Girl’s Night & Haul

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So it’s been a crazy new year thus far and I haven’t had a chance to hang out with my buddy Lindsey so I invited her out tonight since I had 2 straight days off! Since Lindsey had to work I picked her up at work and we headed over to Elephant Bar. I’ve never been, but the menu looked decent. Lindsey had the Teriyaki Chicken and I had the Kona BBQ combo which had ribs and chicken. I have to say it was pretty delicious and very affordable. I was shocked when Lindsey said she’d never had Creme Brullee so we had to split one of those for dessert.

After dinner we went to Sunrise Mall, we always do the same thing but I always manage to get lost. We parked over by JC Penney’s because Sunrise doesn’t have an actual Sephora in the store so we had to settle for the one at JC Penney’s. We browsed for a bit and unfortunately the lady that helped us last time who was so awesome wasn’t working and we didn’t really get any help. I was going to try some foundations but the lack of service was a bit off putting so I just bought more of the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray. Lindsey purchased more mascara since that’s her favorite makeup item.

After that I had to stop at Bath & Body Works to pick up some of those little anti bacterial mini things for my brother. They were on sale 5 for $5, and I picked up one of the new Sweetheart Scents Sprays for $8 (Regular Price $12!). We had alot better service here from Chris and Dani. They’re definitely getting a survey from both Lindsey and I.

The last stop of the day was Victoria’s Secret. Now I rarely buy any clothes from Victoria’s Secret, if I do I get their pajamas or their sweaters but I do love their fragrances and I wanted to try some of their makeup. I was hoping they’d have some in their store and luckily they did. They were having a sale so I picked up a few of their makeup items to try, 2 of their body sprays, a setting spray and a little combo pack. Plus I received a trio of makeup bags for free!

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Elf & VS Arrival

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I’m trying a new app for my photos today- Diptic, it has fewer effects than Fuzel Pro which I typically use but it’s great for what it’s for.

Now for today’s stuff- I was expecting 2 packages today from elf and from Victoria’s Secret. The first to arrive was my elf shipment and when I opened it up I was surprised at how full it was, I almost thought they had mistakenly sent me too much stuff and then I recalled the promotion they had when I ordered. Besides having a 50% sale on the studio line, they were giving away a free 12 brush set. It’s the ones with the white handles. In this set I received one each of the:
*Total Face Brush
*Foundation Brush
*Bronzing Brush
*Eyelash & Brow Wand
*Brow Comb & Brush
*Blending Eye Brush
*Eyeshadow Brush
*Smudge Eye Sponge
*Eyeliner Brush (Push Brush)
*Defining Eye Brush
*Concealer Brush
*Lip Defining Brush

Here’s what I ordered from elf:
*Eye Contour Brush
*Mineral Powder Brush
*Small Tapered Brush
*Retractable Lip Brush
*Eyeshadow ‘C’ Brush
*Waterproof Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
*Eye Refresh
*Daily Moisture Stick
*Waterproof Eyeliner Crayon in Black

Not a bad haul if I do say so myself, considering the items I got for free. I did buy some of these same brushes last month for half price, and some I have never had. I love the sturdier style of the studio brushes, so I’m definitely happy I purchased those. The four non brushes I did purchase I did so out of curiosity, the eye refresher I had been wanting for awhile but it was always sold out, the eyeliner crayon was a new item, the moisture stick was an impulse buy since I’d never tried a moisture stick, and finally the mascara was something I’ve been needing. I rarely use mascara but lately I’ve been noticing how powdery they get sometimes after applying my eye makeup so I’ve been adding a quick layer or two.

The second thing to arrive today was the Victoria’s Secret fragrance that I purchased that was on sale last week. There’s nothing more to say about it except that its awesome and it’s finally mine!

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Sometimes, patience does pay off!

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Have you ever been browsing through a store, trying samples of this and that? Well every time I go to the Base Exchange with my mom, I always spritz a bit of Victoria’s Secret Angel, it always seems to floral and pretty. I always tell myself that I’m gonna order it online from VS as soon as I get home. When I do get home I look at the price ($45!) and decide not to do it. I was actually looking at my VS coupon book and thinking of ordering it in December because that’s when their coupon is valid. Well, someone must have heard my wish because the Victoria’s Secret fragrances are now on sale for $30! Both the 1.0 oz and the 2.5 oz are the same price! Then I also have a $20 rewards card, so with shipping and tax then minus my gift card- I paid only $20!

I also got a secret rewards card but that usually only gives me $10, always has and probably always will, I may just use it for perfume in December but this totally made my day!

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