube to my local stores yet). They now have an online community called "What's In", and once registered , you can explore the forums and polls and share photos of your fashion finds from Marshalls with other members and take a peek at their finds as well. So, if you love Marshalls, check out"What's In". Here are some Nine West shoes that I recently bought for $29.99 from Marshalls. I also saw these in yellow on the Nine West site.


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Clearance goodies @ Wet Seal

Wet Seal is having 50%? off of selected sale items (only clearance items ending in .99). I ordered a couple of shirts this weekend, but the sale on clearance was 30% off instead of 50% off. If only I would've waited a couple more days. Here are a few items that I found for the summer.

***update*** Apparently, now the clearance is 20% off of the clearance on the website. I don't know how long this going to last, but it looks like they keep changing the pertentage off. All I can say is keep checking the site. Maybe you'll get lucky and it will be 50% off again. Thanks for the heads up Clare!


Star style: Solange's stud necklace

photo credit

Beyonce's sister, Solange, celebrated her album release in this cute ensemble. I love her necklace. It really makes the outfit pop. I found a similar one at the Naughty Secretary Club for an affordable price.

necklace $18, Naughty Secretary Club


Today's video clip: A healthy diet equals great hair

Check out this video from the Today Show on getting beautiful hair by eating healthy. Enjoy!

Stimulate your rebate @ Accessory Bug!

So, has everyone gotten their stimulus rebate checks yet? I know you're probably going to use some of it to pay bills (and gas), but how about getting yourself something special out of it, perhaps a nice new handbag? Accessory Bug has new items in, and as you can see to your left, I have fallen in love with this bag. Once again, the lovely ladies have hooked us up with yet another deal- 10% off your purchase by using coupon code stim08 at the checkout. Offer ends 7-31-08.


Today's printables and codes

  • Avon: Free shipping on orders $15 or more. Coupon code: AVNFS15. Expires 6-19-08
  • Macy's: Free shipping on any Godiva purchase. Coupon code: SWEETDEAL. Expires 8-2-08.
  • Shoe Buy: 20% off your order plus free shipping. Coupon code: FATHERSDAY08. Expires 6-15-08
  • NY & Co. : Free shipping on orders $75 or more. Coupon code: 2665. Expires 6-14-08
  • Rue 21: $10 off $20 or more purchase. Valid 6/12- 6/16/08


Cheap Chica-licious links 6-8-08

Weekend finds: Revisiting the Shoe MegaShop

Yesterday, I decided to pay another visit to the Shoe MegaShop at Marshalls. On the last visit, I bought shoes for work. This time, I bought shoes for casual/weekend wear. I wasn't looking for anything in particular, just a pair of shoes with a fun or interesting print, or something I didn't have a crapload of already *stayed away from the gladiator and t-strap sandals, lol*. I ended up buying Mr. Cheap Chica a pair of sneakers and myself some plaid Roxy espadrilles.

espadrilles from Roxy $20
Besides the Shoe MegaShop, there is also another boutique in Marshalls I've been hearing about called The Cube. The closest one to me is in Sarasota and Bradenton, so when I'm there again I'll check them out, so stay tuned....


Recent purchase: "Distinction" earrings from Pink Cherie

My beautiful earrings from Pink Cherie arrived in the mail today. I love them, I love them, I love them! This style is called "Distinction", and they are similar to the ones that Amerie wears in Chingy's "Fly Like Me" video. Can't wait to wear them out tomorrow. Be sure to stop by Pink Cherie and check out their selection of cute jewelry, and use the coupons that they hooked you readers up with!


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Star Style: Sarah Jessica Parker aka Carrie Bradshaw's gladiator platforms

I never really got into the "Sex and The City" show, but I heard so many stories about Carrie Bradshaw's amazing style that I tried to watch it just so I can see what she's wearing. I still couldn't get into the show, but that's okay, I love her style. I also love the cute platforms that she's rocking in the pic for the SATC movie, but Dior's too rich for my blood. I'm glad there's someone out there who thinks about us budget fashionistas:

"Candice" platform sandal $65, Bakers

Today's video clip: "Low cost, high style"

How cute is that Bitten floral dress from Steve and Barry's? You would've never guessed it was $9. I want it now, but I bet my Steve and Barry's don't even carry it, lol. Here's a video showing really cute, budget-friendly items for the summer. Did you peep the cute t-strap sandals from Chinese Laundry? Oh so cute! Speaking of Chinese Laundry, they are having $5 standard shipping on any order and 20% off any order. Coupon code for the 20% off is CL@TOP, and both offers expire on June 30, 2008, and you can use both offers together. Now, on with the video...


Coupons for you from Pink Cherie

The folks over at Pink Cherie has hooked you lovely readers up with some coupons. Put them to use and support their store. Enjoy!
  • Free standard shipping on orders $10 or more. Coupon code: CheapShip. Expires 6-16-08
  • Take 10% off any order. Coupon code: Chicabomb10. Expires 6-16-08.
  • Free "Trinity" earrings (valued at $30) with any $75 or more purchase. No coupon necessary.

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