Cheapalicious deals 8-31-10


Star style under $150: Drew Barrymore

Get Drew's laid back outfit for under $150 with pieces from Old Navy, Bluefly, Urban Originals, and more!

Just A Cheap Shirt button down $32.24 (on sale, reg. price $48, also featured in this post), Bluefly; grey striped tee $19.99, Macy's; "Sweetheart" ankle zip jeans $29.50, Old Navy; faux suede round toe pump $23.80, Urban Originals; brown wool floppy hat $24, Torrid; wayfarer style sunglasses $5.80, Forever 21

GRAND TOTAL= $135.33
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Designer way vs. Cheapalicious way

The Alexander Wang "Freja" bootie seems to be sold out everywhere, but us cheapalistas know better than to pay a mortgage payment for a pair of shoes, right?  Save yourself some serious moolah with this affordable pair from N.Y.L.A!

Freebie Friday 8-27-10

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Cash, check, or charge?: Patent bow pumps

  Cash: patent leather double bow heels $25.50, Charlotte Russe
Check:  Paris Hilton "Senorita" pump $89, Macy's
Charge: Valentino Couture half d'orsay pump $645, Bergdorf Goodman

25% off adult jeans @ Old Navy!

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Right now until 8/29, save 25% off on all adult jeans at Old Navy!  Any style, no limit!  Just make sure you print out the above coupon and take it with you to use.


[CLOSED] Win This Wednesday: Sinful Colors "Mint Apple" nail polish (Twitter giveaway)

**(8/31) Giveaway is now closed.  Congrats to @bealestreetchic @aimeDee @miss_moneymaker!**

I've decided to do a small Twitter giveaway for you guys!  I'm giving away a bottle of Sinful Colors Mint Apple nail polish to three (3) Twitter followers.  Here are a couple of swatches of Mint Apple...

natural sunlight; two coats with base and topcoat

inside with flash

Rules for giveaway:
  • To enter, follow Cheapalicious on Twitter (new and old followers welcome) and tweet the phrase "I want #SinfulColorsMintApple" from @Cheapalicious.  ***update***Get an additional entry for a retweet.
  • Giveaway ends on August 30, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST,  and winners will be announced via Twitter on August 31, 2010.  Winners will be chosen at random.
  • Giveaway is open to the US only.
Good luck!


Cheapalicious deals 8-24-10



Today's video: Affordable celebrity back to school fashion lines (from The Thread)

For all you students heading back to school soon, check out some of these affordable fashion lines from some of today's hottest celebs.  Some of the fashions featured in the video include Miley Cyrus' clothing line for Walmart ( I have those camouflage skinny pants- love them!), Selena Gomez' "Dream Out Loud" line for Kmart, Madonna's "Material Girl" for Macy's, and more. 


Cheapalicious beauty: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment

While browsing my local beauty supply store last week, I spotted a new line of products containing argan oil from Creme of Nature. Being a fan of Creme of Nature's products (I love their Detangling Conditioning shampoo- the old formula), and being totally in love with my Sally's Beauty Supply argan oil, I decided to give this conditioning treatment a try. It was only available in the 1.75 oz. packet for a little under $2, which is fine, because if I didn't like it, then at least I didn't waste my money on a whole bottle of this stuff.

What it promises:
  • strengthens
  • deeply infuses moisture
  • prevents hair breakage

Ingredients list:
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 The consistency of the conditioner is very thick and creamy, and has a very pleasant smell.  After I shampooed, I applied this and covered my head with a plastic cap for about an hour (although the instructions state to leave the conditioner on for 10-15 minutes under a hooded dryer, I have a habit of leaving my conditioners on for an hour or more, and plus, I don't own a dryer).  After I rinsed, my hair was so soft, detangling was a breeze, and it didn't weigh my hair down.   I also noticed less shedding as I was detangling, so I guess it did its job on strengthening the hair. I would definitely buy this conditioner again, and maybe try out some of the other products in the line as well.  Will this replace my beloved ORS Replenishing  Conditioner as my deep conditioner of choice?  It just might.

Have you tried the Creme of Nature Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment?  Have you tried any of the other products from the new Argan Oil line?


Summer Shoe Love...

Hey guys! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! Mine has been pretty hectic between working, writing, and spending time with my better half. I took a trip home to Cleveland, visited friends in DC and saw The Alvin Ailey Dance Company in Central Park. I got my first professional massage, and I started a couple side hustles for extra cash. Even though I am excited that it is almost time for my favorite season, autumn, I will miss the warm weather, long days, and outdoor concerts. Since we have a few more weeks of hotness upon us, I picked up a few pairs of summer shoes. I think I'm good until next year. Check out my deals (click pic for closer view):

  1. Mossimo Peep-Toe Flat "Opal" (No longer available online. I bought this pair in a store for $20) I looooove this one. The yellow is more of a mustard color, and it goes with everything. yesterday I wore them with a white tee, jeans and my necklace I purchased from Dots and they gave me a fly pop of color. The quality was so nice, I had to get them twice (see #2, LOL)
  2. Same shoe as #1 but in red...I paid about $10 for these...gotta love clearance.
  3. Laura-09 by Mixx Net Cutout Pump, I purchased for $30, but they are available on LoveMyShoes for 40% with the coupon code:AUG1040
  4. Exchange by Charles David I paid $20 (regularly $40) but these are now on sale for $14.99. They are 4 inches, but the platform makes them easier to walk in. Who knew Sears had such cute shoes?
  5. Regis Huarache Sandal, Payless I did a BOGO and got this pair for $17
  6. American Eagle by Payless Audrey Knot flat in Gold. This was my second pair in a BOGO so I paid about $6 for these. The description says gold, but this shoe is very, very light beige. It's a really neutral color.


Cheap. Cheaper. Cheapest: Suede platform pumps

Cheap:  Steve Madden "Brigitt" suede platforms $99.95, Steve Madden
Cheaper:  "Dixi" suede platform pumps $79.95. Bakers
Cheapest:  Bamboo suede round toe pump $24.60, Urban Originals

Cheapalicious deals 8-17-10


Mark your calendar: $2 jewelry @ Charlotte Russe (8/18)

I know where I'm going to stock up on some new fall jewelry.

This Wednesday (8/18), between 6- 7pm, Charlotte Russe is having their Happy Hour special on jewelry.  Only $2!


Star style under $200: Kim Kardashian

Get Ms. Kardashian's look for under $200 with pieces from Bebe, Urban Originals, and more!

BCBGMAXAZRIA studded burnout tee $78, Saks Fifth Avenue ; cargo skinny pant $39.95, Bebe; ankle cuff bootie sandal $22.70, Urban Originals; Jane shoulder bag $48.41 (reg. $56.95), Handbag Heaven; sunglasses $5.80, Forever 21

GRAND TOTAL= $194.86
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Cheap. Cheaper. Cheapest: Oxfords

I wasn't going to touch this trend at first, but as the months went on, the oxford shoe has slowly grown on me.  I think I'll have to snag myself a pair for the fall.  I think a cognac pair would fit quite nicely in my wardrobe.

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Freebie Friday 8-13-10


Designer way vs. Cheapalicious way

The Joe's Jeans "Princess" platform wedge will set you back a cool $220.  Want the look, but don't want to spend that kind of money on some shoes?  Forever 21 has a similar version for under $30.  Although the material is different and there's an absense of a zipper, you can clearly see where F21 gets its inspiration.


Winner of Foxy Originals giveaway

And the winner of the Foxy Originals 'Fin earring and necklace set is....

I have emailed you with the requested info, so please get back to me within 48 hours.  Thanks to everyone that entered!

Cheapalicious deals 8-10-10

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$0.99 Sinful Colors nail polish @ Walgreens!

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One of my fave drugstore nail polish brands, Sinful Colors, is on sale at Walgreens again!  If you've missed this awesome deal the first time around, now's your chance to stock up!  Just click on the link below the coupon to print out.  Offer ends on 8-14-10.


Nifty under $50: Skinny cargo pants

I'm currently on the hunt for a pair of skinny cargo pants.  Ever since the J Brand skinny cargos came out earlier this year, I was hoping more affordable versions would come along.  You know a sista girl can't see herself paying $200+ for a pair of cargo pants (lol).  Well, the frugal gods have blessed us with some budget friendly options for under $50.
Almost Famous skinny cargo pants $29.99, Tilly's

Alloy at ShopStyle
stretch cargo skinny $39.50, Alloy

Lucky Brand at ShopStyle
Lucky Brand skinny cargo pants $29.99

UNIONBAY at ShopStyle
Union Bay skinny cargo trousers $24.99, Macy's

More options...


Win this Wednesday: Win an earrings + necklace set from Foxy Originals!

Cheapalicious has teamed up with fashion jewelry e-boutique, Foxy Originals, to offer one lucky reader a chance to win this 'Fin earring and necklace set!

Foxy Originals is a line of trendsetting fashion jewelry that is locally made in Toronto, Canada.  Founded by friends Jen Kluger and Suzie Orol, the ladies believe that life, like fashion, should be bright and full of excitement, and it shows in their designs!  Here are a few pieces that I love from the site.  Everything is generally priced under $50.

Dreams Come True necklace $20;  Jasmine necklace $36;  Lima earrings $24; Ola bracelet $40

Now for the giveaway...

To enter, visit Foxy Originals and take a look around.  Then, click on this entry form, and tell us which piece(s) of jewelry you like!

Rules for giveaway:
  • Giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada, 18 years or older only
  • Giveaway ends on August 9, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST.  Winner will be chosen at random.
  • Winner will be announced and notified on August 10, 2010.  Winner has 48 hours from notification email to reply back with requested info.  Failure to reply back within 48 hours will result in an alternate winner being chosen, so please input a valid email address on the entry form and have access to your email.
Good luck!
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